March 1, 2021 Regular Council Summary

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).

Finance and Audit Committee 2021-FEB-17

City Budget and Upcoming Municipal Tax Rates
Council requested a report with an analysis of the impact of freezing tax increases on commercial ratepayers for one year to assist and support the business community in Nanaimo.
Section 10 a 1

Provision of Barrier-Free Menstrual Products in City Facilities
Council directed staff to make menstrual products available, upon request, at:

  • Beban Park, including Arenas, Pool and Social Centre
  • Bowen Park
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre
  • Nanaimo Ice Centre
  • Oliver Woods Community Centre
  • Caledonia Park for shower program access
  • Northfield Tourism Visitor Centre

Communication will be placed in the above facilities identifying their availability.
Section 10 a 2

Heritage Façade Grant - 315 Fitzwilliam Street
Council approved a $20,000 Heritage Façade Grant for the St. Andrew’s United Church building located at 315 Fitzwilliam Street to replace the building’s asphalt shingle roof.
Section 10 a 3

Other Grant - Alano Club of Nanaimo Society
Council denied the allocation of $7,000 from the Other Grant funding to the Alano Club of Nanaimo Society.
Section 10 a 4

Reallocation of $60,000 of the ERP Replacement Project Budget from 2022 to 2021 in the 2021-2025 Financial Plan
Council approved reallocating $60,000 of the ERP Replacement project budget from 2022 to 2021, in the 2021-2025 Financial Plan.
Section 10 a 5

Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting 2021-FEB-22

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative - First Intake
Council directed staff to submit an application to the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative for the E & N Trail Lighting Project.
Section 10 b 1

Reports to Council

Downtown Nanaimo Business Association Business Improvement Area
“Downtown Nanaimo Business Association Business Improvement Area Bylaw 2021 No. 7317” (To establish a Business Improvement Area in the downtown Nanaimo area), passed first, second and third readings.

Council directed staff to proceed with notice of intention to conduct a local area service on a Council initiative, subject to a petition against process and to carry out the petition against process.
Section 12 a

Rezoning Application No. RA459 - 2345 and 2355 Kenworth Road
Purpose:An application to rezone 2355 Kenworth Road and a portion of 2345 Kenworth Road to allow automobile sales, service, and rental as a site-specific use in the Community Corridor (COR3) zone was submitted.

Council Outcome: “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.183” (To amend the Corridor Three [COR3] zone to allow ‘automobile sales, service and rental’ as a site-specific use within 2355 Kenworth Road and a portion of 2345 Kenworth Road) passed first and second readings.

Prior to adoption of “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.183”, Council directed that:

  • A covenant for use restrictions be secured to replace Covenants CA6887004 and CA6318912
  • The applicant obtain subdivision approval for a lot line adjustment between 2355 and 2345 Kenworth Road
  • The applicant provide a signed statement from a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional that the Certificate of Compliance is valid for the proposed land uses for proposed Lots A and B.

Section 12 b

2021 Appointments to the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
Council appointed Councillor Hemmens, Councillor Thorpe and Councillor Turley as members and Councillor Maartman as an alternate to the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel for a term ending 2021-DEC-31.
Section 12 c


The following Bylaws were adopted:

Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7307.02
"Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7307.02" (To amend the 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan).
Section 13 a

Housing Agreement Bylaw 2021 No. 7322
"Housing Agreement Bylaw 2021 No. 7322" (To secure unit affordability).
Section 13 b

March 1, 2021 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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