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File #: [19-0444]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 5/8/2019 Final action: 5/8/2019
Title: Call for a Public Hearing to Consider Renaming the Portion of U.S. Highway 15-501 South between Fordham Boulevard (NC 54) and Dogwood Acres Drive to "South Columbia Street."
Attachments: 1. Map of Subject Section of 15-501 South, 2. List of Property Owners along Subject Section of 15-501 South, 3. Combined Signed Petition Forms, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. A RESOLUTION TO CALL FOR A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER RENAMING THE PORTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 15-501 SOUTH BETWEEN FORDHAM BOULEVARD (NC 54) AND DOGWOOD ACRES DRIVE TO “SOUTH COLUMBIA STREET” (2019-05-08/R-2)


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Call for a Public Hearing to Consider Renaming the Portion of U.S. Highway 15-501 South between Fordham Boulevard (NC 54) and Dogwood Acres Drive to "South Columbia Street."
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Roberts, Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure

Mike Wright, Senior Engineering Coordinator


Overview: Property owners have submitted petitions to request renaming the portion of U.S. Highway 15-501 South between Fordham Boulevard (NC 54) and Dogwood Acres Drive to "South Columbia Street." Currently South Columbia Street begins at Franklin Street and runs south to Fordham Boulevard (NC 54). This request would extend the name of this street south to Dogwood Acres Drive (the closest intersection to the Town limits).


Recommendation(s):
That the Council call a public hearing for June 12, 2019 to consider a request to rename a portion of U.S. Highway 15-501.

Where is this item in its process?




Key Issues:

* The Town's procedure for renaming arterial and collector streets is as follows:
o Petitions from property owners addressed off of the subject street are reviewed by Town staff
o The Council Naming Committee reviews the petition and provides a recommendation to Town Council.
o The Town Council holds a public hearing and takes action on the request.
* To date, staff has completed the following steps to consider renaming U.S. Highway 15-501 South between Fordham Boulevard (NC 54) and Dogwood Acres Drive to "South Columbia Street":
o Town staff confirmed with NCDOT that the Town has the authority to rename a State-maintained route.
o All property owners addressed off of the subject street have submitted petitions in support of the name change.
o Renaming this road has been evaluated with the 911 system to confirm that no street names are duplicated.
o The Council Naming Committee met on April 25, 2019 and recommended that Council approve the name change.
* If approved, the property owners will be notified...

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