Media Release: Town Council Meeting Summary (October 10, 2019)
Posted on 10/10/2019
Image of map showing new street to be constructed between Dale Drive and Gerorgetown Road to be named McCallum DriveMedia Release: October 9, 2019 Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2019

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

Tax Rate Group Bylaw Amendment

Council held first reading of an amendment to the Tax Rate Group Bylaw, Bylaw #37, which will allow Council to add additional tax rate groups commonly used by other municipalities to generate additional tax revenue.

Bylaw 37A a Bylaw to amend the Tax Rate Group Bylaw Bylaw 37

Street Name Approved

A resolution was approved to name a new street required between Dale Drive and the new portion of the Georgetown Road as a result of the roundabout being constructed. The new street will be called McCallum Drive after the family who owned the property in the late 1880’s.

Image of McCallum Drive location 

CARI Partnership Agreement Changes

The Town of Stratford remains a partner in the Bell Aliant Centre (previously called the CARI Complex) and the board of CARI wants to standardize the wording of the partnership agreement between City of Charlottetown, UPEI, Town of Stratford and CARI requiring the following change to clause V (b):

(b) Upon completion of the construction of the facility, CARI will provide
operational reports on a bi monthly basis.

to

(b) Upon completion of the construction of the facility, CARI will provide, on a
monthly basis, standard accepted financial statements on the operation of the
facility as well as annual audited statements within 120 days of the CARI year end.

This resolution was approved.

FCM Request to Double the Gas Tax Permanently

A resolution received approval calling on all parties in the 2019 federal election to commit to a permanent doubling of the Gas Tax Fund as outlined in the FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) election platform.

Blue Communities Commitment

Council passed a resolution to declare the Town of Stratford a Blue Community and to support the requirements of doing so as outlined in the project led by the Council of Canadians, the Blue Planet Project and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Declaring the Town of Stratford a Blue Community has three primary components:

1. Recognize water and sanitation as a human right.
2. Ban bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events.
3. Promote public water and wastewater infrastructure.

Resolution SC001-2019 Blue Communities Commitment

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For more information please contact:

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

Printable version: Media Release - Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (October 10, 2019).pdf