Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Spring/Summer 2018
Newsletter

View the .pdf version of the newsletter: Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter.

In this issue

  1. Learn to Canoe
  2. Mono Landfill Opening
  3. Mono On A Bike 2018
  4. Gravel Grinders
  5. Windy Days & Your Blue Box
  6. Updates from Public Works
  7. Youth Soccer League
  8. Bringing Ponds to Life
  1. Mono Pollinator Garden
  2. Internet Survey
  3. Mono Tennis Club
  4. Monora Lawn Bowling Club
  5. Paperless Billing
  6. Imagine Headwaters Survey
  7. Municipal Election

Learn to Canoe

Mono will be holding two basic paddling and canoe workshops at Monora Pavilion on Sunday, June 10th. The workshops are suitable for adults and children 6+. Children who are under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The first workshop runs from 9:30-11:30 and the second runs from 1:30-3:30.

Canoe The cost is $5 per person and advance registration is required. Bring your own life jacket if you have one.

To register, email [email protected]

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Mono Landfill Opening

Town Council has approved the landfill to be open for tree and brush debris on the following dates:

Landfill Opening

Wed. June 13 from 9am - 1pm

Sat. June 16 from 8am - 3pm

Wed. June 20 from 9am - 1pm

Sat. June 23 from 8am - 3pm

More details are available on the Town’s website:
www.townofmono.com

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Mono On A Bike 2018

Back for a 7th year, Mono On a Bike Family Day is on Saturday, September 9th.

Come out with family and friends to experience the scenic hills of Mono. There are routes for every cyclist from those who are just getting started to experienced riders.

There will be more details as the date approaches, so keep watching the Town of Mono’s website and social media channels to stay up-to-date. Back for a 7th year, Mono On a Bike Family Day is on Saturday, September 9th.

Come out with family and friends to experience the scenic hills of Mono. There are routes for every cyclist from those who are just getting started to experienced riders.

There will be more details as the date approaches, so keep watching the Town of Mono’s website and social media channels to stay up-to-date.

Mono On A Bike 2018

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Gravel Grinders

After Mono On A Bike, get your bike tuned up again for Gravel Grinders on October 21st.

There will be 20, 40, and 80 km routes that start and finish at the Mono Community Centre and highlight some of the beautiful scenery found in Mono.

There will also be entertainment, draw prizes, and a BBQ to help you fuel up!

Stay tuned to the Town of Mono website, Facebook, and Twitter for more information.

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Windy Days & Your Blue Box

On windy days, recyclables can fly out of blue boxes and litter the beautiful landscape of Mono. Here are some tips to help keep your recyclables in the bin so they can be processed appropriately:

Blue Box on Windy Days

  • Place heavier items such as magazines on top of lighter items to help prevent light blue box materials, such as paper, from blowing out of the bin.
  • Bundle cardboard and newspapers separately and then place these bundles on top of your blue box, like a lid.
  • Put your recycling out for pickup in the morning before the pickup time rather than the night before.
  • Keep your recyclables below the rim of the blue box to prevent the wind from catching them.
  • You can place your recyclables in a blue bag. Please note that these blue bags are not made of recyclable materials

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Updates from Public Works 

Spring street sweeping for subdivisions in urban areas will be underway during the first couple weeks of May.

In rural areas, road maintenance is currently underway and includes getting rid of potholes and washboard areas. Full in-depth grading will begin the first week of May in preparation for the yearly gravel and dust suppressant application, which will be completed before the end of June (weather permitting).

After the long winter and heavy snow load, please take a good look at your mailbox and post this summer to see if it can get through next winter. Please remember no one is allowed to perform work on a road allowance without proper permits. Please contact the Public Works Department if you need to perform work:
[email protected]
519-941-3599, 225

Wondering what is happening this year? Go to the town’s online mapping for Public Works Capital Projects for 2018: http://arcg.is/1vveyD

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Youth Soccer LeagueSoccer Ball

The 2018 Youth Soccer League 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. Start time for Little Cleats & Under 6 league is 6:15pm; under 8, under 10, under 12 teams play at 7:30 pm. All games run for approximately 1 hour, including warm-up.

Youth Soccer League

Bringing Ponds to Life

Headwater Streams Committee offers Pond Checks to Mono residents

A pond in springtime is a feast for the senses – the cacophony of spring peepers and red-winged blackbirds calling, the clatter of last year’s cattails swaying in the breeze, and the earthy scent of banks coming to life.

But not all ponds are created equal. Some need a little help. That’s where the Headwater Streams Committee comes in. Since 2012, the volunteer committee has been rehabilitating and improving streams, creeks and ponds in the Headwaters region.

“We have over 500 ponds in Mono,” comments committee member Karen Morrison. “When they are healthy, the ponds offer habitat for fish and birds, and are a wonderful addition to a rural property. But when they aren’t healthy, these same ponds can reduce water quality for wildlife – and for all of us.”

The committee offers free Pond Checks to residents that want to learn more about maintaining healthy pond environments. Knowledgeable volunteers assess the ponds and will provide suggestions for improvement, resources and possible funding for tree planting. This can help to reduce the impact of on-stream dams (fish migration, water quality).
Pond
To learn more about the Headwater Streams Committee or to arrange for a Pond Check for your property, email [email protected]

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Mono Pollinator Garden

Mono’s Pollinator Garden is designed to be a bee habitat and a resource for pollinator education. It is located on Town of Mono land one km east of Highway #10 on Hockley road. The Garden is cared for by volunteers who have a passion for gardening and a commitment to support our pollinators.

In 2016 the Garden was designed, walkways and planting mounds were created and the ground was tilled for weed control. 2017 was a remarkable year for the new Garden as it was the first year of planting. Over 2000 perennials, shrubs and trees were planted. The growing season was exceptionally wet, and most of our plants survived.

This year there will be a major planting program, more construction, and we will begin our education program. The new plantings will virtually cover the remaining bare areas. A kiosk will be built at the entrance, interpretive signage will be installed, benches put in, more drainage swales established and a parking site will be created.

A big part of our commitment is pollinator education. This important program will begin this year and will target both children and adults,
The Garden is organized into functional groups by the volunteers. These groups include Planting, Maintenance, Construction, Education and Fundraising. Additional volunteers are welcome and can work in any group(s) of their choosing.

As all of our expenses are covered by donations, we encourage your contribution.

To join the volunteers and/or make a donation:
Contact [email protected] or 519-941-3599, ext. 225.

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Internet Service In Mono Survey

 

As a follow on to the Town Hall Meeting held on April 21st, 2018 the Town is conducting a survey of residents to help determine the level of Internet

Internet Service Surveyservice available throughout the town. The results will be used to develop a better picture of where in town there is good internet service and where there are gaps in the existing service available to residents. 
 

Take the Survey

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Mono Tennis Club

Monora Lawn Bowling Club

Paperless Billing

Join the Mono Tennis Club and enjoy casual or competitive tennis in a serene and social setting. For more information, contact
[email protected]

Experience the beautiful Monora Park greens while playing lawn bowling. The Monora Lawn Bowling Club is located right next to Monora Pavilion and is surrounded by beautiful parkland and forests. For more information, contact Lynn or Brian Sparks at 519-943-1076.

The Town is pleased to announce that it is now offering paperless billing for both Tax and Water bills.
To register your account, please email the Tax and or Water Department at [email protected] and include your

  • Account #
  • Name
  • Email address
Mono Tennis Club Monora Lawn Bowling Club Canada 150 logo

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Imagine Headwaters Survey

Take the survey to give feedback on the strengths and opportunities to improve the hospital:
ImagineHeadwaters.com/survey

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2018 Municipal Election

Municipal Election

For more information about the election, visit the Town’s election page:The Municipal Election is Monday, October 22, 2018.

www.townofmono.com/2018-municipal-election

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