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Update on LaSalle Co. 911 signs

Published: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 3:30 p.m. CDT

Rural residents of LaSalle County have until July 1 to post a metal “911” address sign. This was voted on by the county board at its recent meeting so that those who have not had a chance to purchase their new address signs can have an extended time. In some cases, property owners have ordered their signs and were still waiting for them to be provided by a vendor.

The July 1 extension would give people through next spring to get their signs ordered and erected. With the winter months approaching, it can be difficult to pound a metal stake in the frozen ground. There are about 18,000 signs that still need to be placed out in the rural areas. It has been moving very slowly.

The new address signs were required for the benefit of residents, and it made sense for them to buy the $45 signs rather than be ticketed for non compliance – and still need to buy a sign.  Those without the signs by the deadline will face a $50 initial fine and subsequent fines of no more than $1,000.

The July 1 extension would give the county the option of mailing reminder notices with next spring’s property tax bill. For more information on the new address signs, visit the county’s website at www.lasallecounty.org.

Cathy Owens is a LaSalle County Board member representing the county’s 5th District. She can be reached at jcowens@indianvalley.com.Rural residents of LaSalle County have until July 1 to post a metal “911” address sign. This was voted on by the county board at its recent meeting so that those who have not had a chance to purchase their new address signs can have an extended time. In some cases, property owners have ordered their signs and were still waiting for them to be provided by a vendor.

The July 1 extension would give people through next spring to get their signs ordered and erected. With the winter months approaching, it can be difficult to pound a metal stake in the frozen ground. There are about 18,000 signs that still need to be placed out in the rural areas. It has been moving very slowly.

The new address signs were required for the benefit of residents, and it made sense for them to buy the $45 signs rather than be ticketed for non compliance – and still need to buy a sign.  Those without the signs by the deadline will face a $50 initial fine and subsequent fines of no more than $1,000.

The July 1 extension would give the county the option of mailing reminder notices with next spring’s property tax bill. For more information on the new address signs, visit the county’s website at www.lasallecounty.org.

Cathy Owens is a LaSalle County Board member representing the county’s 5th District. She can be reached at jcowens@indianvalley.com.

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