On August 6, 2021, the Municipal Clerk received a formal request to rename “Hilltop Crescent” to “Howards Way” from the family of the late Mr. Howard Wilson.
Mr. Howard Wilson was a lifelong North Grenville resident who was born just outside of Kemptville on McCordick Rd. On July 12, 1961, Mr. Wilson opened a business on the corner of Prescott Street and Concession Road, operating as a licensed mechanic. That business has remained in continuous operation ever since.
Mr. Wilson was actively engaged in the community, acting as a volunteer with the Kemptville Fire Department in 1966, eventually becoming a chief engineer, serving on municipal and County Councils for a period of 13 years as Reeve, Deputy Reeve and Councillor, and finally as a member of the independent Order of Oddfellows for 58 years.
Mr. Wilson passed away on August 25, 2020. Mr. Wilson’s family believes that it would be a fitting tribute to his long service to the community to honour his legacy by renaming the street Mr. Wilson continuously resided on since 1963 “Howards Way” in his memory.
The Municipality has the authority to name streets that are under its jurisdiction, including Hilltop Crescent.
In accordance with the Municipality’s Naming Rights Policy (By-Law 72-12, as amended by By-Law 76-17) and Section 48 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipality is required to consult with external stakeholders in the community to identify the level of support for the proposal along with any possible objections.
The Municipality invites residents and stakeholders to participate in a 30-day public consultation period. During this 30-day consultation period, the Municipality encourages you to provide additional input on this matter.
Input and comments can be submitted by email at [email protected], or by mail to:
The Municipality of North Grenville, 285 County Rd. 44, P.O. Box 130, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0.
Should you require accommodation or have any questions or concerns regarding the consultation process, please contact the Clerk at 613-258-9569 ext. 178.
The deadline to submit input and comments is December 15, 2021.