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INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING STANDARIZATION OF STREET NAMING PROTOCOL WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITIES AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND CERTAIN ADJACENT AREAS

THIS AGREEMENT, is made and entered into this ______ day of _______, by and between the MUNICIPALITIES OF BERTHOUD, ESTES PARK, FORT COLLINS, JOHNSTOWN, LOVELAND, TIMNATH, WELLINGTON AND WINDSOR, (hereinafter referred to as the "Municipalities'), and the COUNTY OF LARIMER, COLORADO, (hereinafter referred to as the 'County').

WHEREAS, the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) has identified duplicate street names and inconsistencies in street naming between jurisdictions as a problem for emergency dispatch services, and;

WHEREAS, the Municipalities and County have worked cooperatively over the last year to develop standards for street naming and procedures to coordinate the function of street naming throughout Larimer County, and;

WHEREAS, a Task Force from the Municipalities and County has developed a set of standards for street naming, and;

WHEREAS, the governing body of LETA has approved funding to develop a centralized, web based, street name database for the use of all municipalities and the County to coordinate the naming of streets, and

WHEREAS, 29-1-203 C.R.S., authorizes the parties to cooperate and contract with one another to provide any function, service or facility lawfully authorized to each, provided that such cooperation or contracts are authorized by the governing bodies of each party.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises herein contained, the parties agree to the following:

Section 1: To implement the street naming standards and protocols as outlined in Exhibit A, incorporated herein by this reference, applicable to all areas within Larimer County and in municipal boundaries outside of Larimer County within two miles of the County line, as deemed appropriate by the municipal jurisdiction affected.

Section 2: To take whatever procedural actions are necessary to adopt the standards in Exhibit A as may be required by each party's municipal code, ordinances, policies and/or procedures.

Section 3: To participate with the other municipalities and County in utilizing the Countywide street naming database. Municipalities straddling County boundaries agree to include in the database any street names within two miles of the County line. Any street names, which may be continued into Larimer County, should be reserved by the Municipality to avoid duplication with proposed names in other jurisdictions.

Section 4: Nothing in this Agreement requires any party to change, rename or in anyway alter the names of any existing streets within their jurisdiction, with the exception of Larimer County, which agrees to the street naming protocol for the growth management areas provided in Exhibit A.

Section 5: Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of the notice requirements, defenses, immunities, and limitations of liability any party may have under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (Section 24-10-101, C.R.S., et. seq.) or of any other defenses, immunities, or limitations of liability available to any party by law.

Section 6: All obligations of each party hereunder are expressly contingent upon the annual appropriation of funds sufficient to carry out the same by the governing body of such party.

This Agreement may be amended upon agreement of the parties, provided such amendment is reduced to writing and properly executed.

This Agreement, along with all exhibits and other documents incorporated herein, shall constitute the entire agreement of the parties. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of each party's successors and assigns. Covenants or representations not contained in this Agreement shall not be binding on the parties.

This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Colorado. In the event any provision of this Agreement shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement on the day and year first above written.

For the County: COUNTY OF LARIMER, COLORADO

By: _______________________

Chair

Board of County Commissioners

ATTEST: Approved as to legal form

___________________________________ ________________________________

Deputy Clerk of the Board County Attorney

For the City: THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

City Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

City Attorney

For the City: THE CITY OF LOVELAND

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

City Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

City Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF BERTHOUD

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF TIMNATH

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF WELLINGTON

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

For the Town: THE TOWN OF WINDSOR

By: _____________________________ Date:___________________

Mayor

ATTEST:

Town Clerk ____________________

Approved as to legal form:

___________________________

Town Attorney

EXHIBIT "A"

Section 1.

Standardization of Suffixes

Alley

Alleys are service roads and are not named

 

Alley is not an accepted suffix

Arch

Not an accepted suffix

Avenue

A roadway or thorough fare that is continuous and not limited to a single subdivision

Bend

Not an accepted suffix

Boulevard

Street with a landscaped median dividing the roadway.

Canyon

Not an accepted suffix

Causeway

Not an accepted suffix

Circle

Discouraged but allowed, at the discretion of the local jurisdiction. Specifically, a looped street that terminates on the same road at two points is discouraged, particularly in situations where confusion may arise to emergency responders due to duplicate intersection descriptions.

County road

Used to designate roads numerically in the County. Odd numbers run north and south, Even numbers urn east and west. Roads line up on section lines. Any roads not on the section line are designated with a letter following the number, with the letter representing 0.1 miles from section line (A = .1 miles, B = .2 miles ....) Only used outside the defined urban addressing area boundary.

Course

Not an accepted suffix

Court

Permanently dead-end street or terminating in a cul-de-sac.

Cove

Not an accepted suffix

Crescent

Not an accepted suffix

Crossing

Not an accepted suffix

Drive

A curvilinear street.

Expressway

Not an accepted suffix

Freeway

Not an accepted suffix

Highway

Used to designate State or Federal roads only.

Landing

Not an accepted suffix

Lane

Minor street within a subdivision

Loop

Not an accepted suffix. (see circle)

Parkway

A thoroughfare designated as a collector or arterial, with a median reflecting the parkway character implied in the name.

Place

Permanently dead-end street, terminating in a cul-de-sac, or short through street.

Point

Not an accepted suffix

Quay

Not an accepted suffix

Road

A designated thoroughfare

Run

Not an accepted suffix

Street

The common or default suffix.

Terrace

Not an accepted suffix.

Trail

Limited to use on non-vehicular trails and recreational trails. An exception would be for historical uses that include the suffix of trail, such as "Overland Trail." Not allowed for new vehicular streets.

Turnpike

Not an accepted suffix.

Walk

Not an accepted suffix

Way

A curvilinear street.

Plaza, Mall, Square, Walk

All reserved for non-motorized areas and paths.

Any combination of words that can be homonyms with acceptable suffixes are not allowed. For example Park Way, or High Way.

These rules apply to new roads and are not meant to be retroactive.

Any suffixes not on the above list are not acceptable.

Abbreviations for all acceptable suffixes shall be those abbreviations adopted by the US Postal Service in USPS Publication 28, Appendix C as amended.

Section II

Standardization of road naming criteria

  1. Use only accepted suffixes
  2. Homonyms for road names are not acceptable.
  3. Road names should be unique and not repeated in the County from this point forward, with the exception of continuation of existing streets.
  4. Each Municipality and the County may develop a list of acceptable or recommended names for use in its jurisdiction. If there are duplications on such lists, and another Municipality or the County utilized the name, the name will be removed from the acceptable or recommended lists in the other jurisdictions.
  5. Within the Growth Management Area around each Municipality, roads will be named using city/town names, not County road numbers. Outside of the GMA Boundary, County road numbers will be used. Street names, rather than County road numbers, will be used for internal roads in County subdivisions and 35 acre developments.
  6. In the unincorporated area any road that serves as an access to multiple properties must be named. Multiple properties accessing of a single point from a County road may not use the single access point as a common address.
  7. Continuous roads should have continuous names (with the exception of circle roads). Names should not change except at the Growth Management Area boundary, however, names are not required to change at the Growth Management Area boundary.
  8. Recommend that road names must be simple to pronounce, in the opinion of the review jurisdiction.
  9. Cardinal directions cannot be used in the name. Directions are used only to designate the portion of an existing road. (not acceptable - North Road, East Fort Road, Northstar Drive.)
  10. No curse words or derogatory terms shall be used for road names.
  11. These are meant to be minimum standards for each Municipality and the County. The main objective is to provide clear street names for citizens and for emergency dispatch and to minimize the possibility of emergency personnel being unable to find a location. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit any Municipality or the County from developing more extensive street naming guidelines.
  12. Numerical addressing will not change from the current process.
  13. All names shall be of the commonly acceptable spelling, according to a standard dictionary.
  14. Street names cannot contain any punctuation or special characters. Only alphabetical symbols A through Z, and numbers 0 through 9 and blank spaces may be used in street names.
  15. Anytime that a street makes a directional change of approximately ninety degrees, the street name shall change. A directional change of approximately ninety degrees shall mean a horizontal curve where a reduction in the design speed is required (i.e. a sharp turn vs. a sweeping curve).
  16. Existing street names shall continue across intersections and roundabouts.
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