County Residents: Rural Addressing Starting Soon

County Residents: Rural Addressing Starting Soon
An example of the rural addressing signs being used in Johnson County.
An example of the rural addressing signs being used in Johnson County.

Delbert Eitel, Chairman, Johnson County Commissioners, sent out a news release to advise county residents they may see a Johnson County Road and Bridge vehicle replacing existing rural addressing numbers or installing new ones in the coming months.

Updating the rural addressing signage has been an important issue for the Johnson County Commissioners for years. The original addressing was done in the 1980’s. Growth in the county since then has made it necessary to update the red rural addressing or fire numbers outside city limits.
In 2011, Johnson County Fire District #1 (JCFD1) was allocated Forest Reserve Title III funds to update the county’s addressing by installing new rural addressing numbers on all new addresses and updating faded or missing numbers on properties that were addressed in the 1980’s.
Staffing changes at JCFD1 made it difficult for that organization to complete the job, so the Johnson County Commissioners tasked the Road and Bridge Department with finishing the project.
Eitel said, “It is important that properties are properly addressed for emergency responders. That’s why we took this project over and are committed to getting it completed for the safety of the county’s residents. Road and Bridge is ready to go and they have already started with properties on Trabing Road. This is a good time for people who do not have their properties addressed to do so.”

If you need an address assigned to your property, please contact Rande Money in the Johnson County IT Department at 684-1899.
If you have any questions about this project, contact Johnson County Road and Bridge at 684-2262 or the Commissioners at 684-7555.

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