A recommendation will be going to Council to approve a $750 Travel Assistance Grant for the Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association U16 A2 Timbermen team to attend the 2022 BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships held in Coquitlam, BC.
Staff provided information regarding single and sole source purchases, awards in excess of $250,000 and policy non‑compliance for the period 2022-JAN-01 to 2022-MAR-31.
A recommendation will be going to Council to award a $500 Security Check Grant to the Nanaimo District Senior Citizens Housing Development Society.
Staff provided information regarding a new provincial Local Government Climate Action Program that provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with funding to support the implementation of local climate actions.
A recommendation will be going to Council to increase the budget for Metral Drive Complete Street Project Phase 2 by $1,400,000 (funded by $875,000 from the Community Works Reserve Fund, $35,000 from the Sewer Reserve and $490,000 from the Water Reserve).
Staff advised of a budget transfer greater than $75,000 to construct intersection improvements on Mary Ellen Drive. The cost for the Mary Ellen Roundabout is expected to be $365,382. $205,382 is being funded through community contributions, the remaining $160,000 will be funded by the City of Nanaimo. ICBC has committed to funding a portion of the project, with confirmation of total contribution still to occur.
Staff advised of a budget transfer greater than $75,000 to replace watermains along Meadow Lane and Kite Way. The costs for the project exceeded the budget by about $317,000.