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Friday, June 18, 2010

Reminder: City Closed on Monday

The City of Guelph reminds you the misery loves company as facilities city-wide will shut down for the first of five days this summer. (Only Guelph Transit will keep running, but we'll pay for that later.) On a practical level, you may not notice a difference. But if you're like me, and have your garbage pick-up on Monday, then you're looking at two weeks worth of blue and green garbage to hold on to and a month's worth of clear bag garbage to go out in another two weeks.

Anyway... here's the press release.

GUELPH, ON, June 16, 2010 – The first of five temporary City facility closures takes place Monday, June 21. All City of Guelph facilities will be closed and services suspended on this date. Click here for a list of affected services and facility closures.

City facilities will be closed and services suspended for five days this summer in order to implement cost saving measures approved by Council in the City’s 2010 budget. The decision to close facilities for five days is part of Council’s decision to minimize the impact of a loss of revenue during a global economic recession on property taxpayers.

Guelph Transit buses will continue to operate on these days. In order to achieve the targeted savings, transit service—including mobility service—will be suspended on Sundays in August.

There will be no closures or disruption to emergency services such as police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS). These services will continue to be available at all times.

Facility closures and service disruptions will also be in effect Friday, July 9; Thursday, July 22; Wednesday, August 11; and Tuesday, August 24.

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