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Swimming and Swim Lessons in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on May 17, 2019

Cardiff Pool

For swim lessons and recreational swimming contact 705-448-2981 for more information or download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details.

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 and Preschool lessons for Parents & Tots as follows (Class sizes are limited so register early!):

Cardiff Pool, Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Morning)
Session #2 July 15 – July 26 (Morning)
Session #3 July 29 – August 9 (Morning)

Wilbermere Beach, Wilberforce Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Morning)
Session #2 July 15 – July 26 (Morning)
Session #3 July 15 – July 26 (Evening) Register early, a minimum of 12 is required to run!

Pine Lake Beach, Gooderham Swimming Lessons:
Session #1 July 1 – July 12 (Afternoon)
Session #2 July 15 
– July 26 (Afternoon)

Please download the 2019 Swim Program Flyer for more details and the applicable Swim Lessons Application below if you wish to enrol for lessons. Click here to learn more about the different levels of Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Specific class times are dependent on registration numbers.  This information will be posted at a later date.

New for 2019: Pay with Plastiq

Highlands East is making registration faster, easier and more convenient by offering online payment through Plastiq.

Using Plastiq, pay your registration fee online using your credit card. Plastiq is a third-party payment service provider. Additional charges will apply. Learn how it works.

 

Online registration paperwork must be forwarded by fax, email, or hand delivered to the Main Office in Wilberforce.  Please include your payment ID details on the registration form.  

Other payment options include cash, debit or cheque (made payable to the Municipality of Highlands East). 

In Person Registration Dates will be offered on:

  • Saturday, June 22nd, 9AM - 11AM (Location TBD) 
  • Friday, June 29th, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office) 
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 9AM - 11AM (Cardiff Municipal Office)

Payment & registration can also be made at the Main Office in Wilberforce Monday to Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM. Please note, credit card payments cannot be made at the Municipal Offices.

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Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on May 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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RFP for Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Concession Booth Operations

Posted to News & Notices on May 13, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East seeks proposals for the operation of the Concession Booth at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena for the 2019/2020 season. 

Proposals will be called, received, evaluated and processed in accordance with the Municipality’s Purchasing and Procurement Procedures. Proposal Submission will close on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 1:00PM. Proposals are to be submitted on the prescribed Proposal Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such and 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

Proposal documents will be opened Friday, June 7th, 2019 after closing at 1:05PM at the Municipal Office. If you have any questions regarding this proposal please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at 705-455-7515 or at jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Site visits will be by appointment only. Please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor to book a date and time.

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 7, 2019

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate. For details please download the Watershed Conditions Statement below.

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Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Apr 16, 2019

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 [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

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Water Sample Service Schedule & Drop-off Information

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Apr 10, 2019

Pick-up & Drop-off Locations

Water sample bottles can be picked up at any Municipal Office in Highlands East.

Filled samples must be dropped off at the Wilberforce Municipal Office for shipment to the testing facility.

Summer Schedule

The bi-weekly summer water sample drop-off schedule will begin the week of April 15th with drop-offs being accepted Mondays and Wednesdays before Noon on each of those days.

Note: Due to the Easter Holiday drop-offs will not be accepted on Wednesday, April 17th.

Winter Schedule

Drop-offs will revert to our once-weekly winter schedule in October.

Highlands East Strategic Plan

Posted to Downloads, Strategic Plan on Apr 10, 2019

Herlihey Park Final Master Plan

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Mar 29, 2019

The Final Master Plan for Herlihey Park as presented at the March 26, 2019 public meeting is available for download below.

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Ontario Invests in Small and Rural Municipalities to Improve Service Delivery and Efficiency

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 20, 2019

Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario's small and rural municipalities.

Highlands East will be receiving a one-time payment intended to help modernize service delivery and reduce future costs through investments in projects such as: service delivery reviews, development of shared services agreements, and capital investments.

To read more visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mma/en/2019/03/ontario-invests-in-small-and-rural-municipalities-to-improve-service-delivery-and-efficiency.html