Residents With Non-compliant Address Markers Should Expect Letter From City
Residents out of compliance with the West U. ordinance regarding the display of their home address may soon receive a warning letter from the city. Those residents will have a “reasonable time” to comply with the ordinance, and if not, further action may be pursued by the city, according to officials.
The address ordinance required each address number to be clearly visible and legible from the street, must face the street to which the address number is assigned, must be permanently affixed to the building and within 24 inches of the front door and at a height of at least 5 feet, Arabic numerals or one letter if applicable, at least four inches tall and of a color in “sharp contrast” with the background.
Councilman Steven Segal told council and staff that he saw some instances where there were two homes in a row out of compliance, and that several homes had vegetation growing over the address markers. Segal cited safety issues concerning the ability of firefighters to identify homes.
City Manager Michael Ross said the city has already compiled a list of out-of-compliance homes.