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”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 22, 2021

We start to enter the final phase of the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan’s development. You can click here for the amended agendas from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 22, 2021”

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

September’s city council meeting schedule wraps up with what might be a brief virtual gathering, at least for the open session. Council will revisit the agenda from the Committee of the Whole meeting (if anybody is interested in revisiting any of those items), and they will also name the five members of a committee handling some very important, and delicate, council business. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 27 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 13, 2021

Get ready to talk townhouses! You can click here for the amended agendas from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 13, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 22 Meeting?

A special meeting of city council, you say? Yes, and it will be another one of those highly consequential meetings that will look towards the future of Guelph, and since that Monday is Election Day, the meeting will be taking place on a Wednesday to give it that extra dose of specialness. At this meeting, development of Clair-Maltby takes another step forward to becoming a reality. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 22 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 7, 2021

The annual report from Our Energy, payday loan businesses, and trails are all on the agenda! You can click here for the amended agendas from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 7, 2021”

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

Lucky September 13th brings this month’s planning meeting of city council. On the agenda is one decision, one bylaw adjustment, and three public meetings for new bylaw amendment applications. Strap in for what might a long night around the virtual horseshoe as the main topic of conversation will be townhouses of every type and design in three different parts of town. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 13 Meeting?”

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

And we’re back! Almost. Your weekly city council fix will begins again with September’s Committee of the Whole the day after Labour Day, and there will be some interesting things on the agenda including a new update on the COVID situation, some more trail talk, a progress report on our energy saving measures, and a change to business licensing for payday loan establishments. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 7 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #286 – The Year at Council So Far…

Before we unlock the future we must first find the keys to the past. As we await the return of city council in their first meeting of the fall after Labour Day, we’re going to take a few moments to remember all the work that council did in the first seven months this year. There were some laughs, some friction, and more than a couple of marathon meetings. In this new edition of the podcast we go back in time! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #286 – The Year at Council So Far…”

At Least One Appeal Filed Over Guelph’s New Ward Boundary Map

Back in June, after 30 years and months of debate, Guelph City Council approved an adjusted six-ward map that will go into effect for the 2022 Municipal Election. But now there’s a wrinkle in the form of an appeal, one Guelph resident has applied to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) to contest the new ward boundary map, which might delay it’s implementation before next year’s local election. Continue reading “At Least One Appeal Filed Over Guelph’s New Ward Boundary Map”