October 3, 2022 Regular Council Summary


Staff from Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services (VIVRS) spoke regarding Disability Employment Month and raising awareness on hiring people with diverse abilities.

Section 11a

Representatives from Island Roots Farmers’ Market spoke regarding food security, local agriculture and the market’s ability to help the City of Nanaimo reach their Official Community Plan goals. 

Section 11b


“Property Tax Exemption Bylaw 2022 No. 7358” (a bylaw to exempt certain land and buildings from taxation) passed three readings. 

Section 12a

Council adopted an amended Community Heritage Register, which includes the addition of six buildings, removal of one building and a number of minor text and photo edits.

Section 12d 

A motion regarding appointing a Council representative to the Nanaimo Reaching Home Community Advisory Board was deferred until after the municipal election.

Section 12e

Development around Nanaimo

Council directed staff to provide a letter of support to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada in response to a proposed 48m telecommunications facility at 2365 Northfield Road.

Section 12b

Council issued a Remedial Action Order for an unauthorized structure at 5 Durham Street. The owner has 30 days to remove a front entry deck, rear carport and second floor rooms and washrooms, which were constructed without a permit or inspection.

Section 12c

“Housing Agreement Bylaw 2022 No. 7357” (to secure the terms and conditions of occupancy for a residential shelter at 3059 Glen Eagle Crescent) passed three readings. Staff will register a covenant to reinforce the terms of the Housing Agreement.

Section 12f

Kendra Franklin and Tomer Gerts were appointed as Bylaw Enforcement Officers.

Section 12g

Bylaw Updates

“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.193” (To rezone 456 Milton Street from R14 - Old City Low Density Fourplex Residential to R15 - Old City Medium Density Residential) was adopted.

Section 13a

"Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.194" (to permit a site-specific rezoning at 440 Kennedy Street in order to reduce the minimum lot size requirement in the R13 zone from 750m2 to 500m2 to facilitate a proposed boundary adjustment subdivision) was adopted.

Section 13b

“Officer Designation and Delegation of Authority Bylaw, 2022 No. 7353” (a bylaw to provide for the appointment of Officers and the Delegation of Authority) was adopted.

Section 13c

“Appeals Procedure Bylaw, 2022 No. 7354” (a bylaw to establish the procedure for hearing appeals) was adopted. 

Section 13d

Other Business

A petition was received from residents of the Pacifica at 38 Front Street regarding the raised crosswalk on Front Street.

Section 15a

Council directed staff to prepare a report outlining ways the City can increase support for the Island Roots Farmers' Market.

Section 15b

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