Media Release: Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (February 20, 2019)

For Immediate Release:  February 21, 2019

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

Brown & Hood Heritage Award Presented

The Brown and Hood Heritage Award is presented annually by the Town of Stratford to an individual, group, organization, or company who strives to preserve Stratford’s heritage, whether in the form of built architecture, the written word or through volunteer efforts to promote the values of heritage.  The award for 2018 was presented to the family of Lana Beth Barkhouse, Andrew Trivett, and their daughter Emma Trivett. The family continues to preserve and enhance the heritage of their family’s home in Stratford which, in 2008, was listed on the register of Canada’s Historic Places. Lana Beth was a member of the Town’s Heritage Committee for 10 years and was an integral player in many of the heritage projects during that time including the development of the Town’s heritage bylaws and was a driving force more recently behind Stratford’s recent publication, We will remember them: Stratford Heroes of the First World War. Their daughter Emma was a UPEI history student in 2013 when she was hired by the Heritage Committee to assist in the writing of the Stratford First World War veterans’ project. Over that summer, Emma researched the service files of Stratford veterans, linking their service into the units War Diaries which served to help get the book, We will remember them: Stratford Heroes of the First World War, published five years later.

Presentation to Retired Stratford Public Librarian

In late 2018 a longtime familiar face of the Stratford Public Library, Jane McKinney, retired. In appreciation for Jane’s years of service to Stratford residents and for her support during that time of the Town of Stratford, Council recognized her retirement with a small presentation of thanks.

 

 

Second Reading & Adoption of Amendment to Allow Dale Drive Development to Proceed

Council held second reading and adoption of a re-zoning request that will allow for the construction of a 56 unit, 4 storey apartment building, containing 30 affordable housing units on Dale Drive. The zoning amendment will rezone a portion of 518910, 398610, 538132, and 482307 (approx. 1.3 acres) from the Mason Road Commercial Zone (MRC) to Mason Road Mixed Use Zone (MRMU).

Resolution to Allow Accessory Building

Council passed a resolution which will permit an accessory building at 113 Rosebank Road to be within the front yard of his cottage property. This decision is consistent with neighbouring cottages located in this area.    

Community Campus Planning Committee Established

Council approved a resolution to establish a Community Campus Planning Committee which will work in conjunction with the Province to plan for community facilities that will improve student learning and wellbeing during the day and allow for community access for improved lifelong learning and wellness opportunities outside of school hours. The terms of reference for the committee as well as the following committee member appointments were made:

· Chair – Councillor Jill Burridge (Chair of Planning, Development and Heritage)
· Vice-chair – Councillor Steve Gallant (Chair of Recreation, Culture and Events)
· Deputy Mayor Gary Clow (Chair of Infrastructure)
· Mayor Steve Ogden
· Fred Horrelt (Public Schools Branch representative)
· Kathy Campbell (Resident, home and school representative)
· Dylan Mullally (Resident and secondary school teacher)
· Thomas Hogan, (Resident and Secondary School student)
· Cory Gray, (Resident, businessman with construction experience)
· Robert Hughes (Chief Administrative Officer – non-voting)
· Jeremy Crosby (Deputy CAO and Director of Infrastructure – non-voting)
· Jeremy Pierce (Director of Recreation, Culture and Events – non-voting)

Community Campus Planning Committee – Terms of Reference


Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee Member Appointment

In accordance with Bylaw #33, Stratford Committee Bylaw, Angela McNally has been appointed to the Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee and will serve on the current two-year term which ends November 30, 2020.

Michael Thomas Way Extension

Following a tender process which closed on December 19, 2018, Duffy Construction Ltd. was awarded the project with their bid of $670,296.85 being the lowest bid for the work.

Open Government Bylaw

The Town of Stratford’s Open Government Bylaw passed first reading at the February Council Meeting. The bylaw, once adopted, will see the Town of Stratford adopt an open by default approach. The bylaw will also assist the Town in meeting its requirements under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act which is effective as of April 1, 2019.

Bylaw 44 – Open Government Bylaw – final draft

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (902) 569-1995
Email: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (February 21, 2019)

Media Release: Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (February 20, 2019)

For Immediate Release:  February 21, 2019

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

Brown & Hood Heritage Award Presented

The Brown and Hood Heritage Award is presented annually by the Town of Stratford to an individual, group, organization, or company who strives to preserve Stratford’s heritage, whether in the form of built architecture, the written word or through volunteer efforts to promote the values of heritage.  The award for 2018 was presented to the family of Lana Beth Barkhouse, Andrew Trivett, and their daughter Emma Trivett. The family continues to preserve and enhance the heritage of their family’s home in Stratford which, in 2008, was listed on the register of Canada’s Historic Places. Lana Beth was a member of the Town’s Heritage Committee for 10 years and was an integral player in many of the heritage projects during that time including the development of the Town’s heritage bylaws and was a driving force more recently behind Stratford’s recent publication, We will remember them: Stratford Heroes of the First World War. Their daughter Emma was a UPEI history student in 2013 when she was hired by the Heritage Committee to assist in the writing of the Stratford First World War veterans’ project. Over that summer, Emma researched the service files of Stratford veterans, linking their service into the units War Diaries which served to help get the book, We will remember them: Stratford Heroes of the First World War, published five years later.

Presentation to Retired Stratford Public Librarian

In late 2018 a longtime familiar face of the Stratford Public Library, Jane McKinney, retired. In appreciation for Jane’s years of service to Stratford residents and for her support during that time of the Town of Stratford, Council recognized her retirement with a small presentation of thanks.

 

 

Second Reading & Adoption of Amendment to Allow Dale Drive Development to Proceed

Council held second reading and adoption of a re-zoning request that will allow for the construction of a 56 unit, 4 storey apartment building, containing 30 affordable housing units on Dale Drive. The zoning amendment will rezone a portion of 518910, 398610, 538132, and 482307 (approx. 1.3 acres) from the Mason Road Commercial Zone (MRC) to Mason Road Mixed Use Zone (MRMU).

Resolution to Allow Accessory Building

Council passed a resolution which will permit an accessory building at 113 Rosebank Road to be within the front yard of his cottage property. This decision is consistent with neighbouring cottages located in this area.    

Community Campus Planning Committee Established

Council approved a resolution to establish a Community Campus Planning Committee which will work in conjunction with the Province to plan for community facilities that will improve student learning and wellbeing during the day and allow for community access for improved lifelong learning and wellness opportunities outside of school hours. The terms of reference for the committee as well as the following committee member appointments were made:

· Chair – Councillor Jill Burridge (Chair of Planning, Development and Heritage)
· Vice-chair – Councillor Steve Gallant (Chair of Recreation, Culture and Events)
· Deputy Mayor Gary Clow (Chair of Infrastructure)
· Mayor Steve Ogden
· Fred Horrelt (Public Schools Branch representative)
· Kathy Campbell (Resident, home and school representative)
· Dylan Mullally (Resident and secondary school teacher)
· Thomas Hogan, (Resident and Secondary School student)
· Cory Gray, (Resident, businessman with construction experience)
· Robert Hughes (Chief Administrative Officer – non-voting)
· Jeremy Crosby (Deputy CAO and Director of Infrastructure – non-voting)
· Jeremy Pierce (Director of Recreation, Culture and Events – non-voting)

Community Campus Planning Committee – Terms of Reference


Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee Member Appointment

In accordance with Bylaw #33, Stratford Committee Bylaw, Angela McNally has been appointed to the Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee and will serve on the current two-year term which ends November 30, 2020.

Michael Thomas Way Extension

Following a tender process which closed on December 19, 2018, Duffy Construction Ltd. was awarded the project with their bid of $670,296.85 being the lowest bid for the work.

Open Government Bylaw

The Town of Stratford’s Open Government Bylaw passed first reading at the February Council Meeting. The bylaw, once adopted, will see the Town of Stratford adopt an open by default approach. The bylaw will also assist the Town in meeting its requirements under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act which is effective as of April 1, 2019.

Bylaw 44 – Open Government Bylaw – final draft

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For more information please contact:

Wendy Watts, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (902) 569-1995
Email: wwatts@townofstratford.ca

 

Printable version: Media Release – Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (February 21, 2019)

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