A recount to be done by the end of November to verify a Ward 3 spot on council could determine the balance of power in the new council headed by mayor-elect Cam Guthrie.
Guelph saw a big jump in voter turnout in 2014.
Wellington County has released unofficial results for Monday’s civic elections in its seven townships, including the people elected from the townships to sit on county council for the next four years.
The head of the GrassRoots Guelph political action organization is disappointed with the results of the race for ward seats on the council that will serve along with the city’s new mayor, Cam Guthrie.
Mayor-elect Cam Guthrie says he plans to be a leader who will give equal account to the ideas of all councillors, not just those whose vision aligns with his.
Karen Farbridge, who became Guelph’s first female mayor in 2000, thanked her supporters Monday for helping her serve as the city’s mayor for a total of 11 years.
Some new friendships were made, unique people met and some long laneways were travelled along the campaign trail of the 2014 municipal election.
Public school voters have returned four incumbents in Guelph and Puslinch, while a woman who has volunteer experience at the board level was elected to fill a vacant seat in Guelph.
It’s been a bad week for pedestrians, with three people hit by cars in two days at separate locations around the city.
A two-vote difference in Ward 3 could have a major impact on the direction of the city council elected Monday.