By Morgan Bryce/Assistant Communications Director
A “Road Name Suggestion Form” has been posted on the City of Smiths Station website and social media for Citizens to provide their input on renaming all public roads inside the City limits.
As recently announced, the City of Smiths Station has acquired ownership of all public roads inside the City limits from Lee County. An important part of that transition is to rename these to help give our City autonomy and its own sense of identity.
Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland authorized the formation of an ad hoc committee to lead this effort. The form will be available on the website to fill out from August 1 to September 8th.
“The renaming of our roads is the realization of a longtime dream for many of us who call Smiths Station home. And we want our Citizens to voice their opinions and contribute to this process,” Copeland said.
Smiths Station residents are encouraged to visit www.smithsstational.gov and click on the “City Services” tab on the Home page. There, they can scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose to download or preview the fillable form titled “Road Name Suggestion Form.” Once completed, they can download the form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following is a hyperlink to the form: https://www.smithsstational.gov/wp-content/uploads/Road-Name-Suggestion-Form-with-list-of-Historic-Road-Names-and-Suggestions-by-Committee.pdf
Also, citizens can view a list of committee-suggested names listed below the form as provided by the Committee. After the submission periods, the Committee will evaluate submissions and turn in their final list of suggestions to the Smiths Station City Council, which will hold public hearings on this issue at later meetings before voting to make these name changes permanent.
For more information, call Place 2 Councilman Morris Jackson at 706-905-1247 or Place 4 Councilman Richard Cooley at 706-575-0642.