Monthly Archives: November 2009

City councillors hope to avoid cutting jobs from budget

The article below appears in the November 30, 2009 Guelph Mercury. My comments:  Trimming staff at any level is difficult.  Efficiencies in the delivery of municipal services come in many forms and neither front line staff, union or otherwise, or … Continue reading

Posted in Finance/Budget | 1 Comment

Group Plans to Honour Royal City Park Trees December 4th

An Excerpt from an Information Release from Friends of Royal City Park Group: “The Friends of Royal City Park have organized a 1 hour vigil on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 7 to 8 pm at Royal City Park. We … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Parks and Natural Spaces | 2 Comments

SUBBOR to Pay City of Guelph $2.5 Million

The following media release was sent out this evening…   SUBBOR to pay City of Guelph $2.5 million Settlement brings successful conclusion to court battle with SUBBOR, avoiding need for future court proceedings. GUELPH, ON, November 23, 2009 – The … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Trees…

Our urban forest is a major municipal asset. Cities spend a lot of time, money and resources maintaining “grey” infrastructure, but not enough on “green” infrastructure. Green infrastructure is linked to quality of life, recreation, air quality, urban cooling, carbon … Continue reading

Posted in Community Development, Environment, Parks and Natural Spaces | 7 Comments

Royal City Park

The Royal City Park Material Management Plan went to the Community Development and Environmental Services committee this past Monday. One of the key recommendations in the plan is to remove and replace 52 high-risk trees in 2010. A full copy … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Ward 5 Meeting Tonight

Residents of Ward 3 and 5 are invited to attend a Ward meeting tonight, hosted by Councillors Hofland, Laidlaw, Piper and Burcher.  City Hall, Room 112 at 7:00 pm.   Tonights Topic:  Securing a Prosperous and Affordable Future Bring your … Continue reading

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