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Address Compliance and GPS

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Presented by Wendy Schutz and Jessica Gormont, Jefferson County GIS/Addressing Office, at EPAN GIS Users Group Meeting in August 2013.

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Address Compliance and GPS

  1. 1. Address Compliance in Jefferson County Wendy Schutz – Executive Administrative Assistant, Address Compliance Coordinator & Jessica Gormont, GISP – GIS Technician
  2. 2. Why are we doing it?  Assignment of 911 addresses in early 2000s  Jefferson County Addressing Ordinance - 2002  Every structure on/near front entrance  End of driveway if >50 feet from public R.O.W  3” Arabic numerals for Residential  6” Arabic numerals for Commercial  Contrasting background  Emergency Responders requested Ordinance Enforcement
  3. 3. Public awareness  Booth - Jefferson County Fair  Notices - county tax bills  5th grade presentations  EPOHOA  Local Churches  Comcast Government Ch.17  Good Shepherd - “Neighbor to Neighbor”  Website  Press Conference
  4. 4. Field Testing  Field testing started in January 2011  Chose 11 areas to test  Subdivision, Commercial, Village, Rural  Various Fire Areas  Variables  Time  Compliancy rate  Collection of other data  Quality of displays
  5. 5. Field Testing - Conclusions  Best course of action  2 people for 1st review  1 person for other reviews  Paper vs. Juno  1st review - 200-250 addresses  Updating while driving  Writing vs. Tapping & Panning  Large paper maps easier to see  SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY!
  6. 6. GIS Testing  What grades should we use?  Do we need other codes?  What fields should we include?  Who should do the GIS updating?
  7. 7. GIS Testing - Conclusions  Grades  Main: C, NC1, NC2  Secondary: RMV, RN, F  Schema  Physical Address  First & Current Grades  Comments  Driveway: Paved vs Unpaved
  8. 8. GIS Testing – Teaching GIS
  9. 9. GIS Testing – Ughhhh!
  10. 10. GIS Testing – Leave Me Alone!!!
  11. 11. GIS Testing – Level = Expert!
  12. 12. Field Work  County Commission Approval Aug. 2011  North to South, sticking to Fire Co. boundaries  Towns not included  Over 18,000 addresses
  13. 13. 1st FIELD SURVEY 1ST NOTICE LETTERS MAILED 2ND FIELD SURVEY 2ND WARNING LETTERS MAILED 3RD FIELD SURVEY VIOLATIONS MAILED 4th FINAL FIELD SURVEY FILE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT COURT
  14. 14. Keeping People Updated Status Maps  What to include?  Program Description  Statistics  Statistics  Excel vs GIS data  Single County vs Before/After
  15. 15. Keeping People Updated – Status Maps  Status maps  Displayed in our office  Added to quarterly reports for County Commission  Uploaded to website
  16. 16. Keeping People Updated – Fire Meetings
  17. 17. The Results  14,717 address points reviewed (78%)  1st review = 11,142 - C  1st review = 3,098 - NC2  Current standings  12,976 completely through the process  Only 40 NC2  3,033 homes & businesses newly posted  44 Criminal Complaint Cases  36 DISMISSED / 7 active cases  Only 1 fine imposed – now compliant!
  18. 18. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 1ST REVIEW 2ND REVIEW 3RD REVIEW CURRENT 421 118 35 4 565 169 48 7 648 213 69 11 197 82 34 6 745 245 92 3 BAKERTON MIDDLEWAY INDEPENDENT FRIENDSHIP SHEPHERDSTOWN The Results
  19. 19. The Additional Benefits  Quality Assurance of Data  Address removals (188)  Addresses added (40)  Illegal signage removed (28)  New road names created (22)  Gates/Obstructions mapped (23)  Educating citizens of their address  Not posted due to not known  Maintenance of Road Signs  Road signs repaired/replaced (83)
  20. 20. Lessons Learned  Public Awareness is imperative  Stay Consistent  Internal Support is key  Don’t get disheartened

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