Township of Independence, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Independence 10-12-1988 by Ord. No. 2-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 126.
It is the intent of this chapter:
To establish a uniform system of property/dwelling/building address numbering within the Township of Independence in order that there be an accurate address database in connection with the Township's participation in the Beaver County Enhanced 9-1-1 System;
To establish a uniform system of posting and display of address identification numbering in order that property/dwelling/building addresses within the Township may be easily located in emergency situations.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section II of Ord. No. 2-88, regarding time for compliance by existing property owners with the original enactment of said ordinance, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The identification numbers to be posted shall be on address signs supplied by the Township. The address signs shall be made of six inches by 12 inches aluminum plate with a white reflective Mylar background with four-inch "B" series black letters or numbers. The Township shall supply, free of charge, to all property owners the original sign plate. For any additional or replacement plates, current market charge will be assessed the property owner.
All owners and/or occupants of each property/dwelling/building shall conspicuously post the above described address identification number plate, if possible, at the entrance of the driveway to the premises; the reflective side of the number plate shall be posted toward the traffic flow.
The identification number plate shall be mounted at a minimum height of two feet four inches (bottom of plate from ground).
The plate may 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 not to be obstructed by vegetation, trees, or any other object.
The Township Supervisors, the Township Solicitor, or any officer or employee of the Township designated thereby for the purpose is hereby authorized to give written notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises whereupon the address identification plate at the premises is not posted in violation of the provisions of this chapter directing and requiring such owner or occupant to post the address identification plate so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter, within 15 days after issuance of such notice. In case any owner, owners or occupants shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated herein, the Township authorities may post a street number on the premises and collect the cost thereof, together with any additional penalty authorized by law, from such owner, owners or occupant in the manner provided by law.
Any owner, owners or occupants who shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the appropriate penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II. Notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.