The 2022-26 Stratford City Council gathered in late 2022 for the official photograph which appears on the Cityâ€™s website.
Fines raised for overnight street parking
City Council hopes that increased fines for overnight street parking will help emphasize the message that roads need to be clear during the winter season to allow snowplows to effectively do their jobs. Following a 2019 study by the Ontario Transit Commission Parking Committee that reported that Stratford had the lowest set fine for overnight parking of the 28 municipalities surveyed, this year the City will charge up to $80 (or $60 if paid within seven days) for parking on city streets overnight between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.Â
Harjinder Nijjar appointed Deputy Mayor
At the December 19, 2022 meeting of Stratford City Council, two councillors were nominated for the position of deputy mayor. The first motion, to nominate Councillor Jo-Dee Burbach, was defeated, with six members voting against. The second motion, for Nijjar, was carried as the result of seven of the 10 councillors voting in favour. Nijjar will serve as deputy mayor for an initial two-year term.
Winter Pride Days recognized
At the January 9 Council meeting, February 9-12, 2023 was proclaimed as â€śWinter Pride Daysâ€ť in the City of Stratford, and that the rainbow pride flag be flown at Stratford City Hall during that period.
During the January 9, 2023 meeting, Council considered appointments to the following advisory committees and local boards:
â€˘ Accessibility Advisory Committee
â€˘ Active Transportation AdvisoryÂ Committee
â€˘ Board of Park Management
â€˘ Communities in Bloom
â€˘ Committee of Adjustment
â€˘ Energy and Environment Committee
â€˘ Heritage Stratford
â€˘ Stratfords of the World (Ontario)Â Committee
â€˘ Stratford Police Services Board
â€˘ Stratford Public Library Board
Within certain appointments still to be considered, a complete listing of committee members will be listed at a later date.