August 8, 2016 Summary

Strategic Plan update approved

After receiving public input from the July 25 eTown Hall, revisions were made to Council’s Strategic Plan Update which included food security, parks accessibility and space for recreation. Council will now move forward with implementing their priorities and associated projects and initiatives.

Section 7a

Motion carried: Unanimous.  

Core Review next steps

The City will be hosting public and stakeholder input sessions, including an eTown Hall meeting in September, based on the recommendations from the Core Services Review. An Implementation Plan is expected to be complete by the end of September.

Section 7d

Motion carried: 7-1  

New intersection for Linley Valley West

A traffic circle at Nelson and Rutherford Road got the go-ahead to move into the final design phase. This intersection will connect the new Linley Valley West neighbourhood to Rutherford Road.

Section 9k

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Lease extended for Scouts

The City renewed a 10-year lease to the First Nanaimo Scouts for the use of the land the Scout Hut is located on at Comox Road.

Section 9f

Motion carried: 7-1.

Budget boost for Protection Island

The Beacon House Community Centre on Protection Island will receive an additional $40,672 in their budget for renovations to the building. The total budget will be $138,396 with $40,000 of the budget being raised by residents and the Lions Club.

Section 9m

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Development around Nanaimo

A new 36-unit multi-family rental development at 3690 Country Club Drive will get the green light with a few variances to allow for a smaller front setback, fence height increase from 1.8m to 2.4m, reduction of parking spaces from 59 to 38 and reducing the size of parking spaces to accommodate small cars.

Section 9a

Motion carried: Unanimous

Brooks Landing will get some new businesses and shops with the development of a new commercial building located at the Highland Boulevard-side of the mall’s parking lot getting the green light.

Section 9b

Motion carried: Unanimous.

The property located at 1643 King John Way got the go ahead to increase the allowable height of a perimeter fence from 7.32m to 9m on the front and from 7.32m to 11.75m at the sides of the property.

Section 9c

Motion carried: 7-1

The property located at 3855 Gulfview Drive got approval to increase the allowable height of a perimeter fence from 7.32m to 8.98m and increase the building height from 9m to 9.43m.

Section 9d

Motion carried: 7-1

Construction started without a permit

The property located at 1667 Extension Road received a notice on title for starting construction on their property without a permit.

Section 9g

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Nuisance properties

2020 Swordfern Road and 573 Rosehill Street were declared nuisance properties due to an unprecedented number of nuisance calls reported by neighbours of each residence over the past year. By declaring these as nuisance properties, the City can recover the cost of nuisance calls incurred either by City staff or the RCMP.

Section 7b

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Cleaning up properties

The property owners of 1735 Northfield Road, 1978 Extension Road, 340 Harewood Road, 240 Skinner Street and 440 Selby Street 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 suites addressed

The properties located at 424/426 Bruce Avenue, 684 Montague Road, 4170 Verte Place and 4175 Victoria Avenue received 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.

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