June 19, 2017 Regular Council Summary

Addressing health, social issues in Nanaimo
A program to address a number of health, social and security issues in Nanaimo in the short term will include an enhanced security presence downtown, urban clean ups and safe disposal needle boxes in more locations. A longer term plan to address these issues is in the process of being developed. 
Section 9 a
Motion carried.

City joins conservation partnership
The City will work with other organizations in the Coastal Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems Conservation Partnership to support conservation of the Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem that naturally occurs in this area and is one of the most at–risk ecosystems in BC.
Section 9 l
Motion carried.

Strategic direction set for Youth Council
The Nanaimo Youth Advisory Council has set its annual strategic direction for organizing events and to address youth poverty and transportation.
Section 9 k
Motion carried.

City land retained
Council did not approve the sale of City-owned land at 1411 White Street. Instead, they will continue to rent out the property.
Section 9 b
Motion defeated.

Development around Nanaimo
A commercial development at 601 and 609 Bruce Avenue with variances to setbacks got the go ahead.
Section 9 c
Motion carried.

A new multi-family development being built at 3217 Hammond Bay Road received approval to amend the building permit to allow for the replacement of an existing single family home for a new one.
Section 9 d
Motion carried.

A garage with a secondary suite got the go ahead at 5792 Bradbury Road with a variance to increase the allowable gross floor area for an accessory building.
Section 9 e
Motion carried.

The property at 316 Nottingham Drive will have the existing deck replaced with a new one with approved variances to the rear and side yard setbacks. 
Section 9 f
Motion carried.

3312 Stephenson Point Road received approval to install a heat pump on the side of their home rather than at the rear as indicated by the building permit.
Section 9 g
Motion carried.

A carriage house will be built on the property at 570 St. George Street with an approved variance to building height.
Section 9 h
Motion carried.

The rezoning of 5616 Big Bear Ridge from Single Dwelling Residential [R1] to Duplex Residential [R4] passed first and second readings.
Section 9 i
Motion carried.

Neighbours to learn about blasting
Staff will develop information sessions that developers can hold for the neighbourhoods they will be blasting in.
Section 14 b
Motion carried.

Support for outdoor patio
Council supported an application from Arbutus Distillery to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to allow for a licensed outdoor patio.
Section 9 j
Motion carried.

2016: A year in review
Nanaimo’s Annual Municipal Report has been released and can be found on the City website. The report tells the story of City operations for 2016.
Section 8 a
Motion carried.

Wage and expense report released
The Statement of Financial Information (SOFI report) has been released and is available on the City website. This Provincially legislated report is published on an annual basis and contains the City’s major expenditures and wages of individual staff members who earn over $75,000 per year. 
Section 8 b
Motion carried.

New appointments
Sheila Gurrie, City Clerk was appointed as Corporate Officer with Legislative Services Steno Coordinator Sky Snelgove, CFO Victor Mema and COO Brad McRae staying on as Corporate Officers. Deborah Duncan, Deputy Director of Financial Services and Laura Mercer, Manager of Accounting Services will continue as Deputy Financial Officers. Councillor Bestwick has been appointed to the Vancouver Island Regional Library Board as an alternate trustee for the remainder of 2017.
Sections 8 c-e
Motion carried.

June 19, 2017 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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