Carolyn Holmes, Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Executive Director, gave a presentation regarding the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Feasibility Study and next steps.
Molly Hudson, Mosaic Forest Management, gave a presentation regarding Mosaic’s achievements, initiatives and next steps.
Council approved a $750 Travel Assistance Grant for the Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association U16 A2 Timbermen team to attend the 2022 BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships held in Coquitlam, BC.
Council awarded a $500 Security Check Grant to the Nanaimo District Senior Citizens Housing Development Society.
Council approved a budget increase for the Metral Drive Complete Street Project Phase 2 by $1,400,000 (funded by $875,000 from the Community Works Reserve Fund, $35,000 from the Sewer Reserve and $490,000 from the Water Reserve).
Council directed staff to prepare for industry consultation on the implementation of the upper steps of the BC Energy Step Code and greenhouse gas emissions targets for new buildings.
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Amy Worth, Nanaimo Youth Services Association (NYSA), gave a presentation regarding NYSA’s “Roughing It” event, aimed to increase awareness in the community about youth homelessness.
Permissive Tax Exemptions were awarded for the 2023 taxation year to:
- Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island Society, for their property at 474 Pine Street
- Nexus Patient and Community Care Society, for the portion of the property that it leases at #3-1273 Island Highway South
- the Canadian Mental Health Association Mid Island Branch for the portion of the property at 250 Albert Street that is not leased to a third party (5.3% for 2023), to be reviewed annually until the long-term use of the building has been determined
A Permissive Tax Exemption for the Nanaimo Christian School (1988) Society’s property at 2308 Jingle Pot Road was denied.
A number of housekeeping amendments were made to bylaws related to fees and charges. A fee for hard copies of the City Plan and associated maps and appendices has been added.
Council appointed the following individuals as Bylaw Enforcement Officers:
- Cheryl Smith
- Adam Collishaw
- Ronald Litzenberger
- Mike Leiding
- Kris Joseffson
- Gino Pagliericci
- Shannon Moore
- Troy Sterling
- Andrew James
- Mark Aussenegg
- Tabitha McPhail
- Leah Howroyd
Development around Nanaimo
Staff provided Council with an update on the implementation of the Boxwood multi-purpose active mobility route. This topic will be discussed further at a future Council meeting.
Council issued a Development Variance Permit for 740 Haliburton Street, to allow the siting of an existing non-conforming single residential dwelling.
Rezoning applications for the following locations passed two readings:
- 2086 and 2090 East Wellington Road, to allow a proposed data centre
- 444, 450, 500 Comox Road, 55 Mill Street, and 1 Terminal Avenue, to facilitate a mixed-use development and subdivision
- 560, 604 Fourth Street and 361 Howard Avenue, to facilitate a multi-family residential development
- 5378 Rutherford Road, to allow a multi-family residential development
A recommendation will be sent to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch to approve the liquor licence amendment for 11 Cliff Street (Cliffside Brewing Company) to permit a permanent 17.7m2 extension to the existing outdoor patio area.
Council issued a Development Permit for 6985 Island Highway North, to allow for a multi-family rental development.
Council issued Development Permits, with variances, for 2355 Kenworth Road (Hyundai) and 2358 Kenworth Road (Galaxy Motors), to allow for automobile sales, service and rental developments at both locations.
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Council approved a Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement for a proposed 163-unit multi-family development at 340 Campbell Street.
Council approve the amended Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreement for the 172-room hotel development at 100 Gordon Street.
“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 4500.201” (To rezone 2980 Island Highway North to allow “Cannabis Retail Store” as a site-specific use in the City Commercial Centre [CC3] zone) was adopted.
"Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2022 No. 7341" (to provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Lake Road adjacent to 4295 Victoria Avenue) was adopted.
Notice of Motion
A motion regarding the Boxwood Road Walkway will be brought forward to a future Council meeting for discussion and consideration.