1345.03  PERMITTED SIGNS.
   The following types of signs shall be permitted in the following districts, in accordance with the following regulations:
   (a)   On-premises Signs.
      (1)   Residential districts.  Ground-pole and wall signs shall be permitted, subject to the provisions of Article 1325, and subject  to the  following requirements:
         A.   Nameplate signs shall not exceed two square feet in area.
         B.   Identification signs for institutional use shall not exceed twenty-four square feet.  (1970 Code Sec. 32-69)
         C.   Signs for nonconforming businesses shall be limited to one wall sign not exceeding 16 square feet. 
            (Ord. 2270.  Passed 10-18-19.)
         D.   Real estate and subdivision signs shall be permitted; provided, that there is only one sign permitted at each major entrance; that such signs are removed or extended by permit from the Building Inspector after the property has been sold or six months after installation, whichever comes first; and provided, further, that such signs do not exceed twenty-four square feet in area or six feet in height.
         E.   Signs related to home occupations shall be governed by the provisions of Section 1341.01.  (Ord. 1824.  Passed 10-7-93.)
      (2)   Commercial and industrial districts.  The following shall be the on-premises sign regulations for commercial and industrial districts:
         A.   C-2 Districts:  Two major identification signs per place of business.
Wall signs:  Twenty-four square feet maximum area.  Identification only.  Not higher than roof or parapet line.
Projecting signs:  Twenty-four square feet maximum area.  Seventy- five percent (75%) identification of business.  One-third of sidewalk projection.  Nine feet maximum height.
         B.   C-4, C-6, C-10, I-2, I-4 Districts:  Two major identification signs per place of business.
Groundpole signs: Seventy percent (70%) identification of business on private property .  Forty feet maximum height.  150 square feet maximum  area in C-4, C-6 and C-10 Districts.  300  hundred square feet maximum area in I-2 and I-4 Districts.
         C.   C-4, C-6, C-8, C-10, I-2 and I-4 Districts:  Maximum area computed as follows: one-tenth of the square of the front of the building equals the maximum area.
Wall signs:  Not to exceed 300 hundred square feet per sign.  One wall sign permitted/facing.  Not to extend more than roof or parapet line.
         D.   C-4, C-6, C-10, I-2 and I-4 Districts:  Maximum area shall be one square foot per lineal foot of building frontage up to 300 square feet.
Roof signs:  A roof sign constitutes one of the two major identification signs permitted.  The top of the roof sign may extend twenty-five feet above roof line.  One hundred percent (100%) identification of the roof sign shall be forty-five feet from ground level.
         E.   C-4, C-6, C-8, C-10, I-2 and I-4 Districts:  Maximum area shall be one square foot for each lineal foot of building frontage up to 150 square feet.
Projecting signs shall not be permitted on D Street between Fourth Avenue and Seventh Avenue.
Projecting signs:  May be no less than seventy percent (70%) identification.  May project over one-half of the sidewalk.  Nine feet minimum height above sidewalk.  Roof line or parapet line shall be the maximum height.  May project full width of sidewalk if no lower than twenty-five feet from sidewalk.
   (b)   Off-premises Signs.
      (1)   Placement and height regulations.
         A.   Off-premises advertising signs and billboards will not be permitted to be erected in or within:
            1.   250 feet from any of the following:  automobile bridge right of way, nearest corner of street or highway intersection rights of way (unless on roof structure), any on-premise sign equal to or greater than 150 square feet in area.
            2.   1,500 feet from any residential district or hospital.
            3.   1,500 feet from any public park or recreation area, school, church or other off-premises sign of any size, directed towards the same U. S. or other highway not classified as interstates.
            4.   250 feet from a highway right of way not classed as an interstate.
            5.   750 feet from an interstate highway right of way.
            6.   500 feet from another off-premise sign or billboard of 100 square feet or more.
         B.   The placement of one panel on top of another panel is prohibited.
         C.   Off-premises advertising signs and billboards will not be permitted to be erected unless the back of the sign is shielded from public view and from buildings or streets by another sign, another structure of equal or greater dimensions, or by a high planting, or unless such back is enclosed in a solid backing and painted a neutral color.
         D.   The maximum height for all off-premise signs and billboards is forty feet or the maximum height permitted for buildings in the district, whichever is less.
      (2)   District and area regulations.  Except as stated, off-premises advertising signs and billboards are not permitted.
         A.   C-10 Districts:  Off-premises advertising signs and billboards permitted as a ground-pole or a roof structure only.  650 square feet is the maximum area of all faces combined.  Back-to-back and "V" type structures are permitted.  Maximum height is forty feet for ground-pole signs provided the top of such sign does not extend more than twenty feet above the roof or parapet wall.  Except as otherwise set forth in this section, the setback is the same as for buildings in the district.
         B.   I-2 and I-4 Districts:  Ground-pole or roof off-premises advertising signs and billboards are permitted.  770 square feet is the maximum area of all faces combined.  Back-to-back signs are permitted.  Forty feet maximum height for ground-pole signs.  Twenty feet above roof or parapet wall is the maximum height for roof signs.  Except as otherwise set forth in this section, the setback is the same as for buildings in the district.
      (3)   Defective off-premises advertising signs and billboards.  If the advertising copy displayed on an off-premises advertising sign or billboard is not kept in good condition and does not present a well-maintained appearance or if the structure of such off-premises advertising sign or billboard appears to be unsound, dilapidated or in a state of disrepair, the Building Inspector shall notify the owner of such sign or billboard in writing of the location and defective condition thereof.  The owner shall, upon receipt by registered mail, within ten working days from the date of such notice correct the defective condition.  If the owner fails to remedy the defective condition within ten working days, the Building Inspector shall thereupon notify the owner in writing to remove the off-premises advertising sign or billboard for the reasons stated in the notice.  If the owner disputes the decisions of the Building Inspector, he may appeal such decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals in accordance with Sections 1315.07 and 1315.08.  If the owner does not appeal the decision and fails to remove the sign or billboard within ten days after the time allowed for such appeal has expired, then the Building Inspector shall proceed to have such sign or billboard removed as a public nuisance at the expense of the owner thereof.
   For the purpose of this subsection, advertising on an off-premises advertising sign or billboard shall be deemed to be in a defective condition if ten percent (10%) or more of the surface area of the advertising displayed on such sign or billboard is torn, obliterated, illegible or destroyed when viewed from the nearest street or highway which it faces from which it is fully visible.
   For the purpose of this subsection, all notices required to be given hereunder shall be legally sufficient if mailed to the owner of such off- premises advertising sign or billboard as set forth upon the application for building permit therefor or as set forth upon the face of such sign in the following manner:
   "All legal notices affecting this sign may be mailed to the following address:      (address)    identifying this sign by the following code number:  (  Code  #)."
(1970 Code Sec. 32-69)
      (4)   Special off-premise exceptions.  Subject to the restrictions imposed by subsections (b)(1)C. and (b)(3) hereof, as well as those imposed by this subsection, off-premise advertising signs shall be permitted on the grounds of the public ball field property at Little Creek Park and the areas commonly known as the "Carbide Fields", with the approval of the property owner or lessee.  The sign shall be four feet by eight feet wide and is not to be illuminated.  The sign shall be removed at the end of each playing season.
(Ord. 1531.  Passed 6-5-86.)