Each Sunday we will feature a project going on within the city, happenings within a department or someone who works hard to provide services to the community. This Sunday we want to provide a reminder to keep your family safe.It may seem like a little thing, but posting your address on your home or other structure on your property that is visible from the street is important.
In an emergency, minutes matter. The quicker a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical worker can find your home, or your place of business, the quicker they can respond.Properly posting your address is also city code."Street addresses. Street addresses must be posted on all primary structures and be visible from public right-of-way and/or be posted on mailbox or other suitable structures visible from public right-of-way. Street address numbers must be at least five inches in height," according to city code.It is also helpful if the materials used are reflective in nature so that they can be more easily visible at night.So, this fall, when you're getting your property ready for winter, please check out the street address markings on your home or business. If you can't see them from the street, neither can a first responder.
Thanks for your help in keeping everyone safe.