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Council Highlights
May 9, 2017

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In this issue

  1. Credit Valley Conservation Requests Exemption from Noise Bylaw
  2. Traffic Fatality Statistics Sign on Airport Road
  3. Pickleball at Mono College Park
  4. Town Receives Grant for Pollinator Garden
  1. Shelburne Library Receives Award
  2. Greenwood Aggregates OMB Hearing

Credit Valley Conservation Requests Exemption from Noise Bylaw

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) applied for an exemption from the Town's Noise Bylaw 2004-16, for two events to be held at Island Lake Conservation Area, located at 673067 Hurontario Street South. The exemption requests relief from Section 3.1 of the bylaw, which restricts amplified music or noise beyond 5:00 p.m.

Credit Valley Conservation was requesting an exemption to permit amplified music/noise until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, for Canada Day celebrations, including fireworks; and on the weekend of Friday, August 25, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017 for a series of theatrical performances by Theatre Orangeville's Young Company.

Bill Lidster, the CVC Parks Manager, was on hand to address any concerns of Council, including a letter of opposition written by area resident Marc Darby. Regarding the potential environmental impact of the noise associated with fireworks, Mr. Lidster reported that, "Credit Valley Conservation’s ecologists have indicated they have no concerns since the fireworks have a similar effect as a normal thunderstorm". Mr. Lidster addressed several other issues raised in Mr. Darby's letter including a noise survey conducted by Novus Environmental during an outdoor concert at Island Lake in 2014.

Council supported CVC's request and approved the Bylaw exemption.

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Traffic Fatality Statistics Sign on Airport Road

Those who drive northbound on Airport Road near Highway 9 may have noticed that the sign highlighting traffic fatalities on that section of road has been removed. The sign was taken down as it was in need of repair. Deputy Mayor Ken McGhee reported that the County, in consultation with the Mono Community Policing Committee, will erect a new sign warning motorists of potential hazards on the road such as animals crossing, distracted driving and speeding.

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Pickleball at Mono College Park

Council approved a request from the Recreation Advisory Committee to have Pickleball lines painted on one of the two tennis courts at Mono College Park. Mono College Park is located at 8 Hawthorne Rd. in the Cardinal Woods subdivision.

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Town Receives Grant for Pollinator Garden

The Town received a grant from Dufferin County towards the Mono Pollinator Garden. The grant, for $3,500, came from the County's Canada 150 Legacy Project fund and will be used to develop interpretive signage at the Mono Pollinator Garden. The signage will help explain to visitors the importance of preserving and protecting pollinators, which have been in significant decline over the last decade.

For more information about Mono's Pollinator Garden, see the Pollinator Preserve page on the Town's website.

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Shelburne Library Receives Award

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, announced last week that the Shelburne Library is the 2017 winner of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Award. Since 2007, these awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada. The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

The Town of Mono extends its congratulations to the Shelburne Library for its excellence in delivering top quality programs.

TD Summer Reading Club logo The TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and builds confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children's imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments.

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Greenwood Aggregates OMB Hearing

The date of an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing into the Town's refusal to deem the Greenwood Aggregates planning/zoning application for a gravel pit complete, has been set for June 1st, 2017 at the Municipal Office.

The Town has deemed Greenwood's zoning & official plan amendment application incomplete as they failed to fully address issues of direct road access to Hwy 89. Greenwood appealed the Town's decision to the OMB in August 2016.

Further details regarding the proposed gravel pit can be found on the Proposed Violet Hill Gravel Pit page on the Town's website.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for May 23rd, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Please note that Council Highlights for the May 23 session of council will be published the week following the Council meeting.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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Mono's Family Picnic June 4, 2017

Don't miss the colourful mischief of Doc Century's Magical Travelling Medicine Show. Waltz or square dance for fun to old time music with “Tradition”. History will come to life at Mono's “mini-museum” next door. Be part of history as our Mayor welcomes Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

There's something for everyone - pack a picnic; we'll supply popcorn, lemonade and ice cream.

Wear your red and white to show your Canadian pride.

item divider icon Two guided hikes both on the morning of Jun 4th, 2017 leaving from Mono Community Centre

Get a head start on the Mono Hiking Challenge by joining us on June 4th for two guided hikes.

With the assistance of the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club, we will be leading two guided hikes in the morning.

There will be two hikes to choose from: one a casual walk along the Laidlaw Sidetrail up to the Burns Cemetery and a more vigorous hike on the South Outlier trail in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park.

Each hike will start at Mono Community Centre. They will both end back at the community centre in time for the opening ceremonies of the Mono Family Picnic including the arrival of Queen Victoria.

To register for the hikes please email us at and be sure to bring your camera or mobile phone so that you can take your selfie and enter into the Hiking Challenge.

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