For the purpose of this rule, the terms "adjacent area," "advertising area," "advertising device," "business area," "commercial or industrial activities," "directional signs," "erect," "interstate highways," "maintain," "official signs and notices," "primary highway," "public utility signs," "scenic area," "service clubs and religious notices," "unzoned commercial or industrial area" shall have the meanings given them in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 173.
"Back to back" means that there shall not be more than an eight-foot distance between sign faces. Signs will face in opposite directions, and be owned by the same permittee.
"Controlled freeway" means an expressway with full control of access.
"Expressway" means a divided arterial highway for through traffic with full or partial control of access and generally with grade separation at intersection.
"Frontage road" means a local street or road auxiliary located on the side of an arterial highway for service to abutting property and for control of access.
"On-premise sign" means an advertising device located on the premises or contiguous property of an individual, business, or organization when the sale or lease of the premises or the identification, products, or services of the individual, business, or organization are the subject of the advertising device.
"Roadbed" means that portion of the roadway between the outside edges of finished shoulders.
"Side by side" means there shall not be more than a two-foot distance between the closest edge of two signs facing the same highway(s) and direction of travel, and owned by the same permittee.
"V-type sign" means that there shall not be more than an eight-foot distance between the closest edge of each sign face, and owned by the same permittee. Signs will be facing in opposite direction.
August 6, 2012