Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1111    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance establishing a standard street address system for unincorporated areas of Lake County.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2019 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2019
Title: Ordinance establishing a standard street address system for unincorporated areas of Lake County.
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Ordinance establishing a standard street address system for unincorporated areas of Lake County.

Staff Summary
* The County Board adopted an address standard ordinance on July 12, 1977 and mandated its use for official tax records.
* Exemptions were granted for mailing addresses to several homeowners' associations that objected to these changes.
* Based on that decision these properties have two addresses (dual addressing).
* Dual addressing poses issues for public safety, mail delivery, navigation systems, along with other business transactions.
* The 1977 address ordinance will be replaced with the Ordinance establishing a standard street address system for unincorporated areas of Lake County.
* The statewide implementation of the Next Generation 9-1-1 system by July 1, 2020 will rely on a single address.
* The ordinance will allow the adoption of a local addressing system so long as it meets the criteria outlined in the ordinance.
* The ordinance also has an enforcement component, something that is lacking in the 1977 address ordinance.

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ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board is responsible for assigning addresses and naming streets in unincorporated areas under Illinois Compiled Statutes, 55 ILCS 5/5-1067; and,

WHEREAS, the County Board enacted an ordinance establishing an address standard for unincorporated Lake County on July 12, 1977 (Agenda Item #53); and,

WHEREAS, several homeowners' associations were allowed to retain nonconforming addresses; and,

WHEREAS, a pattern of inconsistent addresses has grown over the subsequent 42 years in some of these areas making it difficult for emergency vehicles to locate a house when responding to a call for assistance; and,

WHEREAS, The Regional 9-1-1 Consolidation Planning Project Committee along with the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Lake County Fire Chief's Association, Lake County Chiefs of Police Association and the Northeast Illinois Telecommunicators Association have requested that these a...

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