(Amended by Ord. No. 144,527, Eff. 4/19/73.)
(a) Every person exercising or having ownership, possession, custody, control, or charge of any building, structure or parking lot shall have and maintain the established street address number thereon upon or near each entrance from a street of the City, and from any other public access way, in the manner and location designated by the City Engineer. “Access way,” shall include, but not be limited to, any alley, waterway, stairway, driveway or walkway. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,786, Eff. 1/9/87.)
(b) Installation, change, substitution or removal of any existing or subsequently-designated street address number shall be completed within five (5) days after receipt by the owner, occupant, lessee, tenant, subtenant, fiduciary, or custodian of such building, structure or parking lot, or any person or agent in charge thereof, of a written notice containing appropriate instructions therefor, from the City Engineer.
(c) The minimum dimensions of any street address number designated by the City Engineer on or after June 1, 1973, shall be as follows:
i. The height in inches of any number or figure therein shall be the sum of one-tenth (1/10) of the distance in feet of the number from the boundary of the property (upon which the building, structure or parking lot is situated) abutting the street, plus two (2), providing that every number shall not be less than four inches in height.
ii. The overall width of any figure in or comprising the number shall be one-half (1/2) of its height.
iii. The width of any portion of a figure in or comprising the number shall be one-tenth (1/10) of its height.
(d) Design (including shape and style) as well as location of the street address numbers shall be such that they are legible and easily readable. The City Engineer may prescribe a street address number larger in size than the dimensions stated at Subparagraph (c) hereinabove when he determines that due to lighting conditions, building locations, shadows, background, or other reasons, street address numbers of minimum dimensions will not be easily readable from the street or approach to the entrance. A street address number of unusual design or placement may not be employed without prior written approval of the City Engineer.
(e) The City Engineer shall adopt such reasonable rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the street address numbers provisions of this article.