HE officials develop protocol to address ongoing highrisk…

The following are news briefs from the regular meeting of council for Highlands East on Sept. 13. By James Matthews Highlands East officials have adopted measures to address non-compliant property owners with high-risk septic systems.The…

HE receive short-term rental accommodation review

By Chris DrostThe community survey conducted on behalf of Haliburton County on short-term rental accommodation revealed that 55 per cent are generally supportive of homes and cottages being used as short- term rentals as long…

Haliburton County Public Library updates HE council

By Chris Drost The following are news briefs from Highlands East council’s regular council meeting held on regular council meeting on July 12.The Highlands East council is seeing the full scope of life at the…

Cooperation yields clarity on service delivery

By Darren LumThe following are news briefs from the Highlands East special meeting of council on April 19, held virtually. After several months of collaboration, Highlands East staff presented the consolidated planning fees for Zoning…

Highlands East welcomes hybrid meetings

By Darren LumIn-person meetings return, but virtual option will continue for meetingsThe Municipality of Highlands East is providing an electronic option for people interested in attending council meetings wherever they may be.With an amendment to…

Get back what we put in

By Joan Barton The essential difference between living in a rural community and an urban centre is that if you are going to make it work you can’t just live in a rural community, you…

Highlands East approves 2022 budget

Residents will see a 1.48 increase in taxesBy Chris Drost Highlands East Council has officially approved a municipal tax increase of 1.48 per cent for 2022. To local taxpayers, it means an increase of $7.50…

HE awards telecommunication contract this fall

The following news briefs from the Highlands East Council regular meeting on Feb. 8, held virtually. By Chris Drost When it comes time to vote in this fall’s municipal elections, voters in Highlands East will…

Agricultural Fair is back for 2022

It’s on! In Real Life! The board of the Wilberforce Agricultural Society met at the end of January, and decided to bring back the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair. So mark your calendars for Friday Aug. 5…

HE construction values top $42 million in 2021

By Chris Drost2021 will go down as a record-breaking year when it comes to construction values for Highlands East.CBO Laurie Devolin reported that the to-date construction values for 2021 came in at $42,739,713, a huge…

HE departments share 2022 capital plans with council

By Chris DrostOn the morning of Nov. 23, Highlands East council was presented with capital plans for 2022. Shannon Hunter, CAO/treasurer, also advised that the five-year capital forecast has been updated to 2026, but currently,…

Highlands East tackles long list of zoning amendment…

Highlands East council met virtually on the morning of Oct. 12 where the busy agenda included department monthly reports, a number of zoning amendment requests from private landowners, and a public planning meeting. By Chris…

‘Little Library’ idea acceptedin Highlands East

By Fred Groves They are called Little Libraries but there is nothing minuscule about a new idea that is coming to the Municipality of Highlands East.At the Sept. 14 regular council meeting, Economic Development Co-ordinator…

Drastic increase in building permits

The following are brief reports of items discussed at the Sept. 14 virtual meeting of Highlands East council. By Fred Groves Highlands East has seen a drastic increase in the permits that have been issued.…

HE council members will attend committee meetings

The following are Highlands East Council briefs from the virtual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24. By Darren Lum The pandemic is far from over and virtual council meetings are likely to continue to enable access…