PAC Minutes – June 7, 2004

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 7, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. with Chairman, Larry Chapman presiding.
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RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF MAY 17, 2004
“…moved by Andrew Shaw to accept as presented the May 17, 2004 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
4. (A) REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF APRIL 26, 2004
(B) SPECIAL COUNCIL MINUTES OF MAY 5, 2004
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file Regular Council Minutes of April 26, 2004 and Special Council Minutes of May 5, 2004…..”
Seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
5. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
  • Cllr. Little was welcomed back for another term as Council Liason.
  • Request for an addition to Agenda Re: Item No. 10.

“…moved by Mel Steffens to add Item No. 10(b) to the Agenda,   three letters received Re: Request for Variance – Holly & Ralph Johnson, 5 Baysong  Bluff…”
Seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.

6. DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
Cllr. Litle declared a Conflict of Interest Re: Item No. 8 – Telephone Poll conducted May 21, 2004, Application for Temporary Use – Dale Dyker, 226 River Valley Drive.
7. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED JUNE 3, 2004 RE: MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
“…moved by James Evans to receive and file the Development Officer’s Memo Dated June 3, 2004 Re:  Meeting Location Change….”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
8. TELEPHONE POLL CONDUCTED MAY 21, 2004 RE: APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY USE DALE DYKER – 226 RIVER VALLEY DRIVE
Cllr. Little departed the meeting room while this item was being addressed.
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that PAC ratify Telephone Poll Conducted May 21, 2004 Re:  Application for Temporary Use, Dale Dyker – 226 River Valley Drive….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
Cllr. Little then rejoined the Committee for the remainder of the meeting.
9. REQUEST FOR VARIANCE RE: KEITH HERMACK – 7 BAYCREST DRIVE
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 3, 2004
Applicant, Keith Hermack was present and advised the Committee of the following:

  • he is replacing a previous fence;
  • the fence being erected is 8 ft. high, between his property and his neighbours’ property;
  • the fence is being erected for safety and privacy reasons.

There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee grant the following Variance to locate a fence as part of a pool enclosure at 7 Baycrest Drive, PID No. 00097568: a) grant a variance of 1.0 m to increase the maximum height of a fence from 1.5 m to 2.5 m to act as a pool enclosure as shown on the applicant’s site plan ….”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.

10. REQUEST FOR VARIANCE RE: HOLLY & RALPH JOHNSON – 5 BAYSONG BLUFF
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED JUNE 3, 2004
(B) THREE LETTERS RECEIVED FROM SURROUNDING PROPERTY OWNERS
The following three letters were received June 7, 2004 from surrounding property owners, all in favor of this Application:

  • Terrence Fletcher – 3 Baycrest Drive
  • Barry McIntyre – 10 Baysong Bluff
  • Daniel & Susan Thompson – 1 Baycrest Drive

Applicants, Holly & Ralph Johnson were present and advised the  Committee of the following:

  • Their property is located on a corner lot, making placement of the tree house difficult as they have two front yard setbacks to contend with;
  • the reason for placing the tree house as presented, is due to the location of the trees on the property;
  • the location chosen for the tree house will be out of the way of the yard;
  • this area of the yard does not have seed or sod, therefore no damage will be done to this section of the yard;
  • the structure is built on blocks, therefore will not be permanent;
  • they have contacted their surrounding neighbours, who were all in favor of this proposal;
  • they contacted the Town’s Development Officer prior to construction, therefore felt they were in compliance with the by-law;
  • however, they stopped construction as soon as they were advised that they were not in compliance with the by-law.

There was no one present speaking in favor of 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 accessory building (children’s play structure), to be located at 5 Baysong Bluff, PID No. 30045775: a) under Section 8.2.1.3(d), grant a variance of 2.47 m to reduce the required Front Yard Setback from 7.5 m to 5.03 m….”
Seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.

11. ADJOURNMENT
“…moved by Jim Burke to adjourn at 8:32 p. m….”
Seconded by James Evans.  Carried.Respectfully submitted,

Larry Chapman,
PAC Chairman
Laylia Nice,
PAC Secretary