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2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Posted to Environmental, Services on Jan 2, 2019

The following events are being held for residents of the Municipality of Highlands East:

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Gooderham Transfer Station

Saturday, August 10th from 1:00PM through 4:00PM
1042 McColl's Road just east of Gooderham.

Tory Hill Landfill Site

Saturday, October 26th from 10:00AM through 2:00PM
19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce & Tory Hill.

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Hwy. 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30AM through 2:30PM:

  • May 11th, 2019
  • July 6th, 2019
  • September 14th, 2019

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events.

Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information or download our helpful flyer: What can I bring to HHW Events?

2019 Recycling Schedule for Cardiff & Bicroft Heights

Posted to Downloads, Environmental, Services on Jan 1, 2019

Application to purchase Original Shoreline Marine Allowance

Posted to Administrative, Applications, Downloads, Services on Dec 19, 2018

By-law No. 2013-04 was passed by Council at the February 12, 2013 council meeting. This by-law adopted the policy for the shoreline road allowance closure and established fees for the purchase of the shoreline road allowance.

Please note that upon filing an application an inspection will be completed by the Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

Please contact Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422 or rrogers [at] highlandseast [dot] ca for more information.

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Important Winter Septic Inspection Information

Posted to Building, Services on Nov 23, 2018

Winter weather affects on-site sewage installation and inspection. 

The Municipality of Highlands East does not conduct septic inspections during the winter months. If the ground is frozen, or there is snow on the ground, the conditions are not conducive to conduct a proper inspection. When the temperatures begin to drop, call the Building Department to ensure you can obtain an inspection.

The function and design of on-site sewage systems are highly dependent on construction practices and the proper classification of the native soil on which the system is built. For these reasons, The Municipality of Highlands East does not conduct test pit inspections to issue sewage permits, or installation inspections during the winter months.

In urgent circumstances, such as a failing system exceptions can be made. Call the Building Department at 705-447-0051.

Fire Prevention Week 2018

Posted to Fire Rescue, News & Notices, Services on Oct 1, 2018

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on three fundamental actions people can take to be fire-safe:

  1. Look for potential fire hazards around your home. Take action to prevent fire from starting:
    • Always stay in the kitchen while cooking. If you must leave, turn off the stove.
    • Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Always extinguish cigarettes in large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.
    • Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.
  2. Listen for the smoke alarms in an emergency. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarms and can hear them in an emergency. Early detection of fire provided by smoke alarms gives you the extra seconds you need to get out safely.
  3. Learn two ways out of every room. Practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in your home before a fire starts so you and your family can get out quickly.

Visit firepreventionweek.org and ontario.ca/firemarshal for more.

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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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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

2016 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jul 3, 2018

The Municipality of Highlands East has collated the 2016 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis as required by the Green Energy Act. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 28, 2018

Before you start any construction on your property contact the Building Department and obtain any necessary permits!

Building Permit Application, Application Requirements and Guides are available for download below:

The following items shall accompany an application for a building permit.

Site Plan

  • Site Plan showing location of building and septic system on lot, and also showing distances to the property lines, Front Yard Setback, Side Yard (both sides) and Rear Yard.
  • Location to other buildings on the lot.
  • Location to Hydro Lines or any other hazards on the lot.
  • Entrance to the Lot.
  • When difference in Municipal records, Ownership of property is required.

Building Plans

  • Two sets of Scaled drawings
  • Foundation Plan: example showing footing sizes, pier footings, locations, laminated beam sizes and floor joist size and spacing etc.
  • Floor Plan: example showing room sizes, locations, exterior, interior wall thickness, door sizes, window sizes, chimneys and ventilation system etc.
  • Cross Section: example showing foundation depth, foundation type (block or solid concrete etc.), foundation damproofing, foundation drainage, foundation slab, footing sizes, sill gasket, anchor bolts (spacing), joist size, subfloor size stud sizes and spacing, insulation, vapour barrier, interior, exterior finishes, roof type, sheeting, shingles and venting etc.
  • Copy of TRUSS DRAWINGS from manufacturer.

Other Requirements

  • Municipality of Highlands East copy of the Site Inspection Report for a Sewage System, when required.
  • Entrance Permit from the Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department, County of Haliburton or the Ministry of Transportation when required.
  • Any Permit required by any other authority.
  • Payment of Fees

Please note that any application which is not signed by the owner, and is signed by another authorized person, it shall be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the owner.

Any difference found in the Front, Side, or Rear setbacks by the Chief Building Official may result in an Application for a Building Permit being refused or revoked, until the Plot Plan is corrected.

How to Obtain a Building Permit - A Guide to the Homeowner

Posted to Building, Downloads, Services on May 30, 2018

The PDF available for download below outlines everything homeowners need to know about the building permit process.

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