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Guelph police headquarters: June 2017 construction update

June 28, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in June 2017. Progress to date Pouring concrete for fourth floor of west wing Remove roof from firing range to install steel structure for generator Masonry work in detention area and offices almost complete, electrical in progress East wing structural steel nearly complete, exterior stud cladding underway Demolition of men’s locker room walls and gym Preparing to pour concrete floor for new locker room Looking ahead Finish pouring concrete slab for third floor of west wing Install steel framing for new generator Install generator duct bank feeders Place radon mitigation lines and pour concrete floor in men’s locker room and east public entrance Frame… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: June 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – July 13, 2017

June 23, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – July 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None Current Applications  A-45/17 – 16 Jodi Place A-46/17 – 101 Tovell Drive A-47/17 – 155 Suffolk Street West A-48/17 – 12 Brant Avenue


Guelph police headquarters gets wider and higher

June 23, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in May 2017. Progress to date 70% of slab floor poured in new cell area Nearly all cell masonry and frames installed 50% of concrete slab sections poured for west wing third floor East addition steel framing complete Looking ahead Finish pouring third floor concrete slab Frame fourth floor for slab pouring Frame over firing range for generators East addition deck, roof and exterior wall framing Install roof top units guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of the Whole Agenda – July 4, 2017

June 22, 2017

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July 4 Council report and attachments for the ATN study

June 22, 2017

The July 4 report to Council on the Active Transportation Network study, and all related attachments are now available online. July 4 Council Staff Report — Active Transportation Network feasibility and design study (page 186, 7MB) Attachment 1 Guelph Active Transportation Network study [PDF 155 MB] Attachment 2 Map of Cycling Master Plan and proposed Active Transportation Network  [PDF 344kB] Attachment 3 Estimated capital costs of the proposed active transportation on-road network [PDF 59kB] Attachment 4, Appendix A — Consultation Record [PDF 3MB] Attachment 5 Appendix B — Natural Heritage Study [PDF 67MB]


Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of Guelph Junction Railway – June 28, 2017

June 16, 2017

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Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of GMHI – June 28, 2017

June 16, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 5:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Special Council Meeting of City Council as Shareholder of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. Closed Meeting – 5:30 p.m. C-GMHI-2017.2     Envida Asset Review Open Meeting – 6:30 p.m. GMHI-2017.3     GMHI Annual General Meeting GMHI Audit Findings Report GMHI Consolidated Financial Statements GMHI Non-consolidated Financial Statements GHESI Financial Statements Envida Community… Continue reading Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of GMHI – June 28, 2017


Questions and answers about billing exemptions

June 15, 2017

Why would the City offer billing exemptions? Water is a basic need, and some low income families or individuals struggle to pay for the water they need to drink, and to cook, bathe and clean with. Helping provide this essential service at a discounted cost ensures that everyone has needed access to clean, safe drinking water. In other cases, people with unknown leaks may get unexpected high water bills that put them in a difficult financial situation. Bill forgiveness, or temporary payment plans, can help alleviate unnecessary financial hardships. How will billing exemptions affect my water rate? We don’t know the answer to that yet. It will depend what we hear from our stakeholders through our ongoing engagement, what our best practice review finds as… Continue reading Questions and answers about billing exemptions


City extending fenced off area at Goldie Mill Park

June 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., June 13, 2017 — The City of Guelph, with support from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), is closing an additional section of GRCA-owned land in Goldie Mill Park near the historic ruins. The closure comes as part of ongoing work to address sinkholes on the site, and after environmental testing commissioned by the GRCA revealed chemicals in the soil may pose health risks. The City will conduct environmental tests on its land adjacent to the park in the coming weeks when the GRCA undertakes additional tests, in order for both organizations to better understand potential risks and if actions are needed to address them. In the meantime, the City is closing the site to ensure the health and safety of members of… Continue reading City extending fenced off area at Goldie Mill Park


2017 waste collection schedule changes map

June 6, 2017

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Committee of Adjustment – June 22, 2017

June 2, 2017

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Council as Shareholder of GMHI – June 13, 2017

June 1, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – June 6, 2017

May 25, 2017

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Water and wastewater billing exemption study: Information Report to Council

May 19, 2017

The City posted the Information Report to Council about the Water and Wastewater Billing Exemptions Study on May 19, 2017 (page 2).


High speed rail will unlock extraordinary new opportunities for Guelph

May 19, 2017

Guelph, Ont., May 19, 2017 – Mayor Cam Guthrie is applauding the inclusion of Guelph as a station stop on a proposed high-speed rail line along the Toronto-Windsor corridor. A Guelph stop is included in a report from David Collenette, Ontario’s Special Advisor on high speed rail. The report notes that high speed rail could cut travel time between Guelph and Toronto to a minimum of 39 minutes. Today, the Province of Ontario released the report and announced it is moving ahead with preliminary design work on the project as well as a comprehensive environmental assessment. The proposed stops include Windsor, Chatham, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Toronto, with a connection to Pearson International Airport. “This is the culmination of more than a year of work… Continue reading High speed rail will unlock extraordinary new opportunities for Guelph


Committee of Adjustment – June 8, 2017

May 19, 2017

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City Council – May 23, 2017

May 18, 2017

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St. George’s Square gets brighter

May 17, 2017

Photo opportunity: St. George’s Square lighting installation Attention photo editors Guelph, Ont., May 23, 2017 – You are invited to photograph the installation of the first new light in St. George’s Square by Ward1 Councillor, Dan Gibson on Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30 p.m. For more information Ian Panabaker, Corporate Manager, Downtown Renewal Business Development and Enterprise Services 519-822-1260 extension 2475 ian.panabaker@guelph.ca St. George’s Square gets brighter Guelph, Ont., May 17, 2017 – New lighting is coming to St. George’s Square, in downtown Guelph, the week of May 22. “We’re improving St. George’s Square by replacing and adding lights to make it more welcoming and safer for downtown visitors,” explains Ian Panabaker, corporate manager of Downtown Renewal. A total of 56 low voltage light emitting… Continue reading St. George’s Square gets brighter


The Metalworks celebrates ribbon cutting and ground breaking

May 8, 2017

  Guelph, Ont., May 8, 2017– Fusion Homes celebrated two major milestones in The Metalworks development today, cutting the ribbon on its 133-unit Phase 1 building and breaking ground on its 132-unit Phase 2 building, The Studio at the Metalworks. Mayor Cam Guthrie joined Fusion Homes Chief Executive Officer Lee Piccoli for the event. “It’s not every day I get to cut a ribbon and break ground on the same project, on the same day,” said Mayor Guthrie. “I’m thrilled that The Metalworks is breathing new life into this property. I’m even more excited to welcome the hundreds of new residents who will be part of the incredible lifestyle downtown Guelph has to offer.” “Each new residential phase will bring more community members, more diversity… Continue reading The Metalworks celebrates ribbon cutting and ground breaking


Two water main break repairs underway today

April 28, 2017

Road closures on Speedvale Ave and Silvercreek Pkwy Guelph, Ont., April 28, 2017—Two large water main breaks occurred on Speedvale Avenue—between Silvercreek Parkway and Dawson Road—and on Silvercreek Parkway—between Speedvale Avenue and Campbell Road—at around 1 a.m. this morning. Traffic impacts Speedvale Avenue between Silvercreek Parkway to Dawson Road and Silvercreek Parkway between Speedvale Avenue and Campbell Road are both closed for the repair work. Repairs will continue throughout the day and be completed this evening.  Residents and businesses serviced from the water mains under repair may experience no or limited water pressure and discoloured water caused by the disruption of naturally occurring mineral sediments in the water main pipes. Drinking small amounts of discoloured water is unlikely to cause health issues. However, the City… Continue reading Two water main break repairs underway today


Guelph police headquarters’ east wing addition takes shape

April 21, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed from January to April 2017. Progress to date East wing foundation complete West wing foundation 90% complete Concrete slab poured for west wing parking garage Columns for third level of west wing being poured IT rooms built on second and third floor Heating boilers and cooling tower installed Second floor outside wall for east wing demolished Looking ahead Finish parking garage slabs and floor decks for third and fourth level administration Construct structure and roof over firing range Install generator diesel fuel system Pour concrete floor for east wing addition Install steel framing on east wing Exterior cladding and roof of east wing guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of Adjustment – May 11, 2017

April 21, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – May 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None at this time. Current Applications  A-28/17 – 43 Arthur Street South  A-29/17 – 1839 Gordon Street A-30/17 – 18 Cambridge Street  B-9/17 – 221 Woolwich Street  A-31/17 & A-32/17 – 221 Woolwich Street A-33/27 – 96 Harris Street A-34/17 – 194 Edinburgh Road North A-35/17 – 10 Gorman Court  A-36/17… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – May 11, 2017


Committee of the Whole Agenda – May 1, 2017

April 20, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of the Whole – May 1, 2017 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m. Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.20       Elementary School Speed Zone – Update COW-IDE-2017.21       Municipal Property and Building Commemorative Naming Annual Report COW-IDE-2017.22       2017 Development Priorities Plan Summary COW-IDE-2017.23       Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Climate and Asset Management Network Application Items for Discussion COW-IDE-2017.24       Termite… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – May 1, 2017


City Council – April 24, 2017

April 13, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, April 24, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-CON-2017.7     ATU Collective Bargaining Mandate Request Open meeting – 6:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Consent Report: (see April 3, 2017 Committee of the Whole Agenda for full reports. Amendments are marked with an * and can be viewed in the Council agenda) COW-PS-2017.02  … Continue reading City Council – April 24, 2017


Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  

April 11, 2017

MoneySense magazine ranked Guelph as the most attractive city for real estate investment value in Canada, according to its annual Where to Buy Now list. Continue reading Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  


Celebrating leadership, diversity and inclusion in business

March 27, 2017

Global Advantage Business Awards: Winners to be announced March 29 Guelph, Ont., March 27, 2017 – The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) is hosting a breakfast on Wednesday, March 29 to announce the winners of the first-ever Global Advantage Business Awards. The awards celebrate businesses and individuals that demonstrate leadership in immigrant employment and entrepreneurship in Guelph and Wellington. Four awards will be given out in the following two categories: Immigrant Inclusion in the Workplace Award—honouring businesses that hire immigrants and that recognize diversity and international skills and experience as a benefit to their business, and have implemented practices to support cultural and religious diversity in the workplace. Immigrant Entrepreneur Success Award—honouring immigrants who have arrived in Canada since 2000 and who are driving local… Continue reading Celebrating leadership, diversity and inclusion in business


Committee of Adjustment – April 13, 2017

March 24, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – April 3, 2017

March 23, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Committee of the Whole – April 3, 2017 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m. Consent Agenda – Public Services 1. COW-PS-2017.02    Outstanding Resolutions of Public Services 2. COW-PS-2017.03    Animal Control By-law Chicken Amendments Consent Agenda – Corporate Services 1. COW-CS-2017.02    Tax Ratios 2017-2020 Assessment Cycle 2. COW-CS-2017.03    2017 Tax Policy Items for Discussion 3. COW-CS-2017.04    2018 Municipal Election: Methods of Voting Committee of the Whole Agenda 1. COW-2017.01    Councillors Mike Salisbury and Leanne Piper Request for Access to Additional Training Funding 2017   Special Resolutions 1. CON-2017.9    Surplus Asset Sales Policies – Mayor… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – April 3, 2017


City Council – March 27, 2017

March 16, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, March 27, 2017 – 5:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-COW-CS-2017.1     Public Appointments to Various Advisory Committees and The Board of Trustees of the Elliott Community (Downtown Advisory Committee, Guelph Museums Advisory Committee, River Systems Advisory Committee, Water Conservation and Efficiency Public Advisory Committee) C-CON-2017.4     Request for an Exception to the Public Appointment Policy… Continue reading City Council – March 27, 2017


Norwich Street footbridge environmental assessment progress report, March 2017

March 16, 2017

The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and serves as a pedestrian crossing. The study will address community needs through a number of possible solutions, including: Rehabilitation Replacement Removal A “do nothing” alternative that would result in the permanent closure of the bridge The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. Community engagement An open house was held on September 21, 2016. Open house materials are available on the project page. Progress report The following progress report and associated appendices provide an update on work completed to date, and show a preliminary design for bridge improvements. Footbridge designs in… Continue reading Norwich Street footbridge environmental assessment progress report, March 2017


Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 Construction crews have been busy with the following aspects of the Victoria Road Recreation Centre renovation. Behind the scenes As of March 14, 2017, a summary of the work completed or underway. Pool New pool deck drainage complete Teaching pool forming, water and pressure tests complete Preparing teaching pool for ceramic tile Myrtha insert work continuing New anchors installed for diving board placement Lockers in place in change rooms Painting continues  New addition Curtain wall complete Bulkhead work ongoing in lobby and along pool wall Metal roof work almost complete Metal siding install has begun Lobby walls—drywall taping complete  Arena Ice rentals winding up New arena boards to be replaced in April New dehumidification unit to be installed prior to grand reopening Header… Continue reading Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre


Committee of Adjustment – March 9, 2017

February 17, 2017

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City Council – February 27, 2017

February 17, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, February 27, 2017 – 5:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-2017.2    Public Appointments to the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors C-2017.3    Guelph Innovation District – Expression of Interest Open meeting – 6:30 p.m. Presentation Metal presentation to the Guelph Gryphons Gurls U14 Ted Rep team for winning the Ontario Soccer Association’s Indoor Cup. Committee… Continue reading City Council – February 27, 2017


Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice

February 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., February 13, 2017—The City is closing Niska Road bridge to all traffic—drivers, pedestrians and cyclists—beginning February 28. The City is closing the bridge indefinitely due to safety concerns about the bridge’s condition and the unstable effects high spring water flows and heavy rainfall can have on the bridge’s main support structures (abutments). “We’ve been able to prolong the life of bridge by completing various repairs since a 2013 report indicated the bridge was failing,” noted Kealy Dedman, City Engineer. “At this point however, the condition of the abutments combined with coming spring and summer river flows pose too big a risk for us to keep the bridge open.” Pedestrians and cyclists are at as high a risk as drivers because the nature of… Continue reading Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice


Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

February 10, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.: Strategies and Options Presentation: Strategies  and Options Committee Phase 1 Report – Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer Correspondence Glen. N. Tolhurst Items for Discussion GMHI – 2017.1 Assessment of Strategies and Options Relating to Guelph Hydro For more information Refer to meeting details for the consolidated agenda. Minutes and audio will be posted following the meeting. Video will be posted if/when available.


‘Canadian history in harmony’ with Trent Severn

February 9, 2017

Celebrated folk trio performs at River Run Centre Friday, February 24 GUELPH, ON February 9, 2017 – Trent Severn will showcase “Canadian history in harmony” when the acclaimed folk trio performs at River Run Centre on Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. The members of Trent Severn – Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler – perform beautifully crafted songs that continue the poetic legacy of pioneering Canadian songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot, Stompin’ Tom Connors and Ian and Sylvia Tyson. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012, Trent Severn has won over fans from coast to coast. “With songs that extol the virtuous beauty of Canada’s natural landscape, odes… Continue reading ‘Canadian history in harmony’ with Trent Severn


Committee of the Whole – February 6 2017

January 27, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Committee of the Whole – February 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Consent Agenda – Public Services COW-PS-2017.1     Ellis Creek Park:  Conceptual Master Plan Consent Agenda -Audit Services COW-AUD-2017.1     Outstanding Motions of the Audit Committee Items for Discussion – Audit Services COW-IAUD-2017.2    Fuel Security and Systems Audit Report


East and west wing foundations almost done at Guelph police headquarters

January 25, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here’s a summary of the work completed from November 2016 to January 2017. Progress to date East and west wing foundation work almost complete Waterproofing of foundation walls Drywall installation in east and west wing additions Ongoing mechanical and electrical rough-ins Energizing of electrical main switch gears and panels Installation of hot water tanks Cooling tower installed and covered Looking ahead Form second level of west wing Erect east wing structural steel and deck Continue mechanical and electrical installations Construction of information technology rooms Forming for parking garage guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of Adjustment – February 9, 2017

January 20, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – February 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None at this time. Current Applications  A-8/17 – 82 Division Street A-9/17 – 46 Elora Street A-10/17 – 14 Maple Street B-2/17 – 108 & 110 Nottingham Street B-3/17 – 86 Arthur Street North A-11/17 – 86 Arthur Street North A-12/17 – 86 Arthur Street North


Committee of the Whole Agenda – January 16, 2017

January 5, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Committee of the Whole – January 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Presentations 1.  Presentation of the Canadian Brownfield Network Awards: Reprogram (City of Guelph) and Renew (Fusion Homes) 2.  Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Annual Report Presentation  Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.1     Heritage Review (Removal) of 300 Water Street and 129 Surrey Street East from the Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Properties COW-IDE-2017.2            Cart Capital Funding Source COW-IDE-2017.3            Sign By-law Variances for 33 Cork Street West COW-IDE-2017.4            Sign By-law Variances for 370-374 Stone Road West COW-IDE-2017.5            Sign By-law Variances for 500-530… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – January 16, 2017


Committee of Adjustment – January 12, 2017

December 23, 2016

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – January 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None at this time. Current Applications  A-1/17 – 103 Dallan Drive A-2/17 – 41 Aberdeen Street A-3/17 – 159 Dufferin Street A-84/16 – 199 Elizabeth Street B-25/16 – 68 York Road A-4/17 – 195 Hanlon Creek Boulevard  A-5/17 – 73-75 Essex Street B-1/17 – 5 Arthur Street… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – January 12, 2017


City improves online access to more than 40 services

December 15, 2016

Visit “I want to” at guelph.ca to access City’s most popular online services Guelph, Ont., Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Guelph introduced a new way to access its most popular digital services and released two new online tools. In January, 2016, the City asked Guelph citizens what online services would make their lives or businesses better. Of the 44 ideas that citizens contributed, the following were selected based on feasibility, departmental readiness and cost. I want to: A central hub to find more than 40 of the City’s most popular online services. The services listed will change each season based on what’s new and used the most. “I want to” is available on the homepage of guelph.ca. Waste reminder: This tool sends… Continue reading City improves online access to more than 40 services


East wing foundation almost finished at Guelph police headquarters

December 13, 2016

A summary of the construction work on the Guelph police headquarters renovation, as of December 12, 2016. Continue reading East wing foundation almost finished at Guelph police headquarters


City Council – December 19, 2016

December 9, 2016

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday December 19, 2016 – 5:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting Confirmation of Minutes for closed Council meetings held November 28 and 30, 2016 C-2016.58 Lowes Road/Dawn Avenue Local Improvement Charge Open meeting – 6:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Consent Reports: (Reports that have been amended are marked with an * and can be viewed in the… Continue reading City Council – December 19, 2016


Construction continues on east and west wing additions

November 21, 2016

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work as of November 21, 2016. What’s happening Concrete foundation walls and columns/footings being poured Waterproofing of foundation walls in east and west wings Drywall installation in east and west wing additions On-going mechanical and electrical rough-ins Installation of hot water tanks Energizing of electrical main switch gears and panels Looking ahead On-going foundation work on east and west wing additions Complete installation of slab on grade of east wing Erect steel structure for east wing addition On-going mechanical and electrical rough-ins Installation of catch basin and storm line Removal of cooling tower Intumescent painting of beams (for fireproofing) guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of Adjustment – December 8

November 18, 2016

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – December 8, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None at this time. Current Applications  B-25/16 – 68 York Road A-91/16 – 5 Vipond Street A-92/16 – 45 DeShane Street A-93/16 – 36 DeShane Street A-94/16 – 71 Norma Crescent A-95/16 – 37 Raglan Street A-96/16 – 403 Arkell Road A-97/16 – 46 Teal Drive A-98/16… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – December 8


Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 7, 2016

October 28, 2016

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Committee of the Whole – November 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Presentations 1. Follow-Up on Living Wage Campaign and 20,000 Homes Initiative – Randalin Ellery, Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination (to be provided) Consent Agenda – Governance COW-GOV-2016.3       2017 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule COW-GOV-2016.4       Chief Administrative Officer Employment Contract Items for Discussion COW-GOV-2016.5      Proposed Framework for an Affordable Housing Financial Incentives Program   Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2016.10         Commercial Policy Review:  Terms of Reference COW-IDE-2016.11      Downtown Parking Items:  Conclusion of Essex… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 7, 2016


Behind schedule and getting back on track: Police hq reno

October 28, 2016

The Guelph police headquarters renovation is tracking three weeks behind schedule, according to the general contractor. Continue reading Behind schedule and getting back on track: Police hq reno


Special Committee of the Whole Agenda – November 7, 2016

October 28, 2016

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Special Committee of the Whole Regarding Water Taking                 November 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Items for Discussion – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise 1. COW-IDE-2016.18   Process to Support the City’s Submission to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Regarding Ontario’s Water-Taking Regulations 2. COW-SA-2016.19   Nestlé Waters Canada – Permit to Take Water Technical Report                                                     … Continue reading Special Committee of the Whole Agenda – November 7, 2016


Foundation work continues on east and west wings

October 27, 2016

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work as of October 27, 2016. What’s happening Backfilling of east wing addition foundation walls Waterproofing of west wing addition foundation walls West wing staircase wall and foundation West wing corridor framed and boarded Installation of heating lines, heat pump, boiler piping and venting, gas piping Looking ahead Backfill northeast side Install elevator and staircase footing and foundation wall formwork, rebar, and concrete Rough-ins for power, fire alarm panels, security system, and building automation system Remove existing heaters and install new heaters Masonry partitions to east and west side Drywall boarding, insulation, and taping Finish backfilling and waterproofing east wing addition Install first level foundation walls… Continue reading Foundation work continues on east and west wings