March 19, 2018 - Summary

Committee recommendations
Funds of $350,000 will be allocated for a response to health, social and safety issues in the downtown area. 
Section 8 c
Motion carried.

Additional funding for public safety
The City will address the safety and security of shared areas around Ecole Pauline Haarer, specifically Comox Park, as well as other areas of concern in Nanaimo with the addition of a security guard and seasonal City staff. The additional City staff positions will conduct park sweeps, needle pick up, graffiti removal, clean up until regular Parks staff conclude summer maintenance in October 2018. The cost for the security and additional staff will be $69,000.
Section 11 a
Motion carried.

Committee sets strategic directions
The Public Works and Engineering Committee has laid out their goals for 2018 including reducing the use of garburator and flushable wipes, implementing residential composting for multifamily units, beginning a Water Supply Strategic Plan Update and reviewing traffic dividing island standards, maintenance and upgrades.
Section 10 a
Motion carried.

Parcel tax getting set to roll out
The preparations to roll out the 2018 Parks and Trail Parcel Tax are underway. In effect since 2006, the $14 per parcel tax goes towards acquiring, developing and operating regional parks and regional trails. The tax remains at the same level as in 2017.
Section 9 a
Motion carried. 

Development around Nanaimo
A covenant application for 6975 Island Highway North was approved and a one for 4745 Ledgerwood Road will proceed to Public Hearing. Development permits were issued with variances for 1205 Ocean Pearl Terrace and 6540 Metral Drive. Development variance permits were issued for 1914 King Road, 2454 Rosstown Road, 1305 Waddington Road and 110 and 114 Fry Street. A rezoning application passed two readings for 1615 Northfield Road.
Sections 10 b-h
Motions carried.

Bylaw updates
The "Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw 2018 No. 7258” (To provide for highway closure and dedication removal of a portion of Beadall Road adjacent to 11 Roberta Road East) passed third reading and the “Cross Connection Control Bylaw 2018 No. 7249” (To operate and maintain a Municipal Water System Cross Connection Control program) was adopted.
Sections 12 a, b
Motions carried.

March 19, 2018 Council Meeting Resources

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