Guelph/Eramosa council briefs from Jan. 16

BRUCEDALE – Guelph/Eramosa council met briefly here on Monday afternoon.

During the meeting council confirmed the following: 

– minutes from meetings on Dec. 19 and Jan 4;

– the public holiday schedule, with dates of holidays and office closures for 2023;

– an interim tax levy and provision for taxes to be paid in installments;

– authorization for “temporary borrowing from time to time” this year; and

– establishing retention periods for certain documents and records kept by the township.

The mayor and councilors met in person while livestreaming the meeting online to enable the public to attend virtually. 

The meeting was less than 10 minutes long. The recording is available on the township website.

In attendance were Mayor Chris White, and all four councillors: Bruce Dickieson, Corey Woods, Steven Liebig and Mark Bouwmeester.

Council received the clerk’s report on the accessibility of the 2022 election.

Councilor Corey Woods said he and his wife will be donating another $1,000 for cucumber trees (native magnolia trees). Woods said they have donated money for these trees every year since 2017. 

Guelph/Eramosa council’s next meeting is on Feb. 6 and it will use the same hybrid format, with councilors meeting in person and the public able to attend virtually through the website.