[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Denton 7-10-1999 by Ord. No. 63. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "House Number Display Chapter."
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a system within Denton Township whereby the addresses of all premises will be identified and to provide rules and guidelines to facilitate the enforcement thereof.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE NUMBER
- The official number assigned that premises by Consumers Energy Company and recognized by the Roscommon County 911 Central Dispatch governing board.
- Any lot or parcel of land owned by any person, firm or corporation, public or private, improved with building, whether occupied or unoccupied.
- STREET OR ROAD NAME
- Any official name as recognized by governmental authorities.
No street or road name shall be changed without the approval of the Denton Township Board, Roscommon County Road Commission, Consumers Energy Company and the Roscommon County 911 Central Dispatch governing board.
Every premises shall display the distinctive house number assigned to that premises by Consumers Energy Company and recognized by the Roscommon County 911 governing board. The individual digits shall be no less than four inches in height (three inches if of a reflective material) in either block or script style numbers and shall be in a contrasting color to the background. The house number shall be displayed in one of the following fashions:
If the number is displayed on a house, the number shall be placed upon the front of the house in such a position as to be plainly visible to all traffic coming to the premises from either direction.
If a house is more than 50 feet from the improved portion of the street or road or is not clearly visible from the street or road, the number shall be displayed on a sign adjacent to the street or road, on which the property fronts. Such sign shall be attached to a fence or post at a height that assures that the number will not be obscured by winter snows or snowplowing.
Failure to display a house number within 60 days after the adoption of this chapter, or in the case of new construction, prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, shall be considered a violation of this chapter and shall be subject to penalties hereinafter provided.
Any person, firm, or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, and proceedings shall be instituted pursuant to Chapter 38, Municipal Civil Infractions.
Each and every day during which such violation continues shall be considered as a separate and distinct violation hereof and may be charged and prosecuted as such. The above-specified penalties may be imposed for each violation.