January 17th, 2019

Free Falls Prevention Course for Seniors

Posted to Activities, News & Notices on Jan 17, 2019

Haliburton Highlands Health Services is running two 12 week Falls Prevention Courses, free for Older Adults and/or Adults with Disabilities on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 9th.

Sessions will take place from 1PM to 2PM at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena and will provide education on falls-related topics and theory, develop basic skills for training for fall prevention, strength assessments to measure progress and gentle excerises for strength and balance.

The first 12-week session runs from April 9th to June 27th

The second 12-week session runs from July 9th to September 26th

Registration is required. Please contact Kestrel Woodley at 705-457-1392 x2938

January 16th

Part-Time By-law Administrative Assistant Position Available

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East is seeking a Part-Time By-law Administrative Assistant.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer, the successful applicant will primarily work with the By-law Enforcement Officer. This position is responsible for administrative assistance with review, creation, investigation, and enforcement of the provisions of all By-laws of the Municipality as well as other applicable law.

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January 15th

Canada Revenue Agency Scams: Recognize, Reject and Report It!

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 15, 2019

The RCMP has released an info sheet regarding CRA scams that can come over email, text or phone calls. The Municipality of Highlands East urges all of its residents to be informed about this common scam. Download the PDF below to learn how to protect yourself and others.

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January 8th

Notice Regarding Changes to 2019 Council Meetings

Posted to Council, News & Notices on Jan 8, 2019

Council today (January 8, 2019) approved Council Meeting dates to change to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month and location to be at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce.

The first regular Council Meeting of 2019 will take place on January 16th at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce.

Click here to download the 2019 Council Meeting Schedule

January 2nd

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jan 2, 2019

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

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 10th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 26th 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 11th, 2019
  • July 6th, 2019
  • September 14th, 2019

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?

January 1st

2019 Recycling Schedule for Cardiff & Bicroft Heights

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Services on Jan 1, 2019

December 19th, 2018

Application to purchase Original Shoreline Marine Allowance

Posted to Administrative, Applications, Downloads, Services on Dec 19, 2018

By-law No. 2013-04 was passed by Council at the February 12, 2013 council meeting. This by-law adopted the policy for the shoreline road allowance closure and established fees for the purchase of the shoreline road allowance.

Please note that upon filing an application an inspection will be completed by the Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

Please contact Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422 or rrogers [at] highlandseast [dot] ca for more information.

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December 1st

Skating in Highlands East

Posted to Activities on Dec 1, 2018
Photo of figure skating.

Regular Free Public Skating takes place on Sundays from 12:30PM until 2:00PM and Adults & Seniors Free Skating takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00PM to 3:00PM.

The 2018-2019 Ice Season runs from on October 9th to March 31st.

Many times are available to be booked. Whether running a league or wishing to rent the ice surface for hockey, skating programs, or a special event, we'll be happy to book you in!

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:

  • Property Supervisor Jim Alden at 705-448-2775 or jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca,
  • Ken Riley at 705-448-2772,
  • Tracy Millar at 705-448-2981 Ext. 221 or tmillar [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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

November 23rd

Important Winter Septic Inspection Information

Posted to Building, Services on Nov 23, 2018

Winter weather affects on-site sewage installation and inspection. 

The Municipality of Highlands East does not conduct septic inspections during the winter months. If the ground is frozen, or there is snow on the ground, the conditions are not conducive to conduct a proper inspection. When the temperatures begin to drop, call the Building Department to ensure you can obtain an inspection.

The function and design of on-site sewage systems are highly dependent on construction practices and the proper classification of the native soil on which the system is built. For these reasons, The Municipality of Highlands East does not conduct test pit inspections to issue sewage permits, or installation inspections during the winter months.

In urgent circumstances, such as a failing system exceptions can be made. Call the Building Department at 705-447-0051.

November 20th

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law & Official Plan

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Official Plan, Property, Zoning By-Law on Nov 20, 2018

Official Plan

The Municipality of Highlands East completed a Comprehensive Review of its Official Plan in 2011 and 2012, which culminated in the approval of Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) by the County of Haliburton on April 24, 2013. This update was the first amendment to the Official Plan, which was originally approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2004. The comprehensive amendment introduced new land use schedules, added new policies to guide mineral aggregate operations, updated local growth management and rural development policies, added shoreline design guidelines, and added new implementation policies for site plan control and development permits. The attached Official Plan is a consolidated version which includes amendments made by OPA 1.

Availability

The Official Plan is available for download below and for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours. Official Plan Schedules (maps) may be viewed below or at the Municipal Office.

The Zoning By-law (2005.29) is also available for download. This is a comprehensive version updated and passed in 2018 including all applicable amendments made in the intervening time. All documents are available for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours.

Zoning By-law maps may be viewed below or at at the Municipal Office.

Copies of either document can be purchased from the municipal office by contacting 705-448-2981.

Questions regarding the Official Plan or Zoning By-law can be directed to Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422

Official Plan

Official Plan Schedules

Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Law Maps

Housekeeping Amendment Reports