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Council Highlights
April 24, 2018


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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Headwaters Health Care Centre
  3. Investment Performance 2017
  4. NVCA to Monitor Fish Populations and Water Temperatures
  5. Council Pay No Longer Tax-exempt
  1. Mono Nordic Contemplates New Building
  2. Control of Noxious Weeds on Town Lands
  3. Purple Hill Road Reconstruction
  4. Town to Investigate Active Transportation
  5. Strategic Asset Management Policy

Public Question Period

Resident Karen Morrison asked Council about a proposed high-density residential development in Orangeville. The proposed development is on the lands west of the Orangeville Mall on First Street and is adjacent to Starrview Crescent in Mono. The application has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. Council asked the Director of Planning to report back to Council the status of the application.

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Headwaters Health Care Centre

hhc.pngHeadwaters Health Care Centre CEO Stacey Daub gave a presentation to Council on the state of Headwaters Hospital. Headwaters is a medium-sized full-service community hospital serving Dufferin County and Caledon. The hospital has seen significant growth over the last few years and recently opened a new Ambulatory Care Centre.

The hospital is one of the largest employers in Dufferin County as well as supporting over 275 volunteers. The hospital foundation raises over $2 million each year to purchase much needed equipment. Ms. Daub noted, however, that provincial funding still leaves the hospital with close to a $3 million shortfall each year on its operating costs as core funding has failed to keep pace with the hospital's growing needs.

Headwaters Health Care Centre is looking for your input to help them plan for the future. You can participate by completing a survey at ImagineHeadwaters.com/survey or by emailing them at imagine@headwatershealth.ca.

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Investment Performance 2017

Will MacKay of CIBC Wood Gundy presented the status of the Town’s investments as of December 2017. Mr. MacKay explained that the Town's investment strategy is based on three criteria: in accordance with applicable legislation including the Municipal Act; to ensure liquidity; & to realize the best return on investment. To that end, the Town's investments are redeemable within one year and have maturity dates ranging from 1 to 5 years.

The chart below details the annual rate of return for the investments as of December 2017.
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NVCA to Monitor Fish Populations and Water Temperatures nvca.png

The Headwater Streams Committee will be participating in the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) Upper Nottawasaga River and Sheldon Creek Field Data Collection project. Council authorized the committee to spend up to $1,540 towards the project that will include fish & water temperature monitoring at several locations in Mono.

The Upper Nottawasaga River and Sheldon Creek represent two of the most productive coldwater trout and salmon producing streams in southern Ontario. Data from the study will be used to develop plans to further enhance coldwater fish production in these water courses.

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Council Pay No Longer Tax-exempt

Councillors currently do not pay income tax on one-third of their salary. In March 2017, the federal budget announced the government’s intention to eliminate this exemption beginning in 2019. To make up for this loss, Council remuneration will increase by an amount equal to the taxes that will now be due on that one-third.

Mayor: $20,807.44 + $1,421.84 = $22,229.28
Deputy Mayor: $18,129.16 + $1,238.83 = $19,367.99
Councillor: $15,603.69 + $1,066.26 = $16,669.95

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Mono Nordic Contemplates New Building mono nordic.png

The Mono Nordic Ski Club asked if Council had any objection to their club building a storage shed in the lower parking lot at Monora Park. The building, estimated at 50' x 40', would house equipment used by the club. Council said it had no objections as long as the club received the applicable permits from Credit Valley Conservation and the County.

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Control of Noxious Weeds on Town Lands

Over the last number of years noxious and invasive plants have become more common in Mono. To date, the Town has attempted eradication by manual methods, most notably, by hand removal. As these plants have continued to spread there is a growing need to apply herbicides. When necessary, Public Works will apply herbicides in concert with manual removal to eradicate invasive species and noxious weeds in accordance with provincial best management practices. Where necessary, the Town will work in cooperation with other agencies including conservation authorities and the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

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Purple Hill Road Reconstruction

A tender has been approved to undertake road reconstruction on Purple Hill & Pineview roads. Letters were sent to affected residents earlier this month. Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore anticipates the work will take 2 to 4 months to complete and that residents will have access to their driveways throughout construction.

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Town to Investigate Active Transportation

Council reaffirmed its support for active transportation and asked staff to prepare a background report detailing the condition of foot and bicycle trails in the south part of Mono. There are presently a number of town owned and informal foot paths in the southern part of town which could become the nucleus of a trail system. The report will be used to assess whether these individual trails can be turned into a network of interconnected trails.

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Strategic Asset Management Policy

Council adopted a Strategic Asset Management Plan Policy for the municipality. The policy is required to be adopted by provincial legislation prior to July 2019. The study was completed through funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for May 8th, 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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TOWN OF MONO
347209 Mono Centre Road
Mono, ON, L9W 6S3
Phone: (519) 941-3599 | Fax: (519) 941-9490
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