FPCOW Meeting, April 19, 2010

A quick report on this afternoon’s FPCOW (Finance and Policy Committee of the Whole) meeting at City Hall by agenda item number. Only items of decision will be noted. The agenda can be found at:

Click to access FPCOW100419A.pdf

Item 5: Mr. Tucker presented the results of a survey taken last fall concerning the opinions of citizens in Nanaimo and Nationwide about the environment. The results have not yet, to my knowledge, been put on the City’s web site, nor was I able to obtain a copy. I will try to see if it can be posted.

Item 7: After considerable discussion, the recommendation regarding the Beban Park Facilities Redevelopment Plan was received rather than approved. The discussion ranged around which of the three scenarios was to be adopted, the effectiveness of renovation vs. new facilities, and that perhaps a broader range of opportunities needed to be examined before further commitment.

Item 8: Committee Recommendations (a) and (b) were approved.

Item 9: Recommendations (a), (b), (c) and (e) were approved. Recommendation (d) was referred back to staff on concerns about the bidding parameters.

Item 13: The recommendation for funding of the Nanaimo Marine Rescue Society in the amount of $25,000 was approved. It was however noted that, in these circumstances, Nanaimo was in fact giving about $40,000 as the City also provides the majority of the $25,000 which was forthcoming from the Nanaimo Regional District.


“It is moved and seconded that the following meeting be closed in order
to deal with the following matters under the Community Charter Section 90(1):

(c) labour relations or employee negotiations;

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a
document would be prohibited, from disclosure under Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. “

Observers had to clear the room at shortly after 7pm. The meeting started at 4:30pm. It must be understood that these notes are provided with the understanding that they are for follow-up only and are not represented as official or even necessarily correct.