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Blue Green Algae: How to identify it and what to do about it.

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Sep 19, 2018

There has been a dramatic increase in blue green algae blooms in Ontario in recent years. As a result many lakefront property owners are very concerned when they see blooms or floating masses which they think could be a bloom. To alleviate unnecessary concerns and to share important information the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations is providing a fact sheet (available for download below) on how to identify blue green algae blooms and what to do if you do spot one

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Highlands East Strategic Plan

Posted to Downloads, Strategic Plan on Sep 6, 2018

2016 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2016 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 28, 2018

Before you start any construction on your property contact the Building Department and obtain any necessary permits!

Building Permit Application, Application Requirements and Guides are available for download below:

The following items shall accompany an application for a building permit.

Site Plan

  • Site Plan showing location of building and septic system on lot, and also showing distances to the property lines, Front Yard Setback, Side Yard (both sides) and Rear Yard.
  • Location to other buildings on the lot.
  • Location to Hydro Lines or any other hazards on the lot.
  • Entrance to the Lot.
  • When difference in Municipal records, Ownership of property is required.

Building Plans

  • Two sets of Scaled drawings
  • Foundation Plan: example showing footing sizes, pier footings, locations, laminated beam sizes and floor joist size and spacing etc.
  • Floor Plan: example showing room sizes, locations, exterior, interior wall thickness, door sizes, window sizes, chimneys and ventilation system etc.
  • Cross Section: example showing foundation depth, foundation type (block or solid concrete etc.), foundation damproofing, foundation drainage, foundation slab, footing sizes, sill gasket, anchor bolts (spacing), joist size, subfloor size stud sizes and spacing, insulation, vapour barrier, interior, exterior finishes, roof type, sheeting, shingles and venting etc.
  • Copy of TRUSS DRAWINGS from manufacturer.

Other Requirements

  • Municipality of Highlands East copy of the Site Inspection Report for a Sewage System, when required.
  • Entrance Permit from the Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department, County of Haliburton or the Ministry of Transportation when required.
  • Any Permit required by any other authority.
  • Payment of Fees

Please note that any application which is not signed by the owner, and is signed by another authorized person, it shall be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the owner.

Any difference found in the Front, Side, or Rear setbacks by the Chief Building Official may result in an Application for a Building Permit being refused or revoked, until the Plot Plan is corrected.

2017 Financial Statements

Posted to Downloads, Financial Reports on Jun 21, 2018

The audited Financial Statements for the year 2017 for the Municipality of Highlands East are now available for download below.

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Comprehensive Zoning By-Law & Official Plan

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Official Plan, Property, Zoning By-Law on Jun 15, 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.

Availability

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 consolidated and amended version of the original Zoning By-Law (it includes amendments made in Zoning By-Law 2008.46) detailing the Housekeeping Amendment (reports available for download below). The Amending Zoning By-law (2018-54) is also available for download and makes further amendments to the Zoning By-law (2005.29) with respect to updates and general housekeeping matters. 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

Be Bear Wise

Posted to Activities, Downloads, News & Notices on Jun 4, 2018

The Ministry of Naturual Resources and Forestry's Bear Wise program strives to reduce human-bear conflict and has made available the information sheets available for download below. Please use these resources to protect yourselves and your property while also allowing Ontario's Black Bear's to enjoy their natural habitat.

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How to Obtain a Building Permit - A Guide to the Homeowner

Posted to Building, Downloads, Services on May 30, 2018

The PDF available for download below outlines everything homeowners need to know about the building permit process.

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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