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Joint Compliance Audit Committee Member Needed

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 20, 2018

Due to a resignation of a Committee Member, the Corporations of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, the Township of Minden Hills, the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Municipality of Highlands East, are currently seeking applications from professionals who are required to adhere to codes of standards of their profession, and other individuals with in depth knowledge of the campaign financing rules of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for appointment to the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

Members of the public interested in serving on this Committee are asked to submit a resume, and covering letter no later than Noon on December 21, 2018.

For full details, required qualifications and Committee procedures please download the files below:

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Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 1st

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 17, 2018

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1st at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for hot chocolate, hot apple cider, a bon fire and a visit from Santa! Tree will be lit at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

Request for Winter Maintenance Quotation: Universal Road

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting quotations for winter maintenance (snow plowing & sanding) on Universal Road (approximately 3km in length). This contract would be in place for the month of December, 2018 and the 2019 year (January 1st to April 15th, 2019 and October 15th to December 31st, 2019) with the option for a one year extension.

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2018 Haliburton County Christmas Assistance Directory

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 14, 2018

Heat Bank Haliburton has compiled a helpful list of Christmas resources available to residents in Haliburton County ranging from Food Banks to Christmas Meals and Winter Clothes. Click the link below to download the PDF and contact heatbankhc [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions, updates or corrections.

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Surplus 2009 Stirling Plow Truck For Sale

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 13, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has recently declared a 2009 Stirling Tandem equipped with dump box/sander & reversible plow and wing as surplus. This surplus vehicle has been advertised for sale on Kijiji. If you are interested in this surplus vehicle, please click here to view the ad.

Applications for Homeownership 10% Down Payment Assistance Program Being Accepted Until November 12th

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 6, 2018

If you are renting and have been dreaming of owning your own home but don’t have a down payment in the bank, you may qualify for the Homeownership 10% Down Payment Assistance Program.

“The Homeownership Program provides up to 10% in down payment assistance to eligible applicants,” says Hope Lee, Manager of Housing. “We currently have $150,000 in funding still available to assist people in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the County of Haliburton move into homeownership.”

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Tender for Phase One of Building Department Office Renovation

Posted to News & Notices on Nov 5, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting Tenders for Phase One of the Building Department Office Renovation with work to commence on Monday, December 17, 2018 and to be completed no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.

Tenders will close Monday, November 26, 2018 at 1:00PM and are to be submitted on the prescribed Tender Form included in the download below and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such shall be received by Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer at the following address:

The Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, P.O. Box 295, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer

Tender Forms will be opened Monday, November 26, 2018 after closing at 1:05PM at the Municipal Office.

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This Remembrance Day commemorate the end of WWI one-hundred years later with the Bells of Peace in Cardiff & Highland Grove

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 3, 2018

Join members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 566 Cardiff as well as residents of Cardiff and Highland Grove to commemorate the end of World War I one-hundred years ago on November 11, 1918.

Assemble at 4:30PM at the Roman Catholic Churches in Cardiff and Highland Grove where bells will toll 100 times beginning at sunset (4:45PM).

On November 11, 1918 the ringing of church bells erupted across the country as an outpouring of relief that the War to End All Wars was finally over. One hundred years later bells will once again toll across Canada in honour of our veterans who served in WWI. 

For further information contact Cam McKenzie at 613 339-2704

Need a ride? Let Bancroft Community Transit help!

Posted to News & Notices on Oct 31, 2018

Bancroft Community Transit (BCT) is making weekly trips to, from and around Wilberforce to help community residents and local businesses. Anyone can call to book a seat and they will be making mulitple pickup stops throughout Highlands East as needed.

Beginning November 2, 2018 BCT will be making the following trips:

  • $16 round trip to Bancroft 1st & 3rd Friday each month (with option for local trips if needed)
  • $5 unlimited stop Local Trips 2nd & 4th Friday each month (get a ride to Foodland, the Diner, Pharmacy, Agnews and/or Legion Lunch, etc.)

For more information and to book your seat please call Isabelle at 613-332-8291 or contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-3652

A Christmas shopping trip to Peterborough is also being considered so if you are interested please call.

Notice regarding remaining 2018 Council Meetings

Posted to Council, Meetings, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018

The current council's remaining Regular Meetings will be held in November on the 7th and 21st at the Library at 9AM.

The new council's Inaugural Meeting will be held on December 6th at the Lloyd Watson Centre at 11AM with a Regular Meeting of Council to follow at the same location at 1 PM.