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Council Highlights
February 14, 2017


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In this issue

  1. Designation of Heritage Property
  2. NVCA Budget Resolution
  3. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Policies
  4. Monarch Manifesto
  1. Public Works Tenders
  2. Several Roads to be paved this Summer

Designation of Heritage Property

Shirley Bennett of the Heritage Advisory Committee presented the Committee's report, recommending that the Town designate the house located at 487424 30 Sideroad as an heritage building in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act. Council accepted the committee's recommendation and directed staff to proceed with the process towards designation.

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NVCA Budget Resolution

In the January 24, 2017 edition of Council Highlights, Council expressed concern regarding what they felt were unsustainable increases to the Town's share of Credit Valley Conservation's annual budget, passing a resolution stating as much. Council has now passed a similar resolution regarding levy increases at the Nottawasaga Valley Conservations Authority:

WHEREAS the Conservation Authorities Act gives Conversation Authorities the power to apportion costs to municipalities and to determine an appropriate annual budget; and

WHEREAS the Town of Mono has received the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 2017 budget; and

WHEREAS based on the NVCA’s general levy increase of 2.6%, Mono's share of the proposed increase amounts to a 6.913% increase over 2016, and Mono’s share of the capital levy amounts to a 6.32% additional increase; and

WHEREAS the Town recognizes that a portion of our increase is due to a change in the Town's current value assessment; and

WHEREAS in recent years the Town of Mono has limited tax increases to the Consumer Price Index;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Mono is advising that NVCA's budget increases are out of step with the Town's annual budget increases. Continued increases as forecast are not compatible with our municipal taxation policy.

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Policies

CAO/Clerk Mark Early presented several polices to Council designed to ensure the Town remains in compliance with the provincial legislation. He advised Council that these policies were drafted by the County Accessibility Coordinator in discussions with Access Dufferin and the other Dufferin municipalities.

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Monarch Manifesto

The Monarch Manifesto, a personal pledge to protect the monarch butterfly by growing milkweed, reporting butterfly sightings, avoiding the use of herbicides and pesticides in yards and gardens, and encouraging others such as schools and garden centers to do their part is currently being promoted by the David Suzuki Foundation.

In keeping with the Town’s previous initiatives to protect pollinators such as bees and butterflies through the establishment of a pollinator preserve on Town property and discontinuing the use of neonicotinoids on all municipally owned properties, it would be in line for the Town to also support this initiative, and further, encourage residents to sign the pledge.

Council directed staff to advise the David Suzuki Foundation of our support of the Monarch Manifesto and of the Town's actions to support and enhance the natural habitat and populations of pollinators in the community. Council encourages residents to also pledge their support to the Monarch Manifesto by visiting the David Suzuki Foundation's website and sign the manifesto.

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Public Works Tenders

Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore presented the results of three tenders for work to be undertaken this summer including road resurfacing, applying gravel & lawn maintenance. Mr. Dunmore indicated that the tender amounts were lower than budgeted.

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Several Roads to be paved this Summer

Browns Road, Campbell Road, Golden Road, Robinson Road, Cedar Grove Road, Lynda Avenue, Hill Road, Purple Road and Randy Avenue.

Mr. Dunmore reported that the above named roads would receive Top Course Paving, including transition paving of all entrance aprons and applying gravel to the shoulders, this season. He anticipates that work will commence early summer and is expected to be complete by September of this year. Residents in these areas can expect minor delays and are encouraged to contact his office at publicworks@townofmono.com if they have any questions.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for February 28th, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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Family Ski Day - February 20th, 2017 item divider icon

2017 Mono Youth Soccer League Registration is now OPEN!

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The season will run from June 7th through August 23rd for a total of 12 weeks. All games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Mono-Amaranth Public School. Start time is 6:30 pm and runs for approx. 1 hour including warm-up.

Early Bird Registration (until March 31st): $75 per player
As of April 1st: $85 per player
Registration closes Monday May 1st @ 9 a.m.

Registration includes team uniform, team photo, individual medallion and a year end BBQ. Every player also receives his/her own soccer ball.

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The Municipal Office will be closed on Monday February 20th, 2017 for Family Day.

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TOWN OF MONO
347209 Mono Centre Road
Mono, ON, L9W 6S3
Phone: (519) 941-3599 | Fax: (519) 941-9490
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