[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greece 9-3-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "House and Building Number Law" of the Town of Greece.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide emergency personnel in the Town of Greece, such as police, fire and ambulance, with the most expeditious manner of identification of houses, commercial properties, commercial buildings and other buildings within the Town of Greece in order to allow them to quickly and accurately respond to the appropriate address.
Address numbers shall at all times be affixed and mounted in a secure fashion to the building's front wall (facing the public or private street), entryway from a public street or main path of travel leading to the main entrance from a public street. Such numbers shall be no less than four inches in height and shall be Arabic in format and style. Script or roman numerals shall not be considered to be in compliance with this chapter and must be removed. In residentially zoned areas, there will be a maximum of eight inches in height.
Address numbers may also be mounted on a post in the front yard of the premises not within the right-of-way.
All address numbers shall be mounted at a height of not less than four feet and not more than 10 feet above grade. The numbers shall be mounted against a contrasting background arranged so that the numbers may be legible from the center of the road.
In all cases, address numbers shall be clearly visible at all times from the public or private street on which the property is located.
The view of said address numbers from the public or private street shall not be interfered with by trees, shrubs, structures or other objects.
Where the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 150 feet from the edge of the right-of-way, whether improved or not, of the street or road serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, be displayed on a sign readily visible from the road or street and in no event further back than 25 feet from said road or street right-of-way.
Builders and developers of new structures may post a temporary weather-resistant sign on the site displaying the assigned street address. The posting shall otherwise be in accordance with Subsection A above. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued if said numbers are not so installed.
Where a group of structures or buildings carry the same address, the posting of the address number at the principal entry point to the complex, being visible as required in Subsection A above, shall be considered in compliance.
All existing structures shall comply with the requirements of this chapter by January l, 1992. All structures completed and/or occupied subsequent to the effective date of this chapter shall comply immediately.
The Building Inspector and the Director of Public Safety are hereby declared to be responsible for the enforcement of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, or anyone acting on behalf of said person, firm or corporation, to violate any of the provisions of this chapter relating to the posting and continuation of the numbering system of the numbers on said buildings. Any structure not displaying the numbers as set forth in this chapter shall be considered in violation of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation violating or permitting the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.