If nothing else this month, Guelph is now officially a bird city, and we now sleep under the wings of our official bird, the Black-capped Chickadee, which was chosen by popular demand. At least that part went right because this month council had its first serious tech-glitch of these post-pandemic times. But most everything else was business as usual, so let’s review the business of June’s council meetings. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Tech Trouble, Bridge Debate, Water Plan Updates”
GMHI Sells the Last Assets of District Energy to Toronto Green Tech Firm
A long cause of corporate consternation at Guelph City Hall was official resolved on Monday when the shareholder of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., aka city council, passed a motion to sell the downtown node of District Energy to Toronto-based Cascara Energy. The move is being considered a victory for corporate oversight and stewardship, while also being held up as an example of the City’s commitment to get to net-zero emissions. Continue reading “GMHI Sells the Last Assets of District Energy to Toronto Green Tech Firm”
LIVE BLOG: City Council as Shareholder Meetings for June 27, 2022
To kick off a busy night at city council, the horseshoe will get an update about Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railway. You can click here and 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: City Council as Shareholder Meetings for June 27, 2022”
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?”
The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future
This was a jam-packed July at city council even while everyone was physically distant. Along with the usual meetings, there was a shareholder meeting for two City-held companies, and a workshop on multiyear budgeting, which added a lot on the plates of councillors who already saw full slates on a myriad of different issues. Here’s the recap of this past month’s activities in the virtual horseshoe. Continue reading “The Month at Council: No Tower, COVID Update, and a Budget for the Future”
City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 22 Meeting?
Even though it’s about a month later than usual, city council will sit for its annual shareholder meeting of both Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. and Guelph Junction Railroad, two high valuable City assets with new financial documents to oversee and ratify. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 22 Meeting?”