Borough of Adamstown, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Adamstown 7-11-1938 by Ord. No. 55 (Ch. 4, Part 1, of the 1990 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 202.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 265.

§ 97-1 Numbering required.

All houses and buildings within the limits of the Borough of Adamstown shall be numbered as hereinafter required.

§ 97-2 Location and type of numbers.

[Amended 10-2-1990 by Ord. No. 244]
On and after the passage of this chapter it shall be the duty of each and every owner, trustee, lessee, agent and occupant of each and every house, building or other structure in the Borough of Adamstown to cause the same to be numbered in a conspicuous place in the front of the premises, in numerals not less than three inches in height, and the color of said numbers shall be in contrast to the immediate background and shall be so placed as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street.

§ 97-3 Assigning of numbers.

The Borough Secretary is hereby directed to assign to each house and building within the limits of the Borough of Adamstown a number. On streets running eastwardly and westwardly, the numbers shall begin at the intersection of Broad Street with said streets. Eastwardly from said intersections, the house and building numbers shall begin with number one and continue in consecutive numbers eastwardly for each and every 20 feet of ground. Westwardly from said intersections, the house and building numbers shall begin with number one and continue in consecutive numbers westwardly for each and every 20 feet of ground. Even numbers shall be assigned to the houses and buildings on the north side of said streets, and odd numbers shall be assigned to the buildings and houses on the south side of said streets. On streets running northwardly and southwardly, the numbers shall begin at the intersection of Main Street with said streets. Northwardly from said intersections, the house and building numbers shall begin with number one and continue in consecutive numbers northwardly for each and every 20 feet of ground. Southwardly from said intersections, the house and building numbers shall begin with number one and continue in consecutive numbers southwardly for each and every 20 feet of ground. Even numbers shall be assigned to the houses and buildings on the west side of said streets, and odd numbers shall be assigned to the houses and buildings on the east side of said streets.

§ 97-4 Concealment and removal.

It shall be unlawful to conceal any house or building number, and all old numbers shall be removed from any house, building or other structure when a new number has been assigned and when so directed by the Secretary of Council.

§ 97-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-2-1990 by Ord. No. 244]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall number or attempt to number any house or building contrary to this chapter, or who shall fail and neglect to number a house or building in accordance herewith, or who shall fail to change the number thereof as herein specified, or any person who shall conceal, deface or remove any number required to be placed by this chapter, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a minimum fine of not less than $20 nor more than $600.