[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Salem 5-27-1993 as L.L. No. 1-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The principal building or buildings on each lot, and shall not be deemed to include any minor building.
The Town Building Inspector is hereby authorized to decide which building or buildings on any particular lot may be numbered.
It shall be the duty of every owner of a building in the Town of North Salem to cause to be displayed either on the building or on a mailbox, lamppost, sign or pole or other suitable stationary device the street number of said building and at all times to maintain such number in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
The figure or figures comprising the number to be displayed on a building or on a mailbox, lamppost or sign or pole hereunder shall be at least three inches in height and no greater than four inches in height and shall be placed on the front of said building or on a mailbox, lamppost, sign or pole or other suitable stationary device hereunder in a prominent and conspicuous place at least three feet and not greater than four feet from ground level and in such manner as to be plainly legible from the center of the street at all times between sunrise and sunset. The color of said figures shall be in sharp contrast to the color of their background; provided, however, that so far as the purpose or intent of this chapter is concerned, the front of a building shall be construed as that side of the building which faces the street on which the number or numbers shall be displayed on such side of such building or premises.
The numbers shall be so placed such that they will not be obstructed by trees, shrubbery, porches or other extensions of the building.
Wherever practicable, said number shall be placed near some light or source of illumination so that it may be readily seen at night.
Where the building upon which the number is to be displayed is more than 15 feet from the edge of the right-of-way (whether improved or not) of the street or road serving the building, the number shall be displayed on a mailbox, lamppost, sign or pole or other suitable stationary device located on the property nearest the driveway and readily visible from the road or street and in no event further back than 15 feet from said road or street right-of-way.
Each separate building or dwelling shall be assigned a separate distinguishing number by the Town Board of the Town of North Salem in conformity with a uniform numbering system encompassing the entire Town. The display of any house number other than the number assigned by the Town is expressly prohibited.
Compliance with this chapter shall be voluntary until such time as the Town Board adopts a resolution authorizing the Town Building Inspector to commence enforcement of §§ 40-7 and 40-8 herefollowing.
Editor's Note: Such a resolution was adopted 8-23-1994 and provided, in part, as follows: "The Town Board hereby adopts January 1, 1995, as the date that the Building Inspector is authorized to commence enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 40."
Noncompliance deemed a violation. Any person, corporation, partnership or other entity owning a building within the Town of North Salem refusing or neglecting for 60 days after notice from the Town Building Inspector to place the proper designated number on said building shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.