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Council Highlights
February 27, 2018


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In this issue

  1. NDACT Endorses Greenbelt Expansion
  2. Mono Confirms its Objection to Greenwood Gravel Pit
  3. Planning Department Comments on Greenbelt Expansion
  1. Notice of Refusal of Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications
  2. Parkland Needs Study

NDACT Endorses Greenbelt Expansion

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Ralph Armstrong and Alia Jalbert from North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) gave a presentation on the Province's Potential Greenbelt Expansion Study Areas. Mr. Armstrong stated that NDACT supports the expansion of the Greenbelt as it has the potential to strengthen the protection of source water. He noted that the population of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area is anticipated to grow to 13.5 million people by 2041 and expressed concern regarding food production to support that many people and the need for water to grow that food. He reported that Ontario is losing 175 acres of prime farmland every day, and that source water areas across the province are in jeopardy from various issues. He recommended that the Town also support the Greenbelt expansion.

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Mono Confirms its Objection to Greenwood Gravel Pit

Council directed the Town solicitor to file a formal objection letter with the Ministry of Natural Resources. The Town filed a Notice of Objection to the Aggregate Resource Act (ARA) application in November 2016. Greenwood Aggregates submitted their response to the Town's Notice of Objection on February 9, 2018.

The Aggregate Resource Act Licence application is separate from the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment applications which Council denied on February 13, 2018.

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Planning Department Comments on Greenbelt Expansion

Map of the Greenbelt

Director of Planning David Trotman briefed Council on his submission to Dufferin County regarding the Greenbelt Expansion Study Areas including his concern that it would limit even moderate growth in residential areas. His recommendations included that limited growth be allowed within existing residential hamlets. He further noted that more detailed mapping at a scale suitable for each municipality should be provided by the province.

Council further directed that a letter be sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs pointing out the contradictions in the Province's land use plans that allow aggregate operations on lands designated as Greenbelt. Council strongly opposes aggregate operations within the sensitive natural areas to be added to the Greenbelt and feel that these industrial uses are inconsistent with the intent of the legislation to preserve our water resources.

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Notice of Refusal of Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications

CAO Mark Early advised Council that the official Notice of Refusal of both the Official Plan Amendment (File OPA 2016-01) and Zoning Bylaw Amendment (file ZBA 2016-02) where published on February 23, 2018. Parties to the OPA and ZBA applications have until March 15, 2018 to file an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board.

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Parkland Needs Study

Parkland Needs Study Survey QR Code

Director of Recreation Kim Perryman reported that the Parkland Needs Study being conducted by Montheith Brown Planning Consultants is underway and that 3 public open houses have been scheduled:

There is also an online survey that residents can complete which is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monoparks until March 23, 2018. Further information about the study is on the Town's website.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for March 13th, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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Connecting with the Town
Learn more about Mono's Parkland Needs Study

The Town of Mono is preparing a Parkland Needs Study to explore ways to improve our parks! Come out to one of our 3 Open Houses to learn more about the study and to provide your input.

March 8, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Mono Community Centre
March 19, 1 pm - 3 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Monora Park

You can also complete our online survey. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/2GICJfC

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Spades are Trump

Playing Cards

Looking to beat the winter blahs & tired of sitting at home watching commercials? Come out and join friends at Mono Community Centre for a night of round robin Euchre! Every other Thursday evening 7 - 9 p.m. starting Feb 1st at Mono Community Centre. Cost is $2 per night to cover light refreshments. Email Recreation@townofmono.com for more info.

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2018 Mono Youth Soccer League

The season runs from June 6th through August 22nd for a total of 12 weeks. All games are on Wednesday evenings at the Mono-Amaranth Public School.

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For more details please visit the Youth Soccer League page on the Town's website.

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