May 9, 2022 Grants Committee

Date:

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting

Agenda

1. CALL TO ORDER AND LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 11, 2022

3. APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AND APPROVAL OF ADDITIONS AND
DELETIONS

4. BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES – NONE

5.  CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

6. CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED BUSINESS – NONE

7. CORRESPONDENCE, PETITIONS & DELEGATIONS
7.1 Correspondence 
7.2 Petitions
7.3 Presentations – None 

8. INFORMATION ITEMS BROUGHT FORWARD – NONE

9. REPORTS/DISCUSSION
9.1 STAFF
9.1.1 Less Than Market Value: Lions Club of Sackville - 101 Old Beaver Bank Road, Lower Sackville NS, PID 40014599 [PDF]
Motion: 
The Grants Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council approve a less than market value lease agreement with the Lions Club of Sackville for PID 40014599 at 101 Beaver Bank Road, as per the key terms and conditions set out in Table 1 in the discussion section of this report and authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute the approved less than market value lease agreement.

9.1.2 Regional Special Events Grants Report 
(i) Staff report [PDF]
(ii) Staff memo [PDF]
Motions: 
That the Grants Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council: 

1.Approve 47 Event Grants for a total of $192,875 as identified in Table 1 from the staff report dated March 5, 2022 from the approved 2022/2023 Operation Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events;

2.Approve 13 Event Grants for a total of $200,000 as identified in Table 1 from the approved 2022/2023 Operating Budget – C764 Cultural Development funded from the 2022/2023 Culture Development Reserve Q62; 

3.Pending final approval of the 2023/2024 budget, approve 38 Established Community Festivals grants in the amount of $186,025 funded Operation Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events; and 13 Cultural Events & Showcases grants in the amount of $200,000 funded from Operation Budget – C764 Cultural Development funded from the Community Events Reserve Q621 as identified in Table 2; 

4.Pending final approval of the 2024/2025 budget, approve 38 Established Community Festivals grants in the amount of $186,025 funded from Operating Budget – C760 Community/Civic Events; and 13 Cultural Events & Showcases grants in the amount of $200,000 funded from Operating Budget – C764 Cultural Development funded from the Community Events Reserve Q621 as identified in Table 3; and 

5.Approve a supplementary grant withdrawal from the Community and Events Reserve (Q621) in the amount of $13,000 to be allocated to “Open Streets HFX” (previously operating as Switch) in the Regional Special Events program. 

That the Grants Committee recommends that Halifax Regional Council: 

1.Approve a supplementary grant withdrawal from the Community and Events Reserve (Q621) in the amount of $10,000 to the Sackville Community Development Association for the 2022 Patriot Days in the Regional Special Events program; 

2.Pending final approval of the 2023/2024 budget, approve a supplementary grant withdrawal from the Community and Events Reserve (Q621) in the amount of $10,000 to the Sackville Community Development Association for the 2023 Patriot Days in the Regional Special Events program; and, 

3.Pending final approval of the 2024/2025 budget, approve a supplementary grant withdrawal from the Community and Events Reserve (Q621) in the amount of $10,000 to the Sackville Community Development Association for the 2024 Patriot Days in the Regional Events Program.

9.2 GRANTS COMMITTEE – NONE

9.3 COMMITTEE MEMBER UPDATES

10. ADDED ITEMS

11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – June 8, 2022
11.1 Location Discussion
    
12. ADJOURNMENT    

INFORMATION ITEMS 

1. Memorandum from Finance and Asset Management dated April 11, 2022 re: Tax Relief for Not-for-Profits During Construction and Renos [PDF]

For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Catie Campbell, Legislative Assistant, at Catherine.campbell@halifax.ca or 782-641-0796.

To submit correspondence, email clerks@halifax.ca 
More information: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/regional-council/communicating-halifax-regional-counci