Update #33 – Budget Priorities, Gorsebrook Park Meeting Tonight, More

NEWS Fall means budget time.  Two weeks ago we had our first budget meeting, and Council directed staff to hold the line on residential tax revenue.  Proposal for residential taxes is that the average tax bill (not including provincial property tax) to stay subject to finalizing budget to $1829 per home. Let me share some key budget numbers with you.  Adjusted for inflation (2002 dollars) municipal expenses per home has dropped slightly each of the last three years, from $2975 read more

Aviva Community Fund – Let’s make Gorsebrook Park great!

Sue Smithers saw that the Aviva program would close before our community meeting on Gorsebrook Park next week – so she submitted and was accepted!  We are asking for funding in the $100,000 range to update Gorsebrook Park. The event page says “Gorsebrook Park is in desperate need of some TLC. After many years of neglect the park needs help. The park is situated between two public schools, across the street from the IWK Atlantic Canada’s largest children’s hospital and blocks away from read more

Update #32 – Gorsebrook Park Meeting, Issues, Volunteer Awards, and more

This edition: click here for news, or here to read about upcoming public hearings or community events. NEWS Happy fall!  October is my favorite month because of the leaves, the crisp cold air, and Nocturne, Halifax Pop Explosion and Halcon all in a row!  More info on these and other events below. Recently I have been thinking about how wide the breadth of issues is that I tackle over the course of a month.  I thought I would list off a read more