June 11, 2018 Regular Council Summary

Homelessness increased in Nanaimo
Nanaimo’s 2018 Point in Time Homeless Count found the number of people homeless has increased to 335 people since the last count of 174 people done in winter 2016. 
Section 6 b

Plan for Homeless Coalition
The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition set a number of strategies to address in the next five years.
Section 6 c

Recycling Exchange Presents Business Case
The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange presented its business case for a capital grant from the City.  A legal review will be carried out on the implications of providing funding.   
Section 6 d

Construction to start again on Georgie Greenway 
Construction will restart for the Georgia Greenway, a multi-use trail in the Harewood neighbourhood.
Section 10 a

Committee recommendations
East Wellington Park will be the subject of a public engagement session to gather input on holding a pilot program to have the park designated as a site for flying model aircraft. The input session is planned for June 20, 2018 from 3-7 pm at 2191 East Wellington Road.
Section 8 a

Poetry winners recognized
Nanaimo’s Youth Poet Laureate, Kailey DeFehr, announced the winners of the 2018 High School Poetry Competition  with first prize going to Nicholas Brittain of the Nanaimo Christian School, second prize going to Isabelle Cooper of Wellington Secondary and third prize going to Rachel Ward of Nanaimo Christian School. 
Section 6 a

Updates to the Election Bylaw
The General Election Amendment Bylaw to update the election bylaw passed three readings.
Section 8 c

Development around Nanaimo
The Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw to include the Hospital Area Plan passed two readings. The Zoning Amendment bylaws to rezone 580 St. Andrews Street and 101 and 105 Linley Road passed two readings.
Sections 10 c-e

Bylaw updates
The Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw for a portion of Emil Road was adopted. 
Section 12 a 

June 11, 2018 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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