Sidewalk snow removal

A suggestion for future snow removal planning. The volume of snow we have received so far this year, and similarly last year, has meant that many people including myself are straining, and even injuring ourselves, digging out the end of our drives from the deposits of the snow ploughs. That is where Guelphites could really use the assistance,

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thank you

On Behalf of the students of Ottawa Cr. P.S., King George, J.F.Ross C.V.I. , St John’s and St. James- THANK YOU-THANK YOU -THANK YOU to all City Councillors (I don’t have all emails right now) for getting the adult crossing guard at Victoria-Eastview-she started January 5 and she had several close encounters when we were there so she is well needed. Perhaps to assist motorists as to WHY she is there, some SCHOOL CROSSING SIGNS could be added (we noticed […]

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Left Turn Arrow Operation

The following staff response was sent to a Ward 2 resident regarding left turn lanes and how they operate in Guelph: The goal of traffic signal timing in the City of Guelph is to maximize the efficiency and safety of each intersection. Our aim is that vehicles that arrive at an intersection when the signal is red are able to clear it during the next green signal. During periods of higher traffic volumes this goal cannot always be met and […]

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Article in Mercury

As you may know there is an article in the Mercury today (Saturday). I spoke with Nicole O’Reilly yesterday. She enquired about the Employer of Distinction Award and quoted accurately what I described. The rest of the comments attributed to me, while accurate, have not been reported in the context within which they were asked.

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Snow fall December 31, 2008

Just a quick note to bring everyone up to speed on our winter control activities. We had what is called an Alberta Clipper fly through last night….these storms which originate in Alberta, (hence the name)… usually deposit 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) of snow depending on how fast they “clip” through. This one left us with 4 to 6 cm of accumulation. As you all know, our threshold for residential street plowing is 8cm, therefore

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December 24th Winter Control Update

On behalf of the Operations Department, I’d like to advise that our staffing and equipment resources are being tapped to assist with the prompt clean-up of this latest snow event. The clearing of arterial and collector roads is well under way and as of 8:00am, a plow out of our residential streets commenced as snow accumulation has exceeded our 8cm standard. We anticipate this task to take anywhere between 14 to 18 hours to complete, but may take up to […]

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Two parking issues survive budget cuts

The following article appeared in the December 19 edition of the Guelph Tribune: Free two-hour parking on downtown streets and seasonal overnight parking on streets all over the city have survived the 2009 city budget hurdle. Monday’s votes by council to back these two measures also spelled the end of the parking budget as a user-pay budget – because property taxes will be used to help pay for both, starting in 2009. This leaves the city’s water and wastewater budgets […]

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