[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 12-3-1974 by Ord. No. 1438 as Section 9-5 of the 1974 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 239.
There shall be established and maintained a system of numbering for houses, stores and other buildings within the Township in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Streets, avenues, highways, lanes, roads or any other public thoroughfare upon which it is intended to front houses, stores or other buildings for human occupation or use.
The Township Engineer shall prepare a set of maps upon which shall be designated the proper number for each building erected or hereafter to be erected fronting upon any street of the Township. The maps shall be accessible to the public and from them shall be ascertained the proper number to be assigned to each house, store or other building.
On all streets of the Township which extend to or are continuations of streets of adjoining municipalities and are of like name, the numbering of houses, stores or other buildings shall be a consecutive continuation of the numbering established in the adjoining municipality on the thoroughfare of like name.
This chapter shall apply to all streets of the Township and to the owner or occupant of every house, store or other building whether constructed prior to or subsequent to June 1, 1918.
[Amended 9-4-2012 by Ord. No. 2704-12]
The numbers provided for in this chapter shall be in figures at least four inches in height and shall be placed conspicuously on the front of each house, store or other building.
A lot 50 feet in width shall be and is hereby established as the uniform width for numbering purposes except in those localities where lots of greater or lesser width have been established in the development of the tract or locality, in which case the width of lot established shall be taken as the numbering unit, but in no case shall the width for numbering purposes be in excess of 100 feet.
The numbering system in the Township shall be as follows:
With the exception of the streets south of Springfield Avenue and of those streets treated in § 97-4, all houses, stores or other buildings on the southerly and easterly side of streets of the Township shall be evenly numbered, and the houses, stores or other buildings on the northerly and westerly sides shall bear odd numbers.
South of Springfield Avenue, all houses, stores or other buildings on the northerly and easterly sides of the streets of the Township shall be evenly numbered, and the houses, stores or other buildings on the southerly and westerly sides shall bear odd numbers.
With the exception of the streets south of Springfield Avenue and of those streets treated in § 97-4, on all streets of the Township running northwesterly or southeasterly, the numbering shall start at the end of the highway or thoroughfare nearest Valley Street and shall continue in an easterly or westerly direction from Valley Street or from the end nearest Valley Street.
With the exception of the streets south of Springfield Avenue and of those streets treated in § 97-4, on all streets of the Township running northeasterly or southwesterly or parallel with Valley Street, the numbering shall start from the most northeasterly end of the street and continue in a southwesterly direction.
Where any street of the Township crosses Valley Street, the portion of the same on the northwesterly side of Valley Street shall be numbered from Valley Street, and that portion of the street shall have the word "West" following it.
Should doubts arise as to the proper application of the provisions of this chapter or in cases where properties are of irregular shape or are located on curves or in other respects so located as to make the application of the provisions of this chapter uncertain, such doubts or uncertainties shall be referred to the Township Committee by application in writing, which Committee shall, after consideration, establish a number for the property concerned in the application. The determination of the Committee in such cases shall be reduced to writing by the Clerk and become a part of the records of the Township, and a copy of the Clerk's minutes shall be mailed to the applicant for his information.
Any owner or occupant of any dwelling, house or store or other building who shall fail or refuse to number his building or buildings, store or stores or house or houses in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty of $10 to be recovered in the same manner as are other penalties for violation of Township ordinances.