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The purpose of these sign regulations is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by regulating existing and proposed outdoor advertising signs and outdoor signs of all types. The intent is to protect property values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance of the community, and preserve the scenic and natural beauty of designated areas. It is further intended to reduce sign or advertising distractions and obstructions that may contribute to traffic accidents, reduce hazards that may be caused by signs overhanging or projecting over public rights-of-way, and to prevent signs from reaching such excessive size that they obscure one another to the detriment of all concerned.
('91 Code, § 153.240) (Ord. 1910-1954, passed 10-21-54; Am. Ord. passed 4-20-78; Am. Ord. 09-3306, passed 10-15-09)