[Adopted 12-21-2004 by Res. No. R-52-04]
Any person desiring to change the name of any public street or private lane within the Township of Unity, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, shall submit an application for same to the Township Secretary. Such application shall be in the form approved by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Unity as set forth hereafter and shall contain, at least, the following information:
The current name of the public street or private lane.
A minimum of four proposed new names for such street or lane, listed in the alternative and in order of preference.
For public streets, the application shall be signed by 100% of the title/record owners of property abutting the street for which the name change is requested.
For private lanes, the application must be signed by 51% of the title/record owners of property abutting the lane for which the name change is requested.
The notarized signature of any or all persons circulating such application shall appear on the application.
The completed application shall be filed with the Township Engineer who shall review the completed application for compliance with this article. The Township will reject any application which does not comply with the requirements of this article.
The proposed new names shall be submitted by the Township Engineer to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety for consideration and approval to ensure that the same are not duplicative of other names in the county system.
Upon receipt of a properly completed and authenticated application for change of street or lane name, the Board of Supervisors shall review same and, at the Board's sole discretion:
In the event of approval, the Board of Supervisors shall give notice to the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety of such change.
In the event of approval, and prior to notice to the aforesaid Department of Public Safety, the applicants shall make payment to the Township of $250 to cover the cost of those charges imposed or assessed by the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety upon the Township associated with processing and administering the change in name.
In the event of approval, and prior to notice to the aforesaid Department of Public Safety, the applicants shall make payment to the Township of $50 to cover the actual costs of the Township in obtaining and replacing street signs.