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12/18/98 

s, 244-7-1. Wall signs and billboards exceeding such height shall be constructed of noncombustible materials, except molding and furring strips.

2. HEIGHT. a. No part of a combustible wall sign shall be erected or maintained above the sill of a second story window or windows of the building or structure to which such sign is to be attached, nor shall any part of such sign be more than 30 feet above the established grade immediately below, except as further regulated in par. b.

b. No wall signs shall be erected or maintained to extend more than 1/2 of the height thereof above the top of the exterior wall to which attached. All signs extending above exterior walls shall be provided at each end thereof with a space not less than 5 feet in width above the wall to which attached to provide access to the roof.

c. No painted on wall sign shall exceed 50 square feet. No more than one painted on wall sign per building elevation shall be allowed. However, a painted on sign exceeding 50 square feet may be permitted by the commissioner of city development upon presentation of a maintenance plan acceptable to the commissioner of city development.

d. No portion of any sign or billboard painted directly upon the surface of a wall shall be located more than 10 feet above the established grade immediately below.

3. PROJECTION. a. No part of any wall sign or billboard, except lighting reflectors, shall extend more than 10 inches from the face of the wall to which such sign or billboard is attached. Lighting reflectors elevated no less than 10 feet above the established grade may extend 5 feet into a right‑of‑way, and not closer than 2 feet frorn the curb line. Reflectors shall not project into an alley.

b. No wall sign shall be erected or maintained to extend beyond the ends of the wall to which such sign is attached.

4. SUPPORT AND ANCHORAGE. a. Wall signs and billboards attached to exterior walls of concrete or masonry shall be securely fastened to such walls by means of metal anchors, bolts, expansion screws or by other approved methods which will insure stability and safety, but no fastening shall be of less strength or permanence than that provided by a 318 inch diameter expansion bolt extending at least 5 inches into a suitable expansion sleeve imbedded within the masonry or concrete, and no bolt for fastening to masonry or concrete shall be less than 3/8 inch In diameter. 

b. Except in the case of wall signs or billboards attached to buildings or structures with walls of wood, no wooden blocks or anchorage with wood used in connection with screws or nails shall be considered approved anchorage.

c.  No wall sign or billboard shall be entirely supported by a parapet wall. 

244-10. Projecting Signs. 1. MATERIALS. a. All projecting signs shall be constructed of noncombustible materials except as follows:

a‑1. Letters, decorations and facings of signs may be of approved combustible plastic when in compliance with the regulations of s. 244‑14.

a‑2. Signs not exceeding 17 square feet may be constructed of wood not less than one inch in nominal thickness. Such wood shall be pressure preservative treated to prevent decay and shall be maintained in good repair. Fastenings of such signs shall be brass, bronze, copper, galvanized iron or stainless steel. Supports and attachments of such signs shall conform to the requirements of sub. 3.

b. Glass or porcelain shall be wired glass or porcelain or shall be protected with a wire screen of a mesh of such size as to prevent broken pieces thereof from falling upon the public thoroughfare, excepting signs with molded glass letters of which only the letters or trademarks are exposed.

c. Globes of glass or approved combustible plastics shall be not more than 14 inches in diameter, at least 10 feet above the established grade immediately below, and not more than 4 feet beyond the street line. Glass globes or glass signs shall be made of wired glass or protected with a wire screen as regulated in par. b. All globes shall be suspended in an approved manner from the building or structure and shall not be supported by supports located upon any public streetwalk or thoroughfare.

2. PROJECTION: CLEARANCE. a. Except as otherwise regulated in par. b, all signs projecting from a building or other structure may project a total distance of not more than 4 feet beyond the street line.

b. Projecting signs erected over marquees shall be set back not less than 2 feet from the outer edge of such marquee.

275-35 Building Maintenance

dwelling or dwelling unit, except for such temporary interruption as may be necessary while actual repairs, replacements or alterations are being made.

6. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. No person may wilfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any part of residential real estate, supplied fixtures and equipment, and supplied furnishings or any other property of another. '

275-35.' Graffiti Abatement. 1. DEFINITION. In this section, "graffiti" means any inscription, word. figure or design marked, scratched, etched, drawn or painted with spray paint, liquid paint, ink, chalk, dye or other similar substances ‑on buildings, fences, structures, equipment and similar places without the express permission of the owner or operator of the property.

2. PUBLIC NUISANCE. The existence of graffiti on any real property within the city is expressly declared to be a public nuisance as it affects the public health, safety and welfare, and it shall be the duty of the owner or operator of the property to keep the property free of graffiti at all times.

3. GRAFFITI PROHIBITED. No owner or operator of any real property within the city may maintain or allow any graffiti to remain upon any structure located on such property when the graffiti is visible from the street or other public or private property.

4. NOTIFICATION BY DEPARTMENT. Whenever the department determines that graffiti on any building or structure within the city is visible from the street or other public or private property, the department may notify by letter the owner or operator of the property that the graffiti shall be abated in a timely manner.

5. GRAFFITI ABATEMENT. a. The commissioner may issue an order to the property owner or operator of the property to abate the graffiti observed by the commissioner at the time of inspection within a reasonable time after notification.

b. The minimum compliance of any order shall be the obliteration of graffiti by a primer paint. Removal of the graffiti with primer paint and matching building paint or other suitable removal system appropriate to the surface shall be encouraged.

      c. Upon the failure of the property owner or operator to comply with the order of graffiti abatement issued by the department by the designated date, the department may cause the graffiti to be abated by city forces or private contract. The city or private contractor shall be expressly authorized to enter on the property and abate the graffiti upon exterior walls, fences and other structures abutting public streets, property or right of way. All reasonable efforts to minimize damage from such entry shall be taken by the city, and any paint used to obliterate graffiti shall be as close as practicable to the background color or colors. The cost of the graffiti abatement and inspection costs shall be charged against the property, shall be a lien upon the property and shall be collected as a special charge.