The following is an update on the appeal of the demolition permit for the St. Philip’s 1894 church:
- the Appeal Board decisions are to be made with 21 days from June 19th. No decision(s) has been received in our mail as of July 3rd. As we understand, here are some Appeal Board unofficial decision possibilities:
* Dana’s appeal: if either or both Mayor Mose Tucker and/or Councillor Dave Bartlett’s vote should not have been counted, then that appeal wins. The demolition permit motion (4 to 3) would then not be carried, since either the vote would be 3 to 4 against the motion, or a tie 3 to 3 vote which does not carry a motion.
* The CBTS’s appeal: if it wins, then the motion should not have been presented in the first place, due to the Town not following its own regulations and plan.
* however, if both appeals are not accepted as valid by the appeal Board, then the PCSP demolition permit still has further requirements:
- written acknowledgement of a proposed demolition from the provincial archaeological office, and
- approval by the Town of a demolition plan and a site development plan, plus
- full compliance with the town’s municipal plan and development regulations, and all other applicable regulatory bodies of the Provincial government. See unofficial audio transcription below of the motion, at the April 21 2015 PCSP public council meeting:
April 21 2015 PCSP Council public meeting, audio:
The committee recommends that the application for civic 20-30 Coady’s Road be granted approval in principle, permitting the demolition of a former place of worship, being the building known as the former St. Philip’s Anglican Church.
Approval in principle is subject to the submission of a written acknowledgement of a proposed demolition from the provincial archaeological office in accordance with municipal plan policy 332 Archaeological sites; as well as subject to the submission of and approval by the Town of a demolition plan and a site development plan.
Approval in principle shall also be subject to full compliance with the town’s municipal plan and development regulations, and all other applicable regulatory bodies of the Provincial government: so moved.