• I Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself

    Posted on February 5, 2016 by in Politics

    New Central Library Needs to be Priority I have recently been criticised for agreeing with Scott Butler’s January 2016 – Guelph Mercury editorial in which he disparages the ‘leadership’ shown by our current Mayor on the issue of supporting the library. Unfortunately,  I believe the best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour. Let’s look at the facts: […]

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    Tax Levy Debate

    Posted on February 4, 2016 by in Politics

    Closing the Leadership Gap On February 1st the Corporate Services committee received Staff’s report entitled “Infrastructure Environment and Funding Options”. The purpose of the report was to address the multi-million-dollar infrastructure deficit facing the city of Guelph; one of the most serious issues facing our community and the future of our city. The report moves […]

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  • Sidewalk Plowing

    Posted on December 15, 2015 by in City Services, Shared Opinion

    As winter (and the budget) approaches we once again are faced with the issue of keeping or eliminating sidewalk snow plowing. Hello, I see in the Trib that sidewalk snowplowing is under review, again. Please look carefully at the sidewalks around schools and the walking routes Willow between Marksam and Westwood is used by a […]

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  • City Easement

    Posted on December 10, 2015 by in City Services

    Original Email: I am a resident of Ward 4, and congratulate you on becoming our new representative. I am also attempting to move my business from Fergus to Guelph, to the above noted address, which I am currently having an issue with. The issue is that there is currently no severance for the sewer that […]

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  • Truck Traffic on Elmira Rd

    Posted on December 9, 2015 by in Safety

    I recievd a number of calls from a constituent regarding dump truck traffic on Elmira Rd – a road identified as a “no truck route” Staff Response: Dear Mr. S: In regards to your inquiries to Councillors Salisbury and Billings, further to my voice message, please note under the City’s Traffic Bylaw heavy trucks are […]

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  • 781 Victoria Rd. S

    Posted on December 5, 2015 by in City Planning, Shared Opinion

    I recieved the following email regarding an upcoming application before council: Hello Mike, I write to express my thoughts about the proposed development for 781 Victoria Rd. S. and hope that you too will recognize the value of the natural open space to the health of our city and it’s precious groundwater. I ask only […]

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  • Potential Development – Elmira and Whitelaw

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by in City Planning

    Prior to getting my City email up and running Christine recieved this inquiry: Mike and Christine, I am a constituent of Ward 4. I live on Freshmeadow Way. Recently I have noticed that the land behind my house (vacant property that faces Whitelaw and continues north to the intersection of Whitelaw and Paisley and then […]

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