1280.06   GENERAL DESIGN CRITERIA.
   A sign, as permitted in various Zoning Districts in the Village, and as described in the Schedules 1280.07.A and 1280.07.C, Basic Design and Regulatory Elements, shall be designed, constructed and maintained to conform to the purposes and objectives of this chapter, as well as the following general design criteria:
   (a)   Items of Information.  Permanent signs intended for viewing from a street shall not contain more than eight items of information, except as herein provided. Where a sign has more than one side, the maximum number of items shall apply to each side. This provision does not apply to temporary signs or to letters less than three inches in height. The maximum number of items of information is further regulated by Section 1280.12.
   (b)   Flashing Light and Movement.  No sign shall have animation, moving parts, flashing lights or changing colors, except part of a sign, which by means of changes in copy or moving parts, indicates time or temperature.  Signs may be illuminated by either external or internal sources of light.  However, no illuminated sign shall be permitted where any part of such sign flashes on or off or displays changing degrees of intensity. This regulation applies to signs located outside buildings, and to window signs inside buildings which can be observed from the outside.
   (c)   Visibility at Intersections.  No temporary or permanent sign over three and three-quarter feet in height shall be erected or maintained within 50 feet of an intersection, as measured from the point of intersection of the right-of-way lines.
   (d)   Horizontal Dimensions.  Required setbacks from property or right-of-way lines shall be the horizontal distance between the sign structure and the property or right-of-way line.  No portion of the sign shall extend across a right-of-way or property line.
   (e)   Number of Signs.  Except as otherwise permitted in this section, any activity or group of activities on a unified site may display one free-standing sign, regardless of the number of activities on the site or parcel. A single use on a large parcel may have more than one free- standing sign if the site has frontage on more than one dedicated right-of-way, and if the signs are at least 500 feet apart, measure directly from sign to sign.
   (f)   Compatibility and Continuity.  The design and placement of signs should be complementary to and compatible with the architecture of the building or buildings on the site which it is placed, as well as adjacent buildings and sites. Signs should also have a continuity of design, which means the font type, size and color; background sign color; and materials used should be consistent and harmonious to other signs on the site and surrounding sites.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13; Ord. 2019-04. Passed 4-2-19.)