Highland Park Rate Payers Association

Highland Park, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia



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Highland Park Ratepayers annual meeting

Posted by Highland Park on January 27, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello Highland Park residents. The date for the HPRA has been set for Monday February 26th at the Tantallon Superstore community room from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. We encourage residents to check the attached agenda, come to the meeting - we would love to see you there. 2018 AGENDA Highland Park AGM Monday February 26 1. Welcome - Purpose of the AGM - Introduction of board members - Board Members needed 2. Review of progress on developing land on Timberlane Terrace 3. Budget 4. Highland Park Year in Review - Yard Sale Dates - Neighborhood Clean up ‚?? May ‚?? Date to be determined - Fun Day - Movie Night 5. Municipal Matters Matt Whitman - Second Exit - New Development update on Paula Drive section ‚?? timeline ‚?? any further updates on more development 6. Provincial Matters Ben Jessome 7. Round Table Open Floor 8. Meeting Adjourned

Ratepayers annual meeting

Posted by Highland Park on January 24, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello neighbours, It's that time of year again and we will be setting the date for the Rate Payers Association annual meeting shortly. This is a meeting where you as a rate payer can bring up any questions or concerns about Highland Park, so we encourage you to attend. Our chair resigned last year, so we will need to fill the position. ¬†If you or someone you know, would like the opportunity to become our new Chair or become part of our rate payers association committee, now is the time. Here is a list of positions and their general duties : All members attend meetings and events and collaborate on all association matters. President (Chair) - Conducts the flow of meetings, a liaison between the association and H.R.M., determines the necessity of meetings with the group and sets the agenda. Vice - Fills in as Chair as needed, schedules and updates on special projects. Secretary - Responsible for minutes at meetings Communications - Responsible for updating and checking the website and email Treasurer - Responsible for managing and updating the association account. Director ‚?? Events co-ordinator Members - Collaborate and assist with events As soon as a date is confirmed it will be posted on the Highland Park News page as well the the Highland Park Subdivision facebook page. Highland Park Ratepayers Association.

Timberlane Park

Posted by Highland Park on September 20, 2017 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)
Hello neighbours. Thank you for participating in the survey for the Timberlane Park development. There were a lot of great ideas submitted for HRM'S consideration and we will keep you updated on the results.


Posted by Highland Park on September 8, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)
http://benjessome.ca/hockey-equipment-drive/ 08 Sep Hockey Equipment Drive Posted at 10:49h in Blog by Ben Jessome Its that time of year again, Hockey Season is just around the corner and Young Nova Scotians across the province are lacing up their skates and hitting the ice. To suit up kids this season, I will be joining MLA Brendan Maguire and Sportwheels Sports Excellence to host a†kids hockey equipment drive, accepting gear donations from now until September 15th. The mission is to collect new and used hockey equipment and distribute it to those who need it. What we are looking for: New or lightly used hockey equipment including skates, pants, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, sticks, hockey socks, hockey jerseys, helmets, neck guards, equipment bags, equipment drying racks and goalie equipment. Items we can not accept: mouth guards, heavily worn or damaged equipment. From now until September 15, simply drop off new or lightly used hockey equipment at my office to help young Nova Scotians get in the game. Ben Jessome, MLA 2120 Hammonds Plains Road, Unit 3 Brendan Maguire, MLA 349 Herring Cove Road. Suite C Sportwheels Sports Excellence 209 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville

Timberlane Park

Posted by Highland Park on September 7, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello Highland Park Neighbours. Highland Park has ???HRM green space??? areas that have been developed for use by all Highland Park. For some time, we have discussed at the AGM the 4.2-acre space located on Timberlane Terrace for development. We have attempted to start small with a parking lot and culvert, but this has not been successful. The process at HRM has been changing over the years, how to develop as well as who development requests should go to for action. The development has been further impacted with the fact that rate payer???s associations are no longer common practice in HRM. We are happy to announce that we now have the attention of the Park Development team with HRM and they are interested in using the Timberlane space as a ???Pilot Project??? for their department. The pilot being the process on how to develop park lands in subdivisions. What does this mean? The right department is looking at the land and they will help us create a business plan and design which we can take to HRM council to request funding. The goal is to create a space that offers proper buffers for surrounding houses, as well as a space that residents are invested in. These were their observations/comments from our recent meeting: 1) We???ll be classifying this park as a Community Park which is part of a decentralized park system for the Highland Park Community. 2) The park scores well for land capability. 3) We???re attempting to merge Timberlane Terrace Park with the Old Grant Line Road and the Sylvania Terrace Park to form one community park. 4) With your recreation needs assessment help, we plan on preparing a concept plan this autumn for the park that shows how the spaces in the park can be arranged and what areas should remain natural. Emphasis will be on a park entrance, connecting to the Sylvania Terrace sport court, and buffering the park so that we remain good neighbours. 5) Building something on the park will most likely not happen until 2019. This is where you come in. Please take the time to reply to the questions below: 1. Do you use the public park areas in the neighbourhood and how often? 2. What do you think would be the two best uses for the Timberlane Parkland space which would benefit our residents, family and friends? (Indicate the season of preference and use for the space ie: recreation needs like winter use, play for young kids, nature education, places for spectators to watch play areas, dog agility exercise, etc) 3. What type of space can add a little extra something to Highland Park? 4. What changes would most improve this neighbourhood? Expectations: Where this is a pilot, we don???t know how it is going to play out. The HRM staff take a lot of things into consideration, like what already exists, what the land is best suited for, what is the overall HRM park strategy and finally what we want. We are asking for your input for data collection. We will not be able to action all suggestions. We will be providing updates through social media, our web-site and at the annual AGM.

Pie baking contest

Posted by Highland Park on August 21, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello All, We have been contacted by the organizing committee for the Hammonds Plains Heritage Day to find people to bake pies for a Pie Baking Competition. I am asking you to please put the question out to your communities on your Facebook page or other social media please. One or more pies per subdivision/area would be great. Who will have the BEST pie in Hammonds Plains and win the award?? What a fun competition, hope you will all be a part of it!! Thank you

Plant and Yard sale

Posted by Highland Park on August 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Just a reminder to all : Highland Park Yard and Plant Sale August 26 & 27 9am to 2pm

Keep our neighbourhood safe!

Posted by Highland Park on August 7, 2017 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been brought to the attention of the RA committee that some people are drinking in our greenspaces and then driving while under the influence.  We ask that if you see this happen, to please contact the RCMP at 902-244-7208 (non emergency line) and report the incident.  Drinking and driving is something we all take very seriously and we feel the safety of our residents is paramount.  Please think before you drive, and make alternate arrangments. 

It has also been noticed that some dog owners are neglicting to pick up after their dogs.  Please remember, as responsible dog owners cleaning up after your pooch is the law.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.

Highland Park funday

Posted by Highland Park on June 24, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Thanks to all the volunteers and residents who came out today to enjoy the annual Highland Park family fun day today. Special thanks to Pamela Craig, Jenny Lipton and Stephanie Adams for making it happen, Tim Hortons for donation of timbits, the local RCMP and Fire dept for their participation, and the folks from the companies who rented and ran the events.

Highland Park funday

Posted by Highland Park on June 24, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Just an update to let everyone know fun day is still on for today. Please remember to dress warm if it's foggy and wear appropriate footwear, and have fun.