City of Lebanon, PA
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[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
Purposes. This article is intended to promote and maintain overall community aesthetic quality; establish reasonable time, place and manner of regulations for the exercise of free speech, without regulating content (excepting obscenity that is prohibited by state law or language that incites violence); promote traffic safety by avoiding distractions and sight distance obstructions; and protect property values and ensure compatibility with the character of neighboring uses.
(b) 
Permit required. A zoning permit shall be required for all signs except for: a) signs meeting the requirements of § 1312.03, and b) nonilluminated window signs. Only types, sizes and heights of signs that are specifically permitted by this article within the applicable district shall be allowed.
(c) 
Changes on signs. Any lawfully existing sign (including nonconforming signs) may be painted or repaired or changed in logo or message or replaced with a new sign face without needing a zoning permit, provided that the changes do not increase the sign area or height or otherwise result in noncompliance or an increased nonconformity with this title. See also § 1312.12 concerning nonconforming signs. A conversion of an existing sign into a digital sign shall need a zoning permit.
(d) 
Sign fees. See § 1314.07.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
See Article 1315 of this title. "Miscellaneous signs" are described in § 1312.03.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
The following signs shall be permitted by right within all zoning districts within the following regulations and shall not be required to have a permit under this article.
Type and Definition of Signs Not Requiring Permits
Maximum Number of Signs Per Lot
Maximum Sign Area Per Sign* on a Residential Lot**
(square feet)
Maximum Sign Area Per Sign* on Nonresidential Lots**
(square feet)
Other Requirements
Agricultural sales or Christmas tree sign: advertises the seasonal sale of agricultural products or Christmas trees
2
Total of 12 square feet per lot
Total of 50 square feet per lot
Shall only be posted while such products are actively offered for sale
Charitable event sign: advertises a special event held a maximum of 9 days in any calendar year that primarily is held to benefit a legitimate tax-exempt nonprofit organization, place of worship, school, or charity
2
Total of 12 square feet per lot
Total of 50 square feet per lot
Shall be placed a maximum of 30 days prior to event and removed a maximum of 7 days after event
Contractor's sign: advertises a building tradesperson, engineer or architect who is actively conducting significant work on a particular lot that is not such person's place of business, or a bank or agency that is financing an on-site construction project
1 per contractor
12 per sign
20 per sign (or one sign of 60 square feet maximum may be used if the sign is shared by multiple entities)
Shall only be permitted while such work is actively and clearly underway and a maximum of 30 days afterward; shall not be illuminated
Directional sign: provides information indicating traffic direction, entry or exit, loading or service area, directions to apartment numbers or parking courts in a development, fire lanes, parking or closely similar information regarding the same lot as the sign is on, and that does not include advertising
No maximum
4, in addition to signs painted on pavement
4, in addition to signs painted on pavement
Directional signs within a residential development shall not be internally illuminated; see also Subsection (b)(4) below concerning signs not readable from a lot line or street
Flag: a pennant made of fabric or materials with a similar appearance that is hung in such a way to flow in the wind; see also "special sale signs" below
1
Total of 12 square feet per lot
Total of 50 square feet per lot
Flags of governments and flags that simply include colors, or noncommercial art or patterns are not regulated by this title
Garage sale sign: advertises an occasional garage sale/porch sale or auction
2 per event
2 square feet per sign
2 square feet per sign
Shall be placed no more than 3 days before the event, and be removed within 24 hours after the event; shall not be attached to trees or utility poles with metal fasteners
Home occupation and accessory day care sign: advertises a permitted home occupation or an accessory day care use
1
2
8
Shall not be illuminated; maximum total height of 8 feet above the ground
Identification sign: only identifies the name and/or occupation of the resident and/or the name, street address and/or use of a lot, but that does not include advertising
1
2
8
Maximum total height of 8 feet above the ground
Open house sign: advertises the temporary and periodic open house of a property for sale or rent
2 per event
Total maximum of 12 square feet per lot
Total maximum of 50 square feet per lot
Shall be placed maximum of 5 days before open house begins, and be removed maximum of 24 hours after open house ends; such sign shall not be posted more than 6 consecutive days
Political/issue sign: advertises a person or party seeking political office or an opinion on a referendum, political cause or matter of public concern
Political signs shall not be posted on public parks or property owned by the City or on a public street right-of-way, except as may be allowed on election day outside of a polling location
Maximum of 2 sign faces per issue or candidate per lot
Total maximum of 12 square feet per issue or candidate per lot
Total maximum of 50 square feet per issue or candidate per lot
Shall be removed a maximum of 7 days after an election, vote or referendum if the sign pertains to such a matter; political signs shall not be placed on property without the prior consent of the owner; if a political sign does not meet these requirements, then it shall be regulated as an off-premises sign
Public services sign: advertises the availability of rest rooms, telephone or other similar public convenience
No maximum
2
2
Real estate sign: advertises the availability of property on which the sign is located for sale, rent or lease
1 per street the lot abuts
12
50
Shall only be placed on the property while it is actively for sale, lease or rent, and shall be removed a maximum of 14 days after settlement or start of lease
Service organization/place of worship sign: an off-premises sign stating name of a recognized incorporated service organization or place of worship and that may include information on times and dates of activities
2
12
50
Maximum of 2 such signs per such organization or place of worship
Special sale signs: temporary banners, feather-type banners on poles, flags and other signs that advertise a special sales event at a lawful principal commercial business; a portable sign may be used under this provision
1 per nonresidential lot, except 1 per business establishment on a multi-use lot
Not permitted
Total of 50 square feet for all such banners, flags and other temporary signs
Shall be displayed a maximum total of 30 days per year (such as 6 times of 5 days each); such signs shall not flash, be internally illuminated, or obstruct safe sight distances; such sign shall not be allowed in a public right-of-way or on a fence
Time and temperature sign: with a sole purpose to announce the current time and temperature, and which may also include any nonprofit public service messages
1
Not permitted
50
The sign shall not flash
Trespassing sign: indicating that a road is private, that trespassing is prohibited on a lot, or controlling certain activities such as hunting and fishing on the lot
No maximum
2
4
NOTES:
*
Maximum sign areas are for each of two sides of each permitted sign, measured in square feet.
**
For the purposes of this section, a "nonresidential lot" shall mean a lot that is occupied by a principal nonresidential use or that is within a commercial or industrial zoning district. All other lots shall be considered to be residential lots.
(b) 
In addition, the following types of signs are not regulated by this title:
(1) 
See § 1312.01(c) which addresses simple changes of sign faces and messages.
(2) 
Historic sign. Sign that memorialize an important historic place, event or person and that is specifically authorized by the City or a county, state or federal agency.
(3) 
Holiday decorations. Signs and displays that commemorate a holiday recognized by the City, county, state or federal government or an individual's own religious holiday, that do not include advertising, and that are posted a maximum total of 90 days per calendar year.
(4) 
Not readable sign. Sign that is not readable from any public street or any exterior lot line.
(5) 
Official sign. Sign erected by the state, county, City or other legally constituted governmental body, or specifically authorized by City ordinance, motion or resolution, and which exists for public purposes.
(6) 
Required sign. Sign that only includes information required to be posted outdoors by a government agency or the City.
(7) 
Right-of-way sign. Sign posted within the existing right-of-way of a public street and officially authorized by the City, the county or PennDOT, including but not limited to, decorative banners hung from streetlights that are authorized by the City.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
The following are the on-premises signs permitted on a lot within the specified districts and within the following regulations, in addition to other signs specifically allowed by this article. See definitions of the types of signs in Article 1315.
Zoning District or Type of Use
Total Maximum Height of Freestanding Signs
Total Maximum Area of Wall Signs****
Total Maximum Area of Window Signs***
Total Maximum Area and Number of Freestanding Signs
A.
MR, RLD, RMLD, RMD and RHD Districts: with signs in this table limited to allowed principal nonresidential uses (such as places of worship)
For home occupation signs, see § 1312.03
8 feet
40 square feet on each side of a principal building for a school or place of worship; 10 square feet on each side of a principal building for other nonresidential principal uses
Temporary nonilluminated window signs are not regulated; other window signs shall be considered wall signs
1 sign on each street the lot abuts, each with a maximum sign area of 40 square feet for a school or place of worship; 10 square feet per street frontage for other nonresidential principal uses
See also entrance signs for major residential developments in Subsection (f) below
B.
CG, LIC and GIC Districts: for principal nonresidential uses
20 feet
2 square feet of sign area for each linear feet of building length, on the building side on which such signs are attached
Illuminated window signs shall be regulated as wall signs; other window signs shall not occupy more than 25% of the total window area along each side of a building
1 sign per street that the lot abuts, each with a maximum area of 60 square feet
See note * below for multiple uses
A retail gas station shall be allowed an additional 30 square feet of sign area
For drive-throughs, see note **
C.
MR, CN, CBD, OI Districts and any other districts: for principal nonresidential uses
15 feet, except 8 feet in OI and CBD
2 square feet of sign area for each linear feet of building length on the building side on which such signs are attached
Projecting sign: an additional sign with a maximum sign area of 15 square feet on each of 2 sides may a) project perpendicular to a building up to 4 feet outward, and b) may also project over part of a sidewalk if it complies with the applicable requirements of the construction code, including minimum clearance above the sidewalk
Illuminated signs visible through a window shall be regulated as wall signs; for other window signs, no more than 25% of the total window area on the side of a building shall be covered by signs, or a total of 8 square feet of window signs per building side, whichever is more restrictive
1 sign per street that the lot abuts, each with a maximum area of 40 square feet, except 16 feet in OI
See note * below for multiple uses
Sandwich board sign: 1 additional 10 square feet per side portable folding sign is allowed per lot in a location that does not obstruct 5 feet of width for pedestrian and wheelchair access, and which is kept inside when the business is not open to the public; such sign shall only advertise an on-site use; such sign shall not use electrical wiring
NOTES:
*
If a lot includes two or more distinct principal nonresidential uses, the maximum freestanding sign area may be increased by 10 square feet for each principal nonresidential use beyond the first nonresidential use. For example, in the CBD District, if a lot includes three such uses, the maximum freestanding sign area shall be 40 square feet plus 20 square feet equals 60 square feet.
**
An allowed restaurant drive-through use may also include two menu boards with a maximum height of 10 feet and a maximum sign area of 60 square feet per side, provided the signs are not designed to be readable from beyond the property line.
***
Transparent areas of doors shall be treated the same as window signs for the purposes of signs.
****
A portion of the allowed wall sign area may be placed upon an awning or canopy.
(b) 
Examples of sign types.
(1) 
The sign below is an example of a projecting sign that is attached to a building.
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(2) 
The sign below is an example of a sandwich board sign that is placed on a sidewalk.
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(3) 
The sign below is an example of a freestanding sign that is not internally illuminated.
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(4) 
The sign below is an example of a freestanding sign that is internally illuminated.
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(c) 
Maximum height of wall signs. The maximum height of wall signs shall be equal to the top of the roof along the wall to which they are attached. However, sign may be attached to a parapet roof that vertically extends up to 10 feet above the structural roof, provided the parapet roof appears to be an architectural extension of the building.
(d) 
Portable signs (including signs on mobile stands) and other temporary signs.
(1) 
Purpose. These standards recognize portable signs as a particular type of sign that has the characteristics of a temporary sign but that has been inappropriately used as a permanent sign. This section is based on the policy that if a use desires to regularly display a sign for regularly changing messages, that it erect a permanent sign within all of the requirements of this title.
(2) 
Portable signs are prohibited in all districts, except as a temporary charitable event sign permitted by § 1312.03 or a permitted sandwich board sign. The sign below is an example of a prohibited portable sign.
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(3) 
Businesses are encouraged to provide an area on a permanent sign that displays changeable messages, as opposed to using a separate sign for such purpose.
(e) 
Signs on freestanding walls. An allowed freestanding sign face may be attached to a decorative masonry or stone wall with a maximum height of six feet and a maximum length of 12 feet, without being regulated by the wall setback regulations of this title and without the entire wall counting as sign area. Such walls may be placed in a yard, provided they do not obstruct safe sight distances.
(f) 
Major development sign. One two-sided sign or two one-sided signs shall be allowed at up to two exterior street entrances to a subdivision or land development of 20 or more dwelling units or more than five principal business uses. Such sign area shall be a maximum of 40 square feet and may be attached to a wall that meets § 1312.04(d). If a development includes five to 19 dwelling units, a similar sign with a maximum of 16 square feet shall be allowed. Such signs shall not be illuminated and shall have a maximum total height of 10 feet above the ground.
The sign to the right is an example of a major development sign that is not illuminated.
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(g) 
Landscaping around a new freestanding sign. When a new freestanding sign is proposed with a sign area of 20 square feet or greater, other than a replacement of an existing sign, a landscaped area shall be provided around the sign. Such landscaped area shall be equal or greater in length than the horizontal length of the sign and shall have a minimum width of five feet. Such landscaped area shall be comprised of vegetative ground cover, which may include shrubs, and it may be crossed by a sidewalk. Curbing or a similar barrier should be used as needed to prevent vehicles from hitting the sign.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
The following prohibitions on signs shall apply in all zoning districts:
(1) 
Any moving object used to attract attention to a commercial use is prohibited. However, certain flags and banners may be allowed as provided in § 1312.03.
(2) 
Flashing, blinking, twinkling, animated, scrolling, rotating or moving signs of any type are prohibited. A sign shall not display electronically moving images.
A. 
In addition, flashing lights visible from a street shall not be used to attract attention to a business. This restriction specifically includes window signs, but does not prohibit Christmas season lighting or displays, within § 1312.03.
(3) 
Signs which emit smoke, visible vapors or particles, sound or odor are prohibited.
(4) 
Signs which contain information that states that a lot may be used for a purpose not permitted under this title are prohibited.
(5) 
Signs that are of such form, shape or color that they resemble an official traffic control sign, signal or device or that have any characteristics which are likely to confuse or distract the operator of a motor vehicle on a public street (such as prominent use of the words "danger") are prohibited.
(6) 
Signs or displays visible from a lot line that include words or images that are obscene or pornographic are prohibited.
(7) 
Balloons of greater than 50 cubic feet that are tethered to the ground or a structure for periods of over a day and that are primarily intended for advertising purposes are prohibited.
(8) 
Floodlights and outdoor lasers for advertising purposes are prohibited.
(9) 
Commercial signs shall not be attached to a fence, except as may be allowed as a customarily accessory use to a public recreation facility.
(b) 
Digital signs. Signs may change their message from time to time provided that each message is visible for a minimum of eight seconds, except as follows: a) time and temperature signs may change more frequently, and b) if there is an electronically changing sign area of greater than 50 square feet, the sign shall not change its message more frequently than once every 20 seconds. This provision on sign timing shall not regulate signs that are not readable from a public street and that are not readable from any dwelling.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
Purposes. Off-premises signs are controlled by this title for the following purposes, to ensure that a physical environment is maintained that is attractive to desirable types of development; prevent visual pollution in the City and protect property values, especially in consideration of the fact that most commercial areas of the City are within close proximity to existing residences; prevent glare on adjacent property and streets; avoid the creation of additional visual distractions to motorists, especially along busy arterial streets that involve complex turning movements and numerous traffic hazards; recognize the numerous alternative forms of free speech available in the City, including existing nonconforming off-premises signs, on-premises signs and temporary signs and printed and electronic media; carry out the purposes listed in § 1312.01.
(b) 
Nonconforming off-premises signs. This section is not intended to require the removal of an existing lawfully-placed off-premises sign that is in structurally sound condition.
(c) 
Official signs. Signs erected and maintained by PennDOT or the City are permitted by right in all districts. Such signs may include official directional signs to destinations.
(d) 
Permitted off-premises signs. Except for other types of signs that are specifically allowed by this section to be off-premises, an off-premises sign is only permitted if it meet the following requirements:
(1) 
District. An off-premises sign is only permitted in the GIC District.
(2) 
Location. An off-premises sign shall be set back a minimum of 25 feet from all lot lines and street rights-of-way.
(3) 
Maximum total sign area, on each of two sides: 300 square feet. The two sides shall be arranged so that only one side is readable at one time.
(4) 
Spacing. Any off-premises sign of more than 50 square feet of sign area shall be separated by a minimum of 500 feet from any other off-premises sign with a sign area greater than 50 square feet, including signs on either side of a street and including existing signs in other municipalities.
(5) 
Maximum height: 40 feet above the elevation of the street or highway that the sign face is directed towards, measured at the street center line. The bottom of such sign shall be elevated a minimum of 10 feet above the ground and be designed to be resistant to climbing by unauthorized persons.
(6) 
Control of lighting and glare. See §§ 1310.07 and 1312.05(b). Lights shall be directed so they do not shine into the eyes of motorists nor residents of homes. Lighting shall be directed downwards towards the sign area and shall be turned off between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
(7) 
Setbacks. No off-premises sign greater than 50 square feet in sign area shall be located within 200 feet from the lot line of an existing principal dwelling.
(8) 
Condition. The sign shall be maintained in a good and safe condition, particularly to avoid hazards in high winds. The area around the sign shall be kept free of debris. If the message of a sign is no longer intact, it shall be replaced with a solid color or a "for lease" sign.
(9) 
This title shall not regulate the placement of tourist-oriented directional signs, provided the signs are posted along a public street right-of-way in a manner allowed under PennDOT regulations for such signs or that are approved by the City along a City street. (Note: These are typically blue signs that direct motorists to various major destinations.)
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
Setbacks.
(1) 
Signs shall not be located within the existing street right-of-way, except for allowed projecting and sandwich board signs.
(2) 
A freestanding illuminated sign shall not be located within five feet from an abutting lot line of a principal dwelling in a residential district.
(3) 
The setbacks in this Subsection (a) shall not apply to official signs, nameplate signs, public service signs and directional signs.
(b) 
Sight clearance. No sign shall be located in a way that interferes with the sight clearance requirements of § 1313.03.
(c) 
Off-premises. No signs except permitted off-premises, official, political or public service signs shall be erected on a property to which it does not relate.
(d) 
Permission of owner. No sign shall be posted on any property unless permission has been received by the owner or entity leasing the property.
(e) 
Signs on trees, utility poles and street signs. No sign shall be attached to a utility pole or street sign post, except by a utility or government agency. Staples or other metal fasteners shall not be used on utility poles or trees. A sign shall not be attached to a tree, except allowed temporary signs may be attached with string.
(f) 
Construction of signs. Every sign permitted in this section (other than temporary and window signs) shall be constructed of durable materials and shall be kept in good condition and repair. The Zoning Officer shall by written notice require a property owner or lessee to repair or remove a dilapidated or unsafe sign within a specified period of time. If such order is not complied with, the City may repair or remove such sign at the expense of such owner or lessee.
(g) 
Wiring of signs. Signs shall be prohibited that involve electrical cords laying across parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except for temporary Christmas season lighting.
(h) 
Banners and overhanging signs. City Council or the Mayor may approve the hanging of decorative banners within the street right-of-way (such as from utility poles or streetlights) and may approve a sign overhanging across a street to advertise a community event or festival. One approval may cover multiple years for an event that is held annually. Approval from PennDOT may also be needed if a state road is involved.
(i) 
Sign lighting controls. See § 1310.07.
(j) 
Signs in easements. Signs shall not be located in an easement in a manner that obstructs the purposes of the easement. A permanent sign (other than necessary warning signs) shall not be placed in a utility easement. An allowed sign may be placed in a stormwater easement, provided the sign structure is designed to not obstruct floodwaters and not catch debris that can cause flooding.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
Any vehicle, trailer or structure to which a sign is affixed in such a manner that the carrying of such sign(s) no longer is incidental to the primary purpose of the vehicle, trailer or structure but instead becomes a primary purpose in itself shall be considered a freestanding sign and shall be subject to all of the requirements for freestanding signs in the district in which such vehicle, trailer or structure is located.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
Signs advertising a use no longer in existence (other than a sign relating to a building that is clearly temporarily vacant and being offered to new tenants or for purchase) shall be removed within 180 days of the cessation of such use.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
Sign area shall include all lettering, wording and accompanying designs and symbols, together with related background areas on which they are displayed. One freestanding sign may include several signs that are all attached to one structure, with the total sign area being the combined area of all signs on that side of the sign.
(b) 
The sign area shall not include any structural support poles or monument-style areas below the sign message.
(c) 
Where the sign consists of individual letters or symbols attached to or painted directly on a building or window, other than an illuminated background that is a part of the sign, the sign area shall be the smallest one or two rectangle(s) or triangle(s) that includes all of the letters and symbols.
(d) 
The maximum sign area of sign shall be for each of two sides of a sign, provided that only one side of a sign is readable from any location.
(e) 
Unless otherwise specified, all square footages in regards to signs are maximum sizes.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
See "light and glare control" in § 1310.07.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
(a) 
Signs legally existing at the time of enactment of this title and which do not conform to the requirements of this title shall be considered nonconforming signs.
(b) 
An existing lawful nonconforming sign that was lawful when it was initially placed may be replaced with a new sign, provided the new sign is not more nonconforming in any manner than the previous sign. A nonconforming sign shall not be expanded in a manner that does not conform to this title.
(c) 
Unlawful signs. If a sign was placed without a required permit by the City and does not comply with this title, it shall not be considered lawful and shall be required to be removed. See the enforcement notice requirements in § 1314.06.
[Ord. No. 1-2020, 21, passed 6-22-2020]
The City of Lebanon has created a policy for public art and murals. This section is intended to address ordinance matters regarding that policy.
(a) 
The purposes of this section are to:
(1) 
Recognize the value of public art to citizens and visitors, as an essential building block for engaging imaginative spaces that enliven the public realm, foster shared community interactions, celebrate our unique stories and collective history, and inspire us to experience the world with fresh perspectives;
(2) 
Promote public art work that transforms and activates civic spaces and create a unique identity for the City of Lebanon as a destination;
(3) 
Establish a diverse collection of public artworks;
(4) 
Create works of public art with the cooperation of the community;
(5) 
Involve local, regional and national artists of diverse backgrounds;
(6) 
Provide ongoing opportunities for artists to advance their art forms with temporary and permanent public artworks;
(7) 
Consider economic development and cultural tourism when advocating for public art;
(8) 
Promote understanding of public art and encourage public dialogue;
(9) 
Incorporate art and design projects of the highest quality throughout the community, in essence creating a museum without walls and making art accessible to all; and
(10) 
Provide a legacy of art and culture for future generations.
(b) 
A mural is defined as the application of paint, acrylic or other material directly onto, or on a changeable panel attached to the exterior surface of a building wall or other structure, but not including signs and roofs, and whose sole purpose is to create an aesthetic design to commemorate or depict a scene or event of natural, social, cultural or historic significance. Historical commercial messages and/or logos may be included, provided there are not commercial messages and/or logos related to activities currently occurring the premises. The mural may include the name of the artist, sponsor and year of installation/completion, provided such total messages do not exceed three square feet. Street art is defined as sculpture or similar art work that does not meet the definition of a mural.
(c) 
In order for an image visible from a public street to be approved as an allowed mural or street art, as opposed to being regulated as a sign under this title, the image shall need review by the Design Review Board of the City of Lebanon and then need written approval by the Mayor of the City of Lebanon.
(1) 
Within 30 days after the application for the mural or street art has been submitted to the City, the Design Review Board shall determine whether the proposal serves the purposes of this section, and is appropriate to the function and location of any attached structure. The Design Review Board may recommend approval with conditions. If the mural or street art is not recommended for approval, the application shall be considered denied as a mural, and shall not be forwarded to the Mayor. If the Design Review Board recommends the application for approval, the Mayor shall consider the application for approval within a reasonable period of time, after reviewing recommendation of the Board and the application.
(2) 
The application must include a full-color rending of the proposed mural or street art, including dimensions and showing the location on the structure or property where it will be located. A narrative shall also be included with the application to describe the project.
(3) 
A review fee shall be provided with the application for the mural or street art. This fee shall be as established by Lebanon City Council.
(4) 
If attached to a building, the building owner shall provide written permission for the mural or street art.
(5) 
The applicant shall provide written information to the City on how the mural or street art will be attached to any building, and how it will be designed to be durable in nature.
(d) 
A Design Review Board of the City of Lebanon has been established by the City of Lebanon, with seven members who are appointed by the Mayor, who are appointed for five-year terms. Such members should have the following qualifications:
(1) 
A representative of the Lebanon Valley Conservancy or the Lebanon County Historical Society.
(2) 
The Main Street Manager or a member of the Lebanon Foundation.
(3) 
A staff person of the City of Lebanon Community and Economic Development Office.
(4) 
A downtown property and/or business owner.
(5) 
An artist.
(6) 
A member of City Council.
(7) 
A representative from the Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts.
(e) 
Standards.
(1) 
The mural or street art shall not include any sexually explicit, obscene or pornographic messages or images. In order to be considered to be a mural or street art, the image shall not be designed to promote a particular current political candidate or a political party.
(2) 
The mural shall not obscure or require the removal of original historic architectural features of a building that was built before 1940.
(3) 
The primary purpose of the mural shall be to serve the purposes provided in Subsection (a) above, or to make an artistic impression, or to recognize a historic, architectural, ethnic, social, charitable or similar feature of the community, or to provide a message regarding a community issue, or to recognize achievements of individuals, or to serve similar purposes.