DIANE M. MOORE
A Washington County road received a name after 30 years of being nameless.
During a recent Washington County Board of County Commissioners meeting, a resident brought the matter to the boards attention requesting a specific name for the road – Lewis Lane.
According to county ordinances, 80 percent of landowners whose property touches the road have to be in agreement on the name; that requirement was unmet.
The road has been a private road and had only two houses located there. When a new landowner bought acreage on the road and built a home, the roadâ€“by statuteâ€“must be given a name in order for emergency services to locate should they be needed in an emergency.
Without the needed percentage, naming the road then falls to the 911 Coordinator to name the road. In the end, 911 Coordinator Clint Erickson named the road Copperhead Lane.
â€œEveryone seems to be happy with the new name,â€ said Erickson. â€œWe are happy to have a positive ending to this situation.â€