Guelph-Eramosa council briefs

A meet and greet, fire report and scholarship allotment were some of the items discussed at the Dec. 21 Guelph-Eramosa council meeting.

Meet and greet

Councillors from Guelph-Eramosa are planning to have a meet and greet event at the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre in Marden on Jan. 7 at 8:30am.

“I think it’s important,” Councillor David Wolk said. “We know from past experience that we tend not to be able to draw the people from that side of the township to … Rockwood so I think it’s important to try and do something for our larger audience.”

Councillors will be on hand to talk with the “hundreds of people who are there walking that morning,” Wolk said. There will also be donuts and coffee available.

Fire report

Deputy fire chief Richard Renaud was at the council meeting to present the October and November fire reports for the township.

In October fire and emergency services responded to 20 calls for assistance: 10 medical calls, one mutual aid call, two false alarms, one carbon monoxide call, two public assist calls, one grass fire and three motor vehicle collisions.

In November fire and emergency services responded to 17 calls for assistance: nine medical calls, one mutual aid call, two false alarms, one carbon monoxide call, one public assist call, two motor vehicle accidents and one structure fire.

Councillor Mark Bouwmeester asked when the new truck was going to be delivered to the department.

“They’re just waiting on the light stand that goes on the truck,” Renaud said. “They built that as per order … it should have been in last week and installed this week, I’m just waiting for the phone call.”

Scholarship allotment

Guelph-Eramosa council is donating two $100 scholarships to the Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph to be awarded to performers who have not won a scholarship before and are from Guelph-Eramosa Township.