Council endorsed the Environment Committee’s 2020 Workplan.
Improvements in the form of sidewalk and tree repairs will be coming to downtown Nanaimo in prioritized locations in 2020.
Development Around Nanaimo
A development permit has been issued at 6117 Uplands Drive, to allow for a proposed multi-family development.
A development permit has been issued at 400 Newcastle Avenue, to allow for the replacement of an existing boatshed at the Nanaimo Yacht Club.
“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2019 No. 4500.134” (To rezone 1534 Extension Road from Single Dwelling Residential [R1] to Townhouse Residential [R6] with site-specific provisions to increase the maximum permitted floor area ratio) was adopted.
“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 4500.149” (To amend the home-based business regulations) was adopted.
“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2019 No. 4500.156” (To rezone 4961 Songbird Place from Single Dwelling Residential [R1] to Residential Corridor [COR1]) was adopted.
Correspondence to Council
A voluntary contribution of $950.29 will be paid to support the participation of elected officials from small communities at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board and Standing Committee meetings.
An invitation from the President of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities, inviting the City of Nanaimo to reschedule it's hosting of the AVICC Convention from 2020 to 2021, was referred to the April 9, 2020 Special Council meeting.
Motions from Council
Updates will be sent out once a week to the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition, via the Health and Housing Task Force or Staff, regarding the latest development around solutions. Island Health and BC Housing will be asked to participate in those updates as well.
Correspondence will be sent to the Hon. Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, reiterating the City of Nanaimo’s willingness to be a test site for innovative approaches to addressing mental health and addiction challenges.
April 6, 2020 Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video