List of events and notices – here’s what is included:
- Survey regarding short-term rentals
- Annual Fall Street Leaf Cleanup Program.
- Volunteering on municipal boards and committees
- Parking permit restrictions for winter season
- Chief of Police apology to the African Nova Scotian community
- Veith House Annual Hydrostone Tree Lighting
- The Community Health Team Free Programs (Fall 2019 to Winter 2020)
Items of Interest:
- Municipal Role in Supporting Food Security Report
- November North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes
- Halifax Water Board Reports
- Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey
- North End Business Association
- Quinpool Road Business Association
Council Coordinator: Jennifer Weagle
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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”
Survey regarding short-term rentals
The municipality is consulting with residents and industry to understand the impact short-term rentals (STRs) have within our region. STRs have become increasingly popular over the past several years, cities and municipalities across the country are exploring means for regulating or monitoring their use.
This feedback will help inform Council when it is time for us to make any decisions related to how STRs are regulated in the municipality.
Take the survey here: https://www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/short-term-rentals
Annual Fall Street Leaf Cleanup Program.
The annual Fall Street Leaf Cleanup Program begins Monday, Nov. 18th and concludes on Friday, Dec. 6th. Crews will begin collecting and removing leaves from streets in the heavily-treed areas of the Halifax peninsula first and, as required, in other areas of the urban core. Please note this service will happen only once on a street-by-street basis.
Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in neighbourhoods prior to cleanup in that area. To facilitate proper cleanup, residents are asked to abide by posted signage and not park on the street. The potential for street flooding increases greatly when catch basins are clogged with debris. Each household can place a maximum of 20 bags at the curb on the designated collection day. Each bag can weigh no more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds). For details on the scheduled cleanup for neighbourhoods on the Halifax peninsula,
Volunteering on municipal boards and committees
Are you interested in volunteering on municipal boards and committees? This is your chance to help serve our City. Visit here for further details: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/volunteer-boards-committees. Questions? Contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at email@example.com or 902-490-4210.
Some of the Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Taxi and Limousine Liaison Group (Staff Committee) – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit five (5) citizens of the municipality to sit on the Taxi and Limousine Liaison Group.
Grants Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit three (3) residents at large of the municipality to sit on the Grants Committee.
Accessibility Advisory Committee – Volunteer Opportunity\
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit six (6) citizens of the municipality to sit on the Accessibility Committee.
Active Transportation Advisory Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit three (3) citizens of the municipality to sit on the Active Transportation Advisory Committee.
Community Design Advisory Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit two (2) residents of HRM to sit on the Community Design Advisory Committee.
Design Review Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit five (5) community members to sit on the Design Review Committee.
Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit four (4) residents-at-large of the municipality to join the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee.
Heritage Advisory Committee – Volunteer Opportunity
The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking to recruit six (6) residents-at-large of the municipality to sit on the Heritage Advisory Committee.
Parking permit restrictions for winter season
There will be restrictions on monthly parking permits on a select number of downtown streets for the winter season. These restrictions will be in effect Friday, Nov. 15th, 2019 to Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.
Monthly parking permits will not be available for the following streets:
Creighton Street between Cogswell St and Falkland St
Maynard Street between Cogswell St and Cornwallis St
Restricting parking permits on these streets will help winter crews in snow clearing during a winter storm event. For more information, visit www.halifax.ca/transportation/parking
Chief of Police apology to the African Nova Scotian community
The Chief of police will be issuing an apology to the African Nova Scotian community on behalf of Halifax Regional Police related to the recent decisions and information on Street checks.
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. | Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to be seated
Location: Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall | 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Veith House Annual Hydrostone Tree Lighting
Taking place on Friday, December 6th 6:30 Come celebrate this special community event with hot chocolate, cookies, music and the man himself, Santa! Last year, Veith house helped more than 250 families during the holiday season. You can help this year by donating items such as bus tickets, non-perishable food items, toiletries, gift cards, or finical support. See you there!
More information: https://www.veithhouse.com/hydrostone-tree-lighting
The Community Health Team Free Programs (Fall 2019 to Winter 2020)
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/cht_flyer_august_2019_final.pdf
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Items of Interest:
Municipal Role in Supporting Food Security Report
HRM has a strategic role to play in developing sustainable food systems and promoting food security. It is estimated that 1 in 5 HRM households experience food insecurity; municipalities can influence the design of communities and the provision of services which directly impact access to food and the strength of the local food system. This is a very important first step for the municipality in realizing what our role is when it comes to food insecurity.
Read report here: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/standing-committees/191119cped1215r.pdf
November North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes
November Notes: https://www.veithhouse.com/november-2019-notes
Next meeting: Dec 4th 2019, 10:00am at Halifax North Memorial Public Library
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
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
Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/boards-committees-commissions/h/halifax-peninsula-planning-advisory-committee
Community Design Advisory Committee
Transportation Standing Committee
Board of Police Commissioners
HRM Grants Committee
(CACE) The Council on African Canadian Education