October 1, 2018 Regular Council Summary

Updating Procedure Bylaw
An updated Council Procedure Bylaw passed three readings. 
Section 8 b

Revising Management Bylaw
Any revisions to the Management Terms and Conditions of Employment Bylaw will be deferred to the new Council. 
Section 8 c

Development around Nanaimo
A Highway Closure and Dedication Removal bylaw to close a portion of Newcastle Avenue passed two readings. An agreement was reached with Seaspan to remove a 6.27 ha (15.5 acres) right of way at 1 Port Drive in exchange for $991,465 in compensation and the transfer of 1.45 ha (3.6 acres) of waterlot and 2.3 ha (5.7 acres) of land to a Seaspan/Southern Railway of Vancouver Island affiliate.

Development Permits were issued for a 23-bed personal care facility at 285 Rosehill Street, a 48-unit rental housing development at 65 Pryse Avenue and the renovation and addition to an office building at 450 Wentworth Street. 

An Affordable Housing Agreement to secure 38 affordable rental units at 2020 Estevan Road and a Housing Agreement Bylaw to increase the maximum permitted occupancy of 2185 Salmon Road passed three readings.
Sections 10 a, b, d-h

Bylaw updates
The Zoning Amendment Bylaw to regulate the sale, production, processing and distribution of cannabis was adopted and then amended to include I2 and I4 zones for production and processing. The Property Tax Exemption Bylaw was adopted. 
Sections 12 a, b

Dismantling tent city
A total of $301,800 was approved for future costs to provide support and services to downtown Nanaimo and parks outside of dowtown. 
Section 13

October 1, 2018 Regular Council Meeting - agenda, documents and video

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