§ 153.01  INTENT.
   The intent of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and public welfare through the control of all signs so as to achieve the following:
   (A)   To control signs which violate privacy or which increase the likelihood of accidents by distracting attention or obstructing vision;
   (B)   To preserve and protect property values and civic beauty and not allow signs which detract from this objective due to excess size, height, number, visual impact, undesirable location, maintenance, spacing or illumination;
   (C)   To establish standards which will permit businesses a reasonable and equitable opportunity to advertise, but which will avoid excessive visual competition among sign displays; and
   (D)   To provide signs which are compatible with their surroundings and appropriate to the type of activity to which they pertain.
(Ord. 857, passed 3-9-98; Am. Ord. 993, passed 9-25-06)