August 14, 2017 Regular Council Summary

Funding approved for new garbage trucks
$6.2 million will be borrowed through the Equipment Financing Program for the implementation of the new automated waste collection coming to central Nanaimo fall 2017 and the rest of Nanaimo in 2018.
Section 7d
Motion carried.

Nuisance properties
6 – 1637 Bowen Road, a strata townhouse complex and 643 Howard Avenue, a single-family dwelling are both subject of large number of police calls. Council declared the properties a nuisance, as defined by the bylaw and authorized staff to record and charge for municipal services. 
Section 7a
Motion carried.

Construction completed without required inspection

A notice on title was authorized for the property at 2079 Boxwood Road for construction completed without a required inspection. The property owner has 90 days to complete the permit before the notice is registered.
Section 9 c
Motion carried.

Secondary suite addressed
Council authorized a notice on the property title for construction completed on a secondary suite without a building permit at 3308 Upland Drive. 
Section 9 b
Motion carried.

Development around Nanaimo
A housing agreement for a new 220-bed student housing building at 525 Third Street passed first, second and third readings.
Section 9e
Motion carried.

Council passed first and second readings to rezone 615 and 699 Harewood Road from single dwelling residential to three and four unit residential in order to permit a fourplex on each lot. 
Section 9f
Motion carried.

A subdivision got the go ahead at 5670 Hammond Bay Road with a variance to reduce the minimum lot frontage. 
Section 9g
Motion carried. 

Old hospital building to be demolished
The Old Nanaimo Hospital building located 388 Machleary Street is set for demolition. The building is listed on the City’s Community Heritage Register but does not have protected heritage status. 
Section 9a
Information was received. 

Temporary permit to change land use
A change to the Official Community Plan to allow a temporary use permit for the processing and distributing of firewood at 301 Eaton Street passed first and second reading. 
Section 9d
Motion carried.

August 14, 2017 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video


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