b. Animated or moving signs, including any moving, swinging, rotating, flashing, blinking, scintillating, fluctuating, or otherwise animated light, except as specifically permitted in Section 7.9, Message centers.
d. Pole signs.
e. Abandoned signs.
a. Awnings or fascias that are backlit or made of plastic.
b. Cardboard, card stock, or paper, except when laminated or used as a window sign.
c. Feather flags.
d. Flags, banners, or comparable elements that are designed to move in the wind, but only when such elements are attached to another sign type (e.g., flags may be attached to flagpoles, but may not be attached to monument signs).
e. Flashing lights, except as part of holiday displays.
f. Motor vehicles, unless:
(1) The vehicles are operational, and either:
(a) New; or
(b) Regularly used as motor vehicles, with current registration and tags;
(2) The display of signage on the motor vehicle would not interfere with the immediate operation of the motor vehicle (e.g., signs that are held in place by an open hood or trunk are not allowed; signs that cover windows are not allowed; and signs that would fall off of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion are not allowed); and
g. Semi trailers, shipping containers, or portable storage units, unless:
(1) The trailers, containers, or portable storage units are:
(a) Structurally sound and capable of being transported;
(b) Used for their primary purpose (e.g., storage, pick-up, or delivery); and
(c) If subject to registration, have current registration and tags; and
(2) The display of signage is incidental to the primary purpose; and
h. Stacked products (e.g., tires, soft drink cases, bagged soil or mulch).
i. Spinning or moving parts.
j. Unshielded bare light bulbs that are larger than C9 format or brighter than fifty (50) lumens per bulb, except that neon tubing shall not be considered a “bare light bulb” for the purposes of this standard (note that illumination of signs in any manner is subject to Section 7.8).
k. Materials with a high degree of specular reflectivity, such as polished metal, installed in a manner that creates substantial glare from headlights, street lights, or sunlight. This prohibition does not include retroreflective materials that comply with MUTCD criteria.
4. Prohibited obstructions. In no event shall a sign, whether temporary or permanent, obstruct the use of:
a. Building ingress or egress, including doors, egress windows, and fire escapes.
5. Prohibited mounts. No sign, whether temporary or permanent, shall be posted, installed, mounted on, fastened, or affixed to any of the following:
a. Any tree or shrub.
b. Any utility pole or light pole, unless:
(5) The requirements of Subsection (6) of this Section are met, if applicable.
a. In or over public rights-of-way (which, in addition to streets, may include other sidewalks, parkways, retaining walls, utility poles, traffic control devices, medians, and center islands that are within public rights-of-way), except:
b. In locations that have less horizontal or vertical clearance from authorized communication or energized electrical power lines than the minimum clearance required by the laws of the state of Colorado and the regulations duly promulgated by agencies thereof.
d. Fascia signs shall not be installed in locations that cover decorative fascias. (Ord. 1216 §1 (Exh. A), 2016)