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Notice of Public Consultation Regarding East Irondale Bridge Replacement

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 23, 2015

The Municipality of Highlands East has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the replacement of the East Irondale Bridge located on Irondale Road, approximately 20m north of the Contau Lake Road. The existing single span, steel pony truss bridge is nearing the end of its lifespan and the Municipality has commenced the planning process for its replacement in 2016.

A public consultation regarding the project and this process will be held at the Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre at 1043 Community Centre Road in Gooderham on Tuesday, August 11th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

Please download the full notice below for more information.

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Explore the Highlands East Art Tour on August 8th-9th and August 15th-16th

Posted to Events on Jul 23, 2015
Painting by Chuck Lewis

A quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery and the quaint communities of Irondale, Gooderham, Tory Hill, Wilberforce, Paudash and Harcourt. Step inside each studio to view the demos and creative works of art inspired by the beautiful lakes and hills of Highlands East.

Mark your calendar for two memorable weekends (August 8 - 9 and August 15 - 16) in rural Ontario!

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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jul 22, 2015

Update: Evening Lessons

Evening lessons will run at the Wilbermere Beach from August 10th through August 22nd if a minimum of 12 children are registered. Lessons will run from 5PM to 8PM. Please contact the Cardiff office at 613-339-2442 or read more below for downloads, schedules and further information.

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Notice of Public Workshops regarding Zoning By-Law Updates

Posted to By-Law, Downloads, News & Notices, Services, Zoning By-Law on Jul 20, 2015

Council for the Municipality of Highlands East has initiated a work program to update its Zoning By-Law. A Zoning By-Law is a regulatory document that establishes land use categories, land use permissions and regulations for the use of buildings and structures. The current Zoning By-law for the Municipality was last updated in 2008. The update will address amongst other matters, conformity with the recently updated Official Plan, shoreline development and redevelopment and methods of addressing housing affordability.

Interested members of the public are welcome to attend one of three informal open houses with the Municipality’s land use planner to learn more about this important community project. The Open Houses will be held on:

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Lloyd Watson Community Centre
2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce 

Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon
Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre
1043 Community Centre Road, Gooderham 

Friday, August 21st, 2015 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Cardiff Community Centre
2747 Monck Road, Cardiff

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Cemetery Decoration Days this summer in Highlands East

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 15, 2015

Cemetery decoration days are being held throughout Highlands East at the following locations and dates:

  • Friday, August 2, 2015 at the South Wilberforce Cemetery beginning at 2:00PM
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Gooderham Cemetery all day.
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Essonville Cemetery beginning at 2:00PM

Off Road Vehicle By-Law 2015-39

Posted to By-Law, News & Notices, Services on Jul 14, 2015
ATV Trail

On July 13, 2015 Highlands East Council passed By-Law 2015-39 permitting ATVs, two-ups and side by sides on the shoulder of all Municipal Roads.

The by-law is available for download below as well as an FAQ and Smart Ride-Safe Ride brochure.

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Position Available: Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 8, 2015

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking a Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer. 

Resume and covering letter should be submitted to Brittany Ellis, Executive Assistant to the CAO/Treasurer, bellis@highlandseast.ca by no later than August 7th, 2015 at 4:00PM.

To further explore this position, continue reading our job ad that follows and please download a detailed job description.

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2015 Budget

Posted to Budgets, Downloads on Jun 30, 2015

On August 7th and 8th there's something for everyone at the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair!

Posted to Events on Jun 29, 2015

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 7th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 8th. Admission on Friday night is FREE. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit WilberforceFair.com or visit the Facebook page.

Pony Pull at the Wilberforce Fair

Join us for an authentic country fair with Friday night events that include spaghetti supper, children’s dog show, ball hockey & pony pull and on Saturday start the day with a pancake breakfast followed by the rest of the days' events that include a live band, horse drawn wagon rides, dunk tank, pedal tractor pull, horse draw, petting zoo, rabbits, kid’s world activities, frog show, nail driving competition, chainsaw carving, homecraft display, rope making, sweet auction and much more.  

Have 110kms of fun with the HATVA/Wilberforce Curling Club Poker Run

Posted to Events on Jun 1, 2015

Come ride over 100km of mapped trails in Highlands East and support the Curling Club and its Children’s Programs. Enjoy a day long ride on Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00AM to 4:30PM with supervising trail guides on a trail system that is suitable for all levels of riders; Expert, Intermediate and Beginner.

The event will be hosted at the Wilberforce Curling Club on the corner of the Essonville Line and Loop Road behind the Fire Hall in Wilberforce. Registration begins at 7:00AM with a Hot Breakfast  served from 7:30AM to  8:45AM and the ride begins at 9:00AM. Pack a lunch for the ride and a hot dinner will follow the ride beginning around 5:00PM.

There will be a hose off station provided once again by the Highlands East Fire Department for your ATVs (by donation) that you can take advantage of after a fun day on the trails.  There will be cash prizes for the top three hands, along with a prize table for everyone to have a chance to win.

HATVA will waive the trail pass for this event, side by side and two-ups are also allowed at a cost of $70.00 per ATV plus $15.00 for additional riders.  Advance notification is recommended to ensure adequate space and food is available.

Pre-register by July 31st, 2015, send your cheque payable to the Wilberforce Curling Club at PO Box 295, Wilberforce, Ontario, K0L3C0 and receive a $5.00 discount per ATV.

For more information; call Darrell at (705) 447-0197 or email: wilberforcecurling@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Minutes for Council Meeting on July 13, 2015
2015.07.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 22, 2015
2015.06.22_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 8, 2015
2015.06.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on June 11, 2015
2015.06.11_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on June 10, 2015
2015.06.10_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on June 9, 2015
2015.06.09_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on June 4, 2015
2015.06.04_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on June 2, 2015
2015.06.02_minutes_economic_development_and_business.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 25, 2015
2015.05.25_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 11, 2015
2015.05.11_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 27, 2015
2015.04.27_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 15, 2015
2015.04.15_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 13, 2015
2015.04.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 9, 2015
2015.04.09_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 8, 2015
2015.04.08_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on April 7, 2015
2015.04.07_economic_development_and_business.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on April 2, 2015
2015.04.02_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on April 1, 2015
2015.04.01_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 23, 2015
2015.03.23_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on March 12, 2014
2015.03.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on March 11, 2015
2015.03.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 9, 2015
2015.03.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on March 5, 2015
2015.03.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on March 4, 2015
2015.03.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 27, 2015
2015.02.27_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on February 12, 2015
2015.02.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 9, 2015
2015.02.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on February 5, 2015
2015.02.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on February 4, 2015
2015.02.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on February 3, 2015
2015.02.03_minutes_economic_development_and_business.pdf