For Immediate Release
September 6, 2022
Newton County is moving forward to be update county used maps and records with verified address points and street centerlines. Chancy Huntzinger, Newton County 911 Director and Cheryle Perkins, Newton County Assessor are working together to update all addresses correctly on the county maps and ensure street centerlines are recorded accurately.
Field work to improve Newton County’s 911 maps is beginning in September. Mapping engineers from Newton County’s 911 mapping contractor, SDR Inc., will be driving throughout the county to verify addresses and street centerlines. The 911 mapper will stop in front of some structures to observe and verify the posted address and validate it in the 911 system. If no address is posted or legible, the mapper will mark the record for further investigation.
“The purpose of this project is to improve the accuracy of the county map and addressing data used by emergency responders. Additionally, this is a step toward Next Generation 911 for Newton County,” reports Chancy Huntzinger, Newton County 911 Director. Cheryle Perkins, Newton County Assessor adds “Having accurate address locations is necessary for First Responders and applying the correct taxing jurisdictions to personal property accounts. If you do not have your address posted on your home, now is the time to do so,”
The field work project will include verification throughout the entire area of Newton County except for the incorporated city of Joplin. The mapper’s car will be clearly marked with white signs with red letters that read “911 Mapping.” All SDR employees will carry photo IDs and business cards for the Newton County Assessor and 911 Director. The mapper will stop in front of homes to observe posted addresses but will not knock-on doors or conduct interviews with residents. The mapper will not trespass on private property but will drive all named or numbered roads in cities and rural areas. Field workers will be within the county through the end of December.
For questions regarding this project please contact:
Chancy Huntzinger, Newton County 911 Director - 417-451-8291
Cheryle Perkins, Newton County Assessor - 417-451-8228
Julie Kellerman, SDR, Inc. Project Manager – 800-283-1911 x706
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