June 27, 2016 Regular Council Summary

Proposals for Beban Park

The Nanaimo Equestrian Association, Vancouver Island Exhibition, Island Roots Market Cooperative and Indigenous Peoples Place of Culture brought a proposal for a new concept for the centre of Beban Park. The development would see multi-purpose facilities and amenities that would be easily accessible for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. An open house will be held where residents can review the site plans and provide input.

Section 8a

Motion carried: Unanimous.

Council sets priorities

Council provided their vision for Nanaimo over the next two-plus years: Developing the south downtown waterfront, a sport and entertainment centre, redevelopment of Beban Park, a connected waterfront walkway, a Georgia Avenue pedestrian/cycle bridge, property acquisition and affordable housing were all identified as priority projects and initiatives for Council going forward until the end of the current term. The next step will be to get feedback from residents at an e-Town Hall.

Section 6a     

Motion carried: Unanimous. 

City engineering standards updated

The City’s Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications received an update using feedback from the public, staff and engineering consultants. The amendments reflect best practices for current design and construction.

Section 8c

Information was received.

Energy study for Beban’s boilers

The City will apply for an $11,975 grant from Fortis BC for an energy study that will look at energy efficient replacement options for the 40-year-old boilers used to heat the pool and recreation centre at Beban Park. The total cost of the study is an estimated $23,950.

Section 8b

Motion carried: Unanimous.

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