February 19, 2018 - Summary

Alternative Approval Process set for fire hall rebuild
Borrowing up to 17million to rebuild Fire Station 1 will go through an Alternative Approval Process. The deadline to receive responses for the process will be 4:30 pm on May 4, 2018.
Section 8 c
Motion carried.

No modular housing for Cranberry Avenue 
The proposed site for BC Housing’s Rapid Response to Homelessness modular housing program at 1425 Cranberry Avenue has been withdrawn from consideration. The City will look to work with BC Housing on other opportunities. 
Section 10 h
Motion carried.

Committee Recommendations
Concrete floor for Harewood Covered Space 
The Covered Space in Harewood Centennial Park will get a concrete floor with $161,966 allocated towards one.

Grant for Harris Residence 
The Harris Residence at 375 Franklyn Street was awarded a Heritage Façade Grant of $9,579.41 for a roof replacement and chimney repair. 

Sidewalk for Dufferin Crescent 
$300,000 was allocated for the construction of a sidewalk along Dufferin Crescent. 

Funds for Climate Resiliency Strategy 
Funding of $236,800 was budgeted for a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy. 

Grant for Kids Conference 
A one-time grant $6,500 was awarded to the Kids Conference. 
Section 8 d
Motions carried.

Development around Nanaimo 
A proposed hotel development on 440 Selby Street will receive a Revitalization Tax Exemption, development permits were approved for a multi-family development at 380 Cottle Place, single residential strata units at 5605 Cougar Ridge Place and for an existing single family  dwelling at 101 Linley Road. 
Sections 10 b-e
Motions carried.

Speed bumps for Ross Road
Ross Road will gain two speed bumps permanently as a traffic calming measure between Emerald and Howden Drive.
Section 10 a
Motion carried.

Options to be considered for Engagement Pilot Program   
The Community Engagement Task Force will bring options for the remaining three sessions in the Public Engagement Pilot Program for Council to consider at the February 26 Committee of the Whole Meeting. 
Section 6 a
Motion carried.

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