[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Johnson City 6-23-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Johnson City has implemented an emergency telephone system whereby an individual can dial a 911 telephone number in the event of an emergency. A village-wide uniform numbering system of all buildings will assist emergency personnel in responding efficiently and quickly to an emergency. It is, therefore, in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the village to enact this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each lot and shall not include any accessory building.
The Building inspector shall be authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot shall be numbered.
The Building Inspector shall designate separate numbers for buildings which have no designated street number, and he shall also have the authority to redesignate numbers for buildings when deemed necessary.
Any property owner aggrieved by the determination of the Building Inspector may seek review of that determination by the Broome County Director of Emergency Services upon a written submission to the Director setting forth the reasons for seeking such review. The Director shall be authorized to confirm or modify or change the determination of the Building Inspector in the exercise of his reasonable discretion, and such determination shall be final and binding.
It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the Village of Johnson City to cause to be displayed thereon the street number of said building on a post, mailbox or other structure at or within 30 feet of the curbline where the driveway or entranceway to the building is located. At all times, the owner of a building shall maintain such number in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
The figure or figures comprising the number are to be at least three inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building or on a post or other structure in a prominent and conspicuous place and in such manner as to be plainly legible and visible from the center of the street when facing the building at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of said figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background. So far as the purpose or intent of this chapter is concerned, the front of a building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street, and the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises.
The numbers shall be so placed that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extension of the building.
Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
Where the front of the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 75 feet from the edge of the right-of-way (whether improved or not) of the street or road serving the building, the number shall, in addition to the other requirements of this chapter, be displayed on a post, mailbox or other structure visible from the road or street and in no event farther back than 30 feet from said road or street right-of-way.
In the event that more than one house has access from a single driveway, a street number of the house must be displayed at each location at which the driveway access diverges from the common access.
The display of any house number other than the number authorized or assigned by the Building Inspector is expressly prohibited.
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the Village of Johnson City refusing or neglecting for 30 days after notice from the Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on said building shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Service of notice. The notice provided for in § 117-8A may be given by personal service or by mailing a copy thereof to the last known address of the owner as shown on the last assessment roll on file in the Assessor's office.
Numbering of building by village. In the event of the neglect or refusal of any owner, after notice to cause said building to be properly numbered, the Building Inspector of the Village of Johnson City may cause said building to be properly numbered.
Report; assessment of costs. The Building Inspector shall report the cost of numbering said building to the Village Clerk, and said cost shall be assessed as a lien against the property of the owner and collected in the same manner as other village taxes.