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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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All construction in the City shall comply with the requirements of Sections 319.200 through 319.207, RSMo., and any amendments thereto, relating to earthquakes and seismic construction requirements.
[Ord. No. 392 §§1 — 11, 11-22-1994]
A. 
There is hereby established a uniform system of numbering houses and buildings fronting on all streets, avenues and public ways in the City of Gerald, Missouri, and all houses and buildings shall be numbered in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
B. 
Main Street shall constitute the base line for numbering along all streets running east and west and Flottmann Road shall constitute the base line for numbering all streets running north and south.
All buildings and lots on diagonal streets shall be numbered the same as north and south streets if the diagonal runs more from the north to the south and the same on east and west streets if the diagonal runs more from the east to the west.
C. 
The numbering for each street shall begin at the base line. The numbers within the first block shall be from one (1) to ninety-nine (99) and numbers in each succeeding block shall increase from the base line in units of one hundred (100).
Numbers shall be assigned according to lot usage presently determined and shall allow for future development by assigning numbers to available undeveloped locations.
D. 
All lots and houses on the north and west side of all streets shall be numbered with odd numbers and on east and south sides shall be numbered with even numbers, each commencing with the hundred assigned to that block. Where any building has more than one (1) door serving separate occupants, a separate number shall be assigned to each door except when the building is an apartment complex where all residents will use building number and the apartment number. Buildings fronting on two (2) or more streets shall have a number assigned only to the main entrance, unless other entrances serve different occupants.
E. 
All streets not extending through to the base line shall be assigned the same relative numbers as if the said street had extended to the said base line.
F. 
The Board of Aldermen shall cause the necessary survey to be made and there shall be assigned to each house and building located on any street in said City of Gerald, its respective number under the uniform system provided for in this Section. When the survey shall have been completed and each house and building has been assigned its respective number or numbers, the owner, occupant or agent shall place or cause to be placed upon each house or building controlled by him/her the number or numbers assigned under the uniform system provided for in this Section.
Such number or numbers shall be placed within twenty (20) days after the assigning of the proper number. Replacement of numbers shall be procured and paid for by the owner.
The numbers shall be placed conspicuously above, or at the side of the proper door of each building so that the number can plainly be seen from the street. Whenever any building is situated more than fifty (50) feet from the street line, the number of such building shall be conspicuously displayed at the street line, near the walk, driveway or common entrance to such building and upon the gate post, fence, tree, post or other appropriate place so as to easily be discernable from the street. Numbers must be a minimum of three (3) inches in height and numerical characters only, no script.
G. 
Where only one (1) number can be assigned to any house or building, the owner, occupant or agent of such building or house who shall desire distinctive numbers for the upper and lower portions of any house or building fronting on any street, such owner, occupant or agent shall use the suffix "A", "B", or "C", etc. as may be required.
H. 
It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to inform any party applying therefore, of the number or numbers belonging or embraced within the limits of said lot or property as provided in this Section. In case of doubt as to the proper number to be assigned to any lot or building, the City Clerk shall determine the number of such lot or building.
I. 
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in the City of Gerald, after the entire work of establishing a uniform system of house numbering has been completed, in order to preserve the continuity and uniformity of numbers of the houses, buildings and structures, it shall be the duty of the owner to procure the correct number or numbers as designated from the City Clerk for the said property and to immediately fasten the said number or numbers so assigned upon said building as provided by this Section.
J. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police of the City of Gerald, Missouri, to report violation of any provision of this Section.
K. 
If the owner or occupant of any building required to be numbered by this Section shall neglect for the period of twenty (20) days to duly attach and maintain the proper number on such building, the Chief of Police shall serve upon him/her a notice requiring such owner or occupant to properly number the same, and if he/she neglects to do so for ten (10) days after the service of such notice, he/she shall be deemed to have violated this Section. Upon conviction thereof he/she shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than ten dollars ($10.00) plus reasonable court costs. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.