Mono Council hears from Multicultural Foundation, discusses parking issues

May 26, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Peter Richardson

Mono Council met Tuesday (May 24) and heard a presentation from Althea Alli on the Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation (DCMF), which this February became a registered non-profit foundation.

Ali outlined the history of DCMF, which held their first event in 2018 and has held one each year subsequently. She asked Council to support the DCMF with a donation of $250 and to declare June 27th as Multicultural Day in the Town of Mono.

Mayor John Creelman said Council would be amenable to the proposal but as donations were to be discussed later in the meeting, he would leave the donation to the Council’s discretion.

He said he felt the declaration would certainly be possible.

Later in the meeting Mono Council had a discussion about parking issues at Island Lake and approved a motion to order signs outlining the parking restrictions at Island Lake Family Park, Blue Heron Drive and Purple Hill Park.

The issuing of parking permits for allowing residents to park was tabled pending the results of the signage on the matter of the parking at these areas by non-residents seeking free entrance to CVC lands.

Meanwhile, Mono Council passed the Draft Borrowing Bylaw, allowing for the potential borrowing of funds for the Town, as well as one for the removal of a home from the Historical Registry.

Regarding the Registry, Council approved the appointment of Christine Baker to the Heritage Advisory Committee as well.

Council then began discussions on their donation requests. Council this year had set aside $10,600 in the 2022 budget for community donations. Council chose to award $8,355 at this time. Recipients of the funds included Headwaters Hospital, Hockley Community Hall and Church, Shelburne Agricultural Society and the DCMF were some of the recipients.

Mike Dunsmore spoke to the purchase of the new pick-up truck for Mono’s public works department. He recommended that Council purchase a Chevrolet Silverado form Royal Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.

It was noted that the electric option is being pushed further and further into the future.

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