May 27, 2024 Regular Council Summary

Committee Recommendations

  • Council endorsed the following documents which will assist in preparing geotechnical reports and assessing mine-related geotechnical hazards for development applications within the City:
    • Guidelines for the Preparation of Geotechnical Reports
    • Guidelines for Geotechnical Assessments Above Abandoned Mine Workings
  • Council approved $482,500 in Pedestrian Unallocated Funding to be used towards Albert Street crossing improvements from Milton Street to Dunsmuir Street.

Section 10a

Section 10b,c

Delegations

Dan Hula and Alan Clarke spoke as delegations unrelated to agenda items.

Sections 11a,b

Reports

“Political Signage Regulation Amendment Bylaw 2024 No. 7335.01” (a bylaw to amend the provision associated with political signage in Provincial highway rights of way) passed three readings.

Section 12a

Council authorized the road closure and disposition of a portion of Northfield Road and directed Staff to enter into a Road Closure and Land Exchange Agreement. “Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2024 No. 7370” (to provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Northfield Road adjacent to 2300 Northfield Road) then passed first and second reading and staff were directed to proceed with public notice for the closure and disposition.

Section 12b

“Municipal Highway Renaming (Powder Works Road) Bylaw 2024 No. 7378” and “Municipal Highway Naming (Boxwood Road) Bylaw 2024 No. 7379” (to provide for the naming of municipal highways) both passed three readings.

Section 12c

A Development Permit was issued for 307, 311 and 315 Holly Avenue, to allow for a multi-family residential development.

Section 12d

Council endorsed the City of Nanaimo’s application for City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined, the Integrated Action Plan, and the Monitoring Strategy to be collectively considered for a 2024 UBCM Community Excellence Award – Excellence in Sustainability.

Section 12e

“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2024 No. 4500.223” and “Building Amendment Bylaw 2024 No. 7224.07” (amendments to implement the Increasing Housing Options and Provincial Small-Scale Multi-Unit Housing legislation) both passed three readings.

Section 12f

Bylaw Updates

"Council Procedure Bylaw Amendment Bylaw, 2024 No. 7272.04" (a bylaw to include amendments resulting from Bill 44 as it relates to Public Hearings and other housekeeping amendments) was adopted.

Section 13a

"Development Procedures and Notification Bylaw 2024 No. 7375" (to establish development and notification procedures) was adopted.

Section 13b

“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 4500.215” (to rezone 1100 Cedar Road, 1505 & 1605 Fielding Road, and 1750 Rajeena Way from Rural Resource [AR1] and Parks, Recreation, and Culture One [PRC1] to Steep Slope Residential [R10], Highway Industrial [I1], Light Industrial [I2], and Comprehensive Development District Zone Thirteen [CD13]) was adopted.

Section 13c

Other Business

Council directed staff to provide an update with respect to the new pickle ball courts at Beban Park and options to reduce impact of the Beaufort Park courts in advance of the new courts opening.

Section 15a

A letter sent by Mayor Krog to Sean Fraser, Federal Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities requesting additional funding supports from the Federal Government and a response from the Minister were shared.

Section 15b


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