In an earlier-than-expected move, College Station's City Council took steps to name a new stretch of road.
Thursday, the council decided to name the new Highway 40 and Greens Prairie Road East after William D. Fitch, the former councilman and school board member. Fitch is largely credited with the development of the south side of town, including Southwood Valley and Pebble Creek.
Fitch was the second-leading vote getter in the city's "Name That Road" contest. Of the 702 votes, he garnered 107.
Only Aggie Men's Basketball coach Billy Gillespie earned more votes.
Even with citizen input, the city council had the final decision on naming the street. Thursday's vote was 3-to-1 in favor of Bill Fitch Road, with three council members absent from the meeting. The lone dissenting vote was John Happ's. He said they should have waited until the full council was present to vote on the issue.
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