February 22, 2021 Regular Council Summary

Consent Items

Consent Items group discussion points that have been thoroughly discussed at a Committee level into a single area on the agenda labeled “Consent Items.” This procedure allows decision-makers to group consent items together under one heading and approve them in one action or to consider and vote on each item separately if discussion is needed (for more information, please see Section 14 of the City’s Procedural Bylaw).

Environment Committee 2021-JAN-27

2021 Environment Committee Workplan
Council endorsed the 2021 Environment Committee Workplan.
Section 10 a 1

City Portrait Environmental Indicators
Council will be scheduling a charrette to help refine indicators for use in developing the City Portrait for Nanaimo as part of the REIMAGINE NANAIMO process.
Section 10 a 2

Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting 2021-FEB-08

Council will be submitting the following resolutions to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities for consideration at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Convention:

Right to Repair
Council will be submitting a resolution for the Union of BC Municipalities to ask the Province of BC to draft and enact Right to Repair legislation.

BC Government's Commitment to a Province Wide Strategy to Manage Construction and Demolition Waste
Council will be submitting a resolution for the Union of BC Municipalities to request the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to develop a plan, including changes to regulations, provincial procurement policy, and economic and industrial policy, to significantly reduce Construction and Demolition waste.

BC Circular Economy Strategy
Council will be submitting a resolution for the Union of BC Municipalities to request that the Province of BC develop a provincial Circular Economy strategy.

To Reinstate Three-Year Local Government Terms of Office
Council will be submitting a resolution for the provincial government to reinstate three-year local government terms of office.
Section 10 b

Special Health and Housing Task Force Meeting 2021-FEB-10

Health and Housing Action Plan Implementation
Council endorsed the draft Health and Housing Action Plan.

Council will be directing staff to convene a transition group to establish the overall governance requirements as well as guide the implementation of the System Planner Organization and report back to Council with results.

View the News Release here
Section 10 c

Reports to Council

2020-2024 Financial Plan Bylaw
Council passed first, second and third readings of the “Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 2021 No. 7307.02” (To amend the 2020–2024 Financial Plan).
Section 12 b

Public Hearing Policy
Council endorsed the Public Hearing Process policy, as amended, by changing the time limit for speakers from three minutes to five minutes. 
Section 12 c

Development Permit Application No. DP1146 - 3201 Lauren Mary Place
Purpose: A development permit application for a 13-unit multi-family development at 3201 Lauren Mary Place was received.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Permit No. DP1146 at 3201 Lauren Mary Place.
Section 12 d

Development Permit Application No. DP1196 - 1174 Island Highway South
Purpose: A development permit application to replace an existing valve station within the required watercourse setback for the Chase River Pump Station was received.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Permit No. DP1196 at 1174 Island Highway South.
Section 12 e

Development Permit Application No. DP1209 - 702 Nicol Street
Purpose: A development permit application and housing agreement for a personal care facility with 59 supportive housing units at 702 Nicol Street was received. This site was previously identified as a BC Housing and City of Nanaimo MOU project.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Permit No. DP1209 at 702 Nicol Street, subject to the City receiving a Freeze Release from the Ministry of Environment.
Section 12 f

Development Variance Permit Application No. DVP411 - 1768 Rajeena Way
Purpose: A development variance permit application to allow a fence height variance at 1768 Rajeena Way for an existing retaining wall and fence was received.

Council Outcome: Council issued Development Variance Permit No. DVP411 at 1768 Rajeena Way.
Section 12 g

Bylaws

The following Bylaw was adopted:

Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw 2020 No. 7283
“Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw 2020 No. 7283” (To regulate single use checkout bags).

View the News Release here.
Section 13 a

Other Business

Letter to Minister Malcolmson Regarding Establishing Treatment Facilities and Complex Care Housing in the Regional District of Nanaimo
Council, on behalf of the Mayor, will be sending correspondence to the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions regarding Establishing Treatment Facilities and Complex Care Housing in the Regional District of Nanaimo.
Section 15 a

Letter to the Minister’s regarding Help Cities Lead Campaign
Council directed staff to write a letter to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, the Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Housing, and the Minister of Finance, expressing its endorsement of the Help Cities Lead campaign.
Section 15 b

Letter to the Minister’s regarding Adoption of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing in British Columbia
Council directed staff to write a letter to the Ministry of Environment, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Housing and PACE BC expressing support for B.C. Legislation enabling PACE by third party administration and confirming City of Nanaimo's interest in having a PACE program when it becomes available.
Section 15 c

February 22, 2021 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video

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