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Unleash your inner rock hound at Highlands East's mineral collection sites!

Posted to Activities on Aug 15, 2018
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The Municipality of Highlands East is proud to be the first Municipality in Ontario to take steps to secure public mineral collecting sites to allow our residents and visitors an opportunity to get outside and appreciate nature in a new and exciting way.

Hobby Mineral Collecting is a fun outdoor recreational pursuit that people of all ages can enjoy, and it makes for a great family outing. Adults and kids alike will delight in the chance to dig for buried treasure, get hands-on with the unique geology that defines the Highlands region, and bring home some colourful gems of your very own!

Highlands East (Cardiff, Wilberforce, Tory Hill) is world famous for fine specimens of gem green apatite, deep purple fluorite, large crystals of collector minerals like mica, tremolite, zircon, titanite, feldspar, and several rare and unusual species like fluororichterite, and stillwellite.

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RFP for Roads Needs Study

Posted to News & Notices, Roads, Services on Aug 15, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has issued a request for proposal (available for download below) for the provision of service for Consulting Engineering Services for a Comprehensive Roads Needs Study.

Closing Date: September 6, 2018 at 12:00 Noon EST
Opening Date: September 6, 2018 at 12:05PM EST
Last Day for Inquiries: August 30, 2018

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Notice of a Public Meeting To Regulate Short Term Accommodation In The Municipality Of Highlands East

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 8, 2018

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East, together with the assistance of a stakeholder committee, has prepared a draft licensing by-law, application, guide and zoning by-law amendment to permit and regulate short-term accommodation in the Municipality. This information is now available for public review and Council will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, with respect to this initiative.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Public Meeting: 6:00PM
Location: Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road Wilberforce, Ontario

Summary of Proposed Regulation

Short-term accommodations are proposed to be defined as the rental of a dwelling for a period less than 28 consecutive days. The proposed regulations will permit short-term accommodations in any dwelling subject to the issuance of a license and compliance with the provisions of the licensing by-law and zone regulations. The draft application, guide and zoning by-law amendment are available for review at the Highlands East Municipal Office in Wilberforce, as well as download below. If you wish to discuss the draft regulations you may contact Ms. Shannon Hunter at 705-448-2981 or you may attend the informal open house scheduled below:

Open House

An informal open house is scheduled below for those who wish to discuss this initiative.

Date: Wednesday August 29, 2018
Time: 12 Noon to 2PM
Location of Open House: Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre, Wilberforce

The purpose of these meetings are to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the proposed regulations that are being considered by Council. Any person who attends the meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to make comments on the draft regulations. Council will then use the information collected at this meeting to make a decision at a future meeting with respect to the regulations.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in respect to the proposed regulations you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Municipality of Highlands East.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed By-law is approved, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Planning Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the Municipality of Highlands East to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Highlands East before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed By-law is approved, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Robyn Rogers, Clerk
Municipality of Highlands East

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2018 Municipal Election: Certified List of Candidates

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Jul 30, 2018

During the period from May 1, 2018 to Nomination Day, July 27, 2018, the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees. The Clerk for Highlands East is satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended and has, therefore, certified such candidates for the office which follows their respective name:

Burton, Dave – Mayor
Ellis, Cheryl – Mayor

Kauffeldt, Steven – Councillor – Ward 1, Bicroft 
McKenzie, Cam – Councillor – Ward 1, Bicroft 

Partridge, Suzanne – Councillor – Ward 2, Cardiff
Russell, Jane – Councillor – Ward 2, Cardiff

Ryall, Cec – Councillor – Ward 3, Glamorgan – Acclaimed

Deterling, James – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Fredricks, Peter – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Keller, Bradley – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Strong, Ruth – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth

Brohman, Gary – Trustee – English Public – Acclaimed

McEnery, Peter – Trustee – English Separate – Acclaimed

Landry, Sylvie – Trustee – French Public
Ruszkowski, Anna-Karyna – Trustee – French Public

Burns, Diane – Trustee – French Separate 
Charron, Michel – Trustee – French Separate

For detailed contact information for each candidate please refer to the Unofficial List of Nominations.

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Fire Ban Lifted: Burn with Caution

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jul 26, 2018

The total fire ban in Haliburton County (including the Municipality of Highlands East) has been lifted as of July 26th.

Please be advised that ground cover is still very dry, so caution should be exercised with any fires. Please burn responsibly and according to the Burning By-Law as standard burning regulations are still in effect and the following rules need to be adhered to:

  • No day time burning is allowed;
  • All fires must be attended by a competent person at all times;
  • You must have a means of extinguishment readily available;
  • Fires must be completely extinguished before going to bed or leaving the fire.

Highlands East residents can contact Acting Fire Cheif Baughman with any questions or concerns at 705-448-2981 Ext. 428 or cbaughman [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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Posted to Elections on Jul 23, 2018

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OPP warns residents to be aware of SmShing attacks on their cell phones.

Posted to News & Notices on Jul 16, 2018

SmShing is a term used to describe phishing SmS/text messages (SmSphishing). Cyber criminals use mobile phone text messages to lure victims into calling back a fraudulent phone number, visiting fraudulent websites or downloading malicious content via mobile phone.

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Beat the Heat

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jul 13, 2018

With the hot weather this summer the Municipality of Highlands East wants to remind residents of the activities and locations throughout the Municipality that can help you stay cool:

  • There are many lakes with public access beaches and boat launches including North Bay Beach, Wilbermere Lake and Pine Lake. A map of Water Access Points can be viewed on our website. 
     
  • The pool in Cardiff is also open to the public for swimming Monday to Friday from 12:30PM to 3PM, 4PM to 6 PM and 7PM to 8 PM.  Saturday swimming is available from 11AM to 1:30PM and 2:30PM to 5PM.
     
  • Haliburton County Public Library branches in Wilberforce, Gooderham, Cardiff and Highland Grove all have air conditioning, free wifi and of course many books to keep you occupied while you stay cool. Visit haliburtonlibrary.ca for operating hours and other information.

Please remember to keep pets and small children indoors and do not leave them unattended inside of vehicles and abide by the county-wide fire ban that is in place.

The Highlands East website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with any additional news, information and resources as they are made available.

2016 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2016 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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StoryWalk your way to outdoor fun this summer in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Jun 26, 2018

A StoryWalk™ combines the pleasure of reading a children’s book aloud with all the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. 

Join staff from the EarlyON Child and Family Centre this July and August for three different walks in Wilberforce, Gooderham and Cardiff. (If it rains, join in for some indoor activities instead!)

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

  • Wednesday, July 4th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 12th from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

Rachel's Day In The Garden

  • Wednesday, July 18th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, July 25th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, July 26th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

  • Wednesday, August 15th from 10:30AM to Noon at the Cardiff Community Centre
  • Wednesday, August 22nd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Gooderham Community Centre
  • Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Wilberforce Library

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Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 12, 2018
2018.07.12_agenda_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on June 14, 2018
2018.06.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on June 6, 2018
2018.06.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on June 12, 2018
2018.06.12_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on June 7, 2018
2018.06.07_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on May 10, 2018
2018.05.10_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on May 9, 2018
2018.05.09_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on May 3, 2018
2018.05.03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
2018.05.03_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on May 8, 2018
2018.05.08_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on May 2, 2018
2018.05.02_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 18, 2018
2018.04.18_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 12, 2018
2018.04.12_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on April 5, 2018
2018.04.05_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on March 14, 2018
2018.03.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on March 13, 2018
2018.03.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on March 8, 2018
2018.03.08_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on March 7, 2018
2018.03.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on March 1, 2018
2018.03.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on February 15, 2018
2018.02.15_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on February 14, 2018
2018.02.14_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on February 13, 2018
2018.02.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on February 7, 2018
2018.02.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on February 1, 2018
2018.02.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on January 11, 2018
2018.01.11_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on January 9, 2018
2018.01.09_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on January 4, 2018
2018.01.04_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017
2017.10.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on October 4, 2017
2017.10.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Short Term Accommodation Task Group Meeting on September 28, 2017
2017.09.28_minutes_short_term_accomodation.pdf