Political Campaign Signs
(Published once in The McPherson Sentinel on July 15, 2016)
ORDINANCE NO. 3217
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS, AS ORIGINALLY ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 3016, AND INCORPO-RATING AS A PART THEREOF AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7-103 PERTAINING TO THE MAXIMUM SIZE AND LOCATION FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SIGNS.
THAT WHEREAS on August 9, 2010, the City of McPherson, Kansas enacted Ordinance No. 3016, which Ordinance was duly published and which provided for the adoption of and incorporation therein of certain Zoning Regulations for said City, official copies of same being on file with the City Clerk; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of McPherson, Kansas has prior hereto and after giving due notice held a public hearing on July 5, 2016 and made certain recommendation for an amendment as contained herein; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of McPherson, Kansas desires to approve such amendment to the Zoning Regulations in accordance therein;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS:
Section 1. That Section 103A7 of Article 7 pertaining to political campaign signs is hereby deleted and replaced with the following wording:
That Section 103A7 of Article 7 pertaining to political campaign signs is hereby deleted and replaced with the following wording:
7. Political campaign signs, not exceeding six square feet in gross surface area, which are displayed on private property and, notwithstanding the regulations imposed by any other provisions of these regulations, on the unpaved, i.e., unimproved portion of any City street or County road right of way. In such unpaved right of way location, any part of such signs must be set back from any corner intersection at least 20 feet from any corner to form a sight triangle in City streets and at least 20 feet in County roads when measured from each direction of the intersecting pavement or improved surfaces. In addition, all such signs along the right of way must be set back at least five feet from any paved or unpaved roadway. All such signs in the above designated right of way location must have the permission of the adjacent property owner(s). No such signs are allowed in the right of way of state highways or township roads. Such signs may be placed on the above property during the 45-day period prior to any election and removed within the 2-day period following any such election. (Note: See the applicable zoning district in Section 7-104 for political advertising signs as billboards where permitted on private property, but not in the rights of way.)
Section 2. Any provisions of this Ordinance which shall be declared to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid shall not affect the validity and authority of the other sections of this Ordinance.
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its publication once in the official city newspaper.