The Community Safety Task Force was established by Council resolution on January 8, 2019. The purpose of the Task Force is to examine the current level of police services in Town and assess whether the current level of police resources is adequate.
On August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall you can have your say about speeding, break-ins and level of policing and safety within Mono. The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:
- Opening Remarks - Deputy Mayor John Creelman
- Presentation on current OPP policing contract - Mike Walker, Chair - Town of Mono Police Service Committee
- Presentation on Traffic Counts and Speeding Statistics - Councillor Fred Nix
- Presentation on Policing Enhancement Opportunities - OPP
- Public Questions and Comments
The Task Force has approached its fact finding in two ways:
First, to collect objective data regarding speeding and other traffic infractions as well as information on such things as break and enter occurrences.
Second, we have designed a questionnaire, the Police Services Survey, that seeks information from Mono residents regarding their experiences and impressions of such things as unsafe driving, adequacy of policing and overall community safety.
Mono Council has approved a motion calling for an increase in speeding fines (see Resolution #12-11-2019), something not done in almost 30 years, as well as for careless driving. Fines are set by the Chief of the Ontario Court of Justice. She has acknowledged this but referred it to the Ontario Government, specifically the Minister of Transportation.
If you believe, as your Council does, that fines need to be increased to act as a real deterrent to aggressive driving, please write or contact the Minister, her staff and our MPP: