Chapter 16-Numbering Buildings

6-16-1 BUILDINGS TO BE NUMBERED
6-16-2 BASE LINE ESTABLISHED
6-16-3 NUMBERING
6-16-4 TYPE OF NUMBERS, SIZE
6-16-5 NUISANCE

6-16-1 BUILDINGS TO BE NUMBERED All buildings now or hereafter erected and fronting any street or avenue shall be numbered. The plan of numbering shall be, as far as practical, that known as the Philadelphia Plan. The owners or lessees shall cause the numbers to be placed and maintained on their property. This ordinance shall apply to mobile homes whether located in a mobile home court or not.

6-16-2 BASE LINE ESTABLISHED Main Street and Platt Street shall constitute the base line from which the numbering of buildings from either side thereof shall commence.

6-16-3 NUMBERING The odd numbers shall be on the south side of all streets running east and west, and on the east side of all streets running north and south. The even numbers shall be on the north side of all streets running east and west and on the west side of all streets running north and south. The numbers of buildings shall alternate from side to side.

Commencing at the base line, streets defined in this Chapter all numbers south of Platt Street shall be known and designated by the prefix “south”, and all numbers north of Platt Street shall be known and designated by the prefix “north”. All numbers east of Main Street shall be known and designated by the prefix “east” and all numbers west of Main Street shall be known and designated by the prefix “west”.

Where the streets intersecting on opposite sides of the street are not the same, the numbers shall run on each side in sequence to a street intersecting on the side being numbered.

Where locations are indicated by number above the ground floor, within the designated area, the additional number of one-half (½) shall be added to the last number.

In all sections or portions of the City not included in the previous Section, the numbers
shall be for each forty feet (40′) of linear frontage.

In case there is doubt as to the proper number of any building or lot under this Chapter,
the Council, by request, shall decide the same.

6-16-4 TYPE OF NUMBERS, SIZE The numbers shall be painted conspicuously on pieces of tin or metal not less than two and one-half inches (2 ½”) high by one and one-half inches (1 ½”) wide and shall be nailed to the first story front of all buildings, or the numbers my be painted on the front of the building, door, post, transom, or other place on the premises where the same will be easily seen.

6-16-5 NUISANCE The failure by an owner or lessee to place or maintain numbers on their property is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

The nuisance shall be abated in the manner provided for the Section 3-2 of this Code.