Once again it is that time of year, this Saturday is Homecoming and as in the past, a number of City Services and external agencies have collaborated to help promote a safe and successful event. Some of the steps being taken this year include:
• Increased staffing levels for Police and Bylaw with proactive patrols being conducted throughout the day and night
• Property standard concerns observed by Police and Bylaw that are not immediately addressed will be forwarded to Property Standards staff for follow up
• Transit will be operating University express buses during the day and will be maintaining the waste receptacles at bus stops on Saturday morning and again in the evening
• Solid Waste Resources and Public Works have implemented a waste management program along Kortright Road and Gordon Street
• University student spirit teams will walk through neighbourhoods encouraging proper behaviour and addressing minor waste issues
• University Campus Police will be working with the various agencies to address issues on University land
• EMS staff will be reporting concerns they observe to Police for follow up
• Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Inspectors will be working and will be available to assist if needed
Due to the additional seating created at Alumni stadium for the Ti-Cat games, we anticipate there will be a large turnout to the game. While we hope our efforts will deter unwanted activities, we do anticipate an increase in calls for service. To ensure appropriate action is taken in a timely manner, we are encouraging the public to contact the Guelph Police Service at 519 824-1212 should they have any concerns.
To provide further direction to staff, I will be working this Saturday, along with senior staff from the Guelph Police Service including Inspector Paul Martin. In the event you need immediate assistance, I will be available by cell phone at 519 827-4091.
Go Gryphons Go!