|City Manager Dr. Rob Buchan and Councillor Nick Adey carried the |
bulk of the discussion on variances Monday evening at City Council
The list of property owner requests for variances for the August Prince Rupert City Council session wasn't as daunting as that of the only session in July, but the topic still made for a bit of discussion on Monday evening for the Council members only gathering for this month.
As we outlined last month, the ongoing practice for some homeowners of build now, seek a variance later, raised the ire of a number of Council members, who strongly objected to the way that some applicants were using the system in place.
The topic was back up for review on Monday following the introduction of a report from planning for City Manager Robert Buchan related to an application under review for a property on Kay Smith Boulevard that has caught the attention of Council.
The report can be reviewed from the City Council Agenda package starting on page 46.
|A new build on Kay Smith Boulevard was the subject of |
discussion at Monday's council session
(from the City of PR Agenda package)
Councillor Nick Adey launched the latest discussion on variances, noting of the report and four new policy elements that were noted that city staff believe will prevent future violations of the City's Zoning bylaw.
"I did notice that in doing your background and analysis there's a section there regarding a policy being drafted, or has been drafted by the building department. Which I assume is intended to address the concern that arose out of last month's meeting with regard to how some of this development got missed. Is that a fair assumption, I see that four policy there" -- Councillor Nick Adey
Those elements of note for the Councillor are as follows:
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