No objection at recent ESP public hearings

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EAST ST PAUL

East St. Paul municipal council held a planning meeting on June 28.

Among other general business, three public hearings were held. The first, for a conditional use application for 2978 Birds Hill Rd., to allow for an animal shelter, was approved. No objections to the application were heard, though one resident registered for information.

Council heard a variance application for 732 Wallace Ave. to increase maximum area of detached garage by about 100-square-feet, to a total of 945-square-feet. The old garage, built nearly 50 years ago, was damaged by excessive snowfall this past winter and the owner is looking to rebuild using the same footprint. With no objections, the application was approved.

Finally, a hearing for a proposed subdivision for 4143 Henderson Hwy. was held. The applicant wished to subdivide off a one-acre lot from the main lot, leaving a 12-acre lot to be consolidated with the neighbouring 23-acre lot. Red River Planning District noted that the one acre lot, which includes a single family home, would need to be rezoned at RR1, or receive a variance (which would be significantly cheaper), as it would not quite be large enough to qualify as a rural residential lot. Council approved the application unanimously.

A development agreement regarding 3580 Andrews Rd. was also approved during the regular meeting.

Sheldon Birnie

Sheldon Birnie
Community Journalist

Sheldon Birnie is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. The author of Missing Like Teeth: An Oral History of Winnipeg Underground Rock (1990-2001), his writing has appeared in journals and online platforms across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. A husband and father of two young children, Sheldon enjoys playing guitar and rec hockey when he can find the time. Email him at sheldon.birnie@canstarnews.com Call him at 204-697-7112

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