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ORDINANCE NO. 878

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PARAGRAPH 3 OF SECTION 1 AND PARAGRAPHS 1 AND 8 OF SECTION 2, ARTICLE XXII OF ORDINANCE NO. 814 TO ALLOW FOR THE SPECIAL USE OF ADVERTISING BY SIGN IN THE C - S HIGHWAY SERVICE DISTRICT.

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

SECTION 1:  Paragraph 3 of Section 1, Article XXII of Ordinance No. 814 is hereby amended to read as follows:

3.         Billboards are defined as signs advertising products or services other than those available on the premises and which have an area of more than three hundred-twenty (320) square feet or more per face. Billboards shall not be permitted under these sign regulations in any City Zones.

SECTION 2:  Paragraph 1 of Section 2, Article XXII of Ordinance No. 814 is hereby amended to read as follows:

1.         Advertising signs, other than billboards, which call attention to an activity or product located on a different tract from the sign. Advertising signs are permitted in the A L, C S, C 1, C 2, C 3, I 1, and I 2 Districts only.

In the A L Districts, an advertising sign shall be allowed by special use permit only when submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Planning Commission and under such conditions as the Governing Board may impose.

a)      The advertising sign shall not exceed fifty (50) square feet in area for a single- or double-faced sign; the bottom edge of the sign shall be at least three (3) feet above the average ground level; and the top edge not higher than ten (10) feet above the average ground level. 

b)      The advertising sign shall not be located closer than 500 feet from two or more intersecting roads. Not more than one (1) such sign shall be permitted on one road side within any one mile. 

c)      An applicant for a special use permit to erect an advertising sign shall submit to the Board a plot plan showing the location, size, and construction details of the proposed sign installation; a letter form the property owner indicating intent to lease said property together with a copy of terms of said lease. Such permit shall be issued for a period of three (3) years, and its renewal shall be subject to a review of the site and changed conditions within the surrounding area.

In the C S Districts, an advertising sign shall be allowed by special use permit only when submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Planning Commission and under such conditions as the Governing Body may impose.

a)      The advertising sign shall not exceed three hundred-twenty (320) square feet in area per face; the bottom edge of the sign shall be at least three (3) feet above the average ground level; and the top edge not higher than thirty-five (35) feet above the average ground level. 

b)      The advertising sign shall not be located closer than 200 feet from two or more intersecting roads. Not more than one (1) such sign shall be permitted on one road side within any one-half mile. 

c)      An applicant for a special use permit to erect an advertising sign shall submit to the Planning Commission a plot plan showing the location, size, and construction details of the proposed sign installation; a letter from the property owner indicating intent to lease said property together with a copy of terms of said lease. Such permit shall be issued for a period of three (3) years, and its renewal shall be subject to a review of the site and changed conditions within the surrounding area.

SECTION 3:  Paragraph 8 of Section 2, Article XXII of Ordinance No. 814 is hereby amended to read as follows:

8.         All signs in the C S, I 1, and I 2 Districts shall be affixed to or be a part of the building if within fifty (50) feet of a residential district, unless otherwise approved by special use permit.

SECTION 4:  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication in the official city newspaper.

            ADOPTED AND APPROVED THIS 11th DAY OF JULY, 2016.

 

RICHARD KNOTT, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

TIFFANY NEEL, City Clerk

 

 

On July 11, 2016, the City of Meade, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 878. An Ordinance amending Paragraph 3 of Section 1 and Paragraphs 1 and 8 of Section 2, Article XXII of Ordinance No. 814 to allow for the special use of advertising by sign in the C - S highway service district.  A complete copy of the ordinance is available at  www.cityofmeade.org or in the office of the city clerk, 132 S Fowler, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney to be legal, accurate and sufficient.

 

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Meade, KS  67864-0338

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