County of

Codified through
Ordinance of Aug. 14, 2001.
(Supplement No. 9)

Sec. 134-316.  Temporary signs.

(b)     Weekend directional signs (WEDS).

(1)     Findings and purposes. Many people travel to, from and through the county on a daily basis. During weekday rush hours when the majority of people on the roads are commuting to or from work, roads are often nearly beyond their capacity. Traffic hazards and distractions must be minimized. However, people at times need the benefit of directional signs to help them find their destinations. Properly regulated, such directional signs may actually aid the flow of traffic. The following regulations recognize the difference in weekday and weekend traffic and are intended to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents, visitors and businesses of the county.

(2)     Definition. WEDS shall convey directions through the use of words, symbols, arrows or otherwise to a specific place, wherein the sign directs attention to a temporary or non-permanent event or happening, such as the sale or lease of real property, to a church or community gathering, yard sales, moving sales, estate sales.

(3)     Zoning districts. WEDS shall be allowed in all zoning districts.

(4)     Time allowed. WEDS shall be allowed from 3:00 p.m. on Friday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. It shall be the responsibility of the sign owner to remove all WEDS prior to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

(5)     No permit required. WEDS do not require a permit or a permit fee.

(6)     Identification on sign. Each WEDS shall be legibly marked with the name of the owner. If a party other than the owner agrees to be responsible for the removal of the sign, then the responsible party's name may be substituted. This information must be written in weatherproof ink or paint upon at least one face of the WEDS and in letters of at least one-half inch in height.

(7)     Construction. WEDS shall not exceed four square feet of sign area and three feet in height and may be double-faced. WEDS shall be mounted on an independent single or double pole device. WEDS shall not be affixed in any manner to trees, natural objects, streetlight poles, utility poles, other signs or other sign structures. WEDS shall be made of metal, plastic, laminated cardboard or some other durable and waterproof material. No sign shall be made of paper.

(8)     Location. There shall be only one WEDS for any given place, activity or event per 300 feet of road frontage, and within a one mile radius on the ultimate location to which it provides direction. No WEDS shall be located closer than five feet from the right-of-way, and only on road frontage designated as an arterial or major collector roadway as determined by the county major thoroughfare plan, as may be amended from time to time. All WEDS must be placed on private property with the property owner's permission.