I have written about this in the past and feel it is a serious enough issue to bring it up again and offer some viable suggestions to at least begin to alleviate this problem. I recently drove and walked the First, Third & Fourth Wards where I estimated that at least 25% of Shelton houses are not sufficiently marked. House numbers on mail boxes and structures are damaged, unreadable or just not there. I found this problem to be universal in both new and old neighborhoods.
Emergency personnel would have a difficult time at best to easily to quickly locate these homes. Remember minutes and sometimes seconds can mean the difference in the saving of a life or property. The mail box in most of the city, here and elsewhere, are our primary indicator of the number of a home and its approximate location and as I said before most of the mailboxes are not labeled or numbered sufficiently.