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Council Highlights
September 11, 2018

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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Donation to Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance
  3. No Dumping Signs to Go Up at Madill Park
  4. Island Lake Drinking Water System 2018 Final Inspection Report
  1. Natural Heritage Steering Committee Recommendations Accepted by Council
  2. Globetrotter RV to Open New Business on Hwy 10
  3. Delegations at AMO

Public Question Period

Resident Lewis Baker expressed concern that the County did not follow the Town's recommendation to replace the traffic fatalities sign on Airport Road near Hwy 9 with a new sign of similar construction and further, that the County had removed the sign for other purposes. The County purchased an electronic sign that can be updated with new messages. Deputy Mayor Ken McGhee, who sits on the Mono Police Services Board, responded that the Police Service Board endorsed Mono Community Policing's recommendation to the County that a "static electronic sign" be purchased and that these recommendations had been forwarded to the County.

Mr. Baker, along with resident Ed Kroeker, told Council that they felt the new sign was less effective than the old one, asserting that truck traffic on Airport Road has increased significantly in recent years. Mr. Kroeker suggested that the Town request the County employ the portable truck weigh scales along Airport Road to enforce possible infractions of commercial truck load limits. He said he intends to organize a meeting of concerned citizens with representatives of the OPP. Mayor Ryan applauded the move and said the Town may be able to assist in a community action by making a town facility available for the group.

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Donation to Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance

Headwaters  Food and Farming Alliance Logo

Council authorized a donation to Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance's Farm to School Program. As Shirley Boxem explained in her August 28th presentation to Council,  the Farm to School program promotes the education of children on farming and food production by having farmers visit area schools. Last year they spoke to over 600 children in 20 schools. The also promote Local Food Clubs and family food classes.

No Dumping Signs to Go Up at Madill Park

Council reviewed a report from the Bylaw Enforcement Officer on dumping of yard waste at Madill Meadows park. Grass clippings, tree branches and other yard waste had been dumped along the perimeter of the park. The Town has ordered "No Dumping" signs and staff will be cleaning up the unsightly mess in short order. This is particularly frustrating as the County's garbage collection for the Madill subdivision includes yard waste.

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Glass of Water

Island Lake Drinking Water System 2018 Final Inspection Report

The Ministry of Environment submitted the results of their annual inspection of the Island Lake Drinking Water System. The Ministry gave the Town a Final Inspection Rating of 100% with no non-compliance issues.

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Natural Heritage Steering Committee Recommendations Accepted by Council

John Riley, Chair of the Natural Heritage Steering Committee, reported that the committee had finished its work and presented their final recommendations following the adoption of the Official Plan Amendment 41. The committee made a number of recommendations including implementing a Natural Heritage Policy, establishment of a Land Trust, and an annual Natural Heritage award. Council directed that staff incorporate the recommendations into their department business plans.

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Globetrotter RV to Open New Business on Hwy 10

Globetrotter RV Inc. received site plan approval to develop the commercial lands they purchased on the east side of Hwy 10 between 10 & 15 Sideroads. Globetrotter RV offers sales and serving of new and used RVs and camping trailers. The proposal will conform to the Town’s Dark Sky Policy.

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Delegations at AMO

CAO Mark Early reported that he had delegations with the Minister of Natural Resources, and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs at the recent Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa, regarding the prime agricultural designations and natural heritage mapping approved by the province.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for September 25th, 2018 at 9 a.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

Tree Planting Days

Digging in for a Good Cause! Volunteers Needed for Fall TD Tree Day Planting Events

Tree Planting Volunteers

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is looking for volunteers to plant trees in Simcoe and Dufferin counties. Below are upcoming tree planting days:

Sunday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will meet in Shelburne to plant 300 trees along Walters and Beasley Creeks.

Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers will meet in the Minesing Wetlands near Utopia to plant 500 trees

Tree Days Registration and Info

Dufferin Board of Trade Candidate Forum

Dufferin Board of Trade Candidate Forum

Tuesday, September 25
Monora Park Pavilion

Meet & Greet starts at 7pm
3 Minute Candidate Introductions start at 8:00pm

Pollinator Garden | Autumn Planting Day

The autumn R.J. Burnside sponsored corporate planting day is on Sept. 26 at 4:00pm. Anyone who is interested may join with our volunteers and Burnside employees.

Mono Pollinator Garden

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)

Municipal Election - Online & Telephone Voting | Oct. 22

Oct 22 | Vote Online or by Telephone

The Town of Mono will be using Internet and Telephone Voting as opposed to paper ballot voting for the 2018 Municipal Election.

Howling Coyote

Howling Coyote - October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21

Can't wait until next year's Mono On A Bike?
Get your bike tuned up and ready for the Howling Coyote Gravel Grinder!
The Howling Coyote is a new bike race/ride with 20 / 40 / 80km routes through the rolling gravel roads of Mono.

Register for Howling Coyote

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