November 20th, 2018

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.


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

Joint Compliance Audit Committee Member Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 20, 2018

Due to a resignation of a Committee Member, the Corporations of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, the Township of Minden Hills, the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Municipality of Highlands East, are currently seeking applications from professionals who are required to adhere to codes of standards of their profession, and other individuals with in depth knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for appointment to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

Members of the public interested in serving on this Committee are asked to submit a resume, and covering letter no later than Noon on December 21, 2018.

For full details, required qualifications and Committee procedures please download the files below:

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November 17th

Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 1st

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 17, 2018

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1st 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.

November 14th

Request for Winter Maintenance Quotation: Universal Road

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting quotations for winter maintenance (snow plowing & sanding) on Universal Road (approximately 3km in length). This contract would be in place for the month of December, 2018 and the 2019 year (January 1st to April 15th, 2019 and October 15th to December 31st, 2019) with the option for a one year extension.

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2018 Haliburton County Christmas Assistance Directory

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

Heat Bank Haliburton has compiled a helpful list of Christmas resources available to residents in Haliburton County ranging from Food Banks to Christmas Meals and Winter Clothes. Click the link below to download the PDF and contact heatbankhc [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions, updates or corrections.

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2018 Municipal Election: Certificate of Rejected Ballots

Posted to Elections on Nov 14, 2018

November 13th

Surplus 2009 Stirling Plow Truck For Sale

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 13, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has recently declared a 2009 Stirling Tandem equipped with dump box/sander & reversible plow and wing as surplus. This surplus vehicle has been advertised for sale on Kijiji. If you are interested in this surplus vehicle, please click here to view the ad.

Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th 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 Rides into town in Wilberforce

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.

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Evening Christmas Carol Service at the Essonville Historic Church

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018
Candlelight Service at Christmas

The Essonville Historic Church Christmas Service will take place this year on Sunday, December 16th, starting at 7:00PM at the Essonville Historic Church, 1284 Essonville Line.  Come out and celebrate the holidays with in this lantern-illuminated historic setting with special music including instrumental, solo, duet, together with congregational carol singing.

November 6th

Applications for Homeownership 10% Down Payment Assistance Program Being Accepted Until November 12th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 6, 2018

If you are renting and have been dreaming of owning your own home but don’t have a down payment in the bank, you may qualify for the Homeownership 10% Down Payment Assistance Program.

“The Homeownership Program provides up to 10% in down payment assistance to eligible applicants,” says Hope Lee, Manager of Housing. “We currently have $150,000 in funding still available to assist people in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton move into homeownership.”

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