List of events and notices – here’s what is included:
- Centre Plan Package A Public Open House dates
- Regional Council Summary – March 6th
- Budget Committee 18-19 Budget Public Participation
- Residents invited to provide input on Long-term Aquatic Strategy
- Survey: Accessing Affordable, Healthy Food
- Vincent Coleman Dedication Ceremony
- African Nova Scotian Communities Ancestral Roots Awards
- Interested in joining the Nova Scotia Mass Choir
- Common Roots Urban Farm envisioning session
Items of Interest
- February North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes
- North End Business Association
- Quinpool Road Business Association
- Other Committee and Board commitments
- Building Poverty Solutions: Ideas for Action – A Community Report
Council Coordinator: Nadine Yuriev
HRM’s call centre is open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm weekends 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/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.
Package A is available for review. Draft Package A Land Use By-law (LUB) and Secondary Municipal Planning Strategy (SMPS). As the next step in the adoption process Package A contains the first set of draft land use policies and regulations which focus on areas designated as Centres, Corridors, Higher Order Residential and Future Growth Nodes. Package A deals with standards for development, set backs, transitions, built-form and creating complete communities.
Public Open Houses:
- Monday, March 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. Joseph A. McKay Elementary School – 5389 Russell Street, Halifax
- Thursday, March 22nd, 6 – 8 pm at NSCC Ivany (Waterfront) Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl, Dartmouth
- Monday, March 26th, 1 – 3 pm & 6 – 8 pm at Dalhousie University SUB, McInnes Room – Halifax South
- Wednesday, March 28th, 1-3 pm & 6 -8 pm at the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth
- Tuesday, April 3rd, 6 – 8 pm at the Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax
- Thursday, April 5th, 1 – 3 pm (lobby) & 6 – 8 pm (multi-purpose room)at the Dartmouth North Community Centre, 105 Highfield Park Dr, Dartmouth
Storefront – The storefront location opened on February 26th at 5161 George Street in Halifax (in the old RBC Building at the corner of George and Hollis Street).
The storefront will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Weekly schedule will be posted on Twitter @hfxplanning and Facebook Halifax Planning https://www.facebook.com/hfxplanning/ every Monday.
Read Package A here: http://centreplan.ca/#the-plan
Leave online feedback: https://www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/centre-plan/survey_tools/discussion-4-package-a
- A Parking Loss Mitigation Plan which includes engagement with the public and stakeholders, returning with a recommendation prior to tendering the project;
- A supplementary report regarding the potential for moving northbound express buses (as planned) to a different route and moving Dartmouth bound express buses to Barrington Street via the Bridge ramp.
- A plan to measure and evaluate the impact of the project and recommend changes, if any, within one year of implementation.
Residents are encouraged to take part in a short online survey on important issues related to indoor and outdoor community pools, competition aquatic facilities, supervised beaches, and splash pads.
The survey can be found at www.halifax.ca/surveys and will be available until Monday, April 30.
That’s why we’re entering the Smart Cities Challenge. It’s a chance for Halifax to be awarded $50 million to work together to tackle poverty and one of its most urgent of issues—access to affordable, healthy food for everyone. If we’re successful, we could create real change, using the best thinking and biggest ideas. Change that’s felt in every community.
We know the facts and figures, but there’s a lot left to learn from you. We need to know what will make a real difference in your life, and in the lives of others. That understanding will help us build a strong case for the Smart Cities Challenge. https://www.smartcitieshfx.ca/
Vincent Coleman Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday March 14th 10:30-11:30am | Alderney Ferry Terminal
Join us for the official unveiling of Halifax Transit’s newest ferry, the Vincent Coleman.
African Nova Scotia youth between ages 19 to 30 are eligible for nomination in 1 of the 12 categories (Justice, Education, Health, Business, Civic Engagement, and more). To nominate a member of your community, visit their website and complete the application by Friday April 13th, 2018.
If you would like to audition, please send an email to email@example.com
to register. For information, please contact President Tamar Pryor Brown or Vice-President Deborah Sangster at 902-499-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit them on Facebook, Twitter or at www.nsmasschoir.com
When: Wednesday, April 11th, 7-9 pm
Where: Citadel High’s Atrium.
February North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes:
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/
My other Committee and Board commitments:
Halifax and West Community Council
Community Planning & Economic Development
March 8th meeting Cancelled due to weather – Notable report: United Way’s Building poverty solutions: Ideas for Action Halifax Regional Municipality 2018
Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee (Formally District 7 and 8 Planning Advisory Committee)
Community Design Advisory Committee
Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee
Active Transportation Advisory Committee
Transportation Standing Committee
HRM Grants Committee
(CACE) The Council on African Canadian Education