The Monroe County Plan Commission voted November 19th to change the name of a road on the far east side of the county. County Planner Beth Rosenbarger told the commission the road’s name causes confusion, which can be dangerous in emergency situations. She showed the road’s location on a map.
Jeff Schemmer, communications manager for the County’s Central Emergency Dispatch, said emergency personnel often have trouble with addresses on the edge of the County.
The commission voted to change the name from Deckard Ridge Road to Elkins Road. The new name was suggested by a local resident, and will take effect March 1st.