[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Donegal 2-15-1993 by Ord. No. 85-1993 (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1984 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "West Donegal Township Building Numbering Ordinance."
Every building existing on the effective date of this chapter within the Township shall have a number affixed to it in the manner set forth in this chapter within 30 days of written notice to do so from the Township.
Every building erected in the Township after the effective date of this chapter shall have a building number affixed to it in the manner set forth in this chapter prior to the issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy as required by Chapter 240, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of West Donegal.
Building numbers shall be in plain, block numerical form. Script may be permitted if the building numbers are also installed in plain, block numerical form.
Building numbers shall be a minimum of three inches in height for all residential buildings, six inches in height for all buildings with three or more dwelling units and 10 inches in height for all other buildings.
The color of all building numbers shall be in contrast to the immediate background and shall be designed so as to be clearly visible from the street.
All buildings numbers shall be affixed in a manner so as to be visible from the street. Whenever any building is situated more than 90 feet from the street line, the building numbers shall be placed near the walk, driveway or common entrance to the property on which the building is erected or upon a gate, post, mailbox or fence so as to be easily discernible from the street line. When any building is located within 90 feet of the street line, the building numbers may be conspicuously placed immediately above or at the side of the main door of the building, where practical, in such a manner that the number may be seen plainly from the street. Building numbers shall not be permitted to be placed where they will be hidden at any time by any obstruction, including but not limited to screens, storm doors, grass, shrubbery and/or trees.
All building numbers shall be continuously maintained by the owner and/or occupant of the property to conform with the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 168-2006]
The Township Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, and the officers of the Northwest Regional Police Department having jurisdiction within the Township are hereby authorized and directed to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 10-7-1996 by Ord. No. 109-1996; 5-19-1997 by Ord. No. 114-1997]
If the Board of Supervisors or the officer designated to enforce this chapter by the Board of Supervisors determines that a person has committed or permitted the commission of a violation of this chapter, the Board of Supervisors or such enforcement officer shall inform such person in writing of the violation, shall notify such person to cease the violation of this chapter and shall inform such person that he or she must pay a civil penalty to the Township within the range of the amounts set forth below to settle the violation. The penalty for a first offense shall be not less than $50 and not more than $600; the penalty for a second offense shall be not less than $100 and not more than $600; and the penalty for a third or greater offense shall be not less than $200 and not more than $600. If such person fails or refuses to remit the penalty to the Township within 10 days from the date of the written notice of the violation of this chapter, the Township may commence a civil enforcement proceeding seeking penalties and costs for the violation of this chapter and/or may commence an action in equity. The Township shall seek a judgment for the penalty previously imposed together with additional daily penalties for continuing violations plus all court costs, including the reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Township in the enforcement proceedings. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation, and each section of this chapter which is violated shall constitute a separate violation. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure.