(Text from Administration section section)
Signs near Federal Aid Highways
Nonconforming signs ≤660’ (200 m) of a Federal Aid highway must be altered to conform with Land Development Code sign size, dimensional and placement requirements within five years of its effective date, or within 90 days of change or expansion of use or building enlargement. Legally erected off-premises signs must be reduced to ≤72’2 (6.5 m2) in display area and ≤15’ (4.5 m) in height.
Nonconforming signs >660’ (200 m) of a Federal Aid Highway must be removed or brought into conformance with the Land Development Code within five years of its effective date, or within 90 days of a change or expansion of use or building enlargement.
The Town Planner may recommend removal of nonconforming signs as a condition of approval for a development or land use request.
Signs in the right-of-way and clear vision area
Signs in the public right-of-way or clear vision area must be moved or altered to conform to location requirements within 180 days of the Land Development Code’s effective date.
Nonconforming signs may only be altered, changed in dimensions, moved, raised or replaced if it is brought into conformance with all provisions of the Land Development Code.
A nonconforming sign must not be altered to increase its lifespan (for instance, the replacement of wood poles with steel poles).
Ownership and use change
Nonconforming signs on a lot must be removed or modified to conform to all sign requirements within 90 days of a change in business, use or property ownership on the lot
Nonconforming signs must be removed after 30 days of disuse.
(Text from Site Design Standards section below)
Requirements for nonconforming and abandoned signs are in Land Development Code §207.4 (Nonconforming Uses and Structures).
Signs are considered abandoned if they:
advertise or identify an object, person, institution, business, product, service, event or location that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
contain no message, are blank, or are partially or wholly illegible.
contain a “rent me” type of message for more than 90 days.
Abandoned signs must be removed by the sign owner, property owner or Town. Abandoned signs must not be reused.