Chapter 3 : Section 11.5 : Election Signs.

(1)     Notwithstanding any prohibition or restriction in this Code, persons are authorized to erect and maintain election signs as provided in this Section 11.5. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or maintain any election sign on any property other than as permitted herein.

(2)     Registration Required:

          (a)     All candidates or their representative shall be required to register with the Administrator (Director of Department of Building Safety or his designated representative) before erecting any election sign permitted under this Section 11.5.

          (b)     Registration forms shall be supplied by the Administrator. The registration shall include a statement that the applicant shall to the best of his ability, insure that all signs shall be erected in conformity with this Section 11.5. There shall be no charge for this registration which shall be issued promptly to all applicants. A registration issued under this Section 11.5 shall be accompanied by a copy of all regulations which may pertain to election signs.

(3)     Location of Signs; Consent of Property Owner.

          (a)     Signs authorized under this Section 11.5 may be placed in the yard of any building or building lot in the City. It shall be unlawful, however, to place such signs in any part of the public right-of-way or in any place in front of said building which diminish visibility or constitute or create any danger of a traffic accident.

          (b)     It shall be unlawful to erect an election sign upon any property without the consent of the owner thereof. (Ordinance 1982-70)

          (c)     It shall be unlawful for any political sign to be affixed to any benches, telephone booths, waiting areas for buses, fire hydrant, traffic control sign or device, street sign, or utility pole of any kind. Any signs so affixed may be summarily removed by the Administrator. (Ordinance No. 1982-70)

(4)     Types of Signs: (Ordinance No. 2003-56)

          (a)     Signs on residential building lots shall be single or double faced, nonilluminated, shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area, and shall not exceed three (3) feet in height. (Ordinance No. 1982-70)

          (b)     Signs on commercial building lots shall be single or double faced, nonilluminated, shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area, and shall not exceed six (6) feet in height. Signs on commercial lots may be either facia or ground signs. (Ordinance No. 1982-70)

(5)     Time of Display. Any sign authorized under this Section 11.5 shall not be displayed more than ninety (90) days prior to any Primary, Regular, General or Special election. Any signs authorized under this Section 11.5 shall be removed by midnight of the Saturday following said election, including primary election. (Ordinance No. 2003-56)