August 19th, 2019

Lakefront Property Owner's Guide to Blue-Green Algae

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019
Blue-Green Algae Bloom

There has been a dramatic increase in blue green algae blooms in Ontario in recent years. As a result many lakefront property owners are very concerned when they see blooms or floating masses which they think could be a bloom. To alleviate unnecessary concerns and to share important information The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations is providing this fact sheet on how to identify blue green algae blooms and what to do if you do suspect one.

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Learn all about Geocaching on September 18th

Posted to Activities, Events, News & Notices on Aug 19, 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned cacher, a newbie to the game, or a curious resident trying to figure out what all the signs are about, join us for refreshments as we exchange adventure stories and meet new friends. Discover how we became the Geocaching Capital of Canada and all we have to offer.

Date and Time

Everyone is welcome to attend the session at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on September 18, 2019 from 4:30PM to 6:00PM.

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Composters and Digesters Available for Sale

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Aug 19, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has composters and the digesters available for sale. Limited quantities will be stored at the Visitor Information Centre in Wilberforce where we accept cash or cheque. Payment by debit can be made at the Wilberforce Municipal Office during regular business hours. It may be advisable to call ahead to ensure there are units in stock.

Prices

Composters: $39 + HST $5.07 = $44.07 (31.5” wide x 25” deep x 34” high)
Digesters: $80 + HST $10.40 = $90.40 (31.5” diameter x 38.5” high)

Documentation

Composter Information Package (PDF)
Digester Information Package (PDF)
Digester Installation Insutructions (PDF)

Photos

Photo of Composter and Digester showing sizesPhoto of Composter and Digester Photo of ComposterPhoto of Composter

August 14th

Explore the Highlands East Art Tour this weekend

Posted to Events on Aug 14, 2019
Painting by Chuck Lewis

Discover the Artists of Highlands East with a quality studio tour of fine arts and crafts amidst the breathtaking scenery. Come out this weekend (August 17 and 18) from 10AM to 5PM and see fine artists and artisans on site at 7 locations throughout Highlands East - 9 located at site "E" located at 1524 Ursa Road, Highlands East. More artists, less travel! 

See oil, watercolour, acrylic paintings, ink drawings, mixed media including needle arts, unique artistic pieces, wood, wire and metal hand painted accents, barnboard creations, metal embossing, original encaustic, stained glass, flora and fauna paintings in ink on wood, printing, silk screen, etchings, portraits, dream catchers, medicine shields, hand drums and much more.

In order to make your visit more enjoyable, visit the official website at www.highlandseastartour.com and plan your tour.

August 12th

Position Available: Part-time By-Law Enforcement Officer

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 12, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East is seeking a part-time By-Law Enforcement Officer (Up to 30 hours/week, varied days of the week) paying $25.44/hour. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for enforcement of municipal by-laws, investigating complaints regarding by-law breaches both during regular work hours and after hours as requested. Preference will be given to candidates who have:

Qualifications

  • Completion of secondary education plus up to two (2) years of Community College in the field of law enforcement or equivalent
  • Minimum two (2) years of Municipal Law Enforcement work experience
  • Proficient computer and record management skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Good understanding of Municipal By-Laws, the Provincial Offences Act and other related legislation
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License

Experience

  • Two (2) years progressive experience in a related field or in a municipal Law Enforcement.
  • Experience in report and letter writing.

Responsibilities (Include but not limited to):

  • Investigate complaints and compliant areas and complete file from start to end
  • Research of by-laws, zoning issues and other information as required
  • Prepare correspondence, Orders to Comply and court materials
  • Research and prepare reports on investigation matters and proposed by-laws
  • Attend court proceedings in relation to by-laws
  • Maintain file and reporting system
  • Compile of Statistical Information in relation to by-laws
  • Enforce all by-laws at the direction of CAO, CBO or Council
  • Provide assistance as required by other Municipal Departments where by-law issues arise
  • Prepare monthly report on by-law enforcement duties for Council
  • Prepare letters to ratepayers in relation to enforcement and interpretation of Municipal By-Laws
  • Acts as liaison with various municipal and provincial agencies
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Applications clearly marked “Application – By-Law Enforcement” may be submitted on or before 12:00 p.m. on August 30th, 2019 via mail, in person, fax or email. Interested applicants may submit their resume, including references, in confidence to:

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, 2249 Loop Road
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Fax: 705-448-2532
E-Mail: shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Municipality of Highlands East is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants requiring accommodation are asked to contact the CAO/Treasurer. Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Municipality of Highlands East. Questions about this collection should be directed to Shannon Hunter, C.A.O.

August 9th

Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Aug 9, 2019

Before you start any construction on your property contact the Building Department and obtain any necessary permits!

Building Permit Application, Application Requirements and Guides are available for download below:

The following items shall accompany an application for a building permit.

Site Plan

  • Site Plan showing location of building and septic system on lot, and also showing distances to the property lines, Front Yard Setback, Side Yard (both sides) and Rear Yard.
  • Location to other buildings on the lot.
  • Location to Hydro Lines or any other hazards on the lot.
  • Entrance to the Lot.
  • When difference in Municipal records, Ownership of property is required.

Building Plans

  • Two sets of Scaled drawings
  • Foundation Plan: example showing footing sizes, pier footings, locations, laminated beam sizes and floor joist size and spacing etc.
  • Floor Plan: example showing room sizes, locations, exterior, interior wall thickness, door sizes, window sizes, chimneys and ventilation system etc.
  • Cross Section: example showing foundation depth, foundation type (block or solid concrete etc.), foundation damproofing, foundation drainage, foundation slab, footing sizes, sill gasket, anchor bolts (spacing), joist size, subfloor size stud sizes and spacing, insulation, vapour barrier, interior, exterior finishes, roof type, sheeting, shingles and venting etc.
  • Copy of TRUSS DRAWINGS from manufacturer.

Other Requirements

  • Municipality of Highlands East copy of the Site Inspection Report for a Sewage System, when required.
  • Entrance Permit from the Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department, County of Haliburton or the Ministry of Transportation when required.
  • Any Permit required by any other authority.
  • Payment of Fees

Please note that any application which is not signed by the owner, and is signed by another authorized person, it shall be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the owner.

Any difference found in the Front, Side, or Rear setbacks by the Chief Building Official may result in an Application for a Building Permit being refused or revoked, until the Plot Plan is corrected.

August 5th

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Aug 5, 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?

July 31st

Doors Open comes to Highlands East on September 14th and 15th

Posted to Events on Jul 31, 2019

Come and celebrate the heritage of Cardiff, Highland Grove, Wilberforce, Tory Hill and Gooderham at Doors Open Highlands East taking place September 14th and 15th 2019. Take a tour inside some buildings otherwise closed to the public, find out how high tech ice is made at Hyland Ice in Wilberforce and discover the history of our communities.

For a complete list of sites open to the public please visit: doorsopenontario.on.ca/en/highlands-east

Hike Highlands East during the 2019 Hike Haliburton Festival

Posted to Activities, Events on Jul 31, 2019

The Hike Haliburton Festival takes place September 18 through the 22 and sees over 2,000 people participating in over 100 hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. 

Register early at hikehaliburton.com for hikes throughout Highlands East and Haliburton County. They fill up fast!

 

July 21st

Waste Management Cottage Kits Available For Seasonal Residents

Posted to Administrative, Environmental, Services on Jul 21, 2019

Cottage Kits are available for residents to purchase for a small fee.

The kit provides the necessary information & tools needed for a cottage renter to dispose of their garbage and recycling at the end of the week and includes:

  • a landfill pass, good for one-time use, allowing them into the landfill sites.
  • a welcome letter that provides a quick overview of Highlands East waste management program and the rules that would be relevant to the cottage renter.
  • a clear bag for household garbage
  • clear blue recycling bags
  • large paper grocery bag for fibres
  • recycling guide, landfill hours of operation, map showing the landfill site locations, disposal fees, household hazardous waste event dates and an MNR Bear Wise Fact Sheet.

If you are interested in purchasing The Cottage Kit, you can do so by picking them up at the Municipal Office in Wilberforce, 2249 Loop Road, the Information Centre at 2786 Essonville Line, Wilberforce, or contact us to make arrangements to have a kit(s) mailed to you.

info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca or 705-448-2981 $3.00/kit or 10 kits for $25.00