Over a dozen people attended Strathmore's Coffee with Council initiative, which was held at town hall on Thursday morning.

The event is an opportunity for residents to meet with their elected officials and have a conversation over coffee and donuts in an informal setting. Council members answered questions given by the audience, or provided online as the event was also being livestreamed. 

Councillors Brent Wiley, Richard Wegener, and Jason Montgomery were absent from the event, which explored several topics, from land development to affordable housing. The meeting also explored the recent water conservation efforts, which saw Strathmore residents exceed the 25 per cent daily reduction in several instances.

Coffee With Council.

Other topics discussed included lawn trimming and snow clearing, with a hearing on the latter being held in September.

Other city staff were there to answer questions as well, with director of infrastructure, operations, and development services Jamie Dugdale taking the microphone on several instances to discuss concerns based around infrastructure.

The town organizes several of these events every year so that residents can have their voices heard as they discuss ideas, projects, and concerns with members of council. The event is free to attend and is an open initiation, which means that there is no registration necessary.

The next Coffee with Council event has not yet been announced.