Erskine and Botha residents getting signs to direct emergency vehicles

Erskine and Botha residents getting signs to direct emergency vehicles

County will cover cost of the signs, posts and installation

Residences in Erskine and Botha will get signs on steel posts by their driveways to help emergency responders easier locate their homes.

Stettler County council, during their regular meeting Aug. 8, voted in favour of installing blue house number signs.

“It should be visible and it should be a blue sign with white lettering,” said Coun. Wayne Nixon.

The county will cover the cost of the signs, posts and installation. It will cost about $11,000 to put signs along 210 properties in Erskine and $7,200 for the 135 properties in Botha, excluding labour and operating expenses. This $18,200 wasn’t budgeted in the 2018 budget.

The issue of signs was raised at an Erskine town hall meeting in June.

The majority of Erskine landowners wanted to install their own house numbers and the majority of Botha landowners were in favour of the county installing blue signs.

Niki Thorsteinsson, director of communications for the county, told council in her report that the hamlets of Nevis, Red Willow, Byemoor and Endiang, as well as the multi-lot acreage subdivisions already have the blue signs with white lettering on steel posts.