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Resolution 14-02F

Municipal Rural Addressing

January 1, 2002
Expiry Date:
December 1, 2005
Active Status:
Vote Results:

WHEREAS a majority of the municipalities in the province have 911 services which use the Municipal Rural Addressing system for providing direction to the location of the emergency;AND WHEREAS Telus will not provide service to a residence unless they have a municipal address associated with the property;AND WHEREAS the municipal addressing system can be used to assist in the delivery of goods and mail to rural residences;

Operative Clause:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the AAMDC urge the federal governments Canada Post Corporation to adopt the municipal rural addressing system as the basis for determining mailing addresses for the delivery of mail in rural municipalities.

Member Background:

Many municipalities are adopting the rural address system across the province. This system is used by the 911 systems for emergency calls; it assists the police, fire departments and ambulance to locate a residence. This numbering system also assists utility companies, delivery companies, tradesmen and visitors in finding a specific residence.This system is a simple grid numbering system that uses the Range Roads and Township Roads located within the municipality. The numbers are associated with the location of the residence on the quarter section. It is also used to identify the location of multi-lot subdivisions within the municipality.Strathcona County has had this system in place since 1993, and a portion of Parkland County has been using this system for mail delivery for the past number of years.

RMA Background:

The AAMDC has no resolutions currently in effect with respect to this issue.

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