§ 150.110  TEMPORARY SIGNS.
   (A)   Temporary commercial speech signs.
      (1)   Temporary commercial speech signs must be located on the permittee’s property and must refer only to the business, industry or pursuit conducted on or within the premises on which the sign is erected or maintained or a non-commercial message.
      (2)   Every temporary commercial speech sign must be safely and securely anchored and supported.
      (3)   Temporary commercial speech sign permits may be issued up to the maximum length of time as follows.
         (a)   For an existing business, a maximum of two temporary commercial speech sign permits may be issued to each business establishment each calendar year for up to 30 days each.
         (b)   For a new business or for the re-opening of an existing business, a temporary commercial speech sign permit may be issued for up to 45 days. Thereafter, a second permit may be issued for up to an additional 30 days.
         (c)   For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
            EXISTING BUSINESS. A business that is not a new business.
            NEW BUSINESS. A business that has been in existence at the location requested for 12 months or less.
            RE-OPENING OF AN EXISTING BUSINESS. A business that has been under new ownership for 12 months or less.
         (d)   The maximum area of a temporary commercial speech sign shall be 48 square feet and the maximum height of a temporary commercial speech sign shall be eight feet.
         (e)   No more than two temporary commercial speech signs may be located on any one lot or premises for the same topic, location, event or matter.
         (f)   A temporary commercial speech sign must be removed within 24 hours after the expiration of the permit.
   (B)   Temporary real estate and leasing signs in business and industrial districts.
      (1)   New construction. Temporary real estate and leasing signs advertising new construction are permitted subject to the following requirements:
         (a)   One sign is allowed per street frontage;
         (b)   Sign(s) may not be erected until construction begins;
         (c)   Sign(s) must be removed if property is sold or leased, or removed within 12 months after commencement of construction, whichever occurs first;
         (d)   The maximum area shall be 32 square feet;
         (e)   The maximum height shall be eight feet;
         (f)   Sign(s) shall be freestanding or wall mounted;
         (g)   All free-standing signs shall be setback a minimum of five feet from all property lines and properly secured into the ground as determined by the Zoning Administrator.
      (2)   Existing buildings. Temporary real estate and leasing signs for existing buildings are permitted by means of one of the following options:
         (a)   Freestanding incorporated sign.
            1.   The principal freestanding sign shall be architecturally modified to accommodate one real estate or leasing sign within the perimeter of the existing conforming freestanding sign;
            2.   The maximum area of the real estate or leasing sign shall be determined by the gross square footage of the building(s) as follows:
 
Building(s)
Gross Square Footage
Sign Area
Less than 20,000
15 square feet
20,000 - 100,000
20 square feet
Greater than 100,000
25 square feet
 
         (b)   Freestanding sign.
            1.   One real estate or leasing sign is allowed per street frontage;
            2.   The maximum area of the real estate or leasing sign shall be determined by the gross square footage of the building(s) as follows:
 
Building(s)
Gross Square Footage
Sign Area
Less than 20,000
12 square feet
20,000 - 100,000
16 square feet
Greater than 100,000
18 square feet
 
            3.   The maximum height shall be eight feet and maximum width shall be six feet, subject to the size requirements outlined above;
            4.   The sign(s) shall be secured into the ground as determined by the Zoning Administrator; and
            5.   The minimum setback shall be five feet from all property lines.
         (c)   Wall mounted sign.
            1.   One or two story buildings:
               a.   One wall sign is allowed per property;
               b.   The maximum size of the real estate or leasing sign shall be determined by the gross square footage of the building(s) as follows:
 
Building(s)
Gross Square Footage
Sign Area
Less than 20,000
12 square feet
20,000 - 100,000
16 square feet
Greater than 100,000
18 square feet
 
               c.   The sign shall be directly anchored to the building wall.
            2.   Three or more story buildings:
               a.   The maximum area shall be 30 square feet;
               b.   The sign shall be directly anchored to the building wall; and
               c.   The sign shall be displayed on the building’s third story or above.
      (3)   Real estate or leasing signs up to 32 square feet in size will be permitted until the property is sold or leased instead of Option 2 or Option 3 above if the standards in either divisions (B)(3)(a) or (B)(3)(b) below are met:
         (a)   Business or industrial property directly abutting Highway 52; or
         (b)   The principal structure is greater than four stories.
   (C)   Optional signs.
      (1)   As used in this section, OPTIONAL SIGNS are signs petitioned by area residents for installation along streets or alleys and include all notice and warning signs. Optional signs do not include signs deemed necessary or required by the city for traffic regulations, control and public notice.
      (2)   All optional signs requested by area residents, but not deemed necessary or required by the Public Works Director, will be installed upon order of the City Council and upon payment in an amount established by City Council resolution.
(2001 Code § 415.13)  (Ord. 14-01A, passed 1-13-2014)