Tag Archives: Capital Projects

Delegation to Council

The following is the text from one delegate’s representation to council last night, Ms. April Dickin, regarding the Wilson Farm Park farmhouse. It’s worth a read. Madam Mayor Farbridge and Councillors of the City of Guelph: Thank you very much … Continue reading

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Guelph’s Farmers’ Market

The Guelph Farmers’ Market is back in its Gordon Street location. There were a few would-be market-goers passing the house this morning, on their way to Exhibition Arena, where the market has been this summer while improvements were made to … Continue reading

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City of Guelph, a department of the Waste Resource Innovation Centre

The first wave of bins have been put into service. We need an audit and report to Council of all costs, including all staff time involved in the launch, against projections. We also need a report to Council of what … Continue reading

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Turned completely around

Guelph is applying for permission to accept waste from the USA. Politics aside, the powers-that-be must be having sleepless nights. It must be that bad. They bet the farm, and bet large, on a facility for composting waste. Only, it’s much larger than what we need, … Continue reading

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Put it to a referendum in 2014

You likely recall my “It was already over” post. Just to pick up on that, I’ve long been uncomfortable with the “let’s push it through now while we have the numbers on Council” approach to priority setting that seemed to drive spending during the … Continue reading

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Well, that’s kinda goofy

I was surprised to see that the Guelph Civic Museum has an annual budget of a whopping $1 K for acquisitions, which it shares with the McCrae House. While I know part of the pitch to move the Guelph Civic Museum … Continue reading

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Hubris

Hubris-driven empire-building brings with it a darker side to one’s legacy. The supposed progressives in Guelph have narrowed their vision to jamming what public money they can beg for and borrow into a few streets in the core, with the apparently laudable outcome of … Continue reading

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Naysayers, Or, Why Bridget is right (mostly)

There is a thread on the 59 Carden St. blog that’s tossing around the merits of a post by “Bridget”. In it, Bridget’s main point is that downtown merchants must be more creative and determined in their efforts to be … Continue reading

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We can always fix it with (more) money

Earlier this week, a frustrated contractor described a fiasco of sorts to me in trying to park across from City Hall. Apparently the parking on Carden Street was such that a number of vehicles were circling the block, one being … Continue reading

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It was already over.

There is a bit of graffitti on the side of Exhibition Park Arena. Stenciled in black paint, in two-inch high letters, a sentence on an otherwise large and blank wall. It reads: “It was already over.” Only the person who did it knows … Continue reading

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