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The Home and School is of the opinion that there is very little - if any - safe pedestrian access to SJAM due to the construction of St. Joseph's Square. Aside from those approaching from the east of SJAM, kids are either forced to cut across Kaye St with no crosswalk or crossing guard provided, or proceed through the temporary Russell St pedestrian corridor that has been established by HRM. We have been very clear to HRM, HRSB and Halifax Regional Police that we have very serious concerns with either scenario.
Representatives of the SAC, Home and School, and SJAM administration met with Halifax Regional Police this morning in an attempt to find some temporary solutions to the problems that we are dealing with. We have been clear that we see any solutions as temporary. Our position is that the traffic and pedestrian initiatives implemented by HRM need to go back to the design phase, and find a solution that will encompass the entire duration of the project.
We are working with hrm and halifax regional police to improve safety around SJAM. We simply want to mitigate the risk of an accident.
We will update when future information becomes available from HRM and Halifax Regional Police. In the meantime ... STAY SAFE EVERYONE! (Home and School reps)
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In response to concerns raised regarding increased traffic on Kaye st. as a safety concern for students of SJAM School, Dexter will be rerouting all trucks until the end of this school semester to avoid the block of Kaye St. between Gottingen and Vincent.
June 8th, 2015
Re: Safety of St Joseph’s A McKay Students surrounding the construction in front of the school
While we are not against the St. Joseph's Square development, we have concerns with what we perceive as lack of adequate safety measures being implemented by HRM:
A crosswalk at Kaye and Gottingen is promoting kids using Kaye St. as an access point to St. Joseph's A McKay School, yet not providing children with a safe corridor to cross Kaye St. After crossing Gottingen St., there is no other safe corridor to allow kids to cross Kaye St without proceeding to Vincent St.
A fenced- in area, extending well beyond the construction zone to the Kaye St. entrance of St. Joseph's A McKay School (and a trailer parked adjacent to our playground) is reducing visibility for both eastbound vehicle traffic, and reducing visibility for pedestrians crossing Kaye St. It is also making it impossible for kids getting out of cars to use the safest possible exit - the passenger side of the vehicle. They now have to step into traffic to exit their vehicle.
Making Russell St. one-way has increased traffic greatly on Kaye St. All Russell St. traffic (which includes heavy equipment working on the construction site) has to circle around the school to get to their destination. A dump-truck that could avoid almost all school and residential areas if it could travel from Gottingen to the construction opening near the corner of Gottingen and Russell, now has to travel an extra 1/2 kilometer through a residential neighborhood, and make two passes through a school zone.
Kids accessing St. Joseph's A McKay via Russell St are forced to pass through the construction access area - via a temporary sidewalk on the street - with vehicles entering and exiting the construction site through the same corridor.
For the coming days, parent volunteers will be assisting students to cross the street safely. We need volunteers to make this happen. If you can assist either in the morning during drop off or in the afternoon during pickup please contact email@example.com or 902-293-3324 to be placed into the schedule.
We have made our concerns very clear to HRM, and we hope that the situation can be improved upon by a re-visit of the HRM mandated traffic plan, and HRM mandated property use agreements. In the meantime please use extreme caution while driving in this neighborhood. The safety and well-being of our kids depends on your support and cooperation.
St. Joseph's A McKay Parents
Please visit our facebook group St Joseph’s A McKay Home & School for more info
Thanks to everyone who came out and voted tonight at District 8 Participatory Budget vote. Over 350 ballots were cast and a total of 9 projects out of 15 received funding from the $94,000 available from District Capital Funds. The projects receiving funding included St Stephen’s School PTA for play area improvements, Adsum Association for Women for building upgrades, Northern Lights Lantern Festival for tents and BBQ, Halifax Cycling Coalition for bike racks, Halifax Music Co-op for noise reduction room, Common Roots Urban farm for a shelter and materials, Society of Evolutionary Artists for mural painting, Canadian Mental Health Association for new furniture and iMOVES for camcorder package (partial funding). There were many comments from voters about how appreciative they were to learn about the awesome work that community groups are doing - a huge thank you to these groups for all the work you do to make our community a better place to live in. THANK YOU!
All District 8 residents of every age can vote to support great community projects Thurs June 4, 6-9pm at Italian Cultural Centre, 2629 Agricola St
Here is the list:
Adsum Association for Women Capital Upgrades to Building $20,000
Community Care Network Society Facility Renovations $20,000
Halifax Cycling Coalition Bike Racks, Planters, Garbage Cans $ 7,107
Halifax Music Coop Self-Contained Noise Reduction Room $17,311
Halifax Regional CAP Association Tablets for Program $ 3,000
iMove Camcorder Package
Maritime Harvest Food Market BBQ Burners, Tents $ 3,625
Music Liberatory Drum Kits $ 3,450
Northern Lights Lantern Festival Canopy Tents and BBQ $ 2,760
Northwood Support Services Inc Dementia Friendly Bathroom $20,000
Partners for Care/Common Root Farm Shelter/Program Material $ 6,500
St Stephen’s School PTA Paving of Play Area on School Ground $20,000
Society of Evolutionary Artists Community Mural Painting $ 1,500
Veith House Pop-Up Community Café Kit
Total of Requests $146,844
The total amount of funds available is $94,000.
Come on down to The Company House and drink some craft beer from Halifax's newest brewery, Good Robot Brewing Company. This is a fundraising event for the Halifax Needham Liberal Association. Your ticket entitles you to four 5oz samples and we'll be serving pizza. We'll have more beer for sale for t…
Mark your calendars and be sure to save the date, the 12th Annual Northern Lights Lantern Festival will be on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 5:00-10:00pm at Merv Sullivan Park (The Pit) (Rain date: Thursday, August 13th)