Green Lake County, WI
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County 8-15-2006 by Ord. No. 870-06.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Highways — See Ch. 159.
Land division and subdivision — See Ch. 315.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 217, Road Names and Building Numbers, which consisted of the following: Art. I, Road Names, adopted 4-16-1958 by Ord. No. 14, as amended; and Art. II, Uniform Numbering System, adopted 4-21-1993 by Ord. No. 509-93, as amended.

§ 217-1 Designation of road names.

A. 
All public roads in the County shall be designated by names, numbers, letters, or otherwise by the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee as necessary to accomplish the purpose of uniformity; provided, however, that due consideration shall be given to names or other forms of designation of all such highways, including town roads, recommended by the County Highway Committee and by the respective town boards. Public roads, which run continuously from one town into another town within the County, shall bear the same name.
B. 
Private roads that have been given approved names by their respective townships prior to July 1, 2006, for the purpose of assigning fire numbers that are currently listed in the Green Lake County designated 911 database will be allowed to remain as named, except Roy Creek Lane, and will be recognized as named roads for fire numbering purposes. Those private roads will be included in the GIS fire number/road names overlay maps.
C. 
Effective July 1, 2006, Green Lake County will no longer allow approval of the naming of private roads. If any private road is transferred to another public entity and becomes a public road and becomes named or renamed, new fire numbers will be issued, and if necessary, the former fire number address will be changed.
D. 
Uniformity in road naming. All County or town roads shall conform to uniform road names.
(1) 
No suffix directions or prefix types are allowed for roads named after July 1, 2006.
(2) 
Direction indicators shall be placed in the prefix direction to the road name. If a direction name is found within the road name, it shall be spelled out.
(3) 
Prefix direction abbreviations shall be N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SW, SE.
(4) 
If a road name contains a number and the number is equal to or less than 10, the number shall appear on maps in full alphabetic format. If the number is greater than 10, the number shall appear on maps in numeric format. Road signs can be in either format.
(5) 
Road names designated on road signs shall be in capital letters.
(6) 
Road type abbreviations shall not have periods and shall be in accordance with the Official USPS abbreviations.
(7) 
If two state highways run together, the lower numbered highway comes first. Example: STH 44/73.
(8) 
"CTH" and "STH" will be used as abbreviations for County trunk highway and State trunk highway.

§ 217-2 System adopted.

A. 
There shall be a uniform system of numbering properties and principal buildings, which is hereby adopted for use in the Towns of Berlin, Brooklyn, Green Lake, Kingston, Mackford, Manchester, Marquette, Princeton, St. Marie and Seneca, Green Lake County, Wisconsin.
B. 
Recording and maintenance of road naming and numbering shall be per § 217-4A and B. Road names and numbering approved under this chapter shall be electronically filed in the County GIS (geographic information system), on the GIS fire number/road name map layer. The fire number/road name map layer and any ongoing updates thereof are hereby adopted as part of this article for Green Lake County.

§ 217-3 Assignment and posting of numbers.

A. 
All properties or parcels of land within the boundaries of unincorporated areas of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, shall hereafter be identified by reference to the uniform numbering system adopted herein.
B. 
All properties on the east side of north-south roads and all properties on the north side of east-west roads shall be assigned even numbers. All properties on the west side of north-south roads and all properties on the south side of east-west roads shall be assigned odd numbers. An appropriate prefix of "N" or "W" will precede the number.
C. 
Numerals indicating the official numbers for each principal building shall be affixed to an official municipal fire number sign, approved by the County Emergency Government Director, posted to the right of the respective driveway. In situations where an ingress/egress or private road serves more than one principal building, each principal building shall have a separate number posted to the right of the driveway entrance to the principal building. In addition, a fire number sign shall also be placed at the entrance to said ingress/egress or private road that shall denote the first and last fire numbers on said ingress/egress or private road. The fire number signs shall meet all other requirements of this article. The sign shall be reflective in nature and be clearly visible and shall be placed not more than five feet from the road right-of-way. The sign must be placed on a "U-Stall" post and be placed 3 1/2 feet from the ground.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, requiring numbers to be assigned prior to approval and recording of land divisions, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-14-2006 by Ord. No. 882-06.

§ 217-4 Administration.

A. 
Green Lake County, through the Real Property Lister, shall be responsible for maintaining the number system.
B. 
The Real Property Lister and each Town Clerk shall keep a record of all numbers assigned under this article.
C. 
The towns, upon notification from Green Lake County, shall issue a property owner in his/her respective town an approved fire number sign and post.
D. 
Forms requesting a new number shall be available at the Real Property Lister's office at the Green Lake County Courthouse.
E. 
Signs shall be placed no more than 30 days after the numbers are assigned.
F. 
Replacement numbers shall be ordered/requested through the Town Clerk and shall be placed no more than 30 days after the numbers are reordered.
G. 
The only entity that can make exceptions or variations to this chapter is the Green Lake County Judicial and Law Enforcement Committee.

§ 217-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $250, together with court costs and the cost of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs, shall be imprisoned in the County Jail until said forfeiture and costs are paid, but not exceeding 90 days. Each separate day such violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense. In addition to any other penalty provided, the County may erect and/or replace any sign so property is in compliance with this chapter, and any cost incurred by the County shall be borne by the owner of each real estate affected and shall also be assessed against the real estate as a special charge if not paid by the owner.