The hearing body may approve or approve with modification the application for a variance from the provisions of the sign code if:
A. The applicant is unable to obtain signage consistent with this chapter due to special circumstances or conditions related to the size, topography, location, or other physical characteristics of the premises, and that such special circumstances or conditions are not the direct result of the actions or omissions of the applicant. For purposes of this section, such special circumstances may include the proximity of the premises to any state highway, but shall not include proximity to local streets and roads;
B. The variance will not constitute a grant of a special privilege inconsistent with the limitation upon signage and other uses of other properties in the vicinity and zone in which the property, on behalf of which the application was filed, is located;
C. That the granting of such variance will not be materially detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to the property or improvements in the vicinity and in the zone in which the subject property is situated; and
D. Signs that are on, or are being considered for, nomination to any local, state, or national Register of Historic Places, or have, or are being considered for, local landmark status. (Ord. 1905 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1805 § 2, 2000).