[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glen Gardner 8-4-1992 by Ord. No. 92-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require the clear display of building numbers to public streets and to private roads, and for all properties that contain principal buildings within the Borough of Glen Gardner in order to assist the authorities and the general public in identifying any property in case of an emergency as well as for the welfare of the general public in conducting their normal affairs, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-1 et seq.
The Borough of Glen Gardner Zoning Officer is hereby authorized to establish numbers for each structure and lot and to file, in his or her office, maps of the lots of land established within the borough and designating thereon the numbering of such lots for proper identification.
The Zoning Officer is authorized to assign numbers to buildings erected upon vacant lots for proper identification. As standards for such designation and assignment, the Zoning Officer shall give due regard to the need for a logical and uniform sequence of assignment along the street and roads of the borough to obtain better identification and convenience for location.
Every owner of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Borough of Glen Gardner shall apply to the Zoning Officer for an authorized number in accordance with this chapter.
The owner of any property, whether it be residential, commercial, industrial or otherwise, and upon which there is located a principal structure in which persons are or may be present at any time, shall install on the said structure, and also at the frontage of the property on the public or private road, number(s) corresponding to the number(s) assigned by the Zoning Officer.
The following regulations shall apply to all numbers to be installed, in order to provide the greatest degree of identification of the property so as to assist any persons thereon:
The identification number(s) shall be no less than three inches in height, and made of durable and clearly visible material.
The numbers shall be of reflective material or of sufficient visible contrast to the background material to be easily discernible at night with the aid of an emergency vehicle spotlight.
All numbers shall be mounted so that they face the access road on which the building fronts, and shall be maintained by the owner of the property so as to be unobstructed by trees, shrubs, other vegetation or otherwise.
Visibility of numbers on building which is set back. If said dwelling, house, store or principal building has such a setback location that the provisions cannot be complied with, then the owner shall provide a post, rod or other type of fixture of a substantial nature, including a mailbox, on the property, on the same side of the street or road with the number affixed thereon and so located on the premises that the number shall be conspicuous and visible from the street or road upon which the building fronts.
No original certificate of occupancy or continued certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any structure in the Borough of Glen Gardner unless the said property and structure is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer with the cooperation with the State Police Department or such other persons or departments as may be designated by the Borough Council. Every violation of the provisions of this chapter shall subject the violator to a maximum fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or a term of community service not to exceed 90 days.
Each and every day that such a violation continues shall be considered a separate and specific violation of this chapter.