Town of North Reading, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of North Reading 10-7-1993 by Art. 3, amended 12-9-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Ambulance service — See Ch. 18.
In order to provide for accurate location of and timely responses to emergencies by the Town's public safety services, it is essential to be able to identify dwellings, businesses and other locations by their individual street addresses. Toward this end, the following requirements shall apply:
A. 
All individual parcels of land, and subdivisions thereof, within the Town shall be assigned a street address by the Assessing Department, after consultation with the Planning, Building, Fire and Police Departments, and subject to approval by the Board of Assessors.
B. 
Compliance with this bylaw shall be the responsibility of the property owner(s).
C. 
The number portion of the street address assigned to a parcel upon which a structure has been erected shall be permanently displayed in compliance with the requirements specified herein, and with design standards developed by the Building Department in consultation with the Fire and Police Departments, and subject to approval by the Select Board.
[Amended 6-4-2018 ATM by Art. 28, approved 9-21-2018]
D. 
Street address numbers shall be of a size and color placed against a contrasting background and affixed to the main structure of the parcel, or other approved mounting, so as to afford unobstructed recognition from the assigned street at all times, notwithstanding temporary weather related circumstances. In cases where structure-mounted numbers are not so observable, or where multiple addresses share a common driveway, a second posting of the number may be required.
E. 
Enforcement of this bylaw shall be in accordance with the non-criminal disposition provisions of Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-5 of these General Bylaws. Provided, however, that parties not in compliance shall first be informed in writing of the bylaw requirements and be given 20 days to comply. Whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to the following penalties: first offense: warning; second and subsequent offenses: $50.
[Amended 10-2-2000 ATM by Art. 5, approved 3-29-2001]