Image of Stratford Mayor Steve OgdenMayor’s Message
June 2020

What a difference a few months can make. Since the last message from me, our world has dramatically changed, requiring a sudden refocus of our work in response to the COVID-19 reality. I want to thank everyone for doing their part by adhering to the direction of our public health officials during this time. I also want to assure you that Council and Town staff continue to work hard on your behalf every day to ensure your safety while maintaining access to Town services.

While COVID-19 efforts will remain a priority for the foreseeable future, Council and staff have been pressing ahead on Town projects and initiatives:

  • The project to pipe wastewater to the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant is on schedule and on budget. It is expected that work will be completed in the fall.
  • Negotiations are underway to procure the land for the new Stratford High School and Community Campus. We hope to have news to share on this soon.
  •  Our new state-of-the-art Stratford Emergency Services Centre is now fully operational. We look forward to taking you on a virtual tour in the near future.

Over the longer term, staff, Council and I are following our Strategic Plan and the results of the latest resident survey to guide decision-making. I ask you to read both documents which are available on the Town website (survey results for 2020 to be released in the near future).

As the town reopens, I encourage everyone to Think Stratford! and support our local businesses that contribute so much to our economy and to our community in so many ways.

Summer’s arrival also provides welcome encouragement to get out, enjoy and explore everything our Town has to offer -- beaches, trail networks and parks -- and to do so safely whether as a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian. Please remember to slow down, move over and think of others.

Wishing everyone a fun and relaxing summer!

Sincerely, 

Mayor Steve Ogden