[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hammondsport 9-18-2000 by L.L. No. 3-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All structures within the Village of Hammondsport shall be identified by an address assigned in accordance with the County of Steuben Addressing Plan for 9-1-1.
The owner of each structure shall post the assigned number on the structure, adjacent to the main entrance.
The number shall be displayed on the structure in Arabic numerals, with any supplemental suffix in block English letters. Said number shall be in reflective material and shall be no less than four inches in height. It shall be of a color that contrasts with the structure.
Address numbers shall also be placed on the structure's mailbox or mailbox post. These shall be no less than three inches in height and shall be white reflective numbers/letters on a contrasting background. Where the mailbox is not located at the structure, the roadway name shall be included on the mailbox.
If a structure is located more than 50 feet from the roadway, or if it is not clearly visible from the roadway, the number shall be installed on a post on the distant side of the driveway as it is approached from the same side of the roadway as the structure. This installation may be combined with the mailbox post, if the mailbox is located at the drive. The numbers shall be visible in both directions of travel on the roadway.
Any previous numbers assigned to the structure shall be removed.
Should the owner of the property fail to post the structure numbers, after being duly advised, the Village of Hammondsport may post them and charge the owner. If the owner does not pay such charge within 30 days, the Village of Hammondsport may add the charge and expense to the property's tax bill.
Any police officer, Code Enforcement Officer or other public official authorized to issue appearance tickets may enforce the provisions of this chapter.
In agreement with New York State Village Law, adoption of this chapter does not provide for village maintenance of private roadways. "Private roadways" are defined as a roadway, not owned by the village, servicing two or more structures or providing access to private structures where it is deemed necessary to name the roadway for public safety purposes.