[Adopted 6-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-12]
The right to name or rename streets within the Township is reserved to the Township Council.
Any developer or individual seeking approval to name a new street or rename an existing street shall make application to the Township Clerk on the forms prescribed by Florence Township.
The Township Council shall not act to approve a new street name until the Township Clerk shall report that the proposed name has been submitted to the Chief of Police, the Florence Township Fire Marshal, the Burlington County 911 Coordinator, and the United States Postal Service Postmaster for the zip code in which the proposed street is located and that each has confirmed that the proposed street name does not duplicate or so nearly duplicates in spelling or phonetic sound as to be confused with the names of existing streets served by all zip codes in Florence Township.
Applications seeking the designation of new street names shall be submitted to and have final approval prior to the developer receiving preliminary subdivision approval. Florence Township shall not be bound by any proposed street names that are part of sales agreements between the developer and the property owner(s). The approval shall be in the form of a resolution adopted by the Township Council.
Applications seeking to change the name of an existing street shall be submitted to the Township Clerk and shall be subject to the same certification as required for new streets. The person requesting the change in the name of an existing street shall be required to provide notice of the application to all property owners on the existing street. Any change in the name of an existing street shall be accomplished by ordinance.
The Florence Township Engineer shall assign house numbers on any new street and shall not sign any new subdivision plat until the Township Council shall have properly approved the new street names, and those names shall be shown on the subdivision plat.
The preference for the naming of streets by the Township Council shall be from a list of individuals who have sacrificed their lives in service to the United States in foreign wars. A separate list of names of those eligible for the honor shall be maintained by the Township Clerk and approved by resolution of the Council. The posthumous list of available names shall be updated each time the Township names a new street or renames an existing street.
Once the posthumous list is exhausted, the Township Council shall retain the right to name all new streets and rename all existing streets. The same approval process shall remain in place, but Council will officially designate each new street or renamed street through a formal resolution or ordinance.