October 30, 2018
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Island Lake/Fieldstone Subdivision Traffic Calming Measures
Council passed a series of bylaws to implement previously approved traffic calming measuring in the Island Lake & Fieldstone subdivisions. The speed limit in the Island Lake and Fieldstone (phase II) subdivisions, including 1st Line within the subdivisions, was set at 40 km/h. The limit in Fieldstone (phase I) was already at 40 km/h. This brings the speed limit in these subdivisions into conformity with the majority of residential streets in Mono.
"No Truck" signs went up on 1st Line and along the residential portion of French Drive earlier this year. This is now backed with a Town bylaw that includes a $300 fine for anyone operating "any commercial vehicle having a Manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating greater than 4,600 kilograms, including a truck and trailer combination". Emergency vehicles, County & Town of Mono, garbage collection and public utility vehicles are exempt as are trucks making home deliveries. The bylaw also makes allowance for heavy trucks leaving from or returning to the heavy truck owner’s and/or operator’s principal residence.
In addition to "No Trucks", these two roads have been designated as Community Safety Zones with effect 24 hours a day/7days a week. Speeding fines within the Community Safety Zones are doubled.
Web Site & Social Media Annual Report
Digital Content Specialist Andrew Dahmer provided an analysis of the traffic on the Town's web site and social media channels. He noted that the web site saw a slight decrease in page views in 2017 though appears to be rebounding this year.
The Town's Facebook and Twitter accounts have seen steady growth since going live in June 2017.
Residents can look forward to a new Town of Mono web site scheduled to launch in December. The new web site is compatible with mobile phones including iPhones and Android devices, a recognition that over 40% of visitors to the current web site do so with mobile devices
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2.2% Annual Rate of Inflation
Treasurer Les Halucha provided a report that showed the annual rate of inflation over the past year to be 2.2%. He calculated this by averaging the monthly increase of the Consumer Price Index for the last 12 months. Council directed Mr. Halucha to incorporate this inflationary rate into the draft budget that staff will prepare for council in December.
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Deputy Clerk Fred Simpson reported that 2,344 of the 7,157 eligible electors voted during the municipal election for a voter turnout of 32.8%, up from 25.6% during the 2014 election. The town employed internet and telephone voting during this election, a first for Mono. Feedback from residents was generally positive though Mr. Simpson noted that some residents expressed reservations regarding electronic voting. A full report on the election process, including results from a survey that voters had an opportunity to complete once they voted, will be brought to Council in the coming weeks.
The final meeting of the current council will be November 27th at 9 a.m. with the new council being sworn in on Tuesday December 4th at 9 a.m. The inauguration will be the only order of business during this meeting. Regular business will commence the following meeting, December 11th at 9 a.m.
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Euchre | Every Other Thursday Night
Starting November 15
Mono Community Centre
Cost: $2/night to cover refreshments
Premier Wine & Paint Night | Dec. 4th
Join us for an evening of fun! You'll paint your own wine glass, enjoy some hors d'oeuvres, and (of course) sip some wine!
Tues. Dec. 4 | 7-9pm
Monora Park Pavilion
Email Christine to register:
Radon and Lung Cancer Information Night | Nov. 8
Did you know that radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers?
Roughly 15% of homes in your area have high levels of radon.
Join Public Health for a Radon and Lung Cancer information night and learn about the importance of testing your home:
Thursday, November 8th
Drop in anytime between 5-7 pm
Alder Street Rec Centre in Orangeville>
275 Alder St., Orangeville
Free event. All are welcome. Discounted radon test kits will be available at the event for $35.
Learn more about Radon
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