Council Updates
From the March 3, 2021 Regular Council Meeting
An information report highlighting Council decisions from the meeting.

This is not the official minutes.
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Broombusters Invasive Plant Society

Joanne Sales, Executive Director, and Sharon Ahokas, Broombusters Invasive Plant Society, provided a presentation regarding the impact of the rapid spread of Scotch broom, spoke in support of adopting the Unsightly Premises/Good Neighbour Bylaw to regulate Scotch broom, and noted schedules for broom cuts in Lantzville will be published soon, including posting in the April Community Update. View the PowerPoint presentation.
Nanaimo Medical Staff Engagement Society

Dr. David Coupland, Nanaimo Medical Staff Association, Nanaimo Medical Staff Engagement Society, advised Council of Island Health’s five-year plan to bring tertiary services to Nanaimo and offered to send a draft motion of support for Council consideration at a future meeting. View the PowerPoint presentation.
Sewer Bylaw No. 265, 2021

Council adopted “District of Lantzville Sewer Connections and Regulation Bylaw No. 265, 2021” that will regulate the use of public and private sewers, the installation and connection of building sewers, and the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system.
This new bylaw replaces the "District of Lantzville Sewer Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 66, 2007" and the "District of Lantzville Sewer Use Regulatory Bylaw No. 49, 2007'', and all amendments.
This bylaw comes in effect immediately.
Business Licence Bylaw No. 167, 2021 and
Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 200, 2021

Business Licence Bylaw No. 167, 2021 and Good Neighbour Bylaw No. 200, 2021, were removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting, and a special Council meeting was scheduled for Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm for staff to provide additional information and to introduce the two bylaws, for consideration of first two readings before amendments can be considered.
Legislative Matters
Temporary Use Permit Application for 7187 Lantzville Road

Council referred consideration of the motion to issue a Temporary Use Permit for 7187 Lantzville Road to authorize the temporary commercial use of retail sales of landscaping supplies, rental of landscaping equipment, and excavation services for a 3-year term, to the Wednesday, March 31, 2021 regular Council meeting.
New Business
Mid-Island Region Child Care Action Plan

Council approved the Mid-Island Child Care Action Plan that the City of Nanaimo, the City of Parksville, the Town of Qualicum Beach, the District of Lantzville and the Regional District of Nanaimo partnered to develop. This Planning Project was completed by the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) with funding provided by the Child Care Planning Grants Program from the Union of BC Municipalities. 

It is recognized that high-quality, accessible, and affordable child care is essential to the well-being of children, their families, and the broader community. Staff will provide a report to Council with recommendations for implementation of the Plan for the District of Lantzville.
Proposed Meeting of Municipalities - Spring 2021

Council accepted the written invitation from the Chair, Tyler Brown, of the Regional District of Nanaimo, inviting Council to participate in a virtual meeting with the elected officials from the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and the Regional District of Nanaimo, to facilitate intergovernmental communication proposed for May 18, 2021 with agenda items to be determined.
Opportunity to Participate in the Preferred Supplier Agreement for Fire Apparatus

Council referred the letter received from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) providing the opportunity for the City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach and Improvement Districts within the RDN to participate in the preferred supplier agreement for fire apparatus to the Chief Administrative Officer to respond regarding the District of Lantzville participating.
Lantzville Municipal Social Media Guidelines

Council referred correspondence from Jack de Jong (12 Feb 2021) regarding Lantzville Municipal Social Media Guidelines, to staff to review Council social media best practices and bring forward recommendations for Council consideration of amendments to Council's Social Media Policy No. 3000 - 10 (adopted May 25, 2016) for best practices and to extend the policy to Council members, and, if required for consistency, to amend Council Procedure Bylaw No. 141, 2020 (adopted March 9, 2020) references to social media.
The next Regular Council Meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
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