Details for Ordin. #1129.Garage Sale Signage

(Published in the Miami County
Republic Wed. 9/16/20)

ORDINANCE NO. 1129

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SEASONAL MORATORIUM ON ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE SIGN ORDINANCE SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO TEMPORARY GARAGE SALE SIGNAGE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 8; SIGN REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS:

WHEREAS
, the Governing Body finds sufficient cause to create seasonal enforcement moratoria allowing the unregulated posting of garage sales signs that are otherwise regulated under Section 805(a)7 of Article 8; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body wishes to temporarily suspend enforcement of signage regulations, with exclusive respect to garage sale signage; and

WHEREAS, the enforcement moratoria are intended to provide a period of garage sale signage display that coincides with seasonal occurrence thereby reducing unwanted proliferation of signage during the remainder of the year;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS HEREBY ADOPTS A SCHEDULED ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM, THEREBY ALLOWING UNREGULATED POSTING OF GARAGE SALES SIGNS PURSUANT TO THE FOLLOWING:

Section 1.
    This moratorium shall be specifically limited to the following dates:

*September 17th, 2020
– October 3, 2020

*April 7th, 2021- April 21, 2021

Section 2.    This moratorium shall not authorize any person to display signage on private property without the permission of the property owner, occupant, tenant or other representative having legal authority over the property.

Section 3.    In instances where signage imposes a hazard to public safety, the City shall maintain the authority to cause removal and disposal of signage.

Section 4.    Signage shall not obstruct or impede the view of intersections, traffic, pedestrians or street signage.

Section 5.    Signage shall not be affixed to utility poles, signs, hydrants, utility barricades or guy wires.

Section 6.    Signage shall not be placed on public owned property.

Section 7.    Signage shall not be accentuated with strobes, strand lighting or other attention getting devices that provide illumination.

Section 8.    This ordinance shall take effect upon its publication in the official City newspaper.

PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS THIS 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020.

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Marty Southard, Mayor

(seal)

ATTEST:

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Traci Storey, City Clerk

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