Borough of Burgettstown, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Burgettstown 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-4 (Ch. XXI, Part 3, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency services — See Ch. 43.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 216.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 438.
Each structure to which a street number has been assigned by the United States Postal Service or Post Office shall have the number that is assigned displayed in a position which is easily observed and readable from the public right-of-way. All numbers shall conform to the requirements of the Uniform Construction Code, using Arabic numerals or alphabet letters at least four inches high, with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch, and of a color which contrasts with the immediate background. If said structure to which a street number has been assigned is so situate that its distance from the public right-of-way is such that said numbers would not be visible from the same, then and in that event said numbers shall, in fact, be so placed on said structure, and the same shall also be placed or displayed on the mailbox or postal facility that services said property, if there is one in existence or later comes into existence. Therein, said numbers shall be in Arabic figures at least two inches high and 1/2 inch wide. If there is no mailbox or postal facility that serves said property or if the same is such that it is on the existing structure wherein visibility of the same is less than is appropriate under the circumstances, then and in that event said numbers shall, in fact, be so placed on such other structure or facility as the owner or occupant elects so that the same is visible from the street, and therein, said number shall be in Arabic figures at least two inches high and 1/2 inch wide.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It shall be the responsibility of the titled owner and occupant or occupants of said structure to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
The titled owner or occupant or occupants of said structure shall be required to maintain said designation in a legible condition on a continuing basis.
Any person, firm, entity or corporation who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. If the penalty is not paid, the Borough shall initiate a civil action for collection in accordance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this chapter in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).