PAC Minutes – June 19, 2000

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, June 19, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
Members absent were Ralph Stevens and Jim Evans.
2.  P.A.C. MINUTES OF JUNE 5, 2000
“…it was moved by Mel Steffens and seconded by Michael Hare to accept as amended  the June 5, 2000 P.A.C.  Minutes….”
Motion carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF MAY 23, 2000
“…it was moved by Deputy Mayor Black and seconded by Mel Steffens to receive and file the May 23, 2000 Regular Council Minutes….”
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Chairman, Larry Chapman informed the Committee that both Ralph and Jim called stating they would not be able to attend the meeting this evening.
5.  DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No Conflict of Interest declared.
6.  DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 13, 2000 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE GARY & YOLANDE MILLER – 4 GOLF CLUB ROAD
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Request for Variance for the construction of a garage, requiring variances to the front and side yard set back.  The Development Officer informed the Committee that the Applicant has not provided any further details, other than what was provided in the application.  Upon review,  the Members were unclear as to the exact location of the property lines.  The Committee concurred with the Development Officer’s recommendations in his report, however, wished to add a condition  with regard to a time line for the completion of the exterior of the garage.  No correspondence was received from the surrounding property owners.
Gary Miller was present during the Open Session.  There was no one present in favor or against the proposal.  Mr. Miller clarified the uncertainty regarding the location of the property lines.  He also advised the Committee that he has building plans, which will be provided when he makes his Building Permit Application, and that he plans on finishing the garage to match the house.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Bill McCann that P.A.C. grant the following Variances to Gary and Yolande Miller for the development of a garage to be located at 4 Golf Club Road, NBGIC # 00227975, under the Town’s By-law # 16, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Zoning By-law, Division II:
a) under Section 12 (a), grant a Variance of 3.0 metres to reduce the minimum set back from a street line from 9 metres to 6.0 metres;
b) under Section 12 (b), grant a Variance of 0.5 metres to reduce the minimum side yard set back from 4.5 metres to 4.0 metres;
c) following the issuance of a Building Permit, the exterior of the garage is to be completed within 6 months….”
Motion seconded by Deputy Mayor Black.  Carried.
7. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 13, 2000 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE AND APPROVAL OF P-1 SIGNAGE DALE DYKER – 208 RIVER VALLEY DRIVE
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the above Request for Approval for P-1 Signage installation, larger than required, requiring Variances to the side yard set back and height above roadway. The Committee concurred with the Development Officer’s recommendations in his report.  No correspondence was received from surrounding property owners.
Dale Dyker was present during the Open Session.  There was no one present in favor or against the proposal.  Mr. Dyker informed the Committee that this sign will be used to advertise two businesses, one being Pizza Shack and the other a bakery.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens that P.A.C. grant the following Variances to Dale Dyker, for the development of a P-1 type sign to be located at 208 River Valley Drive, NBGIC # 00219003 under the Town’s By-law No. 16, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Zoning By- law, Division I:
1. a) under Section 70 (3)(g), grant a Variance of 1.5 metres to reduce the     minimum side yard set back from 3.0 metres to 1.5 metres;
b) under Section 70 (4), grant a Variance of 0.6 metres to reduce the          minimum height above an adjacent roadway to 2.4 metres.
2. Approve the increase in maximum area of a P-1 sign from 6.0 square metres   to 7.7 square meters….”
Motion seconded by Bill McCann.   Carried.
8. MEMO FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED JUNE 13, 2000 RE: INFORMATION – SUMMARY OF POWERS FOR P.A.C.
“…moved by Michael Hare to receive and file this information and that P.A.C. replace the current Section 12 of P.A.C. Rules of Procedure with this document….”
Motion seconded by Bill McCann.  Carried.
9.  MEMO FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED JUNE 13, 2000 RE: INFORMATION – RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR P.A.C.
“…moved by Mel Steffens to receive and  file this information…”
Motion seconded by Bill McCann. Carried.
10. FOR INFORMATION ONLY RE: NEW OFFICE OF THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST COMMISSIONER
“…moved by Deputy Mayor Black to receive and file the above information.
Motion seconded by Bill McCann.  Carried.
11. ADJOURNMENT
Bill McCann moved to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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