(1) Signs posted or affixed to public property.
a. Any sign found within a public street, public sidewalk, public alley, or on
public property may be seized and impounded by the City Manager or
b. Property seized and impounded under this section shall be held for a
period of five working days. After this period the property shall be
considered abandoned property and disposal shall be at the discretion of
the City Manager or his/her designee.
(2) Signs on private property. No person shall place a sign on private property
without the written consent of the owner or agent for the owner of the private
(3) Signs obscuring or interfering with view. Signs may not be located or illuminated
in such a manner as to obscure or otherwise interfere with the effectiveness of an
official traffic sign, signal or device or so as to obstruct or interfere with the view
of a driver or approaching, emerging, or intersecting traffic, as determined by the
City Manager or his/her designee.
(4) Location on vacant buildings. No on-premises sign or sign structure shall be
permitted to remain for more than ninety (90) days on any vacant building, except
a conforming sign pertaining to the lease or sale of the building or premises, or a
sign which is under lease from an owner or his agent, when the sign is
maintained by any person operating under a bond conforming to the
requirements of this chapter.
(5) Signs on annexed land. Any signs within areas annexed to the city after
September 22, 2008 which do not conform to the provisions in this chapter shall
be removed or brought into conformance in accordance with those applicable
sections of this chapter.
(6) Inflatable billboards/signs.
(7) Flashing, blinking, traveling lights. Signs with flashing, blinking or traveling lights
more than eleven (11) watts in each bulb and with nonfrosted bulbs, which are
located within thirty (30) feet of any street right-of-way, excepting those giving
public information such as time, temperature, weather, or similar information are
(8) Signs resembling official traffic signs.
(9) Portable, mobile, or wheeled signs.
(10) Distracting signs. Any sign which emits sound, odor, or visible matter which
serves as a distraction to persons within the public right-of-way.
(11) Off-Premise Signs except for banners advertising for events held by churches,
schools, colleges, and civic or community service organizations or other
recognized non-profit agencies and Outdoor advertising signs (Billboards) that
conform to the regulations of Section 29-94.