Original City Councilmembers and Edward Scholle To Be Honored by Naming New Streets in Springville (Post Date: 6/28/21)
Camarillo, California – New streets in Camarillo will bear the names of three of the original Camarillo City Councilmembers, Guy Turner, Ned Chatfield, and Edith “Tweedy” Camarillo Rouce, as well as Edward Scholle, who is associated with Camarillo’s early agricultural history.
At their meeting of June 23, 2021, the Camarillo City Council voted unanimously to approve the naming of new streets as Guy Turner Drive, Ned Chatfield Drive, Tweedy Rouce Drive, and Edward Scholle Drive, in their honor.
In 2014, Mayor Craven submitted a request to name new streets in honor of three of the original City Councilmembers: Guy Turner; Ned Chatfield; and Edith “Tweedy” Camarillo Rouce. There are already streets in the City that bear the names of two of the original Councilmembers: Earl Joseph Drive and Daily Drive. Each of these individuals served on the first City Council following the City’s incorporation in 1964. The request by Mayor Craven in 2014 coincided with the 50th year anniversary of the City’s incorporation; however, there has not been a suitable opportunity for the naming of new publicly accessible streets in honor of these individuals until now.
Guy Turner was an accountant, who served on the Calleguas Soil Conservation District, Camarillo Sanitary District and Camarillo County Water District #5. He was a former vice president of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, and served on the City Council for 6 years. He passed away in 1984.
Edith “Tweedy” Camarillo Rouce was a teacher at Pleasant Valley School and married to Adolfo Camarillo’s son Frank. After Frank’s passing, she married Al Rouce, a deputy sheriff. She co-chaired the first Camarillo Fiesta in 1965, and was a founder of Camarillo Beautiful, which began planting trees in medians and parkways. Mrs. Rouce served on the Camarillo City Council for 6 years. She passed away in 1988.
Ned Chatfield was a 15-year Los Angeles City fireman, Scoutmaster, football referee, football coach, member of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club and served on the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce’s Zoning, Streets and Highways Committee. Mr. Chatfield served on the City Council for 10 years. He passed away in 2010.
Ben O’Neal, on behalf of Lennar Homes of California, requested the naming of a new street in honor of Edward Scholle. Mr. Scholle established a farmstead in 1895 in the Springville area, which continued to be held by the family for many years. The existing Scholle farmhouse, located west of Springville Drive, north of U.S. 101 is one of the last residential buildings that was part of the historic Springville community. The farmhouse will be relocated approximately 290 yards to the southwest and rehabilitated for sale and occupancy as a single-family residence. The street where the Scholle farmhouse will be relocated will be named in his honor.
Per the Street Names Policy, streets may be named in honor or memory of deceased former residents only if those persons had made a generally recognized and significant contribution to the political, economic, or social development of the City.