[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oldmans 1-4-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1 as Ch. 43 of the 1978 Code; amended in its entirety 12-20-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a uniform, Township-wide system for assigning street numbers to all principal buildings in the Township and to assist fire and rescue companies, law enforcement agencies and other organizations in a timely and efficient provision of their services to the residents and businesses of the Township.
The Township Committee shall annually appoint a Building Numbering Agent who shall be responsible for the administration, implementation and enforcement of this chapter. Such Building Numbering Agent may hold other Township positions or offices.
The Building Numbering Agent shall establish street address numbers in accordance with guidelines established herein as follows:
The Building Numbering Agent shall assign a street number to each lot on a proposed final subdivision plat prior to the time that said plat is considered by the Oldmans Township Planning Board or Board of Adjustment.
The Building Numbering Agent shall undertake a systematic renumbering program for streets within the Township in accordance with the policies and guidelines established herein.
As street address numbers are determined and assigned by the Building Numbering Agent as provided above, such numbers shall be recorded on the Township 911 Map to be maintained by the Building Numbering Agent and kept available for reference in the Municipal Building. No building permit shall be approved until a street address has been determined and assigned from the Township 911 Map.
Property owners or current occupants of principal buildings shall be notified of their street address numbers as assigned by the systematic renumbering program. The Building Numbering Agent shall notify residents, in writing, of the change to their address due to the renumbering. The property owners shall be responsible for telephoning the New Jersey Bell business office to report their new address in order to incorporate this information into the 911 system.
Within 60 days after the receipt of written notification of change or assignment of street address number for such building, the owner or occupant of a principal building in Oldmans Township shall affix and maintain the assigned number as prescribed herein.
It shall be the duty of such owner or occupant, upon affixing the new number, to remove any different address number from the property.
The Building Numbering Agent for Oldmans Township shall also serve as the 911 Coordinator for Oldmans Township.
Street address numbers shall be determined in accordance with the following:
Proceeding from the point of beginning, even numbers shall be assigned to the parcels situated on the northerly and westerly sides of the street and odd numbers shall be assigned to the parcels situated on the southerly and easterly sides of the street, except that on Main Street in the Village of Auburn, even numbers shall be assigned to parcels situated on the southerly side of Main Street and odd numbers shall be assigned to parcels situated on the northerly side of Main Street.
Numbers shall increase consecutively from said point of beginning and be assigned to each 50 feet of linear road frontage in the Villages of Pedricktown and Auburn and 100 feet of linear road frontage in the remaining area of the Township.
Only those properties which have a principal building shall be assigned a street address. Numbers shall be reserved or escrowed for vacant parcels in accordance with the intervals described above.
Any future new streets or major developments shall follow the same guidelines.
In multifamily, commercial, industrial and similar development situations where density of development may render the above-described addressing intervals ineffective, a building or building group may be assigned a single number and a numerical or alphabetical suffix may be assigned to each dwelling unit, business or establishment within such building or building group.
In applying the guidelines specified herein, the Building Numbering Agent shall have the authority to make minor adjustments and modifications to ensure a logical and efficient street address system.
Street address numbers for residences shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be of a durable and clearly visible material. The numbers shall be conspicuously placed and maintained above or at that side of the main entrance door so that the number is discernible from the street. Whenever a building is more than 100 feet from the street or when the entrance is not available from the street, the number must be affixed and maintained on a post situated on a vehicle entry point (lane) or a pedestrian walkway leading to the building. The numbers on said post shall be affixed not less than three feet nor more than eight feet above ground level.
Street address numbers or letters shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be composed of a durable material which is clearly visible from the street. The numbers shall be of a color which is contrasting to the background of the residence.
All commercial and industrial structures shall affix and maintain street address numbers of not less than five inches in height. Said numbers shall be constructed of a durable material which is clearly visible from the street. Said numbers shall be affixed as follows:
If the main entrance of the structure is visible and not more than 100 feet from the street, the number shall be displayed over the main entrance to the structure. If the main entrance of the structure is not visible or if the main entrance is more than 100 feet from the street, the number must be affixed and maintained on a post situated on a vehicle entry point (lane) or a pedestrian walkway leading to the structure. The numbers on said post shall be affixed not less than three feet nor more than eight feet above ground level.
There shall be no other wording or numbers within two feet of the building number.
Whenever the Building Numbering Agent has reason to believe there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter, he shall give notice of such violation to the person failing to comply and order said person to take corrective measures within 30 days from the date of notification. Such notice may be given by personal service or by mailing to the last known address by ordinary or certified mail.
If such person fails to comply with the duly issued order, the Building Numbering Agent shall initiate necessary actions to terminate the violation, including prosecution of the violation in the Municipal Court or application to courts of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief or other appropriate action.
Any violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $250 per day. Each day following notification of such violation shall constitute a separate violation.