Village of Tarrytown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 5-20-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991. (Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 251, Signs, adopted 11-6-1989 by L.L. No. 15-1989, as amended.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Architectural Review Board — See Ch. 9.
Historic districts and landmarks — See Ch. 191.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 259.
Zoning — See Ch. 305.
A. 
The purpose of this chapter is to promote and protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating existing and proposed outdoor signs of all types and certain indoor signs. This chapter is intended to protect property values and create a more attractive economic climate; to protect and enhance the physical appearance of the community and preserve its scenic, man-made and natural beauty by ensuring that signage is appropriate to the character of Tarrytown and its commercial and industrial districts; to reduce sign distractions and obstructions that may contribute to traffic accidents; to reduce hazards which may be created by signs projecting over sidewalks or streets; and to regulate signs in a manner consistent with the legislative intent and purposes of the Tarrytown Zoning Code and the Landmark and Historic District Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 305, Zoning, and Ch. 191, Historic Districts and Landmarks.
B. 
This chapter is also intended to provide guidance for good sign design, due to the belief of the Board of Trustees that good sign design is an effective way to improve and preserve the visual environment, contribute to the architectural fabric of the community and help to stimulate economic revitalization.
For the purpose of interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:[1]
ERECT
When used in respect to signs, means to paint, build, construct, alter, display, relocate, attach, hang, place, suspend or affix. Such term does not include maintenance and repair but does include the repainting or refinishing of a sign in a manner which changes the color or design of the sign or any of its components.
PERPENDICULAR SIGN
Any sign, the face of which is perpendicular to the facade of the building.
[Added 5-20-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002]
SIGN
Any material, structure or device which is:
A. 
Composed of letters, pictures or symbols;
B. 
Designed or used for the purpose of attracting or which does attract the attention of the public to the subject matter thereof; and
C. 
Either located out of doors on the exterior of a building or located inside a building within five feet of the window in a manner to be viewed principally by passersby or anywhere on the premises.
[1]
Editor's Note: The former definitions of "business" and "business establishment" which appeared in this section were repealed 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993.
A. 
The design, character, size and scale of signs shall be in keeping with and appropriate to the architectural design of the building or structure upon which they are placed, the design of neighboring properties and adjoining signs and the character of Tarrytown.
B. 
Except as provided in § 251-4G, Exemptions, the number of signs for each building shall be limited to one per street facade with a maximum of two signs per corner of a public right-of-way. The sign may be displayed on the facade of the building or the awning, on a window or within five feet of a window, but not in more than one such location per street facade.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by L.L. No. 17-1992; 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former § 251-3C, which immediately followed this subsection and provided limitations on the content of signs.
A. 
Permit. Except as provided in § 251-4G, no sign may be erected or displayed on a building facade, awning, on or within a window or a freestanding sign without first obtaining a sign permit from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall not issue a sign permit for a sign that does not comply in every respect to this chapter unless a variance is requested and thereafter approved by the Architectural Review Board.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by L.L. No. 17-1992]
B. 
Application. Application for a sign permit shall be made upon forms provided by the Building Inspector and shall contain or have attached thereto the following information:
(1) 
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
(2) 
The location of the building, structure or lot to which or upon which the sign is to be attached or erected.
(3) 
The position of the sign in relation to adjacent buildings or structures.
(4) 
Two blueprints or ink drawings of the plans and specifications and method of construction and attachment to the building or in the ground.
(5) 
The name of the person, firm, corporation or association erecting the sign.
(6) 
Written consent of the owner of the building, structure or land to which or on which the sign is to be erected.
(7) 
Any electrical permit required for said sign.
(8) 
Such other information as the Building Inspector shall require to show full compliance with this chapter and all other laws of the Village.
C. 
Fees.[1]
(1) 
Except as provided in § 215-4G, Exemptions, no sign permit shall be issued by the Building Inspector until the applicable fee noted below is paid to the Village:
(a) 
Single-faced sign of less than 25 square feet: $50.
(b) 
Single-faced sign of 25 square feet or more: $50.
(c) 
Double-faced sign: $50.
(d) 
Awning: $50 per awning with sign.
(e) 
Illumination on sign: additional $25.
(f) 
Floodlighting: $25.
(2) 
The size of a sign shall be measured from the outside edge of the frame of the sign.
(3) 
Temporary signs: see § 251-6.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, regarding a second sign, was repealed 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991.
D. 
Permit void. A sign permit shall be void if the sign authorized thereunder has not been erected within 120 days from the date of issuance. The owner or applicant of said sign shall be responsible for establishing the date of erection in the issued sign permit.
E. 
Term of permit; renewal. A sign permit shall be valid for the period of time in which a business is conducted and the existing sign is not changed or modified in any way.
F. 
Revocation of permit. The Building Inspector may, at any time, revoke a sign permit where the sign erected or maintained violates the terms of this chapter. Notice of such revocation and the reason therefor shall be provided, in writing, by the Building Inspector to the person named in the application by mailing such notice to said person at the address provided in the sign permit application or the address of the building where the sign is located.
G. 
Exemptions. Signs allowed per this subsection, as follows, shall not require a permit and may be erected in addition to other signs, as allowed in this chapter:
[Amended 9-21-1992 by L.L. No. 17-1992]
(1) 
Traffic signs erected by a governmental body.
(2) 
Temporary emergency signs erected for safety of the public in an area where repair or installation work is in progress.
(3) 
One sign on residential premises. Each such sign shall be limited to one square foot in surface area. One sign on residential premises identifying any type of office or business on the premises as permitted in the Village Zoning Ordinance.[2] Each such sign shall be limited to two square feet in area, but in no case shall each individual practitioner in the office or business be permitted an individual sign.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 305, Zoning.
(4) 
Temporary signs in windows. A temporary paper sign is a sign that can be readily removed and is not permanently attached to a window. The total percentage of window space that may be used for such signs is 25% of each window. One window may be used for a temporary sign in windows, provided that the space used does not exceed 25% of the total window space. Temporary signs may not remain in a window for a period exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(5) 
Temporary signs which inform the public of a special event. The temporary public information sign may remain in a window for a period of four weeks.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(6) 
Signs indicating the private nature of a road, driveway or other premises and signs limiting the use of private property by the public. Each such sign shall be limited to one square foot in surface area.
(7) 
Nonilluminated signs used by places of worship to identify the place of worship and the names of the clergy thereof and impending programs of worship. Each such sign shall be limited to three feet by four feet in dimension.
(8) 
Informational signs as required by law. The total surface area that the information sign(s) shall cover on a window or door is one square foot.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(9) 
In addition to the signage referred to in § 251-3B of this chapter, the name of each business conducted in a business establishment in letters in a single color may also be displayed on or next to the main entrance door in letters not over two inches high and in one window of a second floor, or higher, business establishment in letters not over four inches high.
(10) 
Signs designating security systems in residential neighborhoods. One sign may be placed in either a window or a yard and shall not exceed ten inches by ten inches in size. Signs placed in a yard shall be located as close to the residence as is practicable.
(11) 
Firesafety signs.
(12) 
Menu of customary size.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(13) 
Historical markers, tablets, statues, memorial signs and plaques; names of buildings and dates of erection when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze, stainless steel or similar material; and emblems installed by governmental agencies or religious or nonprofit organizations, not exceeding six square feet.
(14) 
Flags and insignia of any government, except when displayed in connection with commercial promotion. Such flags or insignias shall not exceed 150 square feet per face in area.
(15) 
On-premises directional signs for the convenience of the general public identifying public parking areas, fire zones, entrances and exits and similar signs, internally illuminated or nonilluminated, not exceeding four square feet per face and four feet in height.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(16) 
Private-owner merchandise sale signs for garage sales and auctions, not exceeding four square feet for a period not exceeding four days.
(17) 
Holiday decorations, including lighting, are exempt from the provisions of this chapter and may be displayed in any district without a permit for a period not to exceed eight weeks.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(18) 
At gasoline stations, a sign attached on gasoline pumps, not exceeding two square feet.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(19) 
Temporary on-premises directional signs for meetings, conventions and other assemblies, not exceeding four square feet.
(20) 
Analog clocks which do not exceed 24 square feet. Digital time and temperature signs are prohibited.
(21) 
Informational signs, placed in or on a window. The total surface area the informational sign(s) may cover on a window shall not exceed four square feet. Services and/or products shall be generic in nature and shall not include a specific brand name.
[Amended 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991; 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
H. 
Holiday decorations, including lighting, are exempt from the provisions of this chapter and may be displayed in any district without a permit for a period not to exceed eight weeks. Holiday promotional material, including any holiday decoration containing a product or company emblem, logo or name shall not be included in this exemption.
[Added 9-21-1992 by L.L. No. 17-1992]
The following signs are prohibited:
A. 
Flashing, moving or fluttering signs and signs which emit smoke, visible vapors or particles, sound or odor.
B. 
Signs affixed to exterior glass, except specified informational signs.
C. 
Signs of such a design and location that they interfere with, compete for attention with or may be mistaken for a traffic signal.
D. 
Freestanding or projecting signs within an area bounded by the intersection of the rights-of-way of two or more streets and located within 30 feet from such intersection along the rights-of-way of such streets, except informational signs erected by a governmental body.
E. 
Signs located in or projecting over a street or sidewalk, except for awnings and those erected by a governmental body and as permitted for perpendicular signs under § 251-11.
[Amended 5-20-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002]
F. 
Exterior signs containing product or service advertising or trade names.
G. 
Signs on any exterior wall of a building above the ground floor, except signs on windows which are otherwise permitted in accordance with this section or which are specifically exempted in § 251-4G.
H. 
Banners or flags.
I. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection I, which dealt with pricing signs, as amended, was deleted at the request of the Village.
J. 
Billboards.
K. 
Signs that are displayed in such a manner as to be hazardous to traffic or to disturb the occupants of any other building.
L. 
Neon signs.[2]
[Added 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 251-5.1, Political signs, which immediately followed this subsection, as added 5-18-1992 by L.L. No. 7-1992, was repealed 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993.
A. 
No bills or notices shall be posted within the Village except on bulletin boards maintained by the Village or other governmental authority.
B. 
No banner shall be displayed over any sidewalk, street or highway, except temporary banners for a period not to exceed 30 days and unless authorization has been issued by the Board of Trustees. A request for such authorization must be submitted in writing to the Village Clerk at least four weeks prior to the beginning date for the banner. A public liability bond or insurance policy in the sum of $50,000 shall be provided for each banner prior to the erection of the banner. The banner must be securely fastened to a building or structure. The fee for the banner shall be $100.
C. 
No sign or banner, for a public or charitable purpose, may be erected or maintained for a period not to exceed 60 days unless authorization has been issued by the Board of Trustees.
D. 
One temporary real estate sign shall be permitted on each improved parcel of land designating the property for sale or rent, provided that such sign shall be attached to the principal building and shall not exceed four square feet in area. One temporary real estate sign shall be permitted on each unimproved parcel of land designating the property for sale or rent, provided that approval for the placement of the sign has first been obtained from the Building Inspector and the sign does not exceed four square feet in area.
E. 
One temporary construction sign relating directly to the work of constructing or improving a structure for which a building permit has been issued and has not expired may be erected. The sign may be maintained for the period beginning with the excavation and ending with the completion of the construction or improvement. The temporary sign shall not exceed 25 square feet in area, and, upon payment of a fee of $25, a temporary permit may be issued by the Building Inspector. The term of such temporary permit shall not exceed 12 months in duration. The Building Inspector may issue an additional temporary permit which shall not exceed six months in duration per temporary permit, provided that construction is continuing at the site. The fee for each temporary permit shall be $25. The sign shall be erected immediately adjacent to the construction or improvement site. The applicant shall be responsible for the maintenance of the sign.
F. 
Identification and directional signs may be permitted upon written application to and subject to approval by the Architectural Review Board. The Architectural Review Board may request input from the Board of Trustees regarding the application. The signs shall not contain any matter unnecessary to indicate the location of or direction of travel to the place designated on the sign. The size of the sign shall be determined by the Architectural Review Board, but in any event should be as small as practicable.
A. 
Residential districts.
(1) 
No signs shall be erected in residential districts, as established by the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Tarrytown,[1] with the exceptions noted in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 305, Zoning.
(2) 
A wall sign or ground sign may be permitted identifying a church or other place of worship, parish house, school or membership organization. The sign shall not exceed 12 square feet in area per face. Ground signs shall not be erected within 10 feet of the street right-of-way and shall not exceed six feet above the level of the adjoining street or above the level of the adjoining ground if such adjoining ground is above the street level.
(3) 
No fee shall be required for the signs noted in this Subsection A.
B. 
Office Building and Mixed-Use Districts.
(1) 
No signs shall be erected in Office Building and Mixed-Use Districts, as established by the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Tarrytown, with the exceptions noted in this chapter.
(2) 
A wall or ground sign may be permitted designating the name or address of the building or complex. Complexes with more than one building may have one sign per building, plus one sign at the entrance to the complex. The sign(s) shall not exceed 12 square feet in area per face. Ground signs shall not be erected within 10 feet of the street right-of-way and shall not exceed six feet above the level of the adjoining street or above the level of the adjoining ground if such adjoining ground is above the street level.
(3) 
The lower edge of a wall sign shall not be located above the level of the floor of the second story of the building upon which the sign is erected.
C. 
Retail, commercial and industrial districts.
(1) 
No signs shall be erected in retail, commercial and industrial districts, as established by the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Tarrytown, with the exceptions noted in this chapter. Specific regulations relating to the Restricted Retail District, which do not apply in other retail, commercial and industrial districts are included in Subsection D below.
[Amended 10-21-2013 by L.L. No. 12-2013[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: This local law also provided a sunset date of 12-1-2014.
(2) 
One wall sign may be erected upon a wall fronting a street. The sign shall be erected flat or parallel with the building wall to which it is attached and shall not extend more than 12 inches from such exterior building wall. In addition to a wall sign, one perpendicular sign, as permitted in § 251-11, may be erected.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993; 6-17-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002]
(3) 
The maximum vertical dimension of each such sign shall be two feet in height, and the maximum horizontal dimension of such sign shall not exceed 75% of the length of the street frontage of the business establishment upon which such sign is erected, but in any event the sign should not exceed 15 feet in length. No letter on such sign shall be more than 18 inches in height or width. The lower edge of such sign shall not be located above the level of the floor of the second story of the building upon which the sign is erected.
(4) 
Except as permitted for perpendicular signs in § 251-7C(2), only one sign shall be permitted per street frontage, regardless of the number of businesses conducted on the premises. Should a building be located at an intersection and have a second street frontage, a second sign may be permitted thereon, provided that the second sign shall be a replica of the sign facing the principal street and shall be less than 50% of the size of the principal sign.
[Amended 6-17-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002]
(5) 
One wall directory may be erected in lieu of one wall sign permitted pursuant to Subsection C(2) where two or more businesses are conducted on the premises. Should a building have a second street frontage, a second wall directory may be permitted thereon, provided that the second wall directory shall be no larger than the wall directory facing the principal street. The maximum size for a wall directory shall be 12 square feet.
[Amended 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991]
(6) 
One wall sign may be erected on the rear of the building, provided that the rear of the building faces a public or private off-street parking area. The sign shall be a replica of the sign facing the principal street and shall be less than 25% of the size of the principal sign.
(7) 
One ground sign may be erected in lieu of one wall sign permitted pursuant to Subsection C(2). The ground sign may be erected, provided that at least 50% of the property associated with the business for which the sign is to be erected is not covered by structures. The sign shall not exceed 24 square feet per face, and the top thereof shall not be more than 18 feet above the level of the ground. An open space of not less than three feet shall be provided between the bottom of the sign and the ground. The sign shall be erected at least five feet from any structure and shall comply in all respects to the setbacks established in Chapter 305, Zoning, and in all cases must be proportionate to the size of the lot and the building.
[Amended 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991]
(8) 
Gasoline filling stations may, in addition to the signage permitted herein, erect a ground sign not to exceed 32 square feet per face, and the top thereof shall not be more than 19 feet above the ground. No fluttering banners, revolving devices or similar devices for attracting attention shall be permitted on the premises. Rest room signs, not exceeding two, may be displayed, but shall not exceed one square foot in area. No sign shall be permitted on the exterior wall or outside the structure.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
(9) 
No sign shall be erected upon any roof or upon any pylon, unless authorization is obtained subject to the requirements of § 251-6B.
D. 
Restricted Retail District.
[Added 10-21-2013 by L.L. No. 12-2013[3]]
(1) 
A sandwich board sign may be permitted in the Restricted Retail District in the specific areas noted hereinbelow:
(a) 
Broadway, from Wildey Street to West Elizabeth Street.
(b) 
John Street, from Main Street to a point 200 feet south of Main Street.
(c) 
Kaldenberg Place, from Main Street to Central Avenue.
(d) 
Main Street, from Broadway to Windle Park.
(e) 
Neperan Road, from Broadway to Archer Place.
(f) 
North Washington Street, from Main Street to Central Avenue.
(g) 
South Washington Street, from Main Street to a point at the southerly edge of the Washington Street parking lot.
(2) 
A sandwich board sign may be permitted, subject to the following conditions:
(a) 
There is at least four feet minimum clear distance for pedestrians to walk by the sandwich board sign and/or enter and exit the premises.
(b) 
The sandwich board sign shall not exceed 36 inches in height and 24 inches in width.
(c) 
The advertising on the sign is limited to wares or services provided by the permittee and for no other purpose.
(d) 
The sandwich board shall not be placed on the sidewalk prior to 9:00 a.m. and shall be removed from the sidewalk at the close of business for the sidewalk cafe or 10:00 p.m., whichever is earlier. A sandwich board shall not remain on the sidewalk overnight.
(e) 
A fee associated therewith is paid by the permittee as established by the Board of Trustees in the Master Fee Schedule.
(f) 
The sandwich board sign may be permitted from March 15 up to and including November 30 of any calendar year.
(3) 
Should a sandwich board sign be placed in the required minimum clear distance or should the sign advertise items not permitted pursuant to this chapter, the permit for the sandwich board sign shall be automatically revoked and the fee associated therewith shall be retained by the Village, There shall be no appeal of this revocation and the applicant shall not be entitled to apply for another sandwich board sign until the following calendar year.
[3]
Editor’s Note: This local law also provided a sunset date of 12-1-2014.
The following boundaries are hereby established for the Broadway Sign District. Properties located in the district shall be subject to the requirements of § 251-9 hereinbelow.
A. 
Southern boundary: Irvington Village line.
B. 
Northern boundary: North Tarrytown Village line.
C. 
Eastern boundary: those properties with a front or side exposure to Broadway.
D. 
Western boundary: those properties with a front or side exposure to Broadway.
A. 
Broadway Sign District. No sign shall be erected in the Broadway Sign District, as established by this chapter, without obtaining an approval for the sign from the Architectural Review Board. The exception to this subsection shall be signs allowed in § 251-4G.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by L.L. No. 17-1992]
B. 
Historic districts. No sign shall be erected in historic districts, as established by the Landmark and Historic District Act[1] and designations made pursuant thereto, without obtaining a certificate of appropriateness from the Architectural Review Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 191, Historic Districts and Landmarks.
C. 
The following are criteria to be considered by the Architectural Review Board when considering applications for sign approvals in the Broadway Sign District or certificate of appropriateness for signs in historic districts:
(1) 
Size, in relation to building proportions and architecture, street proportions, nearby signage and dimension restrictions listed herein.
(2) 
Colors, in relation to building colors, street colors or appropriate color schemes.
[Amended 7-15-1991 by L.L. No. 11-1991]
(3) 
Materials or signs and attachments as they relate to building architecture; style and period.
(4) 
Style, in terms of letters as they coordinate with style of building and period; graphics as they relate to architectural styles and period; trademarks which are less than 10% of total size of signs; and general design as it relates to business advertised and building style.
(5) 
Illumination, either attached or detached, as it relates to style of sign and building.
D. 
The sign shall comply in all respects to the restrictions for the specific zoning district.
A. 
Types of illumination.
(1) 
Self-illuminated.
(a) 
Type A: internal illumination wherein a translucent, transparent or opaque material which forms the sign is backlighted by the light source and the light source enclosed from direct view.
(2) 
Externally illuminated.
(a) 
Type B: direct external illumination, wherein the sign is illuminated by a light source placed in a manner to cast light upon the sign.
(b) 
Type C: indirect external illumination, wherein the sign, whether on an opaque, transparent or translucent panel, is illuminated by ambient light.
B. 
Illumination, specific districts.
(1) 
Residential districts. No external lighting shall be permitted.
(2) 
Office Building and Mixed Use Districts. Type B and Type C illumination shall be permitted.
(3) 
Restricted retail districts. All forms of illumination shall be permitted.
(4) 
Industrial District. Type A, Type B and Type C illumination shall be permitted.
(5) 
Other commercial districts. All forms of illumination shall be permitted.
(6) 
Historic districts (nonresidential). Type B illumination shall be permitted.
(7) 
Waterfront District. Type A and Type B shall be permitted, provided that the illuminated face of the sign shall be directed toward the river. Type C illumination shall be permitted. Any illumination in the WD District not in conformance with these provisions shall be removed within one year of approval.
[Added 5-18-1992 by L.L. No. 6-1992]
C. 
Hazards; nuisances. No sign shall be illuminated so as to be hazardous to traffic or to disturb the occupants of any other building. In no event shall the lights, beams or reflected light of any such sign be so directed so as to permit the beams and illumination therefrom to be directed or radiated into an adjacent residential district so as to cause the residences and property in such residential district to be illuminated therefrom.
[Added 5-20-2002 by L.L. No. 6-2002; amended 6-17-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002]
A. 
Any part of a perpendicular sign extending from any facade of a building shall have a minimum clearance of eight feet above grade and a maximum clearance at top of 12 feet from sidewalk.
B. 
Any perpendicular sign extending from any facade of a building may extend for a distance not exceeding four feet from the building.
C. 
The actual surface area of each side of a perpendicular sign may not exceed nine square feet.
D. 
Perpendicular signs may not be internally illuminated or constructed of plastic, fiberglass or similar material.
E. 
Both sides of any perpendicular sign shall be substantially identical.
Floodlighting or other suitable illumination of public buildings, churches, places of public assembly, theaters, statues, trees, hotels, banks, off-street parking areas and gasoline filling stations, but excluding automobile dealerships, may be permitted under special permit by the Architectural Review Board, provided that:
A. 
Such lighting for the permitted uses listed above shall be so screened as not to cause danger or nuisance to passersby or to shine into the windows of any adjoining or nearby residences or business establishments.
B. 
Such lighting shall be so arranged as to minimize glare and to provide adequate light for the safe use of such facilities but shall be so diffused and controlled as to create no hazards to pedestrians or vehicular traffic on the area so lighted or on adjacent streets or private properties.
C. 
Such illumination shall not continue after 2:00 a.m., except that this provision shall not be applicable to any municipal parking lot.
D. 
The applicant shall comply with such other conditions and restrictions imposed by the Architectural Review Board to promote the general welfare of the Village.
E. 
The permit shall be valid for a period of three years and may be renewed through application to the Architectural Review Board.
A. 
An awning shall be considered a sign if it has writing, a picture or a logotype affixed thereto and shall be subject to all requirements concerning signs included in this chapter.
B. 
The base of the awning shall be erected at least seven feet above the sidewalk.
C. 
Awnings may extend from the front of the building a maximum of 1/2 the width of the sidewalk or four feet, whichever is less.
D. 
Awnings shall be permitted in all retail and commercial districts.
The owner of any sign as defined and regulated by this chapter shall be required to maintain said sign in a safe condition at all times. In the event that there are any exterior parts of said sign which shall become rusted or shall be liable to rust, then and in that event such parts shall be properly painted at least once every two years.
[Amended 2-1-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
Any sign now or hereafter existing which no longer advertises a bona fide activity shall be taken down and removed by the owner, agent or person having the beneficial use of the building or structure upon which the sign may be found within 10 days after written notification from the Building Inspector or his designee, and, upon failure to comply with such notice within the time specified in such order, the Building 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.
No sign shall be erected, relocated or maintained so as to prevent free ingress to or egress from any door, window or fire escape.
Where the application of the provisions of this chapter may result in the signs hereby permitted being economically inadequate or aesthetically undesirable or where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships due to the provisions of this chapter and where the public safety and the general welfare of the Village may be secured without requiring strict compliance with such provisions, the Architectural Review Board may, upon written application, vary or modify the application of any such provision of this chapter subject to such appropriate conditions and safeguards as the Architectural Review Board may determine.
Any person, partnership or corporation that violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $150 for each offense. Each day such violation continues shall constitute and be deemed a separate offense.
A. 
All existing signs which conformed to previous sign laws or for which a permit was issued may be continued, but replacement thereof shall conform to this chapter.
B. 
Signs for which there exists a valid sign permit but which do not conform to this chapter shall not be altered or enlarged and shall conform to the provisions of this chapter regarding maintenance.