LAND USE BYLAWS
1.2 General Regulations
(1) The placement, installation, enlargement, relocation, construction, or alteration of any sign requires a Development Permit, unless provided an exemption in Section1.3 of Part Three of this by law.
(2) No sign requiring a Development Permit shall be placed, installed, enlarged, relocated, constructed, or altered unless an application for this purpose has been approved and a Development Permit is sued.
(3) No sign shall be permitted to be placed in or attached to a fence, pole, tree or any object in a road right‐of‐way or a publicly owned place.
(4) Not with standing 1.2
(3) above, event directional signs may, upon Development Authority Officer approval, bed is played on public right of ways, provided that:
(a) that they do not interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
(b) each notice shall not exceed 3m2 (32.3ft2) in area;
(c) there shall be a limit of one
(1) notice for each side of the land or buildings on a different road;
(d) signs shall be placed not more than seventy‐two (72) hours be fore the event and are removed within seventy‐two (72) hours of the event’s completion.
(5) Not with standing 1.2
(3) above, signs authorized by are solution of Council may bed is played on public road right of ways or publicly owned places under control of the Town of Vegreville.
(6) No sign shall be erected that will obstruct the sight triangle cause any obstruction to free and clear vision of vehicular traffic or at any location where it may interfere with, or be confused with, any authorized traffic sign, sign a l or device, to the satisfaction of the Development Authority Officer.
(7) A sign proposed to be located on lands within 300m (984ft.) of the right‐of‐way of Highway 16A or Highway 857 or within 800m (2,624ft.) of the intersection of these high ways may require written approval from Alberta Transportation.
(8) No signs or advertising structures shall be erected on or affixed to private property without the prior consent of the property owner.
(9) No signs or advertising structures other than those specified below shall be permitted in a Residential District:
(a) signs associated with home occupations;
(b) signs for the purpose of identification, direction and warning or relating to a person, partnership or company carrying on a profession, business or trade;
(c) signs relating to an institution of a religious, educational, cultural, recreational or similar character;
(d) signs identifying an apartment block, club or similar institution.
(10) All signs shall be securely built, constructed and erected to conform to the standard set forth in this Bylaw and the current Alberta Safety
Codes as applicable. Signs shall be constructed with a base sufficient to prevent over turning of the sign. At the sole discretion of the Development Authority Officer, a design or plan prepared by an engineer may be required.
(11) The total area of attached and free‐standing (not including A Board) signs on a site shall not exceed 25% of the area of the building face on the business frontage.
(12) Where illuminated, electronically animated, or electronic messaging signs are installed, illumination shall:
(a) not projection to any surrounding residential premises;
(b) not use lights resembling the flashing lights usually associated with danger or those used by emergency vehicles;
(c) not uses potor reflector lights directed at on‐coming traffic or display travelling or flashing messages that create a hazard to traffic on a public roadway from which the sign is visible;
(d) not compete with or dull the contrast of a traffic control device;
(e) not exceed 1100 lumens and shall use automatic light level controls to adjust light levels at night, under cloudy and other darkened conditions to automatically adjust the brightness level based on ambient light conditions to ensure levels do not exceed 0.3 foot‐candles above ambient light condition between sunset and sunrise.
(13) Where photo voltaic cells are used to power a signs illumination, movement, or electronic messaging, required equipment is not included in the sign are a may extend above the maximum sign height to the satisfaction of the Development Officer, provided it has been demonstrated to the Development Authority Officer that the additional height is required to achieve sufficient solar exposure to provide electrical power to the sign
Free‐Standing Portable Signs
(1) With the exception of the exemptions provided for in Section 1.2 of this Part, free‐standing portable signs shall only be permitted in C, M,P,I and DC Districts. Free‐standing portable signs shall be erected so that:
(a) the area of the sign shall not exceed 6m2 (64.6ft2);
(b) there shall not be more then one (1) free‐standing portable sign for each business frontage.
(3) Free‐standing portable signs shall not:
(a) be closer than 7.0m (23ft.) to another free‐standing sign;
(b) be closer than 1.5m (5ft.) to any property line;
(c) be within 3.0m (9.8ft.) of any access or 10.0m (32.8ft.) from any intersection;
(d) interfere with pedestrian or traffic safety.
(4) Free‐standing portable signs may be placed on a site for a maximum of twenty‐four (24) months at a time, unless otherwise specified in the Development Permit.
(5) Free‐standing portable signs shall be removed on or before the date that the Development Permit expires. Upon expiry of the permit, the sign site must be vacant for fourteen (14) days before a new sign can be placed.
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