June 7, 2021 Regular Council Summary

Consent Items

Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 2021-MAY-19

Increase Unallocated Pedestrian Funding
Council directed staff to allocate $700,000 from the Community Works Fund to year 2022 of the 2021-2025 Financial Plan for pedestrian unallocated projects.
Section 10 a 1

Connectivity Projects
Council directed staff to include the Buttertubs Bridge project in the Draft 2022–2026 Financial Plan for Council consideration.
Section 10 a 2

Stadium District Development
Council directed staff to include the stadium improvement projects in 2021 and 2022 of the 2021–2025 Financial Plan.
Section 10 a 3

Westwood Lake Park Amenities
Council directed staff to include the Westwood Lake Park Amenities project in the Draft 2022–2026 Financial Plan for Council consideration.
Section 10 a 4

Draft Amenity Improvement Concepts for Westwood Lake Park

Council received the draft ideas and improvement options at Westwood Lake Park for public review and directed staff to return with feedback and refined improvement concepts for Council’s consideration.
Section 10 a 5

Marie Davidson BMX Track Improvements
Council directed staff to include the Marie Davidson BMX Track Improvements in the Draft 2022–2026 Financial Plan for Council consideration.
Section 10 a 6

Maffeo Sutton Park Inclusive Playground
Council directed staff to accelerate the Maffeo Sutton Park inclusive Playground Phase 2 project to 2022 in the Draft 2022–2026 Financial Plan for Council consideration.
Section 10 a 7

Long Lake Paddling & Rowing Centre
Council directed staff to include the Long Lake Paddling & Rowing Centre including park improvements and playground upgrades to the Draft 2022–2026 Financial Plan for Council consideration.
Section 10 a 8

Heritage Home Grant Application - 347 Milton Street
Council approved a $2,500 Heritage Home Grant to repair and repaint the exterior of the Ledingham Residence at 347 Milton Street.
Section 10 a 9

Nanaimo Search & Rescue Development of 195 Fourth Street - Phase 2
Council approved moving the Phase 2 project budget of $1,367,100 from 2022 to 2021 in the 2021-2025 Financial Plan.
Section 10 a 10

Two Billion Tree Request for Information
Council directed staff to submit the Growing Canada’s Forests: Future Respondent form to Natural Resource Canada in response to the Two Billion Tree Request for Information for the Millstone/Nanaimo Riparian Restoration Project.
Section 10 a 11

2020 Statement of Financial Information
Council approved the City of Nanaimo 2020 Statement of Financial Information for filing with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Section 10 a 12

Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness Meeting 2021-MAY-26

Allocation of Pedestrian Budget to Enhance Accessibility
Council will consider the following allocations of Pedestrian Unallocated Funds:

  • $200,000 for transit stop accessibility improvements
  • $250,000 for traffic signal accessibility improvements
  • $45,000 for miscellaneous accessibility improvements allocated to the Small Scale Road Improvement budget.
Section 10 b 1

Spinal Cord Injury BC Universal Design Workshop
Council approved staff returning to the Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness with a report outlining the possibility and feasibility for members of the committee and interested City of Nanaimo staff to participate in the Spinal Cord Injury BC Universal Design Workshop.
Section 10 b 2

Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting 2021-MAY-31

Councillor Maartman re: Permanent Recreational Vehicle Accommodation
Council deferred consideration of the following recommendation until after the Regional District of Nanaimo’s report regarding Tiny Homes has been released:

“That Council direct Staff to prepare a report on the options available to support permanent recreation vehicle accommodation.”
Section 10 c 1

Separately Addressed Consent Items

Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness Meeting 2021-MAY-26

Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness Recommendations
Council referred the following recommendation for a staff report:

“That Council and municipal Staff adopt the use of pronouns in all written and electronic communications.

That the City of Nanaimo use gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language, including communications, print and electronic materials.

That the City of Nanaimo update and revise all print and electronic materials to include the use of gender-inclusive and gender-neutral language.

That the City of Nanaimo arrange for the availability of diversity and inclusion training for Council members and City Staff. This would include both LGBTQIA2+ and gender competency training, either online or in-person workshops, or both.”
Section 10 d 1

Reports

Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw - To Authorize the District of North Cowichan to Participate in the Dispute Adjudication Registry System
Council passed first, second and third readings of “Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7159.10” (to replace Schedule B – Registry Agreement to authorize the District of North Cowichan to participate in the City’s Dispute Adjudication Registry System).
Section 12 a

Ministry Approval Update - Animal Responsibility Bylaw
Council rescinded third reading of “ANIMAL RESPONSIBILITY BYLAW 2021 NO. 7316”.

Council passed third reading, as amended, to “ANIMAL RESPONSIBILITY BYLAW 2021 NO. 7316” as attached to the June 7, 2021 report by the Deputy City Clerk.
Section 12 b

2021 UBCM Community Excellence Awards
Council supports the application for Nanaimo’s Complete Street Engineering Standards and Design Guidelines to be considered for a 2021 Community Excellence Award for Excellence in Sustainability.
Section 12 c

Lease to Double H Holdings Ltd. - 2280 Bowen Road (Beban Park Pitch and Putt)
Council approved a new ten-year lease agreement with Double H Holdings Ltd. for the Beban Park Pitch and Putt and authorized the Mayor and Corporate Officer to execute the lease agreement.
Section 12 d

Development Permit Application No. DP1151 - 3532 Stephenson Point Road
The following motion was defeated:

“That Council deny Development Permit Application No. DP1151 as proposed at 3532 Stephenson Point Road.”

Council approved Development Permit Application No. DP1151 at 3532 Stephenson Point Road with a variance to reduce the watercourse setback from 7.5 m to 0.8 m. with conditions of the permit included in Attachment A of the report titled “Development Permit Application No. DP1151 – 3532 Stephenson Point Road” dated 2021-JUN-07.
Section 12 e

Development Permit Application No. DP1191 - 326 Wakesiah Avenue
Council issued Development Permit No. DP1191 at 326 Wakesiah Avenue with a variance to reduce the required student housing parking rate from 0.4 spaces per bed to 0.3 spaces per bed (reducing the total required parking from 77 stalls to 62 stalls).
Section 12 f

Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP422 -1875 And 1885 Boxwood Road
Council issued Development Variance Permit No. DVP422 at 1875 and 1885 Boxwood Road.
Section 12 g

Chronolog Photopoint Monitoring
Council was provided information on Chronolog Photopoint Monitoring of park restoration sites to engage the public around environmental restoration work in the city.
Section 12 h

UBCM Housing Needs Report Grant Application
Council supported the proposed funding application to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities to update Nanaimo’s Housing Needs Report.
Section 12 i

Bylaws

"Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2021 No. 7286"
Council passed third reading of "Highway Closer and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2021 No. 7286" (To provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Eighth Street adjacent to 857 Old Victoria Road).
Section 13 a

"Morningside Drive Local Service Area Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7288.01"
Council adopted “Morningside Drive Local Service Area Parcel Tax Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7288.01" (To adopt amendments to reflect the change in the year of construction completion).
Section 13 b

June 7, 2021 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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