PAC Minutes – May 2, 2005

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a regular meeting on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 8:01 p.m. with Chairman, Larry Chapman presiding.
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RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
3. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF APRIL 18, 2005
“…moved by Mel Steffens to accept as amended the April 18, 2005 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
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REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF APRIL 11, 2005
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the Regular Council Minutes of  April 11, 2005 ….”
Seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
5. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman requested an Item be added to the Agenda.
“…moved by Jim Burke that response received from Joan McDonnell dated April 28, 2005 be added to the Agenda as Item No. 9(b)….”
Seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
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DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflict declared.
7. ITEM TABLED FROM APRIL 18, 2005 MEETING RE:   APPLICATION FOR DISCRETIONARY USE RON WILSON – 1 ALDER ROAD
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED APRIL 28, 2005
Applicant, Ron Wilson and Mrs. Wilson were present.
There were no written responses received and no one present speaking  against this Application.
Don McAlpine of 23 Young Street was present and spoke in favor of this Application.
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee grant approval of a Discretionary Use as a permitted Home Occupation under Section 8.2.2.2(c) of the Town’s Zoning By-law, By-law No. 101, for the operation of a bicycle repair shop, limited to an area of 16.5 m² (176 sf) to be operated as a Home Occupation under conditions imposed by Section 5.4 of the Zoning By-law, located at 1 Alder Road, PID No. 00226993….”
Seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
8. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: DAVID BLAGDON – 533 NEREPIS ROAD
 (A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED APRIL 28, 2005
There was no one present with regard to the above Application.
“…moved by Jim Burke 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 location and placement of an accessory structure, to be located at 533 Nerepis Road, PID Nos. 00117002/00116632/00210542/00466441; a) under Section 5.1.2, grant a variance of 11.95 m² to increase the maximum size of an accessory building from 75 m² to 86.95  m²….”
Seconded by Ron Daigle.  Carried.
9. APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: DONALD MCALPINE – 23 YOUNG STREET
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED APRIL 28, 2005
(B) RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM JOAN MCDONNELL DATED APRIL 28, 2005
Applicant, Donald McAlpine was present.
There was no one present speaking against this Application.
Surrounding property owner, Joan McDonnell was present and advised the Committee that she felt she was not provided with ample time or sufficient information in order to make a proper decision.  However, upon speaking with Mr. McAlpine, she is in favor of his Application.
Applicant, Donald McAlpine advised the Committee of the following:

  • He wishes to relocate his garage in order to gain access by vehicle;
  • at present, the garage is inaccessible for vehicles;
  • presently, the garage is supported on wooden posts and he wishes to place it on a concrete slab;
  • his plan is to relocate the garage by moving it 90 degrees to its present position;
  • the area in front of the new garage location will be shared with existing parking spaces;
  • the new positioning will allow the garage doors to open facing south.

“…moved by James Evans that the Planning Advisory Committee approve the variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-law No. 101, for the construction of an accessory building, to be located at 23 Young Street, PID No. 00220475/00220459: a) under Section 8.2.2.3(d), grant a Variance of 4.15 m to reduce the required Front Yard Setback from 7.5 m to 3.35 m; subject to the construction of the base for the new accessory building be located a minimum of 30 cm above the existing grade level of the street….”
Seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.

10. ADJOURNMENT
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to adjourn at 8:17 p. m.
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.Respectfully submitted,

Larry Chapman,
PAC Chairman
Laylia Nice,
PAC Secretary