Council Highlights

Mayor


Laura Ryan


75.7%
1770
Votes


Stephen Unwin


22.3%
522
Votes

Laura Ryan
75.7%

Stephen Unwin
22.3%


 Spoiled Ballots: 12 (0.51%)

 Declined Ballots: 33 (1.41%)

Deputy Mayor


Elaine Capes


28.0%
652
Votes


John Creelman


70.4%
1639
Votes

Elaine Capes
28.0%

John Creelman
70.4%


 Spoiled Ballots: 10 (0.43%)

 Declined Ballots: 26 (1.12%)

Councillors


Ralph Manketelow


23.9%
1456
Votes


Sharon Martin


20.6%
1256
Votes


Bob McCrea


16.6%
1015
Votes


Fred
Nix


20.6%
1257
Votes


Diane Walmsley


17.3%
1058
Votes

Ralph Manktelow
23.9%

Sharon Martin
20.6%

Bob McCrea
16.6%

Fred Nix
20.6%

Diane Walmsley
17.3%


 Spoiled Ballots: 8 (0.13%)

 Declined Ballots: 52 (0.85%)

School Board Trustees - Upper Grand District School Board


Lynn Topping


69.5%
4447
Votes


Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson


30.5%
1955
Votes

Lynn Topping
69.5%

Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson
30.5%

 

Council Highlights are a summary of key topics discussed during each session of Town Council.

November 27, 2018

In this issue

  1. New Equestrian Facility
  2. Tretan Inc. Moving to Mono
  3. Impact of Cannabis Legislation
  4. 2015 - 2018 Council Accomplishments
  5. Orangeville Fire Agreement Tiered Response
  6. Neighbourhood Watch Program

October 30, 2018

In this issue

  1. Island Lake/Fieldstone Subdivision Traffic Calming Measures
  2. Web Site & Social Media Annual Report
  3. 2.2% Annual Rate of Inflation
  4. Municipal Election

October 9, 2018

In this issue

  1. Parkland Needs Study
  2. CVC Picnic Pavilion
  3. Bruce Trail Parking Lot on 5 Sideroad
  4. Pilot Project to Eradicate/Control Phragmites
  5. Departmental Business Plans

September 25, 2018

In this issue

  1. Parkland Needs Study
  2. Airport Road Signage
  3. Annual OPP Report
  1. Dufferin Paramedic Service
  2. Dufferin County Proposes Change to Tax Ratio for Farms
  3. 2019 Budget

September 11, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Donation to Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance
  3. No Dumping Signs to Go Up at Madill Park
  4. Island Lake Drinking Water System 2018 Final Inspection Report
  1. Natural Heritage Steering Committee Recommendations Accepted by Council
  2. Globetrotter RV to Open New Business on Hwy 10
  3. Delegations at AMO

August 28, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Bee City Designation
  3. Headwaters Communities in Action
  1. Council Sets 2019 Budget Process
  2. Repair of Culvert on Mono-Adjala Townline
  3. Amendments to Source Water Protection Plan

July 24, 2018

In this issue

  1. Natural Heritage System Official Plan amendment
  2. Town to consider how to reduce the use of plastic bags
  3. Concern over Orangeville's Plans for a low-rise apartment
  1. Dog Kennel to go ahead
  2. 10 & 10 Garden Centre expanding
  3. Fire Services Fees Updated

June 26, 2018

In this issue

  1. 2017 Financial Statements
  2. Parkland Needs Study
  3. Town Contributes to New Basketball Courts at Mono Amaranth Public School
  1. Two Biking Events Scheduled for 2018
  2. Fieldstone/Island Lake Traffic Initiative
  3. Mono Nordic Ski Club Storage Building

June 12, 2018

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

May 29, 2018

In this issue

  1. Honours & Recognition
  2. Hospice Dufferin
  3. Draft Site Alteration Bylaw
  1. Economic Development
  2. Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail Funding Agreement
  3. Two Culverts on Mono-Adjala Townline to be Replaced;

May 8, 2018

In this issue

  1. New Self Storage Facility on Hwy 10
  2. Truck Sales & Service Application Deferred
  3. Property Assessment of Aggregate Pits
  4. Provincial Agricultural System Mapping
  1. Town to Seek Costs on Singer Hearing
  2. Fun Run in Support of Future Olympic Skier
  3. Mono to Become a 'Bee City'
  4. Landfill Open in June for Yard Debris

April 24, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Headwaters Health Care Centre
  3. Investment Performance 2017
  4. NVCA to Monitor Fish Populations and Water Temperatures
  5. Council Pay No Longer Tax-exempt
  1. Mono Nordic Contemplates New Building
  2. Control of Noxious Weeds on Town Lands
  3. Purple Hill Road Reconstruction
  4. Town to Investigate Active Transportation
  5. Strategic Asset Management Policy

March 27, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Hi Speed Internet in Mono
  3. Island Lake Conservation Area Noise Bylaw Exemptions
  4. Drinking Water Systems Annual Reports
  1. Rosemont Fire Board 2018 Budget Approved
  2. Donation Requests
  3. Street Sweeping to Commence 3 Weeks Early
  4. Dust Suppressant

March 13, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Source Water Protection
  3. Re-construction of 15th Sideroad Bridge
  4. Appointment to Recreation Advisory Committee
  1. Mono to host 2018 Corbetton Church Christmas Concert
  2. Council Addresses MC2 Concern Regarding Staff Levels
  3. Radon Test Results In
  4. Parkland Needs Study Gets Underway

February 27, 2018

In this issue

  1. NDACT Endorses Greenbelt Expansion
  2. Mono Confirms its Objection to Greenwood Gravel Pit
  3. Planning Department Comments on Greenbelt Expansion
  1. Notice of Refusal of Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications
  2. Parkland Needs Study

February 13, 2018

In this issue

  1. Council Denies Greenwood Applications
  2. Dufferin County Long Term Waste Management Strategy
  3. Noise Bylaw Exemption for 'Celebrate Your Awesome' at Island Lake
  4. Fill Bylaw Exemption for Private Landowner

January 30, 2018

In this issue

  1. Credit Valley Conservation Budget Presentation
  2. Traffic on French Drive
  3. Parkland Needs Study to go ahead
  1. Lack of snow not an issue at Winterfest
  2. Mono to Undertake Town Wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory

January 24, 2018

Statutory Public Meeting

  1. Council Defers on Greenwood Application

January 9, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Tax Write-offs on Municipal Properties
  3. Weigh Scales for Half Load Limit
  1. Spring Town Hall Meeting
  2. Submissions to Province

December 12, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Nordic Ski Club
  2. Dufferin County Poverty Reduction Task Force
  3. Commercial Traffic on French Drive
  4. 2018 Tax Rate Bylaw Passed
  1. Town Reaches an Agreement Regarding Maplehurst House
  2. Dog Kennel License Application
  3. Mono is appointing an Integrity Commissioner

November 28, 2017

In this issue

  1. 2018 Budget Passed
  2. Recreation and Parks Needs Study RFP
  3. Reimbursement of Non Resident Fees
  1. Mono Pollinator Garden Update
  2. Mono Joins Partners for Climate Protection Program

November 20, 2017

In this issue

  1. 2018 Budget
  2. Farm Property Tax Class
  3. Are You Testing Your Well Water?

November 14, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Hiking Challenge Grand Prize Draw
  2. Zoning Bylaw Amendments
  3. Public Question Period
  1. Idling Bylaw
  2. Draft Budget

October 24, 2017

In this issue

  1. Fieldstone Residents Noise Complaint
  2. Dufferin Community Foundation Donation
  3. 2018 Salary Adjustments
  1. Departmental Business Plans
  2. City Works Asset Management

October 10, 2017

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Recreation Needs Study
  3. Rosemont Urbanization Recommendations
  4. Regional Watershed Alliance
  1. Mono Landfill will not Open for Brush this Fall
  2. New Service Station and Retail Store
  3. Source Water Protection Plans incorporated into OP and Zoning Bylaw

September 26, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Hiking Challenge Draw
  2. Dufferin Federation of Agriculture
  3. Proposed Capital Projects
  4. OMB Notice of Appeal
  1. Dufferin Northern Peel Angler’s & Hunters
  2. Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017

September 12, 2017

In this issue

  1. Fourth Mono Hiking Challenge Draw
  2. Public Question Period
  3. Internet & Telephone Voting
  4. Violet Hill Spillway
  1. Update on Purple Hill Park
  2. NVCA Application for National Disaster Mitigation Program Funding
  3. Beavers Wreaking Havoc

August 22, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Hiking Challenge Draw #3
  2. Town Appoints a Deputy Clerk
  3. Mono to provide water truck & staff for Orangeville Fall Fair
  4. Council confirms Rental Subsidies for Community Groups
  1. Town to move forward on Greenwood Aggregates Application
  2. Island Lake Drinking Water System Inspection Report
  3. Council expresses concern regarding OPG Develop a Deep Geologic Repository

July 25, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Hiking Challenge Draw
  2. 2016 Financial Statements
  3. Zoning Bylaw Amendment (ZBA 2017-01) and Kennel Licence
  4. Natural Heritage Strategy
  1. NEC Hearing Costs
  2. Flood Status Report
  3. New Shelburne Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief
  4. Rabies Update

June 27, 2017

In this issue

  1. Dufferin Community Foundation
  2. Craig Pit below Waterline Licence Denied
  3. Parks & Recreation Capital Projects Financing
  4. Headwaters Tourism Presentation
  1. 2017 Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) Audit Reports
  2. Excess Soils Regulatory Proposal Update
  3. Non-Resident Fee Subsidies
  4. June 23rd Flooding

June 13, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Senior of the Year Award
  2. Below Water Table Extraction at Craig Pit
  3. Cowboy Mounted Shooting Range
  4. Changes to Fire Services Fees
  5. Mono Hiking Challenge Official Contest Rules
  1. Proposed Bike Park at Mono Centre Park
  2. Outdoor Liquor Licence Application
  3. TD Canada Trust Tree Planting Grant
  4. Outcome of the Greenwood Aggregates OMB Hearing

May 9, 2017

In this issue

  1. Credit Valley Conservation Requests Exemption from Noise Bylaw
  2. Traffic Fatality Statistics Sign on Airport Road
  3. Pickleball at Mono College Park
  4. Town Receives Grant for Pollinator Garden
  1. Shelburne Library Receives Award
  2. Greenwood Aggregates OMB Hearing

April 25, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono to go ahead with Social Media
  2. Craig Pit applies for Below Water Extraction Permit
  3. Sponsorship Request for Open Hands Mission Trip
  4. HCIA Trails Summit Rental Subsidy Request
  1. Half Load Limit Lifted

April 11, 2017

In this issue

  1. Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance
  2. Shelburne & District Fire Department Budget
  3. Greenwood Aggregates
  4. Objection Filed Regarding Plan to Designate Heritage Property
  1. Mono's Going Social
  2. Rental Subsidy Request
  3. Shelburne Public Library Service Agreement

March 28, 2017

In this issue

  1. 2016 Investment Performance Review
  2. Annual Report on Town's Rooftop Solar PV System
  3. Proposed new Gas Station & Convenience Store
  4. Greenwood Aggregates Submit new route to Access Proposed Gravel Pit
  1. Donation Requests
  2. Municipal Drinking Water System Report
  3. Shelburne & Rosemont Fire Department Budgets Approved
  4. Town Hall Meeting

February 28, 2017

In this issue

  1. Joint Source Water Protection Plan
  2. Internet & Telephone Voting
  3. Website Overview

February 14, 2017

In this issue

  1. Designation of Heritage Property
  2. NVCA Budget Resolution
  3. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Policies
  4. Monarch Manifesto
  1. Public Works Tenders
  2. Several Roads to be paved this Summer

January 24, 2017

In this issue

  1. Mono Proclaims January Alzheimer's Awareness Month
  2. March Town Hall Meeting
  3. Method of Casting Ballot in the 2018 Municipal Election
  4. Fire Risk Assessment
  1. Council Approves Natural Heritage Strategy Terms of Reference
  2. Credit Valley Conservation Report
  3. Agreement with OSPCA Renewed

December 13, 2016

In this issue

  1. Citizen Engagement and Communication
  2. Speeding Trucks on Highway 89 through Rosemont
  3. 2017 Tax Rates Set
  4. Bird Bangers at Adamo Winery

November 22, 2016

In this issue

  1. Mono Tennis Club
  2. Town files objection to proposed Violet Hill gravel pit
  3. Orangeville asks Mono to contribute to Canada 150 celebrations
  4. Province agrees to further talks regarding Hwy 10
  1. Proposed Changes to the Federal Voting System

November 8, 2016

In this issue

  1. Budget Deliberations
  2. Rooftop Solar Panels at Orangeville Fairgrounds
  3. Movie Filming Permits

October 25, 2016

In this issue

  1. More Public Washrooms Needed
  2. Violet Hill Spillway
  3. Association of Ontario Road Supervisors
  4. Ice Storm Survey
  1. Provincial Plans Update
  2. Request by Watermark Residents for Rental Subsidy
  3. Children's Canoe Program

October 11, 2016

In this issue

  1. Town Hall Meeting
  2. Presentation by Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon
  3. NVCA 2017 Budget & OPP Draft Budgets Propose Significant Increases
  4. Draft 2017 Town of Mono Capital Budget

September 27, 2016

In this issue

  1. World Tourism Day
  2. Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario Service Awards
  3. Noise complaints related to "Bird-Bangers"
  4. Samsung Renewable Energy Proposal
  1. Town is eligible for Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) Grant
  2. Temporary Lane Restrictions - 1st Line EHS
  3. Town to Assume French Drive to Accommodate School Busing

September 13, 2016

In this issue

  1. Shelburne Library Funding Formula
  2. Island Lake Drinking Water System Inspection Report
  3. Greenwood Appeal
  4. Update regarding the Mono Developments Subdivision
  1. County of Dufferin Provincial Coordinated Land Use Planning Review
  2. Dufferin OPP Quarterly Report

August 23, 2016

In this issue

  1. Mono Council proclaims September Prostate Awareness Month
  2. MPAC answers questions on property value assessment
  3. Violet Hill Spillway
  4. Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund
  1. Proposed Aggregate Pit
  2. Anglers and Hunters Property Fill Project Update
  3. Natural Heritage Study

July 19, 2016

In this issue

  1. 2015 Financial Statements
  2. RCMP Musical Ride
  3. Post Ice Storm Survey
  4. Enbridge seeks to recover cost of Natural Gas Expansion in rural areas
  1. Rabies Update

Mayor Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Mayor

(705) 435-4931
laura.ryan@townofmono.com

Deputy Mayor John Creelman

John Creelman

Deputy Mayor

(519) 939-2472
john.creelman@townofmono.com

Councillor Ralph Manktelow

Ralph Manktelow

Councillor

(519) 941-8414
ralph.manktelow@townofmono.com

Councillor Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

Councillor

(519) 941-0797
sharon.martin@townofmono.com

Councillor Fred Nix

Fred Nix

Councillor

(519) 941-0225
fred.nix@townofmono.com

21 April
2018

Dean Smith, president of Intelivote Systems Inc., gave a presentation on the Internet and telephone election process that will be used during the upcoming municipal election. This was followed by Cynthia Unwin, a member of the Mono Research Advisory Committee, who spoke on the status of hi-speed Internet service in Mono.

Town Hall Meeting Questions and Responses

When will the sewage costs for residents of the Fieldstone/Brookfield Subdivision be reviewed and will it incorporate a usage rate structure, similar to water meters, in lieu of the current flat rate?

When the subdivision was agreed to by the Town to build a communal septic system for the 343 new homes, Brookfield was required to build the plant to the Town’s engineering specifications and provide a letter of credit to be held by the Town until it was assumed. C.N. Watson & Associates consulting firm was engaged by the Town, at Brookfield’s cost, to develop an estimated operating and capital cost associated with the plant’s operation, to bill to Brookfield and the property owners. This was an estimated costing as there needed to be a history of operating costs at full build-out related to operations to better understand the plant’s requirements. The Town has not taken ownership of the system and Brookfield continue to be responsible for all operating costs. The Town has been monitoring the costs & reimbursing Brookfield for the operating charges collected and the Town is retaining the capital costs associated with the life-time maintenance schedule.As of early 2018, the subdivision has been built out. As part of the subdivision agreement with the Town, Brookfield is required to have the water and wastewater fees reviewed prior to the Town assuming the subdivision. This will have to be provided along with operational records that the plant is functioning effectively before the Town will assume the plant and the letter of credit released to Brookfield.Brookfield has begun the assumption process and determining compliance with the subdivision agreement. It is expected this may take up to 2 years to convey the plant and reach final assumption. The study will have to be completed and the plant will have to be properly functioning before the Town will assume it.Options other to a flat rate was investigated in the first study and will be investigated as part of the report to be prepared at assumption.

How many events are scheduled for the Island Lake Amphitheatre this summer and will the Town be enforcing its Noise Bylaw?

Credit Valley Conservation presented a request asking that they be exempt from the provision of the Town's noise bylaw that prohibits amplified sound after 5 p.m. for eleven events to be held at Island Lake Conservation Area. One event, Celebrate Your Awesome on June 23rd, has been cancelled. The Authority have agreed to rigorously monitor noise conditions during these events and enforce adjusting or shutting off the audio system if the sound at five predetermined points of reception exceeds 55 decibels. 55 dB is the level stated in the Novus Environmental report as the "General objective for outdoor events" and is considered between "Quiet suburb or conversation at home (50 dB)" and "Conversation in restaurant, office, or background music (60 dB)".

What is the Town doing about truck traffic on French Drive?

The Town will pursue with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) installation of traffic lights at the intersection of 2nd Line EHS and Hwy 9. Even though the lights would be paid for by the Town, it can be a slow process often taking years before MTO agrees to install lights. The Town has also considered installing “No Trucks” signs however enforcement is an issue.

Why has Orangeville Chrysler been allowed to install wash bays when at Committee of Adjustment they claimed that these doors were for storage?

The Committee of Adjustment meeting was solely related to a requirement by Orangeville Chrysler to obtain a minor variance to grant a reduced side yard setback necessitated by the planned expansion. While there was dialogue with Orangeville Chrysler regarding the nature of the planned expansion, the mandate of the committee’s deliberations at this meeting was to address the merits of the reduced side yard setback.

Is there anything that the Town can do to encourage residents to use blue bags instead of blue bins in an effort to reduce trash that blows around on windy days?

Waste collection is a County responsibility. The Mayor & Deputy Mayor will raise this at an upcoming County Council meeting. Blue bags have generally been discouraged at the County since the blue bag is not recyclable.

Are there any plans to build a park in the Brookfield subdivision (French Drive)?

The Town is in the process of completing a Parkland Needs Study which should be completed by summer. Based on that study’s findings, Council will develop a plan for a Town wide plan on new recreation facilities including parks.

Can speed bumps be installed along French Drive to reduce speeding?

The Town’s snow ploughs are not compatible with speed bumps and it would be prohibitively expensive to replace the ploughs. The Town is considering instituting a Community Safety Zone in this area which would double the fines for speeding which should deter many drivers from speeding.

Why did the Town not inform residents of the new prime agricultural mapping and hold public meetings?

The new agricultural mapping was implemented by the Province with one consultation province wide. The Town commented at this time that municipal designations of prime agricultural land should form the basis for the province wide agricultural mapping. The Province released their mapping and policies on February 9, 2018, effective the same date.

12 October
2017

Lyle Wood of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) gave a presentation on changing weather patterns and the affect those changes are having locally. Lyle noted that summers are getting hotter and dryer but that the greatest change is occurring during winter with average daily winter temperature (within the NVCA watershed) having increased by 1.3° C over the last 30 years.

Well and water specialist Bob Shirley spoke on the proper care of private wells, addressing the key issues that homeowners need to be aware of when it comes to the taking care of their wells.

Town Hall Meeting Questions and Responses

With the anticipated dryer summers as pointed out by Lyle Woods, should the Town be promoting the use of rain barrels?

The Town use to offer a program where they sold rain barrels to residents at below market cost. That program has since ended; however, the Town will add a section about the benefits of rain barrels to its Wise Water Use web page.

Several residents from Fieldstone (Brookfield subdivision) asked what the Town was doing to address noise complaints they have with two nearby car dealerships.

This issue also came up recently at Council (see October 24th, 2017 Council Highlights). The Town has been working with affected residents and the businesses in question for several weeks in an attempt to find a solution to the problem. Primarily at issue is the dealerships' use of an outdoor public address system.Council is continuing to work on finding a resolution acceptable to both the residents and the businesses.

What can be done about the trucks that are using French Drive to get from 2nd Line to 1 Line EHS to take advantage of the traffic lights at 1st Line & Hwy 9?

A letter was sent to the car dealerships on Hwy 9 earlier this year advising them of residents' concerns. A letter will also be sent to the businesses in the Coles subdivision. Public Works will continue to monitor the situation as part of their routine road safety patrols.

What do I do if someone is hunting on my property without my permission?

It is an offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 for anyone to trespass for the purpose of hunting or fishing.People should report abuse via the Natural Resources Violation Reporting Line: 1-877-847-7667.

According to MNR's Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary Guide:

A person is trespassing if the person, without appropriate permission, enters onto property or engages in an activity on property where notice has been given that entry or the activity is not allowed. Notice may be given in a variety of ways; some of the common ones are verbally, signs, symbols or fences. Lands under cultivation are also considered to be notice against entry. A hunting licence does not give a hunter the right to enter private property.Not all land is signed. Unsigned lands may be private land as well. (For example if the property is fenced, no access is permitted without permission of the occupier.) It is your responsibility to find out who owns the land you wish to hunt on and obtain permission. If unsure, stay out. If a wounded animal runs onto private property where you do not have permission to enter, you must seek the landowner’s or occupier’s permission to retrieve the animal.

As well as the Natural Resources Violation Reporting Line, you may also report cases of trespass or suspected poaching to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Has the Town considered installing electric vehicle recharging stations?

Headwaters Tourism is investigating the possibility of placing re-charging stations throughout the Headwaters region.

Are there any plans to make the paths in the Mono Pollinator Garden accessible?

The walking paths at the Mono Pollinator Garden are currently topped with wood chips which are not easily used by those with mobility concerns including wheelchairs. Council hopes to upgrade these paths to aggregate screenings which would be more wheelchair friendly. The Town has been soliciting donations to continue the development of the Mono Pollinator Garden and will upgrade the paths as funds become available.

Will Mono Community Centre be upgraded to improve the acoustics?

A study was undertaken earlier this year to assess how to improve the acoustics in the banquet hall at Mono Community Centre. Based on that study, installation of sound remediation measures should be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

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.» Sign-up for Council Highlights

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.» Send us your ideas

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.

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