Town Council Meeting Summary (September 12, 2019)
Posted on 09/13/2019
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September 11, 2019 Council Meeting Summary

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2019

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

Official Plan Amendment
Council held second reading and adoption amending the Zoning and Development Bylaw #45 to correct a number of minor identified required amendments. A public meeting was held on July 24, 2019 with no comments against these amendments received.

Council Meeting Time
A resolution to hold all future regular Stratford Town Council Meetings at 4:30pm was approved. The following schedule of meetings was approved as part of the resolution:

DATE TIME LOCATION
October 9, 2019 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
November 13, 2019 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
December 11, 2019 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
January 8, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
February 12, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
March 11, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
April 8, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
May 13, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
June 10, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
July 8, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
August 12, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
September 9, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
October 14, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
November 12, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE
December 9, 2020 4:30 p.m. 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE

Physician Recruitment and Retention Program
Council approved a resolution offering support of a proposed approach outlined by Dr. Herb Dickeson for physician recruiting on PEI. The resolution will see the Town of Stratford request the Government of Prince Edward Island to initiate:

• A facilitated Physician Recruitment and Retention Program;
• Immediate doubling, and later tripling of Family Physician Residency Positions; and
• Planning and negotiations for a Medical Faculty at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Regional Housing Demand Study
In 2011 a housing demand study was completed for the Town which helped inform the drafting of the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw. As the vacancy rate in the capital area is the lowest it has been in years, the City of Charlottetown, Town of Cornwall and Town of Stratford have agreed to apply for funding in the amount of $132,000 under the Gas Tax Municipal Strategic Component (MSC) to complete a regional study with projected contribution cost from Stratford being $14,900.

Employment Insurance Economic Region Resolution
Council passed a resolution to restate and reaffirm its opposition to the 2014 changes to the EI program, passed in a resolution on April 9, 2014, which created a dual zone system for PEI.

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For more information please contact:

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

Printable version: Town Council Meeting Summary (September 12, 2019).pdf