Rib Mountain Participation in Uniform Addressing Project Remains On Hold
The Town of Rib Mountain is NOT slated to receive new addresses or street names as part of Marathon County’s Uniform Addressing project at this time. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has held that the authorizing statute’s reference to the word “rural” requires that the county develop criteria for determining which areas within Marathon County are subject to mandatory implementation of Uniform Addressing.
On July 5, 2018, Marathon County filed a Petition for Review with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
On October 9, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court granted the Petition for Review.
The Supreme Court will receive written briefs and hear oral arguments of the parties on dates yet to be determined. Marathon County is confident that the Supreme Court will resolve the underlying question of the meaning of the statute’s reference to the word “rural.”