Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 1209, passed 12-21-1998]
The owners of all buildings or property within the Town to which street numbers have been assigned in accordance with the Allegheny County 911 System shall have the street number prominently displayed at all times in accordance with the following standards. For the purpose of this article, a "street number" is an address number established in accordance with the countywide 911 system with reference to the adjacent road or street assigned and given to a particular building or property:
(a) 
Each building or house to which a street number has been assigned shall have a street number displayed in a clearly visible manner on the property, building or house except for buildings or houses which are located a distance greater than 50 feet from the nearest public or properly marked private roadway or upon which signage cannot be attached or would not be readable from the nearest public or properly marked private roadway by reason of natural or manmade obstructions. The owner of said property shall be required to provide posted signage within 20 feet of the public or properly marked private roadway, which post shall have affixed thereon the street number which has been assigned to the building or house. A tree may substitute for a post where appropriate in the same manner as stated above.
(1) 
The signage on the building or house shall be within the proximity of the front door.
(2) 
Numbers of signage within 20 feet of the roadway shall be placed on a post in a vertical position four to five feet in height.
(b) 
If, for any reason, the street number of a particular building is not readily identifiable by posted signage along the public or properly marked private roadway whether due to the proximity of multiple buildings with different street numbers or some other reason, then the street number should be affixed to the building as well as posted by the road. Similarly, if a single building has multiple street numbers or apartment numbers, such as a professional building or apartment, a building directory should be posted at the main entrance of the building. The building itself must have an exterior street number.
(c) 
This article shall take effect on the date of adoption, insofar as notices to property owners relating to this section of the article are concerned, and shall not become effective as to enforcement under Section 1717.99 hereof, until the first day of June, 1999.
[Ord. 1209, passed 12-21-1998]
It shall be unlawful to cover, conceal, obstruct, destroy, remove, deface or vandalize any street number or road/street name sign installed or displayed pursuant to and in accordance with the requirements of this article.
[Ord. 1209, passed 12-21-1998]
Upon determining that a building or property owner has not complied with the street or road name signage regulations of this article, the Town of McCandless, or its designated representative, may pursue any of the following enforcement remedies:
(a) 
Provide written notice to the owners, occupants and other persons in possession of buildings or property which has not been numbered in accordance with these regulations, of the violation and need to comply.
(b) 
In the event that persons persist in refusing to comply with these regulations despite notices to do so, the Town or its representatives may issue a written order directing the owners, occupants or others in possession of the buildings or property in violation of this article to comply with the applicable requirements of this article.
(c) 
In the event the property owners or occupants or possessors fail or refuse to take action in accordance with the notices and an order issued pursuant to this article, the Town or its representatives may provide the signage, as necessary, in order to bring the property owner into compliance with the standards promulgated in this article. The Town may recover the cost of material and labor for the purchase and installation of signage from the property owners, occupants or possessors as well as reasonable administrative fees, interest or other charges allowed by law.
In the event the owners, occupants or possessors of the subject property fail to pay the cost of such installation as determined and approved the Town or its representatives may institute proceedings at law to collect the full costs together with all penalties, interest, fees, and other charges which are authorized by applicable law, or may take action to assess these costs and charges against the premises and the owners thereof and collect same as a municipal lien or may take other action to collect these sums as may be permitted by law.
[Ord. 1209, passed 12-21-1998]
Any person who shall be found to have engaged in the prohibited unlawful conduct as set forth in Sections 1717.02 and 1717.03 or who shall willfully fail to comply with any order to comply with the street numbering regulations, shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of $100 together with court costs.