PAC Minutes – September 3, 2002

The regular meeting of the Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Tuesday, September 3, 2002 in Room “A”, 609 River Valley Drive.   Chairman, Larry Chapman conducted the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All Members were present.
2. PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES OF AUGUST 19, 2002
“…moved by Ralph Stevens to accept as amended the August 19, 2002 Planning Advisory Committee Minutes….”
Motion seconded by Cllr. Little.  Carried.
3. CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
The Chairman welcomed Development Officer, David Taylor back from his vacation.
4. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No conflicts declared.
5. LETTER FROM DAVID HEY DATED AUGUST 18. 2002 RE:  ITEM ADDRESSED BY PAC AUGUST 19, 2002 POOL ENCLOSURE VARIANCE:  JOHN LEGGETT – 22 ROSEMERE DRIVE
The Development Officer advised that subsequent to this meeting, he will be replying to Mr. Hey’s letter.
The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Ralph Stevens that PAC receive and file letter received from David Hey dated August 18, 2002….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
6. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED AUGUST 29, 2002  RE: SWIMMING POOLS & ENCLOSURES DRAFT ZONING BY-LAW
The Committee concurred with the definition for “swimming pool” and recommended changes contained in the documentation provided by the Development Officer.
The following motion was made:
“…moved by Mel Steffens that PAC accept the definition for  “swimming pool” provided by the Development Officer to be brought forward for inclusion into the Draft By-law….”
Motion seconded by James Evans.  Carried.
7. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S MEMO DATED AUGUST 29, 2002 RE: TOURIST SIGNAGE INFORMATION FOR INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION
A discussion was held regarding ways to improve Tourist Signage Information within the Town.  The Committee recommended the following:
small signs be erected along Route 177 directing tourists towards Tourist destinations such as  Bed & Breakfast establishments;

  • it was felt that additional signage needed at entrances of Town depicting services/  attractions/historical sites available within the Town;
  • a business directory including Bed & Breakfasts could be provided in conjunction with the Orientation Map at the Visitor Information Centre;
  • it was suggested that interested members of PAC join the Tourism Committee.

The following motion was then made:
“…moved by Cllr. Little that the Development Officer report back to the Tourism Committee with input from PAC….”
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
8. ADJOURNMENT
Ralph Stevens moved to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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