Rabies Prevention

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Rabies management in Ontario

Rabies response and prevention in Ontario is a joint effort involving members of the public, Public Health, veterinarians, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

Rabies control in wildlife

In response to confirmed cases of rabies, as well as part of planned operations, the Ontario government distributes baits for foxes, raccoons and skunks to eat. The bait contains a small package filled with a rabies vaccine that is absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This is called oral rabies vaccination.

Ontario has reduced the number of wildlife related rabies cases in the province by more than 99% since rabies control programs began. The number of rabid fox cases has dropped significantly over the past couple of decades. Raccoons can pick up various strains of rabies, but they are most susceptible to the raccoon strain. Until cases were found in December, 2015, Ontario had been free of raccoon strain rabies since 2005. Skunks primarily carry the Ontario fox strain. The last rabid skunk was reported in the province in 2012. In early 2016, there was one bovine rabies case confirmed in southern Ontario. This is the first domestic case in the province since 2013. There were 18 rabid bats reported in Ontario in 2014. As bats in Canada are insectivores, no efficient way of vaccinating them has yet been found.

Wildlife Surveillance & Control

In December 2015, rabies vaccine baiting took place in response to the positive raccoon rabies cases in the Hamilton area. By March 2016 there were 70 raccoon and 1 fox confirmed as having rabies and by July 2016 there where 141 confirmed raccoon rabies, mostly in and around Hamilton. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has undertaken a mass vaccination program, air dropping 220,000 baits that contain the oral rabies vaccine. As of July 2016, the surveillance and control zones did not include Dufferin County; however, both Peel and Wellington were within these zones.

Wildlife Surveillance & Control Map

Updates

July 2017 | Dufferin County Rabies Brief

November 2016 | Dufferin County Rabies Brief

July 2016 | Dufferin County Rabies Brief


Your roll in prevention

Pet owners are reminded that they are legally required to have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. Additionally, livestock owners must ensure that horses, cattle and sheep are vaccinated if the animals have contact with anyone other than their regular caretakers (i.e. horses that go to competitions, livestock that go to fairs).

Who to call in event of exposure

In the event of human exposure to rabies, you should contact your local Public Health Unit. In Mono that is Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

If you suspect that a domestic animal has been exposed to rabies, and the situation does not involve human exposure to rabies, you should contact your local veterinarian. Veterinarians can call the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 877‑424‑1300 or by email:
ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

For wildlife, call the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Rabies Hotline at 888‑574‑6656. If a sick or injured bat is found, consider contacting the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC).

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COMMITMENT

Declaration of Commitment

Council Resolution: We will allocate the necessary resources to develop and implement a strategic energy management plan that will reduce our energy consumption and its related environmental impact.

Vision

We exercise stewardship in our use of finite energy resources to demonstrate leadership, optimize our delivery of services, and enhance the overall quality of life in our community.

Policy

We will incorporate energy efficiency into all areas of our activity including our organizational and human resources management procedures, procurement practices, financial management and investment decisions, and facility operations and maintenance.

Goals

To continuously improve the energy efficiency of our facilities and processes in order to reduce our operating costs, our energy consumption and the concomitant greenhouse gas emissions.

Overall Target

We will reduce our consumption of fuels and electricity in all municipal operations each year between now and 2020.

Objectives

  1. To implement energy audits on all municipal facilities during the next five years;
  2. To convert all lighting in town facilities, parking lots and street lighting to LED. This conversion began in 2012 with the Municipal Office Building.

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ORGANIZATIONAL UNDERSTANDING

Municipal Energy Needs

We need reliable, low-cost, sustainable energy sources delivering energy to the most efficient facilities and energy-consuming technology feasible.

Stakeholder Needs

Internal stakeholders (Council, CAO, staff) need to be able to clearly communicate the corporate commitment to energy efficiency, and to develop the skills and knowledge required to implement energy management practices and measures. External stakeholders (the Province, community citizens and groups) need the municipality to be accountable for energy performance and to minimize the energy component of the costs of municipal services.

Municipal Energy Situation

Our assessment of organizational capacity for energy management with respect to energy policy; organizational structure; employee awareness, skills and knowledge; energy information management; communications; and investment practices indicates the following: The Town of Mono has pursued many measures to improve the energy efficiency of municipal equipment. Some of these measures include: Interior and exterior lighting upgrades at The town offices and Monora Park Pavillion Proposal to Council for conversion to LED street lighting Approved FIT project for solar photovoltaic applications at Town facilities. As the understanding of corporate energy consumption improves, staff will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. This improved understanding will also reveal how simple actions like commissioning and maintenance procedures can improve existing equipment efficiency.

How We Manage Energy Today

The management of energy consumption and the energy performance of our facilities and equipment are the responsibilities of: Finance (cost management), Works Department (maintenance), Department managers (operations), and the CAO for leadership.

Summary of Current Energy Consumption, Cost and GHGs

Summaries of energy consumption and greenhouse gas may be found in appendices to this plan.

Trends in Energy Consumption

Our energy consumption decreased due to efficiency created by upgrading our buildings with spray foam insulation, high efficiency furnaces and LED lighting retrofits. This trend will continue with additional upgrades and retrofits.

Summary of Current Technical Practices

Our assessment of operations and maintenance practices, facility and equipment condition, and energy performance indicators establishes the following priorities:

  1. Development of standard operating procedures incorporating energy efficiency optimization,
  2. Enhancement of preventative maintenance procedures,
  3. Continuation of our retrofit of lighting system in Mono Centre Community Centre in 2015,
  4. Implementation of the LED Street lighting conversion in 2014.

Renewable Energy Utilized or Planned

The Town of Mono aspires to show leadership in the promotion and development of renewable energy systems that are compatible with our asset management and land use planning objectives. As a result, we have applied for and received approval to develop a solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the municipal garage/shop building, subject to capacity of the adjoining street hydro system to take the resultant additional current. The town will consider possibilities for additional roof top installations on municipal buildings.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Links with other municipal plans

As an integral component of the management structure, the energy management plan is coordinated with the municipality's budget planning process, preventative maintenance plans, environmental management plan, and the overall asset management plan.

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STRUCTURE PLANNING

Staffing requirements and duties

We will incorporate energy efficiency into standard operating procedures and the knowledge requirements for operational jobs.

Consideration of energy efficiency for all projects

We will incorporate life cycle cost analysis into the design procedures for all capital projects.

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RESOURCES PLANNING

Energy Leader

We will clearly designate leadership and overall responsibility for corporate energy management.

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PROCUREMENT PLANNING

Consideration of energy efficiency for all projects

We will incorporate life cycle cost analysis into the design procedures for all capital projects.

Consideration of energy efficiency of acquired equipment

Our purchasing procedures will be modified as required to incorporate energy efficiency into the criteria for selection of materials and equipment.

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IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING

Building Standards

We will develop criteria for the design and/or acquisition of new buildings that include energy performance factors and that use as appropriate the principles embedded in performance standards such as LEED and the Model National Energy Code for Buildings.

Business Procedures

We will carry out a comprehensive review of all business processes and modify them as necessary in order to incorporate energy efficiency considerations.

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PROJECTS EXECUTION

Municipal Level

We will carry out the required development of business procedures and communication programs and implement them methodically according to the planned time lines within the resources constraints that apply.

Asset Level

We use department and facility energy team representatives to facilitate the implementation of facility level business procedures and communication initiatives, including energy performance reporting.

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REVIEW

Municipal Energy Plan Review

We will review and evaluate our energy plan, revising and updating it as necessary, on an annual basis within our corporate planning process.

Discussion of Progress

We will correlate our progress towards corporate goals and objectives, and update those goals and objectives accordingly.

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EVALUATION PROGRESS

Energy Consumption

Overall Target: We will reduce our overall municipal energy consumption (from all facilities and streetlights) by 5% from 2014 (based on baseline data) to 2019. The baseline was determined by averaging the annual consumption in ekWh for 2011 and 2012 for all facilities reported under Regulation 397/11 plus streetlights as they are such a significant energy consumer.

Green House Gas Emission

Governments at all levels are moving to address emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), in light of scientific evidence on how human activities are affecting the world's climate. For more information on the science, see http://www.ipcc.ch/. The combustion of fossil fuels in buildings is a major source of GHG emissions that fall under local government influence. Municipalities can lower emissions by improving energy efficiency of buildings and using more renewable energy. The Town of Mono is committed to both objectives through the development and implementation of this Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (CDM). We will continue to track and report on GHGs as part of our regular reporting on energy consumption and will evaluate progress in this area against our overall reduction target.

Cost

Summary of Current Energy Consumption, Cost and GHGs: The current energy usage by building is detailed in Appendix A. Our energy usage is updated monthly in the Energy Planning Tool (EPT) and reported annually to the Ministry of Energy.

Energy Consumption: We will review and evaluate our energy plan, revising and updating it as necessary, on an annual basis as based on the Energy Consumption Reports that are submitted to the Ministry of Energy on an annual basis as required under Regulation 397/11.

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APPENDICES

Appendix A – Projects

Description

Facility

Contact

Start

End

Status

Cost

Save (ekWh/yr)

Save ($)

ROI


LED Office Lighting

 

Municipal Office Building

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2013-01-01

2013-05-15

Complete [100%]

23400

21220

3183

7


Details




 


LED lighting for the Municipal Office Building.

LED Streetlight

Town of Mono Streetlights

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-01

2014-12-31

Complete [100%]

314000

153686

40000

7

Details

Retrofit streetlights from HID to LED technology

 

LED Lighting Upgrade

Monora Park Pavillion

Kim Perryman, Director of Recreation 

2014-01-02

2017-11-15

Complete [100%]

19485

26457

3969

4

Details

Convert lighting fixtures to LED.

 

LED Lighting Upgrade

Mono Community Centre

Kim Perryman, Director of Recreation

2015-01-02

2017-07-03

Complete [100%]

27930

32107

4816

5

Details

Convert lighting fixtures to LED.

 

LED Lighting Upgrade

Public Works Shop Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works 2013-08-05 2014-07-31 Complete [100%] 27500 27736 8000 3


Details



 


LED lighting upgrade for the Public Works Shop. 

Reinsulate office roof with spray foam


 

Municipal Office Building

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2013-05-01

2013-12-31

Complete [100%]

21000

77225

5745

4

Details

 

Reinsulate the Municipal Office Building with spray foam.

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED.

Monora Park Pavillion

Kim Perryman, Director of Recreation

2014-07-02

2014-12-31

Pending [25%]

3200

2896

1248

2

Details

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

 

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

Mono Community Centre

Kim Perryman, Director of Recreation

2014-07-02

2014-12-31

Pending [0%]

4500

4344

1872

2

Details

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

 

Install Solar Photo-voltaic Panels

Public Works Shop

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-02

2015-06-30

Complete [100%]

380000

0

0

0

Details

 

Install a 100 kw solar photo-voltaic panel system on the shop roof.

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Water Rates
  2016 2017 2018
  $5.00 flat rate per month
1-350 $2.03 $2.07 $2.11
351-500 $2.38 $2.43 $2.48
501-650 $2.58 $2.63 $2.68
651-800 $2.74 $2.79 $2.85
801-1,000 $2.91 $2.97 $3.03
1,001 & up $3.07 $3.13 $3.19

Director of Planning

David Trotman
519.941.3599, 230
Planning@townofmono.com

Mark Early

Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk
519.941.3599, 226
ClerksOffice@townofmono.com


Police Services Board
Provincial Appointee Don Sinclair
Council Representative John Creelman, Deputy Mayor
Secretary Cheyanne Hancock
Citizen Representative Mike Walker (Chair)

Mono Community Policing Committee

The Mono Community Policing Committee is run by volunteers who live and/or work in the Town of Mono and meets bimonthly to allow for feedback from committee members, individual residents, and the OPP Community Policing Officer. The committee also operates the Neighbourhood Watch program.

» Mono Community Policing website
» Mono Community Policing Facebook page

Fire Department Office Phone No.
Caledon Fire Department
(Mono Mills)
6000 Highway 9, Caledon
(905) 584-2272
Orangeville Fire Department
10 Dawson, Orangeville
(519) 941-3083
Rosemont District Fire Department 955716 7th Line, Rosemont (705) 435-3417
Shelburne District Fire Department 114 O'Flynn Street, Shelburne (519) 925-5111

Fire Protection Zones

» Fire Area Map (opens in new tab/window)

Use the above link to open a map where you can search by street address to determine which Fire Area you live in.

Call the Town Office at (519) 941-3599 if you are unsure which fire department serves your property.

Shelburne Fire Station

114 O'Flynn Street
Shelburne, ON L9V 2W9
519.925.5111
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Rosemont District Fire Department

955716 7 Line EHS
Mono, ON L9V 1C8
705.435.3417
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Orangeville Fire Department

10 Dawson Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 2W2
519.941.3083
» Map

Caledon Fire Station 8

6000 Hwy 9
Caledon, ON L9W 2Z2
905.584.2272
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Fire Services

Properties in the Town of Mono are served by one of four fire departments.

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Police Services

The Town of Mono is served by the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

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Item Fee More Info
Bingo Lottery Licence 3% of prize value » See AGCO Charitable Gaming website
Civic Marriage Ceremonies $250  
Community Centres $81 - $998 » See the Banquet Facilities for details about the town's two community centres.
» Rental Rates Information
Development Charges Residential: $10,311.93
Non-residential: $4.06 per square foot
» See Planning
Dog Tags Spayed/neutered
1st Dog: $15
2nd Dog: $30
3rd Dog: $40

Not Spayed/neutered
1st Dog: $20
2nd Dog: $40
3rd Dog: $40
Required annually. Animal control, including dog tags, is handled by the Orangeville branch of the OSPCA.
Ontario SPCA
Orangeville & District Branch
650 Riddle Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 5G5
» Dog license application
Dog tags can be purchased at any of the following locations:
Entrance Permit Residential: $100 + $300 deposit.
Commercial: $200 + $300 deposit
Deposits refunded upon completion of entrance in compliance with Town standards

» See Roads Department for more info.
Fire Permit No Charge Required annually.

» See Fire Bylaw for further details
» Fire Permit Application
Green Bins Replacements:
No charge
Additional bins:
$15 - curbside bin
$5 - kitchen catcher
You must return your broken bin to receive a free replacement. There is no charge to new residents for first set of bins

» See Waste Management for more info.
Lottery Licence See Bingo lottery licences above or contact the Town office at 519.941.3599 
Planning Department Minor Variance Application:
$250
Severance Application:
$500
Official Plan amendment:
Variable
Zoning compliance:
$75
Municipal Approval:
$60
» See Planning for more info.
Tax Certificate $80  
Tax Arrears 1 ¼% per month or part thereof. » See Treasury & Taxes for more info.
Water Compliance Letter $20  
Water meter final reading $20 Included in final billing

Director of Planning

David Trotman 
519.941.3599, 230
Planning@townofmono.com

Planning Assistant

Judy Kohne AMCT
519.941.3599, 224
judy.kohne@townofmono.com

347209 Mono Centre Road | Mono, ON L9W 6S3
Phone: (519) 941-3599 | Fax: (519) 941-9490  
Email: info@townofmono.com