[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. 5-1998 (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1989 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The survey, plan and system for the numbering of houses and buildings as adopted by this Board in Ordinance No. 16-1989, on August 14, 1989, is hereby amended by the recommendations of the 911 implementation team. A copy of said recommendations attached hereto and made a part hereof is hereby approved and adopted.
Editor's Note: A copy of the recommendations of the 911 implementation team is on file in the Township office.
On and after the passage and approval of this chapter, it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, agent and occupant of each and every building, including, but not limited to, residential, commercial and industrial buildings, to be numbered in accordance with this chapter and the system and plan as hereby adopted and approved.
Location of numbers: entranceways. The designated street address number shall be placed in a conspicuous place on or over each front door, on the front transom bar, or over or on either side of the entrance to each residence and/or building. The number must be easily readable from the street and shall not be obstructed by any item that tends to conceal the number from sight.
Location of numbers: mailboxes. The designated street address numbers shall be placed on mailboxes; however, numbers shall not be placed solely on a mailbox if said mailbox is not directly in front of the building. If the mailbox is not directly in front of the residence or building, then a person placing numbers on the mailbox shall place them on both the mailbox and the entranceway of the building. Numbers shall be placed on both sides of the mailbox and shall be visible from either direction of the street.
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 12-2006]
Minimum size requirements for residential uses. The size of numbers used to number residential buildings shall be no smaller than three inches. These numbers may be larger in order to allow them to be clearly read from the street.
Minimum size requirements for all other uses. The size of numbers used to number all other buildings shall be no smaller than six inches. These numbers may be larger in order to allow them to be clearly read from the street.
Style of numbering. All numbers shall contrast with the background upon which they are placed; light-colored numbers shall be placed on a dark background or dark-colored numbers shall be placed on a light background.
Renumbering. The Township Engineer and/or the Township's Police Department is hereby authorized to require the numbering and renumbering of any house, building or other structure in accordance with this chapter.
Enforcement. The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Township of Robinson, the Police Department of the Township of Robinson, the Manager of the Township of Robinson, or any other individual or entity appointed by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Robinson for enforcement purposes.
[Added 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 12-2006]
Interstate Route 79 shall be the dividing line between east and west, and U.S. Route 60 shall be the dividing line between north and south. The initial point in numbering houses on the streets extending north and south shall be at U.S. Route 60, and the initial point in numbering houses on streets running east and west shall be at Interstate 79. North of U.S. Route 60, the numbers shall commence at one and extend northward consecutively, and south of U.S. Route 60, the numbers shall commence at 101 and shall extend southward consecutively. West of Interstate 79, the numbers shall commence at one and shall extend westward consecutively, and east of Interstate 79, the numbers shall commence at 101 and shall extend eastward consecutively, in accordance with the attached plan. All even numbers shall be on the south and west sides of the street, and all odd numbers shall be on the north and east sides of the street. The houses on short or intermediate streets shall be numbered uniformly with the main streets paralleling the short or intermediate streets, whether or not the short or intermediate street begins at the initial point, provided that nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the Township Engineer or the Township's Police Department, in conjunction with the recommendations of the 911 implementation team, from renumbering selected streets and buildings as is necessary to facilitate the needs of the 911 emergency system.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed the sum of $600 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served, in accordance with the terms and provisions hereof, shall be deemed a separate offense.