March 26, 2018 Special Council Summary

Committee recommendations
The bylaw to create a Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Program passed three readings. 

A plan is in the works to coordinate the traffic lights along Bowen Road with $22,000 from the ICBC Road Improvement Funding going toward it.

The College Drive Watermain Upgrade project received funding of $210,000 from the water reserves fund.

Replacing the sprinklers in the Harbour Front Parkade received a boost in funding of $50,821.26 from the parking reserves fund. 

A cost sharing agreement with the developer of 525 Third Street will be in place for road and utilities upgrades. 
Section 7 b
Motions carried.

Committee sets strategic directions
The Community Planning and Development Committee has laid out their goals for 2018 including Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Applications, Zoning Bylaw Amendment Applications, Hospital Area Plan, Port Drive Waterfront Master Plan, Climate Adaptation/Resilience Strategy, Liquor Control Strategy Update, Woodgrove Area Plan, Cannabis Task Force, Census 2016 Information and OCP Update: Background Studies.
Section 9 a
Motion carried.

Gathering recycling options
The City will meet with the private recycling industry to ensure continued service to the public for their recycling needs.   
Section 11
Motion carried.

Development around Nanaimo

A cost sharing agreement with the developer of 425 Eighth Street will be in place for road, sidewalk and watermain upgrades on Park Avenue and Eighth Street.  
Sections 9 c, d
Motions carried.

Parcel tax panel selected
Councillors Armstrong, Brennan and Thorpe will sit on the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, which meets once per year. Councillor Hong will act as an alternate.
Section 7 a
Motion carried. 

March 26, 2018 Special Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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