§ 18-30. Renaming of city streets.


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  • (a) Streets ineligible for renaming. No street bearing an historic family name shall be considered eligible for renaming.

    (b) Procedure for renaming.

    (1) A proposal to rename a street must be presented by a city commissioner at a regularly scheduled commission meeting. If there is consensus among the commissioners to consider the proposal to rename a street, a public hearing shall be scheduled that allows a minimum of thirty (30) days notice to the public that such proposal will be considered.

    (2) A notice of the time, date and place of the public hearing to consider a street renaming shall be advertised in the non-legal section of a newspaper of general circulation in the community at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of such public hearing.

    (3) A notice of the time, date and place of the public hearing to consider a street renaming shall be delivered to each business and residence with an address on the subject street at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of such public hearing. The notice may be delivered by mail or by door-hanger.

    (4) If the proposal to rename a street is approved by the city commission, the request shall be forwarded to the applicable Polk County agency for final approval.

    (5) If all required approvals are granted, the city manager or his designee shall notify the U.S. Postal Service of the change in street name and replace street signs as necessary.

(Ord. No. 2003-12, § 1, 5-6-03)