News & Notices

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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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.

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.

To read more visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mma/en/2019/03/ontario-invests-in-small-and-rural-municipalities-to-improve-service-delivery-and-efficiency.html

Fire Committee Agenda & Minutes for March 11, 2019

2018 Joint Accessibility Plan Accomplishments

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, News & Notices, Services on Feb 14, 2019

The document attached below outlines the accomplishments made in 2018 by the Municipalities within Haliburton County towards the Joint Accessibility Plan 2018-2022.

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Notice Regarding March Council Meetings

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 13, 2019

A Special Meeting of Council is being held on Tuesday, March 5th at 9AM at the Lloyd Watson Centre for the purpose of a Closed Session regarding: 

  • 239 (2) (c) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; 
  • Building Department; 
  • building permit and; 
  • The 2019 Budget

The regularly scheduled Council Meeting on March 12th and the Optional Council Meeting on March 26th will both also be taking place as normal.

Notice regarding sale of portion of shore road allowance on Tamarack Lake

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 28, 2019

At the Regular Council Meeting on March 12, 2019 at 9AM Highlands East Council will consider a By-Law to close, stop-up and convery part of the Original Shore Road Allowance on Tamarack Lake.

Please download the full notice below for more details.

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Notice of Passed Zoning By-Law 2019-06

Posted to News & Notices on Jan 24, 2019