Our regular monthly meeting is at 7 PM, Wednesday, March 3 at the Princess Royal Centre, corner Milton and Farquhar. Agenda to be announced.
February Meeting Notes
The folks from Samaritan House came, along with their designer to show a mock-up of the carriage house they are hoping to build at the back of their property on Nicol Street. They are bulging at the seams and have virtually no common living area in the house; the carriage house will offer more space. They will apply to the Board of Variance for a setback adjustment, and were looking for design feedback. Discussion was all positive; it’s an attractive addition, seems to be well planned.
We discovered that City Arborist Alan Kemp‘s family roots (did you get that pun?) were on Needham Street. He’s been working for the past three years to try to dig up (sorry, couldn’t help it) some funding to continue planting trees down Haliburton. Through BC Hydro and Trees Canada, he has secured enough money to cover 30 flowering cherry trees. He suggested they branch (ok that was the last one) from Robins to Needham, and we agreed. Part of the agreement is that we need volunteer planters. We’ll plan for a planting day around mid-March. THANK YOU.
Joni Tunnell from VIHA talked about their takeover of Clearview, the 12 bed detox facility south on Haliburton. She explained how it operates.
Ed Chan presented an update on the Balmoral Good Neighbour Committee. See the details under the separate heading.
We planned a Litter Cleanup event on Sunday Feb 21.
We set the date for the annual Miner’s Heritage Picnic for June 26. An organizing team is being set up. If you’d like to get involved, please call Douglas Hardie at 764-0677.
The amazing 2010 South End calendars created by David Scott are selling nicely. (For more information, read down to last month’s posts.) Some discussion about how we will use the funds generated to help the community.
We also talked about how to begin working on some intentional City Repair type projects. More info at the March meeting.
Corporal Dave Laberge reported in on the Value Lodge, that the new owners have made substantial changes and the calls are going down in number.
And finally, we debriefed the amazing Neighbourhood Plan Design Charette. More info on that under a separate header.