PAC Minutes – March 29, 1999

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee scheduled for Monday, March 15, 1999, was canceled due to a storm and rescheduled for Monday, March 29, 1999.
Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present with the exception of Development Officer, Bruce Gault.
2.  P.A.C. MINUTES OF MARCH 1, 1999
Two amendments were made to Item # 5.  It was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by Bill McCann to adopt the March 1, 1999 P.A.C. Minutes as amended.
Motion carried.
3. COUNCIL MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 8th AND FEBRUARY 22nd, 1999
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to receive and file the February 8th and February 22nd, 1999 Council Minutes.
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks.
5.  DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflict of interest declared.
6. FOR REVIEW RE:  DRAFT DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL/BUILDING PERMIT APPROVAL
The above Draft was reviewed and amendments were made.
It was moved by Ralph Stevens that the Draft – Development Approval/Building Permit Approval be forwarded back to the Town Manager to be adopted as amended, to be used as a future information flyer.  Motion seconded by James Evans. Carried.
7. REQUEST FOR VARIANCE STEPHEN FORSTER – 3 STEVENS COURT
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the variance request made by Stephen Forster to construct a detached garage 26 ft. x 32 ft., 18 ft in height, replacing an existing garage.  The Committee concurred with the Development Officer’s Recommendations in his Report dated March 10, 1999.
Stephen Forster and Jennifer Galbraith were present during the Open Session at 8:00 p.m.  Mr. Forster informed the Committee that he intends to tear down the existing garage prior to building the new one.
It was moved by Philip Kelly that P.A.C. grant the following Variances to Stephen Forster of 3 Stevens Court:
1. to allow the construction of a garage 26 ft. x 32 ft., 832 sq. ft.;
2. to allow the garage to be built 18 feet in height to the peak.
Subject to:
a) exterior cladding (vinyl siding) be installed within 3 months of beginning of construction;
b) variances be granted on the condition that the property owner not use the garage for business or commercial purposes;
c) existing garage is to be removed from the lot within 3 months of the start of construction on the new garage.
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
8. REZONING APPLICATION RE: ROGER WARD – 6 CRESTWOOD DRIVE
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the Rezoning Application made by Roger Ward for the construction of an addition to his residence at 6 Crestwood Drive, to be used as a Garden/Nanny Suite.  The Development Officer’s Report was reviewed and questions arose regarding the definition of a Granny Suite.
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ward were present during the Open Session at 8:00 p.m.  They informed the Committee that they wish to construct the addition for their elderly parents, and then use the addition for their own personal use.  The Chairman advised them that the Development Officer’s recommendation is that the rezoning be denied.  When asked why they wished to rezone to R2, they advised that they did not wish to but were advised by the Development Officer to do so.
The Committee then informed the Wards that they could still go ahead with an addition of submitted size and position on the lot without Rezoning, by applying for the Variance on the rear yard set back.  However, they were advised that the Committee would have to ascertain whether or not there could be two kitchen facilities in a Single Family Dwelling.
The following motions were made by Mel Steffens:
1. Due to the fact Roger Ward is not interested in applying for Rezoning of property located at 6 Crestwood Drive, that P.A.C. recommend Council return the $200.00 Rezoning Fee.
2. A Variance be granted to Roger Ward, 6 Crestwood Drive to allow an addition of submitted size and position on the lot, to be constructed a distance of 4.94 metres from the rear property line.
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Black that the Building Inspector, prior to issuing a Building Permit to allow construction of the submitted Floor Plan, which includes a kitchen, contact Town Solicitor, Ralph Poley to obtain legal opinion as to whether or not having a second kitchen in a Single Family Dwelling constitutes a Two Family Dwelling.   This item is to be brought back to the next meeting.  Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
9. ADJOURNMENT
Philip Kelly moved adjournment at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                                 Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                                     Chairman