ORDINANCE NO. 108-14 – 4/4/14

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ORDINANCE NO.  108-14

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE

OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (the “City Council”) of the City of Opelika, Alabama (the “City”) as follows:

Section 1.  Amendment.  That Section 9.9, Paragraph A, of Ordinance 124-91 entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika, Alabama”, adopted on September 17, 1991, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

C-1, C-2, C-3, M-1, M-2, I-1, GC-1 and GC-2 Zoning Districts, General Sign Requirements:  Billboards, portable signs, and off premise advertising signs (including portable faces mounted on permanent structures AND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BOARDS) are prohibited. Off premise directional signs (see definitions) may be allowed with conditional use approval by the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission may place conditions it deems appropriate on approval such as, but not limited to, maximum size and height of sign, number of signs, location and appearance of sign, and the sign located on nonresidential lots only.

Wall signs shall not extend above the top of the building wall.  Two or more signs are allowed to be erected on one sign pole or freestanding support structure; however, the signs must be joined together and securely fastened by bolts or other fasteners whereby the signs appear as one sign.  In this type of freestanding sign, spacing or open gaps between signs are prohibited.  Reader boards attached to freestanding signs shall be no larger than 50{44c616e11cf70d617c8dd92fb0bc15f41001df771f775c6b004238009c89a3f0} of the principal sign.

Section 2.  Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances.   Any ordinance or part thereof in conflict with provisions of this Ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.

Section 3.  Effective Date.  This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption, approval and publication as required by law.

Section 4.  Publication.  This Ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED this the 1st day of April, 2014.

/s/ C. E. “Eddie” Smith, Jr.

PRESIDENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE

CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA

ATTEST:

/s/ R. G. Shuman

CITY CLERK

TRANSMITTED TO MAYOR on this the 2nd day of April, 2014.

/s/ R.G. SHUMAN

CITY CLERK

ACTION BY MAYOR

APPROVED this the 2nd day of April, 2014.

/s/ Gary Fuller

MAYOR

ATTEST:

/s/ R. G. Shuman

CITY CLERK

Legal run 4/4/14

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