Borough of Ephrata, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ephrata 8-15-1892 as Ord. No. 21. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 135.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 245.
Zoning — See Ch. 319.

§ 141-1 Numbering required in accordance with plan. [1]

On and after September 14, 1892, all houses in the borough are required to be numbered in accordance with the plan herein set forth.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 141-2 Adoption of Philadelphia Plan.

The system known as the "Philadelphia Plan," that is, one hundred (100) numbers to each square, shall be adopted, and for the purpose of carrying out this method, Main and State Streets are hereby selected as the dividing lines for said object.

§ 141-3 North, south, east and west designations.

All that part of said borough lying south of Main Street shall be known as the "South" portion and all that part lying north of Main Street as the "North" portion on the street running north and south. All that part of said borough lying west of State Street shall be known as the "West" portion and all that part lying east of State Street as the "East" portion on the street running east and west.

§ 141-4 Numbering system.

The numbering of the houses on the streets and avenues running from Main and State Streets in opposite directions shall begin at each side of said Main and State Streets and be continued as far as and including the borough line. The numbering shall begin with one (1) on the right-hand side of the street and run upward; the right-hand side shall contain odd and the left even numbers.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 135, dealing with the numbering of buildings by the borough, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 141-5 Frequency of numbers.

For the further purpose of this chapter, two (2) numbers shall be allowed for each forty (40) feet of ground between the squares.

§ 141-6 Availability of numbers.

[Amended 2-9-1976 by Ord. No. 993]
In order to prevent confusion or mistakes, the Borough Engineer is hereby authorized to supply the proper number for any building, upon request, to any person in interest.