[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jim Thorpe 6-11-1992 by Ord. No. 92-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The plan and system for the numbering of houses and buildings prepared by the Borough Council, including a copy of the rural numbering system, which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, is hereby approved and adopted.
Editor's Note: A copy of the rural numbering system is available in the Borough offices.
On and after the passage and approval of this chapter, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and occupant of each and every house, building, or other structure in the Borough to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with this chapter, and the system and plan hereby adopted and approved.
Each building to which a street number has been assigned shall have such number displayed in a position easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way, all numbers shall be Arabic numerals at least three inches (76 mm) high and 3/8 inch stroke.
It shall be unlawful to cover any house number with any sign, drapery, or other obstruction tending to conceal such number and all old numbers should be removed from any house, building or other structure when a new number has been assigned, and when so directed by the Borough Council.
The Borough Council of Jim Thorpe is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any house, building or other structure in accordance with this chapter.
The numbering system shall be based on increments of 1/1,000 of a mile. Numbers are then determined and assigned by dividing the footage from the beginning of the street to the building by 5.28 and rounding the quotient to the nearest whole number. If the result is an even number and the property to be addressed is located on the odd side of the street, its number shall be the even number minus one; if the result is an odd number and the property to be addressed is located on the even-side of the street, its number shall be the odd number plus one. For example, if the place to be addressed is 3,263 feet from the second mile from the beginning of the street, the total footage of 13,823 (i.e., 3,263 + 10,560) is divided by 5.28 and rounded to the nearest whole number, which equals 2,618 The number of the address will be 2,618 if located on the even side of the street and 2,617 if located on the odd side of the street. All even numbers shall be on the south and west side of the streets, and all odd numbers shall be on the north and east side of the streets.
The developer of any new subdivision in the Borough of Jim Thorpe must submit a plan of same to the Borough determining numbering of lots located within the subdivision by the proper authority.
For simplicity, all existing subdivisions shall use their existing lot number and frontal street name as their location address. Letters, dashes, etc., shall not be used in the number portion of the address. Street names and house numbers should be assigned in a manner which precludes duplicate location addresses.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.