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#920205 --- 11/17/08 05:17 PM Villages contemplate road name change
Sovereign King Offline
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Villages contemplate road name change
News 10 NBC:
http://www.whec.com/article/stories/S665522.shtml?cat=565
Posted at: 11/17/2008 03:40:47 PM
Updated at: 11/17/2008 05:37:30 PM
By: Linzi Sheldon




Edited by Sovereign King (11/17/08 05:37 PM)

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#921724 --- 11/20/08 01:51 AM Re: Villages contemplate road name change [Re: Sovereign King]
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Every municipality should ultimately (and I hate to use this word) MANDATE everyone on that road to change to their fire number, AND they should all adopt ONE road name. Seems like "State Route 54A" is a nice name...

Probably should do it now, rather than later, too... when it comes down to someone needing emergency services, and the ambulance or fire department is either delayed in being dispatched, or cannot find the right address, because the residents and the municipalities cannot agree on changing to logical, orderly house numbering... and the lawsuits start flying because "it'll cost us too much to change a house number", and someone loses their house or a loved one... then you all will wonder why you didn't just be progressive and change them in the first place...

Folks, it's not a matter of "IF" an emergency will happen, and emergency service responders can't appropriately find your house... it's going to be "WHEN"...

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#921990 --- 11/20/08 01:17 PM Re: Villages contemplate road name change [Re: OCFD3211]
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Originally Posted By: OCFD3211
AND they should all adopt ONE road name. Seems like "State Route 54A" is a nice name...
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That would probably make the problem bigger! If you think about we have this problem because west lake rd. is used twice, so you want to State Route 54A? so now those house numbers are *** st rt 54 a, not solving the problem, just renaming it. So now you still have 2 of the same numbers, but now by only using State Route 54A you may have brought the number up to 3 or four using the number (houses on rt 54a using th number already)...

I do agree with the fire number, it should be posted out front LONG WITH the house number.

Out of curiosity do fire numbers go in order? like lets say I'm 5554 is my neighbor 5556 (or 5555)?

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#922058 --- 11/20/08 02:49 PM Re: Villages contemplate road name change [Re: Sovereign King]
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It's a done deal folks.
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#922197 --- 11/20/08 06:55 PM Re: Villages contemplate road name change [Re: 1m4u]
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Go by the fire # period.....my thought.
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#922303 --- 11/20/08 10:12 PM Re: Villages contemplate road name change [Re: mattyboy]
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Originally Posted By: mattyboy
Go by the fire # period.....my thought.

The biggest problem is the "fire numbers" around Branchport!
Around Branchport there are two 1.5 mile sections of Route 54A with the same "fire numbers". (Numbers in the range of 3421 to 3736)

These numbers occur around the firehouse area and around the Camp Good Days area. Both of these are officially on "Rt. 54A".

Because of this, "3680 Rt.54A" could be near the firehouse or near Camp Good Days, a couple of miles apart! The postal service, police, fire and ambulance crews and dispatchers should know of this duplication of numbers, but often do not! It can, and has caused delays in response.

I hear that this problem occurred because a universal "grid system" is used to establish fire numbers and internet map number systems. I guess because Rt.54A twists around, both of these road sections lie within the same grid areas, so get identical numbers! But the numbers can't be changed, that would screw up the whole system. The only solution seems to be to change the official road names.

This and several other problems with the area's road names are spelled out in the following site, along with a proposal for a solution:
http://www.jerusalem-ny.org/minutes/2008_min/Address_Proposal_6_18_08.pdf

The above site is one of those annoying "pdf" sites. But a regular site with the text - but lacking maps can be found here:
http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:wT_...clnk&cd=1&gl=us


Edited by IMHO (11/20/08 10:21 PM)
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