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Marshall to fix addressing problems for new 911 system

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mayor Connie Latimer informed the Marshall City Council Monday, June 16, of a mishap involving the home address of an elderly woman and Saline County Ambulance District responders.

In the early part of May, ambulance personnel had problems finding the woman, who lives on North Lafayette Avenue.

Latimer said there are streets in Marshall that are actually in the 200 block of a particular street, but have homes labeled in the 700 range. In some cases, the next block includes homes in the 500 range.

"It's kind of a mess," Latimer said.

When the new 911 system is implemented, the group will address the problems with numbering.

"It will be a problem with those (whose addresses) will change, but it will be better for everybody in the long run," Latimer said.

She said the district had held a meeting earlier in the day, prior to the incident, and had approved purchasing GPS for the trucks.

"Now it's installed," she said. "This is a real isolated incident, but it's one too many."

The next city council meeting will be Monday, July 7, at 5:15 p.m.

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