Council Policies

The City of Nanaimo Council has adopted several policies it uses to guide its decisions and actions.  The policies listed below have been verified as current. Future policies will be posted as they become available. 

Please contact the Legislative Services Department for further information:

Achievements by Individuals
Anti-Idling Policy
Asset Management Policy
Beban Grandview Bowl Synthetic Turf Field
Blue Community Designation and Promoting the Use of Municipal Water
Bylaw Enforcement Procedures
Bylaw Enforcement Requests
Capital Project Management Policy
City of Nanaimo - Nanaimo Harbour Commission Project Review Process
Civic Sport Merit Awards and Arts and Culture Merit Awards
Community Amenity Contribution Policy
Conflict of Interest Guidelines
Cost Recovery for Covenant Preparation and Registration
Council Correspondence Policy
Council Seating Arrangements
Council Spending and Amenities Policy
Council Support Policy
Council Use of Microsoft Outlook for Scheduling
Covenant Amendment Process
Cycling and Inline Skating on Waterfront Park Walkways
Dam Safety Policy
Damage to Property - Rewards
Debt Management Policy
Development of Sanitary Sewer Pocket Areas
Ditch/Swale Policy
Donation of Obsolete Computer Equipment to Charitable Organizations
Donation of Capital Projects by Groups or Organizations
Emergency Shelter Warming/Cooling Centre Regulation Enforcement Policy
Encroachment Onto City Owned Property
Energy Conservation and Management Policy
Enforcement of the Animal Control Bylaw
Exempt Salary Administration Policy
External Labour Disputes
Fencing - City Parks - Owned Private Property
Film Permit Fees
Freedom of the City Policy
Funding Alcoholic Beverages at City Socials
Governance Protocol Policy
Grant Policy and Guidelines
Green Building Strategy
Guidelines for City Assisted Community Capital Projects
Guidelines for the Application of Frontage Works and Services Requirements
Guiding Principles for Parks, Recreation and Culture Fees, Charges and Rentals
Healthy Choices in City Recreation Facilities
Heritage Building Documentation
Heritage Plaque Policy
Honours - Patron of the City and Companion of the City Policy
Hosting of E-Town Hall Meetings
Investment Policy
Leisure Economic Access Program (LEAP) Policy
Matching Grants Policy
Mayor and Council Gifts, Tributes and Souvenir Budget
MLS Sale of Surplus City Properties
Naming of Parks and Facilities
Nanaimo Curling Club
Neighbourhood Association Supports Policy
New Water Licences and Water Licence Renewals - Millstone Water Basin
Non-Profit Leases
North Slope Development Policy
Notice of Motion Policy
Official Community Plan Amendments to be Referred to the Regional District for Information
Park Bench Donation Program
Parkland Acquisition
Pothole Inspection and Maintenance Policy
Privacy Policy
Procurement Policy
Public Hearing Process
Reserves Policy
Reserving and Selling Plots in the Nanaimo City Cemetery
Revenue Policy
Review of Bonding Requirements
Routine Release of In Camera Decisions
Sanitary Sewer Connections
Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Extensions to Cedar/Duke Point
School Zone Signing Guidelines
Secondary Suites
Seismic Requirements
Sewer Benefiting Areas
Sidewalk Cafes Encroachment Policy
Sidewalk Maintenance Policy
Sister Cities-Twinning
Snow Clearing on Sidewalks
Special Advertising
Sponsorship, Advertising and Naming Rights
Stop Sign Repair Policy
Storm Water Management Policy
Strata Conversion Applications
Street Banners
Subdivision Bonding Requirements
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Uncollectable Accounts
Use of Staff Time at Public Meetings
Use of Staff Time for Research
Video Surveillance of Civic Property Policy
Water Supply to Areas Not Within the Greater Nanaimo Water District
Whistleblower Policy
Winter Maintenance Policy

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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