The Town of Barton Zoning Administrator is hereby designated as the Town's authorized agent to record and file all applications for sign permits with any accompanying plans and documents, make inspections of signs in the Town of Barton, and make such reports as the Town may require.
Application filing. A sign permit application and all applicable fees shall be filed with the Zoning Administrator on forms furnished by the Zoning Administrator prior to the commencement of work to construct any sign in the Town of Barton which requires a sign permit.
Content of sign permit application. The sign permit application shall, at a minimum, contain the following information:
Name, address, and telephone number of the applicant for the sign permit.
The location of the building, structure, lot, or property to which or upon which the sign is proposed to be attached or erected.
The name, address, and telephone number of the person, firm, corporation, or association erecting the sign.
Written consent of the property owner and lessee (if applicable) of the building, structure, lot, or property to which or upon which the sign is to be attached or erected.
A scaled drawing of such sign indicating the design, dimensions, materials to be used, lettering, colors, and type of illumination, if any, and the method of construction or attachment.
A scaled site drawing indicating the location and position of the property boundaries of any existing signs and of the proposed sign and a photograph of the building and/or site of the sign placement.
Information (or type of information message and/or images) to be displayed on the face(s) of the sign.
Calculations or other evidence showing that the sign structure and design meet the requirements of all applicable Town codes and ordinances, including the Town's applicable structure provisions of the Building Code and, if the sign is electrical, the Town's Electrical Code.
Payment of all sign permit and other applicable fees as set forth by the Town.
Issuance of sign permit. The Zoning Administrator shall issue all sign permits for signs located, erected, moved, reconstructed, enlarged, expanded, altered, converted, operated, placed, or relocated in the Town of Barton and which meet the requirements of this chapter. If the Zoning Administrator denies the issuance of a sign permit, the reasons for said denial shall be so stated in writing to the applicant for the sign permit. If the Zoning Administrator issues a sign permit in error, then the Zoning Administrator shall issue an order to the sign owner and/or owner of the property upon which the sign is placed to have the sign removed pursuant to the procedures under § 428-15B of this chapter.
Expiration of permit. A sign permit shall become null and void if work authorized under said sign permit has not been completed within a six-month period following the issuance of said sign permit.
Upon application to the Plan Commission, the Plan Commission may, in its judgment, waive or vary the provisions of this chapter or determinations pertaining to this chapter made by the Zoning Administrator where it would further the public interest. No such waiver or variance, however, shall be used to waive or vary any requirement of Chapter 500, Zoning, or any other code or ordinance of the Town. Further appeal of the Plan Commission's affirmation of any such determinations made by the Zoning Administrator pertaining to this chapter shall be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Barton.
Any person who installs or maintains a sign(s) which involves, in whole or in part, the location, erection, movement, reconstruction, enlargement, expansion, alteration, conversion, operation, maintenance, placement, relocation, or removal of a sign or any other sign work shall agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Town of Barton, its officers, agents, consultants, and employees, from any and all claims of negligence resulting from the location, erection, movement, reconstruction, enlargement, expansion, alteration, conversion, operation, maintenance, placement, relocation, or removal of a sign or any other sign work insofar as this chapter has not specifically directed the placement of the sign.
The Town of Barton's acceptance of fees as provided herein shall not be deemed as assumption of liability by the Town of Barton. The owner of any building, structure, or land upon which a sign is located, erected, moved, reconstructed, enlarged, expanded, altered, converted, operated, placed, or relocated shall be liable for any damages and injuries that may be caused to persons or property thereby.