PAC Minutes – July 16, 2001

The regular meeting of the Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, July 16, 2001 in Room “A”, 609 River Valley Drive.   Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present with the exception of Bill McCann.
2. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF JULY 3, 2001
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to accept as amended the July 3, 2001 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
3. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks.
4. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Chairman, Larry Chapman declared a Conflict of Interest on Item No. 4 Re:  Request for Variance – Earl Hart & Olive Curtis, 440 Woolastook Drive.
5. ITEM TABLED JULY 4, 2001 MEETING RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE EARL HART & OLIVE CURTIS 440 WOOLASTOOK DRIVE
Chairman, Larry Chapman departed the meeting room and Vice-Chairman, Ralph Stevens resumed the Chair during the Closed Session discussion regarding a Request for Variance Application to convert a 5 unit apartment building to 6 units, requiring a variance to the lot frontage on a street.
During the Open Session, Chairman, Larry Chapman sat in the public  seating area.
Applicants, Earl Hart and Olive Curtis were present during the Open Session with no presentation made.
There were no other presentations made in favor of or against this proposal.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens 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 1, for the development of one additional rental unit for a total of six units, to be located at 440 Woolastook Drive, NBGIC No. 00210203:
a) under Section 23 (i) grant a variance of 15.3 m to reduce the minimum lot width fronting a street from 40 m to 24.7 m….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
Chairman, Larry Chapman then resumed the chair for the remainder of the meeting.
6. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JULY 11, 2001 RE: TENTATIVE SUBDIVISON PLAN APPROVAL ROBERT FULTON – PHILIP HAMM SUBDIVISION LOT 01-01, ROUND LAKE
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Tentative Subdivision Plan Application to create one single lot in a Single Family Recreational Residential Zone, requiring approval of access by private road and recommendation to Council for Land for Public Purposes.
The Development Officer advised that although this is a one acre lot with no public access, it does meet all the other requirements of the Zoning By-law and Subdivision By-law.  Also, due to the fact that similar applications in this area have been approved, he would recommend approval be granted with similar conditions being noted on the Subdivision Plan.
Present during the Open Session was potential buyer, Roland Arseneau and friend.  Mr. Arseneau advised the following:

  • he is aware there is no public road access;
  • the lot is not on the water, although it is in the Musquash Watershed and regulated by the Department of the Environment and local Government, it is beyond the required 75 metre set back from a  water course.

There were no other presentations made in favor of or against this proposal.
The following motions were then made:
1. “…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the access to the proposed Lot 01-01 as shown on Tentative Subdivision Plan, Philip Hamm Subdivision, Lot 01-01, Round Lake dated June 20, 2001 as prepared by Fulton Surveys Ltd., by such access other than a street owned by the Municipality or the Crown as being advisable for the development of the land, subject to the following notes being provided on the plan prior to Final Approval by the Development Officer:
(a) nature and porosity of the soil to be determined by the Department of Health and Community Services prior to the development of the lot;
(b) the responsibility for road maintenance and access for emergency vehicles for Nelson Lake Road and Round Hill Road as Private Roads is solely the responsibility of the property owners; and
(c) development of the lot to be subject to approval by Council for the development standards of the road and if at such a time as the private roads are offered to the Town to assume responsibility as a public road, the standard of acceptance of the roadway will be at the discretion of the Town…”
AND
2. “…move that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to accept $32.00 as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes for the creation of one lot as shown on Tentative Subdivision Plan, Philip Hamm Subdivision, Lot 01-01, Round Lake dated June 20, 2001 as prepared by Fulton Surveys Ltd.…”
Motions seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
7. ADJOUNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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

Ralph Stevens,
Vice-Chairman