Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 10-14-1974 as Ch. 67 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 225.
It shall be the duty of the Borough Engineer to notify all owners of lots having buildings erected thereon of the number given to the lot upon which such building is erected and to require him or her to have the proper number, not less than 21/2 inches in height, attached to the building on said lot, and all persons hereafter erecting buildings shall procure from said Engineer the number thereof and have the said number attached to said building. In case of any neglect to place said number upon the buildings now erected for a period of 30 days after notice, or in case of neglect to procure the number when any building shall hereafter be erected, the Street Commissioner shall thereupon procure the number and attach the same to said building or buildings and collect the cost of the same from the owners thereof.
It shall be the duty of the Borough Engineer to prepare or procure the preparation of a systematic plan of the Borough showing the divisions and numbers on the various streets between the various squares thereof, upon which shall be plainly marked the numbers of properties upon which houses already have been erected and upon which they shall hereafter be erected, and said plan shall be placed in some conspicuous place where all persons may have access to the same in the matter of procuring numbers to their said houses.
The numbers shall be placed in a conspicuous place on the front of the building. The color of the numbers shall be in contrast to the immediate background and shall be so placed as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street.
It shall be unlawful to cover any number with any sign, drapery or other obstruction tending to conceal such number. All old numbers shall be removed from any building or other structure when a new number has been assigned.
The property owner shall reaffix or renew all numbers that shall not continue to conform to the requirements of this section, provided that in the case of buildings occupied by other than the owner thereof, the occupant, rather than the owner, shall be responsible for maintaining numbers upon such buildings as hereby required.
Any person who shall be convicted of violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter before any District Justice shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $50, together with costs of prosecution.