PAC Minutes – October 4, 1999

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday,  October 4, 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 SEPTEMBER 20, 1999
It was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by Bill McCann to accept the September 20, 1999 P.A.C. Minutes as presented.
Motion carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 13, 1999
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to receive and file the September 13, 1999 Regular Council Minutes.
Motion carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No Remarks.
5.  DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Chairman, Larry Chapman declared a conflict of interest on Item No. 5 – Re:  Offer to Purchase Land for Public Purposes Larry & Joan Chapman – 21 County Club Drive.
6. REPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1999 RE: OFFER TO PURCHASE LAND FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES LARRY & JOAN CHAPMAN – 21 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE
Chairman, Larry Chapman left the meeting room and Vice-Chairman, Ralph Stevens conducted the meeting while this item was discussed in Closed Session.
The Committee concurred with the Development Officer’s recommendation to Council regarding the acceptance of Larry and Joan Chapman’s offer to purchase Land for Public Purposes, as stated in their Proposal to Mayor and Council dated September 20, 1999.
Following the Closed Session discussion of this item, Chairman, Larry Chapman resumed the Chair for the remainder of the Closed Session.
During the Open Session, Chairman, Larry Chapman left the Chair and sat in the public seating area.  Vice-Chairman, Ralph Stevens conducted the meeting.  There was no one present either in favor or against the proposal.
The following motions were then made:
“…moved by Philip Kelly that P.A.C. recommends to Council the acceptance of $3,843.18 (cash, money order, certified cheque) as the full purchase price of the Land for Public Purposes Larry and Joan Chapman propose to purchase, as per their  proposal to Council dated September 20, 1999….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Motion carried.
“…moved by Mel Steffens that P.A.C. recommends to Council regarding the sale of the subject property to Larry and Joan Chapman, a covenant be included in the agreement of sale/purchase which will ensure an area of the subject property adjacent to the Ruth Phinney  property (NBGIC No. 30100788) be left in a natural state in perpetuity; the area to be measured from the north-west corner of the Ruth Phinney property line to a point 20 metres south and 5 metres west of the Ruth Phinney property line, and then extending in a southerly direction to a point on the southern property line 5 metres west of the south-west corner of the Ruth Phinney property….”
Motion seconded by Deputy Mayor Black.  Motion carried.
Chairman, Larry Chapman then resumed the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.
7. DEVELOPMENT OFFCER’S REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 27, 1999 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE GREG & JANE ABRAMS – 19 BAYCREST DRIVE
A Closed Session discsussion was held regarding the above Request for Variance for the construction of an attached garage, with a family room to an existing single family residence, requiring a Variance on the side yard set back.
The Committee had concerns, as the Plan submitted depicted construction over an existing well.  It was noted that there was no correspondence received from surrounding property owners.
Applicant, Greg Abrams and Contractor, Wayne MacLeod were present during the Open Session.  Mr. Abrams advised that he was not constructing over his well, and that there was an error on the drawing of the back wall of the Plan submitted.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Deputy Mayor Black that P.A.C. grant a Variance to Greg and Jane Abrams of 19 Baycrest Drive on the side yard set back from the required 3.5 metres to the proposed 3.05 metres, to construct an attached garage with family room to an existing single family residence….”
Motion seconded by Bill McCann.  Motion carried.
8. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1999 RE: AMENDING TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION PERRIN/AMSTRONG PLAN DATED SEPTEMBER 22, 1999
During the Closed Session, Development Officer, David Taylor advised the Committee that on the original Plan, the road was to be extended to the property boundary (i.e. Shannon property) but was an oversight and is now being corrected.
Present during the Open Session was Applicant, Ed DeSaulniers, representing the owners, Donald and  Jean Perrin and Rosalind Armstrong.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved  by  Philip  Kelly  regarding  the  request  to  amend  boundary lines of the Armstrong Estate Subdivision, Plan dated August 31, 1976 by Applicant, DeSaulniers Surveys Inc., that this Committee recommends Council grant both Tentative and Final Approval for the Amending Subdivision Plan, showing  Donald H. Perrin, Jean I. Perrin and Rosiland L. Armstrong Subdivision Plan dated September 22, 1999, subject to:
(a) noted area to be indicated as “Future Street” by removing the word “Public”;
(b) the street be referenced as “Teal Street” (formerly Crystal Street)….”
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Motion carried.
Donald and Jean Perrin were present after the item was addressed.  They informed the Committee of their concerns regarding their well, as the water line crosses Crystal Street.
However, Mr. and Mrs.  Perrin were advised that this is not in P.A.C.’s jurisdiction and that the matter should be taken up with Council.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens that P.A.C. advise Council that the Committee has met with Donald and Jean Perrin tonight and recommend that some discussion be held between Mr. and Mrs. Perrin and Council, as they have a water line that crosses a Public Street….”
Motion seconded by Deputy Mayor Black.  Motion carried.
9. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 30, 1999 RE: TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION PLAN MURRAY AND NORMA SHANNON – 331 NEREPIS ROAD
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the creatiion of a lot off of a remnant grant lot fronting onto Nerepis Road, creating lot 99-1, requiring a variance on the lot frontage and money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes.
Present during the Open Session were Ed DeSaulniers, and Bill Shannon, representing his father, Murray Shannon.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Bill McCann that P.A.C. recommends Council grant Tentative and Final Approval of the Shannon Subdivision, Lot 99-1,  Plan dated September 23, 1999, subject to:
1. the Committee grant approval of a Variance of 14.38 metres to allow a lot frontage on Nerepis Road of 39.62 metres for Lot 99-1 of the Shannon Subdivision;
2. the Committee recommends to Council, the acceptance of $300.00 (cash, money order, or certified cheque) as money in lieu of Land for Public Purposes….”
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Motion carried.
10. ADJOURNMENT
Bill McCann moved to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman

Ralph Stevens.
Vice-Chairman