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.7 .14 <br />COUNTY OF HAWAII - �• <br />• +f'i N�MC i�' \\ <br />,FrE OFNF''�r <br />ORDINANCE NO. <br />STATE OF HAWAII <br />BILL NO. <br />AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 <br />(2005 EDITION, AS AMENDED), RELATING TO REGULATION OF SIGNS IN THE <br />PAHOA VILLAGE DISTIRCT. <br />BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAI`L' <br />SECTION 1. Purpose and Findings. The Council finds that Pahoa Village is identified <br />in the Puna Community Development Plan (PCDP) 2008, as amended, as one of three regional <br />town centers intended to provide a wide range of services for the Puna district. The PCDP <br />further identifies Pahoa as one of two towns in Puna with the greatest potential for designation as <br />a Special Design District and that land uses, design themes and architectural and site design <br />standards for each village /town center will be determined through the preparation of each <br />regional town center or village center plan under an inclusive community based process that <br />involves major stakeholders, including landowners, community representatives, and public <br />agencies. <br />The purpose of this ordinance is to establish standards for signage within the Pahoa <br />Village (PV) district that are consistent with the plantation architectural theme as well as the <br />rural village feel that residents identify with Pahoa. It is further envisioned that building design <br />and signage standards that identify a Pahoa brand will be conducive to creating a healthy, <br />economically vital and sustainable community. <br />SECTION 2. Chapter 3, article 1, division 5, section 3 -18 of the Hawaii County Code <br />1983 (2005 Edition, as amended), is amended to read as follows: <br />"Section 3 -18. Action on permit application. <br />(a) Upon receiving an application for a sign permit, submitted pursuant to this chapter, the <br />director shall: <br />(1) Review the permit application for completeness: and <br />(2) If the application is deficient, identify and notify the applicant of the deficiencies: <br />or <br />(3) If the application is complete, process the application. <br />(b) Within sixty days of receiving a complete application for a sign permit, and unless the <br />applicant has provided written consent for a time extension, the director shall either: <br />(1) Issue the sign permit in writing, if- <br />(A) After an examination of the plans, specifications, and other data, the <br />director finds that the sign(s) that is the subject of the application <br />conforms in every respect with the requirements of this chapter and all <br />applicable Count, State, or Federal laws or regulations; <br />