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Council Highlights
June 12, 2018


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In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Xplornet Internet Tower
  3. Main Streets Revitalization Initiative
  1. Neighbourhood Watch Program at Fieldstone
  2. Mono Becomes the 16th Bee City in Canada

Public Question Period

Mr. Lewis Baker asked for updates on several topics that have come before Council over the last few months including economic development, the Parkland Needs Study, the province's new Agricultural System and the Greenwood gravel pit application.

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Xplornet Internet Tower

A public meeting was held to discuss a proposal by Xplornet, an internet service provider, to erect a 45 metre (150') tower on the 7th Line EHS, south of 30 Sideroad. Representatives from Xplornet provided a detailed review of the proposal and addressed concerns raised during an open house that was held on April 19th.

They explained that it was not technically feasible to co-locate their antenna on the existing Rogers cell tower at Hwy 89 and Airport Road. Xplornet's service differs from cellular service in that their antenna must maintain a line of sight microwave link with another tower located north of Everett near the hamlet of Tioga. Xplornet's data showed that they could not achieve that line of sight from the Rogers tower, necessitating the proposed 45 metre Cedarville tower 1.5 km to the southeast.

Residents and council had numerous questions for Xplornet about the location of the tower and the limited level of service likely to accrue to Mono residents. While the tower would primarily benefit residents east of Mono, they stated up to 480 Mono residents, including 74 existing Xplornet customers, could benefit from the new service.

Proposed Xplornet Tower Location

Council was not satisfied that Xplornet had adequately examined all available options and that they had not fully adhered to the Town's Protocol for Establishing Telecommunication Facilities. Staff was directed to inform the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) that Council does not support the proposal.

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Main Streets Revitalization Initiative

Council authorized entering into an agreement with AMO to participate in the Main Streets Revitalization Initiative. The Initiative is a $26 million fund to help municipal governments undertake main street revitalization activities that support and benefit small businesses.

Under the program, Mono is eligible for $45,261 and has until March 2020 to use it. Projects have not yet been identified though could include wayfinding signage, accessibility, streetscape and landscape improvements, public art, active transportation including pedestrian & cycling trails. The Town is currently completing a parkland needs study, preparing a background study on cycling, and looking at improvements to the Pollinator Garden, all of which may have portions eligible for this funding.

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Neighbourhood Watch Program at Fieldstone

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Council agreed to pay for and install up to ten Neighbourhood Watch signs in the Fieldstone subdivision to support that community's newly formed 

Neighbourhood Watch program. Community organizers have worked closely with Dufferin & Caledon OPP to get the program up and running and the Town is pleased to be able to assist by providing signage.

The community neighbourhood watch program is an effective deterrent to crime. Neighbourhood Watch reduces crime through the active participation of citizens in crime prevention. It involves working with neighbours to keep an eye on each others' property, learning how to make your property less inviting to thieves and learning how to identify and report suspicious activity to the police.

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Mono Becomes the 16th Bee City in Canada

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The Town of Mono has been officially recognized as a Bee City. The 16th Bee City in Canada, Mono earned its designation by creating a pollinator garden and for its efforts to protect pollinators and promote native plants. Volunteers have been working on the Mono Pollinator Garden since 2016. This 0.8 hectare (2 acre) plot of land on Hockley Road between Hwy 10 and Hurontario Street, has been developed to showcase native plant species beneficial to pollinators and to educate the public on the benefits of pollinators and the need to protect them. With over 2,200 perennials and trees planted so far, walking trails and interpretive signs, the Mono Pollinator Garden is both a sanctuary and an educational forum.


Congratulations to the Mono Pollinator Garden volunteers for the tremendous work they have undertaken. Enquiries regarding donations to continue developing the garden can be directed to Councillors Sharon Martin and Ralph Manktelow.The Town has also undertaken a number of tree-planting projects and has planted over 30,000 trees in the past 2 years and that doesn't include the Heritage Tree Program in which we offer over 6,000 native species of trees and shrubs to residents every year at wholesale prices.

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The next Council Meeting is scheduled for June 26th, 2018 at 9 a.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
Plaid for Dad 2018

Plaid for Dad 2018

This year the Town of Mono was proud to participate once again in Plaid for Dad, a nationwide movement to raise funds for vital prostate cancer research.

We're very excited to have surpassed our fundraising goal of $750. To see the most up-to-date amount raised, visit https://bit.ly/2rGkMZo
A big thank you to all of the wonderful contributors and supports who were behind this incredible initiative.

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Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly? Have you ever dreamt of being a pilot? It is for those who are between ages 8 -17 you can come out and go on a flight with one of the volunteer pilots absolutely free.

You will board a private plane with an experienced aviator. They will demonstrate how to safely taxi, takeoff, manoeuvre and land the airplane.

Bring a parent or guardian and come out to enjoy a morning of flying, activities, hot dogs, watching planes take off and land. Coffee will be available for the parents too.

To register or learn more, click "More Info." Registration is required. 

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  Landfill Opening

There is still time to visit the landfill to dispose of tree and brush debris. The last date is June 23 from 8am - 3pm. For more information or additional dates and times, click "More Info" below.

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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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