[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton 6-18-1990 as Ord. No. 1990-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all houses, dwellings, stores, business places and other buildings which front on any street in the township or which exist on any tax lot in the township.
The Municipal Engineer shall plot on the Tax Map of the township all of the properties which now or hereafter front on or have ingress and egress from any street and shall designate and assign a number therefor.
The owner in possession of any building for which an official number is designated shall be required at his or her own expense to place the official number in a conspicuous place so that it is clearly visible from the public street or road upon which the building fronts or from which ingress and egress may be gained. The number shall be placed in such a location as to make it clearly evident which driveway provides ingress and egress to the building so numbered. Numbers placed on mailboxes for mail delivery purposes shall not satisfy the requirements of this chapter unless the location of said mailbox is immediately adjacent to and on the same side as the driveway providing ingress and egress.
The number may be placed on the building, provided that it can be seen and read from the public road; otherwise, it must be placed near the intersection of the driveway with the public road. In the case of a commercial unit within a shopping center, the number must be readily visible from the main traffic circulation aisle of the center. The color of the numeral shall be in sharp contrast to the color of its background, and it shall be of bright or reflective material so as to be readily visible at night when a light is cast upon it.
Upon any subdivision of land in the township resulting in lots other than those already delineated on the Tax Map, the Municipal Engineer shall assign a number to each lot resulting in the subdivision which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the numbers already assigned other lots fronting on or having access to the same street, and the Engineer shall record the new numbers on the Tax Map within 10 days of the filing of the approval given for such subdivision of land.
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provisions of this chapter, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just.
Separate violations. Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Application. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation, except in those instances where state law mandates a minimum penalty to be imposed.
Minimum penalty. There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not exceeding $100.