CORPORATION OF THE
BY-LAW NO. 14-96
Being a by-law to provide for the numbering of properties for
911 Emergency Service implementation.
WHEREAS the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M45, Section 208 (b) (iv) provides that Councils may pass by-laws for the establishment and operation of a communication system for the provision of emergency response services.
AND WHEREAS the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M45, Section 210 (112) provides that Councils may pass by-laws for numbering the buildings and lots along any highway or any other property in the municipality, and for charging the owner or occupant with the expense incident to the numbering of the lot, and for collecting such expense in the same manner as taxes;
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the
Corporation of the
1: That a municipal addressing system be established to provide for an accurate,
universally agreed upon system of property identification that will assist emergency
and delivery service.
2: That property identification numbers shall be assigned by the Corporation for every
improved piece of property within the municipality, and that a record of such shall be
maintained by the Corporation for public inspection.
3: The Clerk be and is hereby authorized and directed to notify each owner and/or
occupant of every road access property upon which a building is situated, that there
shall be affixed to the property, in the manner hereinafter prescribed, a number civic
address sign corresponding to the number so assigned by the corporation.
4: Upon date of notification, the owner has 30 days to pick up and install the sign. After
this time, the municipality reserves the right to invoice the owner for material and
installation costs for the house sign.
5: An application for a building permit on vacant land shall include a request for the
property identification number and payment for a numbered civic address sign and
post and the provisions of this by-law shall apply to the installation of said sign and
post which must be installed within 15 days of receipt.
6: No person shall install or cause to be installed a civic address sign except in
accordance with the following specifications;
1: the civic address sign shall be supplied by the municipality;
2: sign must be installed on a post;
3: the civic address sign shall be erected at the entrance to the property perpendicular
to the road and erected in such a manner that both sides of the sign are clearly
visible from the road;
4: the civic address sign shall be at least 5 feet above the ground level;
5: the post shall be not less than 6 feet and not more than 8 feet from the shoulder of
the road with the sign affixed to the road side of the post;
6: properties assigned a civic address on Highway 11 shall comply with the
specifications in Section 5 except that the sign shall be erected on the property line
identified by the owner of the property.
7: No owner of property or any person shall remove a civic address sign.
8: It shall be the responsibility of the owner(s) of the property to keep and maintain in
good condition their civic address sign.
9: Replacement of damaged or stolen civic address signs shall be in accordance with
Section 5 of the by-law and shall be installed within 15 days of the damage or loss of
after receiving notice from the municipality to repair or replace.
10: That any person who fails to comply with any of the provisions of this by-law is
guilty of an offense and on conviction is liable to a fine as set out under the Provincial
Offenses Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P. 33 of not more than $5,000.00 for each
11: If any provision of the By-Law is for any reason held to be invalid, it is hereby
declared to be the intention that all the remaining provisions shall remain in full force
and effect until repealed, notwithstanding that one or more provisions shall have been
declared to be invalid.
12: That where a form or words or expressions are prescribed in this by-law, deviations
therefrom not effecting the substance or calculated to mislead, do not vitiate them.
READ A FIRST, SECOND & THIRD TIME & FINALLY ENACTED & PASSED THIS 26th day of AUGUST 1996.