Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland


Ordinance Series 2011
Ordinance No. 11-19

An Ordinance to Amend
Title 15
Of the Code of Emmitsburg
Buildings and Construction


Be It Enacted and Ordained by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Emmitsburg, Maryland that Chapter 15.16.080 of the Emmitsburg Municipal Code be, and it hereby is, amended as follows:

The amended section of this regulation reads as follows with new language designated by being in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, and language being deleted designated by being stricken through.


 15.16.080 Village zone.

A. Intent. The intent of this section is to produce signs which are nonobtrusive and blend with the character of the village zoning district. The purpose of these signs is to advertise to pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic.

B. Signs in the village zone district shall comply with the following requirements:

1. All hangers for signs shall be in the form of a bracket and made of metal.

2. All signs will be no larger than thirty-six (36) inches by twenty-four (24) inches and will not protrude from the building farther than thirty-eight (38) inches.

3. On a multi-story building, signs shall be installed so that the top of the sign shall be located in line with the bottom of the second story window.

3.4. In the village zone, each business may have one internally lit sign per business on each road frontage. The maximum size of such signs authorized is twelve (12) inches by twenty-four (24) inches.

4.5. Flat signs (one-sided signs attached directly to a building) shall not be located anywhere above the bottom of the second floor window and no window or part of window shall be covered by any sign, supporting structure, or part therof.

5.6. One awning/canopy sign per storefront is permitted on ground floor only.

6.7. Barber poles are allowed in the village zone at a licensed barber shop, and are not considered an animated or illuminated sign.

(Ord. 08-06 (part): Ord. 07-02 1 (part): Ord. 04-16 (part): Ord. 01-23 (part): Ord. 01-04 (part): Ord. 94-3 1; Ord. 90-9 1; prior code Ex. E-1 IV (4(part)))

Section II. Be it Further Resolved, Enacted and Ordained that this Ordinance shall take effect on the date on which the Mayor approves the Ordinance after passing by the Board of Commissioners or on the date on which the Board of Commissioners pass the Ordinance over the veto of the Mayor.

Passed this 19th day of September, 2011 by a vote of 5 for, 0 against, 0 absent, and 0 abstain.

By:  /s/  Donna DesPres, Town Clerk

Board of Commissioners
By:  /s/  Christopher Staiger, President

Approved this 19th day of September, 2011
By:  /s/   James Hoover, Mayor



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