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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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2018 Municipal Election: Information for Voters

Posted to Elections, News & Notices on Sep 17, 2018

The 2018 Municipal Election on October 22nd is fast approaching and new information has been posted to our Elections Hub, specifically for Voters. The Information for Voters section has all the information an Elector could need, including: 

  • The Voters List which is available to view and be edited if needed at the Election Office at the Wilberforce Municipal Office. Make sure you are on the list and that your information is correct!
  • Key Dates & Resources where you can learn that Voters' Kits are being Mailed the week of September 24th and October 11th is the last day to mail your ballot, after that you need to drop it off at the Election Office at the Wilberforce Municipal Office.
  • How to Vote where the Vote By Mail process is outlined step-by-step.
  • Who Can Vote discusses Students, Trailer Owners, owning property in muliple municipalities and/or multiple wards, and other topics relating to voter eligibility.

Notices for Public Planning Meeting on October 3, 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Sep 6, 2018

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13 as amended, to allow the public to comment on applications for three (3) proposed Zoning By-law Amendments.

The public meeting is being held for the applications attached below to enable interested members of the public to understand and comment on the Zoning By-law Amendment.

Date and Location Of Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 10:30AM
Location: 1101 Holmes Road - the County Library in Wilberforce

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Join us for a Community Screening of Still Standing's Wilberforce Episode on October 30th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Sep 6, 2018
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Save The Date!

Join the Community for a special town screening of the Wilberforce Still Standing Episode on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce.

View a sneak peek here:

Notice regarding Preliminary List of Electors

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Sep 5, 2018

Clerk's notice of posting of preliminary list of electors
The Municipal Election Act, 1996 as amended, Section 23.

Notice is hereby given that the Clerk for the Municipality of Highlands East has complied with Section 23 of the Municipal Elections Act 1996 as amended. There shall be available in the municipal office on the 4th day of September, 2018, the list of persons eligible to vote in the municipality at the municipal elections and the list remains there for inspection.

I hereby call upon all such electors to check the list and to take immediate proceedings to have any errors or omissions corrected according to law.

The last day for filing applications to add or remove your own name is Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 8:00PM

Revisions of the list will be taken at the Municipal Office, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0. Revisions of the list will be undertaken as follows:

Own Name:
September 4th to October 19th during normal office hours and on Election Day, October 22nd, 2018 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM.

Removal of Another Person’s Names:
September 4th to October 19th during normal office hours and on Election Day, October 22nd, 2018 from 9:00AM to 8:00PM.

Qualifications of Electors

A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if on voting day, he or she,

  • resides in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
  • is a Canadian Citizen
  • is at least 18 years old; and
  • is not prohibited from voting under Section 17 Subsection 3 or otherwise by law.

Robyn Rogers, Clerk/Returning Officer
Municipality of Highlands East
2249 Loop Road, Box 295
Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0
(705) 448-2981 Ex. 222

Tender T-10-2018: Sale of Surplus 2010 Ford F150 Regular Cab with Cap

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 30, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East is accepting Tenders for the Sale of a Surplus Vehicle. A 2010 Ford F150 Regular Cab with Cap. 

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Open House for Herlihey Park Master Plan on August 18, 2018

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 10, 2018

A Special Meeting of Council and Open House is being held on Saturday, August 18th from 10AM to Noon at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce regarding the Herlihey Park Master Plan.

This meeting is open to the public and will feature a half-hour conceptual design presentation by Pete North of North Design Office Inc. as well as a Q&A session.

Notice of a Public Meeting To Regulate Short Term Accommodation In The Municipality Of Highlands East

Posted to News & Notices on Aug 8, 2018

The Council for The Corporation of the Municipality of Highlands East, together with the assistance of a stakeholder committee, has prepared a draft licensing by-law, application, guide and zoning by-law amendment to permit and regulate short-term accommodation in the Municipality. This information is now available for public review and Council will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, with respect to this initiative.

Date and Location of Public Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Public Meeting: 6:00PM
Location: Lloyd Watson Community Centre, 2249 Loop Road Wilberforce, Ontario

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2018 Municipal Election: Certified List of Candidates

Posted to Council, Elections, News & Notices on Jul 30, 2018

During the period from May 1, 2018 to Nomination Day, July 27, 2018, the following persons filed all necessary papers, declarations and fees. The Clerk for Highlands East is satisfied that such persons are qualified and that their Nominations satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended and has, therefore, certified such candidates for the office which follows their respective name:

Burton, Dave – Mayor
Ellis, Cheryl – Mayor

Kauffeldt, Steven – Councillor – Ward 1, Bicroft 
McKenzie, Cam – Councillor – Ward 1, Bicroft 

Partridge, Suzanne – Councillor – Ward 2, Cardiff
Russell, Jane – Councillor – Ward 2, Cardiff

Ryall, Cec – Councillor – Ward 3, Glamorgan – Acclaimed

Deterling, James – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Fredricks, Peter – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Keller, Bradley – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth
Strong, Ruth – Councillor – Ward 4, Monmouth

Brohman, Gary – Trustee – English Public – Acclaimed

McEnery, Peter – Trustee – English Separate – Acclaimed

Landry, Sylvie – Trustee – French Public
Ruszkowski, Anna-Karyna – Trustee – French Public

Burns, Diane – Trustee – French Separate 
Charron, Michel – Trustee – French Separate

For detailed contact information for each candidate please refer to the Unofficial List of Nominations.

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Fire Ban Lifted: Burn with Caution

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Jul 26, 2018

The total fire ban in Haliburton County (including the Municipality of Highlands East) has been lifted as of July 26th.

Please be advised that ground cover is still very dry, so caution should be exercised with any fires. Please burn responsibly and according to the Burning By-Law as standard burning regulations are still in effect and the following rules need to be adhered to:

  • No day time burning is allowed;
  • All fires must be attended by a competent person at all times;
  • You must have a means of extinguishment readily available;
  • Fires must be completely extinguished before going to bed or leaving the fire.

Highlands East residents can contact Acting Fire Cheif Baughman with any questions or concerns at 705-448-2981 Ext. 428 or cbaughman [at] highlandseast [dot] ca