(A)   All signs shall be maintained by the owner in a safe condition. A sign shall be repainted whenever its paint begins to fade, chip or discolor.
   (B)   If the Community Development Department shall find that any sign is unsafe, a detriment to the public, not maintained, or constructed, erected or maintained in violation of the provisions of this chapter, the Zoning Administrator shall give written notice to the sign owner thereof. If the sign owner fails to comply with the standards of this chapter within 20 days after such notice, such sign may be removed, and the costs for removal charged against the property in the manner prescribed for public nuisances.
   (C)   In cases where a sign has been placed in the public right-of-way in violation of this chapter or other ordinances, or in cases where a sign overhanging the public right-of-way is determined to be an immediate danger to public health or safety, such sign may be removed by any city employee without notice.
(Ord. 857, passed 3-9-98; Am. Ord. 993, passed 9-25-06)  Penalty, see § 153.99