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(a) Any unlawful, obsolete, damaged or destroyed (to the extent of 50% or more), or unsafe sign which violates the provisions of this chapter is hereby deemed to be a public and private nuisance, and the Municipal Administrator or designee is authorized to give notice for the removal of the sign by personal service or by registered or certified mail to the owner or lessee of the land on which such sign is located.
(b) An unlawful or unsafe sign shall be removed within ten days following the receipt of said notice; provided, however, that where said sign is not permanently affixed to the ground or building, the sign shall be removed within 24 hours following the receipt of said notice.
(c) An obsolete or damaged or destroyed (to the extent of 50% or more) sign shall be removed within 30 days following the receipt of said notice, unless the sign is converted to another lawful and contemporary use within that period.
(d) If any sign has not been removed within the time periods specified in this section following the receipt of notice by the owner or lessee of the lands upon which the sign is located, the Municipal Administrator or any designees are hereby authorized to cause the sign to be removed forthwith at the expense of the owner or lessee having the beneficial interest in the building or premises on which the sign is located.
(e) Notice to the owner or lessee shall not be required prior to the removal of an unlawful sign that, in the opinion of the Municipal Administrator or designee, creates an immediate or potential danger to persons or property because of its location, structural deficiencies, or inadequate maintenance.
(f) Any sign in disrepair or deemed by the Municipal Administrator or designee shall be repaired or removed within 30 days following notification.
(Ord. 14-07. Passed 8-28-07.)