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Council Highlights
March 13, 2018


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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Source Water Protection
  3. Re-construction of 15th Sideroad Bridge
  4. Appointment to Recreation Advisory Committee
  1. Mono to host 2018 Corbetton Church Christmas Concert
  2. Council Addresses MC2 Concern Regarding Staff Levels
  3. Radon Test Results In
  4. Parkland Needs Study Gets Underway

Public Question Period

Resident Bill Munro asked if Council and staff that attend conferences such as Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) and Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) would be submitting written reports and also queried the Town's efforts to attract new business. Mayor Ryan responded that Council and staff reports following these conferences were provided verbally during council meetings and advised that the Town works in cooperation with the County noting that the County recently hired an Economic Development Officer.

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Source Water Protection

Wellhead Protection areas

Director of Planning David Trotman, along with staff from South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe (SGBLS) and Credit Valley - Toronto - Central Lake Ontario (CTC) Source Protection Plan Areas gave an overview of the proposed amendments to the Town's Zoning Bylaw and Official Plan. Mr. Trotman provided a review of the policy framework that inform the draft amendments tracing the history back to the Walkerton tragedy in 2000 when the municipal water supply was contaminated by E. coli. While Mono has had detailed wellhead protection policies in place since 2004, the proposed amendments are related to Provincial regulations to further protect municipal water sources.

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Re-construction of 15th Sideroad Bridge

Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore recommended that Council accept the bid from South Shore Contracting to reconstruct the bridge on the 15th Sideroad between the 3rd and 4th Lines EHS. Mr. Dunmore noted that the tender came in under the budgeted $1.17 million (incl. taxes). Residents can expect construction to start early summer and last 4 - 6 months.

Council also awarded tenders for lawn cutting (Wooden Shoes Lawn Care) and to supply gavel (Joe Kerr Ltd).

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Appointment to Recreation Advisory Committee

Upon the recommendation of Director of Recreation Kim Perryman, Council appointed Melinda Davie to the Recreation Advisory Committee. Ms. Davie is a retired pediatrician newly moved to Mono. She has a passion for mountain biking and is the founder of The Wild Bettys Cycling Club an all women non-competitive mountain biking group in Toronto and Halton Region.

Welcome to the team Melinda!

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Corbetton Church

Mono to host 2018 Corbetton Church Christmas Concert

Mono will be organizing this year's Corbetton Church Christmas Concert at Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA). Council authorized a $1,500 budget for the concert that each year a different Dufferin municipality organizes. The concert is held at the historic Corbetton Church on the grounds of DCMA. This year's concert will be on Sunday December 16th. Anyone interested in helping organize the concert or in performing can contact Ms. Perryman at kim.perryman@townofmono.com.

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Council Addresses MC2 Concern Regarding Staff Levels

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Council discussed a letter received from Mono Mulmur Citizens' Coalition (MC2) asking for clarification on the increasing number of Municipal staff. As noted in their letter, the number of full time staff have increased while part time hourly staff have decreased since 2010.

Councillor Nix noted staffing levels have remained stable: 2010 » 38; 2018 » 39. Mayor Ryan indicated that the increase is comparable to neighbouring municipalities noting that continuing and increased downloading by the Province is placing a heavy demand on staff time. The time required to implement mandatory asset management planning, to apply for grants and the requirements of IT security were further noted as examples of staff time that has grown exponentially over the last decade.

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Radon Test Results In

In response to presentations during the March 2017 Town Hall Meeting, the Town undertook radon testing at the two community centres and the municipal office. Radon detectors were placed in multiple locations in each building for 3 months. The results show that each building is well within Health Canada guidelines.

Radon Test Results

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada (after smoking). It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium found in the earth which seeps up through soil and is released into the air. Radon can find its way into homes through cracks in the foundation and can accumulate to high levels.

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Parkland Needs Study Gets Underway

Director of Recreation Kim Perryman reported that the Parkland Needs Study is underway with the first of three open houses held at Mono Community Centre on March 8th. Two more open houses will be held at Monora Park on Monday March 19th. The first from 1 - 3 p.m. and the second from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. An online survey, that everyone is encouraged to complete, it is also available until March 23rd at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/monoparks.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for March 27th, 2018 at 9 a.m.

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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
www.townofmono.com | Email: info@townofmono.com