Township of Whitehall, PA
Lehigh County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Whitehall 9-14-1908 by Ord. No. 84. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 883; amended 5-13-1976 by Ord. No. 1187; 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
The following words or phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
BASIC STREET NUMBER
The last one, two or three digits in all presently existing Township street numbers.
STREET
Any road, highway, avenue, street, parkway, lane or other way, public or private, set aside and commonly used by the public for street purposes and shown upon the official Township map of Whitehall Township.
TOWNSHIP
The First Class Township of Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
WARD OR WARDS
The former, originally existing five wards[1] of Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, as set forth and delineated on the official Whitehall Township map on file in the office of the Mayor at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building, which wards are more commonly known and designated as:
A. 
First Ward or Fullerton Ward.
B. 
Second Ward or West Catasauqua Ward.
C. 
Third Ward or Hokendauqua-Stiles Ward.
D. 
Fourth Ward or Egypt Ward.
E. 
Fifth Ward or Cementon Ward.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: After enactment of Ord. No. 883, the ward divisions of the Township were changed, with the Township at present having nine wards; the master street numbering system prescribed by Ord. No. 883 correlated with the prior ward divisions, remains in effect.
[2]
Editor's Note: The preamble to this ordinance stated that one centralized Township-wide U.S. Post office and mail distribution system had been established for Whitehall, PA, in accordance with the directives of the U.S. Postmaster General; that instead of five separate village post offices with 11 separate mail delivery routes, the Postmaster General's directives provided for the establishment of one centralized Post Office to be known as Whitehall, PA, with mail delivery service from that central office being extended to all residents of the Township where post office requirements were or could be met; that the ordinance was enacted in order to help effectuate and implement those directives and in accordance with the First Class Township Code.
[Added 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 883; amended 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
All designated street names in all five original Whitehall Township wards shall be and continue to remain the same.
[Added 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 883; amended 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
On and after the effective date of this chapter, subject only to the exceptions and qualifications hereinafter set forth, all houses, buildings, structures and places of business in Whitehall Township shall be numbered and identified in accordance with the following Whitehall Township master street numbering system:
A. 
The First Ward (Fullerton).
(1) 
All existing street numbers in the original First Ward shall keep and retain their present one, two or three digit basic street number identity.
(2) 
No four digit street number in the original First Ward shall be of a series higher than number 1999.
(3) 
All original First Ward street numbers shall therefore be in the series from number 0001 to number 1999.
B. 
The Original Second Ward (West Catasauqua).
(1) 
All original Second Ward street numbers shall be of four digits and be in the series from number 2000 to number 2999.
(2) 
All original Second Ward street numbers shall keep their present basic one, two or three digit identity and shall conform to the new four digit number 2000 to number 2999 series by appropriately adding sufficient digits to the basic street number.
C. 
The Original Third Ward (Hokendauqua-Stiles).
(1) 
All original Third Ward street numbers shall keep their present basic one, two or three digit number 3000 to number 3999 series by appropriately adding sufficient digits to the basic street number.
D. 
The Original Fourth Ward (Egypt).
(1) 
All original Fourth Ward street numbers shall be of four digits and be in the series from number 4000 to number 4999.
(2) 
All original Fourth Ward street numbers shall keep their present basic one, two or three digit identity and shall conform to the new four digit number 4000 to number 4999 series by appropriately adding sufficient digits to the basic street number.
E. 
The Original Fifth Ward (Cementon).
(1) 
All original Fifth Ward street numbers shall be four digits and be in the series from number 5000 to number 5999.
(2) 
All original Fifth Ward street numbers shall keep their present basic one, two or three digit identity and shall conform to the new four digit number 5000 to 5999 series by appropriately adding sufficient digits to the basic street number.
F. 
Exceptions. The foregoing master street number system includes all street numbering in Whitehall Township except:
(1) 
The street numbering system presently in existence for MacArthur Road (LR 555) from the southern Township boundary line to the northern Township boundary shall not be in any way changed or affected.
(2) 
On any boundary street of an originally existing ward, both sides of such boundary street shall be considered for street numbering as being in the lower-numbered ward.
(3) 
The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed at the request of the Post Office Department to make further exceptions to the aforesaid master street numbering system in order to make the system workable.
[Added 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 883; amended 6-12-2017 by Ord. No. 3087]
It shall be the duty of the owners and occupants of every house, building, structure or place of business in the Township to have placed thereon, in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property, approved numbers at least four inches high with a minimum stroke width of one-half inch showing the street number of the house, building, structure or place of business as hereinbefore described (§ 4-3 of this chapter). Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters and shall contrast with their background.
[Added 2-12-1968 by Ord. No. 883; amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1015; 8-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2578]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.
The owners of properties in the Village of West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, are hereby authorized and directed to number all their houses in said village as the same are located on the streets as indicated on the blueprint hereto attached marked "Consolidated Plan formerly the property of the heirs of Joshua Miller, C.D. Fuller & Catasauqua Real Estate Ass'n, also Trone's, Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA," as follows:
A. 
The Main Street on said plan shall be the dividing line between streets running north and south on said plan and such streets shall be numbered beginning with said Main Street, the odd numbers to be on the east side thereof and the even numbers on the west side thereof.
B. 
The dividing line between the streets running east and west shall be Lehigh Avenue, and such streets shall be numbered beginning with Lehigh Avenue, the odd numbers being on the north side thereof and the even numbers on the south side thereof.
There shall be a number for every lot of 30 feet or less, for every street as the same are located on said plan, (§ 4-6 of this chapter) and the numbering of said houses and lots shall be under the supervision and direction of the Township Engineer and all such numbering shall be as he directs.
[Added 3-8-1965 by Ord. No. 773]
A. 
The thoroughfare known as MacArthur Road in the Township of Whitehall, County of Lehigh and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from Sumner Avenue on the south, being the dividing line between the City of Allentown and the Township of Whitehall, to Columbia Street on the north, shall be numbered in accordance with the plans identified as "Exhibit A" of Ord. 773. Said Exhibit A is a numbering plan for MacArthur Road as prepared by A.L. Wiesenberger Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers, for the Township of Whitehall and dated November 9, 1964, and February 5, 1965 (W-1648).
B. 
All buildings located along said MacArthur Road shall be numbered in accordance with said numbering plan as identified in Exhibit "A", pages 1, 2, and 3 inclusive.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file at the Township offices.
[Added 3-8-1965 by Ord. No. 776]
A. 
A numbering plan for a subdivision plan known as Mickleys Gardens in the Third Ward of the Township of Whitehall, County of Lehigh and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as designated upon the plan identified as Exhibit A[1] is hereby adopted. Said numbering plan for Mickleys Gardens was prepared by A.L. Wiesenberger Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers and dated November 9, 1964 (W-1648).
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file at the Township offices.
B. 
All lots or buildings located within the subdivision plan of Mickleys Gardens shall be numbered in accordance with the numbering plan as indicated upon Exhibit A.