Ward 2 News: The Deuce

With thanks….

More from amazing Guelphites. Thank you for your service over your eight years in that capacity. Having become a little bit acquainted with you through eMerge Guelph activities, I have some sense of the significant value of the contributions you make. Thanks also for the personal sacrifices that your service must have demanded, from you

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St. Georges Square Redesign

A resident’s comments. For some time I followed the reports on a redevelopment of St. Georges Square. At first, I thought that this was simply a brainstorming idea, until I realized that the planning department and council is serious on moving forward with this plan. Strange, no sooner the perimeter of the space is finally

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Comments received.

Thank you Ian for you dedication and hard work. You have been a pleasure to watch and admire. DG ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you Ian, for your years of hard work and dedication to Council and the Guelph community. It’s our loss that your not running again, but we wish all the best in your future endeavours.

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Best wishes

A colleagues’s kind word. just saw your announcement on Twitter. It’s a rare event in politics that a person comes in and gets out at his own time and on his own terms. Congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck with your next challenge. There will be at least one opening on the Library Board

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Stepping Out

A colleagues’s comments. Sorry to hear you are stepping out. I was looking forward to the prospect of working together! I am sure this was a very difficult decision. You have served well and should be proud of your contributions. All the best in your new ventures.CD

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Thanks for all of your work on Council

A resident’s kind words. Thanks for all of your work over the years on council Ian. You’ve been a huge asset to the city and your contribution will be sorely missed. All the best with your ‘new adventure’ EF

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news

A colleague’s kind words. just saw the news…a difficult decision I’m sure. I love your keen intellect, gentle spirit and sense of humour!! You have made a wonderful contribution to our city and I will miss you.  JH

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Election

A resident’s kind words. I’m sure this was a very complex and difficult decision to come to. I know it is the outcome of a long series of deliberations, reflection and conversations, so I know it is the right one for you and your family. Thank you for your tremendous contributions to the City during

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My decision

I would like to sincerely thank the residents of Guelph for their trust and faith in me as your City Councillor. It has truly been my honour and privilege to represent Ward 2. However, it’s time for me to start a new adventure. I will not be seeking re-election. ian    

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Tonight: public ownership of riverside parks

A resident’s comments. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend tonight’s meeting, yet I am writing you from Abroad as this is a very important decision that you have to make. It comes as a surprise/shock to me that there is a question of allowing private ownership of riparian lands in Guelph. First, it is my

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South end construction, closures and detours

Press release. Construction projects along Gordon Street in Guelph’s south end will start today as the City continues improving infrastructure and road conditions. Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road South and Arkell Road has been reduced to one lane in each direction. The City expects to finish installing underground water, wastewater and utility services for the

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King George School playground – needs your help!

A shout out from King George School. The playscape at King George School is going to get new play equipment and several other elements before school starts, courtesy of the hard work of the parents on the Greening & Grounds Committee. But these tired parents need help! We would love neighbours with some free time

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Guelph makes an impression at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

Press release. Guelph was called “the brightest kid in the class” by Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy Bob Delaney during a meeting to discuss Guelph’s Community Energy Plan at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference. Mr. Delaney encouraged Guelph to share its community energy expertise with municipal colleagues across Ontario

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The Guelph difference: A discussion paper

From the Mayor’s office. I am pleased to share this discussion paper, The Guelph difference: economic growth and prosperity with you. This is one of a series of discussion papers the City is producing that aim to tell the big-picture story of what makes Guelph different, and why. The papers provide the larger context of

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5 Arthur Riverwalk

A resident’s perspective. I am writing in regard to a resident’s letter that was posted in Councillor Findlay’s blog today, August 20, 2014. The writer, HW, raises concerns with the staff proposal to leave the 15-metre “Riverwalk” adjacent to the 5 Arthur development in the hands of the developer. I fully support this writer’s position

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Guided tour will showcase Civic Precinct artworks

Press release. To celebrate the completion of the Civic Precinct art project, members of the public are invited to a reception to meet celebrated Canadian artist Ted Fullerton. Fullerton’s artworks—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—were installed last month and unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station, and the Guelph

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