PAC Minutes – July 20, 1998

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, July 20, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All members were present with the exception of  Development Officer, Bruce Gault.
2. GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD P.A.C. MINUTES OF JULY 6, 1998
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Phillip Kelly to accept as amended the July 6, 1998 Grand Bay-Westfield P.A.C. Minutes.
Motion carried.
3.  CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Chairman, Larry Chapman welcomed Town Consultant, Irvin T. Bruhier, who was in attendance to assist in the absence of the Development Officer.
4. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflict of interest declared.
5.  ITEM TABLED JULY 6, 1998 MEETING RE:  APPLICATION FOR REZONING RONALD B. BARRY – 1 MURRAY STREET
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT OF JUNE 29, 1998
Mr. Ronald Barry was present during the Open Session.   A copy of the Development Officer’s Report dated June 29, 1998 was given to Mr. Barry for his perusal.  The Chairman explained to Mr. Barry the Development Officer’s recommendations listed in the Report.  However, since this was the first time Mr. Barry had viewed the recommendations and due to the fact Surveyor, Ed DeSaulniers was not present, he requested sufficient time to review same and confer with Mr. DeSaulniers.
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by James Evans that this item be Tabled to the next meeting.
Motion carried.
Mr. Barry was invited back to the next P.A.C. meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 8:00 p.m., when the matter will once again be addressed..  He was also requested to submit for the next meeting, a new drawing showing the actual property lines.
6.  APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION RE: JEANNIE MCQUADE – 16 BRANDY CRESCENT
Jeannie McQuade was present during the Open Session for discussion regarding her Application for a Home Occupation to operate a home business for sewing, alterations, dressmaking & curtain making.  It was noted that her mother has been operating a similar business at this address for the past 30 years and is now retiring, and Mrs. McQuade wishes to take the business over. She also advised that she plans to erect a small sign advertising her business.  The Chairman informed Mrs. McQuade of P.A.C.’s procedure of first notifying the surrounding neighbours advising them of her proposal.
It was moved by Philip Kelly that letters be sent to the surrounding property owners advising them of the Application for Home Occupation made by Jeannie McQuade, 16 Brandy Crescent for a sewing business, for their input.
Motion seconded by Deputy Mayor Black.  Carried.
Mrs. McQuade was therefore, invited back to the next P.A.C. meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 8:00 p.m., when the matter will once again be addressed.
7.  ITEM TABLED JULY 6, 1998 MEETING RE: P.A.C. RULES OF PROCEDURE SECOND DRAFT – VARIANCES
The Committee reviewed the Second Draft pertaining to Variances prepared by Irvin Bruhier.  Upon review, however, it was noted that only Variances were addressed and not all Applications pertaining to P.A.C.  Mr. Bruhier advised that he was under the impression that he was commissioned to do up separate Drafts on all P.A.C. Applications, i.e.;Variances, Tempoary Permits, Subdivision Approvals and Home Occupations.  The Chairman advised that it was the understanding of the Committee there should only be one Application given out to the Applicant addressing all Applications which come before P.A.C., along with guidelines and information.
It was moved by Ralph Stevens that this matter be referred back to Mr. Bruhier for a  Draft to address all P.A.C. Applications, including information and guidelines for each, along with an amendment to P.A.C.’s Rules of Procedure regarding Notification of Neighbours.  Motion seconded by John Sabean.  Carried.
8.  FOR INFORMATION RALPH D. POLEY LETTER TO PROVINCIAL PLANNING APPEAL BOARD DATED JULY 6, 1998  RE:  NOTICE OF APPEAL – ROACH/WILLIAMS V. TOWN OF GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD
It was moved by Mel Steffens and seconded by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the above information.  Motion carried.
9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS RE:  REQUEST FOR VARIANCE  WILLIAM COURT – 33 SUNNY SIDE DRIVE
Mr. Bruhier informed the Committee that when he picked up his Agenda for the meeting today, attached to it was a Request for Variance for the construction of an oversized garage made by William Court of 33 Sunny Side Drive.  The Chairman then requested that a motion be made for this item to be added to the Agenda.
It was moved by John Sabean and seconded by Mel Steffens to add this item to the Agenda as Item No. 8.
Motion carried.
A discussion was then held regarding the above Request for Vaiance for the construction of a garage 40 ft x  40 ft, 21 ft high, pursuant to Westfield Zoning By-law No. 11, Section 14.  Mr. Bruhier informed the Committee that there will be two Variances required, one for the size and the other for the height.
It was moved by Mel Steffens that P.A.C. write all surrounding property owners advising them of  the Request for Variance made by William Court of 33 Sunny Side Drive for the construction of a garage 40 ft x 40 ft, 21 ft high, for their input.  Also, request a Staff Report for the next meeting.
Motion seconded by Philip Kelly.  Carried.
Mr. Court will be subsequently invited to attend the next P.A.C. meeting to be held Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 8:00 p.m., when the matter will once again be addressed.
10. ADJOURNMENT
John Sabean moved adjournment at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman