Important notice regarding the PSDAC meeting
Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 preventative measures, all PSDAC meetings will be held, until further notice, virtually using the Zoom digital platform.
The public is invited to assist live to the adoption of the agenda, the adoption of the minutes and to participate in the question period. To participate, simply click on the link identified below and follow the instructions to access the meeting.
To ask a question, simply select the raised hand symbol. The Chair of the PSDAC will then give the floor to each person one at a time.
Afterwards, members will proceed with the assessment of the applications in camera.
Information for the next meeting to come.
The PSDAC provides recommendations to Council on matters concerning land use planning, including:
The Land Use Planning and Development Act specifies that a planning and advisory committee must be composed of at least one member of the Council. The committee is also made up of citizens. Municipal civil servants from the Planning and Sustainable Development Services also play a key role in assisting members of the committee and take part in the PSDAC meetings but they are not considered members and have no voting privileges. The Committee represents an important intermediate between the taxpayer and Council.
Committee meetings are held monthly, on the Wednesday following the Council meeting, in the basement boardroom of the Chelsea Library, located at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public; doors open at 6:45 pm.
Applications must be filed with the Planning and Sustainable Development Services. Given the unique nature of each request, no fixed timetable can be provided. Factors that influence the speed of processing an application may include:
In order to study a request, all relevant information and documents must be provided.
The application shall be reviewed and based upon the nature and complexity of the project, it may require to be presented beforehand to other departments/committees for their opinion, for instance:
If needed, following the outcome of the pre-analysis (expect additional lead-time).
All other information or documentation deemed necessary to have a better understanding of the project (expect additional lead-time).
Once the application is deemed complete, a detailed report is prepared for the PSDAC. The application is then assessed by members of the PSDAC who will issue a recommendation to Council. We will contact you when a date is set to present to the Committee.
A draft resolution is submitted to council for a final decision.
We will contact you when a date is set to present to council.