Borough of Chester, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Chester 4-3-1980 as Sec. 8-3 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 155-1 Naming streets.

A. 
Adoption of street names and street map. The Mayor and Council hereby adopt as the official name of each street in the borough those names by which all such streets are now commonly known, as are set forth on a map entitled, "Official House Numbering Map, Borough of Chester, Morris County, New Jersey, dated February 1977" as prepared by Apgar Associates, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors, Far Hills, New Jersey. The Mayor and Council may adopt by resolution a street map showing the names of the streets within the borough, and the Borough Clerk shall revise the map or cause the same to be revised as amendments, changes or additions may be made, from time to time, by resolution.
B. 
Procedure for establishing names of new streets and changing names. The name of any new street and the changing of the name of any existing street shall also be established and amended by a written resolution duly adopted by the Council and filed with the Clerk of the borough.
C. 
Signs required to identify streets; locations; specification.
(1) 
There shall be erected at the beginning and terminus of each new street, and at the intersecting corner with another street, a sign showing the name of the street. The Mayor and Council may, by resolution, authorize the erection of street signs at locations as described herein from time to time.
(2) 
Such signs shall conform to the size and material established from time to time by resolution; or if no resolution has been adopted establishing specification, such signs may be as is in common usage.
(3) 
At a four-corner intersection, there need be only two name signs which shall be erected on diagonally opposing corners.
(4) 
At a "T" intersection, only one such sign shall be erected.
(5) 
In the event a street is a dead-end street, no sign need be erected at its terminus or dead-end.
D. 
Installation of signs, guideposts; size, material of guideposts.
(1) 
Where a new street is erected in a subdivision, the developer of the subdivision shall be required, at his sole cost and expense, to install street signs showing the names officially established by the Council in conformity with the requirements of this section and such guideposts for the convenience of travelers as may be required by the Planning Board or Council.
(2) 
Guideposts shall be erected by the borough or the developer of a subdivision at such points along the streets within the borough as may be determined from time to time by resolution.
(3) 
Guideposts shall be of the size and material as may be established by resolution of the Council or as is in common usage.

§ 155-2 Numbering of buildings, structures and lots.

A. 
Official house numbering map adopted. There is hereby adopted a house numbering map bearing the official name, "Official House Numbering Map, Borough of Chester, Morris County, New Jersey, dated February 1977" as prepared by Apgar Associates, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors, Far Hills, New Jersey. The Clerk of the borough shall maintain at least three filed copies of such map as provided herein.
B. 
Compliance required.
(1) 
The owner or occupant of each and every dwelling house, store or other building which now fronts upon any of the streets or public places within the borough and the builder or developer of any new structure shall cause the same to be properly numbered and prominently displayed in accordance with the directions and requirements of this section and as may be determined by resolution of the Council and filed with the Clerk of the borough.
(2) 
The figures used for numbering shall be at least three inches in height and placed conspicuously on the front of each dwelling house, store or other building or structure.
C. 
Procedure for Mayor and Council to assign numbers; determination to be filed with Borough Clerk. In case of doubt or difficulty in the numbering of any lot, dwelling house, store, building or structure in accordance with the provisions of this section and as may be determined by resolution of the Council, application may be made to the Mayor and Council who are hereby authorized to settle and adjust the same by assigning to any lot, dwelling house, store or other building or structure a number whereby the same shall be known, provided that such determination shall be reduced to writing and duly filed with the Clerk of the borough.
D. 
Procedure for numbering, generally. The numbering and renumbering of any lot, dwelling, store, building or structure in the borough shall be accomplished by reference to the official house numbering map or street map as referenced herein. The Clerk of the borough shall maintain at least three filed copies of such map or maps for such reference.