Letter to HRM regarding Area Rate Review

The LWFRA is still working through the intended and unintended consequences of the unilateral changes to the area rate distribution rules made by HRM. It’s important to note that the rules have only changed for our local area rate.

There has been little progress.

There is, however, an update to share. In a meeting attended by Bruce Fisher and Barbara Wilson of HRM Finance, LWFRA board members and Paul Miller, it was agreed that the following letter outlining the challenges with the review and the incorrect information would be added as part of an appendix to the materials from the July 18, 2017 council meeting.

2017-12-08 LWFRA response to report 14.1.11 on Area Rates

Successful Partnership between Lions Christmas Express & WJCC

Great to see the WJCC extend their season of community activity. With the recent expansion of the building, new flooring, concrete entry way (with no stairs) and mudroom space it was a perfect space for sorting, packing and distributing the holiday packs. The local Girl Guides troop that calls WJCC home was just the beginning of an influx of volunteers new and old.

Congratulations to the Lions Christmas Express on another year of bringing the magic of the holidays to families in our area.

“Overwhelming” turnout for Lions Xmas Express food packing night