Borough of Green Tree, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Green Tree 5-2-1932 by Ord. No. 171 (Ch. 1454 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction permits — See Ch. 144, Art. I.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 165.
Zoning — See Ch. 420.

§ 128-1 Definition.

As used in this chapter, "public highway" means and includes a street, alley, way, drive, boulevard, highway or thoroughfare of any kind or description which has been or shall be opened as a public thoroughfare in the Borough, whether located entirely in the Borough, and under the exclusive jurisdiction thereof, or a part of a United States, state, county, township, quasi-municipal or municipal public highway, all or any portion of which is or shall be situated in the Borough.

§ 128-2 Survey, plan and system adopted.

[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
The survey, plan and system for the numbering of houses, apartments, buildings and other structures prepared by the Borough Engineer is hereby approved and adopted by the Borough.

§ 128-3 Numbering required.

[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
Within 90 days of enactment of this chapter, every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and/or occupant of each and every house, apartment, building or other structure in the Borough shall cause such house, apartment, building or other structure to be numbered in accordance with this chapter and with the survey, plan and system adopted in § 128-2.

§ 128-4 New numbers.

[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
Every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and/or occupant of a new house, apartment, building or other structure, or of an existing house, apartment, building or other structure which has been or is hereafter altered or remodeled in such a manner as to require an additional number by reason of the change of character thereof, shall apply to the Borough Secretary, the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, or their designees, for a new number for such new house, apartment, building or other structure, or for a new or additional number for such altered or remodeled house, apartment, building or other structure, at the time of the application for the building permit. Such new number shall be determined by the Borough Secretary, the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, or their designees, in accordance with this chapter and with the survey, plan and system adopted in § 128-2. No occupancy permit shall be issued for such new house, apartment, building or other structure, or such remodeled or altered house, apartment, building or other structure, until there has been compliance with this chapter.

§ 128-5 Location, materials and size of numbers.

[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
A. 
The number assigned to each house, apartment, building or other structure shall be placed in a conspicuous place in close proximity to the door facing the street and placed in such a manner as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street. Such number shall be of paint, metal, plastic, wood or any other generally acceptable material, being at least three inches in height, and shall be legible and clearly identifiable from the background upon which the number is mounted. However, in the event the house, apartment, building or other structure sets back 75 feet or more from the cartway, it shall be mandatory that, in addition to the numbers required herein to be placed in close proximity to the door facing the street, there shall be posted at or near the cartway in a clear and conspicuous manner the number assigned to such house, apartment, building or other structure, which number shall comply with all provisions of this chapter.
B. 
In the event a property owner locates his or her mailbox away from the structure, the mailbox shall be placed in close proximity to the cartway and contain the number required herein, which number shall comply with all provisions of this chapter.

§ 128-6 Covering of numbers; old numbers.

A. 
No person shall cover the number of a house, apartment, building or other structure with any signs, drapery or obstruction tending to conceal such number.
B. 
All numbers not in conformity with this chapter and the survey, plan and system adopted in § 128-2 shall be removed, and new numbers determined and placed as set forth in this chapter shall be substituted therefor within 90 days from the passage of this chapter.
[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]

§ 128-7 Enforcement; method of numbering.

[Amended 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
A. 
For the purpose of enforcing this chapter, the Borough Manager, the Borough Secretary and/or the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, or their designees, are hereby authorized to enforce compliance with this chapter, as amended.
B. 
The method of numbering, as indicated more particularly in the survey, plan and system adopted in § 128-2 is as follows:
(1) 
The initial point in numbering houses, buildings and other structures on public highways extending in a generally southwardly direction from the Pittsburgh city line and Hamburg Street shall be at such line and street. The initial number at such point shall be 800, with new numbers having increments of two, numbered consecutively at intervals of 25 feet. The numbers on the easterly side of public highways shall be odd and those on the westerly side shall be even. All public highways running southwardly, or in the same general direction as Greentree Road, shall, as nearly as possible, use the same general numbers which exist opposite and at right angles thereto on Greentree Road.
(2) 
Greentree Road shall be the dividing line between east and west. For all public highways running in an eastwardly and westwardly direction from such dividing line, the numbers shall commence at Greentree Road with number 1 and extend eastwardly or westwardly therefrom, with new numbers having increments of two, numbered consecutively at intervals of 25 feet. Houses on the northerly side of Greentree Road shall bear odd numbers and those on the southerly side shall bear even numbers.
(3) 
Noblestown Road shall use the same numbers and the same distance as required by the City of Pittsburgh for those portions of such road which are located in the City of Pittsburgh.
(4) 
If new houses, apartments, buildings, or other structures or existing houses, apartments, buildings or other structures which are altered or remodeled in such a manner as to require new numbers are erected at intervals of less than 25 feet, the Borough Engineer shall have the power to assign to such a house, apartment, building or structure an appropriate number which shall carry out the general intent of this chapter.

§ 128-8 Violations and penalties.

A. 
No person shall number or attempt to number a house, apartment, building or other structure contrary to the requirements of this chapter and the survey, plan and system adopted in § 128-2, or fail to change the number thereof, or locate or relocate the number and establish its size thereof and otherwise comply with this chapter within 90 days from the date of adoption hereof.
[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
B. 
No person shall alter, deface, remove or destroy any number required to be displayed under this chapter.
[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
C. 
Failure to comply with this chapter and its amendments within 90 days from the date of its adoption shall be deemed a violation hereof, and there shall be no requirement that the Borough Manager, Borough Secretary or Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer or their designees provide any person with notice of violation or noncompliance.
[Added 10-7-1991 by Ord. No. 1205]
D. 
See Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-2, for the general penalty provisions of this Code.