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Ord 818 Amending Chapter 70 Signs Temporary Business Signs TOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE 818 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE,TEXAS,AMENDING CHAPTER 70 SIGNS, SEC. 70-10 TEMPORARY BUSINESS SIGNS; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas, (the "Town") is a General Law Municipality located in Tarrant and Denton Counties, Texas, created in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Local Government Code and operating pursuant to the enabling legislation of the State of Texas; and WHEREAS, the Town Council of Westlake, Texas, finds that it would be in the best interests of the community to amend regulations for temporary business signs such that all new business may place temporary signage on said business; and WHEREAS, the Town Council of Westlake, Texas, deems it necessary to enact this ordinance providing for amendments to temporary business signage requirements; and WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, is of the opinion that it is in the best interests of the town and its citizens that the amendments should be approved and adopted. NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE,TEXAS: SECTION 1: That the above findings are hereby found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein in their entirety. SECTION 2: That, the Town hereby adopts the following amendments to Chapter 70 — Signs, Section 10 Temporary Business Signs as follows: Sec. 70-10. —Temporary Business Signs. (a) New Business Grand Opening Banner. The purpose of the new business grand opening banner is to allow a new business the ability to advertise to the public its opening status for a temporary period. The following regulations apply to new business grand opening banners: (1) A banner allowed under this section may only be placed upon the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy for a new business by the Town Manager or their designee. Subject to the time limitation below, the banner may be placed at any time within one year of the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. Ordinance 818 Page t of 2 (2) Only one banner shall be permitted per premises; (3) The banner shall not exceed 50 square feet in size; (4) The banner shall be attached to the principal structure,or leased portion of the building if located in a building that is occupied by more than one tenant; (5) Upon placement, the maximum duration that the banner may be displayed is 60 consecutive days, after which the banner must be removed; SECTION 3: All rights and remedies of the Town of Westlake,Texas,are expressly saved as to any and all violations of the provisions of the prior ordinance sections which existed at the time of the effective date of this Ordinance; and, as to such accrued violations and all pending litigation,both civil and criminal,whether pending in court or not,under such ordinances,the same shall not be affected by this Ordinance but may be prosecuted until final disposition by the courts. SECTION 4: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas,that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences,paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 5: This Ordinance shall be cumulative of all provisions of ordinances of the Town except where the provisions of this Ordinance are in direct conflict with the provisions of such ordinances, in which event the conflicting provisions of such ordinances are hereby repealed. SECTION 6: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 27th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2017. Laura Wheat, Mayor ATTEST: Kelly Edwar , Town Secretary Thomas E. Bryme Vown Manager APPROV A O pF WjE r"F 1 C0 ,,Sinton o. n Attorney )"e X�5 Ordinance 818 Page 2 of 2