Town of Kent, NY
Putnam County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 8-1-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building administration and construction — See Ch. 27.

§ 28A-1 Purpose.

The Town of Kent hereby adopts a uniform system of street names and property numbering for the purpose of assigning street addresses to all developed properties in the Town.

§ 28A-2 Numbering conventions; spacing.

A. 
The following numbering conventions are adopted in order to implement the uniform property numbering system:
(1) 
Main roads.
(a) 
Numbers start at the southern county line and increase in a northerly direction.
(b) 
Numbers start at the Hudson River and increase in an easterly direction.
(c) 
Numbers continue in sequence on such roads, in spite of any road name changes or changes in jurisdiction.
(2) 
Collector roads.
(a) 
Numbers start at a main road and increase in a northerly or easterly direction.
(b) 
Numbers continue in sequence on such roads, in spite of any road name changes or changes in jurisdiction.
(3) 
Local (land service) roads. Numbers start at a main or collector road and increase in any direction from such road.
(4) 
Odd/even convention.
(a) 
Generally, odd numbers are used on the west and south sides of any road.
(b) 
Generally, even numbers are used on the east and north sides of any road.
(c) 
When the above generalizations are in conflict, such as when a road runs in two directions, e.g., east then north, northwest or loops, convention is to make a judgment based upon the longest segment of the road.
B. 
Numbering spacing.
(1) 
A fifty-foot module is to be used with a number assigned to each 50 feet on each side of the road.
(2) 
The use of alphanumeric designations are appropriate in instances of multiple structures on individual lots.

§ 28A-3 Street name map adopted; system of street naming.

A. 
The Putnam County base map entitled "Town of Kent. Putnam County, New York," dated September 1985, prepared by the Putnam County Division of Planning, is hereby adopted in order to set forth the correct street names for implementing this chapter.
B. 
No new streets shall be accepted by the Town until such street shall be identified by name. If new streets are extensions of existing streets, the name of such existing streets shall be attached to such extension. If a new street is not an extension of an existing street, then the name by which the new street is designated shall not be identical to, nor bear any similarity to, or conflict with the names of any existing street as shown on said map, amendment or modification thereof.

§ 28A-4 Compliance; display; standards and specifications.

The following specifications, standards and requirements in connection with the numbering of properties and principal buildings are hereby adopted:
A. 
All developed properties or parcels of land within the area as shown on the above-mentioned map shall hereafter be identified (for street locations purposes) by reference to the uniform numbering system adopted herein. All existing numbers of property and buildings not now in conformity with the provisions of this chapter shall be changed to conform to the system herein adopted within three months after the adoption of this chapter.
B. 
Each principal building shall bear the number assigned to the street frontage on which the front entrance is located. In case a principal building is occupied by more than one business or family dwelling unit, the entrance to each separate use of such principal building shall bear a separate number.
C. 
Numerals indicating the official numbers for each principal building or for each separate entrance as specified above shall be posted in a manner as to be visible from the street on which the property is located. Whenever any building is situated more than 50 feet from the street line, the official number shall be affixed to a gate post, fence, tree, post or other appropriate place so as to be easily discernible from the street line and so as to show clearly, if not otherwise evident, which is the driveway for the property. The numbers shall not be less than three inches in height and shall be made of a durable and clearly visible material.
D. 
The official numerals shall be placed on new buildings by the owner or agent within 30 days after notice to the owner or agent of number assigned.
E. 
A certificate of occupancy shall not be issued for new buildings unless this chapter is complied with.

§ 28A-5 Enforcement.

The Building Inspector shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and shall keep a record of all numbers assigned.

§ 28A-6 Penalties for offenses.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $100. Each weeks' continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional violation as provided in the Penal Law of the State of New York.