[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Winneconne as § 6-2-12 of the 2012 compilation of ordinances, as amended through 5-22-2013. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a uniform system of numbering houses and buildings fronting on all streets, avenues and public ways in the Village of Winneconne, and all houses and buildings shall be numbered in accordance with the provisions of this section. The assignment of all street numbers shall also be approved by the County.
One hundred numbers to each block.
The numbering for each street shall begin at the base line. The numbers within the first block shall be from one to 99 and the numbers in each surrounding block shall increase from the base line in units of 100, namely, the first block shall be one to 99, the second block shall be 100 to 199, the third block shall be 200 to 299, etc. There shall be assigned 100 numbers to each block, square or space that would be one block or square; if streets each way were so extended as to intersect each other, and one number shall be assigned to each 22 feet of frontage. In blocks or equivalent space longer than 1,100 feet which is not intersected by a street, if extended, the total length divided by 50 shall be used to determine the frontage feet assigned to each number.
Lots in newly created subdivisions shall be numbered according to the County system where practical.
Blocks of different lengths. Where blocks of different lengths occur on opposite sides of a street, the numbers on both sides shall be assigned on the basis of the shorter blocks, unless the Village Clerk-Treasurer otherwise determines.
Existing neighborhoods. Older, existing neighborhoods may employ a different numbering system than prescribed by this section; such system shall remain in use in those areas.
Except as prescribed in § 252-2C for older, existing neighborhoods, all lots and houses on the north and west side of all streets shall be numbered with odd numbers each commencing with the 100 assigned to that block, and shall increase from the base line one number for each 22 feet of frontage or fraction thereof, except as provided in this section. Where any building has more than one door serving separate occupants, a separate number shall be assigned to each door serving a separate occupant, providing the building is 22 feet or more in width. If the building is not 22 feet or more in width and the entrances are not that far apart, the next consecutive number shall be marked fractionally. Buildings fronting on two or more streets shall have a number assigned only to the main entrance, unless other entrances serve different occupants.
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.
Survey. The Village Board shall cause the necessary survey to be made and there shall be assigned to each house and building located on any street, avenue, alley or highway in said Village its respective number under the uniform system provided for in this chapter. When the said 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.
Expense. Such number or numbers shall be placed within 20 days after the assigning of the proper number. The cost of the number or numbers or replacement of the number or numbers shall be paid for by the owner.
Specifications. The numbers used shall not be less than 2 1/2 inches in height. The numbers shall be conspicuously placed immediately above, on or at the side of the proper door of each building so that the number can be seen plainly from the street. Whenever any building is situated more than 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 gatepost, fence, tree, post or other appropriate place so as to be easily discernible from the sidewalk.
Where only one number can be assigned to any house or building, the owner, occupant or agent of such house or building who shall desire distinctive numbers for the upper and lower portion of any such house or building, or for any part of such house or building, fronting on any street, such owner, occupant or agent shall use the suffix "A," "B," "C," etc., as may be required.
For the purpose of facilitating a correct numbering, a street number map of all streets, avenues and public highways within the Village showing the proper numbers of all lots or houses fronting upon all streets, avenues or highways shall be kept on file in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer. This map shall be open to inspection of all persons during the office hours of the Clerk-Treasurer.
It shall be the duty of the Village Zoning Administrator to inform any party applying therefor 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 Clerk-Treasurer shall determine the number of such lot or building.
Whenever any house, building or structure shall be erected or located in the Village of Winneconne 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 secure the correct number or numbers as designated from the Clerk-Treasurer for the said property and to immediately fasten the said number or numbers so assigned upon said building as provided by this section. No building permit shall be issued for any house, building or structure until the owner has procured from the Inspector the official number of the premises.
If the owner or occupant of any building required to be numbered by this section shall neglect for the period of 20 days to duly attach and maintain the proper number on such building, the Clerk-Treasurer 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 10 days after the service of such notice, he/she shall be deemed to have violated this section.