October 17, 2014 Committee of Adjustment Minutes
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M I N U T E S


of the

COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING

for the

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

held on
Friday, October 17, 2014
at
The Township of The Archipelago's Council Chamber

MEMBERS PRESENT:

T. Christie – Chair
G. Walker
J. Hansuld
P. Ketchum
G. Andrews
T. Desmasdon
K. Williams
J. Seagram
I. Mead

STAFF PRESENT:

C. Henderson, Secretary-Treasurer
S. Kaegi, Chief Administrative Officer
R. Hachigian, Chief Building Official
J. Nawroth, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

APOLOGIES:

G. French

1.   Meeting Called to Order

Chair Christie called the meeting to order at 10:58 a.m.

2.   Approval of Agenda

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-01

Moved by J. Seagram
Seconded by T. Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the agenda for the October 17th, 2014, Committee of Adjustment hearing be approved.

Disposition Carried

Terry Desmasdon stated that she had no conflict with one of the applications coming forward today.

Ken Williams joined the meeting (11:01 am).

3.   Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Nil

4.   Adoption of Minutes

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-02

Moved by G. Walker
Seconded by I. Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the Committee of Adjustment meeting held on September 19, 2014, be approved.

Disposition Carried

5.   Administration

Nil

6.   Hearing of Minor Variance Applications

i)   HOWARD / NEILSON – Application No. A07-14
     Island B-331, being Part 3 on Plan 42R-15060,
     in front of the geographic Township of Cowper

     1-B331 Island

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION:

The applicants are seeking relief from Section 5.3 k), which states; the width of the boathouse or boatport, including attached docks, shall not exceed a 15 metre width.

The purpose of the proposed application is to permit a variance of 5.7 metres (18.7 feet) for the width of the combined boathouse and dock. The effect of the proposed variance would be the removal of an existing dock and the construction of a 7.9 metre (26 feet) floating dock which is to be attached to the existing 12.8 metre (42 feet) wide boathouse, for a total width of 20.7 metres (67.9 feet).

The variance is being sought because the island is an outer island and is exposed to rough weather. This area is the most protected bay.

Cale Henderson; Planner, explained the nature of the application. Mr. Howard attended in support of the application.

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-03

Moved by I. Mead
Seconded by J. Hansuld

Application No. A07-14, to grant a variance for the removal of an existing dock and the construction of a 7.9 metre (26 feet) floating dock which is to be attached to the existing 12.8 metre (42 feet) wide boathouse, for a total width of 20.7 metres (67.9 feet), be approved.

Disposition Carried

The Committee made the following Decision with respect to Application No. A07-14.

DECISION

Application No. A07-14, to grant a variance for the removal of an existing dock and the construction of a 7.9 metre (26 feet) floating dock which is to be attached to the existing 12.8 metre (42 feet) wide boathouse, for a total width of 20.7 metres (67.9 feet), be approved.

Reasons for the Decision:

It is the opinion of the Committee that the requested variance:

i)    is minor in nature;
ii)   is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure;
iii)  maintains the intent and purpose of Comprehensive Zoning By-law A2000-07, as amended;
iv)  maintains the intent and purpose of the Official Plan;

ii)  PENFOLD, Tim and Karen – Application No. A08-14
     Part Lot 41, Concession 10, being Parcel 6308 PSNS,
     In the geographic Township of Harrison

     159 Highway 529A

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION:

The applicants are seeking relief from 'Section 8.1.3h) Maximum Height', of the Township's Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. A2000-07, as amended, which restricts the maximum height of a main dwelling located in Ward 2, to 6 metres.
The variance is being sought because the owners wish to build a two-storey addition onto the main dwelling. The addition is to be approximately 7.0 metres (23 feet) high.

The purpose of the proposed application is to allow a variance of 1.0 metre (3.3 feet) from the maximum 6-metre height that is permitted in Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. A2000-07, as amended.

The effect of the variance would be the construction of an addition, having a ground floor area of approximately 78 square metres (844 square feet) and a maximum height of 7.0 metres (23 feet).

Cale Henderson; Planner, explained the nature of the application. Mr. Tim Penfold attended in support of the application.

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-04

Moved by I. Mead
Seconded by J. Hansuld

Application No. A08-14, to grant a variance of 1.0 metre (3.3 feet), to allow for an addition to the main dwelling, having a maximum height of 7.0 metres (23 feet), be approved.

Disposition Carried

The Committee made the following Decision with respect to Application No. A08-14.

DECISION

Application No. A08-14, to grant a variance of 1.0 metre (3.3 feet), to allow for an addition to the main dwelling, having a maximum height of 7.0 metres (23 feet), be approved.

Reasons for the Decision:

It is the opinion of the Committee that the requested variance:

i)    is minor in nature;
ii)   is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure;
iii)  maintains the intent and purpose of Comprehensive Zoning By-law A2000-07, as amended;
iv)  maintains the intent and purpose of the Official Plan;

iii)  GRAFF/ALLEVATO – Application No. A09-14
      Part Lot 27, Concession 4, being Parts 5 and 6 on
      Plan 42R-6895, being Parcel 9327,
      In the geographic Township of Harrison

      98 South Shore Road

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE APPLICATION:

The applicants are seeking relief from Section 14.1.5h) of the Township's Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. A2000-07, as amended, which stipulates that a single detached dwelling in a contractor commercial zone, can be a maximum size of 5% of the lot area. The maximum size of main dwelling allowed on this 24,394 square metre (0.56 acre) lot is 113 square metres (1,220 square feet). The subject property currently contains a main dwelling which is 136 square metres (1461 square feet) in size, and a workshop.

The purpose of the proposed application is to allow for a 22.3 square metre (240 square feet) screened porch addition onto the existing main dwelling.

The effect of the proposed variance would result in a main dwelling being 158 square metres (1701 square feet) in size.

Cale Henderson; Planner, explained the nature of the application. Ms. Linda Graff and Ms. Anna Allevato attended in support of the application.

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-05

Moved by T. Desmasdon
Seconded by G. Andrews

Application No. A09-14, to grant a variance to allow for a 22.3 square metre (240 square feet) screened porch addition onto the existing main dwelling resulting in a main dwelling being 158 square metres (1701 square feet) in size, be approved, providing:

i)  The screened porch is constructed on piers, as shown on a sketch submitted by the owners, due to its proximity to the septic system.

Disposition Carried

The Committee made the following Decision with respect to Application No. A09-14.

DECISION

Application No. A09-14, to grant a variance to allow for a 22.3 square metre (240 square feet) screened porch addition onto the existing main dwelling resulting in a main dwelling being 158 square metres (1701 square feet) in size, be approved, providing:

i)  The screened porch is constructed on piers, as shown on a sketch submitted by the owners, due to its proximity to the septic system.

Reasons for the Decision:

It is the opinion of the Committee that the requested variance:

i)    is minor in nature;
ii)   is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure;
iii)  maintains the intent and purpose of Comprehensive Zoning By-law A2000-07, as amended;
iv)  maintains the intent and purpose of the Official Plan;

7.   Delegations

Nil

8.   Correspondence

Nil

9.   Unfinished Business

Nil

10.  Adjournment

Resolution 14-10-ADJ-05

Moved by P. Ketchum
Seconded by J. Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Committee of Adjustment meeting of October 17th, 2014, be discontinued at 11:33 a.m.

Disposition Carried

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