PAC Minutes – November 2, 2009

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CALL TO ORDER
The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee met for a regular meeting on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. with Chairman, Ralph Stevens presiding.
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RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
“… moved by Cllr. Bev Day to accept as presented the September 21, 2009 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Seconded by James Evans . Carried.
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(a) REGULA COUNCIL MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
(b) REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
(c) REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF OCTOBER 13, 2009
“…moved by Ron Daigle to receive and file the September 14, September 28  and October 13, 2009 Council Minutes….”
Seconded by Chyann Kirby. Carried.
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CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman requested the following additions be made to the Agenda:
* Item No. 9 – Application for Subdivision Approval, ldoria Saulnier, 4 Brandy Crescent;
* Item No. 9(a) – Development Officer’s Report Dated November 2, 2009;
* Item No. 10 – Adjournment.
“….moved by Linda Estabrooks that the above Items be added to the Agenda….”
Seconded by Chyann Kirby.  Carried.
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DECLARATION OF CONFILCT OF INTEREST
None.
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DEVLOPMENT OFICER’S REPORT DATED OCTOBER 22, 2009 RE: PAC TERM EXPIRATIONS
“… moved by Linda Estabrooks that the Planning Advisory Committee advise Council that two of the Committee’s 3-year terms are due to expire on January 1, 2010; and that both Members, Ralph Stevens and Jim Evans, have re-offered for appointment to new terms from January 2, 2010 to January 1, 2013….”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE RE: JAMES ANDREW SHAW – 4 ALLAN STREET
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED OCTOBER 28, 2009
Applicant, Andrew Shaw was present and addressed the Committee regarding his Application for Variance for the construction of a new dwelling, requiring a Variance to build below street grade.
Mr. Shaw submitted to the Committee for their perusal, a topographical sketch and house design he proposes to build, and advised the following:
* He has slightly modified his original plan, thereby eliminating the need for a culvert and plans to continue on with the natural swale that is already there;
* he is confident that the swale between the two properties is sufficient to control any water problems, as he has not experienced any water problems in the past on Woolastook Drive;
* his reasons for wanting to build below grade is so that he will be more in line with his existing house;  there is a driveway already in place and he does not want to obstruct the river view of his neighour across the street;
* the property already has a sanitary manhole and is on a municipal easement and without a Variance, a lift station would have to be installed, making it too expensive;
* he plans on having a walk out basement at the back.
The Committee stated to Mr. Shaw that his Proposal does not reflect exactly what he is planning nor does it address their concerns with regard to the slope of the driveway, water drainage, proper frontage and grade.  It was also stated to him that the Committee wishes to assist him in any way possible, however to do so, a more detailed presentation is required.
Mr. Shaw advised that he will gladly have a Site Plan done up, as a Variance is required before he goes ahead and sub-divides the land.
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by James Evans that the Planning Advisory Committee Table this Application for Variance until such time the Applicant submits additional information….”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
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APPLICATION FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL RE: ALDORIA SAULNIER – 4 BRANDY CRESCENT
(A) DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED NOVEMBER 2, 2009
There was no one present speaking in favor of or against this Application.
“…moved by Linda Estabrooks that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to accept $621.03, as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes requirements (cash, money order, certified cheque or debit) for the purpose of creating one new building lot on Inglewood Drive, out of PID No. 00224055, as shown on the Tentative Subdivision Plan, Aldoria & Linda Saulnier Subdivision, Lot 09-01 and Lot 09-02, as prepared by DeSaulniers Surveys Inc. and dated October 28, 2009; with approval of final Subdivision Plan to be subject to:
a) payment of $621.03 (cash, money order, certified cheque or debit);
b) any additional utility easements as required by NB Power & NB Tel for servicing the lot to be recorded and signed on the Final Plan;
c) recording of Civic Number “205” for Lot 09-01 on the Final Subdivision Plan
d) and approval of the Works Commissioner for placement of new driveway culverts…..”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.
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ADJOURNMENT
“… moved by Ron Daigle to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.…”
Seconded by Jim Burke.  Carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Stevens,                                                                           Laylia Nice,
Chairman                                                                                  PAC Secretary