July 22, 2019 Regular Council Summary

RCMP Policing Priorities
Council approved the following items as the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment’s Annual 2019/2020 Policing Priorities: Violence in Relationships, Crime Reduction, Road Safety, Mental Health and Indigenous Policing Services.

Environment Committee
The Terms of Reference for the Environment Committee were adopted

Library Funding
A letter will be sent from the Mayor to the Minister of Education asking for the BC Government to restore library funding to a minimum of $20 million annually.

Heritage Home Grant
A $2,500 Heritage Home Grant was approved for repainting the exterior of the John Wilson Residence located at 18 Fourteenth Street.

Serauxmen Stadium Field Lighting
Council approved an increase to the budget for the Serauxmen Stadium Field Lighting Project to provide for LED field lighting and electrical upgrades.

Brookwood Pump Station
Council approved $250,000 in funding to be used for the Brookwood Pump Station Retrofit Project.

Haliburton Street Multi-Use Trail
Council approved the transfer of $457,000 to fund the Haliburton Street Multi-use Trailway Project.

Waterfront Walkway
Staff have been given the go-ahead to proceed with the draft Waterfront Walkway plan. This project will be financed through borrowing with repayment funded from property taxes.

Reserve Policy Update
Council has endorsed the summary of recommendations on page 43 of the “City of Nanaimo Reserves Review Report

Governance and Priorities Committee meeting dates
A number of dates were added to the Governance and Priorities Committee meeting schedule.
Section 9

Nanaimo Age-Friendly City Plan
Council has endorsed the “Nanaimo Age-Friendly City Plan (2019-2023)” and directed Staff to submit the plan to the Province, as part of the City’s application for age-friendly recognition. The City also acknowledges the Nanaimo Seniors Task Force as the lead in coordinating the roll out of the plan.
Section 10 a

Routine Release of “In Camera” Information
Council approved amendments to the policy related to the routine release of “In Camera” resolutions, reports and information.
Section 10 b

Subdivision Control Bylaw Amendments
Subdivision Control Amendment Bylaw 2019 No. 3260.04 (to amend Schedule A – Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications) passed three readings.
Section 10 c

Appointment of Officers
Council has appointed Paul Drescher as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer and Christian Roy and Graham Keeling as Animal Control Officers.
Section 10 d

Development around Nanaimo
A Development Variance Permit was issued for 1300 Princess Royal Avenue.
Section 10 e

A rezoning application for 1534 Extension Road, to allow an 11-unit multiple-family development, passed two readings. A third reading will be considered once a community contribution has been secured.
Section 10 f

A rezoning application for 50 Tenth Street, to allow for a Cannabis Retail Store, passed two readings. A third reading will be considered once a community contribution has been secured.
Section 10 g

Bylaw Updates
The “Management Terms and Conditions of Employment Bylaw 2019 No. 7273” was adopted.
Section 11 a

A Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 4900 Island Highway North, to permit site-specific automobile sales, service and rental use, was adopted.
Sections 11 b

July 22, 2019 Regular Council Meeting – agenda, documents and video


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