[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ellenville 11-24-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board of the Village of Ellenville hereby finds and determines that it is the duty of the Village of Ellenville to provide for the safety and welfare of all of its residents. The Village Board further finds that the county-wide enhanced emergency response system (E-911) affects said safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Ellenville, and an integral component of the success of E-911 is the prominent and easily read display of the individual property and street address numbers.
Building numbers. The appropriate E-911 property address number comprising the number to be displayed on a building shall be at least four inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building, or upon a mailbox, gate post, fence, or other appropriate place so that the number(s) shall be clearly visible from the street line where the driveway or entranceway to the front of the building is located. The color of said number(s) shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background. Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
Visibility from the street. Where a building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 100 feet from the edge of the street serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, be placed upon a post, mailbox or other structure readily visible from the street and in no event further back than 25 feet from said street.
This chapter shall be promulgated in the manner prescribed by the laws of the State of New York and the Code of the Village of Ellenville.
The Building Inspector of the Village of Ellenville and any police officers within their jurisdiction within the Village of Ellenville shall be charged with the enforcement of this chapter; said police officers are authorized to issue appearance tickets for violation of this chapter.
It shall be a violation for any property owner within the Village of Ellenville subject to regulation under this chapter to fail to adhere to the placement and size of said numbers as enumerated herein.
Any person subject to this chapter who violates any provision of said chapter shall be issued a warning upon notice of the first instance of violation for any specific property, but will be given 30 days in which to correct said violation that has resulted in said warning, and upon a second violation for any specific property shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $250.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to create a cause of action by one person against another person for violation of any provision of this chapter.