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Council Highlights
October 10, 2017


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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Recreation Needs Study
  3. Rosemont Urbanization Recommendations
  4. Regional Watershed Alliance
  1. Mono Landfill will not Open for Brush this Fall
  2. New Service Station and Retail Store
  3. Source Water Protection Plans incorporated into OP and Zoning Bylaw

Public Question Period

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Mono Centre business owner Elaine Kehoe told Council that dozens of people accessed Mono Cliffs Provincial Park from the south entrance on the Thanksgiving weekend, many of whom asked to use the washroom facilities of local businesses. Ms. Kehoe reminded Council that she previously requested that public washrooms be made available at Mono Community Centre during hiking season.

Council directed staff to have portable washrooms (porta potty) installed in the parking lot at Mono Community Centre.

Ross Martin, a member of the Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC), recommended that Council task RAC with providing input in the upcoming Recreation Needs Study. Mr. Martin pointed out that RAC has reviewed the recreation requirements of Town on at least one occasion in the past and would be a valuable resource this time around as well. He suggested that Mono residents are better positioned to determine the recreation needs of the Town than a consultant.

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Recreation Needs Study

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Council received advice from the Recreation Advisory Committee that Mono Community Centre be deemed the focus of any new recreation facilities identified in the forthcoming Recreation Needs Study. Council felt that this would bias the study; however, as noted by Mr. Martin during question period, this comment can be brought forward during the review.

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Rosemont Urbanization Recommendations

In response to complaints on the condition of Mono-Adjala Townline immediately south of Hwy 89, Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore prepared a range of options to upgrade the road to urban standards including addressing roadside parking. Through a shared road agreement with Adjala-Tosorontio, Mono is responsible for this stretch of road. Council agreed with Mr. Dunmore and recommended an option (Option 1 in the accompanying report) that included a drainage swale on the east side of the road be replaced with a culvert and filled in and that the current roadside parking is replaced with four parallel parking spots on the east side and two on the west side.

As the MTO must sign off on alterations within 400 metres of a provincial highway, Council directed that Mr. Dunmore enter into discussions with the MTO and local businesses on the proposal.

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Regional Watershed Alliance

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Mono resident David Dyce was appointed to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Regional Watershed Alliance (RWA). As part of a new community engagement strategy, TRCA established the RWA whose mission is to, “Create healthy watersheds and waterfront that achieve The Living City Vision of sustainable communities, regional biodiversity and healthy rivers and shorelines through advocacy, knowledge sharing and collective action.” Working closely with the Living City Foundation, the RWA reports to the TRCA Board.

Through his career with TRCA and Credit Valley Conservation, David Dyce has been involved in watershed strategy development, resource management activities, trail development and land securement. Dave has been a member of the Friends of Island Lake fundraising committee, a past Lions Club member and past president of Ontario Shade Tree Council.

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Mono Landfill will not Open for Brush this Fall

Following the ice storm on the Easter weekend in 2016, Mono opened its landfill site to residents to drop of brush and tree limbs. The landfill site was made available again in May 2017 for residents to drop off brush and ice storm debris. Relatively few people took advantage the second time around leading Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore to recommend that the landfill site not be opened this fall.

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New Service Station and Retail Store

Council approved a Site Plan Agreement paving the way for a gas station to be built on Hwy 9 between the 1st and 2nd Line EHS (207219 Highway 9). The agreement with the owner, 2300485 Ontario Inc., includes provisions to ensure that Mono's night sky policy is met.

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Source Water Protection Plans incorporated into OP and Zoning Bylaw

Current source water protection policies in the Town’s Official Plan and related provisions in the Zoning Bylaw have provided ongoing effective drinking water regulation. These policies have been superseded by two Provincial Source Water Protection Plans.

Director of Planning David Trotman advised that amendments to the Official Plan and the Zoning Bylaw, to bring them into conformity with the above Source Water Plans, are complete and will be circulated for public comment in accordance with the Planning Act.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 24th, 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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