§ 153.285  SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN ZONES.
   (A)   Specific requirements of type, area and height of signs in the R-1, R-2, and R-3 zones. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct or maintain on any lot or parcel any sign of a type having an area and/or height in violation of the following specific requirements:
      (1)   In the R-1 and R-2 zones, the following on-site signs are permitted except as otherwise stated:
         (a)   One unlighted for sale or rent sign per street frontage, not exceeding eight square feet in area and six feet in height.
         (b)   Three unlighted open house directional signs, each not exceeding three square feet in area and three feet in height, which shall be permitted during daylight hours only, for each house or group of houses offered for sale by the same realtor at the same general location, provided that they do not bear any advertising message other than the real estate office name, and that such signs are located wholly on private property with permission of the property owner on whose property they are located.
         (c)   One wall-mounted name plate not exceeding two square feet in area.
         (d)   For nonresidential uses permitted by conditional use permit, additional signing as follows:
            1.   One bulletin board or identification sign not exceeding 25 square feet in area and six feet in height.
            2.   Canopy and wall identification signs limited to one-half square foot in combined sign area for each lineal foot of any wall and not exceeding 40 feet in height. Canopy and wall identification signs may have external illumination only; no internal illumination shall be permitted.
         (e)   For mobile home parks permitted by conditional use permit, there may be in addition one identification sign limited to 12 square feet in area and not exceeding six feet in height located at the main entrance to the park.
         (f)   One construction sign not exceeding 20 square feet in area and six feet in height, provided that such sign shall be removed not later than 30 days after construction is completed.
         (g)   One on-site subdivision sign not exceeding 100 square feet in area and ten feet in height for each recorded subdivision, provided that such sign shall be removed not later than two years from the recording date of the subdivision, except as follows:
            1.   Where building permits have been taken out for more than one-half but less than 75% of the lots in such subdivision at the end of the two-year period, such sign may remain for an additional one year period or until building permits have been issued on all lots, whichever occurs first.
            2.   Where building permits have been taken out for one-half or less of the lots in such subdivision at the end of the two-year period, such sign may remain for an additional two-year period or until building permits have been issued on all the lots, whichever occurs first.
         (h)   Unlighted subdivision directional signs not exceeding 16 square feet in area and six feet in height for each recorded subdivision as follows:
            1.   When the boundaries of any recorded subdivision or any part thereof abut an arterial, as identified in the general plan, one subdivision directional sign shall be permitted, which sign may be located on any vacant lot or parcel which is owned by the subdivision owner.
            2.   When the boundaries of any recorded subdivision, or any part thereof, do not abut an arterial as identified in the general plan, two subdivision directional signs shall be permitted, which signs may be located as follows:
               a.   One such sign may be located on property not owned by the subdivision owner with the permission of the property owner on whose property it is to be located.
               b.   One or both signs may be located only on property owned by the subdivision owner.
            3.   Such signs shall be removed not later than two years from the recording date of the subdivision, except as follows:
               a.   Where building permits have been taken out for more than one-half but less than 75% of the lots in such subdivision at the end of the two-year period, such signs may remain for an additional one year period or until building permits have been issued on all of the lots, whichever occurs first.
               b.   Where building permits have been taken out for one-half or less of the lots in such subdivision at the end of the two-year period, such signs may remain for an additional two-year period or until building permits have been issued on all of the lots, whichever occurs first.
         (i)   Political signs, which may be erected, maintained and displayed as follows:
            1.   Political signs placed in a residential zone district with a dwelling shall not exceed eight square feet, not to exceed in any dimension four feet, and such improved lot with a dwelling shall not be limited to the number of political signs but shall be limited as to the total cumulative area not to exceed 32 square feet.
            2.   Any one political sign shall not exceed 32 square feet on vacant residential parcels. There shall be no restrictions as to the number of political signs posted on vacant residential property.
            3.   Political signs shall be removed within 15 days after the date of the election.
            4.   Under no circumstance shall political signs interfere with driver expectations for sight distances on any particular street as determined by the Community Development Director.
         (j)   Window signs are not permitted unless they meet all other requirements listed in this section, including the limitation on sign area.
         (k)   Except for city electronic signs, outdoor advertising signs are not permitted. City electronic signs are permitted on public or private property, owned or leased, with a 100 foot minimum setback from residential uses. In residential zones, they may consist of, at most, two digital display areas with an interior angle of 90 degrees or less. The maximum height of a city electronic sign shall be 40 feet, the maximum area of each digital display area is ten feet by 20 feet, and the signs shall display static messages only. Each message on the screen must be displayed for a minimum of eight seconds. Each digital display area shall have a light sensing device that will adjust the brightness of the sign as ambient light conditions change throughout the day. The ability to power the sign by mobile generator during power outages is required for public safety purposes.
         (l)   Two unlighted garage sale signs not exceeding three square feet each in area may be displayed as follows:
            1.   The signs may be displayed only during such times as the garage sale being advertised is actually being held or conducted.
            2.   The signs may only be erected and displayed on private property with the consent of the owner thereof. They may not be erected or displayed on street trees, utility poles or elsewhere in public rights-of-way.
         (m)   Interior directional, warning and information signs not exceeding six square feet in area and six feet in height.
         (n)   For sale or rent signs between eight and 32 square feet in area subject to securing a use permit. Approval of the permit shall be based on the relationship between the size of the sign and the size of the property.
      (2)   In the R-3 zone, the following on-site signs are permitted:
         (a)   Any signs permitted in the R-1 and R-2 zones, including city electronic signs.
         (b)   One multiple-family housing project sign per street frontage, each sign not exceeding 12 square feet in area and six feet in height.
   (B)   Specific requirements for type, area and height of signs in the C-1, C-2, C-M, CX-1, M-1, M-2, and PD zones. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct or maintain on any lot or parcel any sign of a type having an area and/or height in violation of the following specific requirements:
      (1)   In the C-1 zone, C-2 zone, C-M zone, and CX-1 zone the following on-site signs are permitted, except as otherwise stated:
         (a)   Subject to approval of the City Manager (or his designated representative), a shopping center, as herein defined, shall be entitled to erect one freestanding shopping center identification sign, hereinafter referred to as a shopping center identification sign for each street upon which the shopping center fronts, subject to the following provisions:
            1.   Each shopping center sign shall not exceed 100 square feet in area. One electronic shopping center identification sign may be approved for each street upon which the shopping center fronts if the sign is included as part of the 100 square foot total sign area allowance. Said sign may only advertise the shopping center name and its tenant names and/or special events. Advertising specific products or off site business locations is prohibited.
            2.   The identification on each shopping center sign shall be limited to the shopping center name with a listing of uses or businesses within the center optional. The lettering for the listing of such uses shall be of a size not greater than one-half the size of the lettering of the shopping center name on such sign.
            3.   After erection of a shopping center sign or signs authorized herein, at a shopping center, no additional freestanding or projection identification sign shall be erected at such shopping center for any use or occupancy therein.
            4.   In granting an application for a shopping center sign, the City Manager (or his designated representative) shall determine whether the applicant is within such shopping center, after consideration of the following, factors:
               a.   A shopping center is usually comprised of a cluster of retail uses at one location held out to the public as a distinct shopping area and having at least one retail use with a minimum area for that use of 20,000 square feet, and having a minimum of five other retail uses on the same or adjacent sites.
               b.   A shopping center is not normally traversed by any public street.
               c.   The existence of any common advertising program for such center, or any uses or occupancies conducted therein, and the number of uses or occupancies conducted therein which participate in such program.
         (b)   Canopy, marquee and wall identification signs, provided:
            1.   The signs shall be limited to the portion of a building wherein the use or occupancy is conducted.
            2.   The maximum total area for all the signs shall be limited as follows:
               a.   For the principal frontage of the building as designated by the applicant:
 
Maximum Total Area for All Canopy
Building Frontage
Marquee/Wall Identification Signs
First 50 feet
4 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage; plus
Next 50 feet
2 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage; plus
Over 100 feet
1 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage
 
               b.   For each other frontage of the building:
 
Maximum Total Area for All Canopy
Building Frontage
Marquee/Wall Identification Signs
First 50 feet
4 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage; plus
Next 50 feet
2 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage; plus
Over 100 feet
0.5 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage
 
            3.   The signs shall not exceed 40 feet in height nor project above a ridgeline more than ten feet. City electronic signs may not exceed 50 feet in height in commercial zones.
            4.   That signs hung from a canopy shall not be less than eight feet above a private sidewalk or 16 feet above ground level in areas open to vehicular traffic.
            5.   That marquee signs shall be parallel with the building upon which they are mounted and parallel with the public street or alley into which they project or overhang.
(Ord. 86-06, passed 4-14-86)
         (c)   For any freestanding use or occupancy, one monument-type freestanding identification sign not to exceed eight feet in height, including any base, nor more than 100 square feet in area, may be approved subject to securing the approval of the City Manager (or his designated representative). The monument sign may include an electronic reader board component if the monument is for a church, school, or bank or it is located in a commercial or industrial zone and there are no other electronic reader boards within 1,000 feet of the parcel. The approval will be dependent upon the following two findings being shown:
            1.   That the use or occupancy is a freestanding use. For the purpose of this section, a freestanding use is defined as a use or occupancy that does not attract customers by its proximity to another business or businesses and is not part of a shopping center or any group of businesses that jointly attract customers through their proximity to each other or through common advertising.
            2.   The total sign area of the freestanding sign as well as all canopy, marquee and wall signs shall not exceed the sign area allowed in division (B)(1)(b) above.
(Ord. 90-01, passed 1-22-90)
         (d)   Directional signs located wholly on private property on the premises to which they pertain as follows:
            1.   One exterior directional sign per use per street frontage of the site not exceeding six square feet in area and three feet in height, and provided business identification shall not exceed one-half of the area on a given face sign.
            2.   Any number of interior direction signs, each not exceeding six square feet in area and six feet in height.
            3.   Two maximum interior directional signs for a drive-in restaurant or other eating place with drive-through facilities, each sign not to exceed 30 square feet in area and eight feet in height.
         (e)   One for sale or rent sign, not exceeding 64 square feet in area and ten feet in height.
         (f)   One construction sign, not exceeding 64 square feet in area and ten feet in height, provided such sign is removed not later than 30 days after construction is completed.
         (g)   One marquee sign, not exceeding six square feet in area on any one side or 12 square feet maximum total area. The sign may be hung from a marquee, providing such sign shall not be less than eight feet above a public sidewalk.
         (h)   Any one political sign shall not exceed 32 square feet and there shall be no restrictions that limit the number of political signs on improved or unimproved commercial or industrial parcels. Political signs shall be removed within 15 days after the date of the election.
         (i)   Except for city electronic signs, outdoor advertising signs are not permitted. City electronic signs are permitted on public or private property in any zoning district, owned or leased, with a 100 foot minimum setback from residential uses. In commercial zones, they may consist of at most, three digital display areas with an interior angle of 60 degrees or less. Two digital display area signs may have an interior angle of 90 degrees or less. The maximum height shall be 50 feet, the maximum area of each digital display area is 14 feet by 48 feet, and the signs shall display static messages only. Each message on the screen must be displayed for a minimum of eight seconds. Each digital display area shall have a light sensing device that will adjust the brightness of the sign as ambient light conditions change throughout the day. The ability to power the sign by mobile generator during power outages is required for public safety purposes.
         (j)   Window signs are permitted, provided that the total sign area of the window signs as well as any other canopy, marquee, wall or freestanding signs shall not exceed the sign area allowed in division (B)(1)(b) above. A “no fee” permit will be required to ensure compliance with the sign area requirements. For businesses which continually utilize window signs (such as, for weekly specials), only one permit needs to be issued which will allow for signs to change, providing the approved sign area is not exceeded.
(Ord. 86-06, passed 4-14-86)
         (k)   One monument-type freestanding identification sign not to exceed eight feet in height, including any base, nor more than 100 square feet in area shall be permitted to identify a use without any structure, such as a parking lot. For uses such as Christmas tree sale lots, pumpkin sale lots and firework stands, one temporary freestanding identification sign shall be permitted, not exceeding 32 square feet in area and 12 feet in height.
(Ord. 90-01, passed 1-22-90)
         (l)    Signs on service station pump islands, canopy uprights and nonmovable structures on the pump islands, which shall be permitted if the combined area of the signs and all other wall and canopy signs does not exceed the total sign area permitted under division (B)(1)(b) above for the building on the site and do not project beyond the canopy roof or raised pump island. The signs shall not exceed ten feet in height if there is no canopy. For self-service stations with small attendant booths less than ten feet on any side, a maximum total wall and canopy sign area of 160 square feet is permitted
 
 
         (m)    One corporate flag per use or occupancy, not exceeding 24 square feet in area; dimensions relative to each other shall not exceed a ratio of two to one (2:1). Such flags shall be flown from a flagstaff or flagpole.
         (n)    For sale or rent signs between eight and 32 square feet in area subject to securing a use permit. Approval of the permit shall be based on the relationship between the size of the sign and the size of the property.
         (o)   Pennants shall not be displayed for more than 60 days.
      (2)   In the M-1 zone and M-2 zone, the following on-site signs are permitted, except as otherwise stated:
         (a)   Any sign allowed in the C-1, C-2, C-M, and CX-1 zones, subject to the same restrictions as in those zones.
         (b)   One of the following signs for each use or occupancy:
            1.   Projecting identification sign not exceeding 72 square feet in area and 40 feet in height; if any portion projects into or overhangs a public street or alley right-of-way, the sign shall not exceed 48 square feet in area; or
            2.   Marquee identification sign at right angles to a street not exceeding 48 square feet in area and 40 feet in height. A second such marquee identification sign is permitted if the two signs are single faced, are parallel, and are on opposite ends of a marquee.
      (3)   For PD (planned development) zones, the following on-site signs are permitted: Sign limitation shall be made a condition of each PD zone, and approval shall be based on the provisions of the zoning classification most closely approximating the uses proposed in the PD zone.
(`67 Code, § 10-19-7)  (Ord. 86-06, passed 4-14-86; Am. Ord. 2001-07, passed 7-23-01; Am. Ord. 2009-002, passed 6-22-09; Am. Ord. 2020-001, passed 1-28-20)