District 8 Update #23 – Gottingen Street transit priority bus lane – Road Construction Neighbourhood Placemaking Applications, Veith House Masquerade Ball, Mi’kmaq History Month Info

Serving at Ward 5's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Update:

  • Gottingen Street transit priority bus lane – Road Construction
  • Neighbourhood Placemaking Applications due Oct 30th
  • Call for Volunteers – Municipal Boards & Committees
  • Curbside Give Away Weekend
  • Cannabis and smoking in Halifax
  • Weekly green cart collection
  • 2018 Volunteer Conference
  • Public Hearing Case 21321- 5519 Bilby, Street Corner of Gottingen Street and Bilby Street, Halifax
  • Public Info Meeting Case 20520 – 8-storey mixed-use development at 6324 & 6330 Quinpool Road
  • Veith House Masquerade Ball Fundraiser
  • Mi’kmaq History Month Events and Information
  • Nocturne 2018 – Nomadic Reciprocity
  • The Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team FREE October programs

Items of Interest:

  • September North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes:
  • Halifax Water Board Reports
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Regional Council – Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 16th 10:00am
  • Halifax and West Community Council – Next Meeting: Tuesday October 9th 6:00pm
  • Community Planning & Economic Development – Next Meeting: Thursday, October 18th 9:00am, Council Chambers

 

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: Nadine Yuriev
Phone: 902.490.1577
Email: Yurievn@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

Gottingen Street transit priority bus lane – Road Construction

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and motorists that construction for the Gottingen Street northbound transit priority bus lane and streetscaping enhancements will begin Oct 10th Construction will take place on Gottingen Street between Cogswell and North streets. The project is expected to take eight weeks to complete.

Crews will be on site Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two-lane traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Local businesses will remain open and accessible to pedestrians.

Starting tomorrow, there will be no parking day or night on the west side (northbound) of Gottingen Street between Cogswell and North streets. Permanent no-parking signs will be installed.

Upon installation, the Gottingen Street transit priority lane will run northbound from the intersection of Cogswell Street to the intersection of North Street weekdays from 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.

For more information go here:  https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/moving-forward-together/part-7-transit-priority-measures

 

Call for Volunteers – Municipal Boards & Committees

The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking volunteers for various Regional Council advisory boards and committees. Residents interested in having a voice in the municipal advisory committee process, while helping their community, are encouraged to apply for these opportunities no later than Sunday, Oct. 21st, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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

  • Active Transportation Advisory Committee (3 positions)
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee (6 positions)
  • Audit Committee (2 positions)
  • Design Review Committee (7 positions)
  • Grants Committee (3 positions)
  • Halifax Regional Library Board (4 positions)
  • Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee (4 positions)
  • Halifax Transit’s Accessible Transit Liaison Group (8 positions)
  • Heritage Advisory Committee (5 positions)
  • Point Pleasant Park Advisory Committee (5 positions)
  • Special Events 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 call the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 902-490-4210.

All residents are invited to attend an information session to learn more about board and committee applications on Wednesday, Oct. 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 1841 Argyle St., Halifax. 

Curbside Give Away Weekend

Oct. 13th & 14th is Curbside give away weekend! Put out your unwanted household items out during Curbside Give Away Weekend instead of discarding them. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of garbage ending up in the landfill, while letting someone else find something new.

To learn more about what can be placed, to find our interactive map, and what you can do with left over items, go here: https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/education-outreach/curbside-give-away-weekend

Cannabis and smoking in Halifax

Recreational cannabis will be legalized on Oct. 17th, 2018 and changes are happening at all levels of government to address its legalization. Smoking and vaping of both tobacco and cannabis will be prohibited on all municipal property, except in designated areas. By-Law N-304 (Respecting Smoking), will be effective as of Oct. 15, 2018.

The municipality is in the process of identifying the locations of some designated smoking areas on municipal property. In the coming days, prior to Oct. 15 when the new by-law amendments are enacted, an online map will be posted with the locations.

Learn more here: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/legislation-by-laws/by-law-standards/cannabis-smoking-halifax

Weekly green cart collection ended Friday, September 28th

The Halifax Regional Municipality is reminding residents that summer weekly green cart collection ended on Friday, Sept. 28th.

Weekly curbside green cart collection service is provided to all residents during the months of July, August and September.  Green cart collection will return to the regular two-week green cart/garbage collection schedule on Monday, Oct. 1.

For regular organics green cart and garbage collection schedules, residents should refer to the ‘What Goes Where’ mobile and web-based app at www.halifax.ca/whatgoeswhere or call 311.

Neighbourhood Placemaking Applications due Oct 30th

Neighbourhood Placemaking provides guidance and support to community members interested in hosting a project in their neighbourhood. This could be painting an intersection, building of benches for a local gathering place, planting a community garden, or any idea that brings together community members to create public art that activates shared public spaces to create a sense of place and build a sense of community

To learn more contact placemaking@halifax.ca or Lillian Ash 902.490.4408 or visit https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/arts-culture-heritage/community-arts/north-common-plazas/neighbourhood-placemaking

2018 Volunteer Conference

Registration for the 18th annual Volunteer Conference is now open, with special early bird rates available until Friday, October 26th. The conference, which offers a wide selection of interactive and informative workshops, provides residents with an opportunity to participate in training, networking and learning opportunities – all designed to help people become more effective in their work and strengthen the volunteer capacity of the municipality. This year’s keynote speaker is the Honourable Joanne Bernard, ECNS, President and CEO of Easter Seals Nova Scotia.
Conference takes place Nov. 16th-17th, Atlantica Hotel, 1980 Robie Street.
To register or for more information visit https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/volunteering/volunteer-conference


Public Hearings/Information Meetings

Case 21321: LUB Amendment and Development Agreement Amendment 2856 Gottingen Street, 5517 Bilby Street, and 5519 Bilby, Street Corner of Gottingen Street and Bilby Street, Halifax
Tuesday October 9th 6:00pm, Council Chamber, City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street

Case 20520: Dexel Developments Ltd. is applying to amend the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-Law to enable an 8-storey mixed-use development at 6324 & 6330 Quinpool Road
Thursday October 11th 6:30pm, St. Andrews United Church, Upper Hall 6036 Coburg Road


The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund unveiled the Legacy Space at Halifax City Hall

Community Events/Meetings

Veith House Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

Join Veith House for their Steampunk Masquerade Ball on Saturday,‎ Oct‎ ‎27th at ‎9‎:‎00‎pm. Please visit https://www.veithhouse.com/eventsto purchase tickets and for more information.

​Tickets: $40 Venue: Halifax Distilling Co. 1668 Lower Water St, Halifax

I am giving away TWO tickets for this event visit my Instagram or Facebook for more information

Mi’kmaq History Month Events and Information
Mi’kmaq History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture and heritage. Visit the website below to find out information for events, programs, learning resources, and more!

http://mikmaqhistorymonth.ca/events/

Nocturne 2018 – Nomadic Reciprocity
For this year’s Nocturne Festival, they have partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective to bring NOMADIC RECIPROCITY curated by Raven Davis.

Visit online https://nocturnehalifax.ca/ for the 2018 artist line up, and to learn more about each artists work. Taking place Saturday, October 13th, 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Find out more about locations and artist involved this year on their website.

The Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team FREE October programs

Monthly Drop In – Community Health Team – Suite105, 6080 Young St.
Friday, October 5th from 8:30 – 10:00 am

Take Charge of Your Stress (4 Week Program) CHT – Suite105, 6080 Young St.
Fridays, October 5th – 25th from 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Making the Most of Your Food Dollar
Halifax North Memorial Library 2285 Gottingen Street
Thursday, October 11th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Mental Health First Aid – NSCC 5685 Leeds Street
Tuesdays, October 23rd – November 13th from 1:00 – 4:30 pm


Items of Interest:

September North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes:
http://necchalifax.ca/note/september-2018/

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

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:

Regional Council
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council
Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 16th 10:00am, Council Chambers

Halifax and West Community Council
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/community-councils/halifax-west-community-council
Next Meeting: Tuesday October 9th 6:00pm, Council Chambers

Notable reports:

Motion: That Halifax and West Community Council:

  1. Approve the proposed development agreement, which shall be substantially of the same form as set out in Attachment B of the staff report dated June 21, 2018; and
  2. Require that the development agreement be signed by the property owner within 120, or any extension thereof granted by Council on request of the property owner, from the date of final approval by Council and any other bodies as necessary, including applicable appeal periods, whichever is later; otherwise this approval will be void and obligations arising hereunder shall be at an end. 

Motion: It is recommended that Halifax and West Community Council give notice of motion to consider the proposed development agreement, as set out in Attachment A of the staff report dated September 14, 2018, to construct a 9 storey residential apartment building at 2267 Brunswick Street in Halifax and schedule a public hearing.

Community Planning & Economic Development
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/standing-committees/community-planning-economic-development-standing-committee
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 18th 9:00am, Council Chambers

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

Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/h/halifax-explosion-100th-anniversary-advisory-committee

Active Transportation Advisory Committee
https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/a-c/active-transportation-advisory-committee
Thursday, October 18th 4:00pm, Halifax Hall 1841 Argyle St, Halifax

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

HRM Grants Committee
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/

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