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2013-05 Uniform Numbering

TOWN OF NEWELL

Ordinance 2013-5

UNIFORM NUMBERING ORDINANCE

 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 132 OF THE CITY OF NEWELL SECTION 9A. UNIFORM NUMBERING.

 BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWELL, SOUTH DAKOTA.

          1.       Designation of Addresses

                 a.       An address for all building and building sites located on public and private streets/roads within the City of Newell shall be assigned                            by the County 911 Office.

                 b.      The County 911 Office shall keep a record of all numbers assigned under this ordinance.

c.       The County 911 Office or Auditors Office shall set up fee and be responsible to send a fee billing notice for such address

         assigned to the owner of the building.

2.       Posting of Designated Addresses

 

a.       The owner or occupant or person in charge of any house or building to which an address has been assigned will be notified by the County 911 Office or the Finance Officer of the address assigned to the same at any time after the adoption of this ordinance.

 

b.      Within sixty (60) days after the receipt of such notification from the County 911 Office or the Finance Officer, the owner or occupant or person in charge of the structure to which an address has been assigned shall affix the address to the structure, if visible from the road, in such a way that the address can be clearly seen from the roadway. 

 

c.       In the event that the owner or occupant or person in charge of any house or building refuses to comply with the terms of this ordinance by failing to affix the address assigned within (60) days after notification, a second notice will be provided to the land owner, occupant or person in charge of the structure.  If compliance does not occur within ten (10) days of second notice, the County 911 Office or Finance Officer shall post the appropriate address on the premises.  The cost of such posting will then be assessed to the land owners and if not paid within thirty (30) days, a lien will be placed on any property owned by said landowner in the City of Newell. 

 

d.      Each principle building shall display the address assigned to the frontage on which the front entrance is located.  In case of principle building is occupied by more than one business or family dwelling unit, each separate dwelling or unit must display a separate address.

 

e.      Numbers indicating the official address for each principle building or each front entrance to such building shall be posted in a manner as to be legible and distinguishable from the street on which the property is located, with letters painted or applied, of contrasting color to the background, not less than three (3”) in height.  If a building or dwelling is situated in such a way that the address cannot be seen from the roadway in front of said structure then a sign or address post must be used in front of the structure or at the entrance of the private driveway and placed in such a way that it can be easily seen from the roadway.  

 

3.       New Structures

 

a.       An address shall be assigned to each proposed lot or tract at the time the owner or developer obtains a building permit from the Finance Officer or approved by the Town Building Inspector/Ordinance Officer.  The final building site and driveway entrance point shall be established and marked accurately.

 

b.      At the time a building permit is issued for any structure, the applicant shall know that an additional fee with be imposed from the County 911 Office or County Auditor’s Office in order to obtain the address required by this Ordinance. 

4.       Penalties

A violation of this ordinance is a petty offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.00.   A second violation of this ordinance is a class two misdemeanor, carrying a maximum penalty of thirty (30) days in jail and a two hundred dollar ($200.00) fine.  Each day that the violation exists shall be a separate and distinct offense.

 

First Reading:  November 14, 2013          Published:  November 27, 2013

Second Reading:  December 9, 2013       Published:  December 18, 2013               

          Jennifer Parrow, Finance Officer                                     

             Mike Wolff, Mayor