Cobourg Council – Councillor Urges Developers to Remember Veterans When Naming Streets

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By Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
Cobourg Councillor Aaron Burchat expressed the hope at this week’s council meeting that developers will remember veterans when they propose names for their streets.

Burchat’s remarks were in response to a report on approval of street names for Tribute Cobourg Trails Phase 2 (Reuben Jackson Street, William Scott Crescent and Bur Oak Avenue) and New Amherst Stage 2 Phase 3 Subdivisions (Boundy Road)

The Boundy name is because Stage 2 Phase 3 is located on lands formerly occupied by the Boundy Farm, “a working farm that contributed to the local industry of Cobourg by supplying produce to the local canning factory.”

Reuben Jackson was a prominent home builder, originator of the “Jackson-style” homes that are still seen throughout town. William Scott was on the Roll of Honour for World War I.

“How many street names have been named after veterans in the last four years?” Burchat asked.

“We need to make sure we are doing that as much as possible within subdivisions. I know Tribute has a theme going on but it would be great to see that part of the policy to get those going.”

While Chief Administrative Officer Tracey Vaughan did not have that number handy, she offered to find out. Burchat said he would look forward to that information.

“At some point, we are going to run out of development and start to do infill, and you are not going to have that opportunity to name those streets,” he said.

“It’s something we should be looking at, and I would appreciate that number at a future meeting.”

Cecilia Nasmith
Author: Cecilia Nasmith

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