[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manheim 12-6-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to require the numbering of all houses or other buildings within the Township to facilitate, promote, and accelerate transportation, communication, and the supply of municipal services, including fire, police, and ambulance services, and to otherwise promote the public safety and general welfare of the residents of West Manheim Township.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all principal buildings, such as, but not limited to, single- and multiple-family dwellings, offices, places of business, public service facilities, churches and other institutions, but shall not include accessory buildings on the same lot that are occupied by the same person as the principal building on such lot.
From and after the effective date of this chapter, the Township shall assign street or road names and numbers to all buildings in the Township.
Every owner and occupant of every building within the Township shall cause this number so assigned to be posted conspicuously on the street side of the building or on the entrance gatepost or the mailbox or beside the driveway, in such a manner that it can be read during the daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision.
Said numbers are to be of a durable light-reflecting material or to be of a color which contrasts with the immediate background, and be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters at least four inches high, with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch, for residential uses and six inches high for nonresidential uses.
Upon notification of noncompliance by the Board of Supervisors and/or its authorized representatives, the notified party shall have 15 days to comply with this chapter. This notification must be in written form.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.