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Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted to News & Notices on May 1, 2016

Emergency Preparedness (EP) Week is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This year Emergency Preparedness Week is being celebrated May 1st through 7th, 2016. This national event is an opportunity for the Municipality of Highlands East to remind residents to plan for emergencies. There are three simple steps to help plan for emergencies:

  • Know the hazards/risks in your area;
  • Make a plan to protect your family in the event of emergency; and
  • Get an emergency kit so you and your family are self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Emergencies can happen at any time and your best defense is to be prepared. Emergency Preparedness Week helps raise awareness about how to prepare for an emergency and how to keep your family safe in a crisis. It also helps to create safer communities by encouraging residents to remember those who may be vulnerable or unable to support themselves during an emergency, including family, friends and neighbours.

For more information visit www.getprepared.gc.ca

Spring Cemetery Clean Up

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 29, 2016
Cemetery Cleanup Day

Clean up will start in early May at the following cemetery sites:

  • McCillvray Cemetery
  • Deer Lake Cemetery
  • South Wilberforce Cemetery
  • Gooderham Cemetery
  • Essonville Cemetery & Heritage Church
  • Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery

Please recognize that clean up is subject to weather as well a burial services that may need to be performed. For additional information and enquiries, please contact the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981.

Notice Regarding Gooderham Post Office

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 27, 2016

Council of the Municipality of Highlands East would like to advise you that Canada Post has been provided notice of our intent to terminate our Canada Post Dealership Agreement for the Gooderham Post Office.

The municipality wants it made very clear that they are not interested in Gooderham losing a Post Office. However, we are following proper procedure to investigate our options.

A process must be followed, and Canada Post will be approaching local businesses for a suitable location in the area. A municipally operated Post Office is not a common practice, and this could provide an economic benefit to a local business.

Council will continue a vested interest until a suitable location is determined. Further information will be provided when available.

Please contact Council or Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer to assist with any questions and concerns you may have.

Sincerely,
Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East.

Aggregate Supply Tender T02/16

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 26, 2016

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting Tenders for the Supply of Aggregate.

  • 3000 Tonnes Quarried Granular “M”
  • 6500 Tonnes Granular “M”
  • 2000 Tonnes Granular B, Type II

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Tender 2016-04-PR for Wilberforce Curling Club Mechanical Room

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 18, 2016

Sealed tenders for a 16' x 20' Mechanical Room for the Wilberforce Curling Club will be called, received, evaluated, accepted and processed in accordance with the Municipality’s Purchasing and Tendering Procedures and will close Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 1:00PM. Tenders on the prescribed Tender Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such shall be received by Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at the following address:                   

The Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, P.O. Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Jim Alden, Property Supervisor

For more details, please download the Tender Document below.

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Tender T-2016-01 for Water Services Replacement in Cardiff

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 18, 2016

Sealed tenders, clearly marked as to content, shall be received by the Municipality of Highlands East before 2:00PM local time on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Major items include 255 IPEX Blue904 water service connections (255 service lines) including roadway, boulevard and driveway restoration.  

A Mandatory Site Meeting has been scheduled for 10:00AM on April 27, 2016 at the Cardiff Municipal Office at 2778 Monck Road / Highway 118.

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Lifeguards Wanted

Posted to News & Notices on Apr 8, 2016

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting applications for the following positions at the Cardiff Pool:

  • Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Assistant Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Shiftguard
  • Junior Lifeguard

Qualifications Needed: 

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Possess current Bronze Cross certificate
  • Possess current First Aid certificate with “CPR” C
  • Swim Instructors need to posses the Red Cross WSI Certification & the Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor Certification
  • Assistant Instructors need to posses the Red Cross Assistant WSI Certification
  • Possession of current NLS certificate for Pool is required for the Shiftguard and would be an asset for the Junior Lifeguard
  • Must have reliable transportation to the Cardiff Pool and Gooderham and Wilbermere Beaches as required.

Applicants are to state the position they are applying for as well as state qualifications and supply proof of the same.

Please apply in writing before April 30th, 2016

Glen Covert, Environmental Supervisor
PO Box 160
Cardiff, Ontario, K0L 1M0
Phone: 1-613-339-2442
Fax: 1-613-339-1028
Email: gcovert@highlandseast.ca 

Wilberforce Clinic Dates for April and May 2016

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 31, 2016

Bancroft Family Health Team Doctor will be available at the Wilberforce Clinic at 2165 Loop Road in Wilberforce on the following dates in April and May:

  • Thursday, April 7th from 10AM to 2PM

  • Tuesday, April 19th from 11AM to 3PM 

  • Tuesday, May 10th from 11AM to 3PM

  • Thursday, May 19th from 10AM to 2PM

Booked appointments are preferred, please call 613-332-1565 Ext. 220 or 233 to make an appointment or for further information.

The clinic is available to anyone with a valid Health Card. You do not have to be a patient of the Bancroft Family Health Team. Patients must bring their health card to every appointment.

Highlands East Culture and Heritage Project

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 29, 2016

Thanks to a New Horizons for Seniors Grant, two websites have been created and populated with local historical and cultural data and are now accessible via the Municipality of Highlands East website's Explore menu. 

Cultural Maps
A website of cultural and historical maps including historic sites, settlers and veterans of the community accessible directly by typing culturalmaps.highlandseast.ca into your web browser.

Photos and information can be submitted by emailing it to culturalmaps@highlandseast.ca.

Settlers Family Tree
A giant community family tree, featuring local family history including photos of settlers, tombstones and family documents accessible directly by typing settlers.highlandseast.ca into your web browser.

Submit your information by emailing familytree@highlandseast.ca.

Get Involved

If you have photos and memorabilia that tell a story of the history of the townships that make up the Municipality or if you can tell us abour your ancestors that settled here then you can help build cultural maps and expand the family tree.

The Haliburton County Public Library is enthusiastic in its support of the project and the project volunteers will be at the four branches in the Municipality of Highlands East to host introductory sessions on the project during the month of April. Please come and share information and photographs of your local ancestors and history. 

Gooderham Branch: Saturday, April 9th from 10AM to 12PM
Wilberforce Branch: Saturday, April 16th from 10AM to 1PM
Highland Grove Branch: Saturday, April 23rd from 12PM to 3PM
Cardiff Branch: Saturday, April 30th from 10AM to 1PM

About the Project

Work on the project is continuing and can be done remotely, with the ability for seniors and other volunteers to contribute from home, the library or to visit other seniors in their homes to gather information, scan photos and documents and photograph historical artifacts.

These projects have been funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Program with support from the Municipality of Highlands East.

Seniors Transportation Services Now Available in Haliburton County

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 22, 2016
Photo of Mercedes Van

Seniors with or without disabilities living in Carnarvon, West Guilford, Eagle Lake, Gooderham, Tory Hill, Harcourt and Wilberforce in need of transportation can take advantage of the Haliburton Health Services' new, fully accessible Mercedes-Benz Passenger Van.

Transportation services are being offerred Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information please call 705-457-2941 ext. 2929 and ask for "Guy"!

Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Minutes for Council Meeting on April 25, 2016
2016.04.25_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on April 25, 2016
2016.04.25_agenda.pdf
2016.04.25_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 29, 2016
2016.03.29_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on March 29, 2016
2016.03.29_agenda.pdf
2016.03.29_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 21, 2016
2016.03.21_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 14, 2016
2016.03.14_minutes.pdf
Agenda for Special Meeting of Council on March 21, 2016
2016.03.21_agenda.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on March 14, 2016
2016.03.14_agenda.pdf
2016.03.14_documents.zip
Minutes for Trails Committee on February 17, 2016
2016.02.17_trails_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 16, 2016
2016.02.16_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on February 11, 2016
2016.02.11_minutes_environment_committee.pdf
Agenda for Council Meeting on February 16, 2016
2016.02.16_agenda.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on February 8, 2016
2016.02.08_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on February 10, 2016
2016.02.10_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on February 4, 2016
2016.02.04_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on February 8, 2016
2016.02.08_agenda.pdf
2016.02.08_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on January 25, 2016
2016.01.25_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on January 20, 2016
2016.01.20_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Council Meeting on January 25, 2016
2016.01.25_agenda.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on January 11, 2016
2016.01.11_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on January 14, 2016
2016.01.14_minutes_environment_committee.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on January 13, 2016
2016.01.13_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on January 7, 2016
2016.01.07_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee on January 6, 2016
2016.01.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on January 11, 2016
2016.01.11_agenda.pdf
2016.01.11_documents.zip