December 7, 2020 Regular Council Summary

e-Town Hall

The virtual e-Town Hall took place this week. The public participated by submitting their questions through social media, the City’s website and by calling in.

You can find the e-Town Hall meetings archive page here.

Consent Items

Consent Items group discussion points into a single area in the agenda labeled “Consent Items.” This procedure allows decision-makers to group consent items together under one heading and approve them in one action or to consider and vote on each item separately if discussion is needed (for more information, please see Section 14 of the City’s Procedural Bylaw).

Governance and Priorities Committee 2020-NOV-23

Mayor's Task Force on Recovery and Resilience - Next Steps
An implementation plan to establish a Mayor’s Leaders Table will be prepared for approval.

Further to above, staff will develop an overall plan for a citizen-directed City of Nanaimo community building and reputation strengthening campaign.
Section 11 a, 1

2021 Governance and Priorities Committee Key Date Calendar
The 2021 Governance and Priorities Committee Key Date Calendar was approved with meetings held in-person, in the Shaw Auditorium.
Section 11 a, 2

Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness 2020-NOV-25

2021 Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness Key Date Calendar
The 2021 Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness Key Date Calendar was approved with meetings scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Section 11 b, 1

Special Finance and Audit Committee 2020-NOV-30

COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant
Funds will be allocated from the General Financial Stability Reserve and the Special Initiatives Reserve specified in Option #3 from the 2020-NOV-30, 2021 – 2025 Draft Financial Plan PowerPoint presentation as follows:

  • Fund the $1,408,806 from the General Financial Stability Reserve and allocate an additional $1.4 million from Special Initiatives Reserve over the next three years to stabilize property tax rates

Section 11 c, 1

COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant
The full COVID-19 Restart Grant will be allocated to offset revenue losses and pandemic expenditures for 2020.
Section 11 c, 2

Reports

"Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7272.02"
“Council Procedure Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7272.02” (To update processes regarding the public hearing date and streamlining the method to reorder the agenda) was adopted.
Section 13 a

2021 Council Key Date Calendar
The 2021 Council Key Date Calendar was approved as presented.
Section 13 b

2021 Design Advisory Panel Calendar
The 2021 Design Advisory Panel key date calendar was approved as presented.
Section 13 c

Appointment of Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Mark Jonah was appointed as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer to enforce the provisions of the City of Nanaimo “Fire Protection and Life Safety Regulation Bylaw 2011 No. 7108” and other regulatory bylaws.
Section 13 d

Amendments to Rates and Charges for Water
“Waterworks Rate and Regulation Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7004.16” (To set the 2021 water rates) passed first, second and third readings.
Section 13 e

Amendment to Bulk Water Rates for South West Extension
“South West Bulk Water Rate Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7099.09” (To set the 2021 bulk water rates for South West Extension) passed first, second and third readings.
Section 13 f

Amendments to User Fee Subsidies
“User Fee Subsidies Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7095.02” (To set the 2021 thresholds for User Fee Subsidies) passed first, second and third readings.
Section 13 g

Amendment to Rates and Charges for Sanitary Sewer
“Sewer Regulation and Charge Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 2496.33” (To set the 2021 rates for sanitary sewer) passed first, second and third readings.
Section 13 h

Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP405 - 1925 Boxwood Road
A development variance permit application to allow facia signs within the Nanaimo Parkway Buffer at 1925 Boxwood Road was submitted.

A Development Variance Permit No. DVP405 was issued to allow a maximum of 17 facia signs within the Parkway Buffer to face the Nanaimo Parkway.
Section 13 i

Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP 408 - 1955 Boxwood Road
A development variance permit application to allow a freestanding sign within the Nanaimo Parkway Buffer at 1955 Boxwood Road.

Development Variance Permit No. DVP408 was issued to allow a freestanding sign within the Nanaimo Parkway Buffer.
Section 13 j

Bylaws

"Board of Variance Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7213.01"
“Board of Variance Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 7213.01” (To change the meeting day from the third Thursday of each month to the first Thursday of each month) was adopted.

December 7, 2020 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video

 

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