[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of Borough of Wenonah 9-12-1924. Amended 12-14-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11. Amended in entirety 11-21-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to require the clear display of authorized and assigned building numbers in the Borough of Wenonah in order to assist the general public and emergency service, public and private, in identifying any property in case of emergency or otherwise.
All residential, commercial or industrial buildings existing or to be placed or erected within the Borough of Wenonah shall display identification numbers as provided herein and in accordance with the specifications provided herein. All buildings/dwellings while under construction shall also display a 9-1-1 address. A posted 9-1-1 numeric address must be visible on a post/sign on the property as per the specifications of this chapter.
Building numbers shall be assigned by the Wenonah Borough Clerk in conjunction with and approval of the Gloucester County 9-1-1 Coordinator or by the 9-1-1 Coordinator directly. Every owner, occupant or lessee of a building constructed or to be constructed in the Borough of Wenonah shall apply to the Gloucester County 9-1-1 Coordinator for a building address number if no number has been previously assigned in accordance with this chapter.
The owner, occupant or lessee of each and every building which now fronts or which may hereinafter front upon any public or private street that has been assigned a building number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, within 90 days after the final passage of this chapter, and at their own expense, cause the number assigned to such building to be permanently and conspicuously placed in accordance with the specifications set forth in this chapter. The owner of any building that has not been assigned a number prior to the effective date of this chapter shall, within 30 days after notice of such assigned number, comply with the requirements of this section.
[Amended 3-22-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
New and existing buildings shall have building address numbers. Building address numbers shall be placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street fronting the property. These numbers shall contract with their background. Building address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers and letters shall be a minimum of four inches high, with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches.
Apartments and townhouse buildings shall provide such building and apartment numbers as are provided for in the Multiple Dwelling Laws (New Jersey State Housing Code, Chapter 162). The Gloucester County 9-1-1 addressing guideline shall be utilized for this section.
Any building erected, repaired, altered or modified after the effective date of this chapter shall have the certificate of occupancy withheld until it is determined if it will be assigned a building number, and if a building number is assigned, same will be affixed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Any person or persons convicted of a violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Each day the violation occurs shall be deemed a separate violation. For purposes of this chapter, the Wenonah Borough Police Department and/or the Wenonah Borough Code Enforcement Officers shall be the enforcing officer(s).