This by-law is provided to protect the appearance of the Town from the effect of signs that may be inappropriate for the various areas of the Town. This section regulates the type, number, size, location, and other characteristics of signs in the various zoning districts, in support of the following purposes:
1.0.1 to promote the safety of the users of the pedestrian ways and roadways in Rutland by reducing distractions, visual competition, and obstructions by signs that impede pedestrian or vehicular circulation;
1.0.2 to serve the informational and orientation purposes for which signs are intended;
1.0.3 It is the intent of this by-law to bring all signs into conformance with this by-law over time.