Chairs of the Mayor’s Leaders’ Table working groups presented Council with the Mayor’s Leaders’ Table Final Report. Council endorsed the recommendations from the Infrastructure Ask, Doughnut Economics and Youth Attraction and Retention working groups. A Terms of Reference for a Table of Champions, to continue the work brought forward by the Table, will be brought before the 2022-2026 Council for endorsement.
Staff gave a mid-year update on development stats. View this news release to read some of the highlights: Nanaimo building permits on track for record-breaking year.
Staff will prepare a report to bring to a future Finance and Audit Committee meeting regarding the request for a grant in aid from Growing Opportunities.
A motion regarding proposed 2023 initiatives to increase affordable housing was referred to a future Governance and Priorities Committee meeting for further discussion.
Bylaws & Administration
Staff were directed to prepare a business case for a Bylaw Exemption Program for on-street parking, to be considered during the 2023-2027 Financial Planning process.
Council approved two 10-year lease agreements for City-owned commercial spaces located within the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre to the Canadian Back Institute No. 2 (GP) Inc. and Team Aquatic Supplies Ltd.
Council approved of the sale of a City-owned parcel of land at 4104A Wellesley Avenue for the market value of $109,000. The sale corrects encroachment issues which arose prior to the City’s amalgamation in 1975.
Staff notified Council that an application has been received to amend the existing liquor licence at 11 Cliff Street (Cliffside Brewing Company) to make permanent a temporary extension to the existing outdoor patio area. Staff will proceed with the public notification to gather input from nearby residents and business owners and return to Council for final consideration.
Council appointed Charles Cory Parnall as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer, enabling them to fulfill their duties as an Animal Control Officer.
"Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2022 No. 7341" (To provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Lake Road at 4295 Victoria Avenue) passed third reading.
“Miscellaneous Bylaws Repeal Bylaw 2022 No. 7352" (A bylaw to repeal outdated bylaws) was adopted.
“Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 7336.02” (a bylaw to add fees and charges for the Finance Department) was adopted.
“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 4500.197” (To rezone 2393 Barclay Road from Single Dwelling Residential [R1] to Single Dwelling Residential – Small Lot [R2]) was adopted.
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July 18, 2022 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video