June 3, 2024 Regular Council Summary

Delegations

Reverend Jeremy Bellsmith introduced Cailan Libby who spoke regarding Happipad, a nonprofit home-sharing company.

Section 11a

Reports

Council directed staff to bring forward Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaws for the downtown and for hotels and motels that reflects a five-year tax exemption period.

Section 12a

“Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw 2024 No. 7336.09” (a bylaw to change electric vehicle charging connection fees) passed three readings.

Section 12b

A Development Permit was issued for 200 Tenth Street, to allow for an industrial development with a watercourse setback variance.

Section 12c

A Development Permit was issued for 3180 Island Highway North, to allow for a commercial car wash.

Section 12d

Council provided consent for the adoption of the following Regional District of Nanaimo bylaws:
  • “Southern Community Sewer Local Service Basement Motor Control Centres Replacement Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1905, 2024”
  • “Southern Community Sewer Local Service Wellington Pump Station Upgrade Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1906, 2024”;
  • “Southern Community Sewer Local Service Grit and Sedimentation Tank Relining Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1907, 2024”

Section 12e

Bylaw Updates

"Political Signage Regulation Amendment Bylaw 2024 No. 7335.01" (to amend the provision associated with political signage in Provincial highway rights of way) was adopted.

Section 13a

"Municipal Highway Renaming (Powder Works Road) Bylaw 2024 No. 7378" (to provide for the renaming of municipal highways) was adopted.

Section 13b

“Municipal Highway Naming (Boxwood Road) Bylaw 2024 No. 7379” (to provide for the naming of municipal highways) was adopted.

Section 13c

Other Business

Council directed staff to follow up with the delegation from Happipad to investigate potential options for Nanaimo to participate.
Section 15

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