PAC Minutes – June 20, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 5:05 p.m. with Chairman, Ralph Stevens presiding.
2. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
Members absent were Jim Burke.
“…moved by Ron Daigle to excuse Jim Burke with cause….”
Seconded by Cllr. Ashley Little.  Carried.
3. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF JUNE 4, 2007
“…moved by Jim Evans to accept as presented the June 4, 2007 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by Linda Estabrooks.  Carried.
4. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF MAY 28, 2007
“…moved by Ron Daigle to receive and file Regular Council Minutes of May 28, 2007….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
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DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
None declared.
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CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
None
7. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: MARY & PHILIP REEVES – 115 BRANDY POINT ROAD
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 5, 2007
There was no one present speaking in favour for or against this Application.
“…moved by Mel Steffens that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the following variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, for the construction of an addition to the main building, to be located as per submitted site plan at 115 Brandy Point Road, PID No. 00219709:
a) under Section 8.2.1.3(d), grant a variance of 1.26 m to reduce the required minimum Front Yard Setback from 7.5 m to 6.24 m….”
Seconded by Jim Evans.  Carried
8. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE:  FUNDY MUTUAL INSURANCE- 201 RIVER VALLEY DRIVE
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 13, 2007
There was no one present speaking in favour for or against this Application.
“…moved by Ron Daigle that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the following variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, for the construction of an exterior exit stair, to be located as per submitted site plan at 201 River Valley Drive, PID Nos. 00218644/00258129…
a) under Section 9.2.1.3(d), grant a variance of 14.93 m to reduce the required minimum Front Yard Setback from 15 m to 0.07 m…
Seconded by Linda Estabrooks.  Carried.
9. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: GARY & LANA DAVIS – 11 ASH GLEN LANE
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 13, 2007
(B) LETTER FROM BRUCE DUGUAY DATED JUNE 18, 2007
(C) LETTER FROM THERESA VENIOT DATED JUNE 18, 2007
(D) LETTER FROM BRUCE DUGUAY DATED JUNE 19, 2007
Applicant Gary Davis was in attendance for discussion of the item.  He was provided with a copy of correspondence from Ms. Venoit concerning issues raised with the private access between their two properties.  He advised the Committee that the there is no anticipated impact to the use or location of the private access between the properties and that the location of the proposed cottage would not be affected by the road.  The Bruce Dugay letters indicate that all concerns raised by the proposal have been met.
Jim Evans questioned the applicant as to the intent to move the chimney as well as the building and the response was that the chimney needs repairs now and that it would simply be demolished and a new window would be added to the cottage on that wall location.
Cllr. Ashley Little asked to clarify that the two points under consideration for this application are the overall size of the building does not meet the minimum required under the by-law and that the width of the building fails to meet the minimum width for a single detached dwelling under the by-law.
“…moved by Ron Daigle that the Planning Advisory Committee deny the request for variances to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, for minimum area and minimum width, for the relocation of an existing cottage, to be located as per submitted site plan at 11 Ash Glen Lane, PID No. 0219709…”
Seconded by Jim Evans. With the motion on the table the following discussion continued.
Cllr. Ashley Little asked how long the existing cottage has been on the present site.  Mr. Davis advised that it was one of the original Gyro Camp cottages built in the 1930s or 1940s.  This property is similar to other residences on the street that had been part of the original camp which evolved into cottages and then year round homes.  The present building is not winterized and remains a cottage.  The intension is to build a new dwelling on the present property and although cost is a factor in the “salvage” project that they are proposing to retain the cottage on the neighbouring property for reason of sentimental attachment.
Votes recorded four in favour of the motion and one nay.
Carried.
10. ADJOURNMENT
“…moved by Cllr. Ashley Little to adjourn at 5:20 p.m….”
Seconded by Ron Daigle. Carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Stevens,
PAC Chairman
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David Taylor,
Development Officer
For Laylia Nice,
PAC Secretary