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Council Highlights
November 22, 2016


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In this issue

  1. Mono Tennis Club
  2. Town files objection to proposed Violet Hill gravel pit
  3. Orangeville asks Mono to contribute to Canada 150 celebrations
  4. Province agrees to further talks regarding Hwy 10
  1. Proposed Changes to the Federal Voting System

Mono Tennis Club

Mono Tennis Club logo Co-president Peter Gibson provided an update to Council on the activities of the Mono Tennis Club. He reported that membership has increased two fold in the past three years from 60 to over 130 members in 2016. The club's efforts to entice young people to join the club have paid off with over 30 youth taking advantage of their junior program. The club also offered, in cooperation with Cedar Heights Residential Living, which provides support to children and adolescents living with brain-based disabilities, a tennis program for youth at risk.

Growth the last few years has brought its own challenges as the club is finding that it is limited in what it can offer its members due to a lack of courts and is in the process of developing long range plans to fund more courts in the future.

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Town files objection to proposed Violet Hill gravel pit

The Town sent a letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR) detailing its objection to Greenwood Aggregate's proposed Violet Hill gravel pit. The MNR is the agency that oversees the gravel pit licence application process under the Aggregate Resource Act, a process separate from municipal Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw amendments. In its letter to the MNR, the Town stated that, as the Planning Act process is in the very early stages and is likely to be protracted, Greenwood's application to the MNR for a gravel pit licence is premature.

As the Town's Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw do not permit aggregate extraction on the subject lands, Greenwood had to make an application to the Town to amend both; however, the Town deemed the application to be incomplete as it did not address a number of key issues. Greenwood has appealed the Town's determination that their application was incomplete to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). A date for an appeal hearing has not been set.

For more information on the gravel pit application please see the Proposed Violet Hill Gravel Pit page on the Town's website.

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Canada 150 logoOrangeville asks Mono to contribute to Canada 150 celebrations

The Town of Orangeville requested that the Town contribute $5,000 toward Orangeville's Canada 150 celebrations. Mono Council has budgeted $5,000 for its own Canada 150 celebrations and confirmed their traditional contribution of $1,000 to Orangeville's July 1st fireworks for 2017.

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Province agrees to further talks regarding Hwy 10

Following a letter sent to the Minister of Transportation in September detailing safety concerns the Town has with the portion of Hwy 10 that runs through Mono, the Minister has agreed to sit down with local MPP Sylvia Jones, the Mayor and Mono staff to discuss planned improvements to the highway. Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore reported that a technical meeting with the MTO has also been scheduled for November 28th, 2016.

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Proposed Changes to the Federal Voting System

Elections Canada logo In response to a letter sent to the Town by Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson, Council passed a resolution to the effect that the Federal government should not proceed with electoral reform without first undertaking a national referendum on the issue.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for December 13th, 2016 at 7 p.m

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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