Town of Windsor, CT
Hartford County
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[Code 1961, § 3.13.01]
The Town Assessor may at officer's discretion assign to each building, or any part of a building, or to each lot or any part of a lot fronting upon any street within the Town, a number by which it shall be known, and may alter such numbers and re-number such building, parts of buildings and parts of lots, fronting upon any and all streets within the Town. It shall be the duty of the Assessor, whenever hereafter a new street or highway is accepted, to assign to the land abutting on such street or highway, numbers at such measured intervals or distance as in the opinion of the Assessor, the public interests shall require.
[Code 1961, § 3.13.02; Ord. No. 87-2, §§ 1 — 3, 9-21-1987]
Notification. Whenever the designated officer shall have assigned numbers to, or shall have renumbered any property fronting on any street as aforesaid, such officer shall forthwith send to the owner of each building fronting upon said street a written statement and notice informing such owner of such numbering or renumbering, and directing the owner to affix to such premises figures indicating the numbers thereto assigned; and it shall become the duty of the owner to affix said number within 30 days after the sending of such notice.
Size and location of building numbers. In affixing building numbers, the property owner shall conform [comply] with the following specifications:
Building numbers shall be plain block numerals. Script or written numbers shall not count toward satisfaction of this section.
All numerals shall be at least three inches in height.
Numerals shall be of a color contrasting with the color of the background provided by the material to which they are affixed. Owners are encouraged, but not required, to use numbers made of reflective material and to illuminate building numbers so as to be easily visible at night.
If a building is less than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, building numbers shall be located on the front of the building which they identify or on a sign, post, mailbox or other device located between the building and street such that numbers shall be visible and readable from both left and right approach.
If a building is set back more than 100 feet from the center line of the street on which it fronts, or if the numerals cannot be read from such center line because of obstruction, the aforesaid numerals shall be affixed to a post, sign, mailbox or other device which shall be located within 10 feet of the driveway or walkway entrance to the premises and which shall otherwise conform to the specification herein.
In general, when affixed, all building numerals shall be positioned not less than four feet nor more than 12 feet from the surface of the ground directly below them. Exception to this provision of this section may be granted by the building official in cases where he determines visibility is adequate.
On a corner lot, the building number shall face the street named in the address.
Failure to comply. In the event the owner fails to affix the number referred to above by June 1, 1988, the owner shall be subject to a fine of $1 for each day of neglect or refusal.
[Code 1961, § 19.01.01; Ord. No. 78-1, § 1, 7-17-1978; Ord. No. 79-10, § 1, 9-17-1979; Ord. No. 99-3, § 1, 5-3-1999]
The owner of any premises adjoining and fronting upon any public sidewalk, including by definition bikeways and bikepaths, within the area of the Town, shall cause to be removed therefrom all snow, sleet and ice to a minimum width of four feet, or to a minimum of six feet when so determined by the Town Manager, which shall have accumulated thereon within a period of 12 hours after the same shall have accumulated or been deposited or within 12 hours after sunrise if the same shall have accumulated during the night; and whenever any such public sidewalk, or any part thereof, shall be coated with ice which cannot satisfactorily be removed, said owner, tenant or occupant of the premises adjoining and fronting thereon shall as an alternative to said removal of such ice, cause such public sidewalks to be made safe and convenient for pedestrians by covering the ice with sand or other suitable substance.
All snow and ice accumulating in the street higher than a point four inches below the bottom of the lowest outlet on any fire hydrant, and within a radius of three feet from the center of such hydrant, shall be removed by the owner of the premises adjoining said hydrant, within a period of 12 hours after the same shall have accumulated or been deposited or within 12 hours after sunrise if the same shall have accumulated during the night. Said owner shall also clear a path having a minimum width of three feet between any fire hydrant and the edge of the traveled portion of the abutting street, highway, private road or drive.
[Code 1961, § 19.01.02]
No person shall throw or put, or cause to be thrown or put, any snow or ice from any private property into any street in the Town.
[Code 1961, § 19.01.02]
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or permit to remain upon any public sidewalk in the Town any article or material which constitutes an obstruction or hazard to the ordinary use of such public sidewalk, unless such obstruction or hazard is clearly and visibly marked or otherwise indicated by suitable means, except for a Town employee in the performance of such employee's duty.
[Code 1961, § 19.01.05]
In the event of the failure of the owner or agent of abutting premises to comply with the requirements of this chapter and in addition to the penalty provided in Section 1-8, any expense incurred by the Town in removing snow, ice, or obstructions of any nature from such public sidewalk or street or in keeping the same safe and convenient for public travel shall constitute a claim against the owner and agent of the land adjacent to such public sidewalk or street and shall be a lien in favor of the Town upon such land in accordance with Section 5-7 of the charter.