Mr. Adebayo summarized Report COA2019-055, to permit the construction of a detached garage including additions to a single-storey waterfront dwelling that will comprise of a walkout basement, a covered front porch an attached garage, a sunroom and an elevated deck at the rear with stairs. Mr. Adebayo stated there are two variances and suggested that the first variance be denied as it does not meet the tests set out in Section 45(1) of the Planning Act.
Agency comments received since the writing of the report from Community Services and Part 8 Sewage Systems have no concerns. Kawartha Region Conservation Authority require permits prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Mr. Adebayo also stated a new condition be added, Condition 2 as follows: "That the owner acknowledge through the granting of this approval that the detached garage shall not be used for human habitation. Similar wording shall be placed on the required building permit". Former Condition 2 to become Condition 3 with subsequent conditions to follow in numerical order.
The Committee asked staff if the applicant had obtained permits for the house renovations originally. Staff replied yes, however not for the deck which is yet to be issued a building permit until the minor variance process is finalized.
The Committee questioned the depth of the deck that makes it too close to the lake. Staff responded 3 metres, but suggest a depth of up to 1.8 metres in order to meet the 15 metre setback.
The Committee also questioned the size of the garage doors, shown in the presentation, stating that they appear to look like regular size doors, not for large vehicles as requested. Staff replied these are conceptual drawings which makes the actual size difficult to discern, however they are larger doors. The Committee asked what type of vehicles are intended to be stored in the garage. Staff requested that the applicant answer this question.
The applicant, Mr. Adam Hayter was present and spoke. He confirmed the garage would be used to store boats with tall masts. The garage doors are 10 feet tall.
The Committee asked staff if the elevated deck is drawn out of perspective to extend the blue line shown on the presentation screen and not to the red line proposed by the applicant. Staff replied yes.
The Committee suggested a condition be added referencing Kawartha Region Conservation Authorities comments. Condition 4 was added, reading as follows: "That permits and approvals required by the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority be obtained prior to the issuance of a building permit". Previous Condition 4 now becomes Condition 5.
No further questions were posed by the Committee or other persons.