[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Morris 5-16-2001 by Ord. No. 7-01 (Ch. 83 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 439.
Pursuant to the statutory authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:67-1, the owner or occupant of each house and/or building located within the Township of Morris shall cause to be displayed within 30 days after the receipt of written notification from the Township Assessor the number assigned to such house or other principal building in accordance with § 199-3 of this chapter.
The owner or occupant of such house or principal structure shall, at the expense of such owner or occupant, cause the number assigned to be displayed in such manner and to be clearly visible from the street upon which the house or building fronts. The owner or occupant of all houses and principal structures shall cause the number on the house or building to be placed on or near the front door, in a location that will be illuminated in the event an outside light is turned on. In the case of all structures having mailboxes located in the front yard of the house or principal building, the number shall be placed on the mailbox in three-inch or larger block-style numerals visible from both directions. For those structures not having a mailbox located on the property, a sign not larger than two square feet with three-inch or larger block-style numerals shall be installed in the front yard of the house and within 10 feet of the front property line so as to be visible from both directions.
The Township Engineer shall prepare, maintain and keep on file for public inspection a house number map for the Township upon which shall be entered the numbers assigned by the Township Assessor to each and every house and other principal building fronting on any street or road within the Township of Morris. The Engineer shall, from time to time, add to the house number map the numbers which the Township Assessor shall assign to newly constructed houses and principal buildings.
In the event that there is a failure to comply with the terms and provisions of this chapter, the Township of Morris may, at its option, install or cause to be installed the appropriate house or building numbers, and the cost thereof shall be at the expense of the owner.
In the event an owner or occupant should refuse or fail to comply with the terms of this chapter in a timely manner, the Township Assessor shall cause a certified letter to be sent to the owner advising that, if the property is not brought into compliance within 30 days, the owner shall, commencing on the 31st day, be punishable as provided in § 1-3, General penalty, of this Code. Each day for which the property is not in compliance shall constitute a separate violation.
The adoption of this chapter and the assignment of house or other principal building numbers shall not be construed or interpreted as an intention or action by the Township of Morris to accept any street or road in the Township as a municipal public street or road, nor shall the same be construed as the acceptance of responsibility for the maintenance of any street or road which is not presently a municipal public street.