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Explore, Create and Appreciate Art during the Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival

Posted to Events on Jul 20, 2016

The Highlands East Plein Air Arts Festival runs September 8th through September 11th, 2016. Highlands East is a treasure trove of scenic subject matter perfect for any kind of plein air artist; lakes, rivers, colourful trees, rocky outcrops, ruins, historic sites and much more. Plein air simply means to paint outdoors. A great tradition in Ontario, plein air is enjoying a renaissance as more and more artists and hobbyists want to be inspired by the wild and natural world.

You might see an artist during your stay in the highlands at one of these many locations. And if you are an artist please enjoy our rugged and beautiful area.

For more information on the festival and participating artists please visit highlandseastpleinair.wordpress.com

Let the Good Times Roll on the Civic Holiday Weekend at the Wilberforce Summer Carnival!

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Jul 18, 2016
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The First Annual Wilberforce Summer Carnival is taking place on July 29th, 30th and 31st and will feature a Midway, Flea Market, Car Show, Trainwreck X in Concert, the return of the Famous Fire Department Burgers and more!

Sponsored by the Highland East Fire Heritage Committee, the return of the Carnival to Wilberforce promises fun for the whole family and supports local fundraising groups at the same time. 

Ride All Day at the Midway on Saturday

Ride All Day passes are available for purchase for just $20 in advance, or $30 at the gates. Ride as much as you want and save money to spend on food, games and the flea market!

Passes (and Concert Tickets) are available for purchase at the Information Centre in Wilberforce as well as Wilberforce Foodland, Agnew's General Store and the Wilberforce Service Centre.

Read more for the Schedule of Events and plan your weekend!

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Volunteer Position Available: Canada Day 2017 Committee Member

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 14, 2016
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The Municipality of Highlands East is currently accepting applications for a volunteer position for a Canada Day 2017 Committee member.

Applicants should have an interest in Highlands East Canada Day Celebrations, be creative and have knowledge of the community and surrounding area. 

If you are interested in joining our Canada Day 2017 Committee please submit your application clearly marked “Application – Canada Day 2017 Committee”  on or before 12:00PM, Friday July 29th, 2016 via mail, in person, fax or email, in confidence to: 

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer
Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, 2249 Loop Road
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Fax: 705-448-2532  
E-Mail: shunter@highlandseast.ca

Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact the CAO/Treasurer. Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Municipality of Highlands East.  Questions about this collection should be directed to Shannon Hunter, C.A.O.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   

 

Volunteer Position Available: Health Centre Committee Member

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 14, 2016
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The Municipality of Highlands East is currently accepting applications for the volunteer position of a Health Centre Committee member.

Applicants should have an interest in Health Services and have knowledge of the community and surrounding area. 

If you are interested in joining our Health Services Committee please submit your application clearly marked “Application – Health Centre Committee”  on or before 12:00PM on Friday July 29th, 2016 via mail, in person, fax or email, in confidence to: 

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer
Municipality of Highlands East
PO Box 295, 2249 Loop Road
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Fax: 705-448-2532  
E-Mail: shunter@highlandseast.ca

Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact the CAO/Treasurer. Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Municipality of Highlands East.  Questions about this collection should be directed to Shannon Hunter, C.A.O.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   

County of Haliburton RFP for Digital Radios & GPS Monitoring/Reporting

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 14, 2016

The County of Haliburton Public Works Department has issued a Request for Proposal #2016-1-d for Digital Radio Communications and GPS Monitoring and Reporting of Various Fleet Vehicles.  To receive a copy of this RFP, please contact Pam Weiss, Admin. Assistant at pweiss@county.haliburton.on.ca or 705-286-1762 x225.

Notice regarding Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspection Program

Posted to Building, By-Law, Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Jul 13, 2016

Council of the Municipality of Highlands East is committed to the preservation of the environment and natural resources of the area and is therefore considering the implementation of a sewage system maintenance inspection program commencing in the spring of 2017.  The objective of a program of this nature is to aid in keeping our lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater pollution free. Sewage disposal systems that are improperly maintained, outdated or malfunctioning may have a negative impact on the groundwater, the surrounding water bodies and the environment.

Most properties within the Municipality function with private on-site systems which are regulated through the Ontario Building Code (OBC) which is enforced by the Municipality.  It is through Part 8 of the OBC that the Municipality may initiate an inspection program.  This type of program is normally conducted on a 5 year cycle with all properties within the Municipality with systems older than 5 years being reviewed area-by-area on an annual basis until complete.
To date, Council has not determined the type of program that may be conducted; however the program would likely include a visual inspection of the property with respect to:

  • Type and number of buildings on the property
  • Type of system being used ie: privy, grey water or leaching bed
  • Evidence of sewage effluent ponding, odour or unusually green or thick grass growing on or around the tile bed
  • Surface water or ground water flows toward the sewage system
  • Tree or vegetation growth on the tile bed
  • Location of the septic system

A letter would be sent to the property owner following the inspection indicating the results. If any deficiencies have been found these would be noted in the letter. Further inspections may be required which may include opening and pumping of tanks or excavating the tile bed for inspection.

Tips for keeping your sewage disposal system happy

  • Avoid planting vegetation that has a deep root system on the leaching bed
  • Ensure that trees are at least 3m (10 feet) away from the runs in the tile bed
  • Pump the septic tank every 3 to 5 years depending on how often the system is used
  • Do not use a sink garburator
  • Do not connect water softener backwash to the septic system
  • Ensure that materials such as Kleenex, sanitary products, grease, oil, solvents, paints, food waste or excessive laundry soaps do not enter the system
  • Do not park vehicles, trailers, or other equipment or drive on the tile bed.
  • Do not use anti-bacterial products

Let’s all work together to keep our lakes, rivers and streams healthy and pollution free for our children and grandchildren.  Future generations are counting on us.

Important information about the 2016 Assessment Update

Posted to News & Notices, Services, Taxes on Jul 10, 2016

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.

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In 2016, MPAC will update the assessed values of more than five million properties in Ontario based on a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016.

For the 2016 province-wide Assessment Update, MPAC is delivering Property Assessment Notices earlier than ever before. This change is being made as part of the organization’s commitment to bring greater stability and predictability to the property assessment and taxation system.

Residential property owners can expect to receive their Property assessment Notice after July 11,2016. Notices for business properties and farms will be mailed in the fall of 2016.

For information on how assessment works, market trends, the Request for Reconsideration process and property assessment and taxation, visit aboutmyproperty.ca. If you would like to see the information MPAC has on file or your property or compare your property to others in your area, you can register and login using the Roll Number and Access Key located on your Property Assessment Notice.

Have questions about your 2016 Property Assessment Notice?

Visit aboutmyproperty.ca or contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-MPAC (6722), or 1-877-889-MPAC (6722) TTY.

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Tender for Supply & Installation of Arena Flooring

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 8, 2016

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting Tenders for the Supply & Installation of Arena Flooring in the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena, Tender 2016-05-PR.

Tender will be called, received, evaluated, accepted and processed in accordance with the Municipality’s Purchasing and Tendering Procedures. Tenders will close Friday, August 5th, 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:

Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Jim Alden, Property Supervisor

Tender Forms will be opened on Friday, August 5th, 2016, after closing at 1:00PM at the Municipal Office.

Deadline for Tender Submissions: Friday, August 5th, 2016

Specifications for the above work can be obtained at the Municipal Office located at 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Ontario during regular office hours, 9:00AM to 4:30PM or via the download link below.

The lowest bid or any Tender need not necessarily be accepted.

For further information contact:
Jim Alden, Property Supervisor
705-448-2775
jalden@highlandseast.ca

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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jul 6, 2016

2016.07.06: Updated with Gooderham Swimming Lessons
2016.06.29: Updated with Wilbermere Swimming Lessons

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 613-339-2442 for more information or download the full 2016 Pool Flyer for more details.

Free Addmission to Cardiff Pool on Saturday, July 2nd to celebrate Canada Day!

Gooderham & Wilberforce Beach

The Pine Lake and Wilbermere beaches are open to the public.

Swim Lessons

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering Red Cross swimming lessons as follows:

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 4 – July 15
Session #2 July 18 – July 29
Session #3 August 1 – August 12

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 11 – July 22

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:

Session #1 July 25 – August 5

Please download the 2016 Pool Flyer for more details and the applicabke Swim Lessons Application & Flyer below if you wish to enrol for lessons.

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Environmental Supervisor Position Available

Posted to News & Notices on Jun 29, 2016

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking an Environmental Supervisor.

Situated on the Eastern side of Haliburton County, Highlands East covers 758 square kilometers with over 70 lakes, pristine scenery and is only a 2.5 hour drive from the Greater Toronto Area. Highlands East is a predominately rural community and is comprised of the amalgamation of the Townships of Bicroft, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Monmouth as of 2001. The hamlets of Cardiff, Highland Grove, Wilberforce, Tory Hill and Gooderham are our settlement areas.

The Environmental Supervisor will be responsible for directing and supervising the municipal water, sewer, and landfill operations and develop, implement and administer the objectives, policies and programs as established and approved by Council, in accordance with all applicable by-laws and provincial/federal regulations. This person is a member of the Department Head Team, reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer.

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Meeting Minutes & Agenda

Minutes for Council Meeting on July 11, 2016
2016.07.11_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on July 11, 2016
2016.07.11_agenda.pdf
2016.07.11_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 27, 2016
2016.06.27_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on June 27, 2016
2016.06.27_agenda.pdf
2016.06.27_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 9, 2016
2016.06.09_minutes.pdf
Agenda for Council Meeting on June 9, 2016
2016.06.09_agenda.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on June 6, 2016
2016.06.06_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on June 6, 2016
2016.06.06_agenda.pdf
2016.06.06_documents.zip
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 24, 2016
2016.05.24_minutes.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on May 24, 2016
2016.05.24_agenda.pdf
2016.05.24_documents.zip
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on May 12, 2016
2016.05.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on May 11, 2016
2016.05.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on May 9, 2016
2016.05.09_minutes.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on May 10, 2016
2016.05.10_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on May 5, 2016
2016.05.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on May 9, 2016
2016.05.09_agenda.pdf
2016.05.09_documents.zip
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 Trails Committee Meeting on April 20, 2016
2016.04.20_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 14, 2016
2016.04.14_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on April 13, 2016
2016.04.13_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on April 12, 2016
2016.04.12_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on April 7, 2016
2016.04.07_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Council Meeting on March 29, 2016
2016.03.29_minutes.pdf