Borough of Red Hill, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Part 1, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING
Includes all principal structures, such as, but not limited to, single-family and multiple-family dwellings, places of business, public service facilities, churches and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot as a principal structure.
B. 
Usage. The word "shall" is construed as mandatory.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
All existing buildings in the Borough which have heretofore not been numbered shall have numbers assigned to them in the manner provided by law. The Borough Secretary shall thereafter send to the owner of every lot upon which a building is located a notice of the number assigned to such building, directing that such number be affixed to such building or elsewhere upon the property, in the manner prescribed by this Part 1, within 30 days of such notice. Every property owner who shall disregard or fail to comply with such notice, within the time limit stated therein, shall be guilty of a violation of this Part 1.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
A. 
Numbers, as assigned to each building in the Borough according to the provisions of this Part 1, shall be affixed to or painted upon or carved upon such building or upon a permanent standard, base or support in a conspicuous place as near to the front entrance as is possible and practicable and shall be clearly visible from the street, day or night. Each number shall be not less than three inches in height and shall be comprised of paint, metal, enamel, durable plastics or other similar materials which will withstand exterior conditions. The color of the numbers shall be in contrast to their immediate background so as to be visible from the street and shall be continuously maintained in complete and legible form. The bottom of such street numbers shall be 48 inches from grade unless otherwise approved by the Fire Marshal. The property owner shall reaffix or renew all numbers that shall not continue to conform to the requirements of this section.
B. 
For buildings that are not clearly visible from a public street, street address numbers shall also be posted at the intersection of the driveway and the public street so as to be clearly visible from the public street. Such street address numbers shall be placed upon a post or other structure which displays the street address number in such a manner that the bottom of the sign is 48 inches from grade.
C. 
Where a private road or driveway contains two or more turnoffs to a building, street address numbers shall also be posted at the turnoffs in such a manner as to clearly indicate the direction in which the building is located.
D. 
For nonresidential buildings, the occupants of which are clearly and prominently identified by business-type signs located on the exterior of the building or near such building and visible from the public streets, the affixing of street address numbers shall be optional. For multi-tenant nonresidential buildings, each separately occupied portion of such building must be clearly identifiable by such business-type signs for the posting of street address numbers to be optional.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
In all cases of new construction, a number shall be assigned in the manner provided by law prior to or simultaneously with the issuance of the building permit, and such number shall be displayed no later than the time the building is ready for use and occupancy.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
In case any property owner shall fail or refuse to comply with the notice described in § 4-102 above within the period of time stated therein, the Borough may, but shall have no obligation to, enter upon the property and affix or paint the number assigned to the building(s) located on such property in the manner provided herein, and all costs and expenses thereof shall be charged to and paid by such owner.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
All costs and expenses incurred by the Borough in the affixing of such numbers shall be a lien upon the property; and whenever a bill therefor remains unpaid for a period of 60 days after it has been rendered, the Borough Solicitor shall file a municipal claim or an action of assumpsit for such costs and expenses, together with an attorney's fee of 5%, in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims.
[Ord. 2011-484, 12/14/2011]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this Part 1 shall, upon summary conviction thereof before a court of competent jurisdiction, be sentenced for each offense to pay a fine of not more than $150, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided the continuance of a violation of this Part 1 for every thirty-day period shall constitute a separate offense.