|2/28/2019 3:03:00 PM|
Blue signs program funding tapped, up
to township fees now
The blue signs that carry parcel fire identification numbers, making it easier for emergency responders to locate an address in the country, have been installed using the last of outside funding that Chisago County accessed for this.
From here on out; Townships will need to let the county zoning department know if they’ll participate initiating a process to authorize continuing the fire I.D. numbers.
“It is understood the grant program did not have provisions for future new home construction,” explained Chisago County Zoning and Environmental Services Director Kurt Schneider. “In review of the matter the department reached out to assist townships in a voluntary process, to install address signs with each new building permit.”
Townships who choose to , will set their own fee and take responsibility for ordering and seeing to it that the blue signs are placed. The county issues the sign with construction permits (similar to driveway permits now) and will retain $25 for getting the number into the 9-1-1 system and administrative costs. Townships that Schneider said he has heard from are Amador, Fish Lake, Chisago Lake, and Nessel.