[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton 8-12-1986 by Ord. No. 86-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Committee shall consist of five members: The Clinton Fire Chief, the Captain of the Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad, the Chairman of the Clinton Planning Board, the Chairman of the Clinton Roads Committee and the Chief of Police; or their designees.
The purpose of the Street Name Review Committee is to assist the Town Council in naming streets existing and proposed. In doing so, the Committee shall study and review existing streets as well as applications pending or submitted to the town's Planning Board, with a written report recommending proposed names or changes in the same to be forwarded to the Mayor and Council. The Street Name Review Committee shall be guided in its responsibilities according to the following standards and considerations.
The name or number to be given to any street, road, avenue, plaza, park site or to any other public place will be authorized and passed by the Town Council, in resolution and then voted upon and to be published in the local newspaper and the local citizens will have the opportunity to be heard and after the reading at a public town meeting for at least two of said meetings, it will become official and permanent.
Names. The name of a particular person to be selected shall be a person deceased at least 15 or more years. It shall be a renowned name of fame and honor or a great name in science or art. The name should be acceptable to all political parties and various religious denominations.
Places. The name of places should be American cities, states, counties and villages or names where a historical event took place or names of local historical places of the Town of Clinton.
Things. The name should be of things, such as trees, flowers, animals and other things with a simple pronunciation and pleasant sound.
The governing body shall decide when and where signs should be located with the denomination of roads, streets, avenues, boulevards, plazas, park sites or any other public places that are under the jurisdiction of the municipal government of the Town of Clinton.