Fire Committee Agenda & Minutes for March 11, 2019

2019 Budget

Posted to Budgets, Downloads on Mar 12, 2019

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Come see the future of Herlihey Park at the Final Master Plan Presentation on March 26th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Mar 4, 2019

Everyone is invited to attend the Herlihey Park Final Master Plan Presentation taking place at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:00PM.

Public Input Needed on Highlands East Short Term Rental (STR) Public Engagement Questionnaire

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 21, 2019

Give us your input on the questions contained the draft Short-term Rental Questionairre. This draft is not to be completed and submitted, but rather you are asked to give us your feedback on the questions being asked and make suggestions if you feel something has been missed.

“Short-term Rental” or “Short-term Accommodation” typically describes residential dwellings which are rented over a short period of time (e.g. less than 30 days) for monetary gain. It is recognized that the use of a dwelling for a STR can take many forms ranging from a resident of the property who, from time to time, rent out the dwelling while on holiday themselves, to owners of property who continually rent the property out as an investment income.

While traditional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ establishments are recognized through the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw 2005-29, these establishments are characterized by the caretaker being on-site, and limited to 3 guest rooms.

Short-term rental (STR) accommodations have become prevalent in many Ontario municipalities, including Highlands East. Highlands East recognizes that short-term rentals provide valuable contributions to our economy.

Council is engaging with the public to obtain input and provide information regarding STR accommodations in order to determine if some form of regulation should be considered.

A Draft Questionnaire (available for download below) has been created with questions that Council would like included however, Council is further seeking input from all residents on any additional questions you feel should be included. Input will be received up to 4:30 pm on April 30th, 2019. Please send to:

Robyn Rogers, Clerk
rrogers [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
Box 295 Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0

Council will receive all input when considering the final questionnaire. In a variety of methods, the final questionnaire will be presented to the public late spring, early summer. Thank you for your contribution.

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2018 Joint Accessibility Plan Accomplishments

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, News & Notices, Services on Feb 14, 2019

The document attached below outlines the accomplishments made in 2018 by the Municipalities within Haliburton County towards the Joint Accessibility Plan 2018-2022.

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Notice Regarding March Council Meetings

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 13, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday, March 5th at 9AM at the Lloyd Watson Centre for the purpose of a Closed Session regarding: 

  • 239 (2) (c) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; 
  • Building Department; 
  • building permit and; 
  • The 2019 Budget

The regularly scheduled Council Meeting on March 12th and the Optional Council Meeting on March 26th will both also be taking place as normal.

Notice regarding sale of portion of shore road allowance on Tamarack Lake

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 28, 2019

At the Regular Council Meeting on March 12, 2019 at 9AM Highlands East Council will consider a By-Law to close, stop-up and convery part of the Original Shore Road Allowance on Tamarack Lake.

Please download the full notice below for more details.

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Notice of Passed Zoning By-Law 2019-06

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 24, 2019

Free Falls Prevention Course for Seniors

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

Haliburton Highlands Health Services is running a 12 week Falls Prevention Course, free for Older Adults and/or Adults with Disabilities on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 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 12-week session runs from July 9th to September 26th

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

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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