Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Happy Valley
Goose Bay

Notices

2024 Residential Low Income Tax Relief Form

Public Service Announcement

2024 Residential Property Tax Low Income Relief

Information for the Public

Release Date: April 15, 2024

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is pleased to announce the availability of the Residential Property Tax Low Income Relief program for the 2024 Tax Year.

Residential property owners may qualify for tax relief. To apply for the 2024 Property Tax Low Income Relief program, please complete the application form and submit it to the Town Hall, along with a copy of the 2022 Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency for each person residing at the address.

You can submit your completed forms, along with the necessary documentation, in one of the following ways:

By Mail:

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay
PO Box 40, Station B,
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P-1E0

In Person:

Town Hall
212 Hamilton River Road
Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

By Fax:

Fax: 709-896-9454

To access the application form, please visit the link below:

Property Tax Exemption Application 2024

RESIDENTS CAN ALSO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE 2024 RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TAX LOW INCOME RELIEF APPLICATION FORM AT TOWN HALL, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM.

Notice of Development Regulations Amendment

URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING ACT, 2000

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE

TOWN OF HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 2018-2028

DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT No. 3, 2024

Town Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is considering a change to the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Municipal Plan and  Development Regulations, 2018-2028.  In general terms, the purpose of this change is to correct minor editorial changes to the Development Regulations document, such as punctuation, cross-references, and formatting.

The intent of these changes is to make these editorial corrections and enable user-friendly use of the document.    

The Town Council of Happy Valley-Goose Bay wishes to receive any comments or representation on these proposed changes.  Anyone wishing to view the document may do so at the Town office during regular hours of operation. Anyone wishing to make a comment, objection, or representation should submit a signed statement outlining their concerns to the Town Hall Happy Valley-Goose Bay, 212 Hamilton River Road, P.O. Box 40 Station B, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, or email: muntech@townhbvgb.com  by April 19, 2024.

The document can be viewed during normal hours of operation at the Town Hall. For more information about the proposed changes to the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Development Regulations or receive an electronic copy, please contact the Town office at (709) 896-3321  or email: muntech@townhbvgb.com

Discretionary Use Application – 8 Learning

Applicant;                               Housing and Homelessness Coalition Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Property location;                               8 Learning St

Land Use Zone;                                  Residential Multi Unit (RMU)

Proposed Discretionary Land Use;   Plex Housing (5.6.11), Part of a Comprehensive Planned Development (2.2.4)

The proposed application is for a new 4 plex residential building for Seniors housing (making Two x 4 plexes in total on the one lot). Both units will be plex housing for Non Profit Use as part on a Comprehensive Planned Development (Section 2.2.4).

In accordance with Section 2.4.4 of the Town Development Regulations, the public is invited to submit written comments regarding this application. All input is public information and will be considered by Council when a decision is made about the application. Written comments must be received by the Town prior to April 19, 2024

Provide comments to; Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay, PO Box 40, Stn B, A0P 1E0. Email; muntech@townhvgb.com or drop off at the Town office, 212 Hamilton River Road. (For more information contact Municipal Technologist at 896-3321).

Section 5.6.11 of the Development Regulations defines Plex Housing (3-plex and 4 plex Residential Buildings) as:

A 3-plex and 4-plex is a building with 3 or 4 self contained dwelling units where each unit has exterior entrance and there is no shared interior access. While the building may appear to be like an apartment building, there is no shared interior access to each unit. Generally, the building has one owner and the individual units are rented (the owner might live in one unit); however, if the units are to be owned separately, then the development by must

comply with the Condominium Act, 2009

Conditions:

(1) Must meet Use Zone Site Development Standards and conditions;

(2) Three- and Four-Plex housing can be arranged either vertically so that dwellings may be placed over

others, or horizontally so that dwellings may be attached at the rear as well as at the side;

(3) Mandatory front façade;

(4) Council shall review this type of development to ensure:

a. the type, scale, massing, and design of the development is generally appropriate to the neighbourhood;

b. preservation of side/back/front yards for public safety and amenity requirements;

c. Building line setbacks shall conform to the existing development pattern; and,

d. adequate provision is made for light, privacy, and amenity.

(5) Acceptable site layouts for 3-plex and 4-plex:

a. Preferable development would be only two dwelling units deep on a lot with each dwelling unit having a front on the street

b. Alternatively, to accommodate the existing large lots size found throughout the Town (30 m x 60m), a plex development may be considered for dwelling units deep provided the end unit facing the street would be the front façade and entrance. This will enhance street appeal and provide much needed affordable housing.

Discretionary Use Application – 6 Hamel

Applicant;                                         Daren Wells

Property location;                               6 Hamel St

Land Use Zone;                                  Residential Low Density 2 (RLD-2)

Proposed discretionary land use;      A Home Based Business – “MDW Inspections”

(“Home Office for a Home Inspection Company”)

In accordance with Section 2.4.4 of the Town Development Regulations, the public is invited to submit written comments regarding this application. All input is public information and will be considered by Council when a decision is made about the application. Written comments must be received by the Town prior to April 15, 2024

Provide comments to; Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay, PO Box 40, Stn B, A0P 1E0. Email; muntech@townhvgb.com or drop off at the Town office, 212 Hamilton River Road. (For more information contact Municipal Technologist at 896-3321).

Section 6.3.1 of the Development Regulations defines General Home Business as:

General home business means a subsidiary use of a dwelling or associated accessory building for commercial use involving the provision or sale of goods and/or services without detracting from the residential character of the neighborhood in terms of traffic, or any other nuisance. Examples may include, but not limited to:

  1. Professions, such as an accountant, architect, auditor, engineer, realtor, insurance agent, planner, lawyer
  2. Personal service that does not disrupt the residential character of the neighborhood, such as a hairdressing, tailor, photographer, pet groomer, caterer’s establishment, shoe repair, dressmaking, sewing repairs and tailor shop, small appliance, clock/watch, bicycle, ski and snowboard and computer repair, locksmiths, manicurists.
  3. Care services, such as childcare, or home-care; and similar occupations or businesses.
  4. Artisan and other home crafts;
  5. Food preparation for catering services and baking;
  6. Bed and Breakfasts;
  7. Music and dance lessons and educational tutoring;
  8. Telephone and mail order business;
  9. Art gallery and framing shop;
  10. Pet grooming services;
  11. Furniture repair and upholstery;
  12. Sale of bedding plants and trees grown on the same lot;
  13. Any business applying for only a phone/fax/internet service is permitted;
  14. Discretionary Uses as approved by the Authority.

Exclusions:

An accessory home-based business shall not include any business activity related to any of the following

uses:

  1. Occupations that discharge or emit odors, noxious or toxic matter or vapors; heat, glare, noise and/or radiation;
  2. Manufacturing, welding or any other light industrial use;
  3. The salvage, repair, maintenance or sales of motor vehicles, or motor vehicle engines or parts;
  4. Tow truck operations
  5. The use of mechanical or electrical equipment except as ordinarily utilized in purely domestic, household, recreational hobbies or a home office use;
  6. The use of any motor vehicle exceeding 4,500 kg licensed gross vehicle weight, or a commercial vehicle unless such vehicle is completely enclosed within a building;
  7. Materials and commodities that involve delivery to and from the home-based business residence in such bulk or quantity as to require regular or frequent delivery by a commercial vehicle or trailer;
  8. Business that result in traffic congestion, on street parking overflow, electrical interference, fire hazards or health hazards;
  9. Veterinary clinics, pet breeding and boarding kennels;
  10. Orchestra and band training;
  11. Office uses that generate regular daily visits by clients, as in a clinic;
  12. Public gathering use;
  13. Telephone or mail order sales of goods where customers enter the premises to inspect, purchase or take possession of goods;
  14. The sale of any commodity not produced on the premises, except for personal service-related products;
  15. Warehouse outlet;
  16. Contractors Yards;
  17. Adult Entertainment Uses; and,
  18. Any other use that is not complimentary to the quiet enjoyment of a residential neighbourhood.

General Development Conditions for Home Businesses:

  1. The use is clearly subsidiary to the residential use, does not alter the character of the property or detract from the residential character of the neighborhood. The primary use of the property remains residential, and the scope and intensity of the use classes is entirely compatible with the residential uses of the property and neighborhood.
  2. The external appearance of the dwelling or accessory building shall not be changed by the home business.
  3. Activities associated with the use are not hazardous, and are not a nuisance to the occupants of adjacent dwellings; no mechanical equipment is used except that is reasonably consistent with the use of a dwelling
  4. No regular parking of commercial vehicles or trailers except for one vehicle with a gross weight of no greater than one tonne will be permitted.
  5. The residence is occupied by the operator of the home business.
  6. The business within the dwelling must be owned and operated by 1 (one) resident of the dwelling. The property owner must authorize an application for a home business by a resident who is not the owner of the property. Working within the residence, the home business is limited to 1 (one) employee or staff in addition to the owner/operator.
  7. There shall be no wholesale or outdoor storage or display of goods or equipment.
  8. There shall be no use or storage of hazardous or dangerous materials.
  9. Any retail sales are incidental and subsidiary to the approved use; no wholesale or retail sale of goods is externally apparent, for example, if sale of crafts occurs, it does not occur through walk-in or drive-in trade. A home-based business is not a retail shop, nor for customer destination wholesale sales.
  10. The residential lot has sufficient area to accommodate the parking and loading requirements of the dwelling unit and the home business. In addition to the two required parking spaces for a residential zone use, a home-based business shall provide one additional parking space for each non-resident employee working at such facility. The home base business applicant shall provide a site plan that indicates the parking space’s location and any landscape improvements related thereto at time of business license application.
  11. The only home businesses that can be conducted outside the dwelling or accessory building are Nonfarm operation animal husbandry and market or home garden uses as defined under ‘Agriculture – Urban’ and Child Care.
  12. A non-illuminated identification sign not exceeding 0.2 m2 in area shall be permitted provided that the sign is consistent with the residential character of the neighborhood.
  13. The use must be carried out inside the dwelling unit or inside an accessory building located on the same lot; the home business will occupy:
    1. no more than thirty percent (30%) of the total floor area of the dwelling unit to a maximum of 55 m2 can be used for the home occupation; and,
    1. the home business can be housed all or in part in 1 accessory building.
  14. Council may require fencing, screening, and/or a minimum buffer to protect the amenity of adjacent uses.
  15. The home business will not create traffic safety or traffic congestion concerns. The use shall not generate traffic in excess of an average of 3 customer visits per hour and no home business will operate between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  16. Sufficient off-street parking must be provided; one dedicated parking spot is required if there is the allowed employee of the home business working in the dwelling (over and above the parking requirement of the primary use). If there will be customer visits, adequate parking should be provided to ensure no parking on the street by residents, staff, or customers from the property housing the home business. Parking should respect and maintain the residential character of the neighborhood and must be identified in the application.
  17. The home business will adhere to all other conditions that Council considers necessary to protect the amenity of adjacent uses and the neighborhood.
  18. The home business will not use water or generate sewage in excess of what is normal is the residential area and can be accommodated by the municipal water supply and sewage system.

Discretionary Use Application – 41 Markland

Applicant;                                         Charles Penney

Property location;                               41 Markland Rd

Land Use Zone;                                  Residential Low Density 1 (RLD-1)

Proposed discretionary land use;      A Home Based Business – “Valleyco Construction Ltd”

(“Home Office, tool storage for construction company”)

In accordance with Section 2.4.4 of the Town Development Regulations, the public is invited to submit written comments regarding this application. All input is public information and will be considered by Council when a decision is made about the application. Written comments must be received by the Town prior to April 18, 2024

Provide comments to; Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay, PO Box 40, Stn B, A0P 1E0. Email; muntech@townhvgb.com or drop off at the Town office, 212 Hamilton River Road. (For more information contact Municipal Technologist at 896-3321).

Section 6.3.1 of the Development Regulations defines General Home Business as:

General home business means a subsidiary use of a dwelling or associated accessory building for commercial use involving the provision or sale of goods and/or services without detracting from the residential character of the neighborhood in terms of traffic, or any other nuisance. Examples may include, but not limited to:

  1. Professions, such as an accountant, architect, auditor, engineer, realtor, insurance agent, planner, lawyer
  2. Personal service that does not disrupt the residential character of the neighborhood, such as a hairdressing, tailor, photographer, pet groomer, caterer’s establishment, shoe repair, dressmaking, sewing repairs and tailor shop, small appliance, clock/watch, bicycle, ski and snowboard and computer repair, locksmiths, manicurists.
  3. Care services, such as childcare, or home-care; and similar occupations or businesses.
  4. Artisan and other home crafts;
  5. Food preparation for catering services and baking;
  6. Bed and Breakfasts;
  7. Music and dance lessons and educational tutoring;
  8. Telephone and mail order business;
  9. Art gallery and framing shop;
  10. Pet grooming services;
  11. Furniture repair and upholstery;
  12. Sale of bedding plants and trees grown on the same lot;
  13. Any business applying for only a phone/fax/internet service is permitted;
  14. Discretionary Uses as approved by the Authority.

Exclusions:

An accessory home-based business shall not include any business activity related to any of the following

uses:

  1. Occupations that discharge or emit odors, noxious or toxic matter or vapors; heat, glare, noise and/or radiation;
  2. Manufacturing, welding or any other light industrial use;
  3. The salvage, repair, maintenance or sales of motor vehicles, or motor vehicle engines or parts;
  4. Tow truck operations
  5. The use of mechanical or electrical equipment except as ordinarily utilized in purely domestic, household, recreational hobbies or a home office use;
  6. The use of any motor vehicle exceeding 4,500 kg licensed gross vehicle weight, or a commercial vehicle unless such vehicle is completely enclosed within a building;
  7. Materials and commodities that involve delivery to and from the home-based business residence in such bulk or quantity as to require regular or frequent delivery by a commercial vehicle or trailer;
  8. Business that result in traffic congestion, on street parking overflow, electrical interference, fire hazards or health hazards;
  9. Veterinary clinics, pet breeding and boarding kennels;
  10. Orchestra and band training;
  11. Office uses that generate regular daily visits by clients, as in a clinic;
  12. Public gathering use;
  13. Telephone or mail order sales of goods where customers enter the premises to inspect, purchase or take possession of goods;
  14. The sale of any commodity not produced on the premises, except for personal service-related products;
  15. Warehouse outlet;
  16. Contractors Yards;
  17. Adult Entertainment Uses; and,
  18. Any other use that is not complimentary to the quiet enjoyment of a residential neighbourhood.

General Development Conditions for Home Businesses:

  1. The use is clearly subsidiary to the residential use, does not alter the character of the property or detract from the residential character of the neighborhood. The primary use of the property remains residential, and the scope and intensity of the use classes is entirely compatible with the residential uses of the property and neighborhood.
  2. The external appearance of the dwelling or accessory building shall not be changed by the home business.
  3. Activities associated with the use are not hazardous, and are not a nuisance to the occupants of adjacent dwellings; no mechanical equipment is used except that is reasonably consistent with the use of a dwelling
  4. No regular parking of commercial vehicles or trailers except for one vehicle with a gross weight of no greater than one tonne will be permitted.
  5. The residence is occupied by the operator of the home business.
  6. The business within the dwelling must be owned and operated by 1 (one) resident of the dwelling. The property owner must authorize an application for a home business by a resident who is not the owner of the property. Working within the residence, the home business is limited to 1 (one) employee or staff in addition to the owner/operator.
  7. There shall be no wholesale or outdoor storage or display of goods or equipment.
  8. There shall be no use or storage of hazardous or dangerous materials.
  9. Any retail sales are incidental and subsidiary to the approved use; no wholesale or retail sale of goods is externally apparent, for example, if sale of crafts occurs, it does not occur through walk-in or drive-in trade. A home-based business is not a retail shop, nor for customer destination wholesale sales.
  10. The residential lot has sufficient area to accommodate the parking and loading requirements of the dwelling unit and the home business. In addition to the two required parking spaces for a residential zone use, a home-based business shall provide one additional parking space for each non-resident employee working at such facility. The home base business applicant shall provide a site plan that indicates the parking space’s location and any landscape improvements related thereto at time of business license application.
  11. The only home businesses that can be conducted outside the dwelling or accessory building are Nonfarm operation animal husbandry and market or home garden uses as defined under ‘Agriculture – Urban’ and Child Care.
  12. A non-illuminated identification sign not exceeding 0.2 m2 in area shall be permitted provided that the sign is consistent with the residential character of the neighborhood.
  13. The use must be carried out inside the dwelling unit or inside an accessory building located on the same lot; the home business will occupy:
    1. no more than thirty percent (30%) of the total floor area of the dwelling unit to a maximum of 55 m2 can be used for the home occupation; and,
    1. the home business can be housed all or in part in 1 accessory building.
  14. Council may require fencing, screening, and/or a minimum buffer to protect the amenity of adjacent uses.
  15. The home business will not create traffic safety or traffic congestion concerns. The use shall not generate traffic in excess of an average of 3 customer visits per hour and no home business will operate between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  16. Sufficient off-street parking must be provided; one dedicated parking spot is required if there is the allowed employee of the home business working in the dwelling (over and above the parking requirement of the primary use). If there will be customer visits, adequate parking should be provided to ensure no parking on the street by residents, staff, or customers from the property housing the home business. Parking should respect and maintain the residential character of the neighborhood and must be identified in the application.
  17. The home business will adhere to all other conditions that Council considers necessary to protect the amenity of adjacent uses and the neighborhood.
  18. The home business will not use water or generate sewage in excess of what is normal is the residential area and can be accommodated by the municipal water supply and sewage system.

Skating Schedule Change

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Arena Skating – Schedule Change for Sundays 

Release Date: February 6, 2024

 

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Community Services & Recreation wishes to advise skaters that the schedule for Sunday skating has been modified slightly. The Sunday Afternoon Skate will now be from 2:10 pm to 3:00 pm.


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P.O. Box 40 Station B

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL Canada

A0P 1E0


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