City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 30 Meeting?

After a week off due to the Victoria Day long weekend, council gets back to business by recapped the business from the Committee of the Whole, but there’s also some new items on the agenda too. To wrap up May, we’re going to look at some funding for affordable housing, new public committee appointments, and some extra training money for one of the city councillors that wants to go over budget.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday May 13. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: The meeting will be the open to the public, but if you would like to follow it from home, you will still be live-stream the meeting on the City of Guelph’s website here.


May 2022 Public Appointments to Advisory Committees of Council – Before the new additions are approved in open session, members of city council have to give the candidates a once over in closed session.

Southgate Business Park Lands: Proposed Term Sheet – In case you don’t work in real estate, a term sheet is a document listing material terms and conditions of a business agreement, or future negotiation for a business agreement, in point form. Of course, since this is a matter of real estate, it can only be discussed in the closed session until there’s a result.

County of Wellington recommends 2022 funding from the City of Guelph Affordable Housing Reserve – As mentioned earlier this month at Committee of the Whole, the County of Wellington is recommending that the $1.36 million in the City of Guelph’s Affordable Housing Reserve go to the supportive housing project being built by Kindle Communities and Skydev at 10 Shelldale Crescent. This is the first recommendation from the County after the City delegated authority to lead the review of affordable housing projects requesting funding last June.

May 2022 Public Appointments to Advisory Committees of Council – After reviewing the candidates in closed session, council will appoint one person each to Heritage Guelph and the Transit Advisory Committee, two new people to the Accessibility Advisory Committee, and 11 new people for the Guelph Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Councillor Request for Increase to Training Funding 2022 – There’s a set pot of money to spend in the council budget for training, and split equally around the horseshoe that comes out to $4,875. Councillor Mark MacKinnon is asking for a top up to $8,000 to cover the cost of attending both the FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show on June 2-5 in Regina, and the AMO Annual General Meeting and Conference from August 14-17 in Ottawa. Since the training budget is drastically undertapped for this year, staff is recommending that MacKinnon’s request is approved.

Consent Agenda items from the Committee of the Whole meeting on May 2. (Items can be pulled by a councillor seeking additional information, otherwise all items will be voted on as a slate without further debate.)

  • 2022–2026 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee
  • Delegation of Authority for the Period of Restricted Acts after Nomination Day for the 2022 Municipal Election
  • 2021 Year-end Operating Budget Monitoring Report
  • 2021 Long-term Financial Statement: Reserves and Debt
  • 2021 Year-end Capital Budget Monitoring Report
See the complete agenda on the City of Guelph website here

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