(A) Nonconforming signs discontinued. Signs lawfully existing on the effective date of this ordinance which do not conform to the regulations set forth in this ordinance shall become a nonconforming use and shall be discontinued within a period of three years of the effective date of this ordinance. Uses of signs, which become nonconforming due to a subsequent change in this ordinance, shall also be discontinued within a period of three years of the effective date of the change.
(B) Nonconforming business signs allowed to continue. Business signs on the premises of a nonconforming building or use may be continued, but such signs shall not be increased in number, area, height or illumination.
(C) No new nonconforming signs. No sign erected before the passage of this ordinance shall be rebuilt, altered or moved to a new location on the affected property without being brought into compliance with the requirements of this ordinance.
(Ord. 97, passed 7-21-2009)