Guidelines for Selecting Street Names

2.    USE OF A DIRECTIONAL WITHIN STREET NAMES:

 

        The further use of "North", "South", "East", or "West" in a street name will not be allowed.  The U.S. postal system and telephone companies must comply with standards that do not accommodate the use of directionals.  If a directional must be used, the following guidelines apply:

 

        a.)    A directional a the beginning of street name (e.g. North Point Dr) "North" is part of the street name and must be spelled out completely.

 

        b.)    A directional at the end of the street name (e.g. Brilowski Rd North) "North" is a directional, which comes at the end of the street name and must be spelled out completely.

 

        c.)    The Portage County north/south zero line is East Maria Drive and the east/west zero line is the Wisconsin River.  A directional of "North" can be added in the event that a street runs both north and south of the zero line (e.g. Brilowski Rd North) All address north of the the zero line are Brilowski RD North and all address south of the zero line are Brilowski RD.  The use of South at the end of the street name is prohibited south of the zero line.

 

        d.)    A directional of "West" will be considered if the street is physically located west of the Wisconsin River.  A directional of "East" will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

3.    ASSIGNMENT AND APPROVAL OF STREET NAMES:

 

The assignment of all street names will be coordinated through the Portage County Emergency Management/E9-1-1 Office.

 

The municipality shall submit the proposed street name, or street name change for review, approval or denial, prior to any other government body approval.

 

The Portage County Emergency Management/E9-1-1 Office, upon approval of any new street name or street name change, shall notify the affected telephone company(s), post office, fire department, first responder group, County Planning & Zoning Office, County Register of Deeds, appropriate public safety answering point, ambulance service and rescue agency or others as necessary.

 

The spelling of a street name must be consistent with all other existing street signs, the approved street name, the plat and/or recorded document etc. (e.g. Maple Ridge RD, Mapleridge RD).  The municipality will be required to replace any sign that is not consistent with the above.

 

 

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