Details for ORDINANCE NO. 2273 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF YORK, NEBRASKA TO AMEND ARTICLE III, RULES AND DEFINITIONS, OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF YORK, NEBRASKA; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THIS ORDINANCE.

ORDINANCE NO. 2273

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF YORK, NEBRASKA TO AMEND ARTICLE III, RULES AND DEFINITIONS, OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF YORK, NEBRASKA; TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THIS ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YORK NEBRASKA;

Section 1. Article III of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of York, Nebraska shall be amended as follows:

ARTICLE III. RULES AND DEFINITIONS

Sec. 2 Definitions.

The following definitions are deleted:

(84) Sign:

(85) Sign, area:

(86) Sign, height:

The following definitions shall be added to this section:

Sign: A sign shall include any sign or other devise which shall display or include any letter, word, model banner, flag, pennant, insignia, devise or representation used as, or which is in the nature of, any advertisement or announcement which direct attention to any object, procedure, place, activity, person, institution, organization or business, but shall not include any display of official notice or official flag.

"Sign, attached" means a sign that is structurally connected to a building or depends upon that building for support.

"Sign, awning" means a sign printed on such a temporary or movable shelter supported entirely from the exterior wall of a building and composed of nonrigid materials, except for a supporting framework.

"Sign, banner" means material with a printed message or graphic secured or mounted from a structure in such a way as to allow wind movement.

"Sign, canopy" means a sign that is attached or made an integral part of a canopy.

"Sign, freestanding" means a sign that is self-supporting and structurally independent from any building.

"Sign, electronic message" means a sign which uses an array of electrically illuminated lights, generally controlled by a computer or other electronic programming device, to display information or supporting graphics.

"Sign, flag" means a sign that is emblazoned on a flag and is intended to be displayed in a free-flowing manner.

"Sign, nonconforming" means a sign that was legally erected prior to the adoption of this Zoning Ordinance but which violates the regulations of this Zoning Ordinance.

"Sign, marquee" means a permanent, roof-like structure projecting from a building at the entrance to the building with signage on the top or face of the structure. Not to exceed ten (10) feet from structure.

"Sign, portable" means a sign supported by frames or posts rigidly attached to bases not permanently attached to the ground or a building and capable of being moved from place to place, and constructed of paper, cloth, canvas, light fabric, cardboard, plywood, light plastic or other similar materials.

"Sign, projecting (blade)" means a sign other than a wall sign that is attached to and projects from a building face that extends more than eighteen (18) inches beyond the building plane.

"Sign, residential" means a small detached or attached sign located on a residential premise, conveying a message communicated by the owner or resident of the property.

"Sign, roof" means a sign or part of sign erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet or cornice of a building.

"Sign, wall" means a sign attached to and parallel with the side of a building that does not project more than eighteen (18) inches from the building wall.

"Sign, window" means a sign painted on or installed inside a window for the purpose of viewing from outside the premises.

"Sign, yard" means a detached sign in a yard of a property.

"Sign, sandwich" an advertising or business ground sign which is constructed in such a manner to form an "A" or a tentlike shape, hinged or not hinged at the top and each angular face held at an appropriate distance by a supporting member.

"Sign, flashing" Any illuminated sign on which the artificial light is not constant in intensity and color at all times. For the purpose of this ordinance, any revolving illuminated sign shall be considered a flashing sign.

"Sign, illuminated" Any sign which has characters, letters, figures, designs or outlines illuminated externally by electric lights or internally by luminous tubes.

"Sign, ground" A ground sign shall mean a sign with less than ten (10) feet clearance supported by one or more uprights, poles, or braces in or upon the ground other than a pole sign, as defined in this article.

"Sign, pole" A pole sign shall mean a sign wholly supported by a sign structure in the ground with any part of the sign area having a minimum of ten (10) foot clearance above grade.

"Sign, temporary" A temporary sign shall mean any outdoor sign or device intended to be displayed for a limited period of time and not permanently affixed.

"Sign, area" Area of sign shall mean the area of the largest single face of the sign within a perimeter which forms the outside shape including any frame which forms an integral part of the display, but excluding necessary supports or uprights on which the sign may be placed. If the sign consists of more than one section or module, all areas will be totaled. Signs mounted or painted on a wall shall be calculated by using a simple geometric figure around the message and shall include any framing or decoration, the primary purpose of which is to highlight the sign.

"Sign, height" The height of a sign shall mean the distance between the lowest grade level within two (2) feet of either side of a sign, and the highest part of the sign or its support; except that if the property was lower than the adjacent roadway, then the height of the sign is to be calculated from the street grade at a ninety (90) degree angel from the sign.

Section 2. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, publication and remonstrance period as required by law.

PASSED AND APPROVED by the York City Council this 5 day of November, 2020.

Barry Redfern,

Mayor

ATTEST:

C. Jean Thiele,

City Clerk

November 12

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