May 27, 2019 Regular Council Summary

City of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation
Mayor and Council were joined by Chief Michael Wyse and Council members from the Snuneymuxw First Nation to express their commitment to a renewed relationship. Earlier in the day, a special Protocol Agreement signing ceremony took place at the Snuneymuxw Longhouse where elders and guests witnessed the signing of the agreements between Nanaimo City Council and Snuneymuxw First Nation.
Section 7 a

Committee Recommendations
Improvements will soon be coming to Arbot 2 Neighbourhood Park as $25,000 in funds have been allocated from the Partners in Parks Program to help develop a park space, including playground. The park name will also be changed to Royal Oak Park.
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Changes will be made to the draft Strategic Plan to include mention of food security, advocating for a fast ferry service (or other form of transportation improvements) and advocating for the Provincial and Federal governments to take responsibility for mental health, affordable housing and social disorder issues. 
Section 9 b.2

Public Hearings
Public Hearings will continue in their present format, with those meetings not being video recorded.
Section 10 a

Public Art
The art piece “The Frame” by Jason Gress will be removed from the City of Nanaimo’s Public Art Collection as it has reached the end of its lifespan.
Section 10 b

Remotely Piloted Vehicles in Parks
A one-year pilot project was approved that will allow members of the Nanaimo Model Airs Club, or individuals who qualify for a permit from the Director of Parks and Recreation, to fly Remotely Piloted Vehicles in designated locations at designated times.
Section 10 c

Development around Nanaimo
The City has entered into a Cost Share Agreement with the developer of 601 Bruce Avenue for road upgrades, with $152,980 in funds allocated for the project.
Section 10 d

Bylaws for establishing a local area sewer and sanitary line service for Morningside Drive, and related parcel taxes, passed three readings.
Section 10 e

Development Permits, with variances, were issued for the following properties:

  • 591 Bradley Street (for a 59-unit multi-family development with underground parking)
  • 4800 Uplands Drive/6035 Linley Valley Drive (for a 251-unit multi-family residential development)
  • 4979 Wills Road (for a 160-unit seniors’ congregate care and independent living facility)
  • 1875 Boxwood Road

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Rezoning applications for the following properties passed two readings:

  • 1300 Junction Avenue (to allow a 213-unit multi-family development)
  • 751 Haliburton Street (to allow for an office space)
  • 52 Victoria Crescent (to allow for a Cannabis Retail Store)
  • 140 Terminal Avenue (to allow for a Cannabis Retail Store)

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Liquor License Endorsed
A liquor license application for a manufacturer’s lounge in a proposed brewery (Hub City Ales) at Units N & O, 11 Cliff Street was endorsed by Council.

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May 27, 2019 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video



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