[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was adopted as Ch. 10 but was renumbered in order to place it in Part II: General Legislation of the Code.
Article I Temporary Signs and Aerial Advertising
[Adopted 11-12-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-15]
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all temporary signs not regulated in Article XXI of the Radnor Township Zoning Ordinance and to aerial advertising in Radnor Township.
Permits for overhead signs and banners shall be issued by the Township Zoning Officer only in accordance with this chapter and all other applicable ordinances. Article XXI of the Radnor Township Zoning Ordinance shall not apply.
Overhead signs and banners shall conform to the following, and permits for such signs shall include the information necessary to document compliance with the same:
Location: state route number or Township or county road number.
Vertical clearance above the roadway: minimum of 17 feet and 6 inches.
Size of banner: no more than 48 inches in width.
Banners shall only promote and advertise a community-based event/function which has received approval from the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners.
Location. banners shall only be displayed in locations specifically approved by the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners.
Message. No more than 20% of the message shall relate to naming or advertising for event sponsors only; provided, however, that only a business name and/or logo shall be displayed on the banner or sign.
Duration of display shall not exceed 21 days from the date of installation until the banner is removed.
The banner will be removed within five days or less from the ending date of the event for which the banner was displayed.
The banner shall be installed and removed under the supervision and control of the Township on permanent cables at locations approved by, and in accordance with, specifications provided by the Township.
Traffic control shall be performed in accordance with the most current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Publication 203 for installation and removal of banner.
The dates of installation, duration, removal, size, message, event and/or organization may vary, but in all cases the requirements of this chapter will be satisfied.
Upon the issuance of any permit for a state road pursuant to this chapter, the applicant shall promptly forward a copy of the permit to the district office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with a copy of this transmittal letter to the Township.
The permit applicant assumes full responsibility for erecting, maintaining and removing any such sign or banner, and all liability for damages occurring to any person or property arising from any act or omission associated with the sign or banner, and a statement to that effect shall be included with the application for the permit.
Permit fees for signs or banners, pursuant to this chapter, shall be in accordance with the current fee resolution for other sign permits.
No person shall use or contract for the use of any type of aircraft or other self-propelled or buoyant airborne object to display in any manner or for any purpose whatsoever any sign or advertising device. For the purpose of this section, a "sign or advertising device" includes, but is not limited to, a poster, banner, writing, picture, painting, light, model, display, emblem, notice, illustration, insignia, symbol or any other form of advertising sign or device.
The display of any identifying mark, trade name, trade insignia, or trademark on the exterior of an aircraft or self-propelled or buoyant airborne object if the displayed item is under the ownership or registration of the aircraft's or airborne object's owners.
The display of a sign or advertising device placed wholly and visible only within the interior of an aircraft or self-propelled or buoyant airborne object.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction in District Justice Court, pay a fine of $1,000 for each day of violation.