[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Macedon 9-24-1998 by L.L. No. 4-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Building Numbering Law of the Town of Macedon," Wayne County, New York.
The County of Wayne has authorized and implemented an emergency telephone 911 system within the county whereby an individual can dial a 911 telephone number in the event of an emergency. This service is intended to reduce the response time for emergency services in the towns and villages throughout the county, thereby resulting in and promoting the health, safety and welfare of its residents, including those of the Town of Macedon. A town-wide uniform numbering system of all buildings will assist emergency personnel in responding efficiently and promptly to an emergency. To that end, the Town Board recognizes the need to require that all parcels of real property improved by a building within the town be numbered and that the numbers be conspicuously displayed on said parcels so as to be identifiable for response by emergency services.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each lot and shall not include any accessory building.
The Building Inspector shall be authorized to decide which buildings or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
The Building Inspector shall designate separate numbers for buildings which have no designated street number, and he shall also have the authority to redesignate numbers for buildings when deemed necessary.
Any property owner aggrieved by the determination of the Building Inspector may seek review of that determination by the Town Board upon a written submission to the Town Board setting forth the reasons for seeking such review. The Town Board shall be authorized to confirm or modify or change the determination of the Building Inspector in the exercise of its reasonable discretion, and such determination shall be final and binding.
It shall be the duty and responsibility of every owner or occupant of a building in the Town of Macedon to display thereon the street number of said building on a post, mailbox or other structure at or within 30 feet of the edge of the right-of-way (whether improved or not) where the driveway or entranceway to the building is located.
The figure or figures comprising the numbers are to be at least three inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building or on a post or other structure in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such manner as to be plainly legible and visible from the center of the street where the building faces at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of said figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background. So far as the purpose or intent of this chapter is concerned, the front of a building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street, and the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises.
The numbers shall be so placed that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building.
Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
In the event that more than one house has access from a single driveway, a street number of the house must be displayed at each location at which the driveway access diverges from the common access.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate or occupancy shall be issued until the Building Inspector verifies that the street numbers have been properly displayed.
Any structure having street numbers that are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required and a minimum of three inches in height and of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed in substantial compliance with this chapter.
The absence of street numbers or the insecure fastenings or absence of any whole number thereof or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Building Inspector or the failure of the street numbers to meet the size, location or visibility requirements of this chapter shall be considered violations thereof. The display of any street number other than that authorized herein or assigned by the Building Inspector is expressly prohibited.
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the Town of Macedon refusing or neglecting for 60 days after notice from the Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on said building shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Service of notice. The notice provided for in Subsection A may be given by personal service or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Assessor's office.
Numbering of building by town. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any owner, after notice to cause said building to be properly numbered, the Building Inspector may cause said building to be properly numbered.
Report; assessment of costs. The Building Inspector shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Town Board, and such Board shall order said cost assessed as a lien against the property of the owner and collected in the same manner as other town taxes.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each calendar week or portion thereof that said violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation. The Building Inspector is authorized to issue appearance tickets for violations of this chapter and enforce the same in the Town Court of the Town of Macedon.