Village of Oakfield, NY
Genesee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Oakfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-14-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
Sandwich board signs shall be permitted in C-1 and C-2 Districts only.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Signs are allowed by permit only, subject to payment of an annual fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Permits must be renewed annually through the Village Clerk-Treasurer only if the business is in good standing relative to payment of real property taxes, water and sewer fees.
Signs must be made of a hard plastic-type material so that they can be uniform for all businesses. Plywood signs, other unsightly signs and any signs that might detract from the overall appearance and safety of the community are prohibited.
Signs shall not exceed 36 inches high and 36 inches wide.
A. 
Signs must be placed on the sidewalk near the street so as not to impede pedestrian traffic or public parking.
B. 
The sign must be put in front of the existing business.
The sign must be weighted down to prevent movement or a knockdown from wind. It will be the business owner's responsibility to use discretion as to whether to put the sign out any particular day.
Signs can be displayed during business hours only, with maximum permitted display from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Only one sign per business is allowed. No more than two signs per building are allowed.
If there is no sidewalk in front of the business and/or the sidewalk is not wide enough to allow pedestrians to walk safely, no sign will be allowed to be displayed.
The following will be considered infractions of this article:
A. 
Signs that interfere with pedestrian or vehicle traffic or vehicle parking.
B. 
Signs that are left outside overnight.
C. 
Signs that are repeatedly and habitually blown out into the street or endanger the safety of pedestrians and/or interfere with unobstructed pedestrian travel.
D. 
Signs that do not meet the standards as stated in §§ 215-4 and 215-5 above.
E. 
Signs that do not have a permit through the Village or their permit has expired.
F. 
Signs that are worn, broken or considered a danger to the public.
G. 
Signs that may be snow-covered, obscured or otherwise not visible to the general public.
A. 
An initial infraction will result in a verbal warning that will be recorded in the Village Office.
B. 
A second infraction within two years will result in a formal letter of warning that will be recorded in the Village Office.
C. 
A third infraction that occurs at any time after the second warning and occurs within that two-year period will result in revocation of the sign permit for one year. If this should occur, the business/person will not be reimbursed for the application fee.
D. 
If a business/person is cited for one or two infractions but has no further infractions the second year, the two-year period will start anew and that third year will be considered as year one.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Signs shall meet all requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, wherever applicable.
All sandwich board sign applicants assume sole responsibility for any personal liability, damage or injury resulting from any of the above infractions.
The permit season will run from June 1 to May 31.