This Month at Council Part 2: Service Reviews, Sign Resolution, and Baker Plans

Before summer break, there were some long hours ahead for Guelph City Council. One special meeting reviewed the findings of the service rationalization report, and another special meeting reviewed the Baker District Urban Master Plan. In between, council sorted out the issues with the new sign bylaw and ended the decades long quandary about the Dolime Quarry. Here’s the second council recap for July. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: Service Reviews, Sign Resolution, and Baker Plans”

This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing

Guelph City Council tackled a very busy agenda before the summer break. The Committee of the Whole meeting was a marathon affair with topics about trees, the new sign bylaw, and speed limits. Then, at the planning meeting, a decision was reached about a new supportive housing project while there were a lot of questions about the latest Metalworks addition. Here’s the first part of this month’s recap. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Trees, Signs, and More Transitional Housing”

LIVE BLOG: Regular City Council Meeting for July 19, 2021

It’s the last regular council meeting before summer break, and there’s a lot of work to do. You can click here for the amended agenda 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: Regular City Council Meeting for July 19, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 19 Regular Meeting?

The regular meeting of city council comes one week early this month, but it is not the last meeting before usual summer break. Still, this should be a very busy meeting with a couple of controversial projects held over from committee, plus discussion about a couple of reports pulled from information items filed with council. Social justice, IMPACT, and likely speeding plus the sign bylaw will all be up for discussion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 19 Regular Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for July 5, 2021

Advisory committees, speed limits, and the fate of the Dolime Quarry are 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 July 5, 2021”

This Month at Council Part 1: Trails Master Plan and the Reformatory Lands

The first two city council meetings of the month covered a lot of ground. At Committee of the Whole there were complex debates about the Trails Master Plan and executing the goals of infrastructure renewal, and then, at the planning meeting, it was all about saving the old Guelph Reformatory lands. Here’s the first half of the monthly recap of council business for this sixth month of the year 2021. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Trails Master Plan and the Reformatory Lands”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 5 Meeting?

This is the last Committee of the Whole meeting before the fall, and like any season finale, it seems like a lot of different issues are coming to a head. Among those issues are the advisory committee review, the new sign bylaw, speed limits, a refreshed Farmers’ Market, and the beginning of the end for the Dolime Quarry. Pack a lunch, this one might take a while… Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 5 Meeting?”

Wellington County Quickly Moves Dolime Annex to Next Phase

The annexation of the Dolime Quarry property, and is potential future as a residential neighbourhood in Guelph, took a couple of steps forward this week after two public meetings. From the council in Guelph/Eramosa Township to the council at Wellington County, the annexation has moved closer to being a done deal, and, it seems, without much public opposition. Continue reading “Wellington County Quickly Moves Dolime Annex to Next Phase”

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

Get ready for a busy Committee of the Whole meeting. You can click here for the amended agenda 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 June 7, 2021”

City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It

It’s not going to be a lazy summer at Guelph City Council as the next several weeks they, along with the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the County of Wellington, will determine the fate of an issue that ties all three governments together. Guelph is ready to absorb the site of the Dolime Quarry and make it a part of the city proper, but there’s an obstacle course of meetings they have to run through to make it happen. Continue reading “City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It”