[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City Engineer is hereby authorized and directed to proceed with a numbering or renumbering of all houses and buildings used for residence or business purposes in the City or building lots shown on all subdivision plans approved and filed as required by law, with all reasonable dispatch, according to the numbering system herein provided.
When the City Engineer has assigned numbers hereunder to the houses, buildings and lots on any block or street, he shall give written notice to the owner or occupant of each house, building or lot stating that, pursuant to this chapter, a given number has been assigned to the house, building or lot and stating the date on which the new number will become effective. The effective date when the new numbers take effect shall be not less than 30 days from the date of mailing or serving written notice of the assignment of the number.
The City Engineer shall keep a record of all numbers assigned, such record also showing the former number, if any, and he shall promptly deliver certified copies of the portions of such record covering blocks or streets to the City Clerk and to the Postmaster at Schenectady as the numbers are assigned to houses, buildings or lots on blocks or streets as herein provided.
State Street from the Western Gateway Bridge to the easterly City limits shall be the State Street baseline. The Mohawk River from the easterly City limits to Washington Avenue, thence through the River Road to the City line shall be the westerly baseline. Numbers from the State Street baseline shall be on an ascending scale beginning with the number one north, or northeast, and the south or southwest from State Street baseline. Numbers shall be assigned in blocks of 50 or 100 to blocks or portions of blocks between intersecting streets, blocks of numbers so assigned as far as possible being similar on corresponding blocks or portions of blocks on parallel or substantially parallel streets through the City, the numbers in every block or portion of block being those which would apply if the street were projected to a baseline.
Odd numbers shall be assigned on the west, northwest, north or northeast side of the street; even numbers on the east, southeast, south or southwest side of the street.
To secure uniformity in numbering, blocks of numbers shall be so assigned that the numbers in certain City blocks shall be as follows: Blocks northwest of the line made by VanVranken Avenue, Maxon Road, Foster Avenue, Devine Street, Park Place, Lafayette Street extended to Broadway and Edison Avenue and Broadway to the City line shall be numbered in the 400's, and blocks southeast of said line shall be numbered in the 500's; blocks northwest of the line made by Lenox Road projected northerly to the City line and southerly through University Place, Irving Street, Mynderse Street, Hulett Street, Francis Avenue projected to Crane Street at Main Avenue, thence to Fifth Avenue extended, Osterlitz Avenue to Guilderland Avenue and out Guilderland Avenue to the City line shall be numbered in the 900's and blocks southeast of said line shall be numbered in the 1000's; blocks northwest of the line made by Brandywine Avenue extended northeast from State Street through Phoenix Avenue and Van Corlaer Avenue, and Brandywine Avenue southwest from State Street through Michigan Avenue, Lake View Avenue and Merwin Avenue shall be numbered in the 1400's, and blocks southeast of said line shall be numbered in the 1500's; blocks northwest of said line made by Keyes Avenue from the City line projected southerly through Pinewood Avenue, thence through Fehr Avenue and Elbert Street projected southwesterly to the City line shall be numbered in the 1900's, and blocks southeast of said line shall be numbered in the 2000's; blocks northwest of the line made by Eastholm Road from the City line to State Street thence through Chester Street projected southwesterly to the City line shall be numbered in the 2900's, and blocks southeast of said line shall be numbered in the 3000's.
Blocks south or southwest of Union Street shall be numbered in the 900's, and blocks north or northeast of said street shall be numbered in the 1000's; blocks south or southwest of Nott Street shall be numbered in the 1400's, and blocks north or northeast of said street shall be numbered in the 1500's; blocks south or southwest of the line made by Hillside Avenue projected through Stevenson Street to the River shall be numbered in the 2400's, and blocks north or northeast of said line shall be numbered in the 2500's; blocks north or northeast of the line made by Chrisler Avenue from the City line to Crane Street thence across Broadway through Weaver Street, Edison Avenue to the Western baseline shall be numbered in the 900's, and blocks south and southwest of said line shall be numbered in the 1000's; blocks north and northeast of the line made by Helderberg Avenue projected through Fifth Street to the westerly baseline shall be numbered in the 1900's and blocks south or southwest of said line shall be numbered in the 2000's.
After a house or building has been numbered or renumbered as provided in this chapter, the number shall not be changed except by ordinance of the Council, except that the City Engineer shall have the power to correct or reassign any number when a number has been improperly placed or assigned.
All houses and buildings in the City to which numbers are assigned under the provisions of this chapter shall have affixed on the front thereof in a conspicuous place the number so assigned, the figures being not less than 2 1/2 inches in height and of proportionate width to make them readily legible from the street.
Property owners in the City are hereby required, within 30 days from the date set for the taking effect of new numbers as shown by the notification of the City Engineer to the property owners, to secure proper numbers and have them properly displayed in accordance with § 140-6; and in the event of failure on the part of property owners to secure and display such numbers in the period of time herein provided, the City Engineer is empowered and directed to procure such numbers and to have them displayed on said buildings and to submit an accurate bill of the cost of procuring and displaying such numbers to the owner of said properties, with his order that they shall forthwith reimburse the City Treasury for such cost.