New road names approved in Polk

Published 8:00 am Friday, November 9, 2018

Govt Complex Drive is new law enforcement center road

COLUMBUS — The road leading into Polk County’s new law enforcement center will now have the name of Govt Complex Drive. 

That road, located in the Columbus Township, was approved for a name, as well as several others in the county. 

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday, and approved the new road names following a public hearing. 

“The purpose of the hearing tonight is to receive citizen input with respect to proposed names,” said County Attorney Jana Berg. 

After hearing no input, commissioners unanimously approved the new names. 

“We had the public hearing today and we had no objections to the proposed names,” Berg said before asking for a motion. 

The new roads that will be named besides the county government complex road include Camp David Drive in Saluda, Rio Spirit Way in Tryon, Nikki Jayne Lane in Columbus, Mae Miller Road in Columbus, Dragonfly Lane in Mill Spring and Peaceful Lane in Tryon. 

Commissioners approved amendments to its road-naming ordinance in March of this year. Some unnamed roads in the county had to be named to comply with the new ordinance. 

County Manager Marche Pittman said the county has not named roads since 2000. Berg explained last month that because the county adopted amendments to the road- naming ordinance, 911 addressing requires that roads be named and addressed. 

County fire departments will be alerted to the additions of road names for emergency purposes, as suggested last month by Commissioner Shane Bradley. 

County officials did not indicate when new road signs will be installed on the newly named roads. 

The new law enforcement center opened in July and August off Highway 108 adjacent to the Milliken Plan just outside Columbus. The sign going into the center says “Polk County Government Complex.” County officials also plan to place a sign out front so people know that is the location of the law enforcement center and jail.