PAC Minutes – April 5, 2004

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a regular meeting on Monday, April 5, 2004 at 8:02 p.m. with Vice-Chairman, Ralph Stevens presiding.
2. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
Members absent were Chairman, Larry Chapman and Jim Burke.
“…moved by Mel Steffens to excuse Larry Chapman and Jim Burke, with cause….”
Seconded by Andrew  Shaw.  Carried.
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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF MARCH 15, 2004
“…moved by Mel Steffens to accept as presented the March 15, 2004 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
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REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF MARCH 8, 2004
“…moved by Mel Steffens to receive and file Regular Council Minutes of March 8, 2004….”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw.   Carried
5. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Vice-Chairman advised Re: Item No. 7, that the Applicant has requested this item be moved to the end of the Agenda.
“…moved by James Evans that Item No. 7 be moved to the end of the Agenda….”
Seconded by Mel Seffens.  Carried.
The Vice-Chairman requested that the letter attached to Item No. 9 appear as an item on the Agenda.
“…moved by Cllr. Little that the attached letter from Gary and  Pamela McKay appear on the Agenda as Item No. 9(a)….”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw.  Carried.
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DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
No conflict declared.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MARCH 29, 2004 RE:  APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION  KAREN PETERSON – 4 MORNNGSIDE CRESCENT
Applicant, Karen Peterson was present.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by James Evans that the Planning Advisory Committee grant a Home Occupation to Mrs. Karen Peterson, for the operation of Wee Piggies& Paws, a franchise to sell trophies and plaques with impressions of children’s hands and feet to be located at 4 Morningside Cresent, PID No. 30085096, subject to:
a) provisions of Section 5.4 of the Town’s By-law….”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw.  Carried.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER REPORT DATED MARCH 31, 2004 RE: APPLICATION FOR TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL – KELLY DEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION, LOTS 2004-1 TO 2004-12, HIGHLAND ROAD
Applicant, Ed Kelly was present.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by Cllr. Little that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council the acceptance of $264.77 (cash, money order or certified cheque) as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes, for the approval of 12 new lots to be created on Highland Road as shown on Tentative Subdivision Plan, Kelly Development Subdivision, Lot 2004-1 to Lot 2004-12, as prepared by DeSaulniers Surveys Inc., dated March 22, 2004, subject to: a) final Subdivision Plan recording any Utility easements required by the NB Power; b) final Subdivision Plan is provided a Key Plan; c) final Subdivision Plan indicates Shaw Road as “Future Street” and provide a note on the Plan to indicate all lots accessed by the Future Street are not approved building lots until such time as the lot is accessed by a “Public Street”; d) award of Municipal Services Contract for the construction of Sewer Services to the proposed new lots and; e) acknowledgment from the Department of Health and Department of Environment & Local Government of adequate water quality and quantity, meeting the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for the development of these lots, prior to Tentative Approval being granted by the Development Officer…”
Seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
9. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MARCH 31, 2004 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE  KEITH HERMACK – 7 BAYCREST DRIVE
(A) LETTER RECEIVED FROM GARY & PAMELA MCKAY – 13 BAYCREST DRIVE
Applicant, Keith Hermack was present.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
Letter received from Gary and Pamela McKay stated they were in favor of this Application.
…moved by James Evans that the Planning Advisory Committee grant the following Variance to locate a swimming pool at 7 Baycrest Drive, PID No. 00097568:
b) grant a variance of 1.75 m to reduce the side yard set back for the location of a pool from 3.0 m to 1.25 m ….”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw. Carried.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MARCH 31, 2004 RE: APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT- GRAND BAY HOME-HARDWARE – 277/279 RIVER VALLEY DRIVE
There was no one present with regard to this Application.
“…moved by Cllr. Little that the Planning Advisory Committee grant a Temporary Use Permit to Donald G. Myles Ltd., for the construction of a temporary structure to be used as a Garden Centre between April 6, 2004 and September 21, 2004 to be located in the parking lot located at 277/279 River Valley Drive, PID Nos. 00090266/00090258, subject to: c) the area proposed for the Temporary Use is to be limited to a total of 55m²; d) no more than four permanent parking spaces are to be lost in the location of the Temporary Use; e) pursuant to section 2.9 of the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, authorization for the development described above (Garden Centre) is hereby granted for the temporary period beginning April 6, 2004 and expiring on September 21, 2004 at the end of the authorized period, you (Donald G. Myles Ltd.) are hereby required to terminate or remove the development hereby authorized….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED APRIL 1, 2004 RE: TENTATIVE SUBDIVSION APPROVAL – SUSAN MORRIS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, LOT 2004-1, HIGHLAND ROAD
Patrick Morris was present.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by Mel Steffens that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council the acceptance of $79.39 (cash, money order or certified cheque) as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes, for the approval of 1 new residential building lot to be created on Highland Road as shown on Tentative Subdivision Plan, Susan Morris Subdivision, Lot 2004-1, as prepared by DeSaulniers Surveys Inc., dated March 30, 2004, subject to:
a) final Subdivision Plan recording any Utility easements required by NB Power;
b) final Subdivision Plan is provided a Key Plan;
c) final plan to remove the reference to the utility lot;
d) final Subdivision Plan indicates Shaw Road as “Future Street” and provide a note on the Plan to indicate all lots accessed by the Future Streets are not approved building lots until such time as the lot is accessed by a “Public Street”;
e) award of Municipal Services Contract for the construction of Sewer Services to the proposed new lots and;
f) acknowledgment from the Department of Health and Department of Environment & Local Government of adequate water quality and quantity, meeting the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for the development of these lots, prior to Tentative Approval being granted by the Development Officer…”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw.  Carried.
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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MARCH 31, 2004 RE: APPLICATION FOR DISCRETIONARY USE TAMMY PETRIE – 24 EPWORTH PARK ROAD
Applicant, Tammy Petrie and associate, Roxy Ring were present.
Ms. Petrie advised the Committee of the following:

  • She has more information forthcoming regarding this  Application;
  • the building has two floors and is approximately 3600 sq. ft.;
  • the Fire Marshall has previously inspected the downstairs and will be called in to inspect upstairs;
  • she expects to have approximately 50 children with a staff ratio to be determined, depending on the ages of the children;
  • the rear end of the lot is large to accommodate a playground area for the children

The Committee advised Ms. Petrie of their concerns and requested the following information be provided prior to meeting again:

  • Fire Marshall’s Report;
  • Copy of Surveyor’s Report, depicting lay out;
  • Copy of Business Plan;
  • Arrangements for parking;
  • Accommodations made for playground/recreational facilities.

“…moved by Andrew Shaw that the Planning Advisory Committee Table the item for sufficient time for notices to be sent out to surrounding property owners to consider the Proposal, including specific variance requests, to consider the operation of a private school rather than single family residence, at 24 Epworth Park Road, PID No. 00225714….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.

13. ADJOURNMENT
“…moved by Mel Steffens to adjourn at 8:35 p.m….”
Seconded by Andrew Shaw.  Carried.Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Stevens,
PAC Vice-Chairman
Laylia Nice,
PAC Secretary