New road names in Tottenham named for veterans, Oliver added
The planned subdivision south of Mill Street in Tottenham, which has
had street names assigned to its original six road network since draft
plan approval in 2008, was reconfigured after an ownership change, and
now will boast 10 roads that required four more names.
The new names ratified last night by council include McGovern Street;
Prady Lane; Schwalm Crescent; and Williamson Drive. The other names are
Proctor Gate; Turner Drive; Sharpe Crescent; Weaver Terrace; McCabe
Lane; and Walls Crescent.
New Tecumseth's street naming policy is to select from the list
provided by the local Legions with highest priority assigned to those
who were killed in the service to their country. A poppy emblem is
affixed to those street signs, as they will in this subdivision.
"The names proposed for the four additional streets of the new street
network were chosen for consideration from the adopted Town's list of
approved veteran's street names for Tottenham," according to the staff
report to council. "All the names that are proposed, including those
previously adopted in 2008, are those of war veterans who have paid the
supreme sacrifice in either World War I or War II."
With the addition of four names, the list of veterans for Tottenham has
been exhausted, and all the names allocated. There are no new streets
coming on line "in the near future."
Ward 5 councillor Donna Jebb has also requested "the heritage committee get some names of pioneer family farms for future names of streets when we deplete the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This is the international year of the family farm," she told Free Press Online.
"Staff will, however, continue efforts to replenish the list of
available names for new streets that may be proposed in the future and
contact the local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion for names of
veterans who may not have been previously been included but fit the
criteria of the street naming policy."
The Town has also expanded the naming policy to include names of
citizens who've made significant contributions to the community during
their life time. Last night, council ratified such an inclusion in
Alliston by adding Herbert Oliver to that list.
Herbert Oliver has been a resident, business owner (Oliver Fuels) and
active community member in ... Alliston and the Town of New Tecumseth
since the early 1950s. He has served on Town council, and various
council committees in 1962 and 1963... He has been long time active
member of the local community in charity and service organizations such
as Alliston's Seven Star Masonic Lodge, Alliston Rotary Club where he
received 2009 Citizen of the Year..