Every second counts in an emergency, and if the fire truck, ambulance driver or police officer can see your house number, it could save your life. To improve prompt response by emergency personnel and easier identification for taxi drivers, tradespeople and visitors, NTA initiated a campaign to encourage all island residents to display their house numbers prominently.
We encouraged the Town to repair a number of streetlights in the downtown area, especially along Orange Street, that are not working or are non-existent. Since many of the streetlights were a gift to the Town and have complex and expensive inner workings, the problem is more difficult than simply changing light bulbs. The result is the LED Streetlamp Pilot Project.
NTA has been concerned about and involved in the appearance of downtown for several years. By collaborating with the DPW and several other interested organizations, we hope to make the downtown area more appealing to residents and visitors. Our focus has been on signage, bike racks and especially trash receptacles. NTA has actively endorsed an experimental program to install solar-powered trash receptacles in certain high-traffic areas, as well as selected popular beaches where refuse accumulates.