07/09/2017: "Address Markers Available On SJI"
(Karl Kuetzing With example post -IG photo)
San Juan Island EMS (Emergency Medical Services) are making available 30” tall residential markers with easy-to-read address numbers to assist Emergency Responders in locating addresses. Volunteers are available to install the posts if needed, but if a home owner decides to install them, they should “Call Before You Dig” by dialing “811” for a utility locate request, or to find out if they are exempt..
Every home can now be identified with large reflective address numbers with guideposts that are long lasting, easily maintained, and show up well at night. Posts should be placed at the driveway entrance a couple of yards from the road, but visible to cars.
Guide posts can be obtained by appointment at 1079 Spring Street (Frank Wilson EMS building), or at the San Juan County Fair (EMS First Aid booth). A $30.00 minimum donation is appreciated.
To schedule an appointment call 360-378-5152 ext.4. Ask for Karl.
The law (RCW 19.122.031) states, in part:
“(b) An excavation of less than twelve inches in depth on private noncommercial property, if the excavation is performed by the person or an employee of the person who owns or occupies the property on which the excavation is being performed;
(c) The tilling of soil for agricultural purposes less than:
(i) Twelve inches in depth within a utility easement; and
(ii) Twenty inches in depth outside of a utility easement…”;