Highlands East Business Retention and Expansion Report

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Mar 19, 2018

Highlands East Mayor Dave Burton appointed 3rd Vice-President of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 13, 2018

During the inaugural Board of Directors meeting held Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Dave Burton, Mayor, Municipality of Highlands East was elected 3rd Vice-President, of the Ontario Good Roads Association Board of Directors.

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Make sure you are on the list of voters for the upcoming municipal election with voterlookup.ca

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Mar 12, 2018
Have your say. Log on to voter lookup dot CA

Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election?

If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.

Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.

Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296- 6722.

2018 Budget

Posted to Budgets, Downloads on Mar 7, 2018

Mayor Burton and Council approved the 2018 Annual Budget at the regular meeting of Council held on Wednesday, March 7. 2018.

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Community Support Services' Adult Day Program runs Mondays in Wilberforce

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 8, 2018

Community Support Services is pleased to announce the expansion of it’s Adult Day Program to Highlands East.  Beginning on February 26th this program will run on Mondays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre and is free of charge for the first month, with transportation services available as well.

Adult Day Programming offers a range of social, physical and recreational activities designed to meet the needs of frail older adults, individuals with memory impairment (Alzheimer’s/Dementia) and/or adults with physical disabilities.

What can I expect?

  • Caregiver respite
  • Support for dependent individuals who struggle with social isolation, mobility issues and/or cognitive difficulties (Alzheimer’s/Dementia)
  • Nutritious food and daily supervised programming in a group setting

For more information please contact Jamie Allen at 705-457-2941 x3305 or jallen [at] hhhs [dot] ca

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jan 30, 2018

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

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 11th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 27th 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 12th, 2018
  • July 7th, 2018
  • September 15th, 2018

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?

Essonville Historic Church Rentals

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 25, 2018

Essonville Historic Church, located at 1363 Essonville Line, is available for rentals. The rental fee is $120 (with the exception of funerals where no charge will apply). A rental form is available for download below.

For further information or to book a rental, please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185 or bostonian [dot] motel [at] on [dot] aibn [dot] com or visit the Essonville Historic Church website at www.essonvillechurch.org

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Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Dec 13, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East needs your help!  We are looking for volunteers who are willing and able bodied to help maintain the outdoor rinks in Gooderham and Cardiff.  Without the help of volunteers the rinks will not be able to operate this winter. 

For information and to volunteer please contact the Municipal Office in WIlberforce at 705-448-2981.

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.

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)

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Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on May 10, 2018
2018.05.10_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on May 9, 2018
2018.05.09_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Agenda for Economic Development and Business Committee Meeting on May 8, 2018
2018.05.08_agenda_economic_development.pdf
Agenda for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on May 3, 2018
2018.05.03_agenda_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Committee Meeting on May 2, 2018
2018.05.02_agenda_trails.pdf
Agenda for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on April 12, 2018
2018.04.12_agenda_environment.pdf
Agenda for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on April 18, 2018
2018.04.18_agenda_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on October 11, 2017
2017.10.11_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on October 4, 2017
2017.10.04_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Short Term Accommodation Task Group Meeting on September 28, 2017
2017.09.28_minutes_short_term_accomodation.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on September 13, 2017
2017.09.13_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on September 6, 2017
2017.09.06_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and Culture Committee Meeting on August 9, 2017
2017.08.09_minutes_recreation_and_culture.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and 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 and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on August 2, 2017
2017.08.02_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Environment and Green Energy Committee Meeting on July 13, 2017
2017.07.13_minutes_environment.pdf
Minutes for Economic Development and 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 and Business Committee Meeting on June 13, 2017
2017.06.13_minutes_economic_development.pdf
Minutes for Recreation and 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 and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Trails and Outdoor Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting on May 3, 2017
2017.05.03_minutes_trails.pdf
Minutes for Housing and Grants Committee Meeting on June 1, 2017
2017.06.01_minutes_housing_and_grants.pdf
Agenda & Documents for Council Meeting on June 7, 2017
2017.06.07_agenda.pdf