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Private Road Grant Program and Application Form

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Roads, Services on May 16, 2019

The Municipality of Highlands East has established a grant program for the improvement of private roads. The By-Law, Policy and Application form is available for download below.

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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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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.

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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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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