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2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Oct 21, 2017

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 24th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 19th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 28th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30AM through 2:30PM:

  • May 13th, 2017
  • June 10th, 2017
  • July 8th, 2017
  • August 12th, 2017
  • September 16th, 2017

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

Draft Wellhead Protection Areas Amendment for Zoning By-law 2005-29

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices, Zoning By-Law on Oct 18, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East is required to implement the Trent Source Protection Plan under the Clean Water Act and therefore plans to amend By-law 2005-29, the Zoning By-law as amended, with respect to lands identified by the Trent Source Protection Plan as Wellhead Protection Areas.

The document and associated maps are avaialble for download below.

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Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Now Open

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 18, 2017

Update for October 18th at 2:30PM: The arena is now open for normal operations. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks to everyone for their patience.

Sale of Land by Public Tender

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 12, 2017

Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until 3:00PM local time on November 16, 2017, at the Highlands East Municipal Office, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Ontario.  The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00PM at the Highlands East Municipal Office.

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Fire Prevention Week 2017

Posted to Fire Rescue, Services on Oct 10, 2017

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Click here for more information.

Community Feedback on Preferred Title for Head of Council

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 6, 2017

The Heads of Council in small, rural municipalities have traditionally been called Reeve. Those distinctions no longer exist as legislated responsibilities are the same for small and large municipalities and the title of Reeve is not well known by the public, particularly younger voters.

In 2007, the Municipal Act removed the terms ‘Mayor and Reeve’ referring just to the ‘Head of Council’. Section 220 of the Act provides the authority to change the title of Heads of Council.

Today there are many small municipalities comparable to the size of Higlands East who have made the change to Mayor, such municipalities are: Township of Lake of Bays, The United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria, Township of North Kawartha and the Township of Algonquin Highlands.

Click the button below to take the poll and give your opinion on what title Highlands East's Head of Council should have:

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Birthday Party Arena Rentals Available: Celebrate With Us!

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 5, 2017

Book an hour of ice time at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena for your Birthday Party at the special Minor League rate of $60 per hour ($71.50 after HST and Insurance Fees) and get 30 minutes of party time in the lobby area for free! 

Ice season runs from October to March. Arena is available for other uses from May to September. For rentals please contact:

Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden@highlandseast.ca;
Ken Riley at 705-448-2772;
Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or tmillar@highlandseast.ca.

Energy Conservation & Management Plan

Posted to Downloads, Energy Conservation Plan on Sep 26, 2017

The Highlands East Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan has been developed as part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O.Reg. 397/11 that came in to force on January 1st, 2012. The regulation applies to all public agencies in Ontario, including municipalities and municipal service boards responsible for the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.

The Ontario Provincial Government requires public agencies to better understand and manage their energy consumption. Therefore, the purposes of the regulation is for public agencies to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for buildings and facilities in which the agency conducts its operations from, that are heated or cooled or are related to the treatment or pumping of water or sewage. 

In addition to the energy usage reporting, public agencies are required to develop a five (5) year energy conservation plan, published online and commencing July 1st, 2014.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter
CAO/Treasurer
705-448-2981
shunter@highlandseast.ca

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Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Sep 19, 2017
Photo of figure skating.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM. As always, many times are available to be booked.  

The 2017-2018 Ice Season begins Tuesday, October 10th and the last day for the season will be March 31st.

The Highlands East Recreational Figure Skating Club will have registration and fun skate on Tuesday, October 10th from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Lessons start the following Tuesday and are each Tuesday evening until the end of March with a Carnival scheduled for Saturday March 17, 2018. Lessons are $130 for the season for the first child and $110 for each additional child. An information sheet and registration form is available for download below.

Check our Events Calendar for skating times and to book an ice rental for your Group, League or for Birthday Parties and other Private Events, please contact:

For  more information please visit our Facility Rental & Booking Information page.

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Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Sep 14, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
shunter@highlandseast.ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 231

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Agenda for Short Term Accommodation Task Group on October 19, 2017
2017.10.19_agenda_short_term_accomodation.pdf
Agenda for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017
2017.10.11_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on October 5, 2017
2017.10.05_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails Committee Meeting on October 4, 2017
2017.10.04_agenda_trails.pdf
Minutes for Short Term Accommodation Task Group on September 28, 2017
2017.09.28_minutes_short_term_accomodation.pdf
Agenda for Short Term Accommodation Task Group on September 7, 2017
2017.09.07_agenda_short_term_accomodation.pdf
Agenda for Housing & Grants Committee Meeting on September 7, 2017
2017.09.07_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails Committee Meeting on September 6, 2017
2017.09.06_agenda_trails.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on August 8, 2017
2017.08.08_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on August 3, 2017
2017 08 03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on August 2, 2017
2017.08.02_minutes_trails.pdf
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 Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 13, 2017
2017.07.13_minutes_environment.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