PAC Minutes – July 6, 1998

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, July 6, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All members were present.
2. GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD P.A.C. MINUTES OF JUNE 15, 1998
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to accept as amended the June 15, 1998 Grand Bay-Westfield P.A.C. Minutes.
Motion carried.
3. GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD COUNCIL MINUTES OF JUNE 8,1998
It was moved by John Sabean and seconded by James Evans to receive and file the June 8, 1998 Grand Bay-Westfield Council Minutes.
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks.
5. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflict of interest declared.
6. ITEM TABLED JUNE 15, 1998 MEETING RE: APPLICATION FOR REZONING RONALD B. BARRY – 1 MURRAY STREET
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT OF JUNE 29, 1998
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the Development Officer’s Recommendations in his Report of June 29, 1998.  Due to the fact Mr. Barry was not present for discussion during the Open Session of the meeting, it was unanimous that this matter be dealt with again when Mr. Barry was present.
It was moved by John Sabean and seconded by Ralph Stevens that this item be Tabled to the next meeting.  Motion carried.
7. ITEM TABLED JUNE 15, 1998 MEETING RE: APPLICATION FOR HOME OCCUPATION RANDALL STRUTHERS – 1 WONG WAY
(A) LETTER FROM NEIGHBOUR
In addition to the letter stated above, the Committee is in receipt of two other letters, along with one verbal presentation made to the Committee all against the above mentioned Application for a Home Occupation for a delivery service at that particular property.
A discussion was held in Closed Session, whereby the Chairman read Section 68 of Zoning By-law No. 150 pertaining to Permitted Uses for a Home Occupation.  The Committee had concerns, since the proposed use is not similar or compatible with the listed permitted uses stated in Zoning By-law No. 150, and that the street in question is only a 20 foot wide right-of-way.
Mr. Struthers was invited but was not present for discussion during the Open Session of the meeting.
It was moved by Philip Kelly that the Application for Home Occupation for a pick-up and delivery service made by Randall Struthers, 1 Wong Way be denied, pursuant to Zoning By-law No. 150, Section 68 Sub-section 1(b) and 2 (g & h).  Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
8.  ITEM TABLED JUNE 15, 1998 MEETING RE: P.A.C. RULES OF PROCEDURE FIRST DRAFT – VARIANCES
The Committee reviewed the First Draft pertaining to Variances which is to be an information package attached to the Application for Variances to be given out to future Applicants.  The Development Officer advised the members that Mr. Bruhier recommends that an article be placed in the local newsletter educating the community with regard to Variances.
It was determined that the new application should include the cover page presently attached to the Variance Application Form explaining what a variance is along with guidelines, and that the new information on variances be attached to the back of the Application Form.  Subsequently, Section IV(2) of P.A.C. Rules of Procedure will need to be amended to reflect the new procedure of notifying neighbours.
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Black that this item be sent back to Staff to prepare a second Draft regarding Variance Procedures for the next meeting.
Motion seconded by Philip Kelly.  Carried.
9. FOR INFORMATION RE: PROVINCIAL PLANNING APPEAL BOARD ELIZABETH ROACH/STEPHEN WILLIAMS
The Development Officer informed the Committee that this item has been sent off to the Town Solicitor, Ralph Poley for review and have a Notice of Decision prepared if required.
It was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by Mel Steffens to receive and file the above information.  Motion carried.
10. ADJOURNMENT
Philip Kelly moved adjournment at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman