I hope that you are well and are getting prepared for the potential impact from Hurricane Teddy. I delayed this week’s update purposely so we could have more time to see its direction and anticipated impact.
Below please see updates from HRM regarding Hurricane Teddy preparations, a link to the large Agenda for Tuesday’s Regional Council meeting, an announcement from HRP regarding a Bedford residential break and enter, and one about new and significant parking restrictions on Transom Dr.
Public Service Announcement
Residents asked to prepare in advance for the possible effects of Hurricane Teddy
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to prepare in advance for the possible effects of Hurricane Teddy, expected to arrive in the Halifax region early next week.
The largest threat to homes and property is flying debris. Please move umbrellas and patio furniture inside and remove anything that high winds could pick up such as garbage containers/bags, flower pots, toys, temporary signage, sports equipment, and any other objects located near the right of way.
Please note: Election signs should also be taken indoors and not reinstated until the storm has passed to reduce the likelihood of flying debris.
To reduce the likelihood of flooding, residents who are able to do so safely are asked to clear debris from catch basins located near their property prior to the storm.
If you live on the coast or in a low-lying area near the coast, be ready to move inland or to higher ground in the event of a significant storm.
Those responsible for construction sites and other outdoor work spaces where significant debris may be present are urged to ensure their sites are clear of loose debris that could create a public safety concern.
Municipal staff will begin removing all barrels and barricades currently in place on designated ‘slow streets’ as part of the municipality’s Mobility Response Plan. The ‘slow streets’ were expected to remain in place until Sept. 30, however, due to anticipated high winds, they will be removed early and will not be reinstated.
Any municipal service level adjustments, including transit, solid waste collection and parks and recreation, will be communicated to the public with as much advanced notice as possible.
Safety is the municipality’s top priority. The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emergency Management Division will be monitoring weather forecasts in the coming days as Hurricane Teddy heads for our region.
To learn about hurricane preparedness and how to keep your family safe, visit halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/emergency-management/hurricanes.
Residents are urged to sign-up for hfxALERT, the municipality’s mass notification system. Subscribers will receive urgent and non-urgent public alerts by phone, email or text. Sign up here.
Please visit Halifax.ca or follow @hfxgov on Twitter for all storm-related updates.
New Parking Restrictions on Transom Dr, in response to concerns from local residents.
“Good Afternoon Councillor, I just wanted to provide an update to you on Transom Dr. The parking restrictions on Transom have been installed this afternoon. The red lines in the photo below show the extents of the restrictions. As you know, we’ve received many requests over the past few years for restrictions on Transom. Over all these site visits, these are the only problem areas I have noted. The stretch with the townhouses does not provide many places for vehicles to park due to the number of driveways and it being a violation of the Motor Vehicle Act to park across a driveway opening.
If complaints come up about the other end, we can certainly review this but details about the time of day when any issues may arise would be helpful. Again, the times that I have been out here between 8AM and 5PM, there haven’t been any problems aside from the areas now restricted.
I think I have at least one email from a resident that you have forwarded me regarding Transom. I’ll respond to that this week.
NICOLE MACPHEE, CET
Police investigating a break and enter that occurred over the weekend.
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on September 13 police received a report of a break and enter at a residence on Silver Terrace in Bedford that had occurred sometime between the evening of September 12 and early morning of September 13. The suspect(s) stole a safe containing a quantity of cash, documents and other valuables; jewelry including a number of high-end watches; several big screen televisions and electronic equipment.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.
September 22nd Regional Council Agenda.
There is a Regional Council meeting scheduled to place for 12 hours on Tuesday, September 22nd. You can access the complete Agenda via the link below.
Please get prepared for Teddy and stay safe! As always, please let me know if you have questions or ideas?
Councillor Tim Outhit
District 16 Bedford-Wentworth
Direct Line 902-229-6385
HRM Call Centre 311
Council Office 902-490-4050