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From page 10 programs to better inform the gen- eral public about our underwater world and the need to preserve it for future generations. He has also dived on five con- tinents and published more than 750 newspaper columns and peer- reviewed scientific papers includ- ing his weekly column "Dive Dry with Dr. Bill" about marine life, ecology and diving. He also produced two region- al cable television programs, one with the same name and anoth- er, "Munching and Mating in the Macrocystis," about the ecology of kelp forests. Dr. Bill has also produced 30 educational videos about the marine life in southern California as well as dive travel- ogues to various destinations. He is the recipient of the 2011 California SCUBA Service Award and this year was designated as the second SCUBA Legend by SCUBABoard. com. Bill views himself as a marine ecologist and educator first, and sees SCUBA diving as the most important tool for observing and interpreting marine life. He is actu- ally shocked that people seem to consider him as a legend, hero or icon, when all he is doing is what he loves.., being Ca dive bum and sharing his knowledge with others. For more information visit http:// reefcheck.org/events/gala2017/. The Reef Check website states "founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are criti- cal to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Poseidon Award given to Dr. Bill Bushing in appreciation of his ongoiTg com- mitment to the health of our oceans as a resident marine biologist ot Santa Catalina Island for almost 50 years. Photo by Debbie Lefever Reef Check board member Linden Wolbert shows off an electric guitar auctioned during the evening's live auction. Photo by Debbie Lefever I CODE Must iii ENFORCEMENT Employment Opportunities i IIIII IIII I OFFICER - TIME BENEFrYED POSITION- FLSA Non-Exempt Range 36 $26.490 Hourly be available to work weekends, holidays and some eveninf.s • Applications may be obtained at the Front Counter - Lobby Area of City Hall off Los Angeles and volunteer teams ................ in more than 90 countries and terri-| - • 41uiAvalon .anyon Koao, Avalon, u/o4 tropical coral reefs and California[ Mo~e Information: www.CityofAvalon.com rocky reefs through education,[ research and conservation."L Employment Opportunity City of Avalon 410 Avalon Canyon Road Avalon CA 90704 Building Inspector Full Time Range 38 Step 1 $27.83-Step 5 ~33.82 More Information: www.CityofAvalon.com Applications may be obtained at the front desk at City Hall or by visiting our website. Application Deadline: All applicants must complete and fde a City of Avalon application form, plus submit with the application their responses to the supplemental questionnaire. A resume may be submitted with the application, but cannot take the place of the application. Deadline b: Friday, October 20, 2017 by 4 PM. Applications may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed to the City of Avalon, ATTN Human Resource Department. ORDINANCE NO 1t6%17 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF AVALON MODIFYING TITLE NINE, CHAPTER SEVEN, ARTICLE SEVEN, SIGNS WHEREAS, the City of Avalon ('City') recognizes that in keeping with the goals of the General Plan and the sense of place that characterizes Avalon, it is important to control the design, quality of materials and other characteristics of signs; and WHEREAS, Avalon Municipal Code Section 9-8.301 provides that the Zoning Code may be amended to impose new regulations and AMC Section 9-8.302 authorizes the Planning commission to initiate Zoning Code test amendments; and WHEREAS, the City Council desires to amend the Avalon Municipal Code Zoning Code for the development standards for signs as attached as Exhibit "A" and consistent with the goals of the General Plan• WHEREAS, a public hearing was hell before the Planning commission on June 21, 2017 in which the Commission recommended that the City Council adopt Zoning Code text amendments of the development standards for s~gns; and NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CiTY OF AVALON DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Findings• The above recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein by the reference. Section 1• Title Nine, Chapter Sever, Article Seven, Signs is modified to read as follows in the following sections: Article 7. Signs Sec. 9-7.703 Prohibited Signs• (g) Directly lighted signs except as otherwise provided for in this chapter; and intemaUy lighted signs except in commercial, special commercial or resort recreation zones that do not Pace or front within 300 feet any residential property. (j) Signs with an iridescent, phosphorescent, 'day-glo' displays or other installations that include balloons, streamers or other notice attracting appendages. Sec. 9-7,709 Sign Approval Standards. (e) Overhanging signs should not be approved whereby the street becomes narrower and more cluttered. (1) Blade signs (perpendicular to the face) shall be limited to 8 sq. ft. (2) Blade signs that encroach over the public right-of-way will require an encroachment permit. Sec• 9-7.714 Use of Announcement Boards, Attraction Boards, Banners or 'Sail' signs. No more than one menu board per establishment, not to exceed 6 sq. ft., will he permitted for each business• No more than one (1) freestanding sign shall be permitted for each business• Freestanding signs, separately mounted shall only be allowed if their placement does not public right-of-way. banner or 'sail' signs or menu boards interfere with and is not located upon a Sec. 9-7.719 Temporary Advertising (a) Temporary Signs in Non-residential zones• Except as othen~se provided herein, permits for temporary signs may be issued by the CityManager or Planning Director on conditions deemed appropriate for signs. pertaining to civic, patriotic or special events taking place within the City or to announce the future opening of a business at the location, provided that such signs are not detrimental to the public wetpars, interest or safely where the temporary sign is Io~ted. A special event is one which ti not an on-going part of the natunY of the business• The City Manager or Planning Direcfor may determine appropriate size of the temporary signs. Temporary signs shall not be serf-illaminated, luminescent, or fluorescent, nor contain any substance which causes them to glow or shine. Temporary signs shall he removed within the time determined by the City Manager or Planning Director, as applicable, but in no event shall temporary signs be displayed for more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the civic, patriotic or special event and shall be removed no later than three (3) days following the end of the event except for signs announcing the future openirg of a business while under construction, which may be erected once a building permt for the location is issued and which may be allc~md to remai~ in place until constrmUon is complete or building permits expire. Temporary sons may be made of los= durable material than permanent signs. The fee for temporary signs shall be as set by resolution of the City Council. (b) Temporary posters or placards Temporary pla~rds or posters, not to exceed 11" x 17", advertising or announcing future events mayoe placed in windows up to six weeks prior to the event• Temporary placa:ls or posters may not be used to identify the business or the occupants of the promises (c) Temporary signsin residential zones Each residential structure is limited to eight square feet of signage, except where the structure contains multiple dwelling units, then each dwelling unit shall be limited to eight square feet of signage. Sign may not obscure operable windows or other egress openings. Signs shall not ~e placed in a location to create a hazard for passing vehicles or pedestrians. Sec• 9-7.724 Sign Illuminatin. The following standards shall pply to all illuminated signs. (a) Sign Illuminqtiorshall not interfere with the use and enjoyment of adjacent properties, create a public n=sance, or create public safety hazards. Exterior light sources shall be shielded fi'onvlaw, filtered, and/or directed so as to illuminate only the sign face. (b) Signs may be iramally or externally illuminated. Internal illumination is permitted only if the sign bacground is opaque and the only portion of the sign that appears as illuminated is th actual lettering and/or registered trademark or logo. Internally lit signs are only perlilted in the commercial zone, special commercial zone, and resort recreation zone ont in the areas which do not face or front residential zones with 300 feet. (c) All sign lighting sail meet the requirements of the current requirements of Title 24 California Energy Cod,. (d) All outdoor sign ghting that is ON both day and night shall he controlled with a dimmer that automatially dims the sign lighting power to 65 percent during closed hours. (e) The light from an illuminated sign shall not be of an intensity of brightness, or generate disability or discomfort glare on adjacent properties, hotels, or boats in the harbor that are in a direct line of sight of the sign. (0 Each illuminated sign shall be subject to a 30 day review period during which time the Planning Director or designee may determine that a reduction in illuminati01i is necessary due to glare or shadowing oll sunotmding prope=l='ly or the community in general In addition; ~ at any time, the Planning Director or designee may order the dimmingof any illumination found to 6e creating disability or discomfort glare. Disability glare is the reduction in visibility caused by intense light sources in the field of view Discomfort glare is the sensation of annoyance or even pain induced by overly bdght sources. (g) Direct lighting of signs may he permitted and approved only if the light is hidden from the street or prevents disability or discomfort glare by muting and shielding devices.. Section 2. Severabillty.The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable. If any provision, clause, sentence, or paragraph of this Ordinance, or the application thereof to any parson or circumstance shall be hell invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of this Ordinance of the application of those provisions. Section 3. Exemption from California Environmental Quality AcL The Planning Commission finds that this Resolution is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (=CEQA") because it does not constitute a project within the meaning of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378. The amendments described within Exhibit =A~ have no potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly, that is capable of ascertainment at the present time. Specifically, no meaningful review of potential impacts is currently possible because the proposed amendments do not obligate development of any particular project. The Planning Commission further finds, under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), that the proposed Ordinance is also exempt from the requirements of CEQA in that the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment, These proposed amendments do not allow any new activities, but rather provide development standards for signs. Effective Data. This Ordinance shall become effective thirty (30) days after its adoption• Custodian of Records. The docoments and materials that constitute the racord of proceedings on which these findings and this Ordinance am based are located at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall located at 410 Avalon Canyon Rd., Avalon, CA 90704. The custodian of these records is the City Clerk• Publication• The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and cause the same to be published as required by law. Introduced at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Avalon on the 15~ day of August, 2017, and thereafter ADOPTED at a Regular Meeting of said City Council held on the 5th day of September, 2017, by the following vote to wit: AYES: Mayor Marshall, NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None Councilmembers Oisen, Cassidy, Hemandez, and Sampson Ann H. Marshall, Mayor ATTEST: Denise A. Radde, City Clerk #CC-39 Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 ; 11