[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Sands Point 10-18-1997 by L.L. No. 11-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Village of Sands Point Property Numbering Law."
The Sands Point Police Department has recommended the implementation of an enhanced emergency 911 telecommunications system within the Village of Sands Point. In order to effectuate this system, properties would need to be numbered in order for the Police Department to accomplish this goal. Likewise the United states Post Office and the United States Census Bureau have strongly recommended that the Village of Sands Point establish and mandate the numbering of properties in the village. The Board of Trustees recognizes there is a need to require that all parcels of real property within the village be numbered and the numbers be conspicuously placed on the parcels so as to be readily identifiable for response by emergency services. It is, therefore, found to be in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the village and its residents to enact this chapter.
The Building Inspector of the Incorporated Village of Sands Point is authorized to designate and assign numbers to every parcel of real property within the village. Such numbers shall be sequential with odd numbers on one side of the street and even numbers on the other side unless otherwise determined upon petition to or motion by the Board of Trustees. In the event a parcel of vacant real property is legally capable of being subdivided, the Building Inspector may allocate as many numbers as may be anticipated to be necessary to accomplish this purpose. All property owners assigned a new number shall be notified in writing of the number assigned to each individual property owned by them.
The number or numbers assigned to a parcel of real property as set forth in § 124-3 hereof shall be placed upon a mailbox, gate post, fence, curb or other appropriate place so that the number or numbers shall be clearly visible from the street line where the driveway or entranceway to the front of the building is located. At all times, the owner of the building shall maintain such number in compliance with provisions of this chapter.
Numbers for residential properties shall be not less than three inches in height. Numbers on nonresidential properties shall be not less than four inches in height. All numbers shall be clearly visible and shall be in a contrasting color to the place upon which they are affixed.
Within 30 days after notification by the Building Inspector that a number has been assigned to the property, the owner of said real property or the agent of such owner shall place or cause to be placed on such property the number or numbers assigned to such property. Such owner or agent shall be required to maintain the placement of such number or numbers in accordance with this chapter.
In the event that more than one property has access from a single driveway, a street number of the property must be displayed at each location at which the driveway access diverges from the common access.
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a property within the Village of Sands Point who refuses or neglects for more than 60 days after notice from the Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on such property shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Service of notice. The notice provided for above may be effected by personal service or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Village Assessor's office.
Numbering of properties by village. In the event of the neglect or refusal or any owner after notice to cause said property to be properly numbered in accordance with this chapter, the Building Inspector of the Village of Sands Point may cause said property to be properly numbered.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to punishment of a fine not to exceed $25. Each calendar week or portion thereof that said violation remains shall be deemed a separate violation.