[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Fredon Ord. No. 7-87 (Ch. VIIA of the 1972 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intention of this chapter to apply retroactively and include existing lots and buildings, as well as those created after the effective date of this chapter.
All buildings, including residences and lots of land established within the Township, shall be subject to being numbered for proper identification, especially for reasons of expediency in fire, police and medical emergencies.
Assignment of numbers.
The Township Assessor is hereby authorized to file in his/her office maps of the lots of land established with the Township and designate thereon a system of numbering such lots for proper identification.
The Assessor is further authorized to assign numbers to buildings erected upon such lots for proper identification.
Criteria for numbering. As standards for such designation and assignments, the Assessor shall give due regard to the need for a logical and uniform sequence of assignment along the streets and roads of the Township to obtain better identification and convenience for location. Generally, numbering of a street shall begin at its intersection with a more major street and shall be numbered from "one" on the left and "two" on the right.
Application; assignment of number. The property owner shall apply to the Township Assessor to obtain the number assigned to the owner's building, and upon making such application, the assessor shall issue to the applicant the number assigned to his/her building.
Notification by Assessor. In the absence of an application, the Township Assessor is empowered to notify the property owner of the number assigned to his/her building.
Display of number. Upon receipt of the number assigned, the owner shall affix and display upon the main building the assigned number in numerical or written (English) fashion, constructed of reflective material, and shall maintain such numbers at all times.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2003-04]
Alternate numbers. No number shall be placed upon any building for the purpose of this chapter, unless such number shall be that number which has been assigned under the authority of this chapter, and correspond with the numbers placed upon the maps or records on file with the Assessor.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2003-04]
The size of the number required to be affixed and displayed shall be not less than three inches in height, constructed of reflective material, and shall be numerical or written (English) style. It shall be placed in a conspicuous location upon the street-facing portion of the main building at a location thereon to provide a clear and legible identification of the building.
Where possible, the number shall be placed so as to be illuminated by existing outside lighting.
Alternate location. Where a building is so situated so as to prevent the unaided eye from reading the number affixed thereto from the street, the number shall be displayed on an appropriate marker, post or on the mailbox adjacent to the driveway or walkway leading to the building.
This chapter shall apply to all properties that have been previously assigned a number by the U.S. Postal Service.
[Amended by Ord. No. 99-06]
A person who shall refuse, fail or neglect to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall be liable for penalties in accord with the schedule shown in § 1-3.