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Council Highlights
October 25, 2016

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In this issue

  1. More Public Washrooms Needed
  2. Violet Hill Spillway
  3. Association of Ontario Road Supervisors
  4. Ice Storm Survey
  1. Provincial Plans Update
  2. Request by Watermark Residents for Rental Subsidy
  3. Children's Canoe Program

More Public Washrooms Needed

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park During public question period, local real estate agent Elaine Kehoe suggested that the Town provide public washroom facilities near popular hiking trails in Mono Centre. Elaine, whose office is in Mono Centre, commented that many people who hike at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park make use of the parking at Mono Community Centre and would benefit from access to public restrooms. Council agreed that there is a need and that the Town would explore the possibility of either obtaining portable washrooms (porta-potties) or perhaps making the washrooms at Mono Community Centre available during peak hours. Director of Recreation Kim Perryman will investigate and report back to Council.

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Violet Hill Spillway

Andrew Gill, representing Protect Mono, a local citizen's group, asked that Council support the heritage protection of the Violet Hill Spillway. Councilor Martin, who sits on the Heritage Advisory Committee, spoke to the issue stating that the Town has recommended to the NEC that the spillway should be included in the proposed expanded NEC Area, and that the Heritage Advisory Committee would be meeting with Bert Duclos at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, to discuss the heritage attributes.

Further to the spillway, Council received a report co-written by K. Rosenbrock (B.L.A., OALA) and J. Farrugia (B.Arch.,M.Arch.(CP), OAA, MRAIC) in support of protecting the Violet Hill Spillway in which they recommend that the NEC include the spillway as a protected area in the Niagara Escarpment Plan. As mentioned above, Council has added its support to the recommendation.

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Mike Dunmore and Mayor Laura RyanAssociation of Ontario Road Supervisors

Council congratulated Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore who successfully received the professional accreditation of Certified Road Supervisor through the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors.

Pictured is Mr. Dunmore being congratulated by Mayor Laura Ryan on behalf of Council.

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Ice Storm Survey

The results of the post ice storm survey were provided to Council and are available to download.

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Provincial Plans Update

Director of Planning David Trotman provided an update to Council on the status of the Ontario Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review and the Provincial Policy Statement, 2014 (PPS). Together this process includes reviews of the Greenbelt Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. Mr. Trotman provided his analysis of the affects the proposed changes may have on Mono.

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Request by Watermark Residents for Rental Subsidy

exterior view of Monora Park Paul Hayward, on behalf of residents of Watermark, the subdivision located adjacent to Monora Park, asked that Council waive the booking fee for the banquet hall at Monora Park in order that they could hold their Christmas party there. Council declined to waive the entire fee, and instead offered the group the lower weekday community group rate.

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Children's Canoe Program

Council approved a proposal put forward by the Recreation Advisory Committee to offer an introductory canoeing program at Monora Park next summer. The program will demonstrate safe entry and exit from canoes, safety procedures such as what to do in event of capsize, and basic paddle strokes.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for November 8th, 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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