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Council Highlights
August 28, 2018

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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Bee City Designation
  3. Headwaters Communities in Action
  1. Council Sets 2019 Budget Process
  2. Repair of Culvert on Mono-Adjala Townline
  3. Amendments to Source Water Protection Plan

Public Question Period

Resident Lewis Baker asked what the status was of the appeal of the Greenwood Aggregate proposal. Director of Planning David Trotman reported that a pre-hearing date, though not yet set, is expected to be held early in 2019. Mr. Baker asked that a summary of the outstanding issues under appeal be published.  Council requested staff prepare a status report for an upcoming meeting. Mr. Baker also asked that the Town provide a report summarizing the Town's legal costs associated with seeking to recover its costs related to the Niagara Escarpment Commission hearing of the Singer development permit application.

Referring to the Treasurer's report on Town expenditures for the period July 18 - August 17, 2018, resident Bill Munro asked why the administration account was significantly higher ($202,194.74) than the previous period ($23,220.71). Treasurer Halucha stated that the Town paid its annual insurance premium during this period which was approximately $165,000.

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Bee City Designation

Shelly Candel, founder and director of Bee City Canada, presented the official Bee City Canada designation to Council. Shelly congratulated Council and the volunteers involved in building the Mono Pollinator Garden, the keystone in the Town achieving Bee City designation. Having taken the opportunity to visit the pollinator garden, she was particularly impressed with the educational aspect of the garden and the excellent signage.

Mayor Laura Ryan Receiving Official Bee City Designation Certificate

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Headwaters Communities in Action

Shirley Boxem, Lead Project Consultant for Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), provided an Headwaters Communities in Action Logoupdate on the organization's programs. HCIA's vision is, "Engaged citizens shaping a vibrant, sustainable and resilient community together". Their projects include Citizens of Headwaters for Active Transportation Team (CHATT), Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (HFFA), DC Community Grants, DC Moves, Dufferin Community Foundation (now fully independent) & Volunteer Dufferin. Ms. Boxem thanked Council for their past support and asked that they continue to support HCIA's programs and initiatives.

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Council Sets 2019 Budget Process

Treasurer Halucha requested direction from Council for the 2019 budget process due to the Municipal Election in October. Council elected to proceed with the second of the two options he provided. Council will review departmental capital projects during the September 25th council meeting and department business plans on October 9th. Staff will then provide a first draft of the budget to the new council once they are sworn in at the first meeting in December. These are all public meetings and residents are encouraged to attend to provide their input to Council.

Sep 25 @ 9 a.m. - Departmental Capital Projects.
Oct 9 @ 7 p.m. - Departmental Business Plans.

The inaugural meeting of the new council will occur during the first week of December. The exact date has not yet been set.

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Repair of Culvert on Mono-Adjala Townline

As reported in the May 29, 2018 Council Highlights, damage was discovered to two culverts on Mono-Adjala Townline following heavy rain in May. Work on one of the two culverts, at Lot 28, will commence shortly. The quote to repair the damage came in under estimate at $67,672.31. The cost to repair the second culvert will be included in the Town's 2019 capital budget.

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Amendments to Source Water Protection Plan

Water Drop

Jennifer Stephens, Program Manager, Source Water Protection Watershed Strategies for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, provided a detailed briefing on several proposed amendments to the Credit Valley / Toronto & Region / Central Lake Ontario Source Water Protection Plan (CTC SWPP). One of two source water protection plans that have jurisdiction in Mono, the amendments to the CTC SWPP are detailed in the report prepared by the Director of Planning. Council endorsed the proposed changes.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for September 11th, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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Connecting with the Town

Mono On A Bike

September 9, 2018

Mono On A Bike - September 9, 2018

Join us on Sunday, September 9th from 10am - 1pm for this year's Mono On A Bike. 

Cyclists on a Road

$5 per person includes the rodeo, family ride & BBQ. Advance registration is required. Email

  • Bike Safety Rodeo -- 9-10:30am
  • Family Ride -- 10:30-11:30am
  • BBQ -- 11am-12:30pm

The ride begins and ends at Mono Community Centre. The family ride is a 7.5km course suitable for parents and kids of all ages and includes both on and off road trails. The off road trails are through Mono Cliffs Provincial Park on well-groomed trails with a few tree roots. 

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Bruce Trail Day

Bruce Trail Day | September 30

This year, the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club will be holding Bruce Trail Day at the beautiful BTC owned Splitrock property, located at 755437 2nd Line E in Mono, between 25 and 30 Sideroads. Starting at 10 am and going until 3 pm, this free event includes:

  • Guided hikes
  • Family activities (kids can assemble bird houses and scatter wildflowers)
  • BBQ (hot dogs: $1)

The first 20 new members who sign up that day will receive free Bruce Trail guidebooks courtesy of OPG (value of $39.95).

Municipal Election - Online & Telephone Voting | Oct. 22

Oct 22 | Vote Online or by Telephone

The Town of Mono will be leveraging Internet and Telephone Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Mono Pollinator Garden Official Opening

Mono Pollinator Garden Sign

On Aug. 12, 2018, the Mono Pollinator Garden celebrated its official opening at 246366 Hockley Rd, Mono, ON (beside the Headwaters Tourism and Dufferin Board of Trade offices).

The garden is "open" at all times and can be enjoyed by the public. Some of the remarkable scenery to behold in the garden includes the entrance sign, the beautiful benches dispersed throughout, the educational signage, and (of course) the various types of flowers and plants.

Bee on Flower
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Mono, ON, L9W 6S3
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