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Explore the Highlands East Art Tour on August 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th

Posted to Events on Aug 3, 2017
Painting by Chuck Lewis

Discover the Artists of Highlands East with a quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery. Come out and see the original works and meet the talented artists and their guests in their studios.

In order to make your visit more enjoyable, visit the official website at www.highlandseastartour.com and plan your tour and mark your calendar for two memorable weekends (August 12 - 13 and August 19 - 20) in rural Ontario!

Three Ward 4 (Wilberforce Area) Volunteers Needed for Committees of Council

Posted to Committees, Council on Jul 27, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently accepting applications for two (2) volunteer positions for the Environment Committee and one (1) volunteer position for the Recreation & Culture Committee.

Details regarding these positions and the application process are available via the full ads downloadable below. Applications are due on or before August 16, 2017.

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Council Agendas, Minutes and Documents on CivicWeb

Posted to Agenda, Council, Meetings, News & Notices on Jul 27, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East, as of the August 2, 2017 Regular Council Meeting, will be joining other Municipalities in the County in the use of CivicWeb, an online portal for managing Council Meetings and associated documents.

A Schedule of Meetings, Search Function and the option to Subscribe to E-Updates are available at the Haliburton County CivicWeb Homepage.

A list of documents including Agendas and Minutes for Highlands East's Council Meetings can be viewed at the Highlands East Document Centre.

For more information and instructions on how to use CivicWeb, please visit the CivicWeb Help Page.

Agendas and Minutes for Committees of Council will temporarily continue to be posted to highlandseast.ca during this transition period and archived Agendas, Minutes and related Council Meeting documents for meetings prior to August 2, 2017 will remain available for download on highlandseast.ca

Cemetery Decoration Days

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 26, 2017

Cemetery Decoration Days are being held at the following locations:

  • South Wilberforce Cemetery Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Gooderham Cemetery Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Essonville Cemetery Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2PM

Lottery License Information

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Services on Jul 26, 2017

Definition of a Lottery Event:
A lottery event contains three (3) components: Consideration or Fee, Chance and Prize 


It is the responsibility of each applicant whose signature appears on the License Application and/or anyone who is taking responsibility for the conduct of the lottery event to read and fully understand the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's (AGCO) Terms and Conditions relating to the type of lottery scheme being conducted. (Terms and Conditions are available at the Municipality of Highlands East or on the AGCO website at: http://www.agco.on.ca/pdfs/en/terms_cond/4240_g.pdf

Type of Lottery Events: http://www.agco.on.ca/en/whatwedo/types_licencecharitable.aspx

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Follow the steps detailed below to successfully obtain a Lottery License in Highlands East.

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Municipality of Highlands East Newsletter for July 2017

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 21, 2017

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2016 Financial Statements

Posted to Downloads, Financial Reports on Jul 20, 2017

The audited Financial Statements for the year 2016 for the Municipality of Highlands East are now available for download below.

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Recycling Information Sessions being held on Saturday, August 19th

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Jul 20, 2017

Recycling Information Sessions are being held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the following times and location in Highlands East:

  • Cardiff Community Centre at 10:00AM
  • Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre, Gooderham at 12 Noon

Information sessions will be held to answer your recycling questions and demonstrate sorting recyclables. Bring some samples!  Presented by Waste Connections of Canada and Highlands East Environment Committee.

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Watershed Conditions and Water Safety Statement

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 20, 2017

The following Watershed Conditions Statement has been released on the 19th of July, 2017 by the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority to provide an update of current conditions.

Water Conditions Statement – Water Safety

Crowe Valley Conservation Authority staff continue to record and observe significant increases in lake levels and river flows throughout the watershed due to heavy rains in portions of the Crowe Valley watershed early this week.  Recorded flows throughout the watershed and especially in the southern section of the Crowe River are significantly higher than normal for this time of year.  Levels will continue to remain high for the foreseeable future and may be prolonged if additional rainfall is received.  Current weather patterns indicate there is a high probability this may occur.

Fortunately, no flooding is anticipated at this time. However, CVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies and to stay away from all water control structures including hydro plants. Parents need to inform their children of the dangers of the fast flowing water. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks could be slippery and when combined with current high flow conditions, could pose a serious hazard. Well known swimming areas such as Crowe Bridge Conservation Area is closed due to high flows which could sweep even strong swimmers downstream.  Therefore, it is especially crucial children and pets avoid rivers, streams and creeks with high flows.  Water flowing through culverts may also be extremely dangerous and should be avoided.

All residents and visitors to the CVCA watershed should also pay attention to conditions.  Should a beaver dam unexpectedly fail, the water it releases can easily wash out a road in a very short period of time.  Be alert when driving in the area.

CVCA staff will continue to monitor levels and flows daily and this Watershed Conditions Statement will be updated as conditions warrant. If there are any questions or concerns, contact Tim Pidduck, CVCA General Manager or Neil McConkey, Water Resources Supervisor at 613-472-3137. The CVCA includes portions of the municipalities of Trent Hills, Stirling-Rawdon, Marmora and Lake, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha, Wollaston, Limerick, Tudor and Cashel, Faraday and Highlands East.

Notice regarding Tariff of Fees By-Law for Planning Matters

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 10, 2017

The Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will give consideration to an adoption of a new By-Law for Tariff of Fees regarding Planning Matters.

Being a By-Law to prescribe a Tariff of Fees relating to the processing of Applications made in respect to Planning Matters, the inclusion of fees for Solar Applications as well as proposed change of fees for existing applications will be addressed.

The adoption of a new By-Law would repeal prior By-Law 2010-35

Consideration of adoption of a new By-Law will be given at the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 9:00AM at the Council Chambers, 1101 Holmes Road in Wilberforce.

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Committee Minutes & Agenda

Agenda for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on August 9, 2017
2017.08.09_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on August 3, 2017
2017.08.03_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails Committee Meeting on August 2, 2017
2017.08.02_agenda_trails.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on July 11, 2017
2017.07.11_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on July 5, 2017
2017.07.05_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on July 5, 2017
2017.07.05_agenda.pdf
2017.07.05_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on July 14, 2017
2017.06.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on June 8, 2017
2017.06.08_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on May 3, 2017
2017.05.03_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on June 1, 2017
2017.06.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_agenda.pdf
2017.06.07_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 17, 2017
2017.05.17_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on May 10, 2017
2017.05.10_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on May 17, 2017
2017.05.17_agenda.pdf
2017.05.17_documents.zip
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on May 9, 2017
2017.05.09_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 3, 2017
2017.05.03_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on May 3, 2017
2017.05.03_agenda.pdf
2017.05.03_documents.zip
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 13, 2017
2017.04.13_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on March 8, 2017
2017.03.08_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on April 5, 2017
2017.04.05_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 31, 2017
2017.03.31_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on April 5, 2017
2017.04.05_agenda.pdf