40:23-47. Findings, declarations
1. The Legislature finds and declares that it is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of this State that a standard, basic three-line address system be established and adopted on a county-by-county basis which will accurately reflect the location of all existing and potential properties, without duplication. The Legislature further finds and declares that such a standard mailing address system shall function for use in conjunction with the emergency 9-1-1 system, for delivery of mail, and for all other uses for which an address is applicable.
The Legislature further finds and declares that prior to the implementation of a standard 9-1-1 locatable mailing address system on a Statewide level, it is necessary to demonstrate the feasibility of such a program by establishing a pilot program in a single county; that the pilot program should take place in an area where significant problems exist due to a dual mailing address system; that Burlington County is a large county in which several municipalities have the same postal name, several streets within municipalities have similar names, and many residents of municipalities in the county have experienced difficulty when needing emergency services due to these circumstances; and that because of the above mentioned criteria, in Burlington County, a pilot program to test the feasibility of a standard mailing address system would be especially suitable and would provide the best laboratory to demonstrate the feasibility of the program.
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