May 3, 2021 Regular Council Summary

Presentations to Council

Emergency Preparedness Week
Council received a presentation regarding Emergency Preparedness Week.
Section 8 a

Consent Items

Consent Items group discussion points that have been thoroughly discussed at a Committee level into a single area on 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 2021-APR-26

Governance and Priorities Committee Agenda Planning
Council added a staff update to a future Governance and Priorities Committee topic regarding issues related to Westwood Lake as a recreational facility specific to trail usages and parking issues.
Section 10 a 1

Neighbourhood Association Organizational Capacity Review, Support and Engagement
Council referred the Neighbourhood Association Organizational Capacity Review, Support and Engagement topic to staff to provide the minutes and a summary report to share with neighbourhood associations. Council directed staff to provide further comment and return to a GPC meeting at least two months following the April 26, 2021 meeting, potentially in September.
Section 10 a 2 

Neighbourhood Association Organizational Capacity Review, Support and Engagement
Council directed staff to develop a detailed Partners in Community program and annual budget for consideration. 
Section 10 a 3 

Zoning Bylaw 'Schedule D' - Affordable Housing Amendments
Council directed future amendments to Schedule D of the Zoning Bylaw be brought forward to a Governance and Priorities Committee meeting at a later date.
Section 10 a 4 

Councillor Maartman re: Recreational Vehicle Permanent Accommodation
Council deferred consideration of the topic “Councillor Maartman re: Recreational Vehicle Permanent Accommodation” to a future date. Staff will return with options for when to have this discussion.
Section 10 a 5

Reports to Council

2021-2025 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw
Council passed first, second and third readings of “Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7320.01” (To amend the 2021 – 2025 Financial Plan).
Section 12 a

2021 Property Tax Rates Bylaw
Council passed first, second and third readings of “Property Tax Rates Bylaw 2021 No. 7321” (To set the property tax rates for 2021).
Section 12 b

2021 911 Reserve Fund Amendment Bylaw
Council passed first, second and third readings of “911 Reserve Fund Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7295.01” (To amend the 911 Reserve Fund Bylaw).
Section 12 c

Automated Garbage Truck - Equipment Financing
Council approved the borrowing of up to $459,600, with a maximum five year term, through the Municipal Finance Authority’s Equipment Financing Program to purchase one additional automated garbage truck.
Section 12 d

Extension Road Traffic Calming
Council approved advancement of Extension Road traffic calming to the public consultation stage which will be used to inform the traffic calming design.
Section 12 e

Opal Road Traffic Calming
Council directed staff to remove the existing turn control measures on Opal Road.
Section 12 f

Departure Bay Road Seasonal Traffic Calming
Council directed staff to implement 2021 seasonal traffic calming measures using the same layout as used in 2020 and initiate stakeholder consultation for further traffic calming measures in 2022.
Section 12 g

Development Permit Application No. DP1184 - 558 Medea Way
Purpose: A development permit application was submitted for a multi-family residential development at 558 Medea Way.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Permit No. DP1184 at 558 Medea Way.
Section 12 h

Development Permit Application No. DP1207 - 5594 Linley Valley Drive
Purpose: A development permit application was submitted for a 16-unit multi-family residential development at 5594 Linley Valley Drive.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Permit No. DP1207 at 5594 Linley Valley Drive.
Section 12 i

Development Variance Permit No. DVP418 - 421 Franklyn Street and 420/430 Selby Street
Purpose: A development variance permit application was submitted to allow an over height fence on the School District lands at 421 Franklyn Street and 420/430 Selby Street.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Variance Permit No. DVP418 at 421 Franklyn Street and 420/430 Selby Street.
Section 12 j

Zoning Bylaw "Schedule D" - Affordable Housing Amendments
Council passed first and second readings of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.180” (To amend Schedule D of “City of Nanaimo Zoning Bylaw 2011 No. 4500” to provide density bonusing points for rental and affordable housing developments).
Section 12 k

May 5, 2021 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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