Councillor for Ward 4, Highlands East
Update: October 2017

September was a glorious month in Highlands East with summer finally, briefly here, and lots to do in the sunshine. Our local hikes were well attended during the Hike Haliburton Festival, and our fall Fundraiser lunch for our local food banks brought in very welcome food donations and over $340 in cash which will be put to good use. Our thanks to our MPP, Laurie Scott, for her visit and encouragement at that event.

This week, make sure that you have picked up your tickets from Agnew’s Store or from the Information Center in Wilberforce for the Annual Wilberforce Agricultural Society Thanksgiving Dinner! Tickets will also be available at the door, from 5:00 pm on Saturday October 7th, but the dinner usually sells out before the end of the night, so it is best to get your tickets in advance, or get their early. I will be on the serving line as usual, and hope to see you there.

And this month, if you are a member of a community group which may be hoping to partner with the municipality on a project in 2018, please contact me or the member of council whose Council Committee most closely fits with your project.   Council will begin working on the 2018 budget this month. We anticipate that it will be finalized in January of 2018. For that reason, we need to know soon, ideally in October, if any local groups intend to put forward requests for assistance with future events or projects, and we need to discuss the details of those plans. Please e-mail or give me a call at (705) 448-3074, if you are hoping to work with the township in 2018.