[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt 11-10-1988 as L.L. No. 5-1988. Section 139-8B amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to facilitate the location of buildings along the various roads and highways by fire, police and other emergency services, the Town Board does hereby deem the enumeration of all buildings to be of major importance for all of the Town of Cortlandt. In order to effectuate the efficient and accurate enumeration of buildings, the Town Board hereby enacts this chapter.
All buildings in the Town of Cortlandt existing and those hereafter constructed will have displayed either upon said building or at the driveway entrance thereto a number uniquely identifying said structure's location on any given road or highway.
[Amended 4-4-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
The Assessor of the town shall, within nine (9) months of the effective date of this chapter, notify all property owners of the numbers assigned to any structure already existing. The Assessor will assign a number to any new building after the issuance of a building permit and prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Any new certificate of occupancy issued after the effective date of this chapter shall have written upon its face the building number and street name upon which it is located.
The Director of Code Enforcement of the town shall, within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this chapter, file with the Town Clerk rules setting forth the size that the house number must be and the location thereof on all buildings. In any circumstances of an unusual nature where a variance from the promulgated location is necessary, the Director of Code Enforcement will determine the location of the numbers. The Director's determination may be appealed to the Town Board.
The Assessor shall provide to all fire districts and ambulance corps and police agencies servicing the town with a set of tax maps showing all street names and the numbers of all structures thereon.
All existing structures in the town to which numbers are assigned by the Assessor shall be required to display the assigned number in the manner required by § 139-4 hereof within six (6) months of the assignment of a number by the Assessor. Any structures for which a certificate of occupancy is issued after the effective date of this chapter will be required to be in accordance with the provisions hereof within thirty (30) days of the date upon which the certificate of occupancy is issued.
The Department of Code Enforcement is hereby declared to be responsible for the enforcement of this chapter. The Department will cause all property owners to be in compliance.
Any property owner found not to be in compliance with any provision herein shall be given a five-day notice to remedy said violation.
Any property owner who fails to comply with said notice shall be guilty of a violation and punished by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or up to fifteen (15) days in jail or by a civil penalty in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.) for each week that the violation shall exist following the issuance of a notice to remedy.
[Amended 8-17-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
For a first offense, the penalty will be set by the court. For a second offense within an eighteen-month period, the minimum penalty shall be one hundred dollars ($100.). For a third offense within an eighteen-month period, the minimum penalty will be one hundred dollars ($100.).
[Added 3-14-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995]