17.08.060 – Nonconforming signs

  1. Where a freestanding sign mounted on a pole, pylon, foundation, or other supporting structure is nonconforming, the sign and its supporting structure shall be removed or otherwise modified to conform to the provisions of this Title by October 16, 2014, or within fifteen (15) years after its initial construction, whichever is later.
  2. Prior to October 16, 2014 or the end of the fifteen (15) year period as defined in paragraph A, the owner of a nonconforming freestanding sign mounted on a pole, pylon, foundation, or other supporting structure may submit a written request to the Community and Economic Development Director for an extension of eight (8) months, to June 16, 2015, to come into compliance with the provisions of this Title. The written request must explain how the nonconformities will be resolved within the extension period.
  3. Where a sign other than a freestanding sign is nonconforming, it shall be removed or otherwise modified to conform to the provisions of this Title by October 16, 2014, or within eight (8) years after its initial construction, whichever is later.
  4. Prior to October 16, 2014 or the end of the eight (8) year period as defined in paragraph C, the owner of a nonconforming sign other than a freestanding sign may submit a written request to the Community and Economic Development Director for an extension of eight (8) months, to June 16, 2015, to come into compliance with the provisions of this Title. The written request must explain how the nonconformities will be resolved within the extension period.
  5. No nonconforming sign shall be changed to another nonconforming sign except that the copy, message or graphic of a nonconforming sign may be changed by replacing nonstructural components on which the copy, message or graphic is displayed, such as a plastic or metal panel or insert. No part of a nonconforming sing’s supporting structure, electrical, or lighting equipment shall be replaced or modified so as to extend the life of the sign.
  6. Where a nonconforming freestanding sign including its structural components is removed, the pole, pylon, foundation or other structure that supported the sign shall also be removed.
  7. Except as specifically provided in this Section, nonconforming signs shall be regulated in conformance to the provisions of this Title applicable to nonconforming structures.”
(2014-Z-21: § 1; 2013-Z-15: § 2; 2011-Z-6: § 2; 2009-Z-4: § 2; 2002-Z-14: § 2; 1993-Z-15: § 7; 1966-4: (part); 1960-16: § V (H))