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(a) All permanent signs and billboards exposed to public view permitted by reason of other regulations or as a lawful nonconforming use, shall be maintained in good repair.
(1) Any signs which have weathered or are faded, or those upon which the paint has peeled or cracked shall, with their supporting members, be removed or put into a good state of repair.
(2) All nonoperative or broken electrical signs shall be repaired or shall, with their supporting members, be removed.
(b) All windows exposed to public view shall be kept free of foreign substances, except when necessary in the course of changing displays.
(1) No storage of materials, stock or inventory shall be permitted in window display areas or other areas ordinarily exposed to public view unless such areas are first screened from the public view by drapes, by venetian blinds, or by other permanent rendering of the windows to make them opaque to the public view.
(2) All screening of interiors shall be kept clean and in a good state of repair.
(c) All store fronts shall be kept in good repair, painted where required, and shall not constitute a safety hazard or a nuisance.
(d) Any awning or marquee and its accompanying structural members which extend over any street, sidewalk, or other portion of the premises shall be maintained in good repair so as not to constitute a nuisance or a safety hazard.
(1) In the event such awnings or marquees are not properly maintained, they shall, together with their supporting members, be removed.
(2) In the event such awnings or marquees are made of cloth, plastic, or similar materials, such cloth or plastic, where exposed to public view, shall be maintained in good condition and shall not show evidence of excessive weathering, gross discoloration, ripping, tearing or other holes.
(3) Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize any encroachment on streets, sidewalks, or other parts of the public domain.
(Ord. 1989-36. Passed 7-10-89.)