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Dover City Council reconsiders re-naming Division Street

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DOVER, Del.- It's a move meant to honor, not cause headaches for the people of Division Street. But business owners in the area say people weren't given enough notification when the city proposed renaming Division Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

"I'm kind of like here in the trenches, on the front line," said business owner Vick Giangrant. "I heard about it a while ago but a lot of people say they never got  any warning or that they heard it through the grapevine,"

Usually there is a six-step process required to rename a street, including a petition, but the City of Dover says they were able to bypass the requirement.

"The procedure specified in the code is if somebody that's a private citizen wants to change the name of a street, they'd go through that process," said planning director Ann Marie Townshend. "It doesn't preclude the city council from using their legislative authority."

But Vernon Ingram says the lack of a petition left too many people in the dark about the possible renaming.

"It's probably been one of the best kept secrets in I don't know how many years. which is a shame, because residents need to know what they're facing."

The city has not completely said no to naming the street for Martin Luther King Jr., the proposal was returned to committee for further recommendation.

A recommendation must be made within 120 days.

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