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Sunday, March 15, 2009

At last...

I get this on Friday, and after a busy weekend I finally get around to posting it. Call it a symbolic delay in honour of the cataclysmic one that's get this day pushed back from one deadline after the other for last few years. But to the release, which published a list of move in dates for city departments trading scatted distribution to provide services from a single location.


GUELPH, ON, March 13, 2009 – As the final touches are being completed at Guelph's new City Hall, City departments that have, until now, been based out of five satellite locations around the city, are preparing to make the transition into the building.

Most City services will be uninterrupted despite the move. ServiceGuelph which offers access to a number of City services will be available at old City Hall, 59 Carden St, throughout the move. Visit guelph.ca/serviceguelph for a complete list of services provided.

By April 7, roughly 300 employees will be working in the new state-of-the-art facility, providing a central location and more convenient access to all City services.

Workspaces, computers and telephones are moving into the building over the next three weeks. Below is a schedule of moving dates when residents may experience temporary interruptions.

Thu Mar 18 to Fri Mar 20

Fri Mar 20 to Mon Mar 23

Planning and Development
Mon Mar 23 to Tue Mar 24

Human Resources
Wed Mar 25 to Thu Mar 26

Finance/Tax Office
Thu Mar 26 to Fri Mar 27

Clerks’ Office
Mon Mar 30 to Tue Mar 31

Mon Mar 30 to Tue Mar 31

Corporate Communications
Mon Mar 30 to Tue Mar 31

Legal and Realty Services
Mon Mar 30 to Tue Mar 31

Thu Apr 2 to Fri Apr 3

Economic Development
Thu Apr 2 to Fri Apr 3

Thu Apr 2 to Mon Apr 6

Mayor and CAO's Office
Fri April 3 to Apr 6

As we reach the end of this improbable odyssey, let's keep all this in mind as we move forth on future capital projects for the City of Guelph. Before digging in to another multi-million dollar construction affair, I think something of a full accounting as to why this project ended up wildly overdue is in order. I mean, I know many of the reasons, and I've covered some of them, but it would be nice to learn how the City intends to avoid this kind of situation in the future.

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