Media Release: April 11, 2018 Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release:  April 12, 2018

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

2nd Reading and Adoption of Amendment to Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw

Council approved 2nd reading and subsequent adoption of an amendment to the Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw (Bylaw #21) which allows for a universal water metering program and includes a penalty for parties who refuse to install a water meter.

Skatepark Tender Awarded
Following the Skatepark tender closing on March 29th, Council awarded the construction tender to Propour Concrete Services Inc. in the amount of $332,400.00. The work is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Municipal Asset Management Program Application
Council approved a request from Town staff to apply for a grant through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program. The Town is developing an asset management program which will allow for better management and planning for the replacement of our assets.  The Town of Stratford will be responsible for $11,140 towards the overall cost of this initiative.

Stratford Utility Corporation Loan Approval
After a tender recently closed and upon response from seven financial institutions, TD Bank, being the lowest bidder, was awarded the tender for a loan in the amount of $1,187,00 with a 20 year amortization at 3.81%. This loan covers the Utility’s portion of 2017 government funded capital projects including:
–  Eastern Realties Phase 1 Water Project – $266,586
–  Eastern Realties Phase 2 Water Project – $386,039
–  Hopeton Road Water Project – $128,037
–  Phase 1 Metering Project – $369,005
–  Small Capital Projects – $37,433

Municipal Government Act Bylaws
The new Municipal Government Act requires a number of bylaws be created over the coming months. Last evening Council approved 2nd reading and adoption of a Tax Rate Group Bylaw (Bylaw 37) which is required to enable the application of different tax rates for different properties (ie: commercial vs. non-commercial rates).  Council also approved 2nd reading and adopted the Borrowing Bylaw (Bylaw #40) which is required to enable short and long term borrowing by the Town of Stratford.

Pan American Properties Inc. Height Exemption Approved
An application from Pan American Properties Inc. was approved allowing the development to proceed to the design stage with a maximum height exemption of 54’ and subject to a number of conditions including that the design and construction be in accordance with the Town of Stratford’s Building Bylaw and the building design components must be reviewed and approved by Council prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Koughan Heights Subdivision
In a 5-1 decision, approval was granted to the Koughan Heights Subdivision project to subdivide parcel number 516021 into 36 single family dwelling lots subject to a number of conditions including development of a stormwater management plan, proposed parkland area shown on the survey plan be dedicated to the Town of Stratford and that all other relevant provisions of the Town of Stratford Zoning and Subdivision Control (Development) Bylaw be met.

Board of Directors Member Appointment
The Town of Stratford, through our agreement with Capital Area Recreation Inc. (CARI), must annually appoint a representative to the Board of Directors of CARI. At last evenings meeting, a resolution was approved re-appointing Joanne Weir to the CARI Board for the year 2018.

 

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (902) 569-6921
Email: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (April 11, 2018)

Media Release: April 11, 2018 Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release:  April 12, 2018

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

2nd Reading and Adoption of Amendment to Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw

Council approved 2nd reading and subsequent adoption of an amendment to the Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw (Bylaw #21) which allows for a universal water metering program and includes a penalty for parties who refuse to install a water meter.

Skatepark Tender Awarded
Following the Skatepark tender closing on March 29th, Council awarded the construction tender to Propour Concrete Services Inc. in the amount of $332,400.00. The work is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2018.

Municipal Asset Management Program Application
Council approved a request from Town staff to apply for a grant through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program. The Town is developing an asset management program which will allow for better management and planning for the replacement of our assets.  The Town of Stratford will be responsible for $11,140 towards the overall cost of this initiative.

Stratford Utility Corporation Loan Approval
After a tender recently closed and upon response from seven financial institutions, TD Bank, being the lowest bidder, was awarded the tender for a loan in the amount of $1,187,00 with a 20 year amortization at 3.81%. This loan covers the Utility’s portion of 2017 government funded capital projects including:
–  Eastern Realties Phase 1 Water Project – $266,586
–  Eastern Realties Phase 2 Water Project – $386,039
–  Hopeton Road Water Project – $128,037
–  Phase 1 Metering Project – $369,005
–  Small Capital Projects – $37,433

Municipal Government Act Bylaws
The new Municipal Government Act requires a number of bylaws be created over the coming months. Last evening Council approved 2nd reading and adoption of a Tax Rate Group Bylaw (Bylaw 37) which is required to enable the application of different tax rates for different properties (ie: commercial vs. non-commercial rates).  Council also approved 2nd reading and adopted the Borrowing Bylaw (Bylaw #40) which is required to enable short and long term borrowing by the Town of Stratford.

Pan American Properties Inc. Height Exemption Approved
An application from Pan American Properties Inc. was approved allowing the development to proceed to the design stage with a maximum height exemption of 54’ and subject to a number of conditions including that the design and construction be in accordance with the Town of Stratford’s Building Bylaw and the building design components must be reviewed and approved by Council prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Koughan Heights Subdivision
In a 5-1 decision, approval was granted to the Koughan Heights Subdivision project to subdivide parcel number 516021 into 36 single family dwelling lots subject to a number of conditions including development of a stormwater management plan, proposed parkland area shown on the survey plan be dedicated to the Town of Stratford and that all other relevant provisions of the Town of Stratford Zoning and Subdivision Control (Development) Bylaw be met.

Board of Directors Member Appointment
The Town of Stratford, through our agreement with Capital Area Recreation Inc. (CARI), must annually appoint a representative to the Board of Directors of CARI. At last evenings meeting, a resolution was approved re-appointing Joanne Weir to the CARI Board for the year 2018.

 

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (902) 569-6921
Email: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (April 11, 2018)

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