Cross Reference — As to zoning, see ch. 31 of this Code. As to posting of shows and signs on public property and utility poles, see § 20-39.1.
Editor's Note — Ord. No. 2380, adopted November 21, 2005, repealed §§ 29-2, 24-4 and 29-5 and rewrote and renumbered the remaining sections in this chapter 29. Former Section 29-2 derived from Ord. No. 758 § 1, 10-30-1961. Former Section 29-4 derived from 758 § 2, 10-31-1961. Former Section 29-5 derived from Ord. No. 757 §§ 3 — 4, 10-11-1961.
[Ord. No. 757 § 1, 10-11-1961; Ord. No. 2380 § 1, 11-21-2005]
No billboard or advertising sign other than a "For Sale" sign or "For Rent" sign meeting the requirements of Section 31-19 shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered unless a permit for such erection, construction, reconstruction or alteration shall have been first obtained from the City Administrator or the City Engineer, as hereinafter provided. There is no fee for such permit.
[Ord. No. 757 § 2, 10-11-1961; Ord. No. 2380 § 3, 11-21-2005]
No permit for the erection, construction, reconstruction or alteration of a billboard or advertising sign shall be issued by the City Administrator or the City Engineer unless there is first filed in his or her office, by the applicant therefor, an application, on forms provided by the City Administrator or the City Engineer, upon which is shown the name and address of the applicant, the contractor to make the erection, the design, type of construction, size and height above ground level of the proposed billboard or advertising sign and the location relative to the nearest streets, together with a drawing to scale showing the exact location of such billboard or sign upon the ground with relation to nearest property lines, streets and other structures within one hundred (100) feet thereof and upon which is shown the names of the owners of the property upon which same is proposed to be erected.
[Ord. No. 758 § 3, 10-30-1961; Ord. No. 2380 § 5, 11-21-2005]
Upon the filling of such application by an applicant for a proposed billboard or sign, the City Administrator or City Engineer shall examine the proposed site for the erection of the structure, satisfy himself or herself of the accuracy of the representations made in the application and, if he or she shall determine that the erection, construction, reconstruction or alteration will not be detrimental to the public safety, the public health or the public welfare, he or she shall issue a permit for the erection of same.
[Ord. No. 758 § 4, 10-30-1961; Ord. No. 2380 § 6, 11-21-2005]
If the City Administrator or City Engineer shall refuse to issue a permit for such erection, construction, reconstruction or alteration upon an application therefor, the applicant shall have the right to request that his application be submitted to the Board of Aldermen at its next regular meeting to be held after such refusal, and, if a majority of the Board of Aldermen present and voting at such a meeting shall favor the issuance of such a permit, the City Administrator or City Engineer shall issue same. The request for consideration by the Board of Aldermen shall be in writing and addressed to the Mayor, and shall state sufficient information to enable the Mayor to readily determine the application upon which action by the Board of Aldermen is requested, and it shall be the duty of the Mayor to present such application to the Board of Aldermen after receiving such written notice from the applicant.