News Hastings Highlands to present draft 2018 capital budget SHARE ON: Andreas Pandikiu, contributor, Friday, Nov. 10th, 2017 Photo credit: Supplied. Hastings Highlands Council is hosting a meeting to let residents know about what it plans to include in its 2018 capital budget. Mayor Vivian Bloom says the draft capital budget addresses infrastructure needs in the municipality. Bloom says, by approving the budget before the end of this year, it will give the municipality time to prepare for the work and get the best prices for it. Residents and ratepayers are being invited to the special council meeting being held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 14th, in Emond Hall at the Hastings Highlands Centre in Maynooth.