Madison County to Partner With Rural FD’s on Signage Project

MADISON – The Madison County Commissioners met with Norfolk Fire Chief Scott Cordes and Norfolk Safety Director Shane Weidner Tuesday.

The two said they have been working with various rural fire departments in Madison County to begin installing universal address signs at each rural property in the county.

“In the dead of the night, when you can get your spotlight out and hit that sign, you’re making a difference right now,” Weidner said.

Cordes says the installation cost has been estimated at $30,000, which will be split among the various rural FD’s in the county, with county workers helping install the signs.

Rescue officials say they know the process won’t be done overnight.

“We certainly have kicked around the idea that it could take a couple of years to get this done, maybe longer,” Chief Cordes said. “We don’t have a specific time clock on that because we know that those sources are limited and you have plenty of other things to do.”

Madison County is modeling their plan after Stanton and Wayne Counties, who have already installed the signs there. Madison County zoning officials say they are drafting a resolution for the Board to approve, which should be ready by mid-October.

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