City of Las Vegas, NM
San Miguel County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Las Vegas as Ch. 10, Art. 4, of the 1972 City Code; amended in its entirety 11-8-1979 by Ord. No. 68-4. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 135.
Cultural historic preservation — See Ch. 200.
Zoning — See Ch. 450.

§ 347-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ERECT
To build, construct, attach, hang, place, suspend, or affix, and shall also include the painting of wall signs.
FACING or SURFACE
The surface of the sign upon, against, or through which the message is displayed or illustrated on the sign.
ILLUMINATED SIGN
Any sign which has characters, letters, figures, designs, or outline illuminated by electric lights, luminous tubes as part of the sign proper.
INCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Any material which will not ignite at or below a temperature of 1,200° F. and will not continue to burn or glow at that temperature.
OTHER ADVERTISING STRUCTURE
Any marquee, canopy, awning or street clock as further defined herein.
PERSON
Includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
SIGN
Includes every sign, billboard, ground sign, wall sign, roof sign, illuminated sign, projecting sign, temporary sign, marquee, awning, canopy and street clock, and shall include any announcement, declaration, demonstration, display, illustration or insignia used to advertise or promote the interests of any person when the same is placed out of doors in view of the general public.
STRUCTURAL TRIM
The molding, battens, cappings, nailing strips, latticing, and platforms which are attached to the sign structure.

§ 347-2 Permits required.

[Amended 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 79-10[1]]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, repair, alter, relocate or maintain within the City of Las Vegas any sign or other advertising structure as defined in this chapter, without first obtaining a sign permit from the Zoning Inspector and making payment of the fee required by § 347-7 hereof. However, political signs are excluded from this requirement. All illuminated signs shall, in addition, be subject to the provisions of the Electrical Code and the permit fees required thereunder. All signs shall, in addition, be subject to the provisions of Article IV of Chapter 450, Zoning, of the Code of the City of Las Vegas.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-3 Application for sign permit. [1]

Application for sign permits shall be made upon blanks provided by the Zoning Inspector and shall contain or have attached thereto the following information:
A. 
Name, address and telephone number of applicant;
B. 
Location of building, structure or lot to which or upon which the sign or other advertising structure is to be attached or erected;
C. 
Position of the sign or other advertising structure in relation to nearby buildings or structures;
D. 
Two blueprints or ink drawings of the plans and specifications and method of construction and attachment to the building or in the ground;
E. 
Copy of stress sheets and calculations showing the structure is designed for dead load and wind pressure in any direction in the amount required by this chapter and all other laws and ordinances of the City;
F. 
Name of person, firm, corporation or association erecting structure;
G. 
Written consent of the owner of the building, structure or land to which or on which the structure is to be erected;
H. 
Any electrical permit required and issued for said sign;
I. 
Such other information as the Zoning Inspector shall require to show full compliance with this chapter and all other laws and ordinances of the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-4 Design Review Board. [1]

Any applicant for placement of a sign in a CH Cultural Historic Overlay Zone shall follow all permit procedures and sign criteria as designated by the Design Review Board. Approval of the sign by the Design Review Board shall be a prerequisite to issuance of a permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-5 Illuminated signs; approval by Electrical Inspector. [1]

The application for a permit for erection of a sign or other advertising structure in which electrical wiring and connections are to be used shall be submitted to the Electrical Inspector. The Electrical Inspector shall examine the plans and specifications respecting all wiring and connections to determine if the same complies with the Electrical Code of the City of Las Vegas, and he shall approve said permit if said plans and specifications comply with said code or disapprove the application if noncompliance with said code is found. The said action of the Electrical Inspector shall be taken prior to submission of the application to the Zoning Inspector for final approval or disapproval of the sign permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-6 Permit issued if application in order. [1]

It shall be the duty of the Zoning Inspector, upon the filing of an application for a sign permit, to examine such plans and specifications and other data and the premises upon which it is proposed to erect the sign or other advertising structure, and if it shall appear that the proposed structure is in compliance with all the requirements of this chapter and all other laws and ordinance of the City of Las Vegas, he shall then issue the sign permit. If the work authorized under a sign permit has not been completed within six months after the date of issuance, the said permit shall become null and void.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-7 Permit fees.

[Amended 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 79-10]
Every applicant, before being granted a permit hereunder, shall pay to the City Treasurer the following:
A. 
All signs requiring a permit other than temporary signs: 1/100 of the cost of purchase, construction or installation of said sign or $25, whichever is greater.
B. 
Temporary signs (excluding political signs): $5.
C. 
Canopies: $10.
D. 
Marquees for each square foot or fraction thereof of display surface: $2.
E. 
Street or wall clocks: same as signs.

§ 347-8 Permit revocable at any time.

All rights and privileges acquired under the provisions of this chapter, or any amendment thereto, are mere licenses revocable at any time by the City Council, and all other such permits shall contain this provision.

§ 347-9 Unsafe and unlawful signs. [1]

If the Zoning Inspector shall find that any sign or other advertising structure regulated herein is unsafe or insecure, or is a menace to the public, or has been constructed or erected or is being maintained in violation of the provisions of this chapter, he shall give written notice to the permittee thereof. If the permittee fails to remove or alter the structure so as to comply with the standards herein set forth within 10 days after such notice, such sign or other advertising structure may be removed or altered to comply by the Zoning Inspector at the expense of the permittee or owner of the property upon which it is located. The Zoning Inspector shall refuse to issue a permit to any permittee or owner who refuses to pay costs so assessed. The Zoning Inspector may cause any sign or other advertising structure which is an immediate peril to persons or property to be removed summarily and without notice.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-10 Wind pressure and dead load requirements.

All signs and other advertising structures shall be designed and constructed to withstand a wind pressure equivalent to a wind velocity of 100 miles per hour, and shall be constructed to receive dead loads as required in the Building Code[1] or other ordinances of the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 135, Building Construction.

§ 347-11 Removal of certain sign. [1]

Any sign now or hereafter existing which no longer advertises a bona fide business conducted, or a product sold, shall be taken down and removed by the owner, agent, or person having the beneficial use of the building or structure upon which such sign may be found within 10 days after written notification from the Zoning Inspector, and, upon failure to comply with such notice within the time specified in such order, the Zoning Inspector is hereby authorized to cause removal of such sign, and any expense incident thereto shall be paid by the owner of the building or structure to which such sign is attached.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-12 Exemptions.

The provisions and regulations of this chapter shall not apply to the following signs; provided, however, said signs shall be subject to the provisions of § 347-9:
A. 
Real estate signs not exceeding eight square feet in area which advertised the sale, rental or lease of the premises upon which said signs are located only.
B. 
Professional name plates not exceeding one square foot in area.
C. 
Signs painted on the exterior surface of a building or structure; provided, however, if said signs have raised borders, letters, characters, decorations or lighting appliances, they shall be subject to the provisions of § 347-19 and all applicable provisions of this chapter.
D. 
Bulletin boards not over eight square feet in area for public, charitable or religious institutions when the same are located on the premises of said institutions.
E. 
Signs denoting the architect, engineer or contractor when placed upon work under construction and not exceeding 16 square feet in area.
F. 
Occupational signs denoting only the name and profession of an occupant in a commercial building, public institutional building or dwelling house, and not exceeding two square feet in area.
G. 
Memorial signs or tablets, names of buildings, and date of erection when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other combustible materials.
H. 
Traffic or other municipal signs, legal notices, railroad crossing signs, danger, and such temporary, emergency or nonadvertising signs as may be approved by the City Council.

§ 347-13 Obstructions to doors, windows, or fire escapes.

No sign shall be erected, relocated or maintained so as to prevent free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape. No sign of any kind shall be attached to a stand pipe or fire escape.

§ 347-14 Signs not to constitute traffic hazard.

No sign or other advertising structure as regulated by this chapter shall be erected at the intersection of any streets in such a manner as to obstruct free and clear vision; or at any location where, by reason of the position, shape or color, it may interfere with, obstruct the view of or be confused with any authorized traffic sign, signal or device or which makes use of the words "stop," "look," "drive-in," "danger" or any other word, phrase, symbol or character in such manner as to interfere with, mislead or confuse traffic.

§ 347-15 Face of sign shall be smooth.

All signs or other advertising structures which are constructed on property lines, or within five feet thereof, shall have a smooth surface and no nails, tacks or wires shall be permitted to protrude therefrom, except electrical reflectors and devices which may extend over the top and in front of the advertising structures.

§ 347-16 Goose neck reflectors.

Goose neck reflectors and lights shall be permitted on ground signs, roof signs, and wall signs; provided, however, the reflectors shall be provided with proper glass lenses concentrating the illumination upon the area of the sign so as to prevent glare upon the street or adjacent property.

§ 347-17 Obscene matter prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to display upon any sign or other advertising structure any obscene, indecent or immoral matter.

§ 347-18 Ground signs.

Ground signs shall include any sign supported by uprights or braces placed upon the ground and not attached to any building.
A. 
Letters, etc., to be secured. All letters, figures, characters or representations in cut-out or irregular form, maintained in conjunction with, attached to, or superimposed, upon any sign shall be safely and securely built or attached to the sign structure and shall comply with all requirements in § 347-15.
B. 
Location, height limitation. It shall be unlawful to erect any ground sign whose total height is greater than 20 feet above the level of the street upon which the sign faces, or above the adjoining ground level, if such ground level is above the street level.
C. 
Space between sign and ground and other signs and structures. Ground signs shall have an open space not less than two feet between the base line of said sign and the ground level. This open space may be filled in with a platform or decorative lattice work which does not close off more than 1/2 of any square foot of such open space. No ground sign shall be nearer than two feet to any other sign, building or structure.
D. 
Setback line. No ground sign shall be nearer the street than the building line established by law unless more restrictive zoning applies.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Not to mislead, interfere with, or confuse traffic. All ground signs shall conform to the provisions of § 347-14.
F. 
Erection bracing, anchorage and supports. All ground signs shall be securely built, constructed and erected upon posts and standards sunk at least three feet below the natural surface of the ground, and shall be supported and braced by timbers or metal rods in the rear thereof, extending from the top thereof to a point in the ground at least a distance equal to 1/2 the height of such sign, measured along the ground, from the posts or standards upon which the same is erected.
G. 
Supports, etc., to be creosoted. All posts, anchors, and bracing of wood shall be treated to protect them from moisture by creosoting or other approved methods when they rest upon or enter into the ground.
H. 
Wind pressure and dead load requirements. All ground signs shall conform to the requirements set forth in § 347-10.
I. 
Exception. A special use permit may be granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission to a travel service facility of the class of food, lodging, and motor fuel that is located only on a street leading directly to a point of egress from the proposed interstate highway but no more than 1/2 mile from that interstate highway. Such a sign must be freestanding on the land of the service unit and not more than 40 feet above the ground, and only one such sign may be permitted for each service unit.

§ 347-19 Wall signs.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
WALL SIGN
Includes all flat signs of solid face construction which are placed against a building or other structure and attached to the exterior front, rear, or side wall of any building, or other structure.
B. 
Construction; materials required. All wall signs for which a permit is required under this chapter shall have a surface or facing of incombustible material; provided, however, that combustible structural trim may be used thereon.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Limitation on placement and area. No wall sign shall cover wholly or partially any wall opening, nor project beyond the ends or top of the wall to which it is attached, and any one wall sign shall not exceed an area of 500 square feet.
(2) 
Projection above sidewalk and setback line. No wall sign shall be permitted to extend more than six inches beyond the building line, and shall not be attached to a wall at a height of less than 10 feet above the sidewalk or ground.
(3) 
Obstruction to doors, windows, or fire escapes. No wall sign shall be erected, relocated or maintained so as to prevent free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape.
D. 
Construction.[1]
(1) 
Supports and attachment. All wall signs shall be safely and securely attached to the building wall by means of metal anchors, bolts, or expansion screws of not less than 3/8 inch in diameter embedded in said wall at least five inches; provided, however, that such signs may rest in or be bolted to strong, heavy metal brackets or saddles set not over six feet apart, each of which shall be securely fixed to the wall as hereinbefore provided. In no case shall any wall sign be secured with wire, strips of wood or nails.
(2) 
Wind pressure and dead load requirements. All wall signs shall conform to the requirements of § 347-10.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-20 Roof signs.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ROOF SIGN
Any sign erected, constructed and maintained wholly upon or over the roof of any building with the principal support on the roof structure.
B. 
Construction; materials required. Every roof sign, including the upright supports and braces thereof, shall be constructed entirely of incombustible materials; provided, however, that combustible structural trim may be used thereon.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Height and area limitations. No roof sign shall have a surface or facing exceeding 300 square feet, nor have its highest point extended more then 10 feet above the roof level.
(2) 
Setback from roof edge. No roof sign shall be erected or maintained with the face thereof past the outside wall toward which the sign faces.
(3) 
Prohibited obstructions. No roof sign shall be placed on the roof of any building or structure in such manner as to prevent free passage from one part of said roof to any other part thereof or interfere with openings in said roof and shall comply with § 347-13 hereof.
D. 
Construction.[1]
(1) 
Bracing, anchorage and supports. Every roof sign shall be thoroughly secured to the building by iron or other metal anchors, bolts, supports, rods, or braces. When erected upon buildings which are not constructed entirely of fireproof material, the bearing plates of said sign shall bear directly upon masonry walls and intermediate steel columns in the building. No roof sign shall be supported or anchored to the wooden framework of a building.
(2) 
Wind pressure and dead load requirements. All roof signs shall conform to requirements of § 347-10 of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-21 Projecting signs.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HORIZONTAL PROJECTING SIGN
Any sign which is greater in width than in height.
PROJECTING SIGNS
Includes any sign which is attached to a building or other structure and extends beyond the line of the said building or structure or beyond the surface of that portion of the building or structure to which it is attached.
VERTICAL PROJECTING SIGN
Any sign which is greater in height than in width.
B. 
Construction.
(1) 
Every projecting sign, including the frames, braces and supports thereof, shall be designed by a structural engineer or manufacturer, and shall be approved by the Zoning Inspector as in compliance with the Building Code, and by the Electrical Inspector as in compliance with the Electrical Code of the City of Las Vegas, shall be constructed of incombustible materials, shall be illuminated and shall be two faced.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Illumination. The reflectors shall be provided with the proper glass lenses concentrating the illumination upon the area of the sign and preventing glare upon the street or adjacent property; and no floodlight or spotlight nor reflectors of the goose-neck type shall be permitted on projecting signs.
(3) 
Limitation of glass. The lettering or advertising designs to be illuminated may be composed of glass or other transparent or semitransparent incombustible material. Any glass forming a part of any sign shall be safety glass or plate glass at least 1/4 inch thick, and, in case any single piece of pane of glass has an area exceeding three square feet, it shall be wired glass. One section, not exceeding three square feet in area, constructed of wire glass or safety glass shall be permitted on each side of a sign.
(4) 
Moveable parts to be secured. Any moveable part of a projecting sign, such as the cover of a service opening, shall be securely fastened by chains or hinges.
(5) 
Area limitations. Except by special permission of the City Council, projecting signs shall be limited in area as follows:
(a) 
Horizontal projecting signs: 50 square feet each side.
(b) 
Vertical projecting signs: 100 square feet each side.
(6) 
Thickness limitation. The distance measured between the principal faces of any projecting sign shall not exceed 18 inches.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Projection from wall and over public property. No projecting sign shall extend over or into any street, alley, sidewalk, or other public thoroughfare, and shall not be placed or project over any wall opening.
(2) 
Obstructions and traffic hazards. Every projecting sign shall be erected in full compliance with § 347-14 of this chapter.
D. 
Anchoring of sign.[2]
(1) 
Bracing, anchorage and supports. Projecting signs exceeding 10 square feet in area or 50 pounds in weight shall not be attached to nor supported by frame buildings nor the wooden framework of a building. Said signs shall be attached to a masonry wall with galvanized expansion bolts at least 3/8 inch in diameter, shall be fixed in the wall by means of bolts extending through the wall, shall contain proper size metal washer or plate on the inside of the wall, and shall comply with § 347-10 hereof.
(2) 
Anchorage with wire, etc., prohibited. No projecting sign shall be secured with wire, strips of wood or nails, nor shall any projecting sign be hung or secured to any other sign.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
V-shaped signs prohibited. V-shaped signs, consisting of two single-faced signs erected without a roof or ceiling, shall not be permitted.

§ 347-22 Temporary signs.

[Amended 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 79-10]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TEMPORARY SIGNS
Includes any sign, banner, pennant, valance or advertising display constructed of cloth, canvass, light fabric, cardboard, wall board, or other light materials, with or without frames, intended to be displayed for a short period of time only
B. 
Construction.
(1) 
Materials and area limitations. No temporary sign of combustible material shall exceed four feet in one of its dimensions or 100 square feet in area, and provided such signs in excess of 60 square feet shall be made of rigid materials, that is, of wall board or other light materials with frames.
(2) 
Weight limitation. Every temporary sign weighing in excess of 50 pounds must be approved by the Zoning Inspector as conforming to the safety requirements of the Building Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Projection from wall and over public property. No temporary sign shall extend over or into any street, alley, sidewalk, or other public thoroughfare a distance greater than four inches from the wall upon which it is erected, and shall not be placed or project over any wall opening.
(2) 
Obstruction to doors, windows and fire escapes. No temporary sign shall be erected so as to prevent free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape, nor shall such sign be attached to any strand pipe or fire escape.
D. 
Erection; anchorage and support. Every temporary sign shall be attached to the wall with wire or steel cables, and no strings, ropes or wood slats for anchorage or support purposes shall be permitted.
E. 
Duration of permits. Permits for temporary signs shall authorize the erection of said signs and their maintenance for a period not exceeding 30 days.
F. 
Advertising permitted. The advertisement contained on any temporary sign shall pertain only to the business, industry, or pursuit conducted on or within the premises on which such sign is erected or maintained. This provision shall not apply to signs of a civic, political or religious nature.
G. 
Political signs. Political signs or posters shall be permitted on private property only with the consent of the owner of the property. Political signs shall be allowed up to a total area of six square feet in a residential zone and up to 32 square feet for each sign in a nonresidential zone. Such signs shall not be permitted on any public structure or otherwise located within public lands or right-of-way. Political signs and posters shall not be displayed more than 60 days prior to or more than 15 days after an election to which they pertain.

§ 347-23 Marquees.

A. 
Definition. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MARQUEE
Includes any hood or awning of permanent construction projecting from the wall of a building above an entrance and extending over a thoroughfare.
B. 
Construction.
(1) 
Materials required. All marquees, including the anchors bolts, supports, rods and braces thereof, shall be constructed of incombustible materials, shall be designed by a structural engineer and approved by the Zoning Inspector as in compliance with the Building Code, and by the Electrical Inspector as in compliance with the Electrical Code of the City of Las Vegas, and shall be illuminated.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Drainage. The roofs of all marquees shall be properly guttered and connected by down spouts to a sewer so that the water therefrom will not drip or flow onto public property.
(3) 
Roofs, use and glass. The roofs of all marquees shall be used for no other purpose than to form and constitute a roof, and at least 25% of the area of the roof of every marquee shall be of glass or other incombustible transparent substance. Any type of marquee located past the building line shall not contain any type of lettering.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Height above sidewalk. No portion of a marquee shall be less than 10 feet above the level of the sidewalk or other public thoroughfare.
(2) 
Setback from curbline. No marquees shall be permitted to extend beyond a point one foot inside the curbline.
(3) 
Width. No marquee shall be wider than the entrance or the entrance of the building, plus five feet on each side thereof; provided, however, that where the entrance to a building is not more than 20 feet apart, a marquee may be made a continuous, single structure between said entrances.
D. 
Anchoring.[2]
(1) 
Bracing, anchorage and supports. Marquees shall be supported solely by the building to which they are attached, and no columns or posts shall be permitted as support.
(2) 
Roof live load requirement. The roof of any marquee, except glass area required, shall be designed and constructed to support a live load of not less than 100 pounds per square foot. The wind pressure requirements shall be those stated in § 347-10.
(3) 
Anchorage to wood structure prohibited. No marquee shall be erected on any building of wood frame construction unless attached to the masonry, concrete or steel supports of the building.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Illumination required. Every marquee projecting over public property shall be illuminated by at least 16 candle power of illumination for each 50 square feet or fraction thereof of area from sunset to 10:00 p.m. every night, Monday through Saturday of each week.

§ 347-24 Awnings and canopies.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AWNING
Includes any structure made of cloth or metal with a metal frame attached to a building and projecting over a thoroughfare, when the same is so erected as to permit its being raised to a position flat against the building when not in use.
CANOPY
Includes any structure, other than an awning, made of cloth or metal with metal frames attached to a building, projecting over a thoroughfare, and carried by a frame supported by the ground or sidewalk.
B. 
Construction.
(1) 
Materials, awnings. Awnings may be constructed of cloth or metal; provided, however, all frames and supports shall be of metal.
(2) 
Materials, canopies. Canopies may be constructed of cloth or metal hood; provided, however, all frames and supports shall be of metal.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Height above sidewalk, awnings. All awnings shall be constructed and erected so that the lowest portion thereof shall not be less than 10 feet above the level of the sidewalk or portion of the thoroughfare.
(2) 
Height above sidewalk, canopies. All canopies shall be constructed and erected so that the lowest portion thereof shall not be less than 10 feet above the level of the sidewalk or portion of the thoroughfare.
(3) 
Setback from curbline, awnings and canopies. No awning or canopy shall be permitted to extend beyond a point 12 inches inside the curbline.
(4) 
Width, awnings and canopies. There shall be no limitation on width of awnings; provided, however, full compliance with § 347-10 is required. No canopy shall be permitted to exceed eight feet in width.
D. 
Anchoring.[1]
(1) 
Awnings, support. Every awning shall be securely attached to and supported by the building. Posts or columns beyond the building line shall not be permitted for awnings.
(2) 
No awnings shall be attached to the wood jambs, frames, or other wood members of a building (frame buildings excepted) when such building is less than 10 feet from public property.
(3) 
Canopies, support. The framework of all canopies shall be designed by a structural engineer and approved by the Zoning Inspector as in compliance with the Building Code. All frames and supports shall be of metal and designed to withstand a wind pressure as provided in § 347-10 of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Advertising. No advertising shall be placed on any awning or canopy.
F. 
Awnings to be rolled. Every awning shall be rolled or folded against the building wall except when serving as protection from sun, rain, snow or other inclement weather.

§ 347-25 Street clocks.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
STREET CLOCK
Any timepiece erected upon a standard upon the sidewalk or on the exterior of any building or structure for the convenience of the public and placed and maintained by some person for the purpose of advertising their place of business.
B. 
Construction.
(1) 
All street clocks as herein defined shall be constructed of incombustible material, including the frames, braces and supports thereof.
(2) 
Regulation of size of dial. The dial of such clocks shall not be less than 30 inches nor more than 40 inches in diameter.
(3) 
Requirements on glass. Any glass forming a part of a clock or the sign thereon shall be safety glass or plate glass at least 1/4 inch thick, and, in case any single piece or pane of glass has an area exceeding three square feet, it shall be constructed of wired glass, securely held in place.
C. 
Location.
(1) 
Clock erected on walls. Clocks supported on the corner of any building or structure at the intersection of two streets shall not be less than 15 feet nor more than 20 feet above the sidewalk and shall not project from the face or wall of the building or structure, in any direction, more than five feet.
(2) 
Clocks erected on sidewalks. Every clock erected on the sidewalk shall be supported upon a post of ornamental design the total height of which shall be not less than 15 feet, shall be not more than 20 inches from the outer edge of the curb, and shall be at least 20 feet from the point of intersection of the lines of any street, measured parallel of intersection of the lines of any street, measured parallel with the street.
D. 
Anchoring.[1]
(1) 
Clocks erected on walls. All clocks erected on the exterior of any building or structure shall comply with the requirements set forth in § 347-19, regulating wall signs, or § 347-21, regulating projecting signs, in all respects concerning erection, whichever applies, except that clocks may project not more than five feet over the sidewalk.
(2) 
Wind pressure and dead load requirements. All street clocks, whether erected on exterior walls or on the sidewalk, shall comply with the requirements of § 347-10 of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Limitation on permits, clocks on sidewalks. Any person erecting a street clock on any public sidewalk shall obtain the special written permission of the City Council in addition to all other permits required hereunder.
F. 
Limitation on permits, general. No person shall be permitted to erect more than one street clock as herein defined for any place of business, at any one location.
G. 
Advertising permitted. Only the name of the owner, proprietor or manager of the place of business erecting and maintaining such clock shall be permitted as advertising matter on said clock.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 10-4-25, Subsection h, which required that street clocks keep accurate time, which previously followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-26 Nonconforming signs.

Every sign or other advertising structure in existence on adoption of this chapter which violates or does not conform to the provisions hereof, shall be nonconforming and shall be allowed to remain, providing the sign conforms with §§ 347-5, 347-9, 347-10, 347-11, 347-12, 347-13, 347-14, and 347-22.

§ 347-27 Revocation of permits. [1]

The Zoning Inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to revoke any permit issued by him upon failure of the holder thereof to comply with any provision of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 347-28 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 79-10]
Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter may be sentenced or fined, or both, up to the maximum amount permitted by applicable law, such amount to be set by the Municipal Judge in his sound discretion.