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Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, November 25th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 24, 2017

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, November 25th at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for hot chocolate, hot apple cider, a bon fire and a visit from Santa! Tree will be lit at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

Wilberforce Clinic Dates for November 2017 to March 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 22, 2017

Bancroft Family Health Team Doctor will be available at the Wilberforce Clinic at 2165 Loop Road in Wilberforce on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 25th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, December 9th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, December 16th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 13th from 10AM to 4PM (Cancelled)

  • Saturday, January 27th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, February 24th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 10th from 10AM to 4PM

  • Saturday, March 24th from 10AM to 4PM

Booked appointments are preferred, please call 613-332-1565 Ext. 220 or 233 to make an appointment or for further information.

The clinic is available to anyone with a valid Health Card. You do not have to be a patient of the Bancroft Family Health Team. Patients must bring their health card to every appointment.

Notice of Public Meeting Location Change for Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 22, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East has received a complete application to amend Municipal Zoning By-law 2005-29. The application affects lands on Little Glamor Lake located in Part Lot 1, Concession 13 located at 1063 Nutcracker Trail in the geographic Township of Monmouth (see Key Map included in download below). The purpose of the application is to accommodate the replacement of an existing dwelling, which is located within the minimum shoreline setback. A

Pursuant to Section 34 (10) of the Planning Act, the application file is available for review at the Municipal Office. Please contact the Municipal Deputy Clerk to arrange to review this file.

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13 as amended, to allow the public to comment on an application for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. The public meeting is being held for the application described below to enable interested members of the public to understand and comment on the Zoning By-law Amendment.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:30AM in the Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Ontario.

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2018 Municipal Election Notice and Information

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Nov 20, 2017

Municipal Elections are held every four (4) years on the fourth Monday in October. The next election will take place on October 22, 2018.

The term of all offices to which the Municipal Elections Act applies is four years, beginning on December 1 in the year of a regular election.

The Council for the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East consists of five members; Mayor, Councillor for Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township) and Councillor for Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township), Councillor for Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township) and Councillor for Ward 4 (former Monmouth Township).

Voting Method

The Municipality of Highlands East has used a mail-in-ballot since the 2000 Municipal and School Board Election. Council determines the method of voting and may consider other voting methods for future elections.

Council has adopted By-laws Number 2017-12 for alternative voting method – Voting By Mail, for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election. Ranked ballots will not be implemented in 2018.

Municipal Elections Act

Bill 181 was introduced to make changes to the Municipal Elections Act. Some changes do not come into effect until April 1, 2018, in time for the next municipal election. The changes reflect recommendations from the public, municipal councils and municipal staff. Some of the changes are as follows:

Filing of Nominations: May 1st, 2018 (formerly the first business day in January)

Nomination Day: July 27th, 2018 (formerly the 2nd Friday in September)

Nomination and Eligibility: Anyone wishing to run for office on Council in the 2018 Election must submit must file a Nomination Paper with the Clerk of the Municipality commencing May 1st, 2018 and the deadline to submit nomination papers is on on Nomination Day by 2:00PM, Friday, July 27th, 2018. A filing fee in cash, certified cheque or money order is required with the submission of your Nomination Paper. Nomination papers are to be accompanied by 25 endorsement signatures from eligible electors.

The requirement to submit 25 signatures does not apply to candidates running for school board trustee positions.

If you are interested in running as a candidate in the Municipal Election, it is recommended you review the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ 2016-2018 Candidates Guide which is scheduled to be completed and posted on the Ministry’s website by April 1, 2018.

Municipality of Highlands East Elections are held for the following Offices:

  • Mayor
  • Councillor Ward 1 (former Bicroft Township - one elected by Ward 1 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 2 (former Cardiff Township - one elected by Ward 2 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 3 (former Glamorgan Township - one elected by Ward 3 electors)
  • Councillor Ward 4 (former MonmouthTownship - one elected by Ward 4 electors)
  • Board of Education: English Language Public School
  • Board of Education: French Language Public School
  • Board of Education: English Language Separate School
  • Board of Education: French Language Separate School Trustee for English Language Public

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on Voting Day, he or she,

  • resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

Related Links
The Municipal Elections Act
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
The Association of Municipalities Ontario
The Association of Municipal Managers Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)

Help Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 9th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 18, 2017

Donate some food to help the OPP Fill the Cruiser on Saturday, December 9th between 11AM and 3PM in the Wilberforce Foodland parking lot.

All donations will benefit our local food banks in Wilberforce and Cardiff.

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Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 10th

Posted to Events on Nov 18, 2017

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 10th with a Parade at 12:30PM and everyone is invited to head into the Lloyd Watson Centre afterwards for lots of fun! Children 10 and under register at the door to receive a gift, photo with Santa and more! Sponsored by the Ward 4 Volunteer Fire Dept. and your local Santa Fund Committee.

Santa Claus in a parade

Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. Call Joan Barton at 448-3074 to participate. To contribute to the Santa Fund please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185.

November 16, 2017 Sale of Land by Public Tender Results

Posted to News & Notices, Services, Taxes on Nov 17, 2017

The lands described below, including successful tender amounts, were sold by public tender on November 16, 2017.

Description of Lands

Roll No. 46 01 601 000 01600 0000; PIN 39235-0116(LT); Part Lot 15 Concession 2 Monmouth as in MO2012; Highlands East. File No. 16-03
Minimum Tender Amount: $5,296.61
Successful Tender Amount: $5,550.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $5,311.00)

Roll No. 46 01 601 000 31800 0000; PINS 39234-0276(LT) & 39234-0283(LT); Part Lot 9 Concession 9 Monmouth as in H272751 south of shore road allowance along south shore of McCue Creek and north of shore road allowance along north shore of McCue Creek; Highlands East. File No. 16-05
Minimum Tender Amount: $5,343.04
Successful Tender Amount: $7,230.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $6,325.00)

Roll No. 46 01 901 000 05400 0000; PIN 39270-0217(LT); Part Lot 1 Concession 1 Glamorgan as in H257254; T/W H61579; T/W H257254; Highlands East. File No.16-08
Minimum Tender Amount: $4,962.68
Successful Tender Amount: $11,255.00 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $11,103.00)

Roll No. 46 01 901 000 13300 0000; PIN 39270-0314(LT); Part Lot 4 Concession 1 Glamorgan as in H147203; Highlands East. File No.16-09
Minimum Tender Amount: $9,049.09
Successful Tender Amount: $161,111.11 (2nd Highest Tender Amount: $117,222.00)

Notice of Location Change for December 6th Council Meeting

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 16, 2017

The Council Meeting on December 6, 2017 will be held at the Lloyd Watson Centre at 2249 Loop Road in Wilberforce at 9AM.

Haliburton County Age Friendly Master Plan

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Nov 3, 2017

The Age-Friendly Master Plan is meant to guide the development of services and infrastructure to better support the growing population of older adults throughout Haliburton County.

The development of the Age-Friendly Master Plan was led by The Aging Well Committee, a group of local seniors and public health staff working to improve the quality of life for older adults in Haliburton County. The committee works with other community partners to listen to the needs of older adults, raise awareness of seniors’ issues, and advocate on their behalf.

The Age-Friendly Master Plan is an initiative of the Aging Well Committee, in partnership with the County of Haliburton and funded by the Government of Ontario and is available for download below.

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Highlands East Head of Council Name Change

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 2, 2017

At the November 1, 2017 council meeting, after collecting poll data to gauge public opinion, council members passed a resolution to change the title of the Head of Council from Reeve to Mayor, effective immediately.

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Agenda for Economic Development & Business Committee Meeting on November 14, 2017
2017.11.14_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Recreation & Culture Committee Meeting on November 8, 2017
2017.11.08_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on November 2, 2017
2017.11.02_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Minutes for Trails Committee Meeting on November 1, 2017
2017.11.01_agenda_trails.pdf
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