September 9, 2019 Council Meeting Summary

Economic Development
Council has endorsed a number of recommendations outlined in the report “Economic Development Function Service Model Recommendation”. The recommendations include endorsement of an in house/City-owned agency hybrid model for the delivery of the City’s economic development function, the establishment of an economic development steering committee and the development of a new economic development strategy.
Section 9 a

Green Communities Recognition
The City received a letter from the Green Communities Committee recognizing the significant achievements made towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the 2018 reporting year. The City has been awarded Level 3 recognition in the Climate Action Recognition Program.
Section 9 c

Road Closures & Land Exchange
Council approved a road closure and disposition of an unnamed road adjacent to 3500 Rock City Road to Hazelwood Holdings Ltd.
Section 10 b

Council approved a land exchange with Vancouver Island University for a portion of their property at 900 Fifth Street for a portion of City road on Fifth Street. The trade will correct a historical encroachment.
Section 10 c

Public Art Repair & Maintenance
The public art piece “Spindle Whorl” was forcibly removed in March 2019 – it will now be replaced and permanently attached to the existing base and spindle.
Section 10 d

Bylaw Updates
A Zoning Amendment Bylaw for 350 Terminal Avenue, to allow for a “Cannabis Retail Store” was adopted.
Section 11 a

The Nuisance Abatement and Cost Recovery Bylaw was adopted.
Section 11 b

A Housing Agreement Bylaw, authorizing a housing agreement for a 31-unit multi-family rental housing building at 337 Robson Street, was adopted.
Section 11 c

John Howard Society Funding
A motion to provide a one-time grant of $70,500 to the John Howard Society to fund 5 treatment beds at the Vancouver island Therapeutic Community for six months was referred to a future Health and Housing Task Force meeting, subject to a staff report for discussion.
Section 14 a

September 9, 2019 Council meeting - agendas, documents and video

 

 

 

Help us improve our website

Don't include private or financial information in this form.

Collection and use of your personal information
Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
Privacy Policy