In honor of a former Leduc mayor and alderman, 46th Street is being renamed Oscar Klak Way.
Leduc city council approved the decision for an honorary rather than official name change at its Aug. 24 meeting.
With honorary over official no actual addresses along the road need changing. “It’s not an overwhelming cost but it is an inconvenience,” said planning and development director Ken Woitt.
With the change approved street signs can be installed to permanently mark the namesake road, which it still gets as an honorary change. “We though that was a good compromise,” said Coun. Dana Smith.
“I’m really happy to see this come forward. Traditionally, you don’t honour anybody until after they’re dead,” said Leduc mayor Greg Krischke.
A tribute ceremony will be held at the unveiling of the newly monikered road.
According to City of Leduc documents Klak served as an alderman from 1968 to 1980.
At this time he was elected mayor and saw the community gain its city status.
Klak sat on council as mayor for nine years, ending his run in 1989.