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Stratford applies for millions in federal funding for community projects

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STRATFORD — The Town of Stratford has applied for almost $23 million in federal funding to help it move forward with a number of projects.

One of those projects is an ambitious plan for a new recreation complex.

This multi-purpose facility has a price tag of $15 million that would include a sports arena and multiple sports fields.ff

Council recently passed a resolution allowing town staff to proceed with applications for projects identified under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

The $23 million would cover 15 projects, including the new recreation complex.

It would also cover pumping station upgrades, restoration of the Kelly’s Pond watershed, upgrades at the Pondside water station, Cotton Centre energy retrofits, the installation of a solar energy system for Fullerton’s Marsh pumping station, multi-use courts at Pondside Park, the decommissioning of the Reeves Estates pump station, a water reservoir, a recirculation pump for the splash pad, washrooms and a natural playground at Fullerton’s Creek, shore access off the Mason Road, the installation of a solar energy system for the Pondside/altitude valve, a water distribution replacement for Reeves Estates and a sewer system for the Langley Estates.

Council also voted in favour of deferring a decision on a proposed seven-lot subdivision containing all duplex, semi-detached and townhouse units within the medium-density zone at 262 Stratford Rd. until the May monthly town council meeting.

Council approved a resolution to appoint Malcolm MacKenzie to the infrastructure committee for the remainder of the current term ending Nov. 30, 2020.

The tender for grass cutting services received four responses with Exact Lawn Care being awarded the 2019-22 contract having provided the lowest overall price at $118,712.20

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