Property maintenance — See Ch. 273.
§ 236-1Legislative authority.
§ 236-3Authority to designate street
names; public hearing; notification of change.
§ 236-4Authority to designate street
numbers; records; notice.
§ 236-5Posting and display of designated
§ 236-6Enforcement; violations and penalties.
§ 236-7Effective date.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to N.J.S.A. Title 40, Chapter 67, Section 1.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A public or private way which affords the principal means of access to abutting properties.
The North Arlington Borough Council, acting as the legislative body of the Borough of North Arlington, may, by order, in its sole and exclusive discretion, assign names to or rename all streets, existing and proposed, in the Borough of North Arlington.
Prior to changing the name of any existing street, the Council shall hold a public hearing. Notice of the proposed name change, the proposed effective date of the name change and the time and place of the hearing shall be published and posted at least 10 days prior to the hearing. All property owners of record will be mailed a notice of the hearing at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
If the name change is approved, the Borough shall prepare an order changing the street name. The Borough shall cause the following agencies to be notified of the name change: the United States Postal Service, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, North Arlington Emergency Services, any affected property owner, and any other agency that the Borough determines would be affected.
The North Arlington Assessor, after consulting with the Chief of the North Arlington Police Department and the Chief of the North Arlington Fire Department, or their respective designees, shall assign a street number for each dwelling, place of business and building of any type capable of use or occupancy located on any street. The Assessor shall assign such numbers to dwellings, places of business and buildings existing on the effective date of this chapter no later than 30 days after the effective date. The Assessor shall assign such numbers to new dwellings, places of business and buildings at the time subdivision approval, building permits or certificates of occupancy are requested.
The Assessor shall keep a record of all numbers assigned under this chapter.
Upon assigning a number to any dwelling, place of business or building, the Assessor shall send written notice of the assigned number to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the dwelling, place of business or building.
Where a building contains more than one dwelling or place of business, the Assessor shall determine whether each dwelling or place of business shall be assigned its own street number or whether, because of the quantity or configuration of the dwellings or places of business within the business, only one street number should be assigned to the building.
Within 60 days after receipt of written notice from the Assessor that a number has been assigned to a dwelling, place of business or building, the owner, occupant or person in charge shall display the assigned number on the exterior of the dwelling, place of business or building, or in some other location on the premises, so that the number is conspicuous and legible from the street. The number must be made of materials which are reflective or which contrast with the background materials so that the number is visible after dark when illuminated by an ordinary flashlight from the street. A street number may be incorporated into an on-premises advertising sign or business directory sign permitted under the North Arlington Zoning Ordinance, provided the display of the street number otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter.
Within 60 days after receipt of written notice from the Assessor that a number has been assigned to a dwelling, place of business or building, the owner, occupant or person in charge shall remove any different number which might be mistaken for or confused with the assigned number.
Where a principal building contains more than one dwelling or place of business and each such dwelling or place of business has been assigned a separate street number, the street number shall be displayed at the front entrance to each dwelling or place of business so that the number is conspicuous and legible from the street.
The owner, occupant or person in charge of each dwelling, place of business or building to which a number has been assigned shall maintain such number so that it is conspicuous and legible from the street at all times of year.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of North Arlington. Upon finding a violation of this chapter, the Code Enforcement Officer shall give written notice to any or all of the owners, occupants or persons in charge of the dwelling, place of business or other building, stating the action necessary to achieve compliance and a compliance date by which such action must be taken. If the person to whom the notice is addressed does not correct the violation by the compliance date, such person commits a civil violation for each day the violation remains uncorrected after the compliance date and is subject to civil penalties for each subsequent violation.
This chapter shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day after its enactment by the North Arlington Borough Council.