PAC Minutes – October 7, 2002

The regular meeting of the Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Monday, October 7, 2002 in Room “A”, 609 River Valley Drive.   Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present with the exception of Andrew Shaw.
2. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF SEPTEMER 16, 2002
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to accept as amended the September 16, 2002 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
3. REGULAR COUNCIL MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2002
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to receive and file the Regular Council Minutes of September 9, 2002….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
4. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
No remarks
5. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Michael Hare declared a Conflict of Interest on Item No. 5  Re:  Application for Variance, Glen Cosman – 14 Tilsley Place.
6. ITEM TABLED SEPTEMBER 16, 2002 MEETING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2002  RE:  APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE – GLEN COSMAN – 14 TILSLEY PLACE
Michael Hare departed the meeting room during the Closed Session discussion of the above mentioned Application for Variance to construct a single family dwelling, requesting a variance to the maximum height.
It was noted that the Committee did not receive any additional information from the Applicant prior to the meeting.
Michael Hare sat in the public seating area during the Open Session.
Applicant, Glen Cosman was present during the Open Session and submitted a drawing to the Committee and advised the following:

  • the lot in question is between Apple Hill Road and Tilsley Place;
  • he will access the property at the end of the cul-du-sac on Tilsley Place with the garage on Tilsley Place level;
  • the main (living area) floor elevation is proposed to be level with Apple Hill Road;
  • if possible he would like to access the property from Apple Hill Road;
  • it is not his intent to have this proposal disturb his neighbours.

Due to another engagement, Mr. Cosman then departed the meeting.
The following surrounding property owners were present stating their concerns to this proposal:
David and Beth MacLeod – 20  Apple Hill Road
John Brown – 26 Apple Hill Road

  • they oppose Apple Hill Road becoming the primary access, to the development of the lot which only has road frontage off Tilsley Place;
  • the proposed increase in height of the dwelling would obstruct their view;
  • the increased traffic poses a danger to the children in the area;
  • they are opposed to the variance being granted.

There was no one else present to speak in favor of or against this proposal.
Upon review of the sketch submitted by the Applicant, it was the consensus of the Committee that sufficient information was not provided in order to come to a decision.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Mel Steffans that the Planning Advisory Committee Table this item until such time the Applicant provides sufficient information as to the finished grade levels for the developed lot including around the building and property lines relating to existing elevations of the streets (i.e. Apple Hill Road and Tilsley Place)….”
Motion seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
7. MEMO FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED OCTOBER 3, 2002  RE:  PAC BUDGET REQUEST FOR 2003
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee submit the following budget figure of $8,800.00 for expenses of the Committee for the year 2003 as per:
Maximum Honorarium for PAC Members         $4,200.00
Maximum Honorarium for PAC Secretary        $2,760.00
Consultants, Legal Advice, etc.                         $1,000.00
Supplies and Expenses                                       $  840.00
TOTAL                                                                $8,800.00….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
8. MEMO FROM ASSISTANT CLERK DATED SEPTEMBER 10, 2002  RE:  FRENCH LANGUAGE TRAINING
“…moved by James Evans that the Planning Advisory Committee receive and file memo from the Assistant Clerk dated September 10, 2002 Re:  French Language Training….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
9. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED OCTOBER 3, 2002 RE:   PAC RESPONSE TO 500607 NB LTD. PLANNING APPEAL DECISION
“…moved by Cllr. Little that the Planning Advisory Committee receive and file the Development Officer’s Memo Dated October 3, 2002 Re:  PAC Response to 500607 NB Ltd. Planing Appeal Decision….”
Motion seconded by Mel Steffens.  Carried.
10. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED OCTOBER 3, 2002 RE:   MUNICIPAL PLAN BY-LAW # 100 – RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 66 OF THE COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT
James Evans advised that he will be forwarding his individual comments to the Town Manager as requested of the public at the presentation of the Plan on September 23rd prior to the public hearing, with particular attention made to the location of the proposed new access road from River Valley Drive to Route # 7.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to approve the proposed Draft By-law # 100, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Municipal Plan By-law, to proceed with public notification of the By-law and enactment thereof….”
Motion seconded by Michael Hare.  Carried.
11. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED OCTOBER 3, 2002 RE:   ZONING BY-LAW # 101 – RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 66 OF THE COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that the Planning Advisory Committee recommend to Council to approve the proposed Draft Zoning By-law # 101, to proceed with the public notification of the By-law and enactment thereof….”
Motion seconded by Michael Hare.  Carried.
12. ADJOURNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                              Larry Chapman,
P.A.C. Secretary                                                      P.A.C. Chairman