Honoring a Medal of Honor recipient

The in basket: L.V. Scott of Bremerton writes, “With all the new construction going on, including in South Kitsap, one would assume new roads are being put in.
“How would someone suggest one of the roads or streets be named after Bruce Crandall, the retired Army pilot who was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?”


The in basket: L.V. Scott of Bremerton writes, “With all the new construction going on, including in South Kitsap, one would assume new roads are being put in.
“How would someone suggest one of the roads or streets be named after Bruce Crandall, the retired Army pilot who was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?”
The out basket: New roads and streets built by government actually are extremely rare. The one the county plans to built this year or next from the new Highway 3-303 interchange to Old Frontier Road, which it’s calling the Waaga Way extension, will be the first new road I can recall being built by the county in decades.
It wouldn’t be a likely candidate for honoring Crandall, though. He’s a South Kitsaper but, more importantly, if that road were named after him, you’d have Randall Way on one side of the freeway and Crandall something on the other.
But developers are putting in new streets all the time, and you might want to talk with one of them.
Of course, honoring a Medal of Honor winner probably would require something larger than a local access street, maybe something like renaming Colchester Drive.
Nicole Ellis, who handles addressing for the county, says a petition to rename a road is on the county’s Web site at www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/forms/, scroll down to Development Engineering (it’s quite a ways down) and click on Road Name Petition.
The petition says you have to have approval from 51 percent of the property owners along the road in question, and it requires a lot of documentation.
“The process can take from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, depending on the situation and the cooperation of the property owners involved,” Nicole said. 

 

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