RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive

Despite the challenges that the Grand River Conservation Authority is facing, January’s board meeting was brief and straightforward as they handled some of the usual beginning-of-the-term business. (Welcome back as chair and vice-chair Chris White and Susan Foxton!) The big piece though was a report about the winter storm in December so this meeting is dedicated to the weather nerds! Continue reading “RECAP: GRCA Board Hears About December Storm, and Gets New (Old) Executive”

MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023

The last local board or shared service committee meeting of the month is the Grand River Conservation Authority’s board meeting, and as usual there’s a lot of business to cover. This month there’s money matters with the 2023 budget, lingering concerns about the recent passage of Bill 23, and a debrief about the authority’s response to last month’s holiday winter storm. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Grand River Conservation Board Meeting for January 27, 2023”

RECAP: Library Board Learns About Card Changes and Fundraising Plans

Tuesday night marked the first meeting of the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors for this term, and it’s newly embiggened with two additional city council representatives. At this meeting, all the new and old members got an update about the now finished plans about the new main library building and next steps, which includes fundraising. In other news, learn about changes that staff are making to improve membership for everyone. Continue reading “RECAP: Library Board Learns About Card Changes and Fundraising Plans”

Guelph Libraries Want to End Fines in 2022

We’ve all at some point suffered the humiliation and judgement of paying overdue fees at the public library, but the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors have an idea: What if you don’t have to pay overdue fees any more? That beautiful dream might become a reality in January if the City of Guelph endorses the budget just approved by the library board. No more library fines starting New Year’s Day 2022. Continue reading “Guelph Libraries Want to End Fines in 2022”