updated 5/2/2006 4:35:18 PM ET 2006-05-02T20:35:18

Pleasant, it may be. But just imagine the signs: "Welcome to Sinnerville."

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The Campbell County Commission was scheduled to consider the final plat Tuesday for the 42-acre subdivision, named for its planner, Jason Sinner. The subdivision's name — and opposition by some people — are expected to come up.

"I expect there would be some discussion on that," said Marilyn Mackey, commission chairwoman, who added she probably wouldn't choose to live in a place called Sinnerville. "However, the county really does not regulate the naming of subdivisions unless there's a conflict with another subdivision."

The matter generated some debate in November, when the county planning commission considered the subdivision. Public Works Director Mike Coleman said then that commissioners were opposed to the name.

But Sinner told the planning commission he's proud of his name and of his family, which includes George A. Sinner, who served as governor of North Dakota from 1985-1992.

Barb Doyle of Doyle Land Surveying, who worked with Sinner on Sinnerville, said she would fight any attempt at Tuesday's commission meeting to change the subdivision's name, pointing out that other subdivisions have taken on family names.

Also on the commission's agenda for Tuesday: a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer and the final plat for Covenant Subdivision.

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