Media Release - Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (July 9, 2020)
Posted on 07/09/2020
Image of a clipboard with the Town's logo and words media release printed on itFor Immediate Release: July 9, 2020

The following items were discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Stratford Town Council held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Special Permitted Use Denied

An application was received to add an auto body repair shop to the existing Wash A Way Car Wash business, located at 10 St. John Avenue. In accordance with section 13.2.4 Special Permitted Use of the C2 Zone, Stratford Town Council must call a public meeting to allow residents to provide input before issuing a development permit on a special permitted use application. However this business use was not recommended for this location by the Town’s Planning, Development and Heritage Committee after discussion at their June 29, 2020 meeting nor supported by the Town’s Planning staff, and Town council voted 5-1 to deny the public meeting request and application.

Public Meeting for Required Amendments

Council approved a resolution to include an agenda item at the July 15, 2020 public meeting to receive comment from the public on minor amendments required in the Town’s Zoning and Development Bylaw #45. These include correction of an error within section 11.5.5(b) of the PURD Zone, minor amendments to the R2 and C2 sections, insertion of a new section on fence heights in Section 8, and minor text amendments in the swimming pool section 8.14.1(a). Further information on these amendments can be received by contacting the Town’s Planning Department in advance of the July 15, 2020 public meeting at (902) 569-6255.

Records Management Bylaw

Second reading and adoption of the Records Management Bylaw, Bylaw #51 was held. In 2008 the Town established a Records Management Policy to classify and set retention periods for files. The Municipal Government Act requires municipalities to establish a Records Retention and Disposal Schedule, and the Records Retention Regulations within the act set out retention and disposal requirements for certain files. The Town’s new Records Retention Bylaw was drafted to meet both the Act and Regulation requirements and to continue with current records management practices and classification to the greatest extent possible.


For more information please contact:
Wendy Watts, Community & Business Engagement Manager
Phone: (902) 569-1995

Printable version: Media Release - Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (July 9, 2020)

Video Recording: July 8, 2020 Town Council Meeting