LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 13, 2017

More questions concerning the management of Guelph Hydro will be address tonight. You can click here for the agenda from City Hall, and you can click here to read Politico’s preview of tonight’s meeting. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow along below via Storify.

Guelph City Council Meeting – September 13, 2017

Live blog from the meeting starting at 6 pm

  1. The special meeting of the shareholders of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc (AKA: city council) will begin momentarily. 
  2. There’s an amendment on the table to the GHESI Board of directors.
  3. No questions or comments from council and it passes 11-0.
  4. Shareholders now moving into closed meeting on Strategies and Options Committee –Update on Business Cases for Potential Mergers
  5. The amendment passed bars city councillors from sitting on the GHESI board until merger talks or any future re-organzation is complete.
  6. I’ve been informed by the Clerk that he’s not sure how long council will be in closed session, but since I’m here I’ll hang out 4 a while.
  7. Quick update from the big empty inside in the council chambers: Still waiting for the end of the closed meeting.
  8. Sounds like there’s some movement. Council may be coming back to wrap up the meeting soon-ish (knock wood).
  9. Okay, so estimated time till meeting completion: ?
  10. Why yes, I’m still in the empty council chambers thank you for asking.
  11. Mayor Guthrie calls meeting back to order. Thanks everyone for their patience.
  12. Following up on Strategies and Options Committee –Update on Business Cases for Potential Mergers…
  13. which is subject to advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege
  14. Extensive back and forth with legal in terms of more information required about potential mergers, says the mayor. Information was given
  15. And that’s that! Council is wrapped for tonight.


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