[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder 5-17-1990 by Ord. No. 81. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors hereby adopts the following provisions with respect to house numbering and identification of streets and roads in public or private developments in the Township of Kidder.
The purpose of these regulations is to require a clear display of authorized and assigned house or building numbers on every building fronting on any street, public or private, in the Township of Kidder, together with identification of all streets and roads in public or private developments in order to assist the general public and emergency services, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.
All residential, commercial, industrial or other structures erected or to be erected within the Township of Kidder shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with specifications provided herein. All roads, streets, lanes or other thoroughfares in public or private developments shall display identification names for each said street, roadway, lane or other thoroughfare as required by this chapter.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every structure which now fronts or which may hereafter front upon any public or private street within the Township of Kidder who has been assigned a house number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, at his own expense and within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, cause the authorized and assigned number of such structure to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth herein. Any owner who is not assigned a number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, within 60 days after notice of assignment of such number, comply with the requirements of this section. The owner, developer, property owner association or other entity having ownership and/or control or responsibility for maintenance of all streets, roads or other thoroughfares within public or private developments shall, within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, cause to be placed identifying street signs at each intersection within the said development to insure that each and every said street, lane, road or thoroughfare shall be properly marked and identified with signs of a type approved, in advance, by the Township of Kidder for identification signs on public roads within the Township of Kidder.
House or building numbers shall be:
In Arabic numerals.
A minimum height of three inches for residential properties and a minimum height of six inches for commercial and industrial properties.
Mounted in a secure fashion to the front wall or porch of the building so as to be clearly visible from the street.
Sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing and uniformity so as to be clearly visible from the street.
At least 30 inches above ground level and so placed that trees, shrubs and other obstructions do not block the line of sight of the numbers from the street upon which the building fronts.
If numbers affixed to the front of the building would not be visible from the street, regulations may be satisfied if the owner, occupant or lessee shall provide the Arabic numbers, as required by these regulations, upon a post, rod or other type of fixture of substantial nature or a mailbox at or near the frontage with the same number affixed thereon and so located upon the same so that the number may be conspicuous and visible from the street upon which the building fronts. All such numbers must be on the same side of the street as the building is situate. When the provisions of this section have been complied with, the owner, occupant or lessee of the house or building shall not be otherwise obligated to affix Arabic numbers to said house or building and shall be permitted at his option to utilize cursive numbers or no numbers at all upon the house or building.
A garden apartment at townhouse condominium complexes shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in these regulations.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the township before a District Justice, pay a fine of not more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the District Justice. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.