ORDINANCE No. G10-06
AN ORDINANCE REGARDING SIGN REGULATIONS
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF EASTBOROUGH, KANSAS:
The purpose of this ordinance is to eliminate potential hazards to motorists and pedestrians; to encourage signs which, by their location, are harmonious to the buildings and sites which they occupy; and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare.
Signage in the City of Eastborough shall be allowed pursuant to the following:
(a) Temporary, non-illuminated real estate signs not more than eight square feet in area, advertising the sale and/or open house of the premises on which the sign is located, provided there shall be only one sign per street frontage; provided, however, signage advertising an open house may be placed upon public property for up to two days prior to the open house event and removed the day of the open house event;
(b) Temporary, non-illuminated garage sale signs not more than eight square feet in area, advertising the sale on the property where the sign is located, provided there shall be only one sign per street frontage; provided, however, signage advertising a garage sale may be placed upon public property on the days of the garage sale and removed upon completion of the garage sale;
(c) Campaign political signs not exceeding six square feet in area, provided such signs shall not be more than five feet in height and shall not be located closer than 15 feet to a side property line and four feet from the street; and provided further that all signs shall be removed within five days following the election in which the issue is decided or a candidate is elected to office or is eliminated from the election as a candidate.
(a) No sign shall be placed upon public property except as specifically permitted herein, except by the City of Eastborough.
(b) No sign shall be placed on a corner lot creating a violation of the city line of sight ordinance.
(c) No sign shall be placed upon a utility or lamp pole.
Removal of signs placed upon public property:
(a) Any signage placed on public property in violation of this Ordinance may be removed by any law enforcement officer.
(b) Any sign removed pursuant to subsection (a) which is six square feet or larger and composed entirely of metal or wood shall be kept for a period of twenty days, after which it may be disposed of in any manner deemed appropriate by the city. All other signs removed pursuant to subsection (a) may be disposed of in any manner deemed appropriate by the city.
(c) Any such metal or wooden sign removed pursuant to subsection (b) may be recovered by the owner within twenty days upon payment of a service charge or $25 per sign.
The provisions of the Ordinance shall not apply to:
(a) Flags or emblems of a government or of a non-campaign political, civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organization, displayed on private property;
(b) Memorial signs displayed on private property;
(c) Address numerals and other signs required to be maintained by law;
(d) Temporary decorations or displays located on private property celebrating the occasion of traditionally accepted patriotic, religious and non-religious holidays;
(e) Signs on a vehicle operated in the normal course of a business which is not primarily the display of such signs.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance or causing, permitting or suffering the same to be done, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official city newspaper.
Passed and adopted this 28th day of December, 2010.
Thomas F. Rosenberg, Mayor
Attest: Assistant City Clerk