PAC Minutes – November 1, 1999

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday,  November 1, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
2. P.A.C. MINUTES OF OCTOBER 18, 1999
“…it was moved by Deputy Mayor Black and seconded by Bill McCann to accept the October 18, 1999 P.A.C. Minutes as presented….”
Motion carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF OCTOBER 12, 1999
“…it was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Mel Steffens to receive and file the October 18, 1999 Regular Council Minutes….”
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman requested two items be added to the Agenda:

  • Neighbourhood Theatre Company Application for Signage Permit
  • Term Expirations

“…it was moved by Deputy Mayor Black and seconded by Bill McCann to add the Neighbourhood Theatre Company Application to the Agenda as Item # 7 and Term Expirations as Item # 8….”
Motion carried.
5.  DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflicts declared.
6. FINAL APPROVAL – PHILIP HAMM SUBDIVISION PLAN DATED OCTOBER 7, 1999 – LOT 99-1 & 99-2, ROUND LAKE ROAD
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the Final Approval of Philip Hamm Subdivision,  Plan dated October 7, 1999.  The Development Officer’s Report dated November 1, 1999 was given out to each Committee Member.  Development Officer, David Taylor informed the Committee that the Staff Recommendations differ from the recommendations made for Tentative Approval, in that acceptance of money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes is being recommended at this time.
“… it was moved by Bill McCann that P.A.C. accepts Staff Recommendations and recommends Council grant Final Approval for the Philip Hamm Subdivision Lot 99-1 and 99-2, Plan dated October 7, 1999, subject to the following:
a) determination of the nature and  porosity of the soil by the Department of Health and Community Services;
b) the acceptance of $600.00 in lieu of Land for Public Purposes;
c) the Plan be revised to clearly indicate Round Hill Road as a Private Road complete with a note added indicating the responsibility of road maintenance and access for emergency vehicles is solely the responsibility of the property owners;
d) if at such time as the private roads are offered to the Town to assume responsibility as a Public Road, the standard of acceptance of the roadway will be at the discretion of the Town.
Motion seconded by Philip Kelly.  Motion carried.
7. REQUEST FOR HOME OCCUPATION RE: ROBERT & JUNE POWLESLAND – 18 OLIVE ROAD
The Development Officer informed the Committee that this is for information only, as this Home Occupation was granted on August 7, 1997, subject to Provincial approval, which they have just recently received.
“…it was moved by Mel Steffens and seconded by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the above information….”
Motion carried.
8. APPLICATION FOR SIGNAGE PERMIT RE: NEIGHBOURHOOD THEATRE COMPANY
The Development Officer informed the Committee that this application is similar to the previous Neighbourhood Theatre Company Applications to place a sign on Town property to advertise their upcoming production.
“…it was moved by Ralph Stevens that a Temporary Permit be granted to the Neighbourhood Theatre Company to place a portable/mobile sign on Town property located across from Westfield School, on the east side of Nerepis  Road, subject to Council approval and the sign set back off of Nerepis Road being approved by the Works Commissioner.
Therefore, pursuant to Section 4(2) Division II of the Zoning By-law of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, authorization for the development described above is hereby granted for the temporary period commencing on November 27, 1999 and expiring on December 4, 1999.  At the end of the authorized period, you are hereby required to terminate or remove the development hereby authorized….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Motion carried.
9.  TERM EXPIRATIONS
Chairman, Larry Chapman informed the Committee that his term expires on January 1, 2000 and that he is willing to let his name stand for another term.  Philip Kelly advised that he will be resigning at the end of 1999, due to personal commitments.
“…it was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by James Evans that P.A.C. inform Council of the two upcoming vacancies on the Committee….”
Motion carried.
10. ADJOURNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 7:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman