Town Hall Meetings

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The Town of Mono Council has identified community consultation and participation as key priorities. Town Hall meetings have been implemented to allow an open dialogue between residents and Council for a free exchange of ideas and information in an informal atmosphere.

Council may also invite staff or other people knowledgeable in a topic of interest to give a presentation or answer technical questions.

Upcoming Meeting

  • Saturday March 25th, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12 pm
  • Mono Community Centre
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Agenda

  • Municipal & residential well water quality
  • The health risks of Radon

Following these two presentations will be an open forum for residents to ask questions. As well as taking questions from the floor, residents are encouraged to submit questions in advance using our online form.

Previous Town Hall Meetings

12 November
2016

Town Hall Meeting Questions and Responses

Resident’s concern re: neighbour property uses and enforcement.
It was suggested that documented file received from the resident be reviewed and by-law enforcement would be required if appropriate.
Spreading of sewage sludge and proper documentation on properties especially well head protection areas.
Council will follow up with current enforcement and book time with MOECC to ensure compliance with regulations is documented. Staff will investigate with OMAFRA and MOECC on follow-up enforcement on specific properties.
The Town’s involvement in monitoring water quality.
Annual reports are circulated on monitoring of Town water systems and are posted on our website. The Town is responsible for the water system and the proper maintenance standards being performed. Protecting Source Water Areas is on the current agendas and Council will be attending upcoming conferences to speak with Ministry staff on the issue.
When will the first meeting with Adamo Winery take place?
The meeting is being scheduled to include OMAFRA reps, staff, member from Council and citizen reps. It will be scheduled in the New Year.
Post Script: This meeting was held on January 13th, 2017 details of which can be found on the Adamo Winery page of the Town's website.
Should NVCA be involved in sludge spreading issue?
Council will ensure that NVCA is contacted with any concerns or discussions required when permits are issued by MOECC or OMAFRA.
Community Centres are costing too much in tax payer dollars to maintain. What options are being discussed to lower the cost to maintain these facilities?
Council continues to monitor the costs for these centres and have asked the Director of Recreation to investigate further opportunities to increase rental revenues to try to balance maintenance costs.
Why were trees cut on private property?
The Director of Public Works will be asked to do a site visit to investigate the property in question.
Has a ward system in the Town for municipal elections been considered?
Yes. All members of Council prefer to be elected “at large” as it balances the view at the Council table. All residents have to be considered in decisions for services and all 5 members have to represent all residents with the current system.
Where are we at with High Speed Internet service?
The County is a member in the new SWIFT project that will bring fibre-optic cabling into the region though we still need to complete the “last mile” to connect our rural residents. It is a costly and difficult process and Council continues to investigate options with Internet Service Providers.
Post Script: You can test the quality of your Internet connection at https://performance.cira.ca/.
Citizen Engagement is still a problem. What can be done to further involve residents with the decisions for the Town?
Council has started these Town Hall meetings to provide information and exchange of ideas. We are looking into social media and our website is worked on regularly to enhance the information provided. Regular briefs are provided after each Council meeting.
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Why are the youth of our community not involved with Council business?
Council acknowledged that this is a concern and are looking for opportunities in include the youth in the community. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Traffic concerns on Mono-Amaranth Townline and speeding.
Council will refer this to Mono Police Services Board for monitoring.
General Comments were heard regarding the format of Town Hall meetings and that a sound system needs to be used. General consensus asked for regular meetings and more informative speakers. It was suggested that there are more ways to communicate with citizens than just the website. Advertising of meetings in future would help attendance.