PAC Minutes – June 3, 2002

The regular meeting of the Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, June 3, 2002 in Room “A”, 609 River Valley Drive.   Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
2. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF MAY 21,2002
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to accept as amended the May 21, 2002 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Motion seconded by  Mel Steffens.  Carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF MAY 13, 2002
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the Regular Council Minutes of May 13, 2002….”
Motion seconded by Michael Hare.  Carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
  • The Chairman welcomed Andrew Shaw to the Committee.
  • Declaration of Conflict of  Interest Form was given to Mr. Shaw for completion, to be subsequently filed in the Town Office.

5. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflicts declared.
6. MEMO FROM PAC TO MAYOR & COUNCIL DATED APRIL 3, 2002  RE:  TONY RATCHFORD RESIGNATION
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the above PAC Memo dated April 3, 2002 Re: Tony Ratchford Resignation.
Motion seconded by Michael Hare.  Carried.
7. LETTER FROM TOWN MANAGER DATED MAY 16, 2002 RE:   APPOINTMENT TO PAC
“…moved by Mel Steffens to receive and file the above letter from Town Manager dated May 16, 2002 Re:  Andrew Shaw’s Appointment to  PAC….”
Motion seconded by Michael Hare.  Carried.
8. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED FROM TIMOTHY HOPKINS OF GORMAN NASON DATED MAY 30, 2OO2  RE:  DUANE BENSON APPEAL
During the discussion of the outcome of the above Appeal, Development Officer, David Taylor and Solicitor, Timothy Hopkins were commended for jobs well done in providing all pertinent documentation, as well as James Evans for testifying on behalf of PAC. The following motion was then made:
“…moved  by  Mel Steffens  to  receive and  file the  above correspondence received from Timothy Hopkins Re:  Duane Benson Appeal….”
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
9.  DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MAY 27, 2002 RE:   APPLICATION FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVALS & A HOLDINGS LTD. – 9 BRANDY POINT ROAD
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Application for Tentative and Final Subdivision Approvals for the creation of one new building lot, with recommendation to Council for Land for Public Purposes. The Development Officer reported that there is no Variance involved, the street exists, services are in place and all that is needed is a Recommendation to Council for Land for Public Purposes.  He further advised that a condition be put into place at the end of the Recommendation, to include Hydro and Telephone Easements being registered on the Final Subdivision Plan.
The Applicant was not present during the Open Session. There were no presentations made in favor of or against this Application. The following motion was then made: “…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to accept the amount of $692.07 for money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes for the creation of one building lot out of land identified by PID # 002019618 identified on the Tentative Subdivision Plan, S & A Holdings Ltd. Subdivision, being Lots 02-01 and Lot 02-02, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, Parish of Westfield, County of Kings, New Brunswick dated April 15, 2002 as prepared by Fulton Surveys Ltd; Tentative Approval shall be granted by the Development Officer subject to Council’s approval of the $692.07 amount as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes; and subsequently, Final Approval of the Subdivision Plan may be granted by the Development Officer to be subject to the receipt of the $692.07 (Cash, Money Order or Certified Cheque) in lieu of Land for Public Purposes;
subject to: Hydro and Telephone Easements being registered on the Final Subdivision Plan….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
10. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED MAY 27, 2002 RE:   APPLICATION FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVALCRAIG  PARKER – CHESTNUT DRIVE
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Application for Tentative and Final Subdivision Approvals with Recommendation to Council for Land for Public Purposes. The Development Officer reported that NB Power has reviewed the Tentative Plan and will require Easements be registered on the Final Subdivision Plan, and recommended that the motion reflect Hydro and Telephone Easements being registered on the Final Subdivision Plan.
The Committee had concerns with regard to the brook which runs through the property.  The Development Officer recommended that the motion reflect any requirement of the Department of Environment and address the issues  under the Clean Water Act Legislation. He further advised that the Applicant has already received Department of Health approval. Applicant, Craig Parker and daughter, Tracy were present during the Open Session and advised the Committee of the following:

  • Power Easements are situated on two corners of Chestnut Drive.

There were no other presentations made in favor of or against this Application. The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to accept the amount of $200.00 for money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes for the creation of one building lot out of land identified by PID # 00209403 identified on the Tentative Subdivision Plan, Craig and Linda Parker Subdivision, being Lot 2002-1, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, Parish of Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick dated May 14, 2002 as prepared by DeSaulniers Surveyors Inc.;
subject to:
a) Hydro and Telephone Easements being shown on the Final  Plan;
b) Department of Environment approval, if applicable. Tentative Approval shall be granted by the Development Officer subject to Council’s approval of the $200.00 amount as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes; and subsequently, Final Approval of the Subdivision Plan may be granted by the Development Officer to be subject to the receipt of the $200.00 (Cash, Money Order or Certified Cheque) in lieu of Land for Public Purposes ….”
Motion seconded by Cllr. Little.   Carried. Mr. Parker also brought up the fact that in 1993 his mother paid $1,200.00 ± to the Village of Westfield for money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes. His belief is that this money was calculated for a subdivision of more than a single lot. The Development Officer advised that although he has not been able to assemble all applicable records for this earlier item, there is record of the appraisal conducted valuing the new lot at $13,000.00, requiring $1,040.00 LFPP and the applicable costs of the Appraisal at $201.89 for a total of $1,240.00 charged and received by the Village.
The Chairman then stated to Mr. Parker that this issue was separate from the present Application and recommended that if Mr. Parker could find any appropriate documentation to change the present understanding, he has an opportunity to then present the matter to Council.
11. ADJOURNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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