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Council Meeting Summary - June 13, 2016

Former Madill site sold

The site of the former Madill building at 1900 and 2200 Labieux Road will see new life as developer Bowen Road Developments has purchased the land from the City for $1.325 million. They plan to build a retail/residential community on it, but specific plans will be presented to Council at a later date.

Sections 8b, d

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Lantzville water agreement update

Council members and staff from the City of Nanaimo and District of Lantzville will meet to discuss a water agreement between the two municipalities.

Section 11

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Preventing human trafficking

Coun. Bill Yoachim brought forward a motion for staff to report on the City’s initiatives to promote the prevention of human trafficking in Nanaimo.

Section 13a

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Youth Poet Laureate

A Youth Poet Laureate program for Nanaimo got the green light from Council. The program will pave the way for youth to engage with the community through this artistic voice. 

Section 9a

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Building/Development permit updates

The property at 2023 Cinnabar Drive received a notice on the property title for failing to conform to the City’s building bylaw for starting construction without a building permit.

Section 8g

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Council approved the installation of a heat pump at 3732 Glen Oaks Drive on the side of the house rather than the rear.

Section 8c

Motion carried: Unanimous.

A reconsideration was brought forward to approve a development permit variance that had previously been denied to construct an extra driveway at 3795 Glen Oaks Drive at the cost of reducing on-street parking by one spot.

Section 8i

Motion carried: 6-3.

Secondary suites addressed

A number of propertiesreceived a notice on the property title for failing to conform to the City’s building bylaw for secondary suites that need upgrading to address life safety issues.

Section 8h

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Unauthorized secondary suites at 323 Black Diamond Drive, 6225 Dover Road and 290 Kathryn Place were ordered to either be removed or come into compliance with building bylaws within 30 days.

Section 9e

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Cleaning up properties

A number of properties were ordered to clean up their properties within 30 days or the City will clean them up at the owner’s expense.

Section 9f

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Construction season ramps up

The 2016 Capital Paving program was tendered to Hub City Paving for $1,868,432.50 for scheduled work on Nanaimo Lakes Road, Oceanview Terrace, Park Avenue, Howden Drive, Victoria Road and Terminal Avenue.

Section 9b

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Truck permit charges

Exemption permits for diverting away from designated Truck Routes for Commercial vehicles will now cost $30 per month for commercial vehicle training and $100 per month for commercial vehicles.

Section 9c

Motion carried: Unanimous.

New Bylaw Officer

Jacob James Smith was appointed as Nanaimo’s newest Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

Section 9d

Motion carried: Unanimous.

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