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Council Highlights
September 27, 2016


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In this issue

  1. World Tourism Day
  2. Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario Service Awards
  3. Noise complaints related to "Bird-Bangers"
  4. Samsung Renewable Energy Proposal
  1. Town is eligible for Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) Grant
  2. Temporary Lane Restrictions - 1st Line EHS
  3. Town to Assume French Drive to Accommodate School Busing

World Tourism Day

Town Council recognized September 27th as World Tourism Day which was particularly fitting as Headwaters Tourism, providing tourism marketing on behalf of Mono, Erin, Caledon, Shelburne & Dufferin County, has been named a finalist in two Canadian National Tourism Awards.

World Tourism Day logo

Headwaters Tourism has been named a finalist in the Fairmont Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for the "Where Ontario Gets Real" campaign and in the Visa Innovator of the Year Award for the "Headwaters Parade of Horses".

On this World Tourism Day, 2016 the Town is pleased to recognize the importance of tourism in Mono and looks forward to its continued collaboration and investment in Headwaters Tourism and the work they do.

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Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario Service Awards

Treasurer Les Halucha and Administrative Assistant Judy Kohne each received 20 year Membership Service Awards from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO). Pictured below, Mayor Laura Ryan presents the awards to Les and Judy during Council.

Les Halucha Judy Khone

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Noise complaints related to "Bird-Bangers"

Following a number of complaints regarding the use of acoustic devices to deter birds, more commonly known as bird bangers, by Adamo Winery, Council invited winery owner Jean Paul Adamo to address residents' concerns. Several residents were provided an opportunity to explain firsthand to Mr. Adamo the effect the bird bangers where having on them. Mr. Adamo took the opportunity to explain the impact birds have on his crops, mentioning that he lost approximately 75% of his crop last year when bird bangers where not employed. Council, residents and Mr. Adamo all agreed to strike a committee to investigate measures that could be taken to mitigate the impact bird bangers were having on area residents.

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Samsung Renewable Energy Proposal

Samsung Renewable Energy has requested to meet with Council and staff regarding a proposal to build a solar project in Mono. Samsung is seeking the Town's input on their preliminary proposal which envisions a ground-mount solar project upwards of 22 MW. The below map shows the two areas that Samsung hopes to locate the solar farm. The Town will schedule public meetings if Samsung goes forward with their request to build.

Map showing areas of town Samsung is proposing to build a solar farm

Note: On September 27th, 2016 the province announced that they are cancelling plans to enter into any further green energy contracts.

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Town is eligible for Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) Grant

Mono is eligible to receive up to $114,855 from the federal government and up to $57,428 from the provincial government as part of the CWWF grant program. CWWF provides municipalities with vital infrastructure funding to help accelerate short term investments to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and the planning and design of future facilities and upgrades to existing systems.

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Temporary Lane Restrictions - 1st Line EHS

Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore reported that construction along 1st Line EHS within the Brookfield development, between French Drive and Headwaters Lane, was to commence on Monday September 26, 2016. 1st Line will be reduced to a single lane to accommodate the road work which is expected to take two months to complete.

Map showing section of 1st Line EHS with lane restrictions

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Town to Assume French Drive to Accommodate School Busing

The Town has agreed to assumed French Drive ahead of schedule in order to facilitate school buses. Even though construction of the Brookfield Development is ongoing, the Town agreed to assume French Drive so that school buses could use the road to pickup children of families already living in the area as school board policies prohibit buses from using unassumed roads.

Map showing French Dive

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 11th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Agendas and minutes for all council and committee meetings can be found on the Town's
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