News & Notices

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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Come see the future of Herlihey Park at the Final Master Plan Presentation on March 26th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Mar 4, 2019

Everyone is invited to attend the Herlihey Park Final Master Plan Presentation taking place at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:00PM.

Public Input Needed on Highlands East Short Term Rental (STR) Public Engagement Questionnaire

Posted to News & Notices on Feb 21, 2019

Give us your input on the questions contained the draft Short-term Rental Questionairre. This draft is not to be completed and submitted, but rather you are asked to give us your feedback on the questions being asked and make suggestions if you feel something has been missed.

“Short-term Rental” or “Short-term Accommodation” typically describes residential dwellings which are rented over a short period of time (e.g. less than 30 days) for monetary gain. It is recognized that the use of a dwelling for a STR can take many forms ranging from a resident of the property who, from time to time, rent out the dwelling while on holiday themselves, to owners of property who continually rent the property out as an investment income.

While traditional ‘Bed and Breakfast’ establishments are recognized through the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw 2005-29, these establishments are characterized by the caretaker being on-site, and limited to 3 guest rooms.

Short-term rental (STR) accommodations have become prevalent in many Ontario municipalities, including Highlands East. Highlands East recognizes that short-term rentals provide valuable contributions to our economy.

Council is engaging with the public to obtain input and provide information regarding STR accommodations in order to determine if some form of regulation should be considered.

A Draft Questionnaire (available for download below) has been created with questions that Council would like included however, Council is further seeking input from all residents on any additional questions you feel should be included. Input will be received up to 4:30 pm on April 30th, 2019. Please send to:

Robyn Rogers, Clerk
rrogers [at] highlandseast [dot] ca
Box 295 Wilberforce, ON, K0L 3C0

Council will receive all input when considering the final questionnaire. In a variety of methods, the final questionnaire will be presented to the public late spring, early summer. Thank you for your contribution.

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Sleeping in Cars for Homelessness Awareness

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Feb 21, 2019
Image Credit: The Highlander

Places for People is raising awareness about homelessness in our communities by asking the public to spend the night in their car. The event is taking place in the parking lot of the Lloyd Watson Community Centre in Wilberforce from dusk to dawn. 

7PM to 9PM: Campfire gathering of cars, sleepers and supporters.

7AM Saturday: Reflection Circle

For pledge sheets or to donate visit, email your questions to info [at] placesforpeople [dot] ca and read an article about the event here: 

(Image Credit: The Highlander)

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