[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester 11-12-1996 (Sec. 4-2 of the 1996 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 129.
Authority to regulate buildings — See § 1-3(31).
Authority of Town to make rules relating to the maintenance of safe and sanitary housing — See C.G.S. § 7-148(c)(7)(A)(i).
The purpose of this chapter shall be to promote public safety and convenience by providing a rational street numbering system whereby addresses may be identified with the ease and speed which is essential to the quick response of emergency services, including police, fire fighting and emergency medical care.
Under the supervision of the Public Works Director or his designee, the Town, without notice, may assign to each building, or part of a building other than an accessory building, a street identification number by which such building shall be known, and may change such number of such buildings or part of such building. Whenever a new street or highway is laid out, the Town shall assign to the land abutting such street or highway numbers at such measured intervals or distances as the public interest shall require.
The owners of buildings existing on the effective date of this chapter shall affix numerals indicating the street identification number which has been assigned to such building. Any owner who refuses or neglects to comply with this section shall be notified by the Town, in writing, of the provisions of this chapter and shall comply with such provisions within 30 days of the mailing of such notice.
The owners of buildings completed after the effective date of this chapter shall affix numerals indicating the street identification numbers assigned to such building prior to the occupancy of such buildings.
The numerals used to indicate the street identification number of buildings shall be located on the exterior front of the building which they identify or on a post, sign, mailbox or other device located between the building and the street. Such numerals shall be at least three inches in height and shall be of a color contrasting to the color of the background material to which they are affixed. When affixed, they shall be positioned not less than four feet nor more than 12 feet from the surface of the ground directly below them. The location and size of such numerals shall be sufficient to assure their legibility when the building which they occupy is used for one or more points along the center line of the street on which it fronts between projections of the size of such building intersecting perpendicularly with said center line.
If such building is set back more than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, or if the numerals cannot be made legible from the center line because of construction, the numerals shall be affixed to a post, sign, mailbox or other device which shall be located within 10 feet of the driveway entrance to the premises and which shall otherwise conform to the specifications herein.
For buildings containing more than three dwelling units which have entrances from interior passageways, numerals shall be affixed within five feet of every door by which the building may be entered. Otherwise the specifications and locations for such numerals shall be as for other buildings.
Whoever violates any provisions of the foregoing sections, or refuses or neglects to comply with the same, shall be deemed guilty of an infraction and shall be fined $10 for each offense, and each and every ten-day period of refusal or neglect to comply with the provisions of said section shall be deemed a separate offense. The penalty shall not, however, exceed the sum of $100 for any one building.