§ 53-1Statement of intent.
§ 53-2Posting of number required.
§ 53-3Regulations regarding posting and display.
§ 53-4Notice of violation.
§ 53-5Violations and penalties.
It is the intent of this chapter to:
Establish a uniform system of property/dwelling/building address numbering within the Township of Middlesex in order that there be an accurate address data base in connection with the Township's participation in the Butler County Enhance 9-1-1 System; and
Establish a uniform system of posting and displaying address identification numbers in order that property/dwelling/building addresses within the Township may be easily located in emergency situations.
Within 90 days after notification by the Township of Middlesex, the owners and/or occupants of each property/dwelling/ building shall post the address identification number assigned by the Township.
All owners and/or occupants of which property/dwelling/building shall conspicuously post the address identification number and identification number plate at the entrance of the driveway to the premises.
The identification number plate shall be a minimum of 12 inches in width and six inches in length with a white reflective Mylar background with minimum four-inch black reflective numbers.
The identification number plate shall be mounted at a minimum height of three feet from the bottom of plate to the ground and the reflective side of the number plate shall be posted toward the traffic flow.
The identification number plate shall be mounted on display posts such as wood pole, steel rod or masonry pillar. If displayed on a structure or dwelling, rather than at the driveway entrance, the number plate must be clearly visible from the street which provides public access to the premises.
Regardless of the type of posting used, the identification number plate must be clearly visible. The view of the plate must not be obstructed by vegetation, trees or any other object(s) or debris.
The Township Supervisors, or their designated representative for that purpose, are hereby authorized to give written notice to the property owner or occupant of any premises found to be in violation of any section of this chapter. Such written notice shall direct and require the property owner or occupant to post the address identification number plate as to comply with the provisions of this chapter within 15 days after issuance of such notice.
Upon failure of any owner or occupant to comply within the period of time stated herein, the Township of Middlesex, or its designated representative for that purpose, may post a street number on the premises and collect the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, from such owner or occupant in the manner provided by law.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. Notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.