December 22nd

Minutes for Council Meeting on December 14, 2010

Posted to Council, Minutes on Dec 22, 2010

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December 13th

Frequently Asked Questions: Delegations to Council

Posted to Council on Dec 13, 2010

What is the purpose of a delegation?
The purpose of a delegation to Council is to provide information to Council. You are there to make a presentation to Council and bring pertinent information, request funds, or provide an update on committee activities. Council may or may not make a decision on the matter at the time of the delegation but may ask staff to bring back a report so that they can make an informed decision.

How do I get on a Council agenda as a delegation to Council?
You need to notify the Clerk in writing not less than five (5) working days prior to the date of the meeting as required by Procedural By-law No. 2009-16.

How long can I speak for?
Delegations are limited to fifteen (15) minutes. If you have additional information that cannot be covered in this time, please provide the material in advance to the Clerk.

What should I provide in my request?
You need to specify in writing the nature of the business to be discussed, provide background material and name the delegate who will address Council or Committee. If you do not provide sufficient information or refuse to disclose the reason for your delegation it could result in the request being refused. If you have a video or slide presentation, you may do so but the time limitations still apply. If you require equipment or set-up, please advise the Clerk in advance of the meeting so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Can a group attend as a delegation? A group can request to attend as a delegation, but only two members are permitted to speak to Council. The fifteen minute limit applies to groups as well as individuals.

I need Council to know about my problem but I can’t appear as a delegation. How do I reach them?
You have several options. You can write a letter to Council and it will appear as correspondence on an upcoming agenda. You can, of course, contact the members of Council directly.

December 9th

Agenda for Council Meeting on December 14, 2010

Posted to Agenda, Council on Dec 9, 2010

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November 30th

Haliburton County Municipal Waste Recycling Strategy, DRAFT

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Services on Nov 30, 2010

The municipalities of Haliburton County have made available the draft version of the Municipal Waste Recycling Strategy for the public to review and provide comments.

Residents of the Municipality of Highlands East may direct their questions, comments and concerns to:

Glen Covert, Environment/Property Supervisor
Phone: 613-339-2442
Fax: 613-339-1028
Email: gcovert [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Comments will be accepted until December 10, 2010.

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November 25th

Emergency Preparedness: Fire Escape Plan

Posted to Fire Rescue, Services on Nov 25, 2010

Anyone who has lived through a fire will tell you what a terrifying experience it is. Unfortunately, many people who experience fire never get a chance to tell their story to warn others of the dangers of fire.

Your fire department wants you to be prepared if a fire strikes your home. Please take a few minutes with your family to make a fire escape plan by following the nine simple instructions listed below.

  1. Draw a floor plan of your home. Use graph paper to draw a floor plan of your home. You should draw a floor plan for each floor of your home.
  2. Include all possible emergency exits. Draw in all walls, doors, windows and stairs. This will show you and your family all possible escape routes at a glance.
  3. Include important features that could help your escape. Doors and windows are escape exits from your home. Are there any other features that could help you get out safely? Can you climb out a window onto the roof of a porch or garage? Is there a tree or television antenna tower that can be safely reached from a window? These features can be extremely useful in an emergency, however you must make sure that all escape routes are practical and usable.
  4. Mark two escape routes from each room. There is a main exit from every room. This will be the exit to use if there is no apparent danger. If you are unable to use the main exit because of smoke or fire, you must have an alternate exit. The second exit is usually the window. Special consideration should be given to planning escape routes from the bedrooms as most fires occur at night when everyone is sleeping. This second exit must be practical and easy to use. Make sure that the occupant of that bedroom is able to use the second exit.
  5. Determine who may need help to escape. Decide in advance who will assist the very young, elderly or physically challenged members of your household. A few minutes of planning will save valuable seconds in a real emergency.
  6. Choose a place outside where everyone will meet. Choose a meeting place that everyone will remember. It is a good idea to choose a spot at the front of your home or close to your neighbor's house. Everyone must know to go directly to this meeting place so they can be accounted for. No one should go back into a burning building for any reason.
  7. Call the fire department from a neighbor's home. Once at the meeting place, someone can be sent to the neighbor's home to call the fire department. Include the neighbor's name and the fire department phone number on your plan. Mark the street address of your home on your fire escape plan. Always keep the Fire Department's number by your own phone in case a neighbor needs to call.
  8. Make sure everyone is familiar with the fire escape plan. Go over the entire plan with everyone. Discuss primary and secondary escape routes from each bedroom. Ensure that all children know the plan. Walk through the escape routes for each room with the entire family. Use this walk-through exercise to check your escape routes, making sure all exits are practical and easy to use. It is important that all windows will open and that no heavy furniture blocks any escape route. If escape ladders or ropes are to be used, make sure that they are accessible and that the appropriate individual is capable of using them.
  9. Practice your fire escape plan. After reviewing the floor plan with the members of your household, have an actual practice to ensure that everyone knows what to do. Practice your escape plan every six months. In a real fire, you must react without hesitation as smoke or flames may quickly block your escape routes. Your practice drills will ensure that everyone knows what to do when fire strikes.

November 15th

Minutes for Council Meeting on November 9, 2010

Posted to Council, Minutes on Nov 15, 2010

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November 3rd

Agenda for Council Meeting on November 9, 2010

Posted to Agenda, Council on Nov 3, 2010

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October 26th

2010 Municipal Election: Official Results

Posted to Elections on Oct 26, 2010

The Clerk of the Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East in the County of Haliburton has declared the following candidates elected as a result of the Municipal Election held October 25, 2010.

Reeve: Dave Burton

Ward 1 Councillor: Steve Kauffeldt

Ward 2 Councillor: Suzanne Partridge

Ward 3 Councillor:  Cecil Ryall

Ward 4 Councillor: Joan Barton

October 25th

2010 Municipal Election: Unofficial Results

Posted to Elections on Oct 25, 2010

Reeve

Dave Burton: 2156 Votes
Jack Bartholomew: 1195 Votes

Ward 1 Councillor

Steven Kauffeldt: 164 Votes
Barry Dickinson: 153 Votes

Ward 2 Councillor

Suzanne Partridge: 638 Votes
Basil Cox: 400 Votes

Ward 3 Councillor

Cecil Ryall: 400 Votes
Donna Graham: 356 Votes
Chuck Viner: 182 Votes
Beverly Macduff: 152 Votes

Ward 4 Councillor

Joan Barton: 631 Votes
Gary Stoughton: 365 Votes

October 15th

Sources for Community Funding

Posted to Administrative, Services on Oct 15, 2010

Community Groups and Event Planners can take advantage of the following sources for funding.

Creative Communities Prosperity Fund (CCPF)
This fund provides Ontario municipalities with financial assistance for cultural planning projects. It also provides funding to help not-for-profit organizations carry out specific capacity-building initiatives that enhance the cultural planning process.

Celebrate Ontario 2011
Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps new and existing Ontario festivals and events enhance their programs and activities.

Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to share your idea to create lasting change in your community. The most popular ideas, as chosen by Canadians will have a chance to share the $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund.

Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation seeks to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives.