CORPORATION OF THE CITY

OF CLARENCEROCKLAND

 

BYLAW 2005-12

 

Being a ByLaw for governing permanent signs, temporary signs and billboards installed on the territory of the City of ClarenceRockland.

 

WHEREAS the Municipal Act 2001, S.O., Chapter 25, Section 99, provides that municipalities may pass By-Laws respecting advertising devices, including signs;

 

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland deems it desirable to regulate the erection, display and maintenance of signs and other advertising devices within the limits of the City of ClarenceRockland;

 

NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland enacts as follows:

 

Short Title

1. This ByLaw may be cited as the Bill Posting ByLaw.

 

Scope

2. The provisions of this ByLaw regulate the location, erection, construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of all exterior signs on private property and on or over public property within the limits of the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland.

 

Definitions

3. In this ByLaw,

 

Advertising device means any device or object designed to attract attention to any business, product, activity or service which is located on or attached to a property.  This definition includes signs, billboards and any other object intended for said purposes.

Agrotourism Enterprise Sign means a temporary sign that is used to designate the location of or direction to an agrotourism activity of short duration.                                                            

 

Animated sign means a permanent sign or advertising device which depicts an action or motion, pivots on a spindle or contains an intermittent or flashing light source; or for which the action or motion is the result of animation or an external light source. This definition includes balloons, pennants and light bulbs, arranged in series or otherwise.

 

Awning means a shelter that protrudes from the exterior wall of a building, is constructed of nonrigid materials and is supported by a retractable frame or structure.

 

Awning sign means a permanent sign that is painted on or affixed to the surface of an awning, and that does not extend, horizontally or vertically, beyond the limits of the awning.

 

Banner means a temporary sign that is constructed from lightweight, nonrigid materials, such as cloth or plastic, and that is attached with ropes, screws or hooks.  A banner sign must be apt to resist to weather conditions.

 

Base sign means a single or doublefaced permanent sign that is affixed to the ground by a foundation of masonry, stone or concrete and is located along a public road.

 

Billboard means a single or doublefaced permanent sign on which the displayed message does not relate to the property on which the sign is located.

 

Business sign means a sign that attracts attention to a business, occupation, product, service or amusement which is exploited, operated, sold or offered on the same property as where the sign is located.

 

ByLaw Enforcement Officer means the officer or employee of the City responsible for the issuing of notices of contraventions to this ByLaw.

 

Canopy means a permanent structure that protrudes from the exterior wall of a building and is supported by a rigid frame or structure; or means a permanent structure, separate from the building and supported entirely from the ground.

 

Canopy sign means a permanent sign that is painted on or affixed to the surface of a canopy, and that does not extend, vertically or horizontally, beyond the limits of the canopy.

 

Chief Building Inspector means the officer of the City responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Building Code Act, and includes employees acting under his direction.

 

City means the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland.

 

 

Collective sign means a sign with a message or a group of messages that is common to many businesses located in the same building.

 

Community sign means any sign that attracts attention to a community service, attraction or activity, and that is installed and maintained by the City or by a nonprofit organization.

 

Directional sign means a temporary sign that is used to designate the location of or direction to a community or commercial activity of short duration.

 

Director of the Planning Department means the officer of the City responsible for the Planning and Building Departments, and includes employees acting under his direction.

 

Easel sign means a temporary sign that is free standing and removable, and has no more than two facets joined to form an “A”-shaped structure.

 

Election sign means a temporary sign that is used to advertise or promote the public election of all candidates seeking a mandate.

 

Entrance sign means a permanent sign that is located near a business’s access road and indicates the flow of traffic for road vehicles. Entrance signs have no commercial identification other than the name or insignia of the establishment.

 

Front wall means the building’s main wall, which is facing a public road.

 

Grade means the average elevation of the ground in the periphery of a building or sign, exclusive of any berm or mound of earth, or any other material created solely for the purpose of increasing the grade at the base of the sign.

 

Identification sign means a sign indicating the name, address, occupation or trade of the building occupant with its business logo or the lot number within a residential subdivision, or simply the name and address of the building itself, without mention of a product for sale.  An identification sign must not be luminous.

 

Inflatable sign means a temporary sign that is inflated with air or gas and is used for promotional purposes.

 

Lot means a parcel of land where one or more buildings or structures are or could be located, or one or more uses could be made. This parcel of land must have its own "roll number" as provided by the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation.

 

Luminous sign means a sign designed to emit artificial light, either directly or by transparency, translucency or reflection.

Mobile sign means a temporary sign that is not secured to the ground or mounted on the wall of a building or other structure, and that is intended mainly to be erected on a trailer that can be moved, transported or relocated elsewhere. Normally, a mobile sign consists of a screen used to display letters and numbers.

 

Painted sign means a permanent sign where the message is painted directly on the exterior wall of a building or structure, or onto a surface affixed to the exterior wall of a building or structure. This definition includes “graffiti”.

 

Partially rigid banner means a permanent sign that is constructed from light and flexible materials and is held in place by a metal frame or structure that does not require the use of ropes.

 

Pennant means a small, flag-like temporary sign, often triangular in shape, that is affixed to a rope, mast or pole.

Permanent sign means a business sign that is supported by a structure, anchored to the ground or affixed to the wall of a building, and that is usually located where the business operates. This definition includes the following types of signs: “base signs”, “awning signs”, “post signs”, “window signs”, “canopy signs”, “wall signs”, “painted signs”, “partially rigid banners”, “entrance signs” and “billboards”.

 

Post sign means a single or doublefaced permanent sign that is supported by one or more posts, poles, columns or pillars, and that is anchored to a foundation on the ground.

 

Property means all lands owned by an individual or a private or public corporation and includes all buildings and structures thereon.

Real estate sign means a temporary sign advertising the sale of real estate, or the opportunity to rent or lease a dwelling or building on the premises where the sign is displayed.

 

Real estate project promotional sign means a temporary sign that is designed for the purpose of advertising a real estate project that has been approved by a Subdivision Agreement.

 

Reflectionilluminated sign means a sign that is illuminated solely by an artificial external light source which is distanced from or not attached to the sign.

 

Sign means any illuminated or nonilluminated device that is visible from a public road or that is  located on private or public property; is displayed for the public; and identifies, describes, illustrates or advertises a product, service, business, activity, person, institution, firm or place of business. This definition includes permanently installed or situated merchandise, insignia, paintings, banners, pennants, placards and temporary signs, but does not include national flags.

 

Sign area means the area of the sign face.

 

Sign face means the portion of the sign upon which or through which the message of the sign is displayed. This does not include the sign structure.

 

Sign height means the vertical distance between the grade and the uppermost extremity of the sign or sign structure, but excludes ancillary lighting fixtures.

 

Sign structure means the structure that supports the sign face, which is itself supported by the ground or by a building or structure that is not an integral part of the sign.                                         

 

Temporary sign means a sign that is not permanently installed or affixed to a structure or building. This type of sign includes the following: “banner”, “easel sign”, “directional sign”, “election sign”, “inflatable sign”, “real estate sign”, “mobile sign” and similar "advertising devices".

 

Wall sign means a permanent sign that is affixed to the wall of a building.  This type of sign does not include awning signs, canopy signs or signs on any other similar structure. A wall sign may consist of more than one panel, each with specific messages.

 

Window sign means a permanent sign where the message is painted directly on the interior or exterior window (glass surface) of a business.

 

Application for Permit

4. (1) Any person wishing to erect, alter, enlarge, or use a permanent or temporary sign within the limits of the City must have first obtained a “Development Permit”, issued by the Director of the Planning Department.

 

(2) The Director of the Planning Department may impose all required conditions so as to ensure that any permanent or temporary sign complies with standards of safety, aesthetics and design.

 

(3) All applications for permits must be accompanied by the appropriate application form, as prescribed by the Planning Department.

 

(4) In addition to a “development permit”, the installation of a permanent sign also requires the issuing of a “Building Permit” if the following criteria apply:

 

a) the permanent sign is higher than 7.5 metres (24 feet and 7 inches) above grade. Sign plans must be approved by an architect or an engineer;

 

b) the permanent sign weighs more than 115 kilograms (254 pounds). Sign plans must be approved by an architect or an engineer;

 

c) the permanent sign has a face area of more than 10 square metres (107.6 square feet). Sign plans must be approved by an architect or an engineer.

 

 

No Permit Required

5. (1)              No permit shall be required for the following signs:

 

a) an election sign pertaining to municipal, county, provincial or federal elections.  These signs must be removed within 15 calendar days following the day of the election;

 

b) a sign identifying the entrance to and exit from to a parking area or a drivethrough counter, provided that the sign area does not exceed 0.33 square metres (3.5  square feet);

 

c) an identification sign with an area of less than 0.28 square metres (3 square feet);

 

d) a real estate sign with an area not exceeding 0,75 square metres (8 square feet) that is erected, used or maintained on a residential property and that is not luminous;

 

e) a real estate sign with an area not exceeding 6 square metres (65 square feet) that is erected, used or maintained on a commercial or industrial property and that is not luminous;

 

f) the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland's signs or postings;

 

g) signs located inside a building;

 

h) flags, pennants, oriflammes or emblems of political, civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organizations;

 

i) historical inscriptions, commemorative plaques and other nonpromotional insignia;

 

j) boards indicating the schedule of religious celebrations, located at the site of worship;

 

k) restaurant or snack bar menus located on the exterior wall of the building, with an area of less than 0.6 square metres (6.5 square feet);

 

l) a temporary sign relating to a cultural, sporting, community or religious event, or any other common, noncommercial event;

 

m) a nonluminous directional sign;

 

n) a temporary sign to promote a garage sale.

 

 

Sign Location

6. (1)All permanent or temporary signs must be erected at a distance of more than 1.5 metres (5 feet) from a public road easement.

 

 

(2) The ground projection for a base sign or a post sign must be located at a distance of more than 1.5 metres (5 feet) from a public road easement and at a distance of more than 1.5 metres (5 feet) from adjacent property lines.

 

Prohibited Locations

7. (1) No person shall erect a sign, other than an election sign, on any public road easement or on public property under the jurisdiction of the City.

 

(2) No person shall erect or maintain a sign that could conceal or obstruct the visibility of road signs, traffic signals or warning devices.

 

(3) No person shall erect or maintain a sign within a sight triangle as defined in the Zoning ByLaw, or in any other location where it could obstruct the view of pedestrians or motor vehicle drivers, or could interfere with traffic to the extent that it would create a hazard for people.

 

(4) No person shall locate a sign so as to cause damage to infrastructure or underground services.

 

(5) No person shall affix a sign, other than an election sign, to hydroelectric utility poles or to any other sign or structure.

 

(6) No person shall erect a sign so as to obstruct an emergency exit, a fire route or any other access route, or to restrict access by the City's Fire Department to any standpipe or hydrant, or to any part of a building or structure.

 

(7) No person shall affix or paint a sign, graffiti or poster on roof surfaces, fences, rocks, trees or other natural elements, or paint a sign directly on the exterior facing of a construction.

 

(8) No person shall affix or paint a sign on a vehicle that is no longer in use, or use a road vehicle as the support structure for a sign.

 

Permanent Signs

8. (1) No more than two permanent signs per property are allowed for a service or business establishment, not including entrance signs. The owner may choose the signs, but they must be in accordance with the following requirements:

 

a) Only one base sign or post sign is allowed per lot.

 

b) Only one wall sign, painted sign, partially rigid banner, awning sign, canopy sign or window sign is allowed per lot where a base sign or post sign is erected. If a base sign or post sign is not erected, the owner may install two signs amongst the following types of signs: wall sign, painted sign, partially rigid banner, awning sign, canopy sign or window sign.

 

c) With regard to a corner lot, the owner may affix a wall sign, painted sign, partially rigid banner, awning sign, canopy sign or window sign on each exterior wall on the front or side of the building, while respecting the surface area standard applicable for each wall.

 

(2) With regard to a commercial plaza or shopping centre, the maximum number of permanent signs allowed must be in accordance with the following requirements:

 

a) Only one base sign or post sign is allowed per commercial plaza or shopping centre. This sign can be a collective sign;

 

b) Only one wall sign, painted sign, partially rigid banner, awning sign, canopy sign or window sign is allowed for each business or service establishment in a commercial plaza or shopping centre.

 

Height and Surface Area for Wall Signs, Painted Signs, Partially Rigid Banners and Entrance Signs

9. (1) No wall sign, painted sign or partially rigid banner shall project beyond the roof line of the building or the extremities of the wall of the building to which it is fixed or affixed.

 

(2) No wall sign, painted sign or partially rigid banner shall project beyond 0.45 metre (18 inches) from the wall of the building to which the sign is fixed or affixed.

 

(3) Wall signs, painted signs and partially rigid banners are limited to a maximum area of 15% of the surface area of the exterior front wall or side wall to which the signs are affixed. With regard to a building with multiple business or  service establishments, the total area of all wall signs, painted signs or partially rigid banners shall not exceed 15% of the area of the wall to which the signs are affixed. Notwithstanding the number of wall signs allowed in the present By-Law, wall sign panels may be located on the side walls of the main building.

 

(4) With regard to entrance signs, the maximum area of this type of sign is 1.25 square metres (13,4 square feet) and the maximum height allowed is 1.25 metres (4 feet).

 

Height and Surface Area for Base Signs or Post Signs

10. (1) Restrictions on the height and surface area for base or post signs are dependant on the district in which each property is located.

 

(2) For the purpose of this ByLaw, the City territory has been divided into 7 districts.  These districts are: 1 Business Park, Industrial Park and Laurier Street West District; 2 Commercial Core District; 3 Laurier Street East District; 4 County Road Number 17 District; 5 Urban District; 6 Hamlet District; and 7 Agricultural and Rural District. The limits of each district are identified in Schedules “A” and “B” attached hereto.  These schedules form an integral part of this ByLaw.

 

(3) The height and surface area for base or post signs by district are as follows:

 

a) For District 1 Business Park, Industrial Park and Laurier Street West, the maximum surface area for base signs or post signs is 16 square metres (172 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 7 metres (23 feet).

 

b) For District 2 Commercial Core, the maximum surface area for base signs or post signs is 10 square metres (110 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 5.5 metres (18 feet).

 

c) For District 3 Laurier Street East, the maximum surface area for base signs or post signs is 12 square metres (130 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 5.5 metres (18 feet).

 

d) For District 4 County road number 17, the maximum surface area for base signs or post signs is 18 square metres (194 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 9 metres (30 feet).

e) For District 5 Urban district and 6 Hamlet district, the maximum surface area for base signs or post signs is 6 square metres (64.5 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 5.5 metres (18 feet).

 

f) For District 7 -  Agricultural and Rural district, the maximum surface area for base signs and post signs is 7 square metres (75 square feet), whereas the maximum allowable height is 6.5 metres (21 feet).

 

Surface Area for Awning Signs, Canopy Signs and Window Signs

11. The maximum surface area for awning signs or canopy signs is 4 square meters (43 square feet). The maximum surface area for window signs is 25 % of the window display area, without exceeding 4 square metres (43 square feet).

 

Temporary Signs

12. (1) Only one temporary sign is allowed for each business establishment, in addition to permanent signs.

 

(2) A temporary sign is allowed for no more than 30 days within a 6month period from the first day the temporary sign is erected, except for easel signs, real estate signs, signs relating to a social event and garage sale signs.

 

(3 ) The posting area for doublefaced temporary mobile signs shall not exceed 4.64 square metres (50 square feet) on each face.

 

(4) The maximum surface area for temporary signs of a bannertype, pennanttype or balloontype is 15 square metres (161 square feet).

 

(5) The maximum surface area for an easel sign is 0.75 square metres (8 square feet) for each face, and the maximum allowable height is 1.2 metres (4 feet) above grade. Easel signs are allowed only between May 1st and November 1st of each year.

 

(6) The maximum surface area allowed for a temporary sign announcing a garage sale is .28 square metres (3 square feet). This type of sign is allowed to be posted for a maximum period of 10 days.

 

(7) No more than three temporary signs relating to a cultural, sporting, community or religious event, or any other common event, can be installed for a period of no more than 30 days. The sign must be removed within 5 days following the event. The maximum surface area allowed for this type of sign is 3 square metres (32 square feet). The erection of this type of sign on the City’s property  requires a permission.

 

(8) No more than three directional signs can be installed for a period of no more than 30 days. The sign must be removed within 5 days following the event. The maximum surface area allowed for this type of sign is 1.5 square metres (16 square feet). The erection of this type of sign on the City’s property requires permission.

 

(9) A maximum of twenty (20) directional signs per Agrotourism Enterprise may be installed for a period not exceeding 90 days per year.  The signs must be removed within 5 days following the end of the advertised activity/event. The maximum surface area for this type of sign shall be 1.5 square meters (16 square feet).

 

Real Estate Signs

13. Real Estate Project Promotional Signs

              13.1 For Real Estate Projects Consisting of Less Than 25 Lots

(1) Real estate sign announcing the upcoming construction of a subdivision or building complex are allowed on the future site of the project, as well as along roads and streets, in accordance with the following provisions:

              a) One (1) real estate sign with a maximum surface area of 12 square meters (129.2 square feet) is allowed on the site of the subdivision or building complex;

 

b) Two (2) real estate signs with a maximum surface area of 8 square meters (86.1 square feet) each are allowed along designated County Roads;

 

c) Three (3) real estate signs with a maximum surface area of 1.5 square meters (16.1 square feet) each are allowed along designated Collector Roads and Service Roads in the City (with the exception of Laurier Street);

 

d) No real estate signs shall be permitted along Laurier Street;

 

e) Real estate signs announcing the upcoming construction of a building complex or subdivision must be removed as soon as all building units have been sold, except for real estate signs along County Roads which must be removed after a maximum period of one year.

 

 

 

              13.2 For Real Estate Projects Consisting of 25 or More Lots

(1)Real estate sign announcing the upcoming construction of a are allowed on the future site of the project, as well as along roads and streets, in accordance with the following provisions:

 

a) One (1) real estate sign with a maximum surface area of 24 square meters (258 square feet) is allowed on the site of the subdivision or building complex;

 

b) Two (2) real estate signs with a maximum surface area of 24 square meters (258 square feet) each are allowed along designated County Roads. The sign must be set back at least 15 meters from the road allowance and must be at least 75 meters away from all other signs on the County Road;

 

c) Three (3) real estate signs with a maximum surface area of 3 square meters (32 square feet) each are allowed along designated Collector Roads and Service Roads in the City (with the exception of Laurier Street). Only one sign per Collector Road will be permitted;

 

d) One (1) real estate sign with a maximum surface area of 1 square meter (11 square feet) is allowed along Laurier Street;

 

e) Real estate signs announcing the upcoming construction of a building complex or subdivision must be removed as soon as 90 % of all building units have been sold, except for real estate signs along County Roads which must be removed after a maximum period of one year. Within the one year period specified, applications for an extension to that period will be provided by the Planning Department if the signs are still in conformity with the by-law.

 

Automobile Dealers

14. (1) With regard to an automobile dealer, the number and type of permanent signs, excluding entrance signs, as well as the number and type of temporary signs specifically allowed for this type of use are as follows:

 

a) the maximum number of wall signs allowed is 1;

 

b) the maximum number of partially rigid banners allowed is 2;

 

c) the maximum number of post signs allowed is 1;

 

d) the maximum number of banners allowed is 6.

 

Service Stations

15. (1) With regard to a service station, the number and type of permanent signs, excluding entrance signs, as well as the number and type of temporary signs specifically allowed for this type of use are as follows:

 

a) the maximum number of wall signs allowed is 1;

 

b) the maximum number of post signs allowed is 1;

 

c) the maximum number of banners allowed is 1;

 

d) the maximum number of canopy signs allowed is 3.

 

Billboards

16. (1) Billboards are allowed only on either side of County roads.

 

(2) Proposed billboards along County Road No. 17 shall comply with the general guidelines issued by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

 

(3) Billboards may be erected on a property located in a commercial, industrial or rural area; however, no billboard shall be erected within 60 metres (200 feet) of a residential area or isolated dwelling unit.

 

(4) Billboards must have a minimum surface area of 3 square metres (32 square feet).

 

(5) Billboards shall have a maximum surface area of 33.5 square metres (360 square feet) and a maximum height of 9 metres (30 feet).

 

(6) Billboards must be located at a distance of more than 25 metres (82 feet) from a County road easement.

 

(7) The distance between two billboards located one after the other on the same side of the road must be at least 300 metres (984 feet).

 

(8) Locating two billboards together is prohibited.

 

Construction and Structures

17. (1) All materials used to build a sign and structure shall comply with the most recent provisions of the Ontario Building Code or any other regulation in force.

 

(2) No sign shall be affixed to a building, parapet wall, or any other structure or part thereof, unless the said building or structure can support the load of the sign.

 

(3) No permanent sign or advertising device shall be supported by wires, ropes, chains or other similar devices. As well, no permanent sign or advertising device shall constitute a potential danger to public safety.

 

(4) All electrical wiring to service a sign shall originate from the related building and be properly concealed.

Lighting

18. (1) No sign shall be illuminated by or contain a flashing, intermittent, rotating or variable light, beam or beacon. Electronic advertising devices conveying continuous messages with light patterns that form letters, numbers or illustrations shall be permitted within the sign face.

 

(2) Signs shall be illuminated either by an indirect lighting source within the sign or by an external light source directed towards the sign provided that no light or reflection thereof is directed toward any public road, pedestrian pathway, adjacent structure or residential property.

 

Maintenance

19. All signs shall be maintained in good operating condition.  Any sign that has been defaced, damaged or destroyed shall immediately be restored to its original state by the owner or occupant of the establishment, or shall otherwise be removed from the premises.

 

Aesthetics,  Design and Language

20. (1) Standards of aesthetics to be followed for any permanent or temporary sign are as follows:

 

a) Signs depicting bad taste such as skeletons, skulls or any other gruesome picture are prohibited;

 

b) Signs depicting a nude human body or parts of a nude human body, erotic scenes or pornographic scenes are prohibited;

 

c) Signs illustrating shapes or colours that could be mistaken for traffic lights or traffic signs are prohibited.

 

(2) Design standards that must be followed for any permanent or temporary sign are as follows:

 

a) Signs shaped in a form depicting skeletons, skulls or any other gruesome picture are prohibited;

 

b) Signs shaped in a form depicting a nude human body, parts of a nude human body, erotic scenes or pornographic scenes are prohibited.

 

(3) The message or the content of any new commercial sign shall be bilingual. The lettering of a commercial sign (dimension and style) must be identical in French and in English. However, the name of a business can be unilingual for a commercial sign.

 

Non-Conforming Sign

21. (1) A commercial establishment, other than an automobile dealer or service station, may maintain a maximum of two permanent signs, no matter what their surface area is, provided that these signs have been lawfully erected or displayed prior to the date of passing of this ByLaw and that they have not been significantly altered. The maintenance and repair of the advertising device or a change in the message or contents displayed shall be deemed not in itself to constitute a substantial alteration.

 

(2) Other illegal permanent signs in excess of the two permanent signs allowed must be removed within a maximum timelimit of 2 months after the date of passing of this ByLaw.

 

Non-Conforming Billboards

22.  A commercial establishment may maintain a non-conforming billboard, provided that it has been lawfully erected or displayed prior to the date of passing of this ByLaw and that it has not been significantly altered. The maintenance and repair of the billboard or a change in the message or contents displayed shall be deemed not in itself to constitute a substantial alteration.

 

Termination of Use

23. (1) All signs belonging to a business establishment must be removed within 6 months following termination of use.

 

(2) Any structure used to hold or support a sign must be removed as soon as it is no longer used for this purpose.

 

Minor Variance

24. (1) The City may authorize minor variances from this By-Law if in the opinion of the City the general intent and purpose of the By-Law are maintained.

 

(2) The applicant must submit the duly completed minor variance request form to the Planning Department, along with the required documents, and must pay the applicable fees.

 

Fees

25. The fee for a permit issued under this ByLaw shall be $80.00 for each new proposed permanent sign.  A fee of $40.00 shall be charged for any modification to a permanent sign that existed before the date of passing of this ByLaw.  A fee of $40.00 per sign shall be charged for an ordinary or mobile temporary sign erected for each 30day period within a 6month calendar.  A fee of $40.00 per 20 signs shall be charged for an Agrotourism enterprise sign for each 90day period within a year.

 

Administration

              26. This ByLaw shall be administered by the Director of the Planning Department of the City of Clarence-Rockland.

 

 

 

 

Application and Enforcement

27. The application of this ByLaw is the responsibility of the Director of the Planning Department of the City of Clarence-Rockland. However, the enforcement of this By-Law is the responsibility of the City's ByLaw Enforcement Officers.

 

Removal of Advertising Devices

28. The City may access a property to remove an advertising device, at the cost of the owner of the advertising device, if it is installed or displayed in contravention of the provisions of this By-Law.

 

Infractions and Penalties

29. Every person who contravenes any provision of this ByLaw  is guilty of an offence and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine as provided for under the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.33 as amended.

 

Repealing of Existing Bylaws

30. ByLaw 2003-70 of the Corporation of the City of ClarenceRockland is hereby repealed.

 

 

ENACTED AND PASSED IN OPEN COUNCIL, THIS 10TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2005.

 

 

 

Original signed by

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Richard Lalonde, Mayor

 

 

Original signed by

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Daniel Gatien, Clerk

Gatien, Greffier