What is your procedure when a street is removed in your county/city? For example, a new highway is built or widened and a secondary street is removed due to the construction. When you make the edit in your centerline file do you just delete the old street off the map, never to be seen again or do you keep that centerline and the information in another file?
But by just deleting and having no documentation of the removal that has caused Moore County to have 200 plus road names that are approved roads that aren't in use from over the years. We are trying to clean up this list but aren't 100% sure we can just remove them from our approved road name list without a petition from the owner. The problem is not sure where the location was intended to be located because the location description is for example "Off NC 211 Hwy", which as you can imagine stretches across the county.
With all those road names tied up it is making it hard to find new road names that aren't duplicated, which isn't allowed by our ordinance.
So I recommend having documentation of the location of where the road was and why it was removed. You can have the current owner/developer sign the petition to remove the road name.
Question for others --- Does your county allow for "deleting" a road name without a petition? Delete as an administrative change?
Looking back, my answer was pretty vague and I am a little perplexed after looking at the question why I even answered it like that lol...Either way, Rachel I am pretty sure you are right on the money. I have not had to deal with a private road closure here in Pender but I am sure it would definitely take a petition from the owner(s). We have, however, had a state maintained road closed by NCDOT. We of course kept all paperwork, made notes in our road name list, and deleted the road from our centerlines layer. We do have access to the roads that have been deleted though. In an effort to clean up our list we added a date field. If after 2-3 years the name that was reserved has not been used then it will be taken off the list. It matches up with the time frame per the Counties UDO as it pertains to subdivisions. There is no doubt that we have unused names in our list that are older than 10 years...Just haven't made it around to cleaning it up yet...