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Council Meeting Summary - October 3, 2016

Spillway cost tallied

The cost of designing and constructing the lower spillway in Colliery Dam Park totaled $4.463 million which was lower than estimated. Total costs related to Colliery Dams are $7.07 million. The middle dam is under review and a risk assessment is expected to be completed next year.

Section 9a

Information was received.

Budget boost for Beban Plaza sewers

The plan to update the sanitary and storm sewers under Beban Plaza needed a boost to the budget after receiving tender results showing costs to be $156,000 higher than budgeted. The project is now expected to cost $995,000.

Section 9c

Information was received.

Limited development potential for old water reservoir lands

The potential of developing the old water reservoir lands on Nanaimo Lakes Road was studied and found four areas could be considered for non-park uses. However, amendments would need to be made to the Official Community Plan as well a more detailed analysis would be needed to see if it would be economically viable to develop these areas.  An open house is being planned to get public feedback on the park and non-park options are being planned.

Section 9m

Information was received.

Combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation

Following a request for more information, staff reported to Council that the City and RCMP are leading a community-based response to reduce the harm associated with the sex trade and the trafficking of women for the purposes of sexual exploitation

Section 9b

Information was received.

Nanaimo development updates

Two new multi-use buildings at 1680 and 1690 Townsite Road in the midst of being constructed got the go ahead to vary the number of parking spaces from a total of 100 to 74 for both buildings. The residential units in the building will also be deemed rental housing rather than condominiums.

Section 9d

Motion carried: Unanimous.

The owners of 2099 Lark Crescent got the green light to rebuild a garage on their property with a variance to reduce the setback of the garage from the house from 1.2m to 0.61m.

Section 9e

Motion carried: Unanimous.

The proposed redevelopment of the old Madill grounds is moving into the next phase of rezoning from Light Industrial to Corridor. Two car dealerships, a furniture store, three mixed-use buildings and a seniors housing complex are planned to go into the site.

Section 9f

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Construction started without a permit

The properties at 1981B Wilfert Road, 773 Hunter Street and 6144 Somerside Place received a notice on the property title for starting construction without a permit.

Section 9g, h, i

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Cleaning up properties

The owners of 559 Seventh Street, 611 Seventh Street, 1861 East Wellington Road, 224 View Street, 218 View Street, 300 Jade Avenue and 432 Howard Avenue were ordered to clean up their properties within 14 days or the City will clean them up at the owner’s expense.

Section 7c

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Secondary suite addressed

The property located at 6631 Groveland Drivereceived 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 9j

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Related Links:

October 3, 2016 Council Meeting Agenda  Addendum

October 3, 2016 Council Meeting Video

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