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(A) Maintenance of signs. The owner of any sign must have the sign and all parts and supports of the sign properly maintained at all times.
(B) Wind pressure and dead load. All signs must be designed and constructed to meet the current Building Code with respect to wind pressure and dead loads.
(C) Obstruction of doors, windows or fire escapes. No sign shall be erected, altered, reconstructed, maintained or moved in such a manner as to prevent free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape. No sign of any kind shall be attached to a standpipe or fire escape.
(D) Traffic hazards. No sign shall be erected at the intersection of any street or right-of-way or within 20 feet of an intersection that obstructs free and clear vision of any pedestrian or motorist; or at any location where, by reason of its position, shape or color, it may interfere with, obstruct the view of, mislead or confuse pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
(E) Surface of signs. All signs that are constructed adjacent to or within ten feet of a street, must have a smooth surface and no nails, tacks or wires are permitted to protrude from the sign, except electrical reflectors and devices that may extend over the top and in front of the sign structure.
(F) Goose neck reflectors. Goose neck reflectors and lights will be permitted on awning, canopy or monument signs provided that the reflectors are adjusted to concentrate the illumination upon the face of the sign to prevent glare upon the street or adjacent property.
(G) Spotlights and floodlights. No sign that is wholly or partially illuminated by floodlights or spotlights may extend over public property. Monument signs may be lighted by spotlights or floodlights directed at the sign face, but spotlights or floodlights directed away from the sign face are prohibited.
(H) Obscene matter. A person may not display any obscene material upon any sign or sign structure.
(2001 Code, § 415.11) (Ord. 11-14, passed - -)