City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 11 Planning Meeting?

Hopefully July’s planning meeting will flow much more smoothly technology-wise speaking, but this month there are actually two different planning meetings. With a couple of items reserved two days after this one for Wednesday’s meeting, council will tackle a full slate of planning meeting items – applications and decisions – at this second of two meetings on July 11. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 11 Planning Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 11 Special Meeting?

In what’s going to be a very busy week at city council – the second-to-last week before summer break –  and we’re covering the very consequential matter of the latest review of the Official Plan and the final passage of the latest Official Plan Amendment. Have all the concerns and problems been answered? Is the plan “future ready” enough for council’s high standards? All questions will be answered in a special meeting of council. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 11 Special Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 4 Meeting?

In the last Committee of the Whole meeting of this term, there will be a variety of different reports to chew on from a surprising development with council’s regular schedule next term to a slate of new motions from the mayor to fight issues around mental health and homelessness. There will also be some staff recognitions, a closed meeting, and maybe a few surprises(?). Can confirm two out of three of those anyway. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 4 Meeting?”

City Reschedules Planning Meeting Agenda into Four Bite-Size Pieces

As you may have heard, this week’s planning meeting of city council was called off on account of a bad Webex connection. But what about all those very important matters that city council had to discuss? Well, all the work that needed finishing at that meeting has now been spread out between the next four meetings of city council, and they are spread out as follows… Continue reading “City Reschedules Planning Meeting Agenda into Four Bite-Size Pieces”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Meeting?

This last council meeting for the month of June is slightly embiggened from the size it was originally supposed to be due to a couple of imported items from the aborted planning meeting earlier this week. So we’ve got two planning items, and we’ve got a couple of information reports to discuss, plus a new and pressing matter regarding a railway crossing. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Shareholder Meetings?

If it’s the end of June, then it’s time for what is, in essence, the annual general meetings for the two corporations that the City of Guelph is the sole shareholder of. At this meeting, we will learn about what kind of year it’s been for Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railway. They are going to be parts one and two of a long triple header night in the council chambers. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 27 Shareholder Meetings?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 13 Meeting?

It’s the second-to-last formal planning meeting for this term, so naturally, there’s a lot of work to get done. At June’s planning meeting, we get two new, and pretty major proposals. We also get decision reports on two other major projects, both bound to be controversial. And finally, one lucky homeowner in a protected heritage area will be able to proceed with their construction project! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 13 Meeting?”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 7 Meeting?

June is usually a busy month at city council as staff look to hand in their important works before summer vacation arrives. This month at Committee of the Whole, we will see at least two big assignments coming back for the protection of Guelph’s water resources, and they will also see the City’s audited financial statements from last year, and a potential increase in your taxi fare. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 7 Meeting?”

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. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 30 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?

A special meeting for a very special topic. You’ve probably heard about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, you may have even taken part one of the numerous planning meetings on the subject over the last seven years, or maybe you just have a thought about growth or protecting the environment. Whatever your thoughts and concerns about Clair-Maltby, you’re going to want to take your last chance to share them on May 16. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 16 Meeting?”