City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the Meeting on May 31?

To end the month of May, literally, the regular council meeting looks to be relatively laid back with a simple review of decisions already made at Committee of the Whole, a decision to make about a new appointment to a local board, and then ratifying a mid-year budget decision made at the Guelph Police Services Board. The only real question is whether there will be any real controversy at all?

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 May 26. 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: This meeting is on Wednesday as opposed to the usual Tuesday slot.


June 2023 Public Appointments to the Guelph Police Services Board – The appointment will need to approved in open session, but it has to be discussed in closed first under Section 239(2) (b) of the Municipal Act relating to “personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.”

Guelph Police Service Downtown Initiative – In April, the Guelph Police Service increased patrols downtown by adding two additional officers to supplement the one Downtown Community Resource Officer. To cover the cost, the service needs $260,000 and the Police Services Board passed a recommendation to take that from the Police Operating Contingency Reserve. The hitch is that city council needs to approve that too, and given the recent report that the additional officers have been received warmly downtown it’s likely that council will approve it.

June 2023 Public Appointments to the Guelph Police Services Board – Council will approve one new member for the Guelph Police Services Board.

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 Year-end Operating Budget Monitoring and Surplus Allocation Report
  • 2022 Year-end Capital Budget Monitoring Report
  • 2022 Long-term Financial Statement: Reserves and Debt
  • E-scooter from Councillor Goller Motion

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