Wellington North extending Guelph bylaw enforcement agreement

Extension will run Jan. 1 to June 30

KENILWORTH – Wellington North is extending an agreement with the City of Guelph to provide bylaw enforcement services for an additional six months, from Jan. 1 to June 30.

Guelph bylaw staff are currently enforcing the township’s property standards, swimming pool enclosure, door-to-door sales and zoning bylaws.

The township entered into an agreement with the city in January for a one-year pilot to assess the merit of contracting the service.

The pilot expires at the end of this year.

“Partnering with the City of Guelph for bylaw enforcement will allow complaints to be handled more effectively in the township,” chief building official Darren Jones stated in a press release at the time.

Jones had intended make an assessment on the service based on data provided by Guelph about calls for service, time spent on calls, and service costs, but staffing shortages at both the city and township are being blamed for delaying the process.

“The six-month extension is just for me to be able to pull all of that information together and have a full year’s data to be able to bring back a longer-term agreement,” Jones told the Advertiser.

He expects to bring a report and recommendation to council in the spring.

In the meantime, Wellington North residents can continue reporting bylaw complaints by calling 519-848-3620.