PAC Minutes – December 20, 1999

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday,  December 20, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present with the exception of Development Officer, David Taylor.
However, Acting Development Officer, Bruce Gault was present to assist the Committee in David’s absence.
2.  P.A.C. MINUTES OF DECEMBER 6, 1999
“…it was moved by Bill McCann and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to accept the December 6, 1999 P.A.C. Minutes as presented….”
Motion carried.
3. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman reminded the Members of the Election of Officers scheduled for the first meeting in January.  Also, since this is to be Philip Kelly’s last meeting, the Chairman on behalf of the Committee thanked him for his years of service and expertise he brought to the Committee.
The Secretary had on hand a letter dated December 16, 1999 from the Town Manager to newly appointed P.A.C. Member, Michael Hare.  The letter contained a Council Resolution appointing Mr. Hare and Larry Chapman for a three year term on P.A.C. effective January 1, 2000.  Larry Chapman was congratulated on his new appointment.
4.  DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflicts declared.
5. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED DECEMBER 13, 1999 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE EDWARD DESAULNIERS – 121 HIGHLAND ROAD
Ed DeSaulniers was present regarding his Request for Variance to construct an accessory building exceeding the maximum height by 2 ft.  He advised the Committee that he initially obtained a Building Permit to construct the accessory building according to the maximum  required height of 14 ft. as stated in the Zoning by-law.  However, once he commenced construction, he realized that due to the shape of the roof tresses he would have to go higher in order to make the shed look proportionate to the other buildings.
No correspondence was received from the surrounding property owners.  Acting Development Officer, Bruce Gault read a note from David Taylor stating that he had contacted Ed DeSaulniers to appear before the Committee earlier than 8:00 p.m.,  and that he did not anticipate any of the neighbours attending the meeting.
The following motion was then made:
“…it was moved by Bill McCann that P.A.C. accept Staff Recommendations and   grant a 0.5 m. (2.5 ft) variance to A. Edward DeSaulniers for the maximum height of an accessory building (shed) to be located at 121 Highland Road, from the required 4.5 m. (14 ft.) maximum to 5.0 m. (16.5 ft.)….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Motion carried.
6. ADJOURNMENT
Philip Kelly moved to adjourn at 7:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman