City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 20 Meeting?

A few days before Christmas, downtown at city hall, city council wrapped up the year, with one last Zoom call. Well, Cisco Webex to be precise. Before a much need holiday break, council will spend the last meeting of the year catching up on the business from Committee of the Whole and will consider a request from the Elliott Community. Merry Christmas, indeed!

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone or video, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on December 17. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: The meeting will be closed to the public, though it will be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.


Chief Administrative Officer Sub-committee Performance Evaluation for 2021 and Performance Objectives Setting for 2022 – Since this is a matter of human resources, it’s discussed in-camera first, and if there are any subsequent motions, they will be brought out into open session for a vote.

CME-1221- The Elliott Long Term-Care Resident Report: The Business Case to Support the Application for Increased Long Term Care Home Redevelopment – As presented earlier this month at the Committee of Management meeting, the Elliott Community is looking to take advantage of an offer from the Ontario government to expand their number of long-term care beds. There are a couple of different ways that the expansion can go, phase one would create 11 new beds, while phase two would create 26, and there’s apparently only a $200,000 difference between the two phases. The exact details of the funding and the expectations of the City are still in flux because of the tight deadline from the Province, but that information will likely be made available when the consolidated agenda next week.

Consent Agenda items from the Committee of the Whole meeting on December 6. (Items can be pulled by a councillor seeking additional information, otherwise all items will be voted on as a slate without further debate.)

  • 2022 Intergovernmental Priorities
  • Cities Race to Zero
  • Downtown Improvement Area Review Process – An additional motion came out of the debate to fund a fulsome third-party review of the Downtown Guelph Business Associaiton with $50,00 from the Tax Operating Contingency Reserve, and to report back by June 2022.
  • Managing the impacts of COVID-19 update 10 – Committee of the Whole passed an additional motion to receiving the quarterly report to allow businesses more time to put up mobile signs for the purposes of hiring.

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