At Tuesday’s regular council meeting, council unanimously approved five decisions of the development appeals board for residential variances to the Bylaw No. 5346, the zoning bylaw, that were discussed at the Aug. 21 meeting of the board.
Four of those decisions were from applicants on Coteau Street West, Hawthorne Crescent, Athabasca Street West and Everton Crescent and those requests were all approved.
Council unanimously approved the board’s decision to deny the fifth applicant’s request from Iron Bridge Drive. The applicant wanted to receive approval to construct a detached building in conjunction with the single detached dwelling in Iron Bridge. However, the variance was a large exception and so it was denied.
Other items council considered during Tuesday’s meeting:
• Council also unanimously approved to receive and file the notice of the next development appeals board meeting, which will be on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room at city hall.
• Council approved the Aug. 20 minutes from the executive committee meeting. Those minutes included that the financial responsibility for the removal of elm trees on private property be tabled until administration gives a report to executive at the end of the month. A report from financial services regarding a 2013 update was received and filed.
Council also approved the executive committee’s amended motion regarding the CPR dam design water level. The amended motion stated that council approve the design top of the new CPR dam to stay at the current level of 537.1 metres.
The executive committee had voted to request a report and recommendation from administration regarding a surcharge on dog licences for an ongoing maintenance of an off-leash dog park.
A letter from the president of the Lynbrook Golf and Country Club requesting permission to receive a lease extension for the club was considered. The executive committee voted to receive and file the letter and it was approved by council.
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