Village of Monticello, NY
Sullivan County
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[Adopted 10-20-2003 by L.L. No. 10-2003]
Sullivan County, New York, has implemented an enhanced 911 telephone system whereby an individual is able to dial a 911 telephone number in the event of an emergency. A Village-wide uniform numbering system of all buildings will assist emergency personnel in responding efficiently and quickly to an emergency. It is, therefore, in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the Village of Monticello to enact this article of the Code of the Village of Monticello.
The Code Enforcement Officer or any other officer designated by the Village Board of Trustees is authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
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Designation of numbers. The Code Enforcement Officer, after consulting with the Sullivan County E-911 Coordinator, shall designate separate numbers for buildings which have no designated street number and shall also have the authority to redesignate numbers for buildings when deemed necessary.
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Review of determination. Any property owner aggrieved by the determination of the Code Enforcement Officer may seek review of that determination by the Village Board. The Village Board of Trustees may uphold, modify or change the determination of the Code Enforcement Officer, and such determination shall be final and binding.
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Residential and commercial properties. The figures comprising the numbers are to be at least four inches in height and no higher than six inches height and shall be placed on the front of said building or, if the building is more than 50 feet away from the street or roadway or is not visible from the road, on a post of at least four feet in height and not exceeding six feet in height or other structure in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such a manner as to be plainly legible and visible from the center of the street when facing the building at all times between sunrise and sunset.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
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Determination of front. So far as the purpose or intent of this article is concerned, the front of a building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street of address, and the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises; provided, however, that if the building has a driveway that fronts on an adjacent street, the building number shall be displayed at the driveway entrance location.
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Visibility. In all cases, the numbers shall be so placed that they may be seen from either direction while driving on the road or street. The numbers shall not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches, or other extensions of the building, or shoveled or plowed snow.
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Number type. The displayed numbers shall be in bold, clearly readable numerals.
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Lighting. Whenever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
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Multiple access. In the event that more than one house has access from a single driveway, a street number must be displayed at each location at which the driveway access diverges from the common access and at any other location where display of a building number might otherwise be required.
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It is the intent of this section that all size and display of numbers meet the requirements of the Uniform Code.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The display of any house number other than the number authorized or assigned by the E-911 Coordinator and/or Code Enforcement Officer is prohibited.
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New subdivisions. Prior to final approval of the Planning Board, any subdivision which has one or more private roads or proposed new Village roads shall be named by the developer or owner. All private road names and proposed new Village roads shall be approved by the Village Board of Trustees prior to Planning Board approval.
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Existing properties. For the purposes of Enhanced 911, any private road or driveway which has three or more buildings or separate parcels or building lots served by a private road or driveway shall be considered a private road. New private roads shall be named by the Village Board of Trustees.
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Signage. Each private road and each proposed new Village road name selected and approved shall be posted by street signs at each intersection of the road. All signs shall be similar in terms of construction and character to those signs installed by the Village of Monticello for public roadways. In all cases, the private road signs shall state the name of the private road, followed underneath by the words "Private Road" in smaller letters. For private roads existing and not signed at the date of this article, the Village of Monticello Highway Superintendent shall purchase and install the signs. In all new subdivisions, the signs shall be in place prior to issuance of any building permits or construction of any structures and shall be paid for by the owner or developer. Private road signs shall have a blue background color and text shall be white. Private road signs shall not be displayed in colors used for public roads and highways.
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Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity owning a building within the Village of Monticello failing for 60 days after the initial notice from the Code Enforcement Officer to place the proper designated number on said building shall be deemed in violation of this article.
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Nonmaintenance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity owning a building with the Village of Monticello that fails to maintain house numbers as provided herein shall be deemed in violation of this article.
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Service of notice. The notice provided for herein may be given by personal service or by certified mailing to the last-known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Town Assessor's office.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
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Defense; compliance; dismissal; limitations. It shall be a defense in any prosecution of this article that the building owner, after service of the first complaint alleging a violation of this article, brought the premises into compliance with this article, provided such building owner obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer prior to the return date a certificate attesting to such compliance, and upon presentation of such certificate to the court, the court shall dismiss the complaint, but the defense of compliance with this chapter shall not be available if:
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The Code Enforcement Officer shall have served a second or subsequent notice of violation upon such building owner prior to return date; or
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Notwithstanding such dismissal pursuant to this subsection, the building owner shall further violate this chapter with respect to the same building and the same violation of this article.
Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. Each calendar week or portion thereof that said violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.