November 20, 2017 Regular Council Summary

Awarding Provincial and National achievements 
The 2017 Civic Merit Awards were handed out to local athletes and teams for their Provincial and National accomplishments.
Section 6 a

Quilt of Reconciliation
Council will support the Vancouver Island Exhibition, Mid Island Metis Nation and Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s “Quilt Squares Project”. 
Section 16 a
Motion carried.

COW meetings move in 2018
In 2018, Committee of the Whole meetings will move back to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre’s Shaw Auditorium.
Section 16 c
Motion carried.

Committee recommendations
The Public Safety Committee recommended a short term housing solution, such as modular homes, on City land.

The Finance and Audit Committee recommended to not provide funding for an emergency youth shelter for the 2017/18 winter season, approve $4,070 in funding for the first session of the Public Engagement Pilot Program on November 23 and approval for a Travel Grant of $2,000 for the Vancouver Island Raiders Football Club to attend the National Semi-Finals in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Section 8 a
Motions carried.

Reviewing Development Cost Charges
The Development Cost Charge Bylaw will be reviewed with potential changes to fees on a five-year schedule starting 2022.
Section 16 b
Motion carried.

Development around Nanaimo
A development permits with variances were issued for a single residential dwelling at 241 Ferntree Place and 24 Pirates Place, an over-height fence at 350 Albert Street and 434 and 450 Wesley Street and a heat pump installation at 1629 Fuller Street. 

A Zoning Amendment Bylaw to rezone the property at 285 Rosehill Street from Medium Density Residential to Mixed Use Corridor passed first and second readings. 
Section 16 d-h
Motions carried.

November 20, 2017 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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