8-year-old Keenan Cook sat with quiet anticipation as his letter was read aloud by Tamaqua Borough Secretary Georgia Depos-Dewire during Tuesday’s (July 21, 2015) Tamaqua Borough Council meeting.
The handwritten letter read (with minor editing):
“My name is Keenan Cook and I am 8 years old. I live in Hometown and come with my mom every day to Tamaqua. We usually go down Schuylkill Avenue. On the 9th of July there was a dead duck on the street with about 8 ducks trying to carry it off the road. Traffic was tied up in both directions. My mom picked it up and took it to the side of the road and all of the ducks followed.
This is not only a hazard for the ducks but it could cause an accident. I would like to see borough council erect a few duck crossing or warning signs in the area. This may help. Thanks for your consideration.”
After a brief discussion, Tamaqua Borough Council approved the request for two duck crossing/warning signs along Schuylkill Avenue contingent with Keenan’s locations for the signs. The signs will be ordered and installed in the next few months.
Keenan is the son of James and Shanna Cook of Hometown.
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