SCA minutes Sept 27th/23

Spryfield Community  Association Board Meeting – Sept. 27, 2023

1.Opening 10 minsAMCSummer debriefs …what’s on your mind? 
2. Approval previous minutes MW 5 minsMWMay 31, 2023Marjorie moved approval, Darren seconded, all agreed
3. Upcoming Meetings/Administration   5 minsAMCConfirm Monthly Meeting Dates   Admin of calendar Facilities Status        Monthly SCA Sept 27 Oct 27 Nov 29 Jan 31 Feb 28 Mar 27 Apr 24 May 29 June 26Other Oct 23 EAC Bike Summit Marjorie and AnneMarie spell each other   HHH Tom Urbaniak – Delay to spring   AGM date – to be determined
4. Quorum  All agreed: quorum of 4, one of whom can be on-line
5. Treasurer’s Update 5 minsMSUpdate re: bank balances, insurance and any otherCurrent balance Hidden on Website. Marney will check with insurance re: putting it on hold or cancelling it
6. Dunbrack & OSR 5 minsAllDevelopment Planting Initiative (PC)Construction has started
7. EAC Active Community Fund and Initiatives 15 minsAllWith Guest Anika Riopel?Can we access the EAC grant?
8. Movie equipment  Marjorie ask Emily where it is, and ask Abe if the batteries are lithium
9. Engage Proposal 20 minsAllEngage training Oct. 13, Nov. 9, Dec. 1Long Lake Provincial Park Association interested in community profile by Engage
10. SCA Strategic Planning 10 minsAll Aim for strategic planning in March or April with help of HRM community developer
11. Other business/Open Actions 10 mins  Updated and attached

Spryfield Community Association To Do List

Starting from November 30 meeting (plus some earlier bits)

Active Transportation Committee meeting – set a date

Counsellor Cuttell to search for themes in the results of our sensing questions as part of strategic plan

Anne-Marie will try to set up our files in google docs; Councillor Cuttell will use her personal g-mail to access these files; board directors are encouraged to review google doc methods using link Darren sent (

Herring Cove Road plan implementation – SCA board will monitor progress and take advantage of input opportunities

From October, 2022

More Ideas for Community Conversations:

  • Management Plan for Long Lake Provincial Park;
  • provincial changes to Municipal Charter for HRM;
  • democracy – what it is and how to protect it;
  • affordable and low-income housing options (e.g. Jim Graham with AHANS);
  • development pressure and watersheds (e.g. Martin Willison and HRM staff)
8. Movie equipmentWe need to find storage space for equipment, especially the heavy, bulky battery  Emily to check with Ketch Harbour group. Depending on response, Anne-Marie to ask the library; Marney to discuss with J.L. Ilsley High School and with Chebucto Connections.  

From September 2022

Social and other mediaWeb hosting – Darren will ask Michael if we can be invoiced for this (to avoid credit card) Banner – Marney Agent registration – Add to next meeting

Going forward:

January 25, 2023

February 22, 2023

Marjorie to ask Patty if she has themed the responses to our sensing questions

Marney will check with Cooperators Insurance to determine our options

Marney to ask Emily if she is still storing all the theatre equipment. Next step would be to contact Adam Huffman. 

March 29, 2023

May 21, 2023

Marjorie to ask Emily if she still has the equipment.

Darren will post something on social media to say that SCA is looking for someone to serve as a Film Night Volunteer to help with showing films.

Ongoing initiatives of others (e.g. Halifax Cycling Coalition, HRM Active Transportation Advisory Committee) fit with SCA interests and priorities.   Ongoing

We will invite Engage NS to make a presentation focused on Spryfield for, hopefully, June 21 – our next meeting date. This will lay the groundwork for strategic planning in September with facilitation by Jasmin Du.     In progress

4. Women’s Safety Audit

            – being planned for September 2023    In progress