January 13, 2020 Regular Council Summary

Committee Recommendations

 The following grant recommendations were approved:

 2020 Culture & Heritage Operating Grants

Applicant Name Recommend
A Capella Plus Choral Society $3,250
Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society $4,500
Heart of the Island Chorus Society $2,300
Hub City Cinema Society $10,500
Island Bel Canto Singers $1,500
Island Consort Society $1,750
L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo $21,000
Malaspina Choral Society $3,500
Mid Island Metis Nation Association $11,000
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra $4,512
Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society $3,350
Nanaimo Concert Band Society $7,750
Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association $20,000
Nanaimo Tidesmen (BC Chapter of SPEBSQSA) $2,375
Opera Nanaimo $1,000
Pacific Coast Stage Company $6,000
Pacific Institute of Bagpiping and Celtic Music $3,250
Wordstorm Society of the Arts $2,750
Crimson Coast Dance Society ** $23,200
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music ** $18,400
TheatreOne ** $42,450
Vancouver Island Symphony ** $89,244
Western Edge Theatre ** $13,850

**Recommended for continued three-year funding (2019/2020/2021)

2020 Culture &Heritage Project Grants

Applicant Name Project Recommend
Brechin United Church – Mission and Outreach Team Reconciliation Workshop – Building Bridges and Paddling Together $800
Crimson Coast Dance Society Leadership Development $611
Crimson Coast Dance Society Mixed Ability Dance Jams $1,800
Crimson Coast Dance Society Qwuyulush Nuwilum Xwa’alum Sumshàthut $3,750
Federation of BC Writers Youth & Elder Journaling Workshops at
Salish Lelum
Harbour City Jazz Society JazzFest 2020 $2,250
Mid Island Community Band Society MICoba “Massed Bands” Project $500
Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society Island Fantasy ball $5,363
Nanaimo Blues Society Summertime Blues $20,000
Nanaimo Sings! Choral Festival Society Sing With Your Ears – A listening workshop for singers $537
Pacific Institute of Bagpiping and Celtic Music Society Pacific Gael Youth Band $1,500
South End Community Association South End Day $4,750
Vancouver Island Danish Canadian Club 2020 Federation of Danish Associations in Canada (Conference & AGM) $3,000
Vancouver Island Short Film Festival Society Vancouver Island Short Film Festival $6,200
Wordstorm Society of the Arts Wordstorm Website Redesign $1,100

2020 Downtown Event Grants

Applicant Name Project Recommend
A Capella Plus Choral Society A Capella Plus Fall Concert $473
B. Gallant Homes B. Gingerbread Homes $7,500
Friends of Heritage Society Nanaimo Heritage Festival $13,000
Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society Jazz Affair $4,000
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Commercial Street Night Market $24,750
Humanity in Community Hub City Walls $15,000
Malaspina Choral Society 50th Anniversary Gala $2,000
Men’s Resource Centre Hub City Soapbox Derby $7,325
Nanaimo Artwalk Committee Nanaimo Artwalk 2020 $2,700
Nanaimo Chapter Federation of Canadian Artists Nanaimo Fine Art Show $2,100
Nanaimo Craft Beer Society Nanaimo Craft Beer Week $3,500
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market Society Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market $6,695
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival $10,000
Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association 10-Day Concert Series and 3-Day Festival $17,000
Nanaimo Pride Society Nanaimo Pride 2020 $9,500
Old City Quarter Association Christmas in the OCQ $2,500
Old City Quarter Association Halloween in the OCQ $2,850
Old City Quarter Association Hop Into Spring in the OCQ $1,450
Old City Quarter Association Sounds of Summer in the OCQ $6,000
TheatreOne Emerging Voices $4,000
Vancouver Island Regional Library Big Names, Little City – Canadian Author Reading Series $806
Vancouver Island Regional Library Vancouver Island Childrens’ Book Festival (BookFest) $3,750
Volume Studio Ltd. SHINE2020 Nanaimo $2,656
Wordstorm Society of the Arts Poetry SlamFest $445

Heritage Home Grant

The Leynard Residence, located at 442 Milton Street, will receive a $1,624 Heritage Home Grant for window repairs.

 2020 Community Vitality Grants

Organization Project Amount
Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation Nanaimo Take a Hike Program-Vehicle Purchase $10,000
Spinal Cord Injury Organization of BC Healthy Active Island Life with SCI $5,000
Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy (SEIA): Central Vancouver Island Project Keep SEIA Housed $10,000

2020 Social Planning Grants

Organization Project Amount
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society Circles of Support $15,000
United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island
Nanaimo Homeless Coalition Communications Strategy Implementation Project $15,000
Literacy Central Vancouver Island Word on the Street $30,000

Section 8c

Supervised Consumption Sites
Council directed staff to bring forward a zoning bylaw amendment which changes the definition of office/medical dental to be interpreted more broadly but excludes supervised consumption sites. The topic of supervised consumption sites will be brought forward for discussion at a future Health and Housing Task Force meeting.
Section 10 c

Home Based Business Regulations
Amendments to home-based business regulations (“Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2011 No. 4500”) passed two readings, and amendments to sign regulations for home-based businesses (“Sign Amendment Bylaw 2020 No. 2850.22”) passed three readings.
Section 10 d

Development around Nanaimo
An application to rezone 200 Hansen Road, to allow for a multi-family residential development, passed two readings. A third reading will be considered once the vehicle turnaround covenant, blanket right-of-way and residential units are secured.
Section 10 e

A Development Permit has been issued for 930 Terminal Avenue, to allow for a proposed mixed-use building that will include multi-family residential units, live/work units and commercial space.
Section 10 f

A Development Variance Permit has been issued for 3358 Stephenson Point Road, to allow for the construction of an oversized accessory building.
Section 10 g

A Development Variance Permit has been issued for 4461 Wellington Road, to allow for an over height fence and retaining wall.
Section 10 h

A Development Variance Permit has been issued for 3945 Biggs Road, to waive the frontage works and services requirements for the planned redevelopment of the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.
Section 10 i

A Development Variance Permit has been issued at 3951 Jingle Pot Road, to reduce the minimum rear yard setback to legalize the construction of an existing single residential dwelling.
Section 10 j

Bylaw Updates

The following bylaws were adopted:

"Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2019 No. 4500.133" (To rezone Unit 9, 1599 Dufferin Crescent to allow “Cannabis Retail Store” as a site-specific use in the Hospital Urban Centre [CC5] Zone).
Section 11 a

“Financial Plan Bylaw 2019 No. 7307” (To confirm and adopt the 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan).
Section 11 b

January 13, 2020 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video



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