[Adopted 2-21-2000 by Ord. No. 724-2000]
The plan and system for numbering of houses and buildings prepared by the Commissioners of the Township of Penn, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereby, is hereby approved and adopted.
Editor's Note: Said plan is on file in the township offices.
On and after the passage and approval of this article, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and occupant of each and every house, building or other structure in the Township of Penn to cause the same to be numbered in accordance with this article and the system and plan hereby adopted and approved.
The number shall be placed in a conspicuous place on or over each front door, on the front transom bar, front transom glass or front show window, over or on either side of the entrance; the same number to be of paint, metal or enamel and at least three inches in height; the color of the numbers to be in contrast to the immediate background; and shall be placed so as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street. In the event that the house, building or structure is not visible from the public street, a number, at least one inch in height, shall be placed either upon a mailbox, newspaper receptacle or pole or post; provided, however, that said number shall be in conformance with the requirements set forth above except as to the height of said number. It shall be unlawful to cover any house number with any sign, drapery or other obstruction tending to conceal such number, and all old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or other structure when a new number has been assigned and when so directed by the Township of Penn.
The Township of Penn is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any house, building or other structure in accordance with this article.
The existing street numbering system or, where a conflict exists, the renumbering of any house, building or structure shall be and is hereby approved by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Penn.
For all new subdivisions or lots created within the Township of Penn upon which a structure, building or house shall be erected, the Township of Penn shall assign a number to said house, structure or building in accordance with the plan adopted and approved herein. Said numbering system shall commence with number 1000 for each new street, court or road and shall be numbered consecutively thereafter with the odd numbers being assigned to one side of the street and the even numbers to be assigned to the opposite side of the street.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction hereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
If any sentence, clause, section or part of this article is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this article. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Township of Penn that this article would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein.
This article shall become effective within 30 days of the date of enactment hereof.