El Lago may require addresses on houses
When the Lakeview police department recently responded to a call in El Lago, the police officer went to the wrong house initially.
That's because the house that the officer was supposed to go to didn't have any numbers identifying its address, El Lago Mayor Brad Emel said.
"That makes it hard for response units to figure out what house," Emel said. "That could make a difference in somebody's life."
At the request of the Lakeview police department, El Lago City Council discussed an ordinance last week that would require a home's address to be prominently displayed toward the street, Emel said. The measure could be considered at City Council's July 6 meeting, he said.
"We're going to have to figure out how big that's going to be and where it has to be," Emel said.
El Lago does not currently have an ordinance that requires a home's address to be visible, Emel said. There are several homes that do not have their address displayed, he said.
"People are like that sometimes," Emel said. "They'll take the numbers down and paint their house. They'll not like the way the numbers look so they don't put them back up."
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