July 4, 2022 Regular Council Summary

Committee recommendations

Council approved additional changes to the LEAP program to allow applicants to demonstrate financial need through alternate methods.

Section 10 a 1

Council endorsed projects in 2023 to support and increase affordable housing.

Section 10 b 1

Bylaws repeals and amendments

Council passed three readings of bylaw to repeal a number of outdated bylaws), removed the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Bylaw from said bylaw and abandoned number of bylaws that are sitting at third reading but not proceeding to adoption.

Section 12 a

The Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw passed three readings. Once adopted this bylaw will incorporate the Finance department’s fees and charges into the City’s comprehensive Fees and Charges bylaw.

Section 12 c

Midtown Gateway Project funding

Council approved budget increases for the Midtown Gateway and Water Supply Projects.  Phase 2A of the Gateway project will see an increase of $72,500 for the storm sewer section funded from the Drainage DCC Reserve Fund and an increase for the water distribution section by $586,593 funded from the Water Reserve. Budget increases for the Water Supply project include $4,236,870 in 2022 funded by $1,192,264 from the Water Supply DCC Reserve Fund, $1,192,264 from the Water Asset Management Reserve Fund and $1,852,342 from the Water Reserve.

Section 12 d

Development around Nanaimo

Council passed two readings to rezone 2980 Island Highway North to allow a cannabis retail store at that location.

Section 12 e

Building Safer Communities Fund

Council endorsed $1.85 million of funding allotted to the City of Nanaimo over four years from the Building Safer Communities Fund to address gun and gang violence. The first year of funding ($185,000) will be used to build a three-year strategic plan with pilot programs.

Section 12 f

Bylaw updates

 “Subdivision Control Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 3260.06” (Text amendments and drawing replacements to the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications) was adopted.

"Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2019 No. 4500.145" (To rezone 140 Terminal Avenue to allow “Cannabis Retail Store” as a site-specific use in the Terminal Avenue [DT4] zone) was adopted.

"City Plan Bylaw 2022 No. 6600" (To serve as the official community plan) was adopted.

“Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 4500.199” (To include development permit area guidelines, exemptions, and related definitions in addition to other amendments for consistency with the proposed Official Community Plan [City Plan]) was adopted.

“Development Approval Information Bylaw 2022 No. 7346” (To specify development information requirements) was adopted.

“General Election Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2022 No. 7129.04” (A bylaw to bring the mail ballot provisions in line with the new provincial legislation) was adopted.

Sections 13 a-f

July 4, 2022 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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