In 2021, Zorra Council approved an Asset Naming Policy for the Township. This policy provides a framework for the naming of all assets within the Township of Zorra including, roads, parks, trails, open spaces, buildings, memorial areas, or any municipal facilities or assets. This policy replaces our previous Naming of Parks, Open Space and Facilities Policy.
The purpose of the Asset Naming Policy is to provide for a fair, consistent, and efficient process while including the important need for public consultation and legislative approvals with respect to naming, by following strategy 2, to consult, communication mediums will be utilized, such as the Township website and social media.
The policy applies to any organization, partnership or individual requesting the naming of a municipal asset or requesting a name be added to the Zorra Names Registry. The responsibility for naming municipal assets will be that of Council. The Director of Corporate Services/Clerk shall be responsible for administration of the policy and to compile and keep up to date a Zorra Names Registry.
The policy provides for a process for anyone to apply for a name to be added to the Registry and to apply for a particular asset to be named from that list of Council approved names. A developer would be required to select names for their developments from the registry and, following their selection, those names will be brought to Council for approval.
The cost associated with a naming/renaming (including but not limited to signage, ceremonial costs, legal costs, etc.) will be the responsibility of the Township when the naming/re-naming has been initiated by the Township and will be the responsibility of the Community/Developer or Corporate entity when the naming/renaming has been initiated by the Community/ Developer/Corporate entity or is part of a land use planning development.
Visit our Policies page to view the Asset Naming Policy.
Visit our Forms page to complete the Asset Naming Request Form.
For more information, please contact the Director of Corporate Services/Clerk at 519-485-2490 ext 7228.