[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant 9-8-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to require the clear display of house and building numbers from public streets for all properties that contain principal buildings within the town in order to assist the general public or the authorities in identifying any property in case of an emergency, as well as for the welfare of the general public in conducting its normal affairs.
This chapter shall apply to all properties within the Town of Mount Pleasant, exclusive of areas wholly within any incorporated villages, that contain a principal building thereon, whether or not said building is occupied. Such premises shall bear and display at least one identifying house or building number, which shall be assigned by the Building Inspector. Buildings facing two or more public roadways shall be required to display auxiliary numbers, if necessary, to pass the visibility test (as hereinafter set forth) when viewed from those points in the center line of the public roadway opposite those points where regularly used pedestrian or vehicular passageways enter the public roadway.
In order to comply with this chapter, house and building numbers shall be Arabic in design, shall have a minimum height of three inches and shall be mounted in a secure fashion to the building's front wall or to a porch or other fixed appurtenance in front of the building in the general vicinity of the main entryway or main path of travel which leads to the main entrance from a public street, otherwise separately and securely mounted upon the face of a wall or upon a post or mailbox in the front yard of the premises.
Auxiliary numbers shall be mounted at a height between four feet and 10 feet above the adjacent grade or exterior landing directly beneath but never higher than 15 feet above the adjoining grade. They shall be sufficiently legible as to contrasting background, arrangement, spacing, size and uniformity of integers so that the numbers may be read with ease during the daylight hours by a person possessing at least 20/40 vision as he views the numbers from the center line of the facing street and at an elevation of five feet above the finished surface thereof.
The numbers shall be so placed that trees, shrubs or other obstructions do not block the line of the numbers from the center of the street to any appreciable degree.
Existing numbers used on premises as of August 1, 1992, which essentially comply with numbers officially assigned by the Building Inspector shall be considered as bearing the correct number or numbers for the purposes of this chapter.
Existing installations as of August 1, 1992, which essentially meet the requirements of this chapter, including numbers presently on or attached to a mailbox, shall be deemed to be in compliance without further alteration, provided that any alteration or replacement of said installations shall be in conformance with this chapter.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be given written notice of such violation by the Building Inspector and shall be directed to comply with the provisions hereof within 15 days after the mailing or personal delivery of such notice. After the giving of one such notice, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for each offense.
The final authority for determining and assigning the number or numbers to be used upon a particular property shall be the Building Inspector of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
This chapter shall be effective immediately.