§ 158.331  GENERAL REGULATIONS.
   (a)   In the A-1 and RC districts, off-premises signs shall be limited to those which provide direction to a business or use and shall be constructed in accordance with the following:
      (1)   A maximum sign area of nine square feet;
      (2)   The sign shall contain the business name and directional information only;
      (3)   There shall be no more than one sign face per direction of facing;
      (4)   A sign shall not be within a 600-foot radius of any other off-premises sign intended to be read from the same right-of-way. The sign shall not be within a 600-foot radius of any other off-premises sign intended to be read from a different right-of-way. All spacing measurements in this division (a)(4) shall refer to a measurement made along the edge of the right-of-way and shall apply only to structures located on the same side of the highway. These spacing provisions do not apply to signs separated by buildings or other obstructions in a manner that only one sign facing located within the above spacing distance is visible from the road right-of-way at any one time;
      (5)   A sign shall not be illuminated nor shall blinking or flashing lights be used; and
      (6)   A maximum height of 16 feet.
   (b)   The following regulations shall apply to off- premises signs in the C, I-1 and I-2 districts except as permitted in § 158.332:
      (1)   A maximum sign area of 288 square feet;
      (2)   There shall be no more than one sign face per direction of facing;
      (3)   The maximum height shall be 40 feet;
      (4)   No part of the sign face or structure shall be located in or overlap into the required side or rear yard setbacks or public right-of-way;
      (5)   A sign shall not be within a 600-foot radius of any other off-premises sign intended to be read from the same right-of-way. The sign shall not be within a 600-foot radius of any other off-premises sign intended to be read from a different right-of-way. All spacing measurements in this division (b)(5) shall refer to a measurement made along the right-of-way and shall apply only to structures located on the same side of the highway. These spacing provisions do not apply to signs separated by buildings or other obstructions in a manner that only one sign facing located within the above spacing distance is visible from the road right-of-way at any one time; and
      (6)   The light from any illuminated sign shall be so shielded, shaded or directed so that the light intensity shall not adversely affect surrounding or facing premises or the safe vision of operators of vehicles on public roads.
(1992 Code, App. F, § 17A.02)  (Ord. 10-06, passed 1-23-2006)