Start @ 9:57 am in the Trinity United Church Gymnasium 35 Members in attendance
President John Sneyd began by welcoming members and today’s guest speaker, Ms. Abby Watts.
The screen was set to display a setting for Remembrance Day and a short ceremony of Remembrance was held. David Wallace opened this ceremony by reading aloud the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Col. John McCrae. The Last Post was played and the Club observed a moment of silence.
John Sneyd opened by welcoming and introducing today’s guests: John Forrest, Joe Gruzleski, Larry Kich, and Hugh Thomassin.
John Phelps and Gary Cousins were introduced as the Club’s newest members.
Announcements: President John thanked Julian Sale, Nigel Morris and David Wallace for their part in presenting today’s Remembrance Day ceremony. He read a thank you letter received from last meeting’s speaker, Nicola Ross, in which she stated that she really liked meeting and speaking to the Club and she was particularly grateful with the Club’s response in purchasing her books. There was a reminder about the November 11th Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sleeman Centre and where the members should meet prior to the ceremony. Interested members can attend lunch afterwards at Diana’s Restaurant.
Coffee Meeting next Thursday will be at the Boathouse and all coffee meeting will be there until December 23rd . Beginning in January 2023, coffee meetings will be at the Symposium Restaurant..
Activities – Ken Marchant - There are 41 people planning to attend the Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 8th, at the Victoria East Golf Course. Tickets are still available at a cost is $57 person. The Committee has been busy with the planning and collecting door prizes. Arrival time is 11:30 am with the ceremony beginning at 12 noon. Ritchie Zelk will be the DJ.
John Sneyd introduced today’s guest speaker, Abby Watts.
Bio: Abby is the Project Manager for the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review at the City of Guelph. She is a Registered Professional Planner and has a Masters in Planning from the University of Waterloo. Abby has worked for the City of Guelph for over 11 years in different positions, including zoning coordinator, policy planner and development planner.
Presentation: The City of Guelph initiated the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review to create a new Zoning Bylaw for the city. Abby will provide an overview of the project, including what a zoning bylaw is, the goals of the new zoning bylaw, the project schedule and how to get involved.
Abby Watts – Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review Abby touched on the following topics: - What is a zoning bylaw; - Connecting zoning to provincial legislation; - Guelph has developed a new official plan’ - What is being reviewed and what is not being reviewed; - How may the zoning bylaw review impact you; - Project timeline; - Proposed Zoning Bylaw; - Layout of new look of Zoning Bylaw booklet’ - Hybrid Form-based bylaw; - Online mapping of properties