1280.14   NON-CONFORMING SIGNS.
   (a)   Generally.  In addition to providing specific standards for every new sign, this section is intended to cause every sign in violation of any provision of this section to eventually be removed, altered or replaced so as to conform to this section. This section shall be used in the regulation of non- conforming signs in addition to the requirements for non-conformities in Section 1272.02 .
   (b)   Authority to Continue Existing Non-conformities.  A permanent sign which is non- conforming, which was erected pursuant to a Village zoning permit, which was in place on the effective date of this section and which remains or becomes non-conforming upon the adoption of this section, or any subsequent amendment thereto, may be continued only in accordance with the following regulations:
      (1)   Repairs.  Ordinary repairs and nonstructural alterations may be made to a non-conforming sign.  No structural alteration shall be made in, to or upon such non-conforming sign, except those required by law to make the sign conform to this section.
      (2)   Additions and enlargements.  A nonconforming sign shall not be added to or enlarged in any manner, except to make the sign conform to this section.
      (3)   Moving.  A non-conforming sign shall not be moved in whole or in part to any other location unless such sign and the use thereof is made to conform to this section.
      (4)   Restoration of damaged signs.  A non-conforming sign, which is destroyed or damaged by fire or other cause to the extent that the cost of restoration thereof exceeds 50% of the replacement cost of such sign, shall not be restored unless it is made to conform to this section.  If such damage or destruction is less than 50% of the replacement cost, no repair or construction shall be done unless restoration is started within six months from the date of the partial destruction and is diligently pursued to completion.
      (5)   Discontinuance of use.  A non-conforming sign, the use of which is discontinued for 30 days, shall thereafter conform to this section.
      (6)   Change of use.  Where a business use or identity associated with a non- conforming sign at the time of the adoption of this section thereafter terminates or changes, such termination or change of use shall require termination of the non-conforming sign, and such sign shall thereafter conform to this section.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13; Ord. 2019-04. Passed 4-2-19.)