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.
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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.
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Public Hearings will continue in their present format, with those meetings not being video recorded.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bylaws for establishing a local area sewer and sanitary line service for Morningside Drive, and related parcel taxes, passed three readings.
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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 Council meeting - agenda, documents and video