§ 160.574  REGULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF CHANGEABLE SIGNS.
   The regulations and limitations of permitted signs shall be as follows:
   (a)   Permits are required for the following changeable signs: banners exceeding 100 square feet per business location whether on building or freestanding sign, and window signs exceeding the 25 square feet exempt by ordinance.
   (b)   Permit fees will cover inspection costs necessary to administer the nature of these signs, on-site inspections, and confirming their condition, location, and size. Additional inspections will result in fines.
   (c)   Permits are for the sign area and sign location, not for the sign content. Therefore, sign content may change within the same permit based upon approved area and location.
   (d)   Changeable signs shall be maintained in a "legible condition" and secured on each end and shall be in compliance with § 160.517 [Intersection safety zone], § 155.001 [Signs upon, over public ways], and § 160.518 [Driveway safety zone].
   (e)   Changeable signs presently in use that do not comply with these ordinance provisions shall be removed within 30 days of the effective date of this ordinance.
      (1)   Changeable signs: Banner.
         A.   Banners shall be permitted under the following conditions in the Open Space, UT [1, 2], MD [1-3], NF [1-2], BCF [1, 2, 3, 4], WM [1-3], and RE [1-6] Forms:
            1.   Permits are not required for banners on a building or freestanding sign, as long as the total square footage area of all the banners at the business location do not exceed 100 square feet.
            2.   Banners shall only be attached to freestanding signs, building walls, parking lot lights, or streetlights in the RE 6 form [downtown central business zoning district].
            3.    Banners exceeding a total square footage of 100 square feet will be counted towards the allotted sign area allowed. Freestanding banners will be counted towards freestanding signage and building banners will be counted towards building signage. A sign permit is required for each banner.
            4.   If a banner is attached to a light pole, it is restricted to 13 square feet per banner; two banners per pole.
            5.   Banners which exceed the total square footage of 100 square feet per business location and up without obtaining a sign permit will result in citations and fines.
      (2)   Changeable signs: Window.
         A.   Window signs shall be permitted under the following conditions in the BCF [1-2] and RE [1-6] Forms:
            1.   Permits are not required for window signage up to 25 square feet of area per business location. A sign permit shall be required for window signage exceeding the 25 square feet maximum area.
            2.   Window signage exceeding a total square footage of 25 square feet will be counted towards the allotted building signage allowed and require sign permits.
            3.   Window signage which exceeds the total 25 square footage and without obtaining a sign permit will result in citations and fines.
      (3)   Changeable signs: Drive-through signs.
         A.   Drive-through signs shall be permitted under the following conditions in the RE [1-6] Forms:
            1.   Permits are not required for drive-through signage up to 48 square feet of area per order station. A sign permit shall be required for drive-through signage exceeding the 48 square feet area.
            2.   Drive-through signage exceeding a total square footage of 48 square feet per order station will be counted toward the allotted freestanding signage allowed and require sign permits.
            3.   Drive-through signage which exceeds the total square footage of 48 square feet per order station and without obtaining a sign permit will result in citations and fines.
      (4)   Changeable signs: Motor vehicle service stations.
         A.   Motor vehicle service station signs shall be permitted under the following conditions in the RE [2-5] Forms:
            1.   Permits are not required for motor vehicle service station signage up to 12 square feet of area per frontage. A sign permit shall be required for motor vehicle services station signage exceeding the 12 square feet area.
            2.   Motor vehicle service station signage exceeding a total square footage of 12 square feet per frontage will be counted toward the allotted freestanding signage allowed and require sign permits.
            3.   Motor vehicle service station signage which exceeds the total square footage of 12 square feet per order station and without obtaining a sign permit will result in citations and fines.
(Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013; Ord. 33-18, passed 5-2-2018)