Kingswood Ratepayers' Association
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Kingswood Ratepayers' Association was established in April 1995 to serve the residents of the Kingswood community. More...

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A message from Ben Jessome


Just wanted to note this link as an FYI regarding mandated accessibility by 2030 and some of the available programs, assistance and support that is in place to ensure we meet this timeline as a province. Note that municipalities are expected to have their plans submitted by this summer (which would include local parks and trails).

 

I would note the funding program for businesses and ask you to promote and encourage business owners in our community to connect with my office to discuss.

 

https://novascotia.ca/accessibility/

 

Information on the review to the MVA (will be called theTraffic Safety Act) that is underway and proposed changes can be viewed here:

 

https://novascotia.ca/traffic-safety-act-public-engagement/

 

Bedford West Schools Update:

The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) and the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (EECD) are working with Design Builder PCL and their Design Consultant Architecture49 to deliver two new schools on a 16 acres parcel of land on the North East corner of Larry Uteck Boulevard and Broad Street.

The 800 student (113,000 sq ft) PP-8 School will be located on the West side of the site, the 1200 student (143,400 sq ft) High School on the East. The two schools will be joined by their administrative areas, gyms, and cafeteria.  Total area of the two schools will be approx.. 256,400 sq. ft. The schools are being designed to create a modern learning environment for students that can effectively adapt to the changing requirements of education delivery over time.

 

The facility is targeting LEED silver certification, and to meet the requirements set out in the Province of Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainability Prosperity (EGSPA/Sustainability Development Goals Act.

 

The schools are currently in Design Development of the Design Phase. Two site construction packages have been tendered to date. A third construction package is proposed to be tendered later late November early December.

 

The PP-8 School is scheduled to be completed by July 2022 and the High School completed December 2022.
 

Bayers Lake Outpatient Update:  New Generation - Project Status Update_.pdf

 

Ben Jessome

Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hammonds Plains – Lucasville

Constituency Office Address: 2120 Hammonds Plains Road, Unit 3, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 1P3

(902) 404-9900

(902) 717-2750

(902) 404-8415

 

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday 9am - 12noon

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday November 16th at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church on the corner of Hammonds Plains Road and Gatehouse Run.

 

We will be reviewing the past year's activities and the board's plans for 2021. City Councillors and your MLA have been invited for a Q&A.

 

There will be no handout of the AGM KRA 2020 meeting document like in the years before, the AGM document can be downloaded by clicking here

 

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to serve on the board of directors for the new year contact: chair@mykingswood.ca 

 

If you can’t make it please download a proxy by clicking here and sending it in with a family member or neighbour who is attending the AGM. You can also send it by email to chair@mykingswood.ca before November 16th, 2020 3:00 PM.

Kingswood Autumn Clean-up is on Saturday October 17th from 9am – 12am.

Post a picture to earn the chance to win one of two 25.00 Tim Horton’s gift cards.
Gloves and bags are available, send a text with location to 902 293 8844 and they will be dropped off.
When you have done the cleanup, send a text with location to 902 293 8844 for garbage pick-up.
Please follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

In light of covid-19 and in the interest of the health and safety of all Kingswood residents the KRA will be cancelling the Kingswood Community Yard Sale this year.

Thanks for your patience as we considered options to make this decision.

 

Stay safe!

The Kingswood Ratepayers' Association is promoting safe boating.
Please follow the link for more information.

Update on planned KRA activities 2020

 

The Nova Scotia Government declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. 

All KRA activities (Spring Clean-up, Yard Sales, etc.) have been cancelled until further notice. 

 

Follow the guidelines to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus

 

Stay Safe and Healthy


GOC COVID-19

Update on planned KRA board meetings  -  March 22, 2020 


With the Nova Scotia Government declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, all Kingswood Ratepayers Association meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Viscount Run Park update  -  March 13, 2020

 

A public open house was held on March 12, 2020 at the Kingswood Elementary School. Members of the community were in attendance to review a park concept and to provide feedback on design and layout options. For those who could not attend, a sample of the open house visuals are available for review.
Requests for additional project information, questions, and comments can be directed to 
Stephen Cushing, Landscape Architect, Parks and Recreation.

 

Viscount Run Park update

Viscount Run Park - Update
 

A public workshop was held on November 21, 2019 at the Kingswood Elementary School to discuss opportunities for Viscount Run Park. Staff delivered a brief presentation and led a workshop where participants identified issues and opportunities and shared their vision for the park. A written and visual summary of the event are available for review.
 

As a follow up, a public open house will be hosted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in the Kingswood Elementary School Cafeteria to review a preliminary park concept. This is a drop-in style of event to be hosted from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 

Monthly KRA Board Meeting

Date:           March 9th, 2020
Time:          19:00
Location:   Cornerstone Wesleyan church in the Upper Hammonds Plains

Residents of the Kingswood Community are welcome to attend the meeting

 

 

 

KRA Annual General Meeting

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday November 18th at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church on the corner of Hammonds Plains Road and Gatehouse Run.

 

We will be reviewing the past year's activities and the board's plans for 2020. City Councillors and your MLA will be present for a Q&A. We will also have a presentation about neighbourhood wildlife by Clarence Stevens, VP of Hfx Field Naturalists.

 

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to serve on the board of directors for the new year contact: chair@mykingswood.ca

 

If you can’t make it please download a proxy by clicking here and sending it in with a family member or neighbour who is attending the AGM. If you do not know anyone going to the AGM, email us and someone from the board will pick up your proxy.

Kingswood Annual Yard Sale 2019

Our annual community yard sale will be Saturday June 1st, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00pm. In the event of rain, it will be held the following day, Sunday June 2nd.

 

Please go to the Yard Sale Facebook group page for more information.

UPDATE: Rescheduled for Saturday May 11th, 2019.

 

Kingswood Spring Clean is back! Be sure to take the time to clean up your beautiful neighborhood and earn the chance to win one of two $25.00 Tim Horton’s gift cards.

 

Post a selfie with your recovered trash in the Kingswood Residents Facebook group to be eligible for the prize.

 

Need Supplies? We’ve got you covered. Simply drop by any of these four addresses to pick up FREE gloves and bags any time after 9:00 a.m. on April 27th.

  • 149 Bryanston Rd.
  • 329 Kingswood Dr.
  • 78 Kingswood Dr.
  • 50 Lakeshore Dr.

Text us at 902 403 1391 when you are done on Saturday morning and we will pick up the trash you collected (must be before 1:00 pm)!

 

Thanks for participating in such an important event to keep our community, and our province, clean!

Long Lake Park Update

May 29, 2018 - The updates to Long Lake Park are almost done. Still waiting for some landscaping around the new playground and for the covered picnic table to be installed on a concrete slab. Should be finished in the next couple of weeks.

February 2018 - HRM Parks has completed a major expansion of the parking area at LaPierre Baseball field on Lakeshore Drive.

Kingswood Park#2

This is the park at the end of Kingswood Drive, on the loop. HRM is set to begin work to resolve drainage issues on the field that have plagued us since it was developed over 15 years ago. Once that work is complete, the KRA will be developing that field into something useful for residents. (Click to see map of the park)

 

Work is set to begin on September 5th and last approximately two weeks.

 

UPDATE: HRM has completed work on the field. It has been leveled and seeded, a french drain was added on one side and a ditch on the other side.

 

Long Lake Park

 

New dock is finally installed at Long Lake Park. New playground to follow. 

 

UPDATE: HRM will not be installing the new playground until next spring, but the old playground will be removed and the ground will be prepped this fall.

 

Our annual community yard sale will be Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00pm. In the event of rain, it will be held the following day, Sunday June 4th.

 

Please go to the Yard Sale Facebook group page for more information.

 

Who do I call when I have a problem?

As a reminder to residents, please use the non-emergency contact numbers to determine who to call in the HRM for everyday questions and problems.

 

Note, requests for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to parks, playgrounds, sports fields, streets, street signs/lights, and storm/waste water should be made to 311.

 

Pet Waste.

As a reminder to residents, pet waste must be scooped/bagged and disposed in the proper manner. In addition, pet waste bags should never be disposed on our trails, streets, ditches, and woods.

 

For more information, see HRM Animal Services - Defecation.

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