Village of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw 5-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 101-1 Definitions.

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.

§ 101-2 Authorization to assign numbers.

The Village Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.

§ 101-3 Responsibilities of owner.

It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the Village of Haverstraw to cause to be displayed thereon the street number of said building and at all times to maintain such number in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 101-4 Number specifications.

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 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; provided, however, that so far as the purpose or intent of this chapter is concerned, the front of a building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street on which the number or numbers of such building or premises have been allotted, and that the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises.
The numbers shall be so placed so that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building.
Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
Where the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 75 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.

§ 101-5 Uniform system; display of unassigned number prohibited; sidewalk displays.

Each separate building or dwelling shall be assigned a separate distinguishing number by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw in conformity with a uniform numbering system encompassing the entire Village. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Village is expressly prohibited.
Each store or business location in the Commercial Business District (CBD) shall be permitted to display on the sidewalk in front of their business premises a sign or decoration or other distinctive symbols of their particular business. The item or items displayed must be attractive, be up against the front of their building and must not extend out into the sidewalk so as to cause a safety hazard or interrupt the smooth flow of pedestrians passing by on the sidewalk. Sidewalk displays shall not need a permit but, in the discretion of the Building Inspector, if a particular sidewalk display is either unsafe, impedes pedestrian traffic or is not in good taste, he may refer the business owner of the display to appear before the Architectural Review Board for its approval, disapproval or modification of the display measured by the Board's standards for action as set forth in § 13-5 of the Haverstraw Village Code.
[Added 3-7-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]

§ 101-6 Noncompliance; notification.

Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the Village of Haverstraw, refusing or neglecting for 60 days after notice from the Village Code Enforcement Officer to place the proper designated number on 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 by Village. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any owner, after notice, to cause said building to be properly numbered, the Superintendent of Public Works of the Village of Haverstraw, upon being advised by the Code Enforcement Officer, may cause said building to be properly numbered.
Report, assessment of costs. The Superintendent of Public Works shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Board of Trustees, and such Board 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 role.

§ 101-7 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 10-6-2014 by L.L. No. 9-2014]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not less than $150 and not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 101-8, Telephone company to be notified, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-6-2014 by L.L. No. 9-2014.