City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 24 Meeting?

An utterly rare series of August council meetings will come to close with this regular meeting of council. On the packed agenda is more discussions about the multiyear budget, an environmental assessment for Guelph’s busiest road, an ask for more funds for an affordable housing project, and the possibility of another dog park debate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 24 Meeting?”

Dog Park Debate Makes a Comeback With Notice of Motion

Back in February, a big rake out concerning leash-free, fenced in dog parks in the city was called off when a Committee of the Whole motion to eliminate the amenity at Peter Misersky Park, and cancel all further projects, was found out of order. But the debate is back on the radar with a Notice of Motion coming forward at Monday’s council meeting. Continue reading “Dog Park Debate Makes a Comeback With Notice of Motion”

Construction to Begin on Bristol Street Dog Park at the End of the Month

In  a throwback to when there was just regular controversy unrelated to the pandemic, the City of Guelph has announced that construction will commence on the fenced-in leash-free dog area at the Bristol Street Park on June 29. The would be the second such amenity to built in Guelph, and it comes after the project was nearly ended in its entirety back in February. Continue reading “Construction to Begin on Bristol Street Dog Park at the End of the Month”

D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?

The only real item on the agenda at Monday’s council meeting is whether or not the City of Guelph will proceed with its current plan for leash-free, fenced-in dog park facilities. An impromptu decision at Committee of the Whole earlier this month put the dog parks on the chopping block, but dog park supporters have rallied and they’re looking to undo the Committee’s decision. In a word, it’s overwhelming. Continue reading “D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 24 Meeting?

Though there’s really only one item on the agenda, it’s still going to be a busy night for council as the fate of Guelph’s leash free dog parks will be decided. Will the parks be saved, or will City staff be forced to go back to the drawing board? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 24 Meeting?”