Prohibited Signs

 

The following signs are prohibited. Such signs include, but are not limited to:

 

(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

his/her designee.

     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

property.

(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

prohibited.

(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.