[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 6-14-1956 as Ord. No. 327. Sections 97-2 and 97-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any structure used or intended to be used as a dwelling or place of business or industry but shall not include any public building, any structure built as a place of worship or any accessory building located upon a lot where there is also a main building.
The Township Engineer is hereby required to prepare a numbering plan for the township and to assign numbers, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, to all lots and buildings located therein, such numbers to be assigned in accordance with the system herein prescribed.
Upon all streets extending east and west, the numbering system shall commence at Providence Road with No. 1 and shall increase eastwardly and westwardly from the intersection with Providence Road. The allotment of numbers shall be made as nearly as practicable to accord with the lot area or street frontage provisions of the Nether Providence Township Zoning Ordinance, approved March 7, 1932, its amendments and supplements. On all such streets, the odd numbers shall be on the north side and the even numbers on the south side thereof.
Upon all streets extending north and south, the numbering system shall commence at the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, commencing with No. 1, and shall increase northwardly and southwardly from the intersection of such streets with said railroad. The allotment of numbers shall be made as nearly as practicable to accord with the lot area or street frontage provisions of the Nether Providence Township Zoning Ordinance, approved March 7, 1932, its amendments and supplements. On all such streets, the odd numbers shall be on the west side and the even numbers on the east side thereof.
Upon all streets not running in a generally north-south or east-west direction or in any way not conforming to the general pattern of street arrangement in the township, numbers shall be allotted by the Engineer as nearly as practicable to accord with the lot area or street frontage provisions of the Nether Providence Township Zoning Ordinance, approved March 7, 1932, its amendments and supplements, and with numbers used on neighboring streets running in approximately the same direction.
Numbers shall be assigned to all existing buildings in the township by the Township Engineer as soon as possible after the adoption of this chapter; and the Township Secretary shall thereupon send to the owner of every lot upon which a building is located a written notice of the number assigned to such building, directing that such number be affixed to such building or elsewhere upon the property in the manner prescribed by this chapter, within thirty (30) days of such notice. Every property owner who shall disregard or fail to comply with such notice within the time specified therein shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter.
Numbers assigned to buildings in the township according to the provisions hereof shall be affixed to, painted upon or carved upon such building or upon a permanent standard, base or support between such building and the street upon which it fronts. Each number shall be at least three (3) inches in height, shall be of such color and material and shall be so located as to be visible from the street and shall be constantly maintained in complete and legible form. The property owner shall from time to time reaffix or renew all numbers that shall not continue to conform to the requirements of this section; provided, however, that in the case of a building occupied by other than the owner thereof, the occupant, rather than the owner, shall be responsible for maintaining the number upon such building as hereby required.
Whenever a building permit shall be sought for the erection of any building in the township, the applicant shall, at the time of making such application, apply to the Township Engineer for an assignment of an official number or numbers to the building or buildings covered by such application. The number or numbers so assigned by the Engineer shall be in conformity with the requirements of this chapter for numbering existing buildings, shall be affixed by the owner or builder thereof within thirty (30) days after such assignment and shall thereafter be maintained as herein required.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. II, Violations and Penalties, Section 1-17, Other violations. Each week's continuance of a violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.