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 […]
We had a very successful Sustainable Solutions Workshop yesterday at River Run. For your interest, the presentations and other resources are now posted at www.guelph.ca/sustainablesolutions.
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 […]
Here is our Departmental winter control activity update The storm is not quite over as yet. Another band of precipitation is due to arrive this afternoon, as is shown on the weather map attached below, (snapshot at noon…not pretty)…and precipitation may continue off and on the next couple of days…
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here is the latest update of our activities related to this storm as promised. The storm is expected to substantially end sometime between (3:20pm Derek’s estimate…it’s 3:20 now Derek!!…look outside!!), 4;00 and 5;00 pm this afternoon. Realized accumulation rates have been as forecast at about an inch per hour….so we will end up with about […]