[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mount Kisco 9-15-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each lot and shall not be deemed to include any minor building.
- A public or private street, road, right-of-way, highway, alley or sidewalk.
The Building Inspector is hereby authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered. Each such building shall be assigned a separate distinguishing number by the Building Inspector in conformity with a uniform numbering system encompassing the entire village, which is in compliance with a numbering system, if any, provided by the United States Postal Service.
It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the village to cause to be displayed thereon the street number of said building and, in the case of buildings containing more than one unit, to cause to be displayed on the front door of each unit the number of said unit and at all times to maintain such number or numbers in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Building numbers. The figure or figures comprising the number to be displayed on a building shall be at least three inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such a manner as to be plainly legible from the center of the street at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of said figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night. For the purposes of this chapter, the front of a building shall be construed as the side which faces the street on which the number or numbers of such building have been allotted, and the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building. The Building Inspector may require that directional signs be placed on private streets when he deems it appropriate to facilitate emergency services response.
Visibility from the street. Where a building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 75 feet from the edge of the street serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, be displayed on a post, mailbox or other structure readily visible from the street and in no event further back than 25 feet from said street.
Unit numbers. The unit number of each unit within a building containing two or more units shall be placed on the front door of said unit. The size and color of the figure or figures comprising such number shall be within the discretion of the owner of the building so long as they are legible from a distance of two feet and otherwise comply with the laws of the village or of the State of New York.
The display of any building number other than the number assigned by the Building Inspector is expressly prohibited.
Noncompliance. Noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the village refusing or neglecting for 30 days after notice from the Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on said building or, if applicable, on the units within said building shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Service of notice. The notice provided for in Subsection A may be given by personal service or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner.
Numbering of building or units by village. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any owner, after notice to cause said building or, if applicable, the units within said building to be properly numbered, the Foreman of the Highway Department, upon being advised by the Building Inspector, may cause said building or the units within said building to be properly numbered.
Report and assessment of costs. The Foreman of the Highway Department shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Building Inspector, who shall order the Assessor to assess the cost of the same upon such premises and the Assessor shall include the same in the next assessment roll.
Compliance with this chapter shall be required as of January 1, 1998.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each calendar week that said violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.