[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Mount Vernon 11-13-1957 as Ch. 13 of the General Ordinances, approved 11-15-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Commissioner of Public Works is hereby authorized and empowered to number, renumber and adjust the numbers of all buildings in the City. In numbering and renumbering buildings, he shall leave sufficient numbers on each block so that under any circumstances there would be but one block where a change would be required in case of renumbering at any subsequent time.
The owner, agent, lessee or other person in charge of any building in the City upon a street to which street numbers have been assigned by the Commissioner of Public Works shall cause the proper street number or numbers of such building to be displayed on the fanlight, transom, door, entrance steps or gate or at the nearest practicable point to the entrance of such building in such manner that the street number or numbers may at all times be plainly legible from the sidewalk in front of such building; provided, however, that so far as the purpose or intent of this chapter is concerned, the "front" shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street on which the number or numbers of such building or premises on which such building is situated have been allotted, and that the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises.
If the owner, lessee, agent or other person in charge of any building upon a street to which street numbers of buildings have been assigned by the Commissioner of Public Works shall fail to display the proper street number or numbers of such building as provided in the foregoing section of this chapter within 30 days after such numbers have been assigned by the Commissioner of Public Works, the Commissioner of Public Works shall forthwith serve upon such person or persons a copy of this chapter, and if within 30 days after service the owner, lessee, tenant or other person in charge of such building shall fail or neglect to comply with the provisions thereof, he shall be subject to a penalty of $50, which shall be sued for and collected in the name of the City.