Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Delta Police and the case of the Missing Address Sign!

As a resident of Delta, I must say I am happy that we are protected by what I think is the finest Policing Service, the Delta Police. A couple of days ago, I had a "property crime" happen, my beautiful marble address plaque was stolen! Although, I never reported it missing, I did happen to run into one of Delta's very helpful officer's and it came up in conversation. I mentioned to him about the "Missing Marble Sign". A couple of interesting facts came out of this, one being that it is a by-law issue to not have your address clearly visible from the road, I didn't know this! As I was describing the cool new sign I was going to design with slate and nickle numbers he started shaking his head no, upon asking why, he stated that it should be a lighted sign (preferably lighted numbers) in a clear and visible area from the street. Great information! As a homeowner, I was only thinking about the aesthetic look and not at it from a safety aspect whereas in the event of an emergency Police, Ambulance and Fire need to see your address clearly! So, homeowners please take a moment to check your address from the road! Also, if you would like to know more about the Delta Police Department check out their very informative site at