Update #16 – summer days, drifting away…

Update #16 – summer days, drifting away…


It has been a great couple of weeks back at Council.  New arts funding, new event and parade policy, great long term capital planning starting to be put in place.  We saved the Forum.  The city will now charge development charges in greenfield sites for transportation and transit.  There will be temporary parking passes for people who have their parking disrupted at home because of road or sidewalk construction.  Many great initiatives have started and I feel pretty good about the work council is doing.

One thing that is of particular importance to me was that staff brought a report to Council which recommended selling the Khyber. The staff report can be found here:
 
http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/documents/140729ca1117.pdf
 
My thoughts: http://wayemason.ca/2014/07/28/the-khyber-arts-city-staff/
 
I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Council is on break now until September, and I will be working for much of August, but taking days off here and there.  Do not hesitate to contact my office if we can be of assistance!
 
Here are some other events and meetings going on around the district:
 
Regional Subdivision By-law Amendment.
 
Three public information meetings are scheduled pertaining to Case 19507:
 
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7pm in the Stewart Hall Room at the Cole Harbour Place -51 Forest Hills Pkwy, Dartmouth
 
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7pm in the Board Room of the BMO Centre – 61 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7pm in the Kidston Room at the Captain William Spry Centre – 16 Sussex Street, Halifax
 
The specifics of the application can be found here:http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/Case19507Details.php
 
2014 Summer Concert Series
Free concerts in the bandstand in the Public Gardens all summer at 2 PM:http://www.halifax.ca/PublicGardens/SummerConcertSeries.php
 
Shakespeare by the Sea
Shakespeare by the Sea Theatre Group has launched another season:http://www.shakespearebythesea.ca/
 
Point Pleasant Park interactive audio installation launches August 2
Artist, Alexandra Emberley is creating an interactive audio installation in Point Pleasant Park. She developed the project in response to memoirs written by her students in a Foundations course on Visual Culture at NSCAD University in 2011. This is just one of the public art exhibits around the city:http://www.halifax.ca/culture/PublicArt/index.php?output=xml_no_dtd&site=NSMUN_HRM&client=NSMUN_HRM&proxystylesheet=NSMUN_HRM&q=Public+Art
 
 
2nd Annual Spring Garden Children’s Festival
On Saturday, August 9, visit Victoria Park as the Spring Garden Area Business Association hosts its 2nd Annual Spring Garden Children’s Festival. From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Victoria Park will be filled with activities for the young and the young at heart! Event is free; however donations will be accepted for the IWK. Event is weather permitting. http://springgardenarea.com/2014/07/2nd-annual-spring-garden-childrens-festival/
 
 
Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Fun, informative and unique programs delivered by the amazing Hope Blooms children – the trailblazing team seen on Dragon’s Den with their community garden and herb dressing business.
 
Hail to the Kale!
Learn lots of recipe ideas for kale, swiss chard and chives.
Tuesday, August 5th / 3:30 p.m.
 
You say Tomato….
Is it a fruit? Is it a veg? We talk tomatoes – growing and eating.
Tuesday, August 26th / 3:30 p.m.
 
Free Rollerblading Lessons at Emera Oval
Equipment available to borrow with a valid government photo ID if needed. Please register for a class based on the specific type that works for you (family, child, youth adult). Minimum age is 5 years old and family classes consists of immediate family wishing to take the class together, with a maximum of 5 people per family/ per class.
August 7 – Adult Class 10-10:45 am Ages 18 years and older
August 28 – Family Class 10-10:45 am
 
Please call 490-6666 to register. Registration is required for all classes. Registration started has started. Any questions can be directed to Jen Nagle at 490-2343
 
Fall Recreation Registration 
August 13 | Preschool, child, and adult programs
August 14 | Skating & Aquatics programs
Registration starts at 10 am and continues until the program has been filled. Register in person, on the phone or online at: https://eservices2.halifax.ca/recconnect/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=733445062&SDT=39857.4062962963
 
Solar City powering Common building 
Halifax’s Solar City featured in CBC story about the Halifax Common buildings which are powered by the sun. Read here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-common-buildings-powered-by-the-sun-up-and-running-1.2722680 More information about other Solar City projects can be found here:http://www.halifax.ca/solarcity/Other/index.php#Government
 

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