[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kendall by L.L. No. 1-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Legislature of the State of New York, by enactment of the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Town Law, has conveyed the authority to enact local laws promoting the health, safety and welfare of persons within a municipality to the local legislative body of the municipality. The Town Board of the Town of Kendall, being the local legislative body, does hereby determine that the foregoing chapter is necessary to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Town of Kendall.
All principal structures located with the Town of Kendall shall have or display at least one set of numbers which correspond to the street address of the property as assigned by the Town. For purposes of this chapter, numbers must be prominently displayed on the front of the structure and in no case shall script design be permitted. "Principal structure" as that term is utilized herein shall include single and two-family residences, apartment buildings, business, commercial and industrial establishments, and municipal, government and religious buildings (e.g., fire departments, post office, schools, town hall, churches, etc.). The Town of Kendall is hereby authorized to change, assign or reassign uniform numbers to all property and residences located within the Town of Kendall, whether on public highway or private road, for the purpose of effective implementation of this chapter.
In the case where the principal structure is not clearly visible from the street or in back more than 75 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way, a post with the property numbers displayed upon it, not to exceed five feet in height, shall be installed in close proximity to the property access, not less than five feet or greater than 25 feet from the edge of the road right-of-way. All numbers must be clearly visible from the street and unobstructed by shrubs, fences, trees and other objects.
All numbers shall be Arabic in design, a minimum of four inches in height with a minimum stroke wide of 0.5 inch, and shall sharply contrast in color from the structure or post to which they are affixed, in conformance with the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
In the case of new construction, no temporary or final certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the Code Enforcement Officer verifies that the street numbers have been properly displayed.
The absence of address numbers, or the insecure fastening or absence of any whole number thereof, or the use of any number not properly assigned by the Town, or the failure of address numbers to meet visibility requirements, shall all be considered violations of this chapter.
Any structure having street numbers which are Arabic in design, logical in sequence, within the distance required, a minimum of four inches in height and of contrasting colors as of the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed to be in substantial compliance with this chapter.
Address numbers on mailboxes are not acceptable as a substitute for above regulations.
The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to grant exemptions from the number size requirements of this section where public safety is not adversely affected.