This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal

As scheduled, Guelph City Council returned from summer break, but this September there were a couple of caveats. First, there are renovations underway in the council chambers so the two meetings were 100 per cent virtual once again. Also, these were the only two meetings before the October 24 election, and you might think that there wouldn’t be a lot of action but there were some very big decisions made indeed. Let’s look at them. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022

It’s the last meeting… before Election Day. 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: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 14 Meeting?

It feels like we just got back to council business, and now it’s going back on break! In this second of two meetings for this September, it will be a pretty laid back agenda for the most part, recognizing staff members’ accomplishments, and then we’re talking about wasteful future, which will hopefully result in less waste. Enjoy the council chambers while you can because we won’t be back till November! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 14 Meeting?”

Public Drop-Off, Library Services, and GRCA Parks Are – Slightly – Reopening

If you have a lot of garbage lying around, and no way to get rid of it, then you will be happy to hear that the public drop-off will soon be open again in a limited capacity in the very near future. Also returning to some kind of normalcy, and just in time for the long weekend, will be access to parks and trails government by the Grand River Conservation Authority. For further good news? Get ready to be able to borrow from the library again. Continue reading “Public Drop-Off, Library Services, and GRCA Parks Are – Slightly – Reopening”

City Facilities Closed Till April 30, All Council Meetings Cancelled

The City of Guelph has announced that the closures of all City facilities will continue until the end of April. Although the original intention was that some facilities like City Hall, rec centres and the library were going to re-open on April 6, they will now remain closed till May. In-person council meetings will also be cancelled for the time being. Continue reading “City Facilities Closed Till April 30, All Council Meetings Cancelled”