House numbering exercise completed

Following the house numbering exercise recently completed by the Ministry of Public Works, the Directors have determined that the following addressing convention will be adopted:

[SANDYPORT HOUSE NUMBER] [STREET NAME], HOME [GOVERNMENT ASSIGNED NUMBER]

For example assume 299 Sandyport Drive is assigned a government number of 301, the address will read as follows:

299 SANDYPORT DRIVE, HOME 301

We recognise there may be some reluctance to include the Ministry assigned number, however our legal advisors have referred us to the following excerpt from the the Public Works Act:

5. (1) It shall be lawful for the Minister, subject to any rules in that behalf, to assign a number to any house or building jutting on or adjacent to any road and to cause such number to be fixed at the public expense in a conspicuous place on the outer side of such house or building or at the entrance to the enclosure thereof.

(2) It shall be the duty of the owner or occupier of such house or building to protect such number and the expense of replacing and refixing the same in the event of its being destroyed, defaced, lost or concealed shall be paid by the owner or occupier and be recoverable from him summarily save where some other person is convicted under the provisions of subsection (3) of this section in respect of that number.

(3) Any person who destroys, pulls down, defaces or conceals any number placed on a house or building under the provisions of this section shall on summary conviction be liable to a penalty of forty dollars and, in addition, shall be ordered to pay the expenses of replacing and refixing the same.

The Association will suffix the home number to it’s records upon receipt of the final address list from the Ministry.

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