Town of Islesboro, ME
Waldo County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Islesboro effective 1-21-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
186a Road Name Changes
The purpose of this chapter is to establish and maintain addressing which supports Enhanced 911 service and the requirements of the United States Postal Service.
[Amended 6-6-2012]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to and consistent with 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3001.
A. 
This chapter shall be administered by the Islesboro Addressing Authority (IAA) which is authorized to and shall assign road names and numbers to all properties on existing, proposed and future roads. The Islesboro Addressing Authority shall consist of a Coordinator and volunteers who are appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen.
B. 
The IAA Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining records necessary to accomplish the purpose of this chapter.
Every official road name should have a standard suffix that complies with United States Postal Service regulations and the Maine Enhanced 911 database standards that link telephone numbers with addresses.
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Editor's Note: The Procedure for Road Name Changes is included at the end of this chapter.
Numbers shall be assigned along both sides of the road with even numbers appearing on the left side of all roads and odd numbers appearing on the right side of all roads, determined by direction from the number origin.
All owners of structures are requested to display and maintain the assigned number in a conspicuous place in the following manner:
A. 
Number may be displayed on a residence or structure if the number is clearly legible from the road.
B. 
Where the residence or structure is a distance from the road whereby the number, if displayed on the structure, is not legible, the number shall be displayed on a post, fence, wall, mailbox, or on some structure on the property next to the walk or access drive to the residence or structure.
C. 
The size of the number should be four inches high and the color should be contrasted to the background on which it is attached.
D. 
No other number is to be displayed which might be mistaken for or confused with the number assigned for conformance with this chapter.
In all new construction and subdivisions, properties shall be named and numbered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the current operating practices of the IAA.
A. 
This chapter may be amended from time to time in the manner set forth by law for passing of ordinances.
B. 
If an amendment to this chapter affects appeals to provisions of Chapter 125, Land Use, the Board of Appeals shall notify the Commissioner of the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection.