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RFP for Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Concession Booth Operations

Posted to News & Notices on May 13, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East seeks proposals for the operation of the Concession Booth at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena for the 2019/2020 season. 

Proposals will be called, received, evaluated and processed in accordance with the Municipality’s Purchasing and Procurement Procedures. Proposal Submission will close on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 1:00PM. Proposals are to be submitted on the prescribed Proposal Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked as such and shall be received by Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at the following address:

The Municipality of Highlands East, Municipal Office
2249 Loop Road, P.O. Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
Attention: Jim Alden, Property Supervisor

Proposal documents will be opened Friday, June 7th, 2019 after closing at 1:05PM at the Municipal Office. If you have any questions regarding this proposal please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor at 705-455-7515 or at jalden [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Site visits will be by appointment only. Please contact Jim Alden, Property Supervisor to book a date and time.

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2019: Are You Ready?

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on May 8, 2019
Emergencies can happen anytime. Are you ready?

2019 Emergency Preparedness Week's theme is “Are You Ready?” and focuses on the importance of individuals and families being prepared for emergencies before they happen. Download the Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide which features updated information on how you and your family can prepare for an emergency and follow the links below for additional specialized preparedness guides:

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Flood Watches, Warnings and Updates

Posted to News & Notices on May 7, 2019

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for all of Bancroft District.

Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate. For details please download the Watershed Conditions Statement below.

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Celebrate Earth Day and Clean Up Highlands East

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 12, 2019

Saturday, April 27th is Earth Day and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM the Gooderham Community Action Group will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration and Town Clean Up in Gooderham. Collect garbage from 10 to Noon, then come to the Robert McCausland Community Centre where hot chocolate and hot dogs will be served. Bring your children where they can check out fur traps and fur displays, save the turtles information, fossil displays, recycling and compost information and other items related to Earth Day.

Residents throughout Highlands East are encouraged to collect garbage in their communities. Garbage bags and gloves can be picked up at the Wilberforce, Cardiff and Gooderham municipal offices. Garbage can be dropped off before 1:30PM on Saturday at the following locations:

  • Behind the Wilberforce Fire Hall
  • Beside the Cardiff Fire Hall
  • Behind the Highland Grove Community Centre
  • Under the pavilion at the Robert McCausland Community Centre in Gooderham

After 1:30PM, please take garbage to one of the municipal landfill sites.

Water Sample Service Schedule & Drop-off Information

Posted to Environmental, News & Notices, Services on Apr 10, 2019

Pick-up & Drop-off Locations

Water sample bottles can be picked up at any Municipal Office in Highlands East.

Filled samples must be dropped off at the Wilberforce Municipal Office for shipment to the testing facility.

Summer Schedule

The bi-weekly summer water sample drop-off schedule will begin the week of April 15th with drop-offs being accepted Mondays and Wednesdays before Noon on each of those days.

Note: Due to the Easter Holiday drop-offs will not be accepted on Wednesday, April 17th.

Winter Schedule

Drop-offs will revert to our once-weekly winter schedule in October.

Herlihey Park Final Master Plan

Posted to Downloads, News & Notices on Mar 29, 2019

The Final Master Plan for Herlihey Park as presented at the March 26, 2019 public meeting is available for download below.

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Ontario Invests in Small and Rural Municipalities to Improve Service Delivery and Efficiency

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 20, 2019

Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario's small and rural municipalities.

Highlands East will be receiving a one-time payment intended to help modernize service delivery and reduce future costs through investments in projects such as: service delivery reviews, development of shared services agreements, and capital investments.

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Advisory Committee Volunteers Needed

Posted to Committees, Council, News & Notices on Mar 18, 2019

The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East is currently seeking applications from members of the public for appointments to the following committees:

  • Economic Development and Business Committee (6 Public Members)
  • Housing and Grants Committee (6 Public Members)

Appointments shall be for the term of Council (4 Years). Members of the public interested in serving on the Housing and Grants Committee or the Economic Development and Business Committee are asked to submit an application on the prescribed form to the Office of the CAO no later than Noon on April 16, 2019. Please mark confidential.

Application forms are available for download below.

Shannon Hunter, CAO/Treasurer Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East
P.O. Box 295, Wilberforce, Ontario, K0L 3C0
shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
705-448-2981 Ext. 431

For further information, contact Shannon Hunter by email at shunter [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

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Fire Committee Agenda & Minutes for March 11, 2019

2019 Summer Student Job Opportunities

Posted to News & Notices on Mar 8, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East is currently recruiting students for summer employment for 2019.

If you are currently enrolled in secondary school or a post-secondary program and returning to school in September 2019, you are encouraged to apply for an opportunity.

The following various positions are available with the municipality:

  • (2), Sewage Disposal System Maintenance Inspectors (Building Department)
  • (2), Parks & Recreation Attendants (Parks & Property Department)
  • (1), Information Centre Student (Economic Development Department)
  • (1), Clerical Assistant (Administration Department)
  • (2), Summer Landfill Attendants (Environmental Department)
  • (6), Lifeguards (Pool & Beach Summer Swim Program)

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