LAND USE BYLAWS

General Sign Regulations

 

A. All signs, erected on land or affixed to the exterior of a building or structure, require a development permit unless specifically exempted by this Bylaw.

 

B. No sign or advertising structures, requiring a development permit, shall be erected or affixed to private property without the prior consent of the property owner or tenant.

 

C. No signs, billboards or advertising structures, requiring a development permit, shall be erected or affixed to public property without the prior consent of the appropriate public body.

 

D. No signs, billboards or advertising structures shall resemble or conflict with a traffic sign, nor shall it be a traffic hazard.

 

E. The Development Authority may order removal of any sign which, in his/heropinion, is unsightly or in such a state of disrepair as to constitute any other kind of hazard.

 

F. No sign shall be of such size or design as to, in the opinion of the Development Authority, obstruct the vision of persons using roads abutting the parcel.

 

G. Quality, aesthetic character and finishing of sign construction shall be to the satisfaction of the Development Authority.

 

H. Except as otherwise specified in this Bylaw, the maximum area of any sign shall be 3 sq. m (32.29 sq. ft.).

 

I. Where, in the opinion of the Development Authority, a proposed sign in a commercial or industrial district might be objectionable to persons living in nearby residential districts, the Development Authority may impose such other regulations as they feel would protect the interests ofthe residents.

 

J. A flashing, animated or illuminated sign shall not be permitted where,in the opinion of the Development Authority, it might be objectionable to nearby residents or interfere with the safe movement of traffic.

 

K. The area around sign structures shall be kept clean and free of overgrown vegetation, and free from refuse material.L.The Development Authority may require an engineer-approved plan prior to the issuance of a permit in order to ensure that a sign does not threaten public safety.

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