Update 1

Residents and Friends,
List of events and notices – here’s what is included:

  • My Contact Information
  • Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Application Deadline
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies
  • Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Application Deadline
  • Demolition Work HMCS Dockyard Town Hall – Nov. 9
  • Bilby & Isleville Public Hearing
  • Future Roots Official Launch
  • Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions
  • Adsum House Annual Open House – Nov. 17
  • Ft Needham Memorial Park Master Plan Open House
  • North End Holiday Market
  • Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program
  • District 8 Development Proposals (Cousin’s Restaurant, Robie, Agricola & United Memorial Church) Open House

Items of Interest

  • November North End Roundtable Notes
  • HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
  • Neighbourhood Placemaking Program Application Deadline
  • Update on Urban Forest Master Plan
  • Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Regional Council Reports and Agendas
  • Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
  • District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas

Please send your feedback on issues before Community Council and Regional Council – and on any municipal issue. If you would like to send your comments to all Regional Councillors please email the Clerk’s Office (clerks@halifax.ca) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.

My Contact information – District Email Sign Up
Thank you for signing up for my newsletter. I am very excited to continue this informative and useful update started by Jennifer Watts. Please visit Jennifer Watts page to find past updates

How to contact me:
Phone: 902-579-6975
Email: Lindell.Smith@halifax.ca
Website: LindellSmithHfx.ca

My Coordinator’s Contact
Nadine Yuriev
Phone: 902-490-1577
Email: yurievn@halifax.ca

Demolition Work HMCS Dockyard Town Hall – Nov. 9
With the construction of the Jetty for the new Artic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, and with the influx of daily calls around the demolition that takes place every afternoon at the Dockyards. The Base has decided to hold a town hall scheduled on November 9th at 6:30pm at the Ward 5 Community Centre 5540 Russell St. Construction experts from Ottawa will be in attendance to answer any questions residents may have.

Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Information Session – Nov. 9
HRM is looking for residents to sit on a variety of committees and boards including Library Board, Grants Committee, Accessibility Committee, Halifax Water, District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee, Active Transportation Committee among others.  An information session will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street at 7 p.m.  Deadline for applications is Nov. 14.  For further info on applications process and positions available go to:  http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/volunteer.php

Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Nov. 11
Remembrance Day ceremony at Grand Parade will begin at 11am.  For a full list of Remembrance day ceremonies please visit: http://www.destinationhalifax.com/content/remembrance-day-ceremonies-halifax

Bilby & Isleville Public Hearing – Nov. 15
Community Council will consider a request for substantial amendments to the approved development agreement for redevelopment of property at 5534-5558 Bilby St and 2819-2827 Isleville St, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6pm at City Hall, 1841 Argyle St.  For more info:  http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/case20326details.php

Future Roots Official Launch – Nov. 17
Please join to celebrate one year of collaboration, community support, and youth empowerment. Future Roots is a Social Enterprise in North End Halifax that employs youth ages 14-19, and provides quality assistance to North End residents.

Email: futurerootshalifax@gmail.com
Twitter: @futurerootshfx
Facebook: Future Roots Halifax

Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions Nov 16 & 17
The Bikeway Connector Project will develop and assess the feasibility, land requirements, and cost of specific options that improve connections between the Macdonald Bridge bikeway and bicycle networks in Halifax and Dartmouth.
As part of the planning process, public engagement sessions will be hosted on November 16 and 17, 2016 to provide information and receive feedback on the preliminary design options.
Wednesday, November 16th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Italian Cultural Centre, 2629 Agricola St., Halifax
Thursday, November 17th 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. with presentation at 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with presentation at 6:30 p.m. Alderney Landing
http://shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/bikeway-connector-project

Adsum House Annual Open House – Nov. 17
Join them on November 17th from 11:30pm – 2:00pm for wonderful chowder, soup and sweets. They will be presenting a report on their activities and giving a tour of the emergency shelter. Special guests will speak about developments in their work to end homelessness and create affordable housing and supports. Special presentation by TD Bank and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Fort Needham Memorial Park Master Plan Open House – Nov. 17
The Fort Needham Memorial Park Open House will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary.  This event is an opportunity to see the master plan that was approved by Council and to provide comments to staff.
For more info: http://www.halifax.ca/parks/fort-needham/

North End Holiday Market – Nov. 19
Annual Holiday Market organized by the North End Business Association will be on Sat. November 19 from 4-9pm at the corner of Agricola and Charles St.  Support local businesses and schools and enjoy music, food and family activities.  For more info: http://gonorthhalifax.ca/north-by-night-holiday-market/

Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program Deadline – Nov. 30
The purpose of the Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Grants Program is to further the Municipal Commemorative Program through the provision of grants to community-based projects that commemorate the centennial by:
• honoring the memory of those who died and suffered as a result of the explosion;
• recognizing the provision of compassionate aid;
• educating current and future generations about the significance of the event; and
• celebrating the resilience of persons and institutions.
Projects funded under this program will enhance public awareness of the disaster’s enduring impact on the region’s development and character from different perspectives in a manner that has a demonstrated impact.  The Program officially opened for applications Thursday, September 1st, 2016 with the application deadline on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.  For further information on the sessions and the program go to: http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxExplosion/index.php

Centre Plan Complete Draft Comment Deadline – Dec 2
One of the most important documents that will affect District 8 has been released in draft form – please review carefully since the Centre Plan when approved by Regional Council, will set the direction for how our neighbourhoods and community will grow and develop.  Here is the link to the draft:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57dbead9b8a79b34cba8c227/t/5811162003596ed124325bd3/1477514800160/HRM-CentrePlanPolicies_161026.pdf
For more information on the Centre Plan go to:  http://centreplan.ca/
Deadline for feedback on the draft is Dec 2.  You can also provide feedback directly to planning staff:  PlanHRM@halifax.ca   Please copy local councillor Lindell Smith:  smithli@halifax.ca

District 8 Development Proposals (Cousin’s Restaurant, Robie, Agricola & United Memorial Church) Open House – Dec 7
There will be a public meeting on Dec 7 at the Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie St., that will review current Planning Application Requests and their relationship with the current status of the Centre Plan.  There are a total of 4 project applications under consideration in District 8 including the following:

  • 4 lots at corner of Robie and Duffus including Cousin’s Restaurant, Needs Corner store for 6 storey building (see #1)
  • Robie St between Compton and Cunard for 13 storey building (see #10)
  • West side of Agricola Street, mid-block between West and Charles Streets for 5 storey building (see #11)
  • former United Memorial Church site on Kaye St for 7 storey building (see #13)
This meeting will be conducted in an open house format, where the public can drop-in to provide feedback on the proposal at any time between the hours of 12-2pm and 6-8pm. At the open house, each development proposal will be presented within the context of the proposed Centre Plan policy.  For further info on the applications and staff contact info go to:
http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/PlanningPolicyApplications_RegionalCentreDetailsPage.php
For the most recent release of the Centre Plan draft please go to:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57dbead9b8a79b34cba8c227/t/58080285f5e231054f7302b9/1476919952440/Urban+Structure.pdfItems of InterestNovember North End Roundtable Notes
http://necchalifax.ca/note/november-2016/#sthash.Ln60HHZl.tyg7BNYW.dpbs
Next Roundtable meeting:
December 7, 2016. 10am at Halifax North Memorial Library

HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
HomeWarming is a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating and cooling bills and feel more comfortable year-round – your home will be assessed and complete energy efficiency upgrades done at no charge. Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia are working together to offer income-qualified homeowners these free efficiency improvements.  Interested homeowners can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about their eligibility by calling 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or by visiting HomeWarming.ca

Neighbourhood Placemaking Program
Neighbourhood Placemaking provides guidance and support to community members interested in hosting a project in their neighbourhood. This could be intersection painting, the building of benches for a local gathering place, a community garden, or any idea that brings together community members to create public art that activates shared public spaces to give a sense of place and build community.  The program provides staff support and resources.  For more info on the application process and toolkit go to: http://www.halifax.ca/culture/communityarts/placemaking.php

Update on Urban Forest Master Plan
For an update on trees being planted in the north end please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/property/UFMP/

Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
For information about the redecking project (2015-2017) go to Big Lift: www.thebiglift.ca

North End Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses in the north end please visit the North End Business Association http://gonorthhalifax.ca/  and sign up for their monthly email.

Quinpool Road Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses on Quinpool Road please visit their website: www.quinpoolroad.ca/

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm (except Christmas Day & New Years Day) to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit http://www.halifax.ca/311/

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council has now decided to meet on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. http://www.halifax.ca/commcoun/west/index.php

District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
The District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the two districts. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/D78PAC/index.php

Residents and Friends,
List of events and notices – here’s what is included:

  • My Contact Information
  • Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Application Deadline
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies
  • Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Application Deadline
  • Demolition Work HMCS Dockyard Town Hall – Nov. 9
  • Bilby & Isleville Public Hearing
  • Future Roots Official Launch
  • Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions
  • Adsum House Annual Open House – Nov. 17
  • Ft Needham Memorial Park Master Plan Open House
  • North End Holiday Market
  • Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program
  • District 8 Development Proposals (Cousin’s Restaurant, Robie, Agricola & United Memorial Church) Open House

Items of Interest

  • November North End Roundtable Notes
  • HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
  • Neighbourhood Placemaking Program Application Deadline
  • Update on Urban Forest Master Plan
  • Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Regional Council Reports and Agendas
  • Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
  • District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas

Please send your feedback on issues before Community Council and Regional Council – and on any municipal issue. If you would like to send your comments to all Regional Councillors please email the Clerk’s Office (clerks@halifax.ca) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.

My Contact information – District Email Sign Up
Thank you for signing up for my newsletter. I am very excited to continue this informative and useful update started by Jennifer Watts. Please visit Jennifer Watts page to find past updates

How to contact me:
Phone: 902-579-6975
Email: Lindell.Smith@halifax.ca
Website: LindellSmithHfx.ca

My Coordinator’s Contact
Nadine Yuriev
Phone: 902-490-1577
Email: yurievn@halifax.ca

Demolition Work HMCS Dockyard Town Hall – Nov. 9
With the construction of the Jetty for the new Artic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, and with the influx of daily calls around the demolition that takes place every afternoon at the Dockyards. The Base has decided to hold a town hall scheduled on November 9th at 6:30pm at the Ward 5 Community Centre 5540 Russell St. Construction experts from Ottawa will be in attendance to answer any questions residents may have.

Volunteering on Municipal Boards and Committees Information Session – Nov. 9
HRM is looking for residents to sit on a variety of committees and boards including Library Board, Grants Committee, Accessibility Committee, Halifax Water, District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee, Active Transportation Committee among others.  An information session will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at Halifax City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street at 7 p.m.  Deadline for applications is Nov. 14.  For further info on applications process and positions available go to:  http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/volunteer.php

Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Nov. 11
Remembrance Day ceremony at Grand Parade will begin at 11am.  For a full list of Remembrance day ceremonies please visit: http://www.destinationhalifax.com/content/remembrance-day-ceremonies-halifax

Bilby & Isleville Public Hearing – Nov. 15
Community Council will consider a request for substantial amendments to the approved development agreement for redevelopment of property at 5534-5558 Bilby St and 2819-2827 Isleville St, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6pm at City Hall, 1841 Argyle St.  For more info:  http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/case20326details.php

Future Roots Official Launch – Nov. 17
Please join to celebrate one year of collaboration, community support, and youth empowerment. Future Roots is a Social Enterprise in North End Halifax that employs youth ages 14-19, and provides quality assistance to North End residents.

Email: futurerootshalifax@gmail.com
Twitter: @futurerootshfx
Facebook: Future Roots Halifax

Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions Nov 16 & 17
The Bikeway Connector Project will develop and assess the feasibility, land requirements, and cost of specific options that improve connections between the Macdonald Bridge bikeway and bicycle networks in Halifax and Dartmouth.
As part of the planning process, public engagement sessions will be hosted on November 16 and 17, 2016 to provide information and receive feedback on the preliminary design options.
Wednesday, November 16th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Italian Cultural Centre, 2629 Agricola St., Halifax
Thursday, November 17th 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. with presentation at 12:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with presentation at 6:30 p.m. Alderney Landing
http://shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/bikeway-connector-project

Adsum House Annual Open House – Nov. 17
Join them on November 17th from 11:30pm – 2:00pm for wonderful chowder, soup and sweets. They will be presenting a report on their activities and giving a tour of the emergency shelter. Special guests will speak about developments in their work to end homelessness and create affordable housing and supports. Special presentation by TD Bank and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Fort Needham Memorial Park Master Plan Open House – Nov. 17
The Fort Needham Memorial Park Open House will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary.  This event is an opportunity to see the master plan that was approved by Council and to provide comments to staff.
For more info: http://www.halifax.ca/parks/fort-needham/

North End Holiday Market – Nov. 19
Annual Holiday Market organized by the North End Business Association will be on Sat. November 19 from 4-9pm at the corner of Agricola and Charles St.  Support local businesses and schools and enjoy music, food and family activities.  For more info: http://gonorthhalifax.ca/north-by-night-holiday-market/

Halifax Explosion Community Grants Program Deadline – Nov. 30
The purpose of the Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Grants Program is to further the Municipal Commemorative Program through the provision of grants to community-based projects that commemorate the centennial by:
• honoring the memory of those who died and suffered as a result of the explosion;
• recognizing the provision of compassionate aid;
• educating current and future generations about the significance of the event; and
• celebrating the resilience of persons and institutions.
Projects funded under this program will enhance public awareness of the disaster’s enduring impact on the region’s development and character from different perspectives in a manner that has a demonstrated impact.  The Program officially opened for applications Thursday, September 1st, 2016 with the application deadline on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.  For further information on the sessions and the program go to: http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxExplosion/index.php

Centre Plan Complete Draft Comment Deadline – Dec 2
One of the most important documents that will affect District 8 has been released in draft form – please review carefully since the Centre Plan when approved by Regional Council, will set the direction for how our neighbourhoods and community will grow and develop.  Here is the link to the draft:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57dbead9b8a79b34cba8c227/t/5811162003596ed124325bd3/1477514800160/HRM-CentrePlanPolicies_161026.pdf
For more information on the Centre Plan go to:  http://centreplan.ca/
Deadline for feedback on the draft is Dec 2.  You can also provide feedback directly to planning staff:  PlanHRM@halifax.ca   Please copy local councillor Lindell Smith:  smithli@halifax.ca

District 8 Development Proposals (Cousin’s Restaurant, Robie, Agricola & United Memorial Church) Open House – Dec 7
There will be a public meeting on Dec 7 at the Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie St., that will review current Planning Application Requests and their relationship with the current status of the Centre Plan.  There are a total of 4 project applications under consideration in District 8 including the following:

  • 4 lots at corner of Robie and Duffus including Cousin’s Restaurant, Needs Corner store for 6 storey building (see #1)
  • Robie St between Compton and Cunard for 13 storey building (see #10)
  • West side of Agricola Street, mid-block between West and Charles Streets for 5 storey building (see #11)
  • former United Memorial Church site on Kaye St for 7 storey building (see #13)

This meeting will be conducted in an open house format, where the public can drop-in to provide feedback on the proposal at any time between the hours of 12-2pm and 6-8pm. At the open house, each development proposal will be presented within the context of the proposed Centre Plan policy.  For further info on the applications and staff contact info go to:
http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/PlanningPolicyApplications_RegionalCentreDetailsPage.php
For the most recent release of the Centre Plan draft please go to:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57dbead9b8a79b34cba8c227/t/58080285f5e231054f7302b9/1476919952440/Urban+Structure.pdf

Items of Interest

November North End Roundtable Notes
http://necchalifax.ca/note/november-2016/#sthash.Ln60HHZl.tyg7BNYW.dpbs
Next Roundtable meeting:
December 7, 2016. 10am at Halifax North Memorial Library

HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
HomeWarming is a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating and cooling bills and feel more comfortable year-round – your home will be assessed and complete energy efficiency upgrades done at no charge. Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia are working together to offer income-qualified homeowners these free efficiency improvements.  Interested homeowners can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about their eligibility by calling 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or by visiting HomeWarming.ca

Neighbourhood Placemaking Program
Neighbourhood Placemaking provides guidance and support to community members interested in hosting a project in their neighbourhood. This could be intersection painting, the building of benches for a local gathering place, a community garden, or any idea that brings together community members to create public art that activates shared public spaces to give a sense of place and build community.  The program provides staff support and resources.  For more info on the application process and toolkit go to: http://www.halifax.ca/culture/communityarts/placemaking.php

Update on Urban Forest Master Plan
For an update on trees being planted in the north end please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/property/UFMP/

Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
For information about the redecking project (2015-2017) go to Big Lift: www.thebiglift.ca

North End Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses in the north end please visit the North End Business Association http://gonorthhalifax.ca/  and sign up for their monthly email.

Quinpool Road Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses on Quinpool Road please visit their website: www.quinpoolroad.ca/

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm (except Christmas Day & New Years Day) to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit http://www.halifax.ca/311/

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council has now decided to meet on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. http://www.halifax.ca/commcoun/west/index.php

District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
The District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the two districts. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/D78PAC/index.php

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