[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Oneida County by Res. No. 51-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administration. The Land Records Committee shall administer this chapter and shall be referred to in this chapter as the "Committee."
Administrative Assistance. The Land Information Office under the direction of the Land Information Director shall assist the Committee with the administration of this chapter.
Powers and Duties. Such Committee shall:
Administer the naming or renaming of geographic features as described in this chapter and in § 23.25, Wis. Stats., and act as the liaison between the Wisconsin Geographic Names Council and Oneida County.
Follow as nearly as practicable the current policies of the State of Wisconsin Geographic Names Council and U.S. Board on Geographic Features Names.
Avoid recommending approval of geographic features names that could cause confusion for emergency service providers and the general traveling public.
Publish a Class 1 notice in the official designated Oneida County newspaper describing the request of the geographic feature(s) names within 60 days of receiving the request.
Publish a notice describing the request of the geographic feature(s) names in the classified section of the area newspapers as determined by the Committee and on the Oneida County website within 60 days of receiving the request.
Notify the Clerk in each municipality of the County of such requests within 60 days of receiving the request.
Receive any correspondence pertaining to the request.
Make a recommendation to the Oneida County Board within 120 days of receiving such request to recommend approval or denial of the request and forward the County Board action to the Wisconsin Geographic Council with the recommendation.
Cost. Prior to the County processing any request of geographic feature name(s), the person(s) or entity making the request shall submit a nonrefundable fee of $250 to the County. This fee shall apply to requests made directly to the County or requests sent to the County from the Wisconsin Geographic Names Council by such person(s) or entity. If the Wisconsin Geographic Names Council independently initiates the request of naming an unnamed feature, there shall not be any fee charged to the Council.