Community and Protective Services Committee
Comité des services communautaires et de protection
16 February 2017 / 16 février 2017
et au Conseil
22 February 2017 / 22 février 2017
Submitted on January 17, 2017
Soumis le 17 janvier 2017
Kiel Anderson, Manager, Policy and Technical Solutions, Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor / Gestionnaire, Politiques et solutions techniques, Bureau du greffier municipal et de l’avocate général
Lauren Burger, Coordinator, Policy and Projects, Policy and Technical Solutions / Coordonnatrice, Politiques et Projets, Politiques et solutions techniques
580-2424 x25462, Lauren.Burger@ottawa.ca
Ward: RIDEAU-GOULBOURN (21)
File Number: ACS2017-CCS-GEN-0009
SUBJECT: Commemorative Naming Proposal – Silas Bradley Park
OBJET: Proposition de nom commémoratif – Parc Silas-Bradley
That the Community and Protective Services Committee recommend Council approve the proposal to name a future park at 5970 Fernbank Road, “Silas Bradley Park”.
RECOMMANDATION DU RAPPORT
Que le Comité des services communautaires et de protection recommande au Conseil d’approuver la proposition visant à nommer un futur parc devant être situé au 5970, chemin Fernbank, « parc Silas-Bradley ».
The Commemorative Naming Policy, approved by City Council on July 24, 2002, as amended, outlines the criteria and process for commemoratively naming municipal streets, parks and facilities (or parts thereof).
With respect to criteria, a commemorative name honours individuals who are (or have been) citizens of the City of Ottawa or who have made a specific contribution to the City of Ottawa and:
• Demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional service to the citizens of the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and / or Canada;
• Provided extensive community service, or who have an extraordinary community service record;
• Worked to foster equality and reduce discrimination;
• Where the nominated individual is a current City employee, the individual shall have made an outstanding contribution to the City of Ottawa outside of his/her capacity and duties as a City employee or they may be recognized for their exceptional service once they are no longer a City employee;
• The nominated individual has made a significant financial contribution to a park or facility and the contribution significantly benefits the community that the park or facility serves (i.e. the park or facility may not have otherwise been possible without the financial assistance);
• The nominated name has historical significance to the community, City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, or Canada.
Any member of the public or City Council may submit a name to the City for consideration through a formal Commemorative Naming application and supporting material.
Staff review the name against other criteria (e.g. potential issues for 9-1-1, whether there is an existing commemoration for the same nomination, etc.) and if there are no issues of this nature, forwards the nomination to the Commemorative Naming Committee (“CNC”), consisting of: the City Clerk and Solicitor; the Chief Building Official; the General Manager, Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services; the General Manager, Public Works and Environmental Services; the General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development; the Mayor; and, the Ward Councillor, or their respective designates. The CNC reviews the formal application.
As part of the process, the CNC provides an initial approval based on the policy’s criteria and the information provided by the nominator. Staff is then directed to ensure there is community support for the choice by initiating a 30-day public consultation phase. Where the proposal is to rename a park or facility, the Policy requires a 60-day public consultation phase.
Following the consultation process, the CNC reviews the public feedback and makes a final recommendation on the nomination, which is subsequently considered by the appropriate Standing Committee and City Council. In cases where no public objections are received, proposals are brought directly to the appropriate Standing Committee and Council without the need for a second CNC meeting.
Elizabeth Burke submitted an application to commemorate Silas Bradley. Under the proposal, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 5970 Fernbank Road, “Silas Bradley Park”.
The CNC met on November 23, 2016 to review the application and endorsed the proposed name under the following criterion:
• Provided extensive community service, or who have an extraordinary community service record.
There are no rural implications associated with this report.
An integral part of the Commemorative Naming Process is public consultation on the proposed name. On November 23, 2016, the City announced a 30-day public consultation on the proposed name. The relevant information was communicated through a public service announcement, the City of Ottawa Twitter accounts and posted to Ottawa.ca.
The 30-day public consultation period ended on December 22, 2016. The City Clerk and Solicitor’s Office received four comments in support of the application.
COMMENTS BY THE WARD COUNCILLOR(S)
The Ward Councillor, Councillor Moffatt, is supportive of this recommendation. As the park borders Ward 6, Councillor Qadri was also consulted and is supportive of this recommendation.
There are no legal impediments to the implementation of the recommendation in this report.
RISK MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS
There are no risk implications associated with this report.
Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor
Financial costs associated with purchasing a plaque and/or hosting a naming ceremony are provided through the City Clerk and Solicitor’s operating budget.
While demand has outpaced resources for several years, the practice has been to accommodate the commemorations within the $18,000 annual budget and Members of Council and the public are made aware that, once the budget has been spent in any given year, any events will need to carry over into the next year.
There are no accessibility impacts related to the recommendation in this report.
TERM OF COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Document 1 – Summary of Proposal: Silas Bradley Park – (Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn)
Following Council approval of the proposal, staff will work with the Ward Councillor to coordinate a ceremonial event to unveil a plaque.
Silas Bradley Park – (Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn)
In recognition of Silas Bradley’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 5970 Fernbank Road, “Silas Bradley Park”.
A summary of the proposal, submitted by Elizabeth Burke, is provided below:
Silas Bradley, retired dairy farmer, and long-time resident of Stittsville, was deeply involved with his community and served it in many capacities.
Silas’ love for the Stittsville community was apparent through the devotion he showed in his work, play, and community service achieved within the village. Well-known as a strong community leader, Silas took on many leadership roles and is renowned for his work as an elected officer for the Hazeldean Loyal Orange Lodge No. 246., Chairman of the South Carleton School Board, Master of the Hazeldean Masonic Lodge, elected Warden of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Justice of the Peace for Carleton County, and as a charter member of the Stittsville District Lion’s Club.
Silas’ most notable contributions to his community may be his eight years of service as the village’s first Reeve upon its incorporation in 1961 and for his role as the founding father of Bradley’s insurance, which is now a 4th generation business that employs 36 staff.