2011-43 Entrance 911 By-Law

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
BY-LAW NUMBER 2011-43
Being a By-Law for numbering lots with authorized entrances and lots with buildings, affixing numbers to these lots, for keeping a record of the numbers of lots and for charging the owner with the expenses incident to the numbering of his/her lot.
WHEREAS Section 116 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25 authorizes municipalities to establish, maintain and operate a centralized communication system for emergency response purposes;
AND WHEREAS Council deems it expedient to number lots with authorized entrances and lots with buildings within the Township of Nipissing;
NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Definitions:
a) CLERK means the Township Clerk as appointed by By-Law of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing.
b) HIGHWAY means a common road or public highway, concession, line, road, street, avenue, crest, court, bridge, designated and intended for, or used for the passage of vehicles.
c) OWNER means any person, firm, partnership or corporation which is either the registered owner in the Registry Office or Land Titles Office or is shown as the assessed owner on the assessment roll for the Township of Nipissing. It is sufficient for the purpose of this by-law to show the owner as either the registered owner or the assessed owner.
Section 2. Numbering of Lots with Authorized Entrances or Lots with Buildings:
a) Each lot with an authorized entrance or lot with a building along any highway within the Township of Nipissing shall be assigned a number.
b) All numbers must be displayed as to be clearly visible from the highway.
c) The signs shall be .064 Aluminum, white on green; numbers on both sides of the sign; reflective; Highway Gothic ā€œCā€ as supplied by the Municipality.
d) The sign shall be bolted to a self-supported one (1) inch square galvanized steel post.
e) The Civic Address signs shall be installed by the Township.
Section 3. Restrictions:
The Civic Address sign shall include only the number as designated and approved by the Township.
Section 4. Responsibilities of Owner:
The Owner assumes all responsibility, including maintenance, for the municipal numbers, and if applicable, signs and posts.
Section 5. Maintenance of Signs:
It shall be the duty of the property owner to maintain the signs in good repair so that the signs are legible. If the signs are not maintained, the municipality will arrange for the fixing or replacing of these signs and all costs shall be borne by the owner and these costs if unpaid after 30 days notice, will be added to the general levy of the property tax bill and collected in like manner as taxes.
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Section 6. Keeping Record
The Clerk shall keep a record of the numbers and it shall be available for public inspection.
Section 7. Charge Property Owner:
The original sign and post will be supplied and erected by the municipality. The cost of the initial sign, post and installation will be added to the cost of the Entrance Permit or Building Permit. Replacement signs and posts will be billed to the property owner as per Section 5 of this by-law and in accordance with the User Fee By-Law.
Section 8. Private Mutual Highways:
a) All mutual private highways shall be named. The residents living on these mutual private highways shall submit the proposed name to the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing for their approval.
b) All costs for fabrication, erection, installation, condition and maintenance of these private mutual highways posts and signs shall be borne by the owner(s) of property(ies) on that particular private mutual highway. These costs if unpaid after 30 days will be added to the general levy of the property tax bill and collected in like manner as taxes.
By-Law Number 911 is hereby repealed.
READ A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD TIME AND PASSED THIS 13TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2011.
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP
OF NIPISSING
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Mayor
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CAO-Clerk