Chapter 17.40
STREET NAMING OF PRIVATE ROADS

Sections:

17.40.010    Guidelines.

17.40.020    Application.

17.40.030    Action.

17.40.040    Petition waiver.

17.40.010 Guidelines.

The purpose of the private road procedure is to provide a mechanism by which those roads that are not public may be recognized within the borough for street addressing purposes.

A. Street names shall neither duplicate nor be subject to confusion with the spelling or the pronunciation of any existing street name in the borough.

1. For the purpose of this chapter, a different tag name (Avenue, Court, etc.) or directional (North, East, etc.) shall not be sufficient to avoid a duplicate name.

2. When named streets have been vacated, the name may not be reused for three years from date of vacation.

B. All recognized private roads or travelways shall carry the designation “Lane.” (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.40.090.)

17.40.020 Application.

An informal preapplication conference by appointment with borough staff prior to the submittal of the application is encouraged. The application shall be submitted on a form provided for that purpose by the borough. The application will consist of the following:

A. A petition signed by the affected property owners representing at least 75 percent of the affected property owners;

B. The petition must list the favored street name and two alternate names. (No street name currently in use or used within the last five years within the borough shall be considered.);

C. A map depicting the location of the road shall accompany the application;

D. The appropriate fee. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.40.100.)

17.40.030 Action.

Upon the submittal of an application for naming a nonpublic road, the platting officer or his designee shall review the application and supporting materials for compliance with this title.

A. Within five working days after the submittal of an application, the platting officer or his designee shall do one of the following:

1. Accept the application for review and action;

2. If the application is incomplete, return it to the applicant with a written list of deficiencies to be satisfied for acceptance.

B. After acceptance of the application, the platting officer or his designee shall have 30 working days to process the application.

C. The decision to accept the private road name shall be made by the department of community planning.

D. Following the decision to accept the private road name, written notification will be given to those property owners adjoining the road, informing them of the department of community planning’s decision.

E. Any affected property owner who objects to a decision regarding a private road name may appeal the decision by submitting written notice to the department of community planning within two weeks of the department’s decision.

F. An appeal of a private road name shall be heard and decided by the platting board.

G. No application for a private road name change may be submitted to the department of community planning within five years of its having been named/renamed by the department or board. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.40.110.)

17.40.040 Petition waiver.

At the request of the community planning director or emergency services director, the platting board may for good cause waive the petition requirements of FNSBC 17.40.020(A), and the platting board may change, rename, or name an existing street, road easement, or newly established street within the limits of the borough at any time upon notification of adjoining property owners of record, after public hearing, and after consultation with any other municipality directly affected thereby. (Ord. 2005-10 § 2, 2005. 2004 Code § 17.40.120.)