[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Alloway 6-10-1993 by Ord. No. 285. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Alloway Township Numbering Ordinance."
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 the timely and efficient provision of their services to the residents and businesses of the township.
The 911 Coordinator is hereby designated as the agent responsible for the administration, implementation and enforcement of this chapter.
The agent shall establish street address numbers in accordance with guidelines established herein as follows:
Street addresses shall be assigned by the agent to each lot on new final subdivision plats at the time of recordation. The agent shall then notify the respective developer of these addresses.
The agent shall undertake a systematic renumbering program for streets within the township in accordance with the policies and guidelines established herein. In the interim, as building permit applications are filed for development on parcels along streets which have not yet been systematically renumbered, the agent shall determine and assign an appropriate street address number for such development prior to approval of such building permit.
As street address numbers are determined and assigned by the agent as provided above, such number shall be recorded in an official street number index and atlas to be maintained by the agent and kept available for reference in the office of the 911 Coordinator and in the office of the Township Clerk. No building permit shall be approved until a street address has been determined and assigned from the index/map atlas or, in the absence of a listing for that particular parcel in the official index, until such building permit application has been referred to the agent for a street number determination.
Property owners or current occupants shall be notified of their street address numbers as assigned by the systematic renumbering program. The 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 notifications of change of address, the owner or occupant shall affix/display 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. The initial set of new numbers shall be supplied by the township. The cost of additional or replacement numbers shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
Address numbers shall be based on the location of an individual parcel within a block. For the purpose of this chapter, blocks shall be determined as follows:
Except as otherwise specified herein, 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 north and east sides of the street, and odd numbers shall be assigned to the south and west sides.
Numbering series shall start with the numbers one or two and shall begin as follows:
Where a street crosses an arterial or collector road, or when a street connects and terminates at arterials or collector roads, then street numbering shall begin at the southernmost or westernmost end of that street.
Numbers shall increase consecutively from said point of beginning and be assigned to each structure located along the street or, at the minimum, for each interval of lineal road frontage required for lot width pursuant to the applicable zoning regulation.
Only those properties which have a principal structure shall be assigned a street address. Numbers shall be reserved, however, for vacant parcels in accordance with the intervals described above; provided, however, that in platted subdivisions, consecutive street numbers shall be assigned to consecutive lots rather than at the prescribed intervals. Additional numbers shall be reserved for oversized lots within subdivisions based on zoning district frontage requirements to accommodate potential future divisions.
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.
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to require the renumbering of existing streets merely because the existing even and odd numbers are transposed, nor shall it be required that streets within existing subdivisions be renumbered unless a substantial problem with existing addresses has been identified by the agent.
Where major roads enter the township from another jurisdiction, street address numbers shall be assigned as a continuation of the numbering series used in that jurisdiction.
In applying the guidelines specified herein, the 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 not be less than five inches in height and shall be of a durable and clearly visible material. The numbers shall be conspicuously placed above or at the 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 visible from the street, the number must be displayed on a post situated at a vehicle entry point (lane) or a pedestrian walkway to the property.
Street address numbers or letters shall be five-inch black plastic material or of a contrasting color to the background if the residence is dark in color.
All commercial and industrial structures shall display street address numbers of not less than five inches in height as follows:
Whenever the 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.
If such person fails to comply with the duly issued order, the agent shall initiate necessary actions to terminate the violation, including obtaining criminal warrants, applying to courts of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief or other appropriate action.
Penalties. 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.