PAC Minutes – September 8, 1998

The regular meeting of the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Planning Advisory Committee was held Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. in Room “A”.  Chairman, Larry Chapman called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
1. RECORD OF ATTENDANCE
All members were present with the exception of  Mel Steffens.
2. GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD P.A.C. MINUTES OF AUGUST 17, 1998
It was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by John Sabean to accept as presented the August 17, 1998 Grand Bay-Westfield P.A.C. Minutes.
Motion carried.
3.  CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS
Chairman, Larry Chapman requested the following item be added to the Agenda: Re:  Request for Variance – Charles A Clark,  7 Alder Road.
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Philip Kelly to add the above item to the Agenda as Item No. 14.
Motion carried.
4. DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
John Sabean declared conflict of interest on Item No. 8.
5. ITEM TABLED AUGUST 17, 1998 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE JEFF LEGERE – 33 SUNSET CRESCENT
(A) TWO LETTERS RECEIVED FROM  NEIGHBOURS
A brief discussion was held in Closed Session.  Two letters were received from surrounding property owners, one in favor and one against the proposal.  Mrs. Legere was present during the Open Session and was given copies of the letters from the neighbours.
It was moved by Philip Kelly that the Request for Variance made by Jeff Legere of 33 Sunset Crescent to construct a garage 896 square feet in area be granted.
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
6. ITEM TABLED AUGUST 17, 1998 RE: REQUEST FOR VARIANCE GORDON BLAGDON – 541 NEREPIS ROAD
No correspondence was received from the surrounding property owners.  Gordon Blagdon was present during the Open Session.
It was moved by James Evans that the Request for Variance made by Gordon Blagdon of 541 Nerepis Road to construct a garage 832 square feet in area and a height of 18 feet, not to be used for Business, Commercial or Industrial purposes.  Also, the Building Inspector is to be in receipt of written confirmation of same before issuing the Building Permit.
Motion seconded by Deputy Mayor Black.  Carried.
7. ITEM TABLED AUGUST 17, 1998 MEETING RE: APPLICATION FOR TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL LILLIAN CAMP  SUBDIVISION – 211 NEREPIS ROAD
(A)  INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM PROVINCE RE:  NBGIC # 00228320
Requested clarification was received from the Province regarding the status of NBGIC # 00228320 as being shown on the map for historic purposes only and not for tax purposes.
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the 20 meter frontage and also the drainage brook located at the back of the lot.  Lillian Camp was present during the Open Session and informed the Committee that she still intends to go ahead with the 20 meter frontage..
It was moved by Philip Kelly that  P.A.C. grant Tentative Approval of the Lillian Camp Subdivision, Lot 98-2, N.B.G.I.C. # 00228296, subject to the following:
1. a Variance be granted on the lot frontage requirements of the remnant parcel to allow a street frontage of 20 metres on Nerepis Road;
2. recommend the $100. Tentative Subdivision Fee paid in error be returned in whole;
3. recommends to Council that $300. (cash, money order, certified cheque) be accepted as money in lieu of land for Public Purposes for the creation of Lot 98-2.
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Carried.
8. REPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED AUGUST 27, 1998 RE:  REQUEST FOR VARIANCE ALBERT COOZE – 12 WOOLASTOOK DRIVE
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Request for Variance to erect a storage shed/workshop with one corner two feet from the side property line, and another corner on the property line.  The Committee had concerns with regard to the shed being placed this close to the property line.
Albert Cooze was present during the Open Session and submitted a picture of the proposed shed to the Committee.  He informed the Committee that this particular shed was previously constructed at his former residence and is now being relocated at 12 Woolastook Drive.  It was noted in his proposal that the shed was facing in the direction of River Valley Drive and when asked if he would consider turning the shed around 90 degrees so that the doors would be facing Woolastook Drive and therefore could be moved back from the side property line,  Mr. Cooze stated that he did not have a problem with that and that the only reason he intended to place the shed in that particular position was for looks.  Mr. Cooze was then informed of P.A.C’s procedure of first notifying the surrounding property owners.
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Black that P.A.C. send letters to the surrounding property owners advising them of  the Variance Request made by Albert Cooze, for their input.  Motion seconded by John Sabean.  Carried.
Mr. Cooze was invited to attend the next P.A.C. meeting to be held Monday,  September 21, 1998 at 8:00 p.m., when the matter will once again be addressed.
9.  APPLICATION FOR REZONING/MUNICIPAL PLAN AMENDMENT RE: DONALD G. MYLES – 15 THOMPSON ROAD
A discussion was held in Closed Session regarding the above Application for Rezoning/Municipal Plan Amendment from Low Density (Residential) to Commercial at property located at 15 Thompson Road.  The Development Officer recommended that a Section 39 would be required in this instance, due to the rental of the house in a Commercial Zone.
Shirley Myles was present during the Open Session.  She informed the Committee that Home Hardware wishes to acquire property at 15 Thompson Road for the purpose of storing building materials and a new warehouse, and also rental of the existing house on the property.  The Chairman informed Mrs. Myles that the process for a Rezoning or Municipal Plan Amendment takes approximately four months and that a Section 39 would be required in this matter.  Also, the Committee advised Mrs. Myles that a Land Use Map would be required before the matter went any further, depicting where the new warehouse would be located in relation to the property being acquired, along with what would be used as Commercial and what portion of the property would be used as Residential.  Mrs. Myles was also informed of P.A.C.’s procedure of first notifying the surrounding property owners to advise them of their proposal.
It was moved by James Evans regarding Donald G. Myles Application for Rezoning/Municipal Plan Amendment of property located at 15 Thompson Road that P.A.C. proceed as follows:

  • A letter be forwarded to the Applicant, Donald G. Myles requesting information  including long range plans regarding the house located on the property, and also request a Land Use Sketch depicting what is proposed i.e. Commercial/Residential areas.
  • Letters be sent to the surrounding property owners advising them of the proposal  made by Donald G. Myles, for their input.
  • Also, request a Staff Report for next meeting.

Motion seconded by Philip Kelly.  Carried.
The Chairman informed Mrs. Myles that she would be receiving a letter stating the particulars of the motion made and informed her that the matter would once again be addressed at the next P.A.C. meeting to be held Monday, September 21, 1998.
10. REPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED AUGUST 27, 1998 RE:  REQUEST FOR VARIANCE JOHN WALSH – 8 READY STREET
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the above Request for Variance to construct an above ground pool with an attached pool enclosure.
John Walsh was present during the Open Session and advised the Committee that he wishes to install a rail fencing around the top of the pool instead of outside the pool (6’4”) as he feels this would be safer.  He informed the Committee that there are two steps and then another two feet from the deck to the pool.  Mr. Walsh was informed of P.A.C’s procedure to notify the surrounding property owners.
It was moved by Ralph Stevens that P.A..C. notify the surrounding property owners of the Request for Variance made by John Walsh, for their input.
Motion seconded by John Sabean.  Carried.
Mr. Walsh was invited back to attend the next P.A.C. meeting on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 8:00 p.m., when the matter will once again be addressed.
11. REPORT FROM DEVELOPMENT OFFICER DATED AUGUST 27, 1998 RE: APPLICATION FOR TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL EDGAR AND MARGARET WHEELOCK – COOPER LANE
A Closed Session discussion was held regarding the Application for Tentative Subdivision Approval made by Edgar and Margaret Wheelock to subdivide one parcel of land into two lots, creating two lots on a publicly used roadway.  Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock were present during the Open Session.
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Black that P.A.C. grant Tentative/Final Approval to Edgar and Margaret Wheelock Subdivision, Lot 98-1 and 98-2 as shown on Tentative Plan dated August 20, 1998, subject to the following:
1. recommend to Council the acceptance of $300. as money n lieu of land for Public Purposes;
2. approve the access to Lot 98-2 as being advisable for the development of Lot 98-2.
Motion seconded by Ralph Stevens.  Motion carried.
The Chairman then advised Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock that the matter will be addressed by Council at their September meeting and that they contact the Town Office if they wish to be present when the matter is addressed.
12. INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM SOLICITOR RALPH D. POLEY RE: POWER & PROCEDURE OF P.A.C. WHEN DEALING WITH VARIANCES
It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by Deputy Mayor Black to receive and file the above information.  Motion carried.
13. FOR INFORMATION
(A) SWIMMING POOL FENCING
(B) SPA REQUIREMENTS
(C) UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUNITY PLANNING ACT
It was moved by Philip Kelly and seconded by John Sabean to receive and file the above information, (a, b & c).
The Chairman requested that any Member interested in attending the Seminar “Understanding the Community Planning Act” on Friday, September 25, 1998 in Fredericton to contact him.
14. FIRST DRAFT  – BY-LAW NO. 215 TOWN OF GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD ZONING BY-LAW
The above First Draft was briefly reviewed.  It was moved by Ralph Stevens and seconded by John Sabean that each member review the First Draft to be addressed again at the second meeting in October.  Motion carried.
15. REQUEST FOR VARIANCE RE: CHARLES A. CLARK – 7 ALDER ROAD
A discussion was held regarding the Request for Variance made by Charles A. Clark for the construction of a storage shed 24 ft x 30 ft., requiring an 8 ft. variance from the property line and a 75 square foot variance on the square area.
It was moved by Philip Kelly that P.A.C. notify the surrounding property owners of the Request for Variance made by Charles A. Clark, for their input.  Also, request a Staff Report for next meeting.   Motion seconded by John Sabean.  Motion carried.
16. ADJOURNMENT
John Sabean moved adjournment at 9:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laylia Nice,                                                     Larry Chapman,
Secretary                                                         Chairman