Notice of Motion

Mono Council

Traffic Light Synchronization - Tuesday April 9, 2019

Whereas traffic light synchronization has an impact on traffic flow and potentially reduces unnecessary idling at signalized intersections;

And whereas approaches to Orangeville and within Orangeville involve multiple signalized intersections in different jurisdictions as well as MTO;

And whereas there is currently no indication of coordinated synchronization of these traffic signals;

Therefore be it resolved that Mono will support and participate in efforts with Orangeville, Dufferin County and MTO to identify and resolve issues of traffic light synchronization so that traffic moves more efficiently at the posted speed limit while minimizing unnecessary stops at intersections due to lack of synchronization.

Rebranding Mono’s Municipal Office as ‘Town Hall’ - Tuesday March 26, 2019

(Passed)

Whereas a Town Hall is defined as ‘a building in which local government officials and employees work and in which public meetings may be held’;

And whereas 347209 Mono Centre Road (Dufferin Road 8) currently known as Mono’s ‘Municipal Office’ is a building in which local government officials and employees work and in which public meetings including council meetings are held;

And whereas many if not most municipalities use the terms Town Hall or City Hall to describe the public building that houses municipal administration as well as council chambers;

Therefore be it resolved that Mono’s Municipal Office hence forth be referred to as Mono’s Town Hall;

And that our Internet presences - web page, Twitter and Facebook be updated accordingly;

And that materials referencing this location as the Municipal Office, created in the normal course of council or municipal business, henceforth refer to Town Hall;

And that print materials and signage be updated as practical, in other words, when due for replacement, reorder or as provided for within the approved budget;

Mono Internet Task Force - February 26, 2019

(Passed)

WHEREAS many residents of the Town of Mono lack consistent high speed and dependable Internet service;

AND WHEREAS there are too few competitive and affordable Internet options available to Mono residents, especially those who live in rural parts of the Town;

AND WHEREAS unavailability of high speed and dependable Internet affects resident in many ways, for example, frustrating the creation and/or operation of home businesses, discouraging people from moving to underserved parts of Mono and generally disadvantaging rural residents;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Mono establish a Task Force on Inter Service and that;

  1. Its size and composition be determined by Council on February 26;

  2. Recruitment of members be done through the Town's website commencing no later than March 1st with the view to making appointments at the March 12th meeting of Council;

AND THAT an organizational meeting of the Task Force occur no later than March 20th.

Town of Mono Appointment Process - January 8, 2019

(Partly adopted)

Whereas a municipally’s commitment to citizen engagement is in part measured by its success in recruiting residents to sit on committees both internal and external to the municipality;

Be it resolve that staff bring forward a revised Standing Citizen Advisory Committee Policy that;

-incorporates external appointments e.g. fire and recreation boards and conservation authorities and any other external bodies;

-includes a list of all internal and external appointments and whether appointees can be residents or must, by statute or bylaw, be Council members;

-that indicates the term and conditions (if any) of such appointments;

-confirms that all resident appointments are made from names submitted through Mono’s Citizen Resource Register;

-sets forth a timetable and process for reviewing committee membership and appointments especially insofar as incoming Councils are concerned.

Letter to the Province regarding Provincial Highways in Mono - January 8, 2019

(Letter sent)

Whereas the Town of Mono has numerous issues with Provincial highways that transect its boundaries;

And Whereas those Provincial highway issues include, but are not limited to;

-signalization at Highway 10 and Mono Centre Road and Second Line and Highway 9;

 -the failure to fully 4 lane Highway 10 from Orangeville to Highway 89 

-the unsafe reduction of west bound lanes on Highway 9 west of First Line Mono;

-the long overdue replacement of energy inefficient and light polluting ‘cobra head’ lighting on Highway 9 east of Highway 10 and elsewhere on provincial highways within the Town;

Be it resolved that Mono staff produce a letter to be approved of by Council and signed by the Mayor to be send to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and MPP on behalf of the Town of Mono outlining our road safety, upgrade concerns and requests.


Council Meetings in the Community - January 8, 2019

Whereas Mono Council has expressed a wish to hold meetings throughout the Town in furtherance of engaging citizens;

And whereas the Town has a history of holding both Council meetings and Town Hall meetings in different parts of the community;

Be it resolved that staff identify four night time Council meetings in 2019 that could be held at Monora, Hockley Village or elsewhere in Mono

And report back to Council with a proposed schedule on February 26, 2019.

Business Centre - December 4, 2018

(Up and running)

Whereas much of the Town of Mono does not have adequate Internet speed or reliability;And whereas access to the Internet for most of Mono is expensive and choice of providers limited;

And whereas many residents of Mono who operate businesses from home have an immediate need for high speed Internet access that is reliable and affordable;

Be it resolved that:

  1. Mono establish a Business Centre/Workstation(s) at the Municipal Office or other Town facility where residents can access the Internet.

  2.  Town staff prepare recommendations for Council with regard to its location and operation and that such recommendations be considered by Council on January 22.

    Explanation:

    The Business Centre/Workstation(s) is envisaged at its simplest of a desk, chair, electrical outlet and ethernet jack. An actual computer would be a plus but not necessary if users bring their own laptops.

    Use should be subject an undertaking not to access inappropriate sites and limited to specific durations. 

The purpose is to give residents access to the highest Internet speed possible primarily to download/upload large files and to permit video conferencing.

Policing - December 4, 2018 (Passed as amended January 8, 2019)

Whereas speeding and infractions of the Highway Traffic Act and of the Criminal Code are of concern to many residents of Mono;

And Whereas Mono contracts for police services with the OPP;

And Whereas the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice sets fines under the Highway Traffic Act and most speeding fines have remained unchanged for over 15 years;

Be it Resolved that Council establish a Task Force including members of the public, the OPP, Police Services Board and members of Council to examine the following:

Whether we currently have adequate police resources under the contract with the OPP and if not, how should we provide for additional resources.

Mono’s road and community safety issues as high priority, assessing and  recommending specific solutions and how we can work with appropriate bodies to effect improvements.

And whether Mono should petition the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice to increase Set Fines for speeding and other Highway Traffic Act infractions and seek broader municipal and provincial support for this proposition. 

And that this Task Force report back to the March 12th meeting of Council.

Explanation:

It is anticipated that composition include all members of the police services board, a representative of Dufferin OPP, at least two members of the public and Council as well as support staff.

Broadcast of Mono Council Meetings - December 4, 2018

(On its way to implementation)

Whereas the Town of Mono encourages citizen engagement and transparency of Council business;

And whereas YouTube hosts municipal channels and proceedings of councils and committee meetings;

And whereas a single fixed camera can record proceedings of a council together with a good sound system e.g. Kirkland Lake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s765tOv_QBU

And whereas this approach is probably the most cost effective means of broadcasting municipal council meetings;

Be it resolved that Town of Mono staff investigate the practicality and cost of establishing a Mono YouTube channel that, among other things, would be used to broadcast council and possibility committee meetings reporting back in February. 

Dufferin County Council

Traffic Light Synchronization - Will be table Thursday April 11, 2019

Whereas traffic light synchronization has an impact on traffic flow and potentially reduces unnecessary idling at signalized intersections;

And whereas approaches to Orangeville and within Orangeville involve multiple signalized intersections in different jurisdictions as well as MTO;

And whereas there is currently no indication of coordinated synchronization of these traffic signals;

Therefore be it resolved that Dufferin County will support and participate in efforts with Mono, Orangeville and MTO to identify and resolve issues of traffic light synchronization so that traffic moves more efficiently at the posted speed limit while minimizing unnecessary stops at intersections due to lack of synchronization.

Hydro One Forestry Practices - March 14, 2019

Whereas Dufferin County and neighbouring municipalities experienced two 

significant power outages within a two week period impacting thousands of 

HydroOne customers;

And whereas these outages have been attributed by HydroOne to ‘severe weather’ 

and ‘galloping power lines’ due to high winds;

And whereas there may also be issues with trees and branches in proximity to 

power lines;

Be it resolved that County staff contact HydroOne to determine the extent to 

which power outages affecting Dufferin residents and businesses are being caused 

by trees and branches and whether better forestry practices would reduce the 

number of local power outages.


Administrative Penalties - February 14, 2019

(Under investigation)

Whereas the Municipal Act provides for Administrative Penalties (AMPS) as an alternative to the POA Court stream for parking tickets and municipal by law charges;

And whereas AMPS has proven to be an efficient, cost effective means of dealing with parking and by law infractions;

And whereas an AMPS process is best established for multiple municipalities to achieve an economy of scale;

Be it resolved that General Government Services Committee of County Council investigate the possibility of implementing an Administrative Penalties scheme for both itself and on behalf of Dufferin County’s local tier municipalities.


Broadcast of Dufferin Council Meetings - December 4, 2018

(Under investigation)

Update: County Council voted to explore the possibility of moving council meetings to the Orangeville Town Hall council chamber to facilitate broadcast of meetings and to address space issues in our current location.

Whereas the County of Dufferin encourages citizen engagement and transparency of Council business;

And whereas YouTube hosts municipal channels and proceedings of councils and committee meetings;

And whereas a single fixed camera can record proceedings of a council together with a good sound system e.g. Town of Orangeville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCS0sPnCnf8

And whereas this approach is probably the most cost effective means of broadcasting municipal council meetings;

Be it resolved that Dufferin County staff investigate the practicality and cost of establishing a Dufferin County YouTube channel that, among other things, would be used to broadcast council and possibility committee meetings reporting back through General Government Services Committee to Dufferin Council in February.