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Council Highlights
December 13, 2016


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In this issue

  1. Citizen Engagement and Communication
  2. Speeding Trucks on Highway 89 through Rosemont
  3. 2017 Tax Rates Set
  4. Bird Bangers at Adamo Winery

Citizen Engagement and Communication

Joanne Hyde and Bob Mitchell of the Mono Research Advisory Committee (MRAC), a committee of Council, made a presentation on Citizen Engagement and municipal communications. The committee requested that Council consider a proposed Engagement Charter and that the Town "Commit to engage all residents within the Town of Mono in the decisions that impact our quality of life by endorsing the Our Mono Engagement Charter's vision, mission and recommendations".

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Council generally supported the concepts in the presentation and requested the CAO continue to bring forward enhancements to Citizen Engagement and Council communications.

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Speeding Trucks on Highway 89 through Rosemont

Council received letters from Mono residents expressing concern with large trucks exceeding the speed limit on Hwy 89 through Rosemont. The letters asked that Council increase police patrols on that stretch of Hwy 89 as well as consider other traffic calming techniques in an effort to reduce the hazard to pedestrians and other traffic.

Council agreed to forward these concerns to the Police Services Boards, the OPP and the Ministry of Transportation.

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2017 Tax Rates Set

Council adopted the 2017 residential tax rate which will see the rate decrease from 0.396222 percent to 0.384768, a 2.9% reduction. Council approved the 2017 Budget at their November 8th meeting, paving the way to setting the tax rate. The County and school boards have yet to set their 2017 tax rates. For more information on how municipal taxes are calculated, see the Treasury and Taxes page on the Town's website.

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Bird BangerBird Bangers at Adamo Winery

Gary Murakami attended Council to request a revision to the Town's Noise Bylaw to include bird bangers as prohibited uses, and that the Town's website is revised accordingly. Mr. Murakami was advised that bird bangers are to be operated under agricultural best practices and that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will be attending a meeting at the Town on January 13th, 2017 to discuss these matters.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for January 10th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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Mayor Laura Ryan and Council
cordially invite all residents to a

New Year's Levee

Sunday January 1st, 2017
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Municipal Office
347209 Mono Centre Road, Mono

Mayor Ryan's remarks at 1:30 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating the
traditions of a New Year.

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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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