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CODE OF ORDINANCE CITY OF WAUKEE, IOWA
SUPPLEMENT RECORD
CHAPTER 1 CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 2 CHARTER
CHAPTER 3 BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 4 MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS
CHAPTER 5 OPERATING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 6 CITY ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 7 FISCAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 8 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
CHAPTER 9 URBAN RENEWAL
CHAPTER 15 MAYOR
CHAPTER 16 MAYOR PRO TEM
CHAPTER 17 CITY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 18 CITY CLERK
CHAPTER 19 FINANCE DIRECTOR
CHAPTER 20 CITY ATTORNEY
CHAPTER 21 CITY ADMINISTRATOR
CHAPTER 22 LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
CHAPTER 23 BOARD OF APPEALS
CHAPTER 24 PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
CHAPTER 26 PARK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27 SUGAR CREEK MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
CHAPTER 30 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 35 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 40 PUBLIC PEACE
CHAPTER 41 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 42 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY
CHAPTER 45 ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND INTOXICATION
CHAPTER 46 MINORS
CHAPTER 50 NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 51 JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES
CHAPTER 52 NOISE CONTROL
CHAPTER 55 ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
CHAPTER 56 DANGEROUS AND VICIOUS ANIMALS
CHAPTER 57 URBAN CHICKENS
CHAPTER 60 ADMINISTRATION OF TRAFFIC CODE
CHAPTER 61 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
CHAPTER 62 GENERAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 63 SPEED REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 64 TURNING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 65 STOP OR YIELD REQUIRED
CHAPTER 66 LOAD AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
CHAPTER 67 PEDESTRIANS
CHAPTER 68 PARKING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 70 TRAFFIC CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 75 ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES
CHAPTER 76 BICYCLE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 77 SKATEBOARDS
CHAPTER 80 ABANDONED VEHICLES
CHAPTER 90 WATER SERVICE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 91 WATER METERS
CHAPTER 92 WATER RATES
CHAPTER 93 WATER WELL PROTECTION
CHAPTER 95 SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 96 BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS
CHAPTER 97 ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 98 SEWER SERVICE CHARGES
CHAPTER 99 CONNECTION FEE DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 100 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UTILITY
CHAPTER 101 ILLICIT DISCHARGE TO STORM SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 102 CONSTRUCTION SITE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
CHAPTER 103 POST-CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 104 REGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER, COMMERCIAL WASTEWATER AND HAULED WASTE
CHAPTER 105 SOLID WASTE CONTROL
CHAPTER 106 COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE
CHAPTER 107 MANDATORY RECYCLING PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 110 NATURAL GAS SERVICE RATES AND CHARGES
CHAPTER 111 ELECTRIC ENERGY FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 112 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 115 RIGHT-OF-WAY AND UTILITY INSTALLATION PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 120 LIQUOR LICENSES AND WINE AND BEER PERMITS
CHAPTER 121 CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PERMITS
CHAPTER 122 PEDDLERS AND SOLICITORS
CHAPTER 123 PAWNBROKERS
CHAPTER 124 MASSAGE THERAPY ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE
CHAPTER 135 STREET USE AND MAINTENANCE
CHAPTER 136 SIDEWALK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 137 VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS
CHAPTER 138 NAMING OF STREETS
CHAPTER 140 CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 145 MANUFACTURED AND MOBILE HOMES
CHAPTER 150 TREES
CHAPTER 151 TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS
CHAPTER 155 BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 156 RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CODE
CHAPTER 160 SITE AND BUILDING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
CHAPTER 161 LANDSCAPE AND OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 165 ZONING REGULATIONS DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 166 ZONING REGULATIONS ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 167 ZONING REGULATIONS SIGNS
CHAPTER 168 ZONING REGULATIONS PARKING AND LOADING
CHAPTER 169 ZONING REGULATIONS DISTRICT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 170 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 175 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 176 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS PLATTING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 177 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DESIGN STANDARDS
CHAPTER 178 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS
CHAPTER 179 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ON COMMUNITY FACILITIES
167.04   PERMIT AND GENERAL REGULATIONS.
1.   Permit Required.  Except as provided in Section 167.05 of this chapter, a sign permit, signed by the owner and tenant, and approved by the administrative official, shall be required before the erection, construction, alteration, placing or locating of all signs conforming with this chapter.
2.   Plans.  A copy of plans and specifications shall be submitted to the administrative official for each sign regulated by this chapter.  Such plans shall show sufficient details about size of the sign, location, and materials to be used and such other data as may be required for the administrative official to determine compliance with this chapter.
3.   Maintenance.  All signs shall be maintained in a good state of repair, including (but not limited to) the structural components, the lighting if any, the portion attaching the sign to the ground or structure, and the surface features.
4.   Nonconforming Signs.  Where a sign exists at the effective date hereof or amendment of this chapter that could not be built under the terms of this chapter by reason of restrictions on area, use, height, setback, or other characteristics of the sign or its location on the lot, such sign may be continued so long as it remains otherwise lawful, subject to the following provisions:
   A.   No such sign may be enlarged or altered in a way that increases its nonconformity; however, reasonable repairs and alterations may be permitted.
   B.   Should such sign be destroyed by any means to an extent of 50 percent or more of its replacement cost at time of destruction, it shall not be reconstructed except in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
5.   Electric Signs.  All electric signs shall be manufactured to meet UL specifications and be approved by the administrative official in accordance with the City Electrical Code.
   A.   Electric signs shall be watertight, with service holes to provide access to each compartment with fitted waterproof covers.
   B.   Any electrical equipment or apparatus of a sign which causes interference with radio or television reception shall not be allowed.
6.   Wind Pressure and Dead Load Requirements.  All signs and sign structures shall be designed and constructed to withstand a wind pressure as regulated by the Building Code of the City, and shall be constructed to receive dead loads as required in the Building Code and/or other ordinances of the City.  Temporary signs shall be required to be securely anchored to prevent any and all motion.
7.   Illumination.  Signs shall be illuminated by internal fixtures or externally with a constant level of light maintained throughout the sign.  Reflectors shall be provided with proper glass or plastic lenses concentrating the illumination upon the area of the sign as to prevent glare upon the street of adjacent property.  Illumination shall be no greater than one foot-candle in intensity when measured from the property bounds, and all ground lighting shall be concealed from view by landscape plantings.
8.   Emissions Prohibited.  No sign shall emit audible sound, noticeable odor, smoke or other visible matter.
9.   Visibility at Intersections in Any District.  On any corner lot in any district, no sign shall be erected, placed, or allowed to be situated in such a manner as materially to impede vision between a height of 2½ and 10 feet above the centerline grades of the intersecting streets in the area bounded by the street lines of such corner lots and a line joining points along said street lines 25 feet from the point of intersection of right-of-way lines.
10.   Obscene Matter Prohibited.  No obscene, indecent, or immoral matter shall be displayed on any sign.
11.   Traffic Hazards.  It is illegal for any sign to interfere with, obstruct the view of, or be of such design which may be confused with any authorized traffic sign, signal, or device.  No sign shall imitate an official traffic sign or include the words “stop,” “look,” “caution,” or any other word, phrase, symbol, or character in such a manner as to interfere with, mislead, or confuse motorists.
12.   Appeal.  Any person or persons aggrieved by the decision of the administrative official to approve or disapprove a sign permit, as provided by this chapter, may appeal such decision to the Board of Adjustment.