City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
Canopy sign – any sign that is part of or attached to a canopy, made of fabric, plastic, or structural protective cover over a door or entrance, A canopy sign is no a marquee and is different from service area canopy signs.
Changeable copy sign – a sign or portion thereof with characters, letters, or illustrations that can be changed or rearranged without altering the face or the surface of the sign. Changeable copy signs do not include signs upon which characters, letters or illustrations change or rearrange only once in a 24-hour period.
Commercial Speech – speech advertising a business, profession, commodity, service or entertainment.
Elevation – the view of the side, front, or rear of a given structure(s).
Elevation area – the area of all walls that face any lot line.
Erect – activity of constructing, building, raising, assembling, placing, affixing, attaching, creating, painting, drawing or any other way of bringing into being or establishing.
Flag – any fabric or similar lightweight material attached at one end of the material, usually to a staff or pole, so as to allow movement of the material by atmospheric changes and which contains distinctive colors, patterns, symbols, emblems, insignia, or other symbolic devices.
Flashing sign – a directly or indirectly illuminated sign which exhibits changing light or color effect by any means, so as to provide intermittent illumination which includes the illusion of intermittent flashing light by means of animation. Also any mode of lighting which resembles zooming, twinkling, or sparkling.
Freestanding sign – any sign which has supporting framework that is placed on, or anchored in, the ground and which is independent from any building or other structure.
Frontage – the line of contact of a property with the public right-of-way.
Grade – grade shall be construed to be the final ground elevation after construction. Earth mounding criteria for landscaping and screening is not part of the final grade for sign height computation.
Ground sign – any freestanding sign with its sign face mounted on the ground or mounted on a base at least as wide as the sign and which has a total height not exceeding eight (8) feet.
Height of sign – the height of the sign shall be computed as the vertical distance