PB 2018 community vote, paving and works info, meetings & more


Hi folks, it is positively sunny and almost summer like outside.  And with sun comes road work and other public works!  Below is a list of paving projects that they hope to get through this summer, but a big note is the upgrade of the traffic signals at South and Robie.  Work begins today and last until mid July.

Crews will be on site weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lane drops will be in place while work is underway as well as occasional stop and go traffic. Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible.

This is the final upgrade needed on Robie between Cunard and Inglis, and will allow for central control of the signals, on demand audible beacons, and better placement for accessing the buttons for activiating the audible signal.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is meeting in Halifax Thursday to Sunday, so I will be largely out of communication during that time.  The is going to be the biggest FCM meeting in its history, and we are excited to host our fellow municipal politicians from across Canada.

Finally – Participatory Budgeting is coming up for the annual vote on June 13! As I’ve written before each district has a budget of $94,000 for a District Capital Fund for permanent projects in the community that provide widespread community benefit. For the last five years community members just like you have proposed projects, made recommendations on how to spend this money, and voted on who should be funded.

Sixth Annual District 7 Community Vote
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Lindsay Children’s Room, Halifax Central Library
District 7 residents of all ages are invited to vote on their favourite projects in person. Winners will be announced that night.  (There will be a newsletter later this week with the project descriptions – UPDATE posted now, check them out).
MORE INFORMATION: Please visit http://halifaxsouth.ca/pb

Proposed Road and AT work in District 7 18/19

Street Recapitalization

  • Ahern Ave – Bell to Rainnie
  • Cherry St – Robie to Vernon
  • Coburg Rd – Robie to Henry (2017 Carryover)
  • Emscote Dr – Francklyn to Francklyn
  • Garden St – Jubilee to Shirley
  • Linden St – Garden to Vernon
  • MacLeod Dr – Franklyn to Cul De Sac
  • Spring Garden Rd – Robie to Carlton (2017 Carryover)
  • Vernon St – Coburg to Quinpool

Asphalt Overlays

  • Cambridge St – Pepperell to Jubilee
  • Morris St – South Park to Lower Water (Potential Projects List)

Planer Patching & Crack Sealing

  • TBD

Sidewalk Renewals

  • Ahern Ave – School Driveway to New Concrete Sidewalk (W)
  • Coburg St/Spring Garden Rd – Henry to Carlton (N,S)
  • Linden St – Garden to Vernon (N)
  • Morris St – Hollis to Barrington (N) (Potential Projects List)
  • Vernon St – Watt to Jubilee (E)
  • Vernon St – Jubilee to Watt (W)
  • Vernon St – Cedar to Linden (W)

Active Transportation

  • Ahern Ave – Bell to Cogswell – Bike Lanes
  • Bell/Ahern and Bell/Summer/Trollope – Peninsula Intersection Studies
  • Morris St – University Ave Bikeway Planning (Le Marchant to Lower Water) (2017 Carryover)
  • South Park St – Spring Garden to Inglis – Bike Lanes
  • Vernon St/Seymour Ave – Local Street Bikeway

Public Meetings and Notices

Advisory Committee for Accessibility in HRM
Monday, May 28 4-6pm | Halifax City Hall, Halifax Hall
The next meeting of the Advisory Committee for Accessibility in HRM will take place on Monday May 28that 4pm at Halifax City Hall. To view the agenda for the upcoming meeting, visit:  http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee
Monday, May 28 4:30-6:30| Halifax City Hall, Barrington Room
The next meeting of the Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee will take place on Monday May 28th at 4:40pm at Halifax City Hall. To view the agenda for the upcoming meeting, visit: http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Halifax Regional Council 
Tuesday, June 5 10am | Halifax City Hall, Council Chambers
The next meeting of Halifax Regional Council will take place on Tuesday June 5th at 10am at Halifax City Hall. Agenda and reports are posted by noon on Friday prior to the meeting date and are available at http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Public Information Meeting Case 20761 Application for a 20 and 26 story tower at Robie and College Streets
Monday June 4 6:30pm | St Andrews Church Hall Coburg at Edward
Case 20761: Application by Kassner Goodspeed Architects to change the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law to allow two towers, 26 and 20 floors, on a shared base, with a mix of retail uses, commercial uses and residential units, at the corner of Robie and College Streets.

Community Events

Pier 21 Reads: Carmen Aguirre
Sunday May 27 7-9pm | Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Author of Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, Carmen Aguirre will talk about her experience writing Something Fierce and read excerpts from her book on Sunday May 27th at 7:00pm at Pier 21. Following the event, there will be a Q&A and book signing. This is a free event. For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pier-21-reads-carmen-aguirre-tickets-45076028615?aff=es2

Halifax Pride: May Community Meeting
Monday May 28th 6-7pm | Halifax Central Library
Halifax Pride is hosting their May community meeting on Monday May 28th at 6:00pm at the Halifax Central Library. Halifax Pride has monthly meetings to gather feedback from the community and offer updates on their activities. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/247291765819843/

Bike Week Challenge
June 1st-10 |Halifax, Nova Scotia
Kick Halifax Bike Week off with the second annual Bike Week Challenge! This a multi-day event that encourages residents to cycle as much as possible to win prizes donated by local sponsors. To participate, download the B-Line app to automatically monitor your cycling during Bike Week and have your name entered for prize draws. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2109635495718149/

Harana, An Evening of Philippine Music
Saturday June 2 7:30pm |St. Andrews United Church, 1390 Robie Street
Celebrate Philippines Independence Day and listen to some beautiful songs on Saturday, June 2nd at 7:30pm at St. Andrews United Church. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are $25 at the door, and are available in advance by calling 902-717-2939. For more information, visit: http://www.leandermendoza.com/

Help and more info

Call my office
Call our office for assistance with your municipal issues. Contact my Constituency Coordinator Melody Campbell by phone 902-490-2012 or email melody.campbell@halifax.ca or contact me directly. The best way to reach me is via email at my city email – waye.mason@halifax.ca or you can call my direct line at 902-490-8462.

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm 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/

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to:  https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council meets on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/community-councils/halifax-west-community-council