Sustainable CT Community Certification ReportDownload PDF Version
This is the Sustainable CT Certification Report of Stratford, a Sustainable CT silver certified applicant.
Stratford was certified on October 27, 2020 with 450 points. Listed below is information regarding Stratford’s Sustainable CT efforts and materials associated with the applicant’s certified actions.
The designated Sustainable CT contact for Stratford is:
|Title/Position:||Mayor / Administration|
|Address:||2725 Main Street|
Stratford, CT 06615
Each approved action and supporting documentation for which Stratford was approved for in 2020 appears below. Please enjoy this opportunity to view and learn from the information and materials provided.
Notes: Submission content was created by Stratford, and Sustainable CT makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the submission, beyond that an individual reviewer approved at least some elements of the action for certification. Further, standards for actions below may have changed, and the documentation listed may no longer satisfy requirements for that action. Finally, approved actions here may include some documents and descriptions in support of action elements that were not approved, in addition to elements that were approved. In preparing your own application, please rely only on the action write-ups for the current certification year to guide your submission. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
1. Inclusive and Equitable Community Impacts
Approved Information: o 9.1.1 Completed Equity Kit for Up to Three Sustainable Actions - 30 Points
2. Thriving Local Economies
CT Success Story
Approved Information: "1.1.1 Stratford Brownfields Inventory (15 points) 1.1.2 Stratford Brownfields Inventory Map (5 points) 1.1.4 Brownfields Grant Proposal (10 points) 1.1.5 Site Assessments (20 points) 1.1.6 Public meeting (5 points) 1.1.7 Market Brownfield Redevelopment Opportunities Presentation from National Brownfields Conference at the ""Redevelopment Rodeo"" (10 points) 1.1.8 Remediate and redevelop a brownfield site Center School brownfield site (15 points)"
- pdf 2019 National Brownfields Conference - Los Angeles Presentation.pdf
- pdf Brownfields Program Overview- POCD.pdf
- pdf Final Center School PCB Cleanup Closure Report - reduced.pdf
- pdf aai-reporting-fact-sheet-and-checklist-11 Old South Ave.pdf
- pdf HRP Phase II Proposal - 11 Old South Ave Stratford - Final.pdf
- pdf Phase I ESA Cover Letter.pdf
- pdf 952 E Broadway_HBMA Technical_Memorandum.pdf
- pdf DRAFT 952 East Broadway Abatement Monitoring Report.pdf
- pdf 2020 EPA Brownfields - Town of Stratford.pdf
- pdf Confirmation that your FY20 EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal was Received.pdf
- pdf Stratford Brownfield Inventory Map 2020
- excel Stratford Brownfields Inventory 2020 Final
- pdf Phase I ESA - 11 Old South Avenue Stratford Executive Summary
- image 1.1.8ContractPlatingFlyer
- image 1.1.8MercerTowerFlyer
- pdf 1.1.8StratfordWebsiteBrownfieldProperties
- pdf 1.1.8CenterSchoolMeetingAgenda
- pdf 1.1.8CenterSchoolMeetingMinutes
- pdf 1.1.8CenterSchoolArticle
- pdf 1.1.8CenterSchoolPresentationWebpage
Additional Information: http://www.townofstratford.com/Raymark
Approved Information: ● Subsection 1.4 Provide Resources & Supports to Local Businesses Narrative o 1.4.1 Business Roundtables – 5 Points ▪ Mill River Commercial Realtors Breakfast held October 31, 2019 o 1.4.3 Support Business, Tourism, Etc. – 5 Points ▪ 2019 Latin Music Festival Press Release ▪ Blues Light Post Banners ▪ BOTB Press Release, 7.12.19 ▪ Business_Assist_27APR2020 ▪ LatinMusic_flyer1_2019 ▪ Phoenix Festival Flyer
3. Well-Stewarded Land and Natural Resources
CT Success Story
Approved Information: 2.4.1 Open Space Inventory (5 pts) 2.4.2 Prioritize Resources for Protection (5 pts) 2.4.3 Adopted Open Space Plans (10 pts) 2.4.4.b Protect Open Space (5pts)
Approved Information: 2.11.1: Green Grounds Inventory (10 points)
4. Vibrant and Creative Cultural Ecosystems
Approved Information: ● Subsection 3.1 Map Tourism & Cultural Assets o 3.1.1 Tourism & Cultural Asset Map – 5 Points ▪ 3.1 Narrative Links- POCD ▪ o 3.1.2 CTVisit Profile – 5 Points ▪ 3.1 Narrative Links
Documentation Details: For 3.1.1 a-c, see attached document titled "Narrative- Activity 3.1.1. a-c". For 3.1.1 D, see letter attached from the Town's IT Manager For 3.2, CT Visit Profile has been update. See link below: https://www.ctvisit.com/listings/town-stratford Also, see database titled "Celebrate Stratford Sponsor List" used by Town's Office of Economic Development to reach out to various businesses in the Town. For 3.2 maintenance plan, see attached letter from the Coordinator in Office of Economic Development.
Additional Information: CT Visit Profile: https://www.ctvisit.com/listings/town-stratford
Approved Information: ● Subsection 3.2 Support Arts & Creative Culture - 10 Points o 3.2.2 Shakespeare Task Force Webpage in Narrative Link - Marketing through Town webpage, News Media, etc. o 3.2.5 Shakespeare Task Force formed to explore arts opportunities o 3.2.11 (d) Support local artists - Workshops conducted listed on webpage link provided
Documentation Details: 3.2.2. Municipal marketing material enclosed, see booklet titled Around the Table. 3.2.3. Arts Commission budget and proof of council adoption is enclosed. 3.2.5. Arts Commission website link is provided below: http://www.townofstratford.com/aroundthetable Arts Commission's August 5 meeting agenda is enclose. Town Charter language on Arts Commission is also enclosed.
5. Dynamic and Resilient Planning
Approved Information: 4.1.1b: Integrate Sustainability into POCD (40 points), POCD dated 2014 4.1.1c: Implementation Plan (5 points)
Additional Information: Completed Worksheets A and B are attached along with specific pages from the POCD that are referenced in these worksheets.
Approved Information: 4.2.1 Sustainability checklists (5 points) 4.2.3 Pre-application review (5 points)
CT Success Story
Approved Information: 4.3.5: Proof of open space and farmland acquisition fund (10 points) 4.3.6 Develop and promote community garden spaces for residents on municipal land. (10 points)
Approved Information: 4.4.1 Primary Effects, (10 points), 2019 4.4.2 Secondary Effects, (5 points), 2019 4.4.3 Special Consideration Given to Low- to Moderate-Income Residents, (10 points), 2019
Documentation Details: The Metropolitan Council of Governments’ Regional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019-2024, which was adopted by FEMA and the Town of Stratford in November 2019 assesses climate vulnerability of the Town with respect to various climate events such as hurricanes and tropical storms, inland and coastal flooding, sea level rise, winter storms, summer storms and tornadoes, earth quakes, wildfires, and dam failures. The second impacts of climate change are also discussed in various sections of this document. In preparation of this document, the social, technical, administrative, political, legal, environmental, and economic (STAPLEE) considerations were analyzed and mitigation strategies were prioritized accordingly. The enclosed document in 2019 Regional HMP- sTRATFORD.CT.zip file has a list of page numbers identified for each individual sub-activity within this activity for which the Town is seeking certification (various sections in the pages listed are also highlighted).
6. Clean and Diverse Transportation Systems and Choices
CT Success Story
Approved Information: 5.1.1 Complete streets informational meeting Sep 7, 2019 (5 points) 5.1.2 Complete Streets training (5 points) 5.1.3. Policy document and associated resolution (20 points) 5.1.4. Planning and design documents (10 points) 5.1.6 Before and after pictures (30 points)
- word 5.1.1. Complete Streets Team.docx
- image 5.1.2. Complete Streets event attendance by Town Planner.jpg
- word 5.1.2 Complete Streets Event Attendance Confirmation.docx
- word 5.1.1. Proof of Team meetings and discussions.docx
- image 5.1.3. Proof of distribution of Complete Streets Policy among all Department Heads.jpg
- pdf 5.1.3. Complete Streets Policy.pdf
- pdf 5.1.3. Complete Streets Policy Resolution of adoption.pdf
- pdf 5.1.4. Complete Streets 30% Design Drawings submitted to DOT.pdf
- pdf 5.1.4. DOT feedback to the drawings.pdf
- word 5.1.6. Before and after images.docx
- word Narrative.docx
- word 5.1.1. Stratford Complete Streets Meeting List.docx
Documentation Details: Activity 5.1.1 - The date of complete streets public informational event was Sep 7, 2019 (See activity 7.1). Flyer was also attached. See attached documentation on Complete Streets Internal Team Members. Aslo, attached is a proof of these team discussions and a list of meetings held in the past year. 5.1.2 Regarding Complete Streets training,Town Planner attended Implementing Vision Zero held in University of West Haven campus last fall. Please see flyer and other supporting documents attached. 5.1.3. Policy document and associated resolution are attached. An email from Town's Communications Manager to all departments sharing this with them is also attached. 5.1.4. Planning and design documents are uploaded. DOT letter suggesting changes is also attached. After this, there have been several follow up emails with the Traffic Division and other members of DOT, who are currently reviewing these designs. 5.1.6 Before and after pictures of two projects are attached. These are currently in 30% design review phase by DOT. The letter attached for section 5.1.4 describes this.
Approved Information: 5.5.4. The Town's Complete Streets Plan serves as the Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Plan (10 points)
Documentation Details: 5.5.4. The Town's Complete Streets Plan serves as the Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Plan. It was officially adopted in 2017. Due to file size being large, a web link to access this document online on Planning and Zoning Department webpage is provided below (Cover page of this document is attached): http://www.townofstratford.com/filestorage/39879/73757/StratfordCompleteStreets_DraftPlan_Spreads_HiRes_-_compressed.pdf
7. Renewable and Efficient Energy Infrastructure and Operations
Approved Information: 6.7.1 Plan and Convert Utility Owned Street Lights, (5 points) 6.7.3 Convert Town-Owned Decorateve Street Lights and Exterior Park Lighting
Documentation Details: 6.7.1: This is documentation of email correspondence with United Illuminating, including a letter from the previous Mayor granting support and permission to convert the lighting to LED which was done in 2015
8. Inclusive Engagement, Communication and Education
Approved Information: • 7.1.1 Hold a Sustainability Event (5 points), updated 09/06/2019
Documentation Details: A copy of the Town's Communications strategy along with inventory and assessement; and proof of implementation are attached.
11. Healthy, Efficient and Diverse Housing
CT Success Story
Approved Information: For this action, given below is an outline of all documentation that is attached: 8.1.1- The most recent municipal Partnership for Strong Communities housing data profile , Worksheet 1, the completed housing data analysis ie., Worksheet 2, and agenda of Stratford Housing Partnership public meeting held July 8, 2020 via GoToMeeting app. Meeting information was made available to the public at least 7 days in advance and meeting info was filed with the Town Clerk. (15 points) 8.1.2- The documents on Housing needs assessment ie, Worksheets 2 and 3; Fairfield County Wellbeing Index, Town's affordable housing list, and Impediments to Fair Housing document. (15 points) 8.1.3- Evidence that the housing needs assessment was distributed and a copy of the presentation - SHP meeting minutes of July 8, 2020, booklets 1 and 2, and July Planning Commission meeting agenda (See Item 7 E on the agenda). (5 points)
- pdf PSC_2018HsgProfile_Stratford.pdf
- word Revised_Worksheet_1.docx
- excel Affordable Housing List.xlsx
- pdf Booklet 1 Introduction.pdf
- pdf Booklet 2 Housing Overview.pdf
- pdf SHP Meeting Minutes 07-08-2020.pdf
- pdf Impediments to Fair Housing 2012-2022 Report, Stratford, CT.pdf
- word Revised_Worksheet_2.docx
- word 8.1_Worksheet_3.docx
- pdf Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2019.pdf
- pdf SHP 07-08-2020 AGENDA.pdf
- pdf PC 07-21-2020 Amended Agenda.pdf
Partners: The Town of Stratford worked with Fairfield County Community Foundaition in creating Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index. Town staff participated in all meetings on data compilation and analysis and offered singnificant input. Town staff also participated in public outreach.
Additional Information: For Activity 8.1.1. - Most recented Partnership for Strong Communities Profile is attached. Completed Worksheets 1 and 2 are also enclosed. These two worksheets reference information in Booklet 1 Introduction, Booklet 2 Housing Overview, Affordable Housing list, and Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index. Therefore, all of these documents are also attached. For Activity 8.1.2 - Completed Worksheet 3 is attached. The Impediments to Fair Housing report which is referenced in this document is also attached. For Activity 8.1.3- All of assessment on Housing in Stratford was presented and discussed at the Stratford Housing Partnership public meeting held July 8, 2020 (Meeting minutes are attached). This information is also made available on Town webpage and distributed to the Partnership members in advance of the meeting. The link to the Town webpage where these materials can be accessed is: http://www.townofstratford.com/content/39832/40029/42536.aspx
13. Innovative Strategies and Practices
Documentation Details: Materials relating the Town's Shakespeare Property Visioning process have been submitted as part of Submission 1. Materials relating the Town's Community Health Improvement Plan Implementation have been submitted as part of Submission 2.