Media Release: Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (June 12, 2024)
Posted on 06/14/2024
Image of the water school calendar winners, Stratford Town Council members, and other represenativesFor Immediate Release: June 14, 2024

The following items were discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the Stratford Town Council held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Special Presentation

A special presentations was held early in the council agenda to recognize the 2024 winners of the ‘Water’s Cool’ Water School who will be featured in the upcoming calendar. The grade five students who have their artwork included are as follows:

Ivy Myers – January
Colin Beaton– February
Kylah Rose – March
Kaylee Ann LeDrew – April
Jack Fortier – May
Isabella Stewart – June
Evelyn Starkes – July
Emily Filion – August
Annie Xie – September
Dora Zong – October
Maxine Tweedy – November
Neriah Varghese – December

Bylaw Exemption Approved

A resolution was approved for a Noise and Nuisance Bylaw exemption for a family wedding to take place on August 10, 2024 at a residence on Mullaghmore Drive.

Reserve Funds

Council approved the creation of three reserve funds:
• Town Hall Capital Reserve – To allocate $50,000 per year for capital repairs to Stratford Town Centre
• Housing Accelerator Fund Reserve – To set aside the funds provided through the Housing Accelerator Fund until used
• Future Community Infrastructure Growth Reserve – To allocate surplus revenue over the next 3 years for future projects in the Town of Stratford

Utility Loan Renewal

A resolution was approved for a loan with a remaining balance of $506,000 and with an amortization of 10 years remaining to be awarded to TD Bank for a 5 year fixed term at a rate of 4.792%.

Accessory Building Approved

Council approved a resolution permitting an accessory building, a storage shed, to be located within the flanking yard of PID #1090414 subject to the submitted plans.

Non-Conforming Lot Size

Power Holdings, on behalf of their client, received approval by resolution to increase the lot size of a non-conforming lot located at PID #328625 in accordance with a preliminary plan showing the proposed consolidation of lot 2024-1 & lot 2024-2.

Hydrant Supply & Installation

Following a tender process, a total of 11 hydrants will be installed in the core area, an increased scope of three additional hydrants negotiated with the lower bidder and remaining within the budget allotted for the project, was awarded to Island Coastal Services Ltd. in the amount of $299,164.76 (HST excluded).

Solar Arrays Design and Build Services

Project work for the design and installation of solar arrays at Stratford Emergency Services Centre (SESC) and the Town’s maintenance building was awarded to Hansen Solar Energy Ltd. in the amount of $307,013.20 (HST excluded).

Committee Member Appointments

Two committee members were appointed to the Town’s Heritage Sub-Committee for the two-year term ending on November 30, 2024. This appointment will fill vacancies on this committee. The appointed residents are Alexandra Boyd and Andrew Doyle.


Mayor Ogden signed a proclamation to recognize June as National Indigenous History Month as well as June 21st as National Indigenous Peoples Day and June 30th as Indigenous Survivors Day. This month, and all year long, residents are encouraged to learn more of our Canadian history and to reflect on where we are today and continue to work towards meaningful reconciliation for the future.


For more information please contact:
Wendy Watts, Engagement and Research Coordinator
Phone: (902) 569-1995
Email: [email protected]

Printable version: Media Release - Stratford Town Council Meeting Summary (June 12, 2024)
Proclamation: June 12, 2024
Agenda: June 12, 2024
Recording: June 12, 2024 (recording)