PAC Minutes – August 20, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a Special meeting on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 8:04 p.m. with Chairman, Ralph Stevens presiding.
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RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present
3. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF JULY 3, 2007
“…moved by Mel Steffens to accept as presented the July 3, 2007 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by Jim Burke. Carried.
4. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF JUNE 25, 2007
“…moved by Ron Daigle to receive and file Regular Council Minutes of June 25, 2007….”
Seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
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DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
None declared.
6. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Item to be added to the Agenda Re:  Letter dated August 16, 2007 received from Gary Davis.
“…moved by Ron Daigle to add letter received from Gary Davis dated August 16, 2007 to the Agenda as Item No. 8(b)….”
Seconded by Linda Estabrooks.  Carried:
7. TELEPHONE POLL CONDUCTED JULY 20, 2007 RE: APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RUSSELL & BERTHE HATT – 4 ASH GLEN LANE
“…moved by Cllr. Little to ratify Telephone Poll conducted July 20, 2007 Re: Application for Variance, Russell & Berthe Hatt – 4 Ash Glen Lane….”
Motion seconded by Ron Daigle.  Carried.
8. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: GARY & LANA DAVIS – 14 ASH GLEN LANE
 (A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED AUGUST 10, 2007 (B) LETTER DATED AUGUST 16, 2007 FROM GARY DAVIS
Applicant, Gary Davis was present and had aerial photos on hand of the property in question.
The Committee stated to Mr. Davis their concerns with regard to relying on French drains to solve water problems, as this type of drainage is essentially a ditch with various rocks in it to allow the water to easily flow away and may not withstand winter conditions. Therefore, the surface water will need to be dealt with in some other way in order to prevent water from entering the home.
Mr. Davis advised that along with French drains there will also be a recess around the house and that water does go around the existing cottage.  For this reason, he will be keeping the crawl space shallow and will not be building a full basement.  He also advised that he does not foresee a problem, as he has a competent builder who is aware of the situation and that he will also be consulting his brother who is an Architect.
It was then brought to Mr. Davis’ attention that the drawings submitted does not show any grade from the centre of the lot to the swales around the house which should be around 2% grade to allow the water to go around the house, and recommended that new drawings be submitted depicting these swales.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by Jim Burke that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the following Request for Variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, for construction of a new dwelling as per revised site plan, to be located at 14 Ash Glen Lane, PID No. 00226233:    a) under Section 8.1.7, grant a variance of 4.2 m to reduce the required height of the top of a foundation from 0.75 m above finished road level to be 3.45 m below finished road level, subject to new drawings being submitted depicting positive drainage away from the building including drainage swales and sub-surface drains…
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
9. ADJOURNMENT
“…moved by Jim Burke to adjourn at 8:19 p. m….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Stevens
PAC Chairman
Laylia Nice
PAC Secretary