Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 3-12-84C]
For the purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
RESIDENCE — Single-family houses, duplexes, townhouses, garden apartments and any other buildings used in part or exclusively for dwelling purposes.
RESIDENCE SIGN — A sign no more than 75 feet from and facing the cartway of the street upon which the residence has been assigned a street number. A residence sign shall not be considered a sign under the terms of Ordinance 12-29-66A, Zoning, provided however, no residence sign shall have a surface area exceeding two square feet, except as provided in Section 40.5 below.
It shall be the duty of the owner or person in control of any residence to display a residence sign mounted on the residence at or near the main entrance thereto. In the alternative, proper identification may be installed on both sides of a free standing mailbox, provided however, the location of the mailbox meets the location requirements for a residence sign. When the residence to be identified is located more than 75 feet from the improved portion of the street, a residence sign shall be installed on an elevated sign with a height of 1-1/2 feet above the ground and located in such a manner as to be conspicuous.
It shall be the duty of any builder, developer, contractor, owner or person in control of any residence now existing or hereafter erected within said Municipality, to display and maintain a residence sign in accordance with the requirements of this Ordinance before such residence may be occupied or continue to be occupied.
Proper identification shall be arabic numerals not less than four inches in height and shall be clearly distinguishable from the background upon which they are installed.
A residence containing more than one unit with multiple main entrances shall erect residence signs meeting design standards set forth in regulations issued by the Municipal Manager, provided however the surface area of such a residence sign shall not exceed 1-1/2 square feet for each street address thereon and one square foot for each unit number thereon and in no event shall the total surface area of any residence sign exceed 10 square feet.
Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who violates the provisions of this Ordinance by the failure, omission or refusal to comply with same shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $100 plus costs, and each day that the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall not be effective until six months after the effective date of this Ordinance.
The Municipal Manager shall publish notice of this residence sign requirement in two newspapers of general circulation once each month for the first three months after the Ordinance's effective date.
Any ordinance or part of ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.