Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 24. Signs.
Sec. 25-24-70. Administration and enforcement.
(a) Administration. This article shall be administered by the zoning
administrator, who is authorized and directed to enforce all provisions of this
article. The zoning administrator is authorized to promulgate procedures
consistent with the purpose of this article and is further empowered to delegate
the duties and powers granted to or imposed upon him under this
(b) Inspection. Construction of all signs, and their attachment, is
governed by the regulations of the Uniform Building Code, the Uniform Sign Code,
and this article, as adopted by the city of Woodland and shall be inspected and
approved by the building inspector.
(c) Maintenance. All signs and
supporting structures shall be kept in repair and in proper state of
preservation. The display surfaces of all signs shall be kept neatly painted and
clean. The immediate surrounding premises shall be maintained free of weeds and
rubbish. The zoning administrator is authorized to order the painting, cleaning
or repair of signs which become dilapidated and the cleaning of the immediate
premises. Such maintenance shall be completed within thirty days of receiving
(d) Sign Removal.
(1) Unlawful Signs. The zoning
administrator may order the removal of any sign erected, altered or maintained
in violation of this article, the Uniform Building Code, or the Uniform Sign
Code. He shall give thirty-day written notice to the owner of the building,
structure, or lot on which the sign is located to remove the sign or to bring it
(2) Dangerous or Defective Signs. The zoning administrator
may order a sign removed immediately and without notification if, in his
opinion, the condition of the sign is such as to present an immediate threat to
the safety of the public.
(3) Abandoned Signs. Any sign which no longer
advertises the original business conducted, product sold, activity, or campaign
conducted shall be deemed to have been abandoned. The zoning administrator shall
give thirty days written notice to the owner of the building, structure, or lot
on which the sign is located to remove the sign.
(e) Any conditional use
permit or variance granted for a sign or signs shall become void if the sign is
altered or relocated in any way which makes the sign in violation of the
requirements of this article.
(f) Penalties. Failure to comply with the
provisions of this article shall subject the owner to the penalties provided for
in Section 25-30-30 of this chapter.
(g) Appeals. Any person aggrieved by
any decision or order of the zoning administrator may appeal to the planning
commission unless such denial is based on violations of the Uniform Building
Code, the Uniform Sign Code, or the National Electrical Code. Denial for these
reasons must be appealed to the board of building appeals. Appeals shall be in
writing and must be filed in the community development department within ten
days of the date of the decision or order which is being appealed. (Amended
during the March 2009 supplement.)