Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Address Change Notice

The Aston Township Emergency Management Coordinator in conjunction with the Aston Township Board of Commissioners, Township Engineer, Chief of Police and Fire Chiefs and the United States Postal Service are continuing with our STANDARDIZED STREET NUMBERING PROGRAM designed to improve emergency response. This program has changed many Aston street addresses and has demonstrated to be effective at improving a long time issue with finding emergency scenes on certain streets.

 

Who: buildings on specifically chosen Aston Township streets with old and out-dated street numbering patterns (some with no pattern at all) inconsistent with standard numbering guidelines.

 

What: re-numbering of all affected street addresses to provide consistent, regular and standard numbering patterns

 

Where: currently scheduled streets include Mount Road, Convent Road, Aston Mills Road, Birney Highway, and Lewellyn Road. Other streets are also pending.

 

When: notification letters will be sent to all affected addresses in August, 2013. Address changes will take effect and be utilized starting September 1, 2013.

 

Why: to address an ACUTE LIFE SAFETY ISSUE by improving 911 emergency response speed, efficiency and accuracy to find a dispatched address during life threatening situations; to allow mail and all delivery services improved ease of finding locations; and to ease and improve planning for future growth and changes throughout the township.

 

How:

• Each effected address will receive a letter explaining the program, what your current and new address will be, and the date the change will occur. You will use this letter as proof of the address change to any entity that may require proof of official change.

• The Township and USPS will notify:

o 911 center and your land-line phone company if applicable

o Delaware County, School District, and Local Tax offices

o Chester and Aqua Water Authorities

o Southwest Delaware County Sewer Authority

• Your are responsible to notify:

o All other utility providers including but not limited to electric, gas, cell phone and cable

o Your banking, credit and mortgage services

o Insurance companies

o PA Department of Transportation

o Any and all other correspondences that you may have

• The USPS will continue to deliver mail addressed to both your old and new addresses for a period of six months. After this six month transition period only your new address will be acceptable for mail delivery.

• Changing your address numbers on the front of your building as soon as possible will improve program compliance and understanding. Past experience has shown this to be the most important component to allowing emergency responders to find you during an emergency.

• NOTE: GPS services are not standardized and therefore are not able to be specifically notified. Past history with this program has revealed that the GPS services make their changes as the local area thoroughly has made the change.