One Bashaw man’s request to re-name a couple of streets after citizens has sent the town administration on a path to compile a booklet of all the street names and their significance.
Council, during its regular meeting March 22, agreed to generate a policy about renaming streets and create a committee once the policy is in place.
The town asked the heritage society to help research the names of the current streets and assist with criteria and guidelines for renaming streets.
Coun. Rosella Peterman said it would be nice to compile a book containing the names of the streets and the individual they were named in honour.
“Some of the old ones may likely be lost to memory,” she said.
Coun. Lynn Schultz suggested the town dig into the old minutes.
“Decisions had to be made in council to name something.”
Coun. Peterman said if the town runs out of streets they would always name public park spaces after predominant residents.
Also, during the March 22 meeting, a descendant of one of Bashaw’s founders was named a Distinguished Member of the Town of Bashaw’s Great Heritage after council unanimously voted in favour of the request.
Don Bashaw, 95, the grandson Eugene Bashaw, one of the town’s founding fathers, was given the honour by council.
The request came from Don’s son Bob Kriegel.
“I would love to bring Don something of emotional significance from Bashaw and it would mean a great deal to him,” said Bob in his written request to council
Don lives in Ellensburg, WA, and Bob lives in Pensacola, FL.