As I go down the streets in Oliver I am trying to understand the lack of progress in the change over from the old house numbering to the new and it scares me.
Some houses have their new numbers up and the old one taken down. Way to go
Folks! Like me, you are ahead of the curve and want to be the first to get things done.
Some others have displayed in a prominent spot (usually a front window) the new paper version of the number, along with their old number still up on the wall. Then of course there are many houses without any number at all, which is really scary.
I feel sorry for the fire department and other emergency services who have to try and sort it out, especially when the dispatchers have been centralized and probably don’t have local knowledge of the streets either old or new. From a third party perspective it must look pretty much like the proverbial Chinese fire drill. The consequences of all this being that in an emergency lives could be lost. Pretty serious if you ask me.
The question I have is simply this: what enforcement measures are in place to see that this rather huge undertaking is getting done in a timely manner. Are the seniors and other incapable of physically changing their numbers being looked after? Is there a protocol for this? What about all the rental units? What about the absentee owners? The more I think about it the more it looks like it’s a pretty haphazard situation.
Maybe years from now I will look back and say I was just being paranoid, but in the meantime I truly hope someone is facilitating the process.