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January 24, 2014

County building, property naming policy approved

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Baldwin County Commissioners began developing a uniform policy for the naming or renaming of county owned buildings and properties last September. 

Previously, the county had no written policy, code or ordinance in place as to how things are named or renamed. 

After a longer than expected research and development phase by Commissioners Henry Craig, District 4, and Emily Davis, District 1, the policy passed by a 3-2 vote at Tuesday’s regular board meeting.

Commissioners Tommy French, District 2, and Davis voted no, while Craig, Sammy Hall, District 3, and Johnny Westmoreland, District 5, said yes to the policy.

Craig presented the document during Tuesday’s work session with highlighted changes and edits suggested by Davis. French disagreed that the ordinance was “an incomplete document.”

“It has corrections on it,” French said. “You are telling me to vote on an incomplete document that has to be altered. We need to do business appropriately.”

According to the ordinance, no building or property constructed, developed or acquired by the county will be assigned a name or renamed unless it falls within the policy and is approved by the commission. 

This applies to buildings, parts of buildings, bridges, parks, gardens and any other county owned property. Naming or renaming streets, roads, alleys, paths or similar thoroughfares that already have a recorded name will also be governed by the ordinance.

“Everything in this document is not original,” Craig said. “Everything came from other established, successful communities.”

Buildings or properties may be named or renamed for persons who’ve made significant contributions to “the well-being” and “betterment” of Baldwin County. War or public safety heroes can have their name live on as well. 

Living individuals making “overwhelmingly significant” contributions might also have a name on county property.

The ordinance says renaming shall not be considered unless evidence suggests the existing name lacks significance or has been diminished by derogatory evidence.

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