July 19, 2016

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2015 Financial Statements

The Town's auditors, RLB Professional Accountants, presented to Council the Town of Mono audited 2015 Financial Statements. It was noted that two-thirds of Council's operating budget goes to Protection Services (fire & police) and Transportation Services (roads).

RCMP Musical Ride

Council approved the purchase of up to $500 worth of tickets to the RCMP Musical Ride coming to the Orangeville Fairgrounds on August 26. The tickets will be given to not for profit community groups in Mono and Dufferin, including group homes in Mono and the Mel Lloyd Centre in Shelburne for use by their respective residents.

Post Ice Storm Survey

Council approved an online survey that allows residents to provide their feedback on the Town's emergency response following the ice storm this past March. The survey is available on the Town's website and at the Municipal Office. All residents are encouraged to complete the survey.

Enbridge seeks to recover cost of Natural Gas Expansion in rural areas

In July 2015, Union Gas Limited filed an application (EB-2015-0179) to expand natural gas service to certain rural and remote communities. That application included a proposal to have existing Union Gas Limited customers pay a portion of the costs to connect new customers. Council did not support the Enbridge resolution and indicated that there is a provincial hearing process ongoing which will make a ruling on the application.

Rabies Update

Council received a report from Dufferin County on the status of rabies in Southern Ontario. In 2015 there was a confirmed case of rabies in a raccoon in Hamilton area. By March 2016 there were 70 raccoon and 1 fox confirmed as having rabies and by July there where 141 confirmed raccoon rabies, mostly in and around Hamilton.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has undertaken a mass vaccination program, air dropping 220,000 baits that contain an oral rabies vaccine. At present, the surveillance and control zones do not include Dufferin County; however, both Peel and Wellington are within these zones.

surveillance and control zones as of July 2016

Pet owners are reminded that they are legally required to have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. Additionally, livestock owners must ensure that horses, cattle and sheep are vaccinated if the animals have contact with anyone other than their regular caretakers (i.e. horses that go to competitions, livestock that go to fairs).

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