[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico 10-16-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any structure used or intended to be used as a dwelling or place of business or industry, or for an institutional use, or any other use requiring a location identity, but shall not include any accessory building located upon a lot where there is also a main building.
- The Township of East Cocalico, County of Lancaster, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The East Cocalico Township Street Number Plan is hereby incorporated into this chapter. The Plan shall be maintained current by the addition of new buildings constructed in the Township.
The Township has notified owners of existing properties of their street numbers which have been assigned to said properties. It shall be the duty of such owner so notified within 30 days thereafter to comply with the further provisions of this chapter.
Numbers, as assigned to each building in the Township according to the provisions of this chapter, shall be affixed to such building or upon a permanent standard, base, or support between such building and street, or upon the mailbox or mailbox stand serving such building. Signs containing said street numbers shall be constructed of metal with a green reflective material applied to both sides. Signs shall be 18 inches high by six inches wide by 0.90 thick. Numbers on the sign shall be four inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide and be made of a silver/white reflective material so as to be visible from the street, and shall be constantly maintained in complete and legible form. The stroke width of the aforesaid numbers shall be a minimum width of 0.5 of an inch. The property owner shall reaffix or renew all numbers so as to continue to conform to the requirements of this section. In the case of buildings occupied by persons other than the owner thereof, the occupant and/or the owner shall be responsible for maintaining numbers upon such buildings as hereby required.
Whenever a building shall hereafter be erected in the Township, the owner thereof shall forthwith apply to the Township for the official number thereof. The number shall be assigned by the Township in conformity with the requirement set forth in this chapter for numbers for existing buildings and shall, within 60 days after being assigned to such buildings, be affixed by the owner/occupant thereof in the manner required by this chapter in the case of existing buildings and shall hereafter be maintained as hereby required for the numbers of existing buildings.
No duplication of street names is permitted within the Township. A continuous street, or one proposed to be continuous, shall bear the same name throughout even though it changes directions.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Township before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.