As we continue the process
for E911 addressing in Boundary County, signage is an essential
element for the addressing system to work. The county roads
now have names and at the present time Boundary County Road and
Bridge personnel are installing the signs.
Those of you on private
roads which have approved names may now contact Gary Falcon to order
the sign. The signs will be a blue background with white
lettering. The total cost to you will include the sign, the
bracket and the post. Once the sign is ordered and received,
the Road and Bridge Department will install the sign at no charge to
the public as their schedule allows.
printable sign application is available by
here, or you may get a copy at Gary Falcon’s office, located
on the backside of the Extension building. The sign on the
door says “GIS Mapper." He is in the office Monday through Thursday.
For additional information, call 267-5395.
For those of you with a hand-held GPS unit,
input the following: latitude 48°41’43.66”:
longitude 116° 18’ 50.88”) and navigate to the
Work is currently underway to identify all the
roads in Boundary County, public and private, that need to have
names attached to them.
Boundary County Uniform Address and Street Naming
Ordinanceordinance (for the full text, click here) was
adopted June 21, 2004. Under that ordinance, a five-member
Boundary County Street Naming Committee will be formed, with
members serving four-year terms with the task of determining the process
to be used and then putting names to all of Boundary County's roads. Additional
information may be obtained by calling (208) 267-5395 or by
emailing GIS technician Gary Falcon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Falcon, who spearheaded the effort on developing the
ordinance that is paving the way for a permanent addressing
system that will meet the needs of the U.S. Postal Service and advancing
911 technology, working to identify and plot all roads that serve three or
more residences or other addressable structures so they can be included on accurate maps that will be
made available to emergency services personnel. On August 18, County
Commissioners adopted Resolution 2005-29, renaming established County
Roads. To see those names, click
still working to identify all private roads, and he needs the assistance of county residents to find
them all, and to obtain permission to be on those private roads so he
can develop the mapping coordinates. To read a list of all road and
street names currently in use in Boundary County, click here.
County residents living on private roads that
access three or more residences are encouraged to call Falcon at
267-5395. Information can also be mailed to Gary Falcon, P.O. Box
419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Falcon is in his county office on
Monday through Thursday.