Ward 2 Spring clean up

Meet your neighbours as you help clean up Ward 2.

Part 1. Trans-Canada Trail Clean up hosted by ian.

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Meet at Speedvale Ave. and the Speed River, 8:30 Saturday April 26. We’ll clean our way south to Goldie Mill along the Trans-Canada Trail.

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Part 2.  Speedvale and Stevenson clean up hosted by Councillor Andy van Hellemond. Meet at 7-11, Speedvale Plaza, 328 Speedvale Avenue East at Stevenson. 8:15.  Map

Refreshments to follow at noon in Riverside Park. Hosted by the City of Guelph Operations Department.

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School Zone Speed Limits

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Staff memo.

Staff continue to move forward to execute Council’s direction to reduce the speed limits on streets adjacent to elementary schools. I am informed this project remains on track and should conclude as expected by the end of May. We are quickly nearing the introduction of 30km/h zones on collector-classed roadways expected before the end of April. As part of our communication strategy, staff of Public Works and Corporate Communications have developed this advertisement (see below) for use on a Guelph Transit bus. This initiative should catch considerable attention as the zones take effect. We look forward to the positive reception and anticipated impact these zones will have on our community.

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Cost Efficiencies??

A resident’s perspective.

Ian: You talk out of both sides of your mouth when you defend the fact that Guelph citizens need to be the highest taxed people in the province. You say city government needs the money for growth and infrastructure, yet you would staunchly defend wasting our hard earned tax dollars on money pits like the Wilson farmhouse and other feel good, money wasting, projects. Please quit playing games with our money and for once, just once, give a straight answer as to where you stand on the incredible waste that has occurred under the watch of our leftist Mayor, and her supporters on council. RA

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Stevenson Street, Eramosa Road, Cassino Avenue, William Street, Elizabeth Street and Green Meadows Park Area Flood Protection

Staff memo.

Please find attached the Public Information Notice for the undertaking of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stevenson Street, Eramosa Road, Cassino Avenue, William Street, Elizabeth Street and Green Meadows Park Area Flood Protection. The City is holding a Public Information Centre (PIC) to present information and to receive input regarding this study. The PIC will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Ottawa Crescent Public School, 75 Ottawa Crescent.

This notice will be hand-delivered to residents and businesses in the immediate area. It will also be posted on Guelph.ca

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Special meeting of Heritage Guelph – Wedn 23 Apr

Staff memo.

The University of Guelph has requested a special meeting with Heritage Guelph for further discussion of the proposed alterations and rear addition to the President’s House– a designated heritage property.

The meeting will take place next Wednesday, 23 April at 10:00 am in Meeting Rm B . The meeting is being added to the Corporate Calendar and the Clerks’ calendar of meetings. The meeting agenda is attached here and will be posted on the city website.

HG AGENDA – 23 Apr 2014

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The Tricar Group – Media Release

Tricar wins building award.

Media release 2014 04 17

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Downtown Gives Back Spring Event!

From the Elliott.

The Elliott Community is proud to be a participating charity in DOWNTOWN GIVES BACK Spring event. This event is facilitated by the Downtown Guelph Business Association and is designed to raise awareness of local charities and encourage Guelph residents to visit the many shops, restaurants and businesses in Downtown Guelph.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 10th 11am to 3pm.

How does Downtown Gives Back Work?
Visit a participating merchant, for a complete list visit http://www.downtownguelph.com/events.php?e=403
Let the staff know you are there as part of DOWNTOWN GIVES BACK
While at the cash register, you will receive a form listing all participating charities
Select: THE ELLIOTT – 10% of your purchase will be donated to The Elliott Community!

This event is not only a great fundraiser, it also allows The Elliott Community to increase our community presence and in turn increase knowledge of who we are and that we are a not for profit organization.

Visit downtown and find a perfect Mother’s Day Gift, shop for Spring and Summer essentials, meet friends and family for lunch etc… all while supporting a great cause.

We hope everyone is able to make a trip downtown on May 10th!

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