1282.05   DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGNS.
   Signs and devices shall be permitted in designated zoning districts subject to the following regulations and requirements.
   (a)   Single-Family Residential Districts.  Signs except those at churches or schools shall have a maximum total surface area of four square feet per premises.  Signs at churches or schools within a single-family district may have a maximum area of twelve square feet per premises.
      (1)   Signs shall be mounted flat on the principal structure or on a permanent wall or fence;
      (2)   Signs shall indicate only the name and title of the occupant and may include the address; and
      (3)   Signs, if illuminated, shall be lighted by a "white light" only.  The source of light shall not be visible from any street or any adjoining property.
   (b)   Multiple-Family Residential Districts.  Signs, including those at churches or schools, shall have a maximum total surface area of forty square feet per premises.
      (1)   Signs shall be permitted anywhere on the premises except in or extending over required side yards and shall have a maximum height of eight feet.
      (2)   Signs may include the name and title of the occupant and, in the case of rental units, may indicate status of occupancy.
      (3)   Signs with illumination shall be permitted providing the source of light is not visible from any street or any adjoining property.
   (c)   Commercial C-1 Districts.
      (1)   Wall-mounted signs shall have a maximum total surface area not to exceed five percent of the area of the face of the wall upon which the sign or signs are attached but not to exceed sixty square feet of sign area per wall.  Wall-mounted signs shall be flat signs attached and parallel to the face of the building wall and shall be attached only to walls which face a public street.
      (2)   Projecting signs shall be flat signs attached only to walls, which face a public street, projecting a maximum of sixty inches from the wall, not to exceed a total area of more than sixty square feet. Projecting signs shall not hang lower than eight feet from sidewalk grade, nor higher than twenty feet above the average grade level at the base of the sign.
      (3)   Where a principal use structure has a marquee or canopy which is an integral part of said structure, for the purposes of administering this section the front line of said marquee or canopy shall be at least eight feet above the walk surface in front of the structure. No sign shall extend above the maximum height of the structure or more than twenty feet above the average grade level at the base of the sign.
      (4)   Signs may be directly painted onto the side and rear faces of a building up to the maximum area of the building wall and relate only to the name of the use, product or occupant of the property within said building.
      (5)   One freestanding sign shall be permitted anywhere on the property on which the principal use is located, providing the sign is within 100 feet from said principal use structure. Freestanding signs shall not exceed a total of fifty square feet of sign area on one side or one hundred square feet of sign area on a double-sided sign. Signs shall be located at least five feet from front street right-of-way line and at least five  feet from any side or rear lot line. Signs shall comply with applicable clear vision requirements for intersections and entranceways.
      (6)   All signs shall indicate only the name of the use, product and/ or occupant of the property upon which the sign is located and may include the address of said property.
      (7)   Signs with illumination shall be permitted providing the source of light is not visible from any street or any adjoining property.
      (8)   Neon signs shall be allowed.
   (d)   Commercial C-2, C-3 and C-4 Districts.
      (1)   Wall mounted signs shall have a maximum total surface area not to exceed ten  percent of the area of the face of the wall upon which the sign or signs are attached but not to exceed 100 square feet of sign area per wall. Wall-mounted signs shall be flat signs attached and parallel to the face of the building wall and shall be attached only to walls, which face a public street.
      (2)   Projecting signs shall be flat signs attached only to walls, which face a public street, projecting a maximum of sixty inches from the wall, comprising an area of not to exceed more than sixty square feet. Projecting signs shall not hang lower than eight feet from sidewalk grade, nor higher than twenty feet from the sidewalk grade.
      (3)   Where a principal use structure has marquee or canopy, which is an integral part of said structure, for the purposes of administering this section, the front line of said marquee, or canopy shall be at least eight feet above the walk surface in front of the structure. No sign shall extend above the maximum height of the structure nor more than twenty feet above the average grade level at the base of the sign.
      (4)   Signs may be directly painted onto the side and rear faces of a building up to the maximum area of the building wall and relate only to the name of the use, product or occupant of the property within said building.
      (5)   One freestanding sign shall be permitted anywhere on the property on which the principal use is located, providing the sign is within 100 feet from said principal use structure. Freestanding signs shall not exceed a total of 175 square feet of sign area for a single lot with continuous street frontage in excess of 500 feet. Signs shall be located at least five feet from front street right-of-way line and at least five feet from any side or rear lot line. Signs shall comply with applicable clear vision requirements for intersections and entranceways.
      (6)   Pylon signs shall be limited to a maximum sign area of 175 square feet for a single lot with continuous street frontage in excess of 500 feet. A pylon sign may stand a maximum of 20 feet, provided that one additional foot of height shall be allowed for each additional two feet of setback from the front street right-of-way, to a maximum height of 28 feet. Pylon signs shall be located at least five feet from the front street right-of-way line and at least five feet from any side or rear lot line. Signs shall comply with applicable clear vision requirements for intersections and entranceways.
      (7)   All sign shall indicate only the name of the use, product and/or occupant of the property upon which the sign is located and may include the address of said property.
      (8)   Signs with illumination shall be permitted, providing the source of light is not visible from any street or any adjoining property.
      (9)   Neon signs and animated signs shall be allowed.
   (e)   Industrial District.  Signs shall have a maximum total surface area of 500 square feet per premises.
      (1)   Signs may be located anywhere on the premises but no closer than twenty feet from any property line and shall comply with applicable clear vision requirements for intersections and entranceways.
      (2)   Signs shall indicate only the name of the product and/or occupant of the property upon which the sign is located and may include the address of said property.
      (3)   Signs may be illuminated in accordance with the provisions of this Zoning Code.
(Ord. 52.  Passed 6-16-97; Ord. 07-05.  Passed 7-16-08.)