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Ord 163 Amending the regulation of Outdoor Signage AdvertisingORDINANCE NO. 163 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, AMENDING THE ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE REGULATION OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISING BY PERMITTING SIZE EXEMPTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNS AND TEMPORARY SIGNS; AND BY PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES FOR SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE CUMULATIVE OF ALL ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: PART I. That the Town hereby amends the Ordinance providing for the comprehensive regulation of outdoor advertising by amending Sections 7 and 8 and adding Section 24 which shall hereinafter read as follows: "Section 7. Construction Signs. Whenever a building permit has been issued for the construction, alteration or repair of a structure, and work is in progress on the site pursuant to such permit, contractors or architects engaged in such work during the time such work is going on, may display on the site their sign, which may be either made of materials permitted for permanent or temporary signs as prescribed in this Ordinance, provided, however, that the following area requirements are complied with: 1. No such individual sign displayed on the building site shall be of an area larger than twenty (20) square feet. 2. No individual contractor or architect shall display more than one sign on any building site at any given time. 3. The total area of construction signs displayed at any one time on the building site, considered together, shall not exceed thirty (30) square feet. " The Board of Aldermen may grant special exemptions to the above allowable areas where the size of the tract, the size of the building, and/or the magnitude of the total comprehensive development warrants special consideration. In no event will the total allowable area for a sign exceed one hundred (100) square feet. Temporary signs are such signs as may be needed from time to time to indicate that the premises are for sale or for rent. Such signs shall be limited to one (1) such sign for each property frontage involved and no single sign shall exceed twenty (20) square feet in area or contain lettering exceeding twelve (12) inches in height. Such signs shall contain only the following information: 1. That the property is for sale, lease or exchange by the owner or his agent. 2. The owner's or agent's name. 3. The owner's or agent's address and telephone number. 4. When appropriate to the occasion, the words "open house" or "inquire within." Such signs shall not be located on or over public property and may only be displayed on the property that is for sale, exchange or lease. Temporary signs may be made of the same material permitted for permanent signs, and in addition, may be made of less durable materials and woods such as pasteboard; but in no event shall be self -illuminated, luminescent, fluorescent, or have any characteristic which will make them glow or shine. Such signs shall be removed upon agreement of sale, exchange or lease. " N The Board of Aldermen may grant special exemptions to the above allowable areas where the size of the tract, the size of the building, and/or the magnitude of the total comprehensive development warrants special consideration. In no event will the total allowable area for a sign exceed one hundred (100) square feet. "Section 24. Fees The Board of Aldermen will set a fee schedule which may be amended from time to time by action of the Board for Construction Signs, Temporary Signs and Permitted Signs. The fees will consist of a one-time charge unless a sign is to be removed by a certain date. If such a sign is re -permitted or receives another exemption, an additional fee may be assessed. Allowable signs within the residential districts and political signs are exempt from the fee assessment." That any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than Five Dollars ($5.00), nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other ordinances of the Town of Westlake affecting signs and shall not repeal any of the provisions of such ordinances, except in those instances where provisions of such ordinances are in direct conflict with the provisions of this ordinance. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Board of Aldermen that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, 3 paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared void, ineffective or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such voidness, ineffectiveness or unconsti- tutionality 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 Board of Aldermen without the incorporation hereof of any such void, ineffective or unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section. PART V. That this Ordinance shall become effective and be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage and publications, as required by law, and it is so ordained. PASSED AND APPROVED this the day of 1987. ATTEST: Gry Whi e, Town Secretary — Town of Westlake, Texas APPROVED AS TO LEGAL FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney Town of Westlake, Texas 04/220 0 bale White, Mayor Town of Westlake, Texas o, nU. rH�t L o, nU. rH�t