PAC Minutes – February 21, 2000

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, February 21, 2000 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.
2. P.A.C. MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 7, 2000
“…it was moved by Bill McCann and seconded by James Evans to accept as presented the February 7, 2000 P.A.C. Meeting Minutes….”
Motion carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF JANUARY 24, 2000
“…it was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to receive and file the January 24, 2000 Regular Council Minutes….”
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks.
5. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No Conflict of Interest was declared.
6.  DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2000 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE WILLIAM BODLEY – 27 MURRAY STREET
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Application requiring a variance to permit a compatable use of a building with nonconforming use, for a 480 sq. ft. addition for storage and work shop. The Development Officer made reference to his  Report of Town Solicitor Poley’s recommendation for P.A.C. not to make a ruling with regard to this matter, as per Section 35 of the Community Planning Act, as this is not in P.A.C.’s jurisdiction.
William Bodley was present at 7:40 p.m. for the Open Session and advised that the signature on the Application was that of Tom Murphy of Trevor Consulting Inc..
The following motion was then made:
“…it was moved by Bill McCann that P.A.C. redirect this matter to the Development Officer, as this request is not part of P.A.C.’s jurisdiction.  P.A.C.’s jurisdiction is limited to extending nonconforming uses into an area that already exists, not one that is being created….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Motion carried.
The Chairman then apologized to Mr. Bodley for P.A.C. not being able to assist him in this matter, according to the Community Planning Act.   However, Mr. Bodley was advised that the Development Officer will assist him with regard to options that are open to him.
7. ADJOURNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman