[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mars 3-10-1997 by Ord. No. 390. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owners of all buildings or property within the Borough to which street numbers have been assigned in accordance with the Butler County 911 System shall have the street number prominently displayed at all times in accordance with the following standards. For the purpose of this chapter, a "street number" is an address number established in accordance with the County-wide 911 System, with reference to the adjacent road or street assigned and given to a particular building or property:
Each building to which a street number has been assigned shall have a street number displayed upon the building and the mailbox (if applicable), except that, for buildings which are located a distance greater than 50 feet from the nearest public roadway or upon which signage cannot be attached or would not be readable from the nearest public roadway by reason of natural or man-made obstructions, the owner of said property shall be required to provide posted signage within 20 feet of the public roadway, which post shall have affixed thereon the street number which has been assigned to the building.
If, for any reason, the street number of a particular building is not readily identifiable by posted signage along the roadway, whether due to the proximity of multiple buildings with different street numbers or some other reason, then the street number should be affixed to the building, as well as posted by the road. Similarly, if a single building has multiple street numbers or apartment numbers, such as a professional building or apartment, a building directory should be posted at the main entrance of the building.
It shall be unlawful to cover, conceal, obstruct, destroy, remove, deface or vandalize any street number installed or displayed pursuant to and in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
Upon determining that a building or property owner has not complied with the street number regulations of this chapter, the Mars Borough Council, or its designated representative, may pursue any of the following enforcement remedies:
The Council may provide written notice to the owners, occupants and other persons in possession of buildings or property which has not been numbered in accordance with these regulations of the violation and need to comply.
In the event that persons persist in refusing to comply with these regulations despite notices to do so, Council may issue a written order directing the owners, occupants or others in possession of the building or property in violation of this chapter to comply with the applicable requirements of this chapter. Any person who is aggrieved by any order issued pursuant to this chapter may appeal to the Borough Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the office of the Borough Secretary within 10 days of the day of the subject order or notice.
In the event the property owners or occupants or possessors fail or refuse to take action in accordance with the notice and an order issued pursuant to this chapter, the Borough Council may provide the signage, as necessary, in order to bring the property owner into compliance with the standards promulgated in this chapter. The Borough may recover the cost of material and labor for the purchase and installation of signage from the property owners, occupants or possessors, reasonable administrative fees, interest or other charges allowed by law.
Any person who shall be found to have engaged in the prohibited unlawful conduct as set forth in § 94-2 of this chapter or who shall willfully fail to comply with any order to comply with the street numbering regulations shall be found guilty and shall, upon conviction, be punishable for each offense by a maximum fine of $300, together with court costs, or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days.
Should any of the required provisions become a conflict of placement requiring the need of mediation, the Borough Council will designate the officer in charge as mediator to reach an applicable decision regarding the correct placement of the signage.