Jerusalem proposes new address system

Apr 21, 2009 at 03:45 pm by Observer-Review


Jerusalem proposes new address system

JERUSALEM—After two years of work the Jerusalem Addressing committee is ready to present a proposal to the public. Alice Hunt spoke to the Jerusalem Town Board at their April 15 meeting, noting, “We hope following public information meetings and a public hearing that the board would be ready for a decision.” Hunt said the group wants the public to know about the proposal, which originally looked at the Route 54A corridor but has expanded to address problems on other lake roads in the town.
Proposed is official naming of two sections of Route 54A in the town. The section of the road from the Penn Yan village limits to the main intersection  in Branchport would be named Penn Yan-Branchport Road and the section of the road from that intersection to the Yates/Steuben County line would be named Branchport West Lake Road.
The numbering system was also addressed by the committee with a plan being introduced that would eliminate confusion that results from situations such as duplicate house numbering, multiple numbers that require addition of alpha lettering to differentiate locations and house numbering out of sequence along the same road.
Two public information meetings have been scheduled at the Branchport/Keuka Park firehouse. The first is April 28 and the second May 5, both at 7 p.m. The town has scheduled a public hearing on the matter May 20 at a location to be determined.


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