News Highlands East has an over $2.1 Million surplus for 2017 SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, May. 2nd, 2018 Mayor Dave Burton at Highlands East Council. January 17, 2018. Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton 93.5 Moose FM/Vista Radio Highlands East is in good financial shape according to the municipality’s auditor. Representatives with Collins Barrow Kawarthas went over financial statements of 2017 with council this morning. The report shows a surplus of over $2.1 million even though a surplus of just over $832,000 was expected. Mayor Dave Burton says the money will be placed into general reserves. Burton adds that if an emergency such as a road repairs, for example, council will be able to draw on those reserves. He adds that C.A.O. Shannon Hunter and the rest of staff have done a great job of managing taxpayer dollars. Click here to see the full auditor’s report.