City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting on April 25?

The regular council meeting for April, marks a return to regular order, at least in terms of council’s usual start time. Welcome back, night owls! In terms of content, council will revisit some of their Committee of the Whole decisions, plus they will look at making some new committee appointments and then potentially offer some local support to a province-wide call for an ally in Ontario municipal governance. 

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting in-person or via tele-presense but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday April 21. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: In addition to meeting in-person, this meeting will also be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

NOTE #3: As the first meeting after the end of Ramadan, this regular council meeting takes place at its regularly scheduled time.


April 2023 Appointments to Advisory Committees, Local Boards, Agencies, Commissions and Associations – As usual, council has to review any appointments in-camera before approving them in open session under Section 239(2) (b) of the Municipal Act relating to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.

April 2023 Appointments to Advisory Committees, Local Boards, Agencies, Commissions and Associations – There were 13 total vacancies between the Committee of Adjustment, Guelph Museums Advisory Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Tourism Advisory Committee, Waste Resource Innovation Centre Public Liaison Committee, the Water Conservation and Efficiency Public Advisory Committee and The Elliott Board of Trustees in the City’s last round of recruitment. Staff have found 10 people worthy to take a place at these various tables.

Municipal Code of Conduct and Support of Bill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act – The endorsement of city council is being sought for a campaign from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to update municipal Codes of Conduct to account for workplace safety and harassment, increase training for integrity commissioners, create consistency for investigations, and to allow municipalities to apply to the judiciary to remove a member if recommended by the integrity commissioner. This is seemingly in response to incidents like one in Mississauga where one city councillor effectively harassed another into resignation.

Consent Agenda items from the Committee of the Whole meeting on April 4. (Items can be pulled by a councillor seeking additional information, otherwise all items will be voted on as a slate without further debate.)

  • Delegation of Authority By-law Update 
  • Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan
  • Stormwater Management Master Plan
  • 2022 Water Services Annual Report and Summary Report 
  • Transit Fare Strategy


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