SECTION IV: USE REGULATIONS
See also Aquifer Protection District (Sect. IV L) Floodplain District (Sect. IVM), and River Protection District (IV P).
- This section pertains to sign uses on a lot. It does not pertain to signs protected by federal or state law. Every such use is entitled to a sign. Signs shall be flat, not flashing and non-rotating. On premises signs may be illuminated.
- A reasonable number of direction signs of no more than four square feet on each face may be placed off-premises with the permission of the owner. All other signs shall pertain to uses on the lot on which the sign is placed.
- No signs or illumination of signs that are a hazard or impediment to pedestrians or vehicular traffic shall be installed or maintained.
- Special Permit shall contain provisions for signs appropriate to the neighborhood and the use. Standards for uses which do not require special permit, or where a special permit has not set standards are as follows:
- Signs for residential use shall consist of a nameplate of no more than two square feet per face affixed to a mailbox or a building. Home occupations under IV C 1a and 1b above may also be indicated on this sign, which in that case may be no more than four square feet per face.
- Non-residential uses other than home occupations under IV 1a and 1b are permitted one sign, which may be free standing or affixed to a building. The sign shall not exceed six square feet per face in residential, aquifer protection and river protection districts, and sixteen square feet per face elsewhere.
- Signs unattached to buildings shall be no more than four feet high. Signs affixed to buildings shall be no higher than the building at any point. Neon signs are prohibited.
- Signs that do not conform to the provisions of a., b., or c. above, require a permit from the ZBA, issued by the affirmative vote of all three members (or alternates) after a public hearing of which notice has been given by regular mail at least ten days in advance to all those owning property within 300 feet of the sign. Such permit shall be granted only if in the judgement of the ZBA the proposed sign or signs are appropriate to the use and the character of the neighborhood.
- In granting permits or special permits for signs on or within 100 feet of the Jacob's Ladder Trail (Route #20), the ZBA shall set such reasonable conditions as it deems needed to preserve and enhance the traditional, scenic and aesthetic values associated with the Trail.
- Commercial or use signs not provided for above are prohibited.