[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mount Olive 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 36-84 amended in its entirety 12-9-2003 by Ord. No. 48-2003 (Ch. 89 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Each place of residence, each home and each place of business shall display a house number. The house number shall be a minimum of three inches in height and shall be displayed in such fashion so that it is visible from the street. In those instances where the structure is so far removed from the street that it is impractical or impossible for the number to be clearly seen from the street if placed on the structure, the house number shall be placed on a mailbox in such a manner as to be clearly visible from the street.
In the case of apartments, numbers shall be placed on each building. The numbers shall be eight inches in height and shall be illuminated after dusk and be clearly visible from the roadways within any apartment complex. Each entryway door shall display the numbers, three inches in height, of the apartment within the entryway. Each apartment door shall display numbers three inches in height.
The posting of the house numbers, as required by § 124-1, shall be the responsibility of the owner, or in the case of a residence or business not occupied by the owner, the responsibility shall be that of the person in possession of the premises. In the case of an apartment complex, the responsibility shall be that of the owner.
The house number to be posted shall be issued by the Department of Administration upon request.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL BUILDING
- Any building used by a business or for a business purpose, or portion thereof used primarily for commercial or industrial activity, which is either open to the public, not open to the public or occupied by employees, including, but not limited to, warehouses, factories, storage facilities, aircraft hangars, garages, wholesale distribution facilities and offices or other similar spaces within such buildings. For purposes of applying these rules, "commercial building" shall not include those buildings that are occupied 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- KNOX BOX
- An approved key vault system, which has a given level of security to protect keys and paper work, in which the key locking and unlocking is controlled by the Fire Marshal.
All commercial buildings are required to install Knox Box(es). Certificates of occupancy for new buildings will not be issued until Knox Boxes are installed.
The Knox Box will be unobstructed and visible not less than four feet from the front door and or main entrance of the commercial building. The bottom of the Knox Box will not be less than four feet from the ground, and the top of the box will not be more than six feet from the ground.
The Knox Box will be made of metal and other sturdy materials to protect the keys inside and shall be fastened to the building to ensure the security of the keys and Knox Box.
The furnishing of keys, combination-lock numbers, card key pass(es), and any other type of security key in the Knox Box shall be the responsibility of the owner of the commercial building, or in the case of a residence or business not occupied by the owner, the responsibility shall be that of the person in possession of the premises.
The owner of each facility or his designee shall be responsible for updating the Knox Box and shall ensure that the keys, combination-lock numbers, card key pass(es), or any other type of security, key or entrance device contained within the Knox Box is current and will provide access to the entire facility.
The owner of the facility or his designee shall make regular inspections of the Knox Box to ensure that the keys, combination-lock numbers, card key pass(es), or any other type of security key or entrance device contained within the Knox Box are current and will provide access to the entire facility. The Fire Marshal shall provide a checklist to the owner of the facility to be used for inspection of the Knox Box. The owner of the facility or his designee shall keep the checklist in the Knox Box for official inspection by Mount Olive fire officials.
The owner of the facility shall ensure that the Knox Box is properly installed and not obstructed.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000 per day that the violation continues, or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.