[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury 2-5-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board has determined that requiring the prominent display of the street address originally assigned by the Warren County Sheriff's Department and subsequently assigned by Town of Queensbury Director of Building and Code Enforcement for the 911 emergency telephone system will promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Town and of its inhabitants, by facilitating rapid response to emergency calls. This chapter is adopted in accordance with Town Law § 130, Subdivision 15, and Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OFFICIAL STREET ADDRESS
- The street address assigned to a building and/or separate units within a building either originally by the Warren County Sheriff's Department or subsequently by the Town of Queensbury Director of Building and Code Enforcement for purposes of quickly and accurately identifying the location of an emergency reported via the 911 emergency telephone system.
The owner of every building in the Town of Queensbury which has been assigned an official street address shall prominently display the address on the building and/or at the entrance to the building grounds in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Warren County Sheriff's Department. In the case of an apartment building or other building containing multiple separate units, the number, letter or number/letter combination identifying each unit shall also be prominently displayed at the door of that unit or as otherwise recommended by either the Warren County Sheriff's Department or the Town of Queensbury Director of Building and Code Enforcement.
Violations. Failure to comply with this chapter shall be deemed an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $50 and $10 for each succeeding day that the official street address is not displayed.
Appearance tickets/information. The Town Enforcement Officer, or such other person designated by the Town Board or authorized by law, upon receipt of a complaint or upon such person's own initiative, may commence proceedings in Queensbury Town Court by issuing an appearance ticket to an officer and/or filing an information with the Queensbury Town Court pursuant to New York law.
Civil actions and penalties. In addition to any other remedies provided by this chapter, the Town may commence a civil action to compel compliance with this chapter. The Town may seek a civil penalty of up to $50 and $10 for each succeeding day that the official street address is not displayed.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon its filing in the office of the Secretary of State as provided in § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. The official street address must be displayed in accordance with this chapter within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter.