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Source Protection Policies (OPA 2) In Effect

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices, Official Plan on May 2, 2018

On March 29th the County of Haliburton approved OPA 2, an official plan amendment to integrate source protection policies and land use schedules into the Highland East Official Plan. The County approval as well as OPA 2 can be reviewed and downloaded below.

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Highlands East Business Retention and Expansion Report

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

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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Burning By-Law and Application

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Fire Rescue, Services on Jan 23, 2018

Small fires are permitted in most areas of Highlands East as long as the following rules are complied with:

  • There is no daytime burning permitted during the fire season (April 1st to November 30th) without a permit. Fires may take place only during the time from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise.
  • Your fire can be no greater than .5  metres (approx. 20 inches) in diameter and flames must not exceed 1 metre (approx. 39 inches) in height.
  • Your fire must be setback a minimum of 10 metres from any structure.
  • Only environmentally friendly materials may be burned.
  • The smoke from your fire cannot interfere with your neighbours or a roadway.
  • You must have sufficient tools and water available to put the fire out should the need arise.
  • You must be with your fire at all times

You may have a campfire during the day, using the same size restrictions and conditions listed above however it can only be used for cooking and warmth. It must be attended at all times.

All other fires need a permit. Please contact the municipal office for more information and to obtain a permit download the by-law and application below.

Any municipal or county-wide burn ban supercedes these rules.

The charges to extinguish a fire begins at $205.00 per half hour.

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Haliburton County Age Friendly Master Plan

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Nov 3, 2017

The Age-Friendly Master Plan is meant to guide the development of services and infrastructure to better support the growing population of older adults throughout Haliburton County.

The development of the Age-Friendly Master Plan was led by The Aging Well Committee, a group of local seniors and public health staff working to improve the quality of life for older adults in Haliburton County. The committee works with other community partners to listen to the needs of older adults, raise awareness of seniors’ issues, and advocate on their behalf.

The Age-Friendly Master Plan is an initiative of the Aging Well Committee, in partnership with the County of Haliburton and funded by the Government of Ontario and is available for download below.

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Draft Wellhead Protection Areas Amendment for Zoning By-law 2005-29

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices, Zoning By-Law on Oct 18, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East is required to implement the Trent Source Protection Plan under the Clean Water Act and therefore plans to amend By-law 2005-29, the Zoning By-law as amended, with respect to lands identified by the Trent Source Protection Plan as Wellhead Protection Areas.

The document and associated maps are avaialble for download below.

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Energy Conservation & Management Plan

Posted to Downloads, Energy Conservation Plan on Sep 26, 2017

The Highlands East Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan has been developed as part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O.Reg. 397/11 that came in to force on January 1st, 2012. The regulation applies to all public agencies in Ontario, including municipalities and municipal service boards responsible for the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.

The Ontario Provincial Government requires public agencies to better understand and manage their energy consumption. Therefore, the purposes of the regulation is for public agencies to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for buildings and facilities in which the agency conducts its operations from, that are heated or cooled or are related to the treatment or pumping of water or sewage. 

In addition to the energy usage reporting, public agencies are required to develop a five (5) year energy conservation plan, published online and commencing July 1st, 2014.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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Asset Management Plan

Posted to Asset Management Plan, Downloads on Sep 14, 2017

The Municipality of Highlands East has prepared an Asset Management Plan for its core infrastructure services including roads, bridges, water and wastewater. The Plan is intended to provide a comprehensive reference for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of the municipality’s core Infrastructure Assets. The plan is based on the guidelines provided in the Province of Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure’s Building Together Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. The Plan is based on currently available data and information on the core services of the municipality. The plan is a living document and will require continuous updates and improvements over time with the municipality’s ongoing data collection programs.

Infrastructure investment is an important component of municipal government responsibility. It helps facilitate economic development, promotes quality of life improvement for residents and can even create jobs.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Hunter, CMO, AMCT, Dipl.M.M.
Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

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By-Law 2017.66 Solar Projects Policy

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Services on Aug 17, 2017

By-Law 2017.67 Tariff of Fees for Planning Matters

Posted to By-Law, Downloads, Services on Aug 17, 2017