3.10 ASSIGNMENT OF BUILDING NUMBERS

(a) Assignment of Numbers. All structures used for residence, business, industry or public assembly shall have assigned to them a building number. Said numbers shall be obtained from Walworth County by the Town of Linn.

(b) Installation of Building Number Signs. All building number signs shall be installed by the Town of Linn Highway Department. Signs shall be green and white, 18 in. X 6 in. “Flag” style using .080 aluminum 3M reflective sheeting incorporating “Dura-Sign” technology, with the 911 number and the Town of Linn name. Posts shall be green powder coated 6 ½ ft. 1.12lb/ft. steel channel posts. Any deviations from the requirements set forth herein must be approved by the Town of Linn Highway Superintendent. In the event a different sign or post is approved, the cost of the post/sign shall be borne by the property owner. Any sign installed by a property owner must be installed a minimum of four (4) feet from the ground.

(c) Location of Signs/Posts. Primary Location: Posts shall be installed approximately fifteen (15) feet from the edge of the right side of the driveway (facing home from road), and on the back edge of the road right-of-way. Secondary Location: Same measurements as primary location but left side of driveway. Alternate Location: This shall be determined by the Town of Linn Highway Superintendent, if necessary, due to foliage, lot line boundaries or other obstructions that would compromise the effectiveness of the sign if installed in either the Primary or Secondary Location, but does not include affixing the number sign to any building or other permanent structure.

(d) Maintenance of Signs. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the uniform numbers located on their properties in good and visible condition at all times. No property owner may change the placement location of numbers/posts after installation without the express written consent of the Highway Superintendent. Maintenance shall include keeping the uniform numbers clear of organic growth, debris and other impediments to a direct line of sight from the roadway.

(e) Penalty. A violation of this ordinance shall be punished by a forefeiture of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense. Each separate day the violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense. If the forefeiture(s) is/are not paid by November 1 of each year, the charge(s) shall be added to the property owner’s tax bill as a special assessment.