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County approves revised ordinance on house numbers

Spring Hope Enterprise of Spring Hope, North Carolina

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Starting Dec. 1, Nash County will have your number. And, if you don't post a house number, it could cost Nash residents $50 per day.

The Nash County Commissioners Monday discussed the issue of addresses with revisions to the county addressing ordinance including the designation of an Addressing Administrator.

Among other provisions, the new ordinance to take effect Dec. 1 allows the county to post and maintain official address number signs on unnamed paths, limits road names to 15 characters, adds new pre-addressing procedures for residential developments, and provides a $50 per day penalty for violations of the ordinance.

In other action, commissioners approved a motion to allow the sheriff's department to donate surplus winter coats to United Community Ministries for distribution to the homeless.

Commissioners heard a report from Department of Social Services Director Donna Boone that Nash County is meeting the standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for timeliness in processing applications for Food and Nutrition Services.

The state of North Carolina has received a letter that funds may be withheld if the standards are not met.

Chairman Fred Belfield presented a service award to Commissioner Lou Richardson of District 1 for more than 20 years as a commissioner.

The board discussed difficulties in getting information from Eastpointe regarding expenditures of funds, which had been requested by Commissioner Lisa Barnes.

The board expressed support for Barnes and encouraged her to continue to pursue the information she has requested.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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