August 12, 2015 – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release:  August 13, 2015

The following items were discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Stratford Town Council.

Presentation to Youth Volunteer of the Year

Council recognized Jill Chapman as the 2015 Stratford Youth Volunteer of the Year recipient.  Jill has shown tremendous leadership in her community volunteering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glen Stewart School, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Soup Kitchen and Food Bank, C.H.A.N.C.E.S, and for projects such as Ryan’s Well and Free the Children.  Jill attends Charlottetown Rural High School where she is also active in school life sitting on the Gay-Straight Alliance and is a past committee member with the program “Empowering Youth Through Engagement in Service.  Jill is a silver medal recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and volunteered to serve as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards delegate for Prince Edward Island.

Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Council approved with 2nd reading and adopted a new Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw which will come into effect on January 1, 2016.  With this bylaw, The Town of Stratford has regulated pesticide use within the Town boundaries to the fullest extent permitted within current provincial legislation as municipalities have only been granted the authority to regulate or ban the use of non-domestic pesticides by licensed applicators for landscape pests.  Municipalities do not have the authority to restrict or ban the use of domestic pesticides by homeowners directly nor to regulate pesticide use on golf courses, on or inside buildings, or on forested or agriculture land.  Full details, including the bylaw, can be found on the Town’s website.

Forest Trail Sustainable Subdivision – Amendment

Council granted approval to a request for a change to the development scheme for the Forest Trail subdivision on Lot 12 to change the approved 3-6 unit buildings and 1-5 unit building to 6-4 unit buildings and remove a single family dwelling on lot 19 keeping the overall number of dwelling units at 113.  The number of townhouses is now one more at 68 units, semi-detached units remain at 24 and single family dwellings is now one less at 21 units.

Forest Trail Sustainable Subdivision – Street Name

Council granted approval to a name the private right of way, located off Hollis Ave on parcel No. 289512 (Lot 12) as Autumn Lane.

 Commemorative Name Approval

Council approved a request from Our Lady of Assumption Parish to name the section of the Stratford Trail, crossing Our Lady of the Assumption’s land, in honour of the late Dr. David McKenna.   Dr. McKenna made a significant, noteworthy contribution to Stratford and Prince Edward Island including serving a term as MLA for Stratford-Kinlock, and sitting on countless committees, including parish committees and town committees;

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For more information please contact:

Robert Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (902) 569-6251
Email: rhughes@townofstratford.ca

August 12, 2015 – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release:  August 13, 2015

The following items were discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Stratford Town Council.

Presentation to Youth Volunteer of the Year

Council recognized Jill Chapman as the 2015 Stratford Youth Volunteer of the Year recipient.  Jill has shown tremendous leadership in her community volunteering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glen Stewart School, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Soup Kitchen and Food Bank, C.H.A.N.C.E.S, and for projects such as Ryan’s Well and Free the Children.  Jill attends Charlottetown Rural High School where she is also active in school life sitting on the Gay-Straight Alliance and is a past committee member with the program “Empowering Youth Through Engagement in Service.  Jill is a silver medal recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and volunteered to serve as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards delegate for Prince Edward Island.

Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Council approved with 2nd reading and adopted a new Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw which will come into effect on January 1, 2016.  With this bylaw, The Town of Stratford has regulated pesticide use within the Town boundaries to the fullest extent permitted within current provincial legislation as municipalities have only been granted the authority to regulate or ban the use of non-domestic pesticides by licensed applicators for landscape pests.  Municipalities do not have the authority to restrict or ban the use of domestic pesticides by homeowners directly nor to regulate pesticide use on golf courses, on or inside buildings, or on forested or agriculture land.  Full details, including the bylaw, can be found on the Town’s website.

Forest Trail Sustainable Subdivision – Amendment

Council granted approval to a request for a change to the development scheme for the Forest Trail subdivision on Lot 12 to change the approved 3-6 unit buildings and 1-5 unit building to 6-4 unit buildings and remove a single family dwelling on lot 19 keeping the overall number of dwelling units at 113.  The number of townhouses is now one more at 68 units, semi-detached units remain at 24 and single family dwellings is now one less at 21 units.

Forest Trail Sustainable Subdivision – Street Name

Council granted approval to a name the private right of way, located off Hollis Ave on parcel No. 289512 (Lot 12) as Autumn Lane.

 Commemorative Name Approval

Council approved a request from Our Lady of Assumption Parish to name the section of the Stratford Trail, crossing Our Lady of the Assumption’s land, in honour of the late Dr. David McKenna.   Dr. McKenna made a significant, noteworthy contribution to Stratford and Prince Edward Island including serving a term as MLA for Stratford-Kinlock, and sitting on countless committees, including parish committees and town committees;

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For more information please contact:

Robert Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (902) 569-6251
Email: rhughes@townofstratford.ca

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