Uniform Addressing: How to Prepare Your Business - 2018-01-25
Name:Uniform Addressing: How to Prepare Your Business - 2018-01-25
Date:January 25, 2018
Time:7:15 AM - 8:30 AM CST
Registration:Online registration for this event has been closed. Please contact the Chamber to register.
Charged with the mission of being the safest, healthiest and most prosperous county in the state of Wisconsin, the Marathon County Board voted in 2016 to implement a county-wide uniform addressing system to improve public safety by eliminating:
Roads with the same or similar names
Numbering that is not sequential
Odd and even numbers on the same side of the road
Uniform addressing will help emergency services in Marathon County provide the right service to the right place at the right time.
Business owners in the 21 municipalities not participating in the project may also wish to attend as your customers/clients may have addresses that you’ll need to update. These municipalities include (as of January 3, 2018): Abbotsford, Athens, Birnamwood, Brokaw, Colby, Dorchester, Edgar, Fenwood, Hatley, Kronenwetter, Maine, Marathon City, Marshfield, City of Mosinee, Rib Mountain*, Rothschild, Schofield, Village of Spencer, Unity, the City of Wausau and the Village of Weston. (Businesses in the TOWNS of Marathon, Mosinee, Spencer, Wausau, and Weston will be impacted by this project.)
Learn what the uniform address signs for businesses will look like, when the signs will be installed and how to notify customers about your address change. Members of the Marathon County Conservation, Planning and Zoning Department will be available at this program to answer business owners' questions about the project.
Marathon County is Wisconsin's largest county geographically and one of only four counties in the state without uniform addressing for all roads, homes, businesses, farms, structures or other establishments in the unincorporated areas of the county.
*Application of the Uniform Addressing System in the Town of Rib Mountain is currently being reviewed by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.