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10-17- 1: Purpose
10-17- 2: Permit Required
10-17 -3 Signs To Comply With The Zoning Ordinance
10-17- 4: General Requirements
10-17- 5: Area Of Signs
10-17- 6: Regulations
10-17- 7: Abatement Or Removal Of Signs
10-17- 8: Non-Conforming Signs
10-17- 9: Sign Standards
10-17-10: Street Right Of Way
10-17-11: Sign Types
10-17-14: Special Signs
10-17-15: Exempt Signs
10-17-16: Prohibited Signs
10-17-17: Administrative Relief
10-17-18: Conflict With Other Laws and Revealers
10-17-1: PURPOSE: The City Council of the City of Victor, Idaho hereby finds
and declares that it is necessary to regulate the construction, erection, maintenance,
electrification, illumination, type, size, number and location of signs to protect the health,
safety, property and welfare of the public, improve the neat, clean, orderly and attractive
appearance of the City; provide for the safe erection and maintenance of signs; eliminate
signs that demand, rather than invite public attention; provide for the signs needs of
special areas, facilities, centers and districts.
10-17-2: PERMIT REQUIRED: A permit shall be required for the placement or
installation of any sign, including replacements of existing signs, except as provided in
Section 15, or where a sign has been approved as part of a special use permit or final
development plan. The location, type, and size of proposed signs shall be included in the
materials required for special use permit applications. The fee will be waived for the
replacement of an approved sign.
A. The applicant shall file a properly completed application form, the required
supporting materials, and the required application fee with the planning
administrator. All applications for sign permits shall include a scaled drawing or
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drawings showing the proposed location of the sign on the site and the
proposed location of the sign on the building, if the sign would be attached to a
building (this drawing must include a full elevation of the building facade to
which the sign would be attached). The drawings submitted must also show the
sign’s design, including materials and colors, and the materials and color of the
B. The planning administrator shall review the application. If the planning
administrator determines that the proposed sign is consistent with the purpose
of this Chapter, and complies with all requirements of this ordinance, he/she
shall approve the application. If the planning administrator determines that the
proposed sign is not consistent with the purpose of this Chapter or in
compliance with all requirements of this ordinance, it shall reject the
C. The administrator shall notify the applicant of the decision within ten (10) days.
D. The applicant may request a review of the decision by the planning commission
in a regular public meeting. The commission will review the application. If the
commission determines that the proposed sign is consistent with the purpose
of this Chapter, and complies with all requirements of this ordinance, it shall
approve the application. If the commission determines that the proposed sign is
not consistent with the purpose of said chapter or in compliance with all
requirements of this ordinance, it shall reject the application.
E. The commission’s decision may be appealed to the council using the appeals
procedure of 10-1-12. A notice of appeal must be filed with the administrator
within ten (10) days after the notice of decision.
10-17-3: SIGNS TO COMPLY WITH THE ZONING ORDINANCE: All signs shall
be erected and maintained in full compliance with this code and the zoning ordinance of
the City of Victor. Sign types and sizes may vary according to the zone they are in. For
the explanation of zones the following reference is given.
A. Central Business Zone (CB)
B. General Business Zone (GB)
C. Transitional Business (TB)
D. Service Commercial (SC)
E. Residential 1 Single Family (R1)
F. Residential 2 Medium Density (R2)
G. Residential 3 High Density (R3)
H. Planned Industrial (PI)
10-17-4: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: For All Signs Zones: The regulations
contained in this section shall apply to all signs and all districts.
A. In no event shall an illuminated sign or lighting device be placed or directed to
permit the beams and illumination there from to be directed or beamed upon a
public thoroughfare, highway, sidewalk or adjacent premises to cause glare or
reflection that may constitute a traffic hazard.
B. All wiring, fittings and materials used in the construction, connection and
operation of electrically illuminated signs shall be in accordance with the
provisions of the local electric code in effect.
C. No sign of any classification shall be installed, erected or attached in any form,
shape or manner to fire escape or any door or window giving access to any fire
D. It shall be unlawful to use in connection with any sign, or use for advertising
purposes any radio, phonograph, whistle, bell or any other sound making or
transmitting device or instrument for the purpose of commercial advertising.
E. No sign shall be erected or altered unless it is in compliance with the
regulations of this ordinance.
F. Every residential dwelling unit shall be identified by a street number. Also every
non residential building or group of buildings shall be identified with a street
number visible from adjacent streets, not to exceed three (3) square feet in the
area. This sign shall not be counted as a part of the total sign area permitted
for said building or groups of buildings and shall not require a sign permit.
10-17-5: AREA OF SIGN:
A. Area of Sign: The area of a sign shall include the entire area within any type of
perimeter border that may enclose the outer limits of any writing,
representation, emblem, figure, or character, exclusive of the supporting
framework. For two sided signs (such as projecting or free-standing signs), only
one sign face is included when determining the total sign area. Where a sign
has three (3) or more faces, the area of all faces shall be included in the total
B. Measurement of sign area: The sign area for all signs permitted by this article
shall be measured by means of the area of one (1) rectangular or circular
shape that encloses all sign elements except the support structure. For signs
consisting of individual letters and/or graphics mounted on a building wall or
window, the sign area shall be measured by means of the area of one (1)
rectangular or circular shape that encloses all of the letters and graphics that
constitute the sign. Aggregate sign area is the area of all signs on the property
or occupancy, except for exempt signs and temporary real estate signs.
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A. Sign Plans. The owner or landlord of a building or complex with multiple
tenants must submit and receive approval for an overall sign plan for his
property, meeting the standards in Section 11: I. of this Chapter. Each tenant
must subsequently obtain a permit for their particular signs which must be
located according to the approved overall sign plan.
B. Sign Permit and Fee Required: No person shall alter, move or otherwise
modify a previously permitted sign, which shall make the sign non-conforming
to this ordinance, within the City of Victor without first submitting a sign
application, paying the associated fee, and receiving a sign permit from the
City, unless the sign is exempt pursuant to Section 10-17-15 of this title. Any
person who hangs, posts, or installs a sign that requires a permit under this
Ordinance and who fails to obtain an approved permit before installing the sign,
shall be guilty of a General Misdemeanor.
C. Sign Applications: All sign applications shall be submitted to the City of Victor to
be reviewed for compliance with the requirements set forth in this Ordinance.
A sign application must include the appropriate fee plus two copies of the
following items, (one copy will be returned to the applicant when the sign permit
1. A completed application using the form supplied by the City;
2. For wall signs: A building elevation drawn to scale which specifies the
location of the proposed new sign, as well as the location of any other sign on
the building relating to the particular business making such application.
3. For all other signs: A site plan drawn to scale which specifies the location of
the building and proposed new sign structure, as well as the size, dimension
and location of all existing on-premise signs–including freestanding signs and
wall signs--relating to the particular business making such application. If the
proposed sign is free-standing, or projecting, the site plan must specify the sign
location on the parcel and show its relation to adjacent streets, buildings, and
4. A scale drawing of the sign including dimensions of all sign faces;
descriptions and colors of materials to be used for sign faces and support
structures, including all posts and hardware; and a detailed sign lighting plan
which clearly indicates the location, type and wattages of all sign lighting
fixtures. A color drawing is required.
5. Tenants of buildings with multiple occupants must include a copy of the
approved overall sign plan and indicate how their proposed sign(s) fit(s) into
the approved plan. These signs must meet the requirements under the City of
Victor Design Review criteria.
10-17-7: ABATEMENT OR REMOVAL OF SIGNS:
A. If, upon inspection, the Enforcement Official determines a sign permitted by the
City of Victor to be unsafe, un-maintained, or abandoned, the Enforcement
Official may issue a written order to the owner of the sign and/or occupant of
the premises stating the nature of the violation and requiring them to repair or
remove the sign within five (5) working days after receipt of notice from the
City. In cases of emergency, the Enforcement Official may cause the
immediate removal of a dangerous or defective sign. Signs removed in this
manner must present an imminent hazard to the public safety.
B. The Enforcement Official may cause the removal of an illegal sign for failure to
comply with the written orders of removal or repair under the procedures and
authority of this Ordinance. Violations of any provision of this Ordinance shall
be a General Misdemeanor.
C. The owner of a sign removed under the provisions of this Section shall be billed
a minimum of $400 for the cost of such removal.
D. Sign removal and repair. If a sign is removed or replaced with a different size
sign, the remaining sign structure of a freestanding sign or the wall of the
building to which the sign was attached shall be repaired, patched, painted and
otherwise restored to match the rest of the structure or building wall. If no sign
is placed on a freestanding sign pole or monument, the entire pole or
monument shall be removed.
10-17-8: NON-CONFORMING SIGNS:
A. All non-conforming signs in existence at the time of adoption of this Ordinance
may continue in use provided they are maintained in a proper manner.
However, such non-conforming signs shall conform or be removed upon the
happening of any of the events described below, or where any of the following
conditions apply. If one of the following conditions apply, the owner of the sign
must bring the sign into conformance within thirty (30) working days of the
event triggering the need for conformance.
1. When a non-conforming sign is destroyed or damaged to the extent of more
than fifty (50) percent of its value immediately prior to the event causing the
damage or destruction.
2. The sign is relocated in any manner.
3. If the sign is altered structurally, or if more than fifty (50) percent of the copy
as measured by the sign area is altered, except for changeable copy signs and
maintenance. Alterations that change the size, use, content, color, lighting, or
appearance of a non-conforming sign are considered structural alterations and
City of Victor shall cause the non-conforming sign to be brought into full compliance with the
standards of this Ordinance.
4. If signs in existence at the time of adoption of this ordinance cause a multitenant
building to exceed the maximum allowable sign area, then the alteration, relocation
or replacement of an existing sign for that building shall be permitted if an overall
sign plan for the building, which conforms to the regulations in this ordinance, is
approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
10-17-9: SIGN STANDARDS:
A. Total Sign Area. The total maximum area of all signs (wall, projecting,
freestanding, changeable copy, portable, banner and directory) for a property
shall not exceed one and one half (1.5) square feet for every lineal foot of
street frontage for that property, except that each business or tenant is allowed
a minimum sign area of 20 square feet.
B. Construction standards. All permanent signs shall be professionally constructed
of high quality, durable materials that complement the adjacent building and
surrounding community and shall be designed to be vandal and weather
10-17-10: SIGNS IN STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY:
A. No sign shall be located in or project into the present or future right-of-way
(ROW) of any public street unless such location or projection is specifically
authorized by other provisions of this code and has secured all necessary
permits, including an encroachment permit.
B. Signs in street right-of-way or interfering with sight distance and Corner Signs.
No sign shall be designed, located, or constructed within the vision triangle at
any intersection or corner. The vision triangle includes the area defined by
extending a line between two points, one on each lot line paralleling the street,
each of which is 45 feet from the lot corner at the intersection: and 2. At other
points of access: the clear vision triangle includes the area defined by
extending a line between two points, one on the lot line paralleling the street,
and on the outer edge of the driveway, each of which is 15 feet from the point
where the driveway crosses the lot line.
10-17-11: SIGN TYPES:
A. Wall Signs: The total area of wall signs on the exterior front surface of a
building shall not exceed ten (10) percent of the vertical front surface of the
building or 32 square feet (GB) (CB) (SC) (TB) (TND) whichever is less.
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1. The total area of signs on a side or rear surface of a building shall not
exceed five (5) percent of the exterior side or rear surface of the building
respectively, or 60 square feet, whichever is less.
2. If a mural incorporates an advertising message into its design, the area of
the advertising message shall be considered a wall sign.
3. No wall sign may obscure architectural details of the building; nor cover
doors, windows, or other integral elements of the facade.
B. Projecting Signs: Each building may have only one projecting sign per
entrance, unless more have been approved in conjunction with an overall sign
plan for a multi-tenant building. Projecting signs must meet the following
1. The top of any projecting sign shall be no higher than twenty (20) feet above
street grade, or the roof line of the building the sign is attached to, and shall
maintain a clearance of at least eight (8) feet from ground level and fifteen (15)
feet above driveways or alleys.
2. Projecting signs shall not extend more than four (4) feet from the building
wall and may not exceed twenty (20) square feet in area. Projecting signs are
not permitted in the (R1) (R2) (R3) zones.
C. Freestanding/ Monument/Cooperative Signs:
1. Freestanding: One on-site freestanding sign per primary building or multibusiness
complex is permitted, provided the sign meets the following requirements:
a. No freestanding sign shall exceed twenty-four (24) square feet per sign
face in the following zones (SC) (GB) (CB) (TB) TND) Freestanding signs
are not allowed in the (R1) (R2) (R3) zones.
Freestanding signs will be allowed in the zone if the primary building is at
least fifteen (15) feet from the lot line.
b. The top of any freestanding sign shall be no higher than sixteen (16)
feet above street grade in the (GB) (SC) Zones and twelve feet above the
street grade in (TB) (TND) zones. Free standing signs in the (CB) zone
must be a sign no higher than eight (8) feet above street grade.
c. The sign must be erected on or within the property boundary and may
not project more than four (4) feet into the public right-of-way. Where the
sign overhangs or projects into a public right-of-way, there must be at least
ten (10) feet of clearance from ground level in (GB) (SC) zones.
d. No building is allowed to have both a freestanding and a projecting sign,
unless approved as part of a sign plan application.
2. Monument Signs: The sign base and sign structure shall be constructed of,
but not limited to, painted, stained or carved wood; brick or stone; glass, high
density weather foam; metal which is painted, rusted, or anodized, rust
resistant, or other- wise treated to prevent glare. Prohibited materials include:
Plexiglas, vinyl, polymers, plastics, acrylics, lexan and flex face with the
exception of these materials used for letters, but may not be glare inducing.
a. Monument signs shall be constructed to substantially match the parent
building façade. The informational structure shall have a contrasting frame
with a recessed informational face.
b. Signs with changeable copy may not change more than once per day.
c. Central Business Zone shall not have monument signs.
d. Maximum total height is measured from the finished grade at the center
of the sign. If the finished grade at the center of the sign is higher than the
finished grade of the closest paved surface, then the height shall be
measured from the finished grade of the closest paved surface.
e. The monument base shall be a maximum of 2 feet in height and shall be
included in the calculation of total height.
f. Address numbers are required on business monument signs. If the area
of the address number is 5 square feet or less, the area will not count
toward the maximum sign face area.
g. For multi-tenant developments, the development name, if included as an
integral part of the monument structure (i.e., not a separate panel), will not
count toward the maximum sign face area as long as the area of the
development name does not exceed 20% of the allowable maximum sign
Cooperative Monument Sign
3. Cooperative Sign. If building entrance is setback a minimum fifteen (15)
feet from public street right-of-way line on which the building fronts, no more
than one (1) freestanding sign is permitted in addition to building-mounted sign.
The maximum cooperative sign area shall not exceed thirty (30) square feet
per sign face, and the maximum height shall not exceed six (6) feet. If
business subdivision is setback from the public street right-of-way line on
which numerous buildings front, no more than one (1) freestanding sign is
permitted in addition to building-mounted sign. The maximum monument sign
area shall not exceed 120 square feet per face, and the maximum height shall
not exceed sixteen (16) feet, and the width will not exceed sixteen (16) feet.
The maximum individual sign shall not exceed 24 square feet. The minimum
individual business sign coverage shall not exceed 75% of the entire
D. Portable Signs: One on-site portable sign is allowed provided it meets the
1. Portable Signs shall not exceed 4 feet in height or 3 feet in width.
2. Portable Signs shall not be located so as to obstruct vehicular traffic, or
visibility for vehicles at intersections, and the clear space for pedestrian
passage shall not be reduced to less than four (4) feet.
3. Portable Signs shall not have more than two faces.
4. Portable Signs shall be weighted or secured in some manner as to prevent
them from being moved or blown over by the wind.
5. Portable Signs shall be displayed during business hours only and be stored
inside the premises when the business is closed.
6. No more than one portable sign is allowed per business or per entrance for
a multi tenant building.
E. Changeable Copy Signs:
1. One changeable copy sign is allowed per business or multi-tenant building
in the (CB) (GB) (SC) zones, not in allowed in other zones.
2. A changeable copy sign may be erected as a freestanding, wall or projecting
sign, but may not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the allowed area of such sign
permitted and must meet all other conditions set forth under the chosen sign
G. Temporary signs: Pertaining to a specific sale or event which are displayed no
longer than fourteen (14) days . However, no premise may display more than
six (6) such signs a year. Temporary signs may not be larger than twenty (20)
H. Kiosks: The Planning and Zoning Commission shall have the authority to
permit erection of kiosks by the city or by nonprofit community organizations
representing a large number of retail businesses. Such kiosks should provide
community and visitor information services of broad interest and a current
directory of retail businesses with a location map. No more than one such kiosk
may be placed within the boundaries of either the (CB) and the (GB) zones.
Kiosks are not allowed in any other zones.
I. Multi-Tenant Buildings and Multi-Business Complexes:
A sign plan is required for all multi-tenant buildings and multi-business
complexes. The plan must indicate size and location of all projecting, wall,
freestanding, directory, and other signs. Only one (1) freestanding sign and
one directory sign is allowed per multi-tenant building or multi-business
complex. Individual tenants of a multi-tenant building or multi-business
complex must subsequently receive permits for their individual signs, which
must conform to the overall sign plan.
1. One identification sign per multi-family dwelling or mobile home park is
permitted, provided such sign does not exceed twenty (20) square feet in area
and uses only external illumination.
2. One on-site identification sign, which may include, but is not limited to,
names of contractor, subcontractors, and financial institutions involved in the
construction of a project, during the first year of construction of a new
residential project, condominium project or subdivision, provided such sign
does not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area per face and is unlighted, is
3. One identification sign per public or semi-public use, provided such sign
does not exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in area and has only external
illumination, is permitted.
4. The owners of a home occupation or business may display one (1) sign
not exceeding two(2) square feet in area. No other type of sign is permitted in
a residential zone unless otherwise exempted in this Ordinance.
B. All Zones:
1. Sign Materials and Color: Materials shall be used that are in harmony and
relate to the building and architecture.
2. All signs shall be constructed of painted, stained or carved wood, brick or
stone, glass, vinyl, metal or other materials which are corrosion resistant,
painted, or anodized, all of which are treated to prevent reflective glare.
3. Support structures--including, but not limited to, post, poles, mountings, and
sign sides or edges– must be faced or covered with wood, stone or metal
which is corrosion resistant, painted or anodized. Other materials, as may be
approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, may be used as a
4. All colors used on any sign must relate in harmony to the building color
and architecture. No fluorescent colors are permitted.
5. Landscaping. Each freestanding/monument sign shall be located within a
planted landscaped area. The size, shape and design of the landscaped area
shall relate to the size, shape and design of the sign and provide a base on the
ground appropriate to the sign structure as determined through the design
A. Externally lit signs shall be illuminated only with steady, stationary, shielded
light sources directed solely onto the sign without causing glare. Light bulbs or
lighting tubes used for illuminating a sign shall be simple in form and should not
clutter the building or structure. All light sources should shine down in order to
protect the night sky.
B. Lights which flash or move in any manner are prohibited, as are colored
lights and neon signs.
C. Internally back-lit signs are only allowed in the (SC) zone, Public Facility
grounds and Parks and Recreation areas.
D. Internally back-lit signs must have a dark or opaque background.
E. An LED billboard shall contain static messages only, and not have movement
nor flashing on any part of the sign structure, design, or pictorial segment of the
sign, nor shall such sign have varying light intensity during display of any single
F. Electronic Changeable Message Signs may not operate at a brightness level of
more than 0.20 foot candles above ambient light levels as measured at the
Sign SF Distance
< 120’ 80’
The owner of the LED billboard sign shall arrange for an annual certification of
the lumens showing compliance by an independent contractor and provide said
certification to the City of Victor.
G. No sign shall exceed an illumination of one half (0.5) footcandles measured at
any adjacent property line in a residential district and two (2.0) footcandles at
any public ROW.
10-17-14: SPECIAL SIGNS:
A. Flags. Customized graphic flags that convey a message that the business is
open through the use of a pictorial or graphic image and which complement the
building design are permitted. Customized flags should be mounted on a
decorative bracket attached perpendicular to the building face. Maximum size
shall not exceed six (6) feet by ten (10) feet, and the lowest point of the flag
must be at least eight (8) feet above the surface of any sidewalk or pedestrian
B. Murals. Murals painted on the wall surface of a building may be permitted in
addition to the signs allowed in the downtown central business area. Such
proposed art shall be reviewed at the zoning administrator design review level
to ensure that it does not constitute a sign otherwise allowed or prohibited by
this article. Murals do not contain advertising copy
C. Menu holders. A menu holder is permitted on the exterior storefront of a
restaurant. The menu holder shall be limited to the size of two (2) pages of the
menu utilized by the establishment. The menu holder shall be located so that it
does not impede pedestrians on the public sidewalk. The menu holder shall not
be used for additional business identification signage and lettering shall not
exceed one (1) inch in height.
D. Off-site signs. Off-site directional signs painted on buildings at the alley
intersections to direct pedestrians to businesses down side-streets and/or
alleys are permitted with the permission of the building owner. Signs shall be
professionally designed and constructed and must complement the color and
materials of the building on which they are painted. This sign will be no larger
than 4 sq. ft in size.
E. Sidewalk cafe signage. In accordance with these cafe guidelines, a sidewalk
cafe may not be permitted signs on the cafe umbrella(s) in addition to the main
occupancy frontage signs. No generic advertising, such as a product name,
shall be permitted.
10-17-15: SIGNS EXEMPT FROM PERMITING: A permit is not required for the
following types of signs in any zoning district:
A. All signs erected in a public right-of-way by a public agency.
B. Open/closed sign. One "open" or "closed" window sign less than two (2)
C. Official notices issued by any court, public agency, or officer.
D. Government signs.
E. One non-illuminated “for sale,” “for rent,” or “for lease” sign not exceeding six
(6) square feet in area; or one non-illuminated “for sale,” “for rent,” or “for lease”
sign per subdivision or multi-family complex, not exceeding thirty two (32)
square feet. All signs must be removed within ten (10) days after their reason
for existence ends.
F. Flags, either official or historic, of any state or nation. Flag. An American, Idaho,
or city flag. The flag shall not exceed eight (8) feet in length or ten (10) feet in
height. The American Flag must be lit if kept out at night by federal regulations.
G. Business information signs. Business information signs are signs informing
business patrons of hours of business, "help wanted," accepted credit cards or
other general business information, but do not include separate identification of
the specific business or advertisement of products, services or sales. Such
business information signs shall be gathered in one location unless otherwise
approved by the Zoning Administrator, and shall not exceed a total of two (2)
H. Open house sign. In addition to other Real Estate Signs permitted by this
article, one "open house" sign not exceeding three (3) square feet is permitted
provided it is located on the particular premises which is for sale, lease or rent,
and posted only when a salesperson is present.
I. Undeveloped acreage real estate sign. For undeveloped acreage, one non-
illuminated real estate sign shall be permitted, and shall not exceed onequarter
(1/4) of one (1) square foot for each linear foot of site frontage, to the maximum
of fifty (50) square feet, and shall not exceed a height of six (6) feet above the
surface of the street.
J. Barber poles. Any barber shop shall be entitled to display a single barber pole
in addition to any other signs allowed by this article. The size, location and
method of mounting to the building shall be as approved through the
development review process in accordance with 10-17-2:
K. Signs designated by the city council as having historical significance to the city.
L. Directional signs, including signs designating parking area entrances and exits,
may be four (4) square feet in size. Parking lot directional signs shall not
project higher than seven (7) feet above the established grade of the parking
M. Any sign in or upon a vehicle, provided that the vehicle is not left standing in
conspicuous places nor used primarily as an advertising device.
N. Holiday decorations such as signs or other material temporarily displayed on
traditionally accepted civic, patriotic, or religious holidays.
O. Campaign signs. Such signs shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet, and
shall not be displayed more than sixty (60) days prior to an election and shall
be removed within ten (10)days after the election.
P. One identification sign per single-family dwelling, provided such sign
does not exceed two (2) square feet in area.
Q. One identification sign per commercial building, provided such sign does not
exceed four (4) square feet in area.
exceed four (4) square feet in area.
R. Grand opening banners, temporary. No more than one (1) temporary banner
per occupancy frontage announcing a new business opening may be displayed
for a maximum period of thirty (30) working days. Said banner(s) shall be dated
on the sign and shall be removed within thirty (30) working days of the posted
10-17-16: PROHIBITED SIGNS: The following signs are inconsistent with the
purposes of the city's comprehensive sign approach and the sign standards
outlined in this article, and are therefore prohibited:
A. Except as herein provided, no signs, whether temporary or permanent--except
traffic signs, signals, banners, and information signs erected by a public
agency--are permitted within any street or highway right-of-way.
1. Any sign using fluorescent colors.
2. Roof signs. Signs mounted on the roof or above the lower eave line of a
mansard or similar roof.
3. Signs painted on or attached to trees, fences, and telephone or other utility
poles, or signs painted on other natural features or roofs of buildings.
4. Signs which display intermittent or flashing lights or moving parts.
However, barber poles, traffic signs and time/temperature signs erected by a
public agency shall be permitted. Animated, moving, flashing, blinking,
reflecting, revolving, or any other similar moving or simulated moving sign.
5. Signs that create a safety hazard by obstructing a clear view of vehicular
and/or pedestrian traffic.
6. Signs that display a message or graphic representation that is lewd,
indecent, or otherwise offensive to public morals.
7. Abandoned signs. Abandoned signs, or signs advertising or publicizing an
activity, service or product not conducted on the premises upon which the sign
is maintained, excerpt for community interest signs permitted by Section J or
signs specifically permitted in a zone district.
8. Searchlights and beacons.
9. Inflatable signs and tethered balloons. Balloons, gas-filled balloons, flags
(except those outlined in section 10-17-15 G.), banners (except as provided in
10-17-15 R.), and pennants.
10. Neon signs, except within windows.
11. Off-site signs. All signs in any district shall identify or advertise only
interests conducted on premises.
12. Streamers. Windblown devices, including but not limited to windmills,
kites, display flags, streamers, balloons, blimps, or similar devices designed to
attract attention to a property or business by moving in the wind.
13. Signs on benches, bicycle racks, shopping cart corrals or other site
appurtenances, except for simple, non-illuminated directory or owner
identification signs not exceeding two (2) square feet.
14. Off-site signs, except as permitted in section 10-17-15 D.
15. Signs on public property or in a public right-of-way, except for publicly
installed traffic and street identification signs, approved special event signs or
other signs expressly permitted by this code (such as, political signs);
16. Signs painted on or affixed to fences or roofs;
17. Signs that simulate in color or design a traffic sign or signal, or which
make use of words, symbols or characters in a manner which could interfere
with, mislead or confuse pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
18. Temporary signs or portable signs located, including but not limited to,
"A" frame signs and portable signs, any sign attached to utility or street name
poles and any product or temporary sign mounted or painted on a vehicle
parked or located so as to function as an identification or directional sign(s)
identifying a business or product.
10-17-17: ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF: The administrative relief procedure is
intended to allow for flexibility in the regulations, when a standard is inapplicable or
inappropriate to a specific use or design. The Planning and Zoning Administrator shall
have the authority to approve or deny administrative relief requests for the standards
within this division, provided that an application is submitted for review and approval. If
approved by the Planning and Zoning Administrator, the application be submitted to the
Planning and Zoning Commission for approval or denial.
10-17-18: CONFLICT WITH OTHER LAWS AND REPEALER: It is not intended by
this ordinance to impair or interfere with other regulations of the State, or local law, or
with the private restrictions on the use of land, improvements and structures. Where this
ordinance imposes greater restrictions than that imposed by other law or private
restrictions, this ordinance shall prevail. All other ordinances or parts of ordinances in
conflict herewith are hereby repealed upon the effective date of this ordinance.
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