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Except as regulated by section 4-5-4 of this chapter and except as expressly prohibited in section 4-5-7 of this chapter, and notwithstanding any other contrary provisions of this chapter, the following signs may, subject to the following limitations, be erected and maintained in any district without obtaining a village sign permit.
A. Governmental signs: The content and size of any such sign shall not exceed the requirements of the law, ordinance or regulation pursuant to which such sign is erected.
B. Holiday decorations: Such signs shall be displayed for a period of not more than sixty consecutive days nor more than twenty days following the holiday in connection with which they are displayed; any other provision of this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, such signs may be of any type, number, area, height, location, illumination or animation so long as they create no safety hazard, nuisance or adverse impact on the adjacent properties.
C. Nameplate signs: Such signs shall be limited to no more than one wall sign per occupancy; shall be no more than one square foot in area per occupancy and in no event more than three square feet in area; and shall be nonilluminated.
D. Official flags and emblems: Such signs may be displayed on flagpoles and when so displayed shall not exceed twenty four square feet in area. Such signs may also be displayed in the form of a wall sign and when so displayed shall not exceed three square feet in area.
E. On site informational signs: Such signs shall be limited to wall or freestanding signs of not more than six square feet in area; shall be, if a freestanding sign, not more than four feet in height; and shall be illuminated only as necessary to accomplish their intended purpose. (Ord. 3392, 9-12-2011)
F. Political signs: Such signs shall be limited to not more than nine square feet in area per sign; shall be located entirely on private property pursuant to the owner's consent; shall be clearly marked with the name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the removal of such sign; shall not be located in or on the public right of way, sidewalk or other public thoroughfare. (Ord. 3509, 2-24-2014)
G. Private sale signs (residential only): Such signs shall be no more than six square feet in area; shall be located entirely on the premises where such sale is to be conducted; shall be clearly marked with name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the removal of such sign; shall be erected not more than twenty four hours in advance of such sale; and shall be removed within twenty four hours following the conclusion of such sale. No freestanding sign shall be higher than four feet nor closer to any lot line than six feet.
H. Private warning signs: Such signs shall be no more than two square feet in area each; shall be limited to the number necessary to accomplish the intended purpose and shall be illuminated only as required to accomplish such purpose.
I. Real estate sign, temporary: Such signs shall be no more than six square feet in area per sign face and shall be limited to one such sign per zoning lot.
J. Window signs, temporary: The aggregate area of all such signs shall not exceed thirty percent of the area of the window in which they are exhibited nor block any window area required for light, ventilation or emergency exit by any applicable code. No such sign shall be illuminated. (Ord. 3392, 9-12-2011; amd. Ord. 3781, 9-23-2019)