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Borough of Girard, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Girard 12-10-1962 by Ord. No. 343 (Ch. V, Part 3, of the 1974 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Construction — See Ch. 145.
Housing standards — See Ch. 228.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 366.
The survey, plan and system for the numbering of houses and buildings prepared by the Borough Engineer, copy of which is on file in the Borough office and made a part hereof, is hereby approved and adopted.
From and after July 1, 1963, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, lessee, agent and occupant of each and every house, building or other structure in the Borough of Girard to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with this chapter and the system and plan hereby adopted and approved.
New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch. Where access is by means of a private road and the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 448]
It shall be unlawful to cover any such numbers with any sign, drapery, or other obstruction tending to conceal them or to alter, deface, remove or destroy any number required to be displayed by this chapter. All old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or other structure if and when a new number has been assigned. The Borough Engineer or Secretary of Council or Zoning Officer is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any house, building or other structure in accordance with this chapter and/or to direct the removal of any old numbers therefrom.
The numbering system shall be based on the grid system, with the point of origination at the intersection of the center lines of Main Street and Mechanic Street.
[Amended 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 448[1]]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Borough before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Borough in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Borough are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).