Sullivan City Passes Addressing Ordinance

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:57am

SULLIVAN CITY - if you drive through the city lately and had a difficult time finding a particular address you're going to have some help now.

The city  has passed an ordinance that will require all residents to put their address number in a noticeable location for face fines. This is an issue that many smaller, rural communities in the Rio Grande Valley are facing and now the RGV Development Council has updated all location information in the area. The ordinance was passed to make it easier for both delivery and emergency services to find the home they're looking for during an emergency situation.

City Manager Judy Davila stated, "This is not the first time that an ordinance is adopted to enforce this, these types of problems, in terms of addressing, exists in a lot of communities and it's important for them to adopt these type of ordinances to improve response time for fire, police and emergency services."

The ordinance is currently in effect and if a resident doesn't comply they could face a fine of up to $500 dollars.

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