District 8 Update #26 – Participatory Budget, Emergency Preparedness Week, Mobile Food Market Spring/Summer season, event, and more!

Hello All!

Thanks for your continued support and engagement.
Participatory Budget applications for 2019! This is your opportunity to provide input on how to spend $56,400 in the community. This process encourages great ideas to come forward from local groups, builds community support and collaboration, and gives local residents a direct say in how they want the District 8 capital funds spent. Learn more: http://lindellsmithhfx.ca/pb/

Proposal Submission Deadline: 4:00pm | Monday, June 17th, 2019
Email to Jennifer.Weagle@halifax.ca or by mail Jennifer Weagle, Council Support Office PO Box 1749 Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Centre Plan is currently in the approval stages and making its way through various committees. I have heard concerns regarding various aspects of the Plan from some of you and will be getting back to you soon. Also keep an eye out in your mailbox for my Spring mailout.


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

Update:

  • Emergency Preparedness Week
  • Call for Volunteers – Municipal Boards & Committees
  • Public Hearing – Case 21288
  • Department of National Defence – Halifax Region Career Fair
  • Development concepts workshop for Oxford Street Properties
  • Mobile Food Market Spring/Summer season dates!
  • Got Your Back is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk – Supply Drop
  • The Community Health Team Free Programs

Items of Interest:

  • Halifax Water Board Reports
  • Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Regional Council – Next meeting: May 14th 10:00am
  • Halifax and West Community Council Next meeting: May 7th 6:00pm
  • Community Planning & Economic Development Next meeting: May 16th 6:00pm
  • Board of Police Commissioners Next meeting: May 13th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
  • HRM Grants Committee Next meeting: May 13th, 9:00am – 10:30am

Contact me:
Phone: 902-579-6975
Email: Lindell.Smith@halifax.ca
Website: www.LindellSmithHfx.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindellSmithHFX/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindellSmithHFX

Council Coordinator: Jennifer Weagle
Phone: 902.490.6982
Email: Weaglej@halifax.ca

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
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 (clerks@halifax.ca) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.

If you would like to send events or information to be possibly included in my e-newsletter, please email with the subject line “E-Newsletter”


Update:

HRM Meetings/Updates

Emergency Preparedness Week
Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5th-11th, and Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s (HRFE’s) Emergency Management Division is urging you to become ‘emergency ready’.

Learn how you can be prepared https://www.halifax.ca/emergency-management. We are also holding a contest where you could win one of twenty Emergency kits (approximate retail value $30 each)

Call for Volunteers – Municipal Boards & Committees
The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking volunteers for various Regional Council advisory boards and committees. The municipality is focused on making its boards and committees more reflective of the communities it represents. As such, applications are encouraged from rural residents, women, youth aged 18-25, and diverse citizens. Terms are generally for 1-2 years and are volunteer (unpaid) positions. Boards and committees typically meet once a month. Residents interested are encouraged to apply no later than Monday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities (and the number of positions currently open):

  • Halifax Harbour Bridges Commission (1 position)
  • Halifax Regional Water Commission (2 positions)
  • Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority Board (2 positions)
  • Police Diversity Working Group (4 positions)
  • Regional Watersheds Advisory Board (5 positions)
  • Taxi & Limousine Liaison Group (10 positions)
  • Western Common Advisory Committee (1 position)

For more information on these volunteer opportunities, including eligibility requirements, residents can visit https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/volunteer-boards-committees or by calling the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 902-490-4210 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.


Public Hearings/Information Meetings

Case 21288: Land Use By-law Amendment and Development Agreement for 2859 Robie St.
Tuesday May 7th, 6:00 p.m Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street
More info: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/community-councils/190507hwcc1011.pdf


Community Events/Meetings

Department of National Defence – Halifax Region Career Fair
Dept. of National Defense (DND) is seeking applicants for a wide variety of positions. Bring your resume and network with supervisors and hiring managers. On the spot interviews may be held.
May 8th from 10:30am – 3:00pm.
Willow Park Armoury, 3225 Husky Drive
Parking: Across the street at Windsor Park. Accessible parking available at Willow Park. Persons with physical or other limitations that require accommodation should contact DNDCareers-CarrieresMDN@forces.gc.ca so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Development concepts workshop for Oxford Street Properties
Canada Lands Company, FBM and Upland holding a workshop to discuss redevelopment of 3139/3151 Oxford Street (Oxford Street Properties). This workshop will provide opportunities to engage with the project team and provide your input.

  • Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor St. Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 to 8 p.m.
  • Halifax Forum Farmers Market pop-up Maritime Hall, Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor St. Saturday, May 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Mobile Food Market Spring/Summer season dates!
Find the food market @ 5406 Roome St (at Devonshire Ave & Roome St) 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Dates: May 4th, 18th • June 1st, 15th, 29th • July 13th, 27th • Aug 10th, 24th • Sept 7th, 21st • Oct 5th, 19th

Cash and Debit. Please bring your own bags. For more information contact:
jessie@mobilefoodmarket.ca or 902-719-5676

Got Your Back is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk – Supply Drop
Saturday, May 25th 9:30-12:00 Point Pleasant Park 5530 Point Pleasant Drive
Got Your Back is hosting a 5k Fun Run/Walk to support some of our community’s most vulnerable people. Instead of an Entry Fee, we will be collecting gift cards, bus tickets and personal hygiene supplies, to be delivered to local shelters in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Join us for some family fun and heart based community action! The Start and Finish will be located near the Lower Parking Lot, accessed by Point Pleasant Drive. Register now for your chance to win a prize.
https://www.facebook.com/events/407023810116992/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/got-your-back-5k-fun-runwalk-supply-drop-tickets-60526500392

The Community Health Team Free Programs
The Community Health Teams offer FREE wellness programs and wellness navigation services in the District.
View offered programs here: http://www.nshealth.ca/sites/nshealth.ca/files/chtfallwinterflyer2019.pdf

Find more community events on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LindellSmithHFX/events


Items of Interest:

Halifax Water Board Reports
Please find below the link that will take you to the location where all of the Halifax Water Board meeting reports are posted (with the exception of In-Camera reports
https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/halifax-water/about-your-water/board-commissioners

Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey
How can we work together to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled in all areas of our lives? We think these are questions worth asking. Check your mailbox for an opportunity to participate in the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey. This is a first-of-its-kind survey for Nova Scotia. By filling it out, you will help ensure a unique Quality of Life Report is created for every region across the province! By completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 Sobeys gift cards (value $400 each!) This initiative is being led by Engage Nova Scotia with the support of Nova Scotia Community College and a Local Leadership Team for the province. Learn more at www.nsqualityoflife.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
Don’t forget, Quinpool Road is still open for Business!Watch
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:

Regional Council
Next meeting: May 14th 10:00am Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council

Halifax and West Community Council
Next meeting: May 7th 6:00 p.m Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

Notable Reports:
Case 21979: Amendment to the Requirements of the Land Use By-law for Halifax Peninsula for 2165 Gottingen Street
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/community-councils/190507hwcc1313.pdf

Case 20632: Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and a proposed development agreement for 2440, 2442, 2444, 2446, 2448, 2450, 2452 and 2454 Agricola Street
https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/community-councils/190507hwcc1316.pdf

https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/community-councils/halifax-west-community-council

Community Planning & Economic Development
Next meeting: May 16th 6:00pm Council Chamber, 3rd Floor City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/standing-committees/community-planning-economic-development-standing-committee

Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee (Formally District 7 and 8 Planning Advisory Committee)
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/h/halifax-peninsula-planning-advisory-committee 

Community Design Advisory Committee
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/a-c/community-design-advisory-committee

Transportation Standing Committee
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/standing-committees/transportation-standing-committee

Board of Police Commissioners
Next meeting: May 13th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm 1841 Argyle St, Halifax Hall
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/a-c/board-police-commissioners

HRM Grants Committee
Next meeting: May 13th, 9:00am – 10:30am 1841 Argyle St, Halifax Hall
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/d-g/grants-committee

Halifax Forum
http://www.halifaxforum.ca/

(CACE) The Council on African Canadian Education
http://www.cace.ns.ca/