[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Raccoon 4-18-1995 by Ord. No. 95-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of this chapter to establish a uniform system of property/dwelling/building address numbering within the Township of Raccoon in order that there be an accurate address database in connection with the Township of Raccoon's participation in the Beaver County enhanced 9-1-1 System; and establish a uniform system of posting and display of address identification numbering in order that property/dwelling/building addresses within the Township of Raccoon may be easily located in emergency situations.
Within 90 days after notification by the Township of Raccoon, the owners and/or occupants of each property/dwelling/building shall post the address identification number assigned by the Township.
The identification numbers to be posted as provided in § 78-2 shall be on address signs initially 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 the original sign plate, free of charge, to all property owners. For any additional or replacement plates, the property owner shall be required to pay the current price thereof.
All owners and/or occupants of each property/dwelling/building shall conspicuously post the above-described address identification plate at the entrance of the driveway to the premises. The reflective side of the address identification plate shall be posted so as to face the traffic flow.
The address identification plate shall be mounted in such a fashion so that the bottom thereof shall be at a minimum height above ground of 28 inches.
The address identification plate may be mounted on display posts, such as a wood pole, steel rod or masonry pillar.
In the event the address identification plate is displayed on a structure or dwelling due to impossibility of placing it at the entrance of a driveway, the address identification plate must be clearly visible from the public right-of-way or private right-of-way.
Regardless of the type of display, the address identification plate must be clearly visible, the view of the plate not to be obstructed by vegetation, trees, foliage or any other object.
In conjunction with the Township of Raccoon's participation in the Beaver County 9-1-1 System, a mapping of the public and private rights-of-way within the Township of Raccoon has been prepared by Daniel C. Baker Associates, Inc., and is entitled "Enhanced 9-1-1 Geographic Database." Said "Enhanced 9-1-1 Geographic Database" is incorporated in this chapter by reference.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, all public and private rights-of-way shall be designated or named or redesignated or renamed as indicated on said "Enhanced 9-1-1 Geographic Database."
From and after the effective date of this chapter no public right-of-way may bear a designation other than "Street," "Road," "Avenue" or "Drive" and no private right-of-way may bear a designation other than "Lane."
The Township Supervisors or any officer or employee so designated by the Township Supervisors is hereby authorized to give written notice, either by personal service or by First Class 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 placed as required by this chapter directing and requiring such owner or occupant to place the address identification plate so as to conform to the requirements of this chapter within 15 days of such notice.
In the event any owner, owners, or occupants shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated herein, the Township, by and through its employees, may place an address identification plate on the premises and said owner, owners, or occupants, as the case may be, shall be liable to the Township for the actual expense of the placement thereof plus 10% together with any additional penalty authorized by law and said sums may be collected from the owner, owners or occupants, as the case may be, in the manner provided by law.
Any owner, owners or occupants who shall violate, fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to civil enforcement procedures as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II; provided that each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense and notice to the offender shall not be necessary in order to constitute an offense.