On the Agenda for the Monday August 15th Council Meeting is this item.
In a personal letter to Scott Manjak from Chris Andrews of Wildstone Golf Course he asks if it would possible to rename McPhee Road Wildstone Way and the city has not denied the request. In fact administration has recommended that Chris Andrews be asked to contact property owners on McPhee Road and Industrial Road G to assess their support.
Nowhere have they suggested the history and significance of the naming McPhee Road be determined or that input from anyone other than business owners be consulted.
So how about a Walmart Way, Tembec Turnpike , Dollar Store Drag? This is not a precedent to set and shows complete disregard for Cranbrook’s history, the specific historical context for the naming of McPhee Road, blatent thoughtlessness with regard to the McPhee family and would be precedent setting.
Wildstone is a commercial development. Let them name a private road on their own property Wildstone Way but they are not in any position to start renaming public property for their own financial advantage. Enough consideration and favour has already been given.
At Monday Night's meeting this recommendation was thankfully rejected after opposition was registered. McPhee Road will keep its name.
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