[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lewisboro 6-8-1993 by L.L. No. 7-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
E911 identification numbers, assigned by the Office of the Receiver of Taxes and administered by the Building Department, are assigned to each residential and business location in the Town of Lewisboro and must be displayed according to the rules and regulations set forth below.
Each driveway access must be identified by an E911 number displayed on a driveway location sign in the following manner:
E911 driveway location signs must be a minimum of 3 1/2 inches high and 7 1/2 inches long. The maximum size is 8 1/2 inches high and 11 inches long.
Signs must be reflective and shall combine numbers which are at least 2 1/2 inches high and have a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch against a contrasting background.
Driveway location signs must be mounted back to back on their supports so that they are legible from vehicles approaching from either direction on the road.
All materials used in the construction of E911 identification signs should be impervious to outdoor weather conditions.
Placement of driveway location signs in residential districts shall be according to the following requirements:
Wherever possible, E911 driveway location signs shall be installed on the left side of each driveway access as determined by facing the driveway from the road. In cases where it is physically impossible to comply with this requirement, alternative locations shall be approved by the Building Inspector after consultation with the respective Fire Chief.
Driveway location signs must be placed within five feet of the edge of pavement on the road and within five feet of the driveway surface, so as to clearly identify the driveway access.
Signs must be installed at right angles to the road so they can be read from vehicles approaching from either direction on the road.
Signs must be a minimum of 24 inches and a maximum of 40 inches above the ground. Sign visibility must be maintained in all weather conditions by the homeowner.
Driveway location signs, as described in Subsection A(1) through (4) above, may be displayed on mailbox supports below the box or on the sides of the box itself, on fence posts or gate posts, etc., only when the location of the supporting structure is on the same side of the road as the driveway, is located to the left and within five feet of the driveway, clearly identifies the driveway access, permits the sign to meet the height requirements, is installed at right angles to the road and is legible from vehicles approaching from either direction on the road. Groups of mailboxes are not acceptable for driveway identification purposes. Mailboxes may be identified with numbers to facilitate mail delivery, but they are not acceptable to provide driveway identification unless they stand alone and meet the criteria listed above.
Exceptions. Mailboxes presently located to the right of driveway access points but otherwise meeting the requirements of sign location as in Subsection B(1) through (5) above may be used to post driveway identification numbers until such time as the box and/or its support needs to be replaced. It must then be moved to the left of the access point as in Subsection B(1) through (5) above.
E911 identification numbers for accessory dwelling units in residential districts.
Where a single driveway serves a separate accessory residence/studio/office as well as a main residence, the accessory unit or units must be identified by a driveway location sign as required in Subsections A and B above (example: 50A). Such accessory unit identification sign may be mounted on the same stake as the main residence identification or it may be included on the same sign (example: 50-50A).
Each accessory unit must be identified by an additional sign meeting the requirements of Subsection A(1), (2) and (4) above. Such a location identifying sign shall be displayed at the place where the unit's access meets the driveway, or it may be affixed to the outer wall of the unit so it can be seen from the driveway, whichever placement will best clarify its location for emergency service responders. In questionable situations, the placement of accessory building identification signs shall be approved by the Building Inspector.
Common driveway requirements in residential districts.
Common driveway location signs must be a minimum of 3 1/2 inches high, by a length sufficient to accommodate the required numbers but in no case shorter than 7 1/2 inches long. Such signs will display the sequence of numbered properties accessed by that common driveway (example: 138-146) and must meet the requirements for driveway location signs as described in Subsections A and B above.
Common driveway location signs must be maintained in all-weather legible condition by the owners whose property is accessed by the common driveway.
Individual driveways branching from the common driveway are to be identified by signs provided and installed by the homeowner, as in Subsections A through C above, except that signs identifying driveways branching from a common driveway need not be double sided and need not be installed at right angles to the common driveway. Rather, they shall be installed so that they are easily visible and clearly identify the branching driveway for emergency responders approaching the common driveway.
Individual driveway signs are to be maintained in all-weather legible condition by the homeowner.
Driveway requirements in multifamily districts.
The condominium apartment numbers can be placed on the entrance to the units but must meet the size designated above and must be reflective. Where entrance to the unit is on the side, the sign shall be placed on the nearest corner facing the front. The condominium association shall identify different courts or buildings in the same manner as common driveways are identified above.
E911 building identification signs and driveway location signs in business districts shall be placed according to a building identification list maintained and monitored by the Building Inspector/Fire Inspector.
In addition to E911 building identification signs, owners of locations having secondary entrances shall be required to identify those secondary entrances with the name of the occupant in letters which are at least one inch high.
In addition to the building identification signs, it shall be the responsibility of each property owner within the business districts to provide and display numbers identifying apartments at the exterior access to such apartment locations and at the doors of the apartments themselves.
All apartment location numbers shall be 2 1/2 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch.
In addition to the E911 building location signs placed according to the building identification list, building signs (listing tenants) which are installed or refurbished subsequent to the passage of this chapter shall display the E911 building number on the sign in a clearly legible number style.
E911 identification signs shall be maintained in all-weather visible condition by the property owner.
These requirements are automatically waived for all schools, parks, churches and Town office buildings. In addition, the Cross River Shopping Center, the North County Shopping Center, the Yellow Monkey Village and the Oakridge Shopping Center are waived from the E911 identification requirements.
Appeals for number relocation may be addressed to the Building Inspector. He may grant a waiver in compliance with § 186-8 below.
Compliance with the requirements of this chapter shall be mandatory after September 1, 1993.
The Building Inspector of the Town of Lewisboro shall be the enforcement officer charged with the enforcement of all regulations of this chapter.
In the event of a violation of any of the provisions of the E911 Identification Law, the Building Inspector shall give written or personal notice specifying the violation to the owner of the property on which the violation exists. The owner shall correct the violation within 30 days of receipt of such notice. Violations which persist after that time shall result in a noncompliant status for the property or properties involved. No applications shall be accepted and no permits, certificates of occupancy or copies of any filed documents relating to the property shall be issued to the owner(s) or his representative by the Building Department, and no department, board or commission shall accept an application for any permit, subdivision or variance for the property or properties until the violation is corrected and approved by the Building Inspector.
A property owner may apply to the Building Department for a waiver from strict compliance with the requirements of this chapter. The Building Inspector may grant the waiver only if, after referral to the appropriate Fire Chief, a letter is received from the Fire Chief indicating that the location of the E911 identification is satisfactory to the Fire Chief.