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 article.
(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 written notice.
(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 into compliance.
(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.)