[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Springdale 8-15-2017 by Ord. No. 1254. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter applies to all principal houses and buildings within the Borough of Springdale and each tract, lot or parcel of land.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words shall, for the purposes of this chapter, have the meanings hereinafter indicated:
- An enclosed primary structure having a roof supported by columns, walls, arches, or other devices and adapted to occupancy or use for public, institutional, residential, commercial, manufacturing, or storage purposes.
- An enclosed primary structure having a roof supported by columns, walls, arches, or other devices adapted to occupancy or use as a residence.
- A combination of materials used to form a construction for occupancy, use, or ornamentation, whether installed on, above, or below the surface of a parcel of land.
It shall be the duty of every owner, trustee, lessee, agent, and occupant of every house, building, or other structure in the Borough to have that house, building, or other structure, as the case may be, numbered in accordance with the plan and system for the numbering of houses, buildings, and structures in the Borough.
[Amended 11-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1267]
In order to comply with this chapter, street address numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of four inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion in a conspicuous place on the front porch, mailbox affixed to the house or on or over each front door or the front transom bar, front transom glass or front show window, or on either side of the entrance. The numbers shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of numerals so that the numbers may be read with ease during daylight hours by a person possessing normal vision, while viewing the numbers from the center line of the facing street. The numbers shall be so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the center of the street to any appreciable degree.
Upon discovery of a violation of the terms of this chapter, a notice of violation shall be sent by certified mail to the property or occupant, or shall be posted in a prominent place upon the property by a designate of Springdale Borough, or shall be personally served on the property owner or occupant by a Springdale Borough representative. Such notice shall specify the specific provision of the chapter violated and shall require compliance with the provisions of this chapter within 15 days from the service or posting of the notice of violation.
Failure to comply with the notice of violation will lead to the filing of charges at the local Magisterial Judicial District Judge, and a fine of not less than $300 or more than $1,000 shall be imposed upon conviction, together with any other court costs and filing fees incurred, and including the additional assessment of reasonable attorney's fees incurred. Each day the violation continues to occur shall constitute a separate violation and cause for a separate fine.
If any sentence, clause, section, or part of this chapter is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this chapter. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Council of the Borough of Springdale that this chapter would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein.