Borough of Abbottstown, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Abbottstown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-19-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-02]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Abbottstown Borough House Numbering Ordinance."
The house number or address of the residence or dwelling shall be displayed on the house and mailbox. These numbers shall be of contrasting color to the mailbox and house and shall be no less than three inches in height. On mailboxes, the number shall be displayed on both sides, and on houses, the number shall be affixed to the house so as to be visible from the roadway. Where a home is located more than 300 feet from a roadway, the house need not be marked, however, if more than one home is located on a common drive, all houses must be marked so as to be visible from the lane or common drive.
Upon written notification of noncompliance by a member of the Borough Council and/or their authorized representatives, the notified party shall have 15 days to comply with this article.
Upon issuance of a building permit, the Borough Building Permit Officer shall inform the person to whom the permit is issued of the requirements of this article.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this article following notification shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
[Adopted at time of Adoption of Code (See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.)]
It shall be unlawful for any property owner or the tenant of any building in the Borough of Abbottstown to attach or to display on any building in the Borough of Abbottstown any number purporting to be a house number, building number or street number that does not comply with the provisions of this article. Numbers must comply with this article.
For the purpose of allocating numbers, King Street shall be a division street for streets extending northwardly and southwardly; and Queen Street shall be a division street for streets extending eastwardly and westwardly. Streets not intersecting a division street, if connected to and a logical continuation of a street intersecting with a division street, shall be numbered in the same manner as the street of which they are a continuation. For example, Borough Road shall be numbered as though it were a continuation of North Queen Street. Streets not intersecting with a division street and not a continuation of another street so intersecting shall be numbered as though they were an extension of the nearest street intersecting with a division street. For example, Sutton Road shall be numbered as though it were an extension or continuation of St. James Street below Fleet Street.
A. 
All buildings on streets extending northwardly and southwardly shall be numbered beginning with number one within the first 12 1/2 feet on the right-hand side of each street from the property line of its division streets, with odd numbers on each 12 1/2 feet on the right-hand side of each of said streets, extending from said division streets, and even numbers for each 12 1/2 feet on the left-hand side thereof; in numbers from one to 99 in the first block, 101 to 199 in the second block and with numbers in succeeding one hundreds in each block to the Borough limits.
B. 
All streets parallel to the streets extending northwardly and southwardly and at angles therewith not exceeding angles of 45° shall be numbered within the 100 limitations provided for on streets extending northwardly and southwardly.
A. 
All buildings on streets extending eastwardly and westwardly shall be numbered beginning with number one within the first 12 1/2 feet on the right-hand side of each street from the property lines of its division street with odd numbers for each 12 1/2 feet on the right-hand side of each of said streets, extending from said division streets, and even numbers for each 12 1/2 feet on the left-hand side thereof; in numbers from 1 to 99 in the first block, 101 to 199 in the second block and with numbers in succeeding one hundreds in each block to the Borough limits.
B. 
All streets parallel to the streets extending eastwardly and westwardly at angles therewith less than 45° shall be numbered within the 100 limitations for each block provided for on streets extending eastwardly and westwardly.
Buildings on Center Square shall be given numbers from one to 100 for each 12 1/2 feet starting at the east building line of South Queen Street and extending clockwise around said Center Square.
In the event of more than one entrance to a building or buildings within the space or distance of 12 1/2 feet, fractional numbers are to be used.
It shall be the duty of the Borough Council and through the proper officers and employees acting under the supervision of the Borough Council, on request, to allocate numbers for any and all buildings within the Borough.
All questions and disputes relating to the allocation of numbers to buildings shall be determined by the Borough Council; provided, however that any person not satisfied with or aggrieved by any such determination may appeal to a court having jurisdiction of like matters.
Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article shall upon conviction therefor before the Magisterial District Judge be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day's violation thereof shall be deemed to be a separate offense.