Town of Grand Chute, WI
Outagamie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute 9-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-15 (§ 7.27 of the 1997 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 220.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 468.
This chapter is established to ensure clarity and consistency in the assignment and display of address numbers within the Town in order to provide for:
A. 
The effective and efficient delivery of police, fire, and other emergency services;
B. 
The coordination of addresses with Outagamie County and adjacent local jurisdictions; and
C. 
Clear navigation for citizens, visitors, and organizations engaged in the delivery of goods and services.
The Town Address Coordinator, hereafter referred to as "Coordinator," shall be the GIS Technician in the Department of Community Development.
A. 
The Coordinator shall issue address numbers to all principal structures within the Town, following these provisions:
(1) 
Single-family residential structure: each principal structure shall be assigned a separate number.
(2) 
Duplex or similar residential structure: each dwelling unit shall be assigned a separate number.
(3) 
Apartment building or other similar multiunit residential structure: each principal structure shall be assigned a separate number; the parcel owner shall be responsible for numbering the individual unit spaces within each principal structure in a manner approved by the Coordinator.
(4) 
Nonresidential structure: each principal structure shall be assigned a separate number. For structures divided into individual unit spaces available for rent or purchase, each unit with a ground floor entrance shall be assigned a separate number; numbers shall generally increase at a rate of one odd or even number per 20 feet of frontage.
B. 
Address numbers shall be consistent with the Outagamie County grid system. All properties east and north of a roadway shall be even numbers, while properties west and south of a roadway shall be odd numbers.
(1) 
For streets that are not perfectly straight, a general but clear pattern of address numbers shall be visible.
(2) 
A cul-de-sac shall be numbered as other roads, except that an even and an odd number shall abut at a point along the turning circle.
(3) 
Roads that loop or circle shall be numbered in a manner that keeps even numbers on one side and odd numbers on the other to avoid a mid-block change.
C. 
In unique situations where numbering will not conform, in practicality, with the specifications of this chapter, the Coordinator shall coordinate the addressing in a manner that maintains the intent and purpose of this chapter.
A. 
The Coordinator shall have the authority to change an address number of a structure if it is out of sequence, does not run consecutively with adjacent structures, or otherwise conflicts with the Outagamie County grid system.
B. 
The Coordinator shall have the authority to change an address number of a structure adjoining a public right-of-way where a new road is constructed or an existing easement is named and the most appropriate address number is on the newly named road.
C. 
The Coordinator shall notify, in writing, the resident or property owner of a structure that must change its address number.
D. 
After a resident or property owner has changed the address number of a structure, the Coordinator shall inform the appropriate parties of the new address number.
A. 
Each principal building shall display its assigned number along the street frontage on which the address is assigned.
(1) 
When a duplex or similar residential structure is located on a corner lot, each dwelling unit shall display its assigned number along the frontage on which the primary driveway or entrance is located.
(2) 
For nonresidential structures divided into individual unit spaces available for rent or purchase, each unit with a ground floor entrance shall also display its address numbers on at least one rear or accessory service entrance.
B. 
All address numbers shall be designed and posted in a manner so as to be clearly legible from the street to which the address is assigned. All numbers shall be:
(1) 
Arabic numerals no less than four inches in height.
(2) 
Composed of a permanent and conspicuous color that contrasts to the background color of the structure to which they are attached.
C. 
When a structure with an assigned address number is located more than 100 feet from the center line of the road on which it is located, or if the view of the structure is obstructed by trees, shrubs, fences, or other structures, the address number shall be displayed on a freestanding post, mailbox, or other structure on the property as close as possible to the public right-of-way.
A. 
Should any resident or property owner violate the provisions of this chapter, the Coordinator shall notify said resident or property owner in writing, either by certified mail or hand delivery to a competent adult currently residing on the property. The notice shall indicate the nature of the violation and the action necessary to correct it.
B. 
A resident or property owner notified of a violation shall have 90 days from receipt of written notice to correct such violation.
C. 
A resident or property owner notified of a violation may submit an appeal, in writing, of such violation solely to the Town Board.
D. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon due conviction thereof, forfeit an amount as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules for each such offense, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment of such forfeiture and costs shall be imprisoned in the county jail until said forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed 30 days.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
In addition to imposition of a fee for services constituting a special charge against the real estate imposed under this chapter, the Town may pursue injunctive relief against the owner in the Circuit Court for Outagamie County. All legal costs and attorney fees incurred by the Town for enforcement of this chapter, pursuant to any remedy available, shall be payable to the Town by the owner of the premises. Judgment for such obligations may be obtained by the Town in either the Small Claims Court or Circuit Court for Outagamie County.