PAC Minutes – June 15, 2009

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CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 8:02 p.m. with Chairman, Ralph Stevens presiding.
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RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF JUNE 1, 2009
“…moved by Ron Daigle to accept as amended the June 1, 2009 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes …”
Seconded by Linda Estabrooks. Carried.
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REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF MAY 25, 2009
“… moved by Jim Burke to receive and file the May 25, 2009 Regular Council Minutes .…”
Seconded by Cllr. Bev Day.  Carried.
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CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks.
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DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
None.
APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: MALCOLM HAMILTON – 425 NEREPIS ROAD
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 10, 2009
Applicant, Malcolm Hamilton was present and advised the Committee of the following;
* this Application for Variance is for half the total square area for an accessory building than his previous Application;
* he will be using the garage mainly to do general maintenance to his tractor trailer cab and also to store same during the winter months.
Present speaking in favor of this Application were:
* Matthew & Robyne Foster – 421 Nerepis Road
There was no one present speaking against this Application.
The Committee then stated to Mr. Hamilton that this indeed the largest Variance they have considered approving and had concerns as to should he ever sell the property in the future, that this would encourage a potential buyer to establish an automotive repair business.  Therefore, it was recommended that in order to protect his neighbours from this being a possibility, that a condition be considered to prohibit this from happening.  Mr. Hamilton concurred and the following motion was made:
“…moved by Chyann Kirby that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the Request for Variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, to increase the maximum area of an accessory building, located at 425 Nerepis Road, PID No. 458687 (the property) pursuant to Section 5.1.2, and grant a Variance of 40 m² to increase the maximum area for an accessory building from 75 m² to 115 m²,
Subject to the condition that the Owner of the subject property enter into an agreement with the Town, binding upon the Owner, his heirs and assigns, and registered on the title, to the effect that the garage building to be constructed on the subject property shall be used for storage only and not be used for business, commercial or industrial purposes.…”
Motion seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
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ADJOURNMENT
“… moved by Cllr. Bev Day to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.…”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Stevens,                                                            Laylia Nice,
Chairman                                                                    PAC Secretary