By JoEllen Black/Richmond News
ond that breaks into two sections, about 500 yards apart. Richmond City Council approved a resolution to rename the 1,000 block of Lisa Lane to North Lisa Lane, which intersects Dunn’s Lane and West Dauxville. The 800 block of Lisa Lane, a dead-end street off Goodrich Drive, wouldn’t be renamed. The move is to aid Ray County 911 dispatchers and avoid possible delays in emergency responses. Ray County 911 Director Nathan Preston said the ambiguity now puts those residents in a “dispatch danger zone,” which could delay response time.
“We’re looking for foolproof and distinctive (addresses),” Preston told council, “so responders know exactly where they’re going.”
Council considered renaming the 800 block of Lisa Lane to South Lisa Lane, but after discussion, it thought it would be confusing and inconsistent since both streets are north of Main Street, the traditional boundary line between the town’s north and south sides.
The resolution will publish in the Richmond News for four weeks so residents affected by the name change can contact the city with their feedback. Afterward, the council would vote on the ordinance to formally change the name of the 1,000 block of Lisa Lane. The process takes around six weeks, according to City Clerk Tonya Willim.