Council Highlights

Official Election Results


Laura Ryan


Stephen Unwin


Laura Ryan

Stephen Unwin

 Spoiled Ballots: 12 (0.51%)

 Declined Ballots: 33 (1.41%)

Deputy Mayor

Elaine Capes


John Creelman


Elaine Capes

John Creelman

 Spoiled Ballots: 10 (0.43%)

 Declined Ballots: 26 (1.12%)


Ralph Manketelow


Sharon Martin


Bob McCrea




Diane Walmsley


Ralph Manktelow

Sharon Martin

Bob McCrea

Fred Nix

Diane Walmsley

 Spoiled Ballots: 8 (0.13%)

 Declined Ballots: 52 (0.85%)

School Board Trustees - Upper Grand District School Board

Lynn Topping


Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson


Lynn Topping

Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson


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August 24, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Question Period
  2. Council Priorities Set
  3. Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
  4. Island Lake Drinking Water Report
  5. Island Lake Family Park Renamed to Lynn Gibson Park
  6. Tennis Court Management
  7. Michael Dunmore Appointed to CAO/Deputy Clerk

July 18, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Question Period
  2. 2022 Financial Statements
  3. Island Lake Family Park Renaming
  4. Designation of Anderson Farm
  5. Bylaw Enforcement Report
  6. Kite Litter, Excessive Noise from the Basant Mela Event

June 27, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Multiculturalism Day
  2. Proposed 220 Townhouse Development: Second Public Meeting
  3. Vehicle for Hire Bylaw

June 13, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Multicultural Flag Raising
  2. Proclamation: The Longest Day of Smiles
  3. Proclamation: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  4. Orangeville Public Library Board Strategic Plan
  5. 6th Line Unopened Road Allowance Deemed Surplus Lands

May 25, 2023

In this issue:

  1. June Is Pride Month in Mono
  2. Question Period
  3. Proposed 220 Townhouse Development on Kingfisher
  4. CAO Announces Retirement

May 9, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Sexual Violence Prevention Month
  2. Question Period
  3. CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Review
  4. Island Lake Family Park & Fieldstone Parkette Renaming
  5. 2023 Spring Town Hall Meeting
  6. 2023 Rental Subsidy Requests
  7. Bill 97: Concern for Protecting and Maintaining Mono

April 25, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Question Period
  2. 2023 Donation Requests
  3. Mono Centre Tennis Courts Redevelopment
  4. Greenwood Aggregates Development Agreement

April 11, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Volunteer Week: April 16 to 22!
  2. Question Period
  3. Mono Centre Bicentennial Celebration
  4. Mono College Pickleball Courts Are Coming Soon

March 28, 2023

In this issue:

  1. April Is Sikh Heritage Month!
  2. Question Period
  3. CVC: Noise Bylaw Exemption Request
  4. 2022 Drinking Water System Reports
  5. Town of Mono 2022 to 2041 Forest Management Plan
  6. Screaming Squirrels Bike Race
  7. 2023 Spring Town Hall Meeting
  8. 2023 Budget

March 14, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Staff & Council Vaccination Policy Rescinded
  2. Question Period
  3. International Plowing Match
  4. 2023 Revised Draft Budget

February 28 & March 2, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Proclamation: International Women’s Day
  2. Public Question Period
  3. Bruce Trail Clubs: Parking at Mono Community Centre
  4. 2023 Draft Budget (February 28 and March 2, 2023 Meetings)
  5. Committee Appointments
  6. Backyard Chicken Coops

February 14, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Question Period
  2. Proclamations
  3. Dufferin Board of Trade: Request for Continued Support
  4. 2023 Drinking Water Quality Management System Reports
  5. 2023 Administration Capital Budget
  6. 2023 Recreation Capital Budget

January 25, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Question Period
  2. CVC 2023 Budget Presentation
  3. Optimus SBR Service Delivery Review
  4. Valentine’s Dance Coming to Mono Community Centre!
  5. 2023 Public Works Budget: Capital Projects

January 10, 2023

In this issue:

  1. Trillium Grant: Mono College Pickleball Courts
  2. Switch to Daytime Council Meetings
  3. Recreation Programming Survey: Results


December 6 & 13

In this issue:

  1. Council Inauguration
  2. National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  3. Bill 23’s Significant Impact on Mono
  1. Question Period
  2. Headwaters Health Care Centre: Overview of Care in the Area
  3. Official Plan Amendment: Bill 109 Conformity
  4. Adjustment for Inflation

November 8, 2022

In this issue

  1. Proclamation: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
  2. Proclamation: World Town Planning Day
  3. More Homes for Everyone Act: Planning Process Timelines
  4. Fireworks Bylaw
  5. Bridge 5 Residential Survey
  6. Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022
  7. Addition to October 25, 2022 Highlights: Request to Parks Ontario to Double Washroom Capacity

October 25, 2022

In this issue

  1. ‘Monster Homes’ in Mono
  2. Park Naming Submissions
  3. Prohibited Animals Bylaw
  4. Flag Raising Policy
  5. Supporting the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County & Hospice Dufferin

October 11, 2022

In this issue

  1. October 16-22 Is Local Government Week
  2. Question Period
  3. On the Horizon: Fireworks Bylaw
  4. Sale & Disposition of Lands Bylaw Passed
  5. Site Alteration and Fill

September 27, 2022

In this issue

  1. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  2. Cyber Security Awareness Month
  3. Question Period
  4. Asset Management Plan
  5. Sale and Disposition of Lands Bylaw
  6. Fireworks Bylaw Survey Results

September 13, 2022

In this issue

  1. September is Big Brother Big Sisters Month in Mono
  2. Public Question Period
  3. CVC: Monora Park Dam Mitigation & Joint Grant
  4. Community Climate Action Plan

August 9 & 23, 2022

In this issue

August 9:

  1. 3rd Line Culvert Replacement Tender Results

August 23:

  1. Question Period
  2. Renaming Contest: Island Lake Family Park & Fieldstone Parkette
  3. Prohibited Animals Bylaw
  4. Arsenic Removal Project: Island Lake Drinking Water System
  5. Mono Pickleball Club Agreement
  6. 2nd Line EHS Roadside Parking Request for Bruce Trail Day

July 12 & 19, 2022

In this issue

July 12:

  1. 5th Line & 15 Sideroad Unopened Road Allowances Not to Be Declared Surplus

July 19:

  1. Question Period
  2. Rogers Fibre to Home
  3. Sale and Disposition of Lands Bylaw: Second Reading
  4. Mono Hills Condominium
  5. Parking by Permit on Hold for Island Lake Family Park
  6. Draft Exotic Animal Bylaw
  7. Island Lake Drinking Water System Inspection Reports

June 28, 2022

In this issue

  1. Draft Towing Bylaw
  2. 2021 Financial Statements
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee to Survey Residents
  4. Sale & Disposition of Lands Policy
  5. Request for Declaring Lands Surplus and Sale of Lands: 5th Line & 15 Sideroad
  6. Council Meetings: Virtual to Hybrid

June 14, 2022

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. National Indigenous People’s Day / History Month
  3. Multicultural Day
  4. Longest Day of Smiles
  5. Two NEC Development Permit Applications
  6. 3rd Line Culvert Failures

May 24, 2022

In this issue

  1. Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation
  2. Island Lake Family Park Parking Issues
  3. Blue Bird Storage Addition
  4. Pollinator Garden Festival: Request for Exemption
  5. 2022 Donation Requests

May 10, 2022

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. CVC: Monora Park Pond’s Dam at End of Life
  3. Island Lake Conservation Area Parking & Access
  4. Updates to the Municipal Heritage Registry
  5. Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club  — Request for Gravel
  6. Hampton Inn & Medical Centre, Site Plan Control Agreement
  7. Screaming Squirrels Bike Event

April 26, 2022

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. 2021 Investment Performance Report
  3. Two Adopt-a-Road Applications
  4. Liquor Licence Application: Mono Centre Brewing Company Ltd.
  5. Osprey Platform at Klondyke Gravel Pit
  6. Recreation Advisory Committee Appointments

April 12, 2022

In this issue

  1. Sikh Heritage Month
  2. CVC Seeks Noise Bylaw Exemption for Summer Events
  3. DEI Committee Appointed
  4. Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
  5. Candidate Information Sessions

March 22, 2022

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Reopening Rental Facilities & Council Chambers and Town Hall Updates
  3. Fireworks Bylaw
  4. Upgrades Coming to Hwy 9
  5. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
  6. Planning for the 2022 Municipal Election
  7. Drinking Water System Reports
  8. Island Lake Family Park Upgrades

March 8, 2022

In this issue

  1. International Women’s Day
  2. Support for Ukraine in Defence of their Country
  3. Question Period
  4. Island Lake Management Plan
  5. EV Pickup Truck Delayed
  6. Addressing Potential Growth
  7. CVC, NVCA & TRCA Service Level Agreements
  8. Reopening Rental Facilities and Return to In-person Council Meetings
  9. Jutta Holdenreid Will Receive CVC’s Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2021

February 22, 2022

In this issue

  1. Chase the Coyote Run
  2. 2022 Budget Passed
  3. 2022 – 2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan
  4. Brook Trout Sampling Project

February 8, 2022

In this issue

  1. Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  2. Nonprofit Appreciation Week
  3. Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
  4. Draft Budget Approved
  5. Mono Hills Country Club Condominium

January 25, 2022

In this issue

  1. Black History Month
  2. 2022 Draft Budget
  3. Kudos to Heritage Advisory Committee
  4. Council Joins First Street Community Advisory Committee

January 11, 2022

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. New Radio Tower on 1st Line
  3. Provincial Offences Court
  4. Winterfest Cancelled
  5. Heritage Register Expanded
  6. Residents Ask for Multi-use Pad and Skating Rink
  7. Shade Trees on Leader Drive


December 14, 2021

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Credit Valley Conservation 2022 Budget
  3. Recreation Department 2022 Capital Projects
  4. Mono to form Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
  5. Spring 2022 Town Hall Meeting
  6. Dealing with Monster Homes

November 23, 2021

In this issue

  1. 2022 Budget
  2. Hockley Community Hall in Need of Financial Support
  3. Updated Emergency Response Plan
  4. Cardinal Woods Drinking Water System
  5. Sally Cohen to Join Recreation Advisory Committee

November 16, 2021

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. 2022 Budget
  3. Parking Enforcement
  4. Regulating Trailers
  5. Joint Water Management Agreement
  6. Shelburne Service Delivery Review
  7. New Waterways Signs
  8. Supportive Housing at 236 First Street, Orangeville

October 19 & 26

In this issue

October 19, 2021

  1. Filling the Council Vacancy

October 26, 2021

  1. New Town Councillor
  2. Vaccination Policy
  3. Island Lake Drinking Water System, 2021-22 Inspection Report
  4. Proposal for Supportive Housing at 236 First Street, Orangeville
  5. Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding
  6. Island Lake Family Park Construction

October 12, 2021

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Greenwood Aggregates Proposed Violet Hill Gravel Pit
  3. Further Updates to Town's Parking Bylaw
  4. Salt & Sand Storage
  5. Appointing a New Town Councillor
  6. Community Roadside Cleanup Program

September 28, 2021

In this issue

  1. Shelburne Looking to Dissolve Fire Board & CDRC Management Board
  2. Proposed Seasonal Wedding Venue
  3. Paintball Facility NEC Permit
  4. Budget Time

September 3 & 14, 2021

In this issue

September 3

  1. Resignation of Mayor Laura Ryan

September 14

  1. Question Period
  2. Filling of Vacant Seat on Council Procedures
  3. Police Service Board Composition
  4. Development Charges Bylaw
  5. Internet & Telephone Voting Agreement

August 12 & 24, 2021

In this issue

August 12

  1. 2020 Financial Statements
  2. Island Lake Family Park Tender Awarded

August 24

  1. Question Period
  2. Updating Development Charges
  3. Blue Heron Parking, Survey Results
  4. Pay Equity Analysis and Employee Salary Market Review
  5. Fleet Electric Vehicle

July 20, 2021

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Headwaters Health Care Centre
  3. Addressing Parking Issues
  4. Snow Plough Replacement
  5. "Black Cat" coming to Mono
  6. Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: Large Residential Homes

June 22, 2021

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Blue Heron Drive Parking Permit
  3. Mono Community Centre Parking Lot
  4. Mono Centre Micro Brewery
  5. Fung Loy Kok Institute (Tai Chi) Taoism Application
  6. Mono-Adjala Townline Traffic Report
  7. Proposed Hotel & Medical Centre

June 8, 2021

In this issue

  1. National Indigenous Peoples Day
  2. Public Participation in Virtual Council Meetings
  3. Question Period
  4. Roadside Parking Continues to be a Problem
  5. Noisy Motorcycles on Hockley Road Not Welcome
  6. Summer Youth Soccer Program

May 25, 2021

In this issue

  1. Additional Parking Measures Taken
  2. June is Seniors' Month
  3. Large Residential Homes

May 11, 2021

In this issue

  1. National Nursing Week
  2. Public Question Period
  3. Municipal Election Coming Next Year
  4. Appointment of Integrity Commissioner
  5. Adopt-a-Road

April 28, 2021

In this issue

  1. Emergency Preparedness Week
  2. Public Question Period
  3. Ontario Park Wardens to Help Enforce Parking
  4. Slowing Traffic on 3rd Line
  5. No Support for Hwy 413
  6. MECP Orders Cleanup

April 13, 2021

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Overlord and the Underwoods
  3. 10 & 10 Garden Centre Expanding
  4. Fire Safety Grant
  5. Cardinal Woods Drinking Water System Inspection Report

March 23, 2021

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. 2020 Investment Performance
  3. Speed Limit Reduction on Stretch of 3rd Line
  4. 7th Line No Parking Zone
  5. Community Donations
  6. 2021 Tax Rates
  7. 2020 Annual and Summary Water System Reports

March 9, 2021

In this issue

  1. Mono Cliffs No Parking Zones
  2. County-wide Tow Truck Bylaw
  3. Public Works Tenders
  4. Winter Trail Maintenance
  5. Two More Internet Projects

February 23, 2021

In this issue

  1. Dufferin County Canadian Black Association
  2. Electoral Reform Task Force Final Report
  3. Roadside Parking at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
  4. Ontario Fire College Closing in May
  5. Island Lake Family Park
  6. Bridge Reconstruction

February 9, 2021

In this issue

  1. Human Trafficking
  2. Rogers Expanding Fibre in Mono
  3. Parking Mono Cliffs Provincial Park
  4. Application for Variance to Fill Bylaw, 634447 Hwy 10
  5. New Canine Control Officer

January 27, 2021

In this issue

  1. Application for Variance to Fill Bylaw — 833231 4th Line
  2. 2021 is a Census Year
  3. South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee
  4. Conservation Authority Working Group
  5. Endangered Species Act at Risk?

January 12, 2021

In this issue

  1. Stevenson Memorial Hospital
  2. CVC 2021 Budget
  3. Support for Hockley Community Hall
  4. Interim Tax Due Dates Set
  5. Brookfield Wastewater Treatment Plant
  6. Vianet Hopes to Extend Fibre Optic in Mono


December 8, 2020

In this issue

  1. 2021 Budget Approved
  2. County-wide Service Delivery Review
  3. Island Lake Conservation Area Management Plan
  4. Adopt-a-Road

November 17 & 24, 2020

In this issue

From November 17:

  1. Conditional Support of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Application
  2. Microbrewery Zoning Bylaw Amendment Approved
  3. 4th Line Fill Order
  4. Accessory Building Zoning Bylaw Amendment

From November 24:

  1. Working with Ontario Parks to Address Safety Concerns
  2. Monora Park to Get New Washrooms
  3. Draft Budget Approved
  4. Province to 'Gut' Conservation Authorities

November 10, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. 2021 Draft Budget
  3. Council Provides Support for Hockley Historic Community Hall & Church
  4. Parking Woes at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Continue

October 27, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question
  2. Accessory Building Zoning Bylaw Amendment
  3. Main Street Revitalization Grant
  4. 2021 Budget
  5. Province to do away with Ranked Ballots

October 13, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Fill Removal Order, 833231 4th Line EHS
  3. Customer Service Pledge
  4. No Parking Bylaw Amended
  5. Virtual Council Meetings

September 22, 2020

In this issue

  1. Update from Headwaters Health Care Centre
  2. 1st Line Parking Concerns
  3. Customer Service Policy Updated
  4. Mono Internet Centre Fair Use Policy
  5. Budget Season
  6. Town Hall Meeting

September 8, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. NVCA Updates its Strategic Plan
  3. Upgrading Council Chamber AV Capabilities
  4. New Fence Bylaw
  5. Licencing Tow Trucks
  6. ATVs Not Permitted on Town Roads
  7. Town Rental Facilities Remain Closed
  8. Water Tower to Host Internet Service Providers

August 18, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Dufferin Community Foundation
  3. Swings to be included in Fieldstone Parkette
  4. Watercourse Signage at Municipal Bridges
  5. COVID-19 Financial Update
  6. Community Standards Bylaw
  7. Public Works Fleet Tenders
  8. Island Lake Family Park Tender

July 28, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Microbrewery Zoning Bylaw Amendment
  3. Full Throttle Zoning Bylaw Amendment
  4. Repairs to Wastewater Treatment Plant
  5. Fieldstone Parkette
  6. COVID-19 Service Delivery and Recovery
  7. Proposed Updates to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  8. Internet Developments

July 14, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Order to Remove Fill
  3. Application to Import Fill
  4. Zoning Bylaw Amendment — Accessory Building Discussion Paper
  5. COVID-19 Treasurer's Financial Update
  6. Amendment to Site Alteration & Movement of Fill Bylaw
  7. Road Work Tenders Approved
  8. Fair Taxation of Aggregate Pits
  9. Indigenous Peoples Land Acknowledgement

June 23, 2020

In this issue

  1. 2019 Financial Statements
  2. Draft Zoning Bylaw Amendment — Accessory Buildings
  3. Amendments to Fill Bylaw
  4. Working with Telecoms to Install Cell/Internet on Water Tower
  5. Community Standards Bylaw and Fencing Bylaw

June 9, 2020

In this issue

  1. COVID-19 Treasurer's Update
  2. New Fence Bylaw in the Works
  3. Call for Federal Action to Provide Reliable Broadband Access Across Ontario

May 26, 2020

In this issue

  1. CVC Noise Bylaw Exemption
  2. CVC Proposes Two New Pavilions at Island Lake
  3. Water System Financial Plan Update
  4. Town of Orangeville Gives Green Light to Hansen Development
  5. Town Preparing for Changes to Off-Road Vehicle Regulations

May 12, 2020

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. 2019 Investment Performance
  3. Airport Road Traffic Safety Sign
  4. Community Standards Bylaw
  5. Bylaw Enforcement Policy
  6. Payment of Final Taxes Deferred
  7. Committees of Council Going Virtual
  8. Monora Park Pavilion to Get a Facelift
  9. Enbridge Gas Expansion
  10. CVC Proposes Two New Pavilions at Island Lake

April 28, 2020

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. CVC Noise Bylaw Exemption Request
  3. Dufferin County 2020 Property Tax Payment Deferral
  4. Council tentatively Approves Donation Requests
  5. Tweaks to How Council Does Business

April 14, 2020

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Mono Nordic Ski Club Storage Facility
  3. Council Meetings During COVID-19 Emergency
  4. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  5. Bell Canada Application to CRTC Broadband Fund
  6. Review of Procurement Bylaw
  7. Recognition of these Difficult Times

March 31, 2020

In this issue

  1. Procedural Bylaw Amended to Permit Virtual Council Meetings
  2. Property Taxes Deferred for those Experiencing Financial Hardship
  3. Hwy 9 Watermain Extension
  4. Waterworks Software to be Upgraded
  5. Annual Drinking Water System Reports

March 10, 2020

In this issue

  1. Flight of the Monarchs
  2. Dufferin North Peel Anglers and Hunters Club Expansion
  3. Island Lake Family Park
  4. Site Alteration & Fill Bylaw
  5. Temporary Speed Bumps

February 11, 2020

In this issue

  1. Question Period
  2. Plastic Bag Bylaw Passed
  3. Island Lake Family Park
  4. Site Alteration & Fill Bylaw
  5. Mono Centre Road Micro-brewery Application
  6. Hwy 9 Watermain Extension
  7. Town Hall Meeting
  8. Upgrades to Drinking Water System
  9. Town to Review Accessory Structure Rules

January 28, 2020

In this issue

  1. CAO Receives 30 Year Service Award
  2. Family Transition Place
  3. Site Alteration & Fill Bylaw Exemption Request
  4. Island Lake Family Park & Fieldstone Parkette Draft Site Plans
  5. Plastic Bag Bylaw
  6. Council Opposes Changes to Aggregate Resources Act

January 14, 2020

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
  3. Provincial Offences Act Consultant’s Report
  4. 2020 Interim Tax Levy Bylaw
  5. Cardinal Woods Drinking Water System, 2019-2020 Final Inspection Report


December 10, 2019

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Credit Valley Conservation Budget Report
  3. Council Approves 2020 Final Budget
  1. Globe Restaurant Receives Heritage Designation
  2. Council Adopts Integrity Commissioner Policy

November 26, 2019

In this issue

  1. Public Concerned About Workshop
  2. Council Approves 2020 Draft Budget
  3. Plastic Bag Bylaw in the Works
  4. Policing Agreement Renewed
  1. Portable Ramp Subsidy Program
  2. Residential Fence Bylaw
  3. Review of Accessory Buildings to Get Underway
  4. Electoral Review Task Force
  5. New Town Appointee to TRCA

November 12, 2019

In this issue

  1. Headwater Streams Committee Report on Phragmites
  2. TRCA Regional Watershed Alliance
  3. First Review of 2020 Draft Budget
  1. Community Safety Task Force Report to Council
  2. Signs to Identify Rivers and Streams
  3. Notices of Motion

October 22, 2019

In this issue

  1. Headwaters Health Care
  2. Fire Marque
  3. 2020 Budget
  4. Department Capital Projects
  1. Cost of Living Allowance
  2. Hockley Lands Property, Anticipated Loss of Rental Income
  3. Corporate Service Delivery and Efficiencies Study
  4. Globe Restaurant Heritage Designation

October 8, 2019

In this issue

  1. Speed and Traffic Concerns on Rural Roads
  2. "Though she be but little, she is fierce!"
  3. Future Ban on Single Use Plastics
  1. OPP to Enforce Town Bylaws
  2. Provincial Planning Policy Updates Criticized
  3. Electoral Reform Task Force

September 24, 2019

In this issue

  1. Town to Consider Invoicing Insurance Companies for Fire Calls
  2. Mono Tennis Club Hoping to Build More Courts
  3. Considering the 2022 Election
  4. Bike/Trail Network Working Plan
  1. Trillium Ford Expansion
  2. Island Lake and Cardinal Woods Drinking Water Inspection Reports
  3. Ontario Needs More Justices of the Peace to Fill Vacancies
  4. Citizen Engagement Charter Action Plan

September 10 & 11

In this issue

September 10

  1. Island Lake Family Park
  2. 5th Line, South of 25 Sideroad Road Work
  3. Discharge of Firearms at Night Bylaw
  4. Setting of Fires Bylaw Amended
  5. 40 km/h on Hurontario Street, north of Buena Vista Drive

September 11

  1. Hike and Bike Trail Network Working Group Public Meeting

August 27, 2019

In this issue

  1. Island Lake Family Park Update
  2. Town to Accept Brush at Landfill Site Spring & Fall
  3. Island Lake Drinking Water System Inspection Report
  4. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Partnership
  5. Town to Restrict Discharge of Firearms at Night
  6. Pending Amendment to the Setting of Fires Bylaw

July 30, 2019

In this issue

  1. Full Throttle Truck & Farm Vehicle Sales & Service
  2. Development Charges Bylaw Passed
  3. Island Lake Family Park
  4. Citizen Engagement Survey Results
  1. Draft Community Standards Bylaw
  2. Orangeville Christian School Portables
  3. Southern Mono Hike & Bike Task Force Report
  4. Committee Vacancies Filled

June 25, 2019

In this issue

  1. 2018 Audited Financial Statements
  2. Island Lake Family Park & Fieldstone Parkette Draft Site Plans
  1. Town Receives $6,600 R.I.D.E. Grant
  2. 5th Line EHS (South of 25 Sideroad) Slope Failure

June 11, 2019

In this issue

  1. Mono Proclaims June as Seniors' Month
  2. Residents Express Concern Regarding Smokies Garage
  3. McManus House Renovation
  1. Appointment to NVCA
  2. Accepting Applications to Select Town Committees
  3. Gravel and Calcium Behind Schedule

May 28, 2019

In this issue

  1. Development Charges Background Study
  2. Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019
  1. Town to Pay a Share of Nottawasaga River Drainage Project in New Tecumseth
  2. Mono's Pioneer Cemeteries in Good Shape

May 14, 2019

In this issue

  1. Long Service Award
  2. Smokies Garage Show & Shine
  3. Summer Theatre Coming to Island Lake
  1. Mono Nordic Ski Club Storage Shed
  2. Non-resident Library Fee Agreements
  3. Mono to Lobby for Increased Speeding Fines
  4. Provincial Funding Cuts to Library Services

April 9 and April 23, 2019

In this issue

  1. Hube Wetland Project
  2. Orangeville Library Board Non Resident Fees
  3. Council Does Not Support IPM Being Held in Town
  4. Mono to Give the Province Time to Pass Single Use Plastics Regulations
  5. Community Standards Bylaw
  6. Ball Diamonds to Undergo Upgrades
  7. Mono Officially has a Town Hall
  8. Integrity Commissioner's Report
  1. Mono Nordic Ski Club Asks for Financial Support
  2. County of Dufferin Wayfinding Signage
  3. Live Streaming and Recording of Council Meeting Policy
  4. 2019 Tax Rates Set
  5. Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail Funding Agreement
  6. Mono Nordic Trail Run on Sunday, July 28th, 2019
  7. Traffic Light Synchronization

March 26, 2019

In this issue

  1. CVC Seeks Exemption to the Town's Noise Bylaw
  2. Ontario Plowmen’s Association Looking to hold International Plowing Match in Mono
  3. Town Moving Forward on Bike Trail Network
  4. Mono Donates to Several Community Groups
  5. Annual Drinking Water System Reports
  6. Island Lake Family Park Development

March 12, 2019

In this issue

  1. Tennis Club
  2. Bluebird Self Storage Coming to Hwy 9
  3. Live Streaming Council Meetings on the Way
  4. Council's Priorities for this Term
  5. Cannabis Education Task Force
  6. Internet Service Task Force

February 26 and 20, 2019

In this issue

  1. Updated Council Code of Conduct
  2. Protection and Enhancement of Natural Vegetation and Tree Canopy Policy
  3. New Rosemont Fire Department Agreement
  4. Internet Service Task Force to Be Established
  5. Review of Council's Strategic Plan
  1. Council Passes 2019 Budget
  2. Council Raises Road Safety Concerns with MTO
  3. Rooftop Solar Panel 2018 Annual Performance Report
  4. Video Recording Council Meetings
  5. Citizen Engagement Charter

January 22, 2019

In this issue

  1. CVC Presents 2019 Budget
  2. Mono Now Has a No Idling Bylaw
  3. Planning Application Fees Updated
  4. Bluebird Self Storage Facility
  5. Residents to Have Access to Hi Speed Internet at Municipal Office
  6. Council Has Concerns with Aspects of Hwys 9 & 10

January 8, 2019

In this issue

  1. Mono's Big Day Out Donates to Pollinator Garden
  2. NDACT Urges Town to Tell the Province 'No' to Bill 66
  3. Council Starts Review of Draft Budget
  4. Mono Opts-Out of Cannabis Retail
  5. Policing Task Force Struck
  6. TRCA Board of Directors Appointment Filled


December 11, 2018

In this issue

  1. Town Updates Its Fees & Charges
  2. Mono, Amaranth & East Garafraxa to Share Bylaw Enforcement
  3. Task Force to Study Policing
  4. Internet Workstations May be in the Works at Town Facilities
  5. Town to Investigate Video Recording Council Meetings
  6. Council Appointments
  7. Seeking Nominations for TRCA Board
  8. Recreation Facilities Open Houses

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
  4. Dufferin Paramedic Service
  5. Dufferin County Proposes Change to Tax Ratio for Farms
  6. 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
  5. Natural Heritage Steering Committee Recommendations Accepted by Council
  6. Globetrotter RV to Open New Business on Hwy 10
  7. Delegations at AMO

August 28, 2018

In this issue

  1. Public Question Period
  2. Bee City Designation
  3. Headwaters Communities in Action
  4. Council Sets 2019 Budget Process
  5. Repair of Culvert on Mono-Adjala Townline
  6. 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
  4. Dog Kennel to go ahead
  5. 10 & 10 Garden Centre expanding
  6. 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
  4. Two Biking Events Scheduled for 2018
  5. Fieldstone/Island Lake Traffic Initiative
  6. 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
  4. Neighbourhood Watch Program at Fieldstone
  5. 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
  4. Economic Development
  5. Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail Funding Agreement
  6. 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
  5. Town to Seek Costs on Singer Hearing
  6. Fun Run in Support of Future Olympic Skier
  7. Mono to Become a 'Bee City'
  8. 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
  6. Mono Nordic Contemplates New Building
  7. Control of Noxious Weeds on Town Lands
  8. Purple Hill Road Reconstruction
  9. Town to Investigate Active Transportation
  10. 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
  5. Rosemont Fire Board 2018 Budget Approved
  6. Donation Requests
  7. Street Sweeping to Commence 3 Weeks Early
  8. 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
  5. Mono to host 2018 Corbetton Church Christmas Concert
  6. Council Addresses MC2 Concern Regarding Staff Levels
  7. Radon Test Results In
  8. 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
  4. Notice of Refusal of Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications
  5. 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
  4. Lack of snow not an issue at Winterfest
  5. 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
  4. Spring Town Hall Meeting
  5. 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
  5. Town Reaches an Agreement Regarding Maplehurst House
  6. Dog Kennel License Application
  7. 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
  4. Mono Pollinator Garden Update
  5. 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
  4. Idling Bylaw
  5. Draft Budget

October 24, 2017

In this issue

  1. Fieldstone Residents Noise Complaint
  2. Dufferin Community Foundation Donation
  3. 2018 Salary Adjustments
  4. Departmental Business Plans
  5. 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
  5. Mono Landfill will not Open for Brush this Fall
  6. New Service Station and Retail Store
  7. 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
  5. Dufferin Northern Peel Angler’s & Hunters
  6. 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
  5. Update on Purple Hill Park
  6. NVCA Application for National Disaster Mitigation Program Funding
  7. 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
  5. Town to move forward on Greenwood Aggregates Application
  6. Island Lake Drinking Water System Inspection Report
  7. 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
  5. NEC Hearing Costs
  6. Flood Status Report
  7. New Shelburne Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief
  8. Rabies Update

June 27, 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
  6. Proposed Bike Park at Mono Centre Park
  7. Outdoor Liquor Licence Application
  8. TD Canada Trust Tree Planting Grant
  9. Outcome of the Greenwood Aggregates OMB Hearing

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
  6. Proposed Bike Park at Mono Centre Park
  7. Outdoor Liquor Licence Application
  8. TD Canada Trust Tree Planting Grant
  9. 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
  5. Shelburne Library Receives Award
  6. 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
  5. 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
  5. Mono's Going Social
  6. Rental Subsidy Request
  7. 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
  5. Donation Requests
  6. Municipal Drinking Water System Report
  7. Shelburne & Rosemont Fire Department Budgets Approved
  8. 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
  5. Public Works Tenders
  6. 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
  5. Council Approves Natural Heritage Strategy Terms of Reference
  6. Credit Valley Conservation Report
  7. 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
  5. 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
  5. Provincial Plans Update
  6. Request by Watermark Residents for Rental Subsidy
  7. 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
  5. Town is eligible for Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) Grant
  6. Temporary Lane Restrictions - 1st Line EHS
  7. 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
  5. County of Dufferin Provincial Coordinated Land Use Planning Review
  6. 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
  5. Proposed Aggregate Pit
  6. Anglers and Hunters Property Fill Project Update
  7. 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
  5. Rabies Update

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21 April

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 , who spoheatus ofhi-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.

28 October

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

The Town used 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.

25 March

The Director of Public Works Michael Dunmore gave a presentation on water quality; and Mono resident John Ito and Bo Cheyne from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health spoke about the health risks of radon gas accumulating in buildings including people's homes. The presentations were followed by an open forum.

Town Hall Meeting Questions and Responses

The waste water system has been operational for 2 years. With the delay in closings of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Fieldstone site, has the council reviewed the operating costs and provided an update to the residents regarding the excessive flat rate fee for waste water.
The applicant is actually ahead of schedule on completion of the development. The Town has committed to completing a review of the fees for the system when build-out is complete and operational costs are better established

If ever there was a constant drought for our area, and the wells of Orangeville became extremely low, would the solution be for the Town of Orangeville to truck in water to replenish the wells? After last year's drought, and not that much snow this winter, we're both concerned about the long term effects of water usage and the growing population using the resources up more and more.
Neither the Town of Mono nor the Town of Orangeville had any short term effects on their municipal water supplies last year, even during the drought conditions. If the Town of Orangeville systems were stressed, it would be expected that the Mono systems would also be stressed. If necessary, the Towns would implement water conservation techniques, ranging initially from voluntary usage restrictions to mandatory water bans if problems persist. Importation from other sources (e.g. areas where drought is not occurring, lake based sources) would be a last resort option.

I realize that the County deals with housing yet I'm wondering what we can do as a town to support reasonable housing given the extreme cost of housing (both ownership and most rentals) in our time. I'm thinking especially about those who are single and young. Are there bylaws we can look at to allow for example, tiny homes on properties that cannot be severed? Is there land where there could be some co-housing built that is geared to income? Can we think creatively in a way that is environmentally responsible and allows for more people to have a home?
Affordable housing is a problem that extends beyond municipal boundaries. It has been recently addressed in the Federal Budget this week, and must be addressed by all levels of governments. With the significant land prices in Mono and without available development land on full water and sewer services it is difficult for Mono to realistically provide affordable housing as set out by the Province.

Will the Town of Mono provide locking blue boxes to prevent recyclables blowing in the neighborhood?
Mayor Ryan advised that the garbage matter would be referred back to County Waste Management.

Will the Town enforce bylaws against Brookfield for blowing debris?
The Town will contact Brookfield to monitor clean up on the property and stormwater management ponds.

Can the Town develop "kiddie parks" in the Brookfield community?
CAO Mark Early advised that both major residential areas were developed with larger regional style parks and that the Town had no plans to build smaller parks in the area.

Will the Town support the Township of Mulmur's resolution to prohibit the trial of motorized vehicles in County forests?
Mayor Ryan advised that she did not feel that the trial of motorized vehicles would be moving forward.

Can the Town utilize the Strategic Plan 3 E's to discourage or prohibit unwanted development proposals?
CAO Mark Early advised that municipalities must process all applications; however, he is looking at a standardized report to Council which would take into account the 3 E's to assist Council in its deliberations.

Will the Town be providing the costs of the Cox, Singer and Greenwood hearings and/or applications?
Mayor Ryan noted that the cost of the Cox Normal Farm Practices Protection Board hearing was already reported to Council, that the Singer matter is currently awaiting a decision, and that the Greenwood costs will be borne by the applicant during the planning process.

Why did Council object to the Singer application? Mayor Ryan stated that Council objected because the application lacked clarity and was not supported by neighbours due to noise and environmental concerns.

Is the Town aware of fill being moved onto the Greenwood Aggregate proposal property?
This was the first time the Town had heard this concern. A neighbour indicated that it is manure being brought onto the land for agricultural use.

Please provide an update on the status of the Greenwood Aggregates application including any responses to any of the objection letters.The letters have been filed with MNR under the Aggregates Resources Act and the applicant (Greenwood) has up to 2 years to resolve the concerns.

I would like to enquire about the issue of dust, speeding & safety on 25 Sideroad.
The speeding and safety issue will be forwarded to the police services board.

Is Council putting pressure on the County to have Mono Centre Road re-paved?Those works are in the 2017 County budget.

12 November

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

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 to 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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