PAC Minutes – August 7, 2001

The regular meeting of the Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Tuesday, August 7, 2001 in Room “A”, 609 River Valley Drive.   Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present with the exception of Bill McCann and Michael Hare.
2. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF JULY 16, 2001
“…moved by Mel Steffens to accept as amended the July 16, 2001 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF JUNE 25, 2001
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the June 25, 2001 Regular Council Minutes….”
Motion seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman welcomed Works Commissioner, Bruce Gault to the Committee to assist while Development Officer, David Taylor is on vacation.
5. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflict declared.
6. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JULY 27, 2001 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE DEAN SAULNIER – 11 TILSLEY PLACE
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding a Request for Variance to erect a new porch, requiring a variance to the street line setback.
The Applicant was not present during the Open Session, and no  presentations were made in favor of or against this proposal.
The following motion was made:
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee grant the following variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 16, Division I, for the development of an unenclosed porch on the front of the building, to be located at 11 Tilsley Place, NBGIC No. 00473520:
a) under Section 65 (1)(e)(i), grant a variance of 1.75 m, increasing the maximum projection of an unenclosed porch from 1.25 m to 3.00 m past the 7.5 m setback described in Section 13(a)….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
7. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JULY 27, 2001 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE DANNY PYE – 15 LAKEVIEW ROAD
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Request for Variance to reduce space between swimming pool and pool entrance.
The Applicant was not present during the Open Session, and no  presentations were made in favor of or against this proposal.
Due to safety concerns the Committee had, and the fact that the Applicant and Development Officer were not present, the following motion was made:
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee Table this item to the August 20, 2001 meeting….”
Motions seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
8. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JULY 27, 2001 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE MARK GLENNIE – 3 WINDSOR STREET
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding a Request for Variance to construct a newly detached garage, requiring variances on the maximum area and maximum height.
During the discussion, the Committee noted the following concerns:

  • why the excessive size of the garage and what it is to be used for?
  • what is the size of the house and lot?
  • as this is a corner lot, will the house or garage be closer to Windsor Street?
  • how far will the garage be from the property line, and will an additional variance be required with regard to the setback from the street?

Applicant, Mark Glennie and friend, Robert Hoben were present during the Open Session.  Mr. Glennie gave presentation and advised the following:

  • He wants a 900 sq. ft. garage for his vehicles and storage purposes;
  • his house is 26 ft. x 34 ft. and his lot is approximately ¾ of an acre;
  • the garage will be closer to Windsor Street than the house, due to the configuration of his lot and a rock ledge behind the house;
  • Applicant was unsure as to the exact setback from the garage to the  property line, as a corner pin is missing.

There were no other presentations made in favor of or against this proposal.
Due to the fact there were discrepancies with regard to the setback for the garage, and whether or not a variance will be required, the following motion was made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens that the Planning Advisory Committee refer this matter to the  Development Officer on his return, in order  to clarify with the Applicant the exact position of his garage on the lot, to be brought back to the August 20, 2001 meeting….”
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
9. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED JULY 24, 2001 RE: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR MUNICIPAL PLAN BY-LAW/ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW
Following a brief discussion, the following motion was made:
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the Development Officer’s Memo Re:  Strategic Planning for Municipal Plan By-law/Zoning By-law Review….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
10. ADJOUNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                              Larry Chapman,
P.A.C. Secretary                                                      P.A.C. Chairman