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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sign New February Continued from Page 1A Linghamfnlter City staff was handed a redhot potato and they did a good With a few exceptions this is a workable Its a move in the right I voted against the first draft at the committee meeting because it was something I could not Nobody has as much at stake to lose at this than I I have put everything I have into my A very serious thing almost oc cured when a small group of people made a decision about other peoples business of which they knew or had nothing to do This is an ex tremely complex 1 have a problem with the foot spacing of offpremise That comes close to an effective ban on It puts a vast majority of my signs into nonconforming If Im not able to move my signs around so that I am able to profit from my investment that is a slow cancer that will put me out of There is a supply and demand here our we wouldnt be in If they truly want to make the spacing of offpremise signs realistic they need to look at the fact that feet is four times the distance prescribed by current state law State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Spacing Regulations For OffPremise article There are many things to take into consideration when considering spacing such as cross streets and They also need to look at the stipulation that would not allow a nonconforming offpremise sign to be if if repairs exceed 50 percent of replacement Insurance companies do not reimburse loss unless it exceeds 70 to 80 percent of So if you fall in between 50 percent and 7080 youd lose I was dissappointed when council disbanded both When the second committee was formed it was the first attempt at reaching a compromise on the Good communication could have hap though it wouldnt have been Tieken Its a very watereddown Staff did put in what council If we had been See Page 14A Draft text of proposed sign ordinance An ordinance amending Chapter code of City of New regulating the height and location of both onpremise and offpremise signs within the City of New and its ex traterritorial jurisdiction otherwise regulatting signage repealing all ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith providing a savings clause providing in conflict herewith providing a saving clause providing a penalty for violation and establishing an effective Be it ordained by the city council of New Texas I That Chapter Signs and Sections 18A1 through 18A14 of the code of ordinances is hereby amended by adding the following provisions to be known as Chapter Signs and which shall read as follows SECTION Any device or surface on which figures or symbols are projected or in any manner outlined or at and used for advertising or identifying OffPremise Any outdoor advertising device directing attention to any service or activity not or conducted on the same premises where such advertising is OnPremise Any outdoor advertising device pertaining to an or business conducted or sold at the location on which the sign is Traffic A sign that gives direction to either pedestrian or vehicular Portable A transporatable sign of durable construction on or including trailers and search lights used for advertising or promotional which is not designed or intended to be per manently affixed to a other or the but which is capable of being so SECTION These regulations shall be in full force and effect with in the corporate limits of the City of New and within its ex traterritorial jurisdiction as authorized by the State of SECTION OFFPREMISE The following regulations shall apply to off premise signs Preexisting offpremise The lawful use of any offpremise sign existing at the time of the enactment of this ordinance may be continued although such does not conform with the provisions of the the right of nonconforming uses to continue shall be subject to the following specific regulations A nonconforming offpremise sign may be maintained by the but shall bot be added or modified in any A nonconforming offpremise sign which is damaged or partially destroyed by earthquake or other calamity or act of shall not be again restored or used as an offpremise sign if the expense of such restoration exceeds 50 percent of the replacement cost of the offpremise sign at the time such damage Size Sign structure shall have a maximum of 2 sign The size of any single sign face shall not exceed 672 square feet along the interstate and shall not exceed 300 square feet along any other street or The maximum height of a sign shall be feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along the interstate and a maximum height of 30 feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along any other The bottom edge of the sign must be at least 14 feet above the Location of offpremise No off premise sign shall be located within feet on the same side of a street or roadway from another offpremise The distance shall be measured in linear feet at the center line of the street or Signs must be located on private property and may not encroach on any public rightof or within a 10 foot radius from all electric power lines and Traffic No sign shall be permitted which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic safety in the opinion of the planning director of the City of New It shall be unlawful to install or place any offpremise sign without having obtained a permit from the building department of the City of New Such sign permit shall be issued in accordance with the procedures for building permits as established by the City of New A permit shall be required for the changing ot the advertising copy or message of the painted offpremise sign or for repainting or cleaning maintenance of an off premise The planning director is authorized to issue stop orders for any sign which is being con structed in violation of this chapter other ordinance of the City of New SECTION ON PREMISE The following regulations shall apply to to on premise signs Preexisting onpremise The lawful use of any onpremise sign existing at the time of the enactment may be continued although such does not conform with the provisions of the the right of non conforming uses to continue shall be subject to the following specific regulations A nonconforming onpremise sign may be maintained by the but shall not be added or modified in any A nonconforming onpremise sign which is damaged or partially destroyed by earthquake or other calamity or act of shall not be again restored or used as an onprimise sign if the cost of the restoration exceeds 50 percent of the replacement cost of the onpremise sign at the time such damage Maximum number of freestanding THere shall be a maximum of one freestanding sign per street frontage for any business Size Sign structure shall have a maximum of two faces and the size of any single face sign shall not exceed 300 square The maximum height of a freestanding sign shall be 422 feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along the interstate and a maximum height of 30 feet from the road grade to the top of the sign along any other Traffic Traffic signs shall not be limited in They may have no more than two sides and each shall not exceed four square Traffic signs shall not exceed the height of four feet above the ground Roof Roof signs shall not extend above the highest point of the visible roof Traffic No on premise sign shall be permitted which would interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic safety in the opinion of the planning director of the City of New It shall be unlawful to install or place any freestanding onpremise sign without haveing obtained a permit from the building department of the City of New Such sign permit shall be issued in accordance with the procedures for building permits as established by the City of New A permit shall not be required for the changing of the advertising copy or message of the painted sign or for repainting or cleaning maintenance of an onpremise The planning director is authorized to issue stop orders for any freestanding sign which is being constructed in violation of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City of New SECTION PORTABLE It shall be unlawful for any or corporation to or locate within the City of New Bruanfels and its extraterritorial any portable or cause the same to be All portable signs existing on the effective date of this Ordinance and conforming to previous shall be awarded legal nonconforming status if registered with the office of the director of planning within 60 days after the effective date of this At the time of and annually thereafter for the duration of the period of the owner of a portable sign shall pay an annual registration fee of The first year of registration shall be considered to begin on the date of initial registration and end on annual registration periods shall correspond to the calendar 1 through of each The registration fee for the initial registration year shall be and for each calendar year thereafter shall be the sum of All registration fees for sub sequent registration years must be paid no later than 31 of the registration Failure to register an existing portable or failure to pay the annual registration fee within the prescribed time shall be considered a and such portable sign shall be removed at the owners Removal of any portable sign from the location identified at the time of registration shall result in a termination of nonconforming A por table sign may not be replaced by another portable Permits for portable signs shall not be transferable from one owner to another SECTION A relaxation of the terms of this chapter may be permitted where such variance will not be contrary to the public interest and because of conditions peculiar to the result in unnecessary and undue Any variance obtained under this section shall be granted by the zoning board of ad justment of the City of New Braunfels in ac cordance with its rules of operation and SECTION VIOLATIONS AND Any firm or corporation or agent who shall violate a provision of this ordinance or fail to comply therewith shall be deemed guilty of a Each person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of the provisions of this Ordinance it committed or and upon conviction in the court of jurisdiction for any such such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than From our Coca Cola Collection Sweat Shirts Many New Styles in Jeans Too Weve Chopped Down Prices Dresses Selected Group New Styles Added to Sportswear By Personal 2 off Calcutta Pant By Orbit to This is our biggest event of its kind The Savings have never been bigger Any Coat In The Store 4 A Blouses By ShipnShore New Arrival Short Sleeves Cotton Wonder or Poly ester Mens Boat Shoes Leather Huiraches to ens Sport Shirts your over 100 on rack By Don Loper of Beverly 79 QQ Repeat of Sellout Sterling Silver Hearts to 2 Sizes Values to f Dangle Ring WPutchase of Heart Thats Right Any coat 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