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  1. Presentation to Council on West Side Motocross Track

  2. Agenda • Introduction • Neighbourhood Issues • By-Laws Review • Vision 2015 • Resident’s request of Council

  3. Motocross Track Location Gault Rd Monte Cristo Park 832 feet/ 254 metres Alvic Place Westgate Mahogany Heights Fundy View Estates There are 240 homes within 1km of the site. There are 720 homes within 2 km of the site Ocean Westway

  4. Subdivisions Affected by the Noise 1 5 1 – South Bay 2 - Gault Rd 3 - Monte Cristo Park 4 – Alvic Place 5 – Glenwood 6 – Quinton Heights 7 – Westgate 8 – Island View Heights 9 – Mahogany Heights 10 – Fundy View Estates 11 – Ocean Westway 12 – Collpits Subdivision 2 6 4 3 7 8 9 10 11 12 Each of these neighbourhoods have reported hearing the motocross track.

  5. Track Operation – Dates/Times/Numbers The track is operated many times a week. This has included all weeknights and both weekend days. This has included Sunday evenings until 9:45pm. Date Time Hours Cumulative Saturday, May 19 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 2.5 2.5 Saturday, May 26 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 7.0 9.5 Monday, May 28 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.5 13.0 Tuesday, May 29 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.0 16.0 Wednesday, May 30 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.5 19.5 Thursday, May 31 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.0 22.5 Saturday, June 2 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 5.0 27.5 Thursday, June 7 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 2.5 30.0 Friday, June 8 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.0 33.0 Saturday, June 9 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 7.5 40.5 Monday, June 11 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.0 43.5 Tuesday, June 12 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.5 47.0 Wednesday, June 13 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.5 50.5 Thursday, June 14 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.0 53.5 Saturday, June 16 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 2.5 56.0 Sunday, June 17 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. 3.5 59.5 Thursday, June 21 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.0 62.5 Friday, June 22 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1.0 63.5 Saturday, June 23 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8.0 71.5 Tuesday, June 26 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.0 74.5 Thursday, June 28 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 3.0 77.5 Sunday, July 1 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 2.5 80.0 Tuesday, July 3 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 3.0 83.0 Saturday, July 7 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4.0 87.0

  6. Noise Audio/Video Samples

  7. Commercial or Private Track Commercial Private Public Couple of friends riding around the backyard Inviting everyone from Grand Bay through to Quispamsis to come ride on the property. Open houses, proposed price lists, multiple bikes using the track Motocross events with 400 bikes, 200cars, and 50 travel trailers, lights, and PA systems

  8. Saint John Motocross Club Evidence suggests that this application was used prior to the residents disrupting the plan. Affidavit evidence from private investigator says that anyone, not just friends and family, can use the track.

  9. Safety Issues Number of track users who are unfamiliar with the west side are creating dangerous driving situations as they hunt for the entrance to the track. • Going down the Grand Bay exit ramp the wrong way • Cutting off the highway entrance ramp, through the median, over the exit ramp and up the hill to the track. • Cars & Trucks with trailers full of bikes driving through Ocean Westway/Manawagonish Rd/Gault Rd intersection on the wrong side of the road. Highway exit from Grand Bay Cars Backing up the Exit Ramp

  10. Safety Issues Examples of dangerous road crossings by young riders

  11. Safety Issues Motorbikes weaving around pedestrians. Pedestrian Unlicensed Bike

  12. Noise By Law Saint John’s Noise By-law has limiting factors that make it difficult to apply Contrast Saint John with Fredericton: Saint John: Saint John: No person shall during the times set out in subsection 3(3) make a noise which results from an action listed therein … Fredericton: No person shall make, or permit to be made, any noise within the City of Fredericton likely to cause a public disturbance or otherwise disturb inhabitants of the City of Fredericton.

  13. Zoning By-Law Subsection 720 – Rural (RF) Zone Any land, building or structure may be used for the purposes of and for no other purpose than (a) the following uses ·one family dwelling ·two family dwelling ·church ·community centre and grounds ·elementary school ·high school ·vocational school ·subject to subsection 810(3), a home occupation ·subject to Section 810(1) a group home ·library ·park or playground or wood lot

  14. Zoning By-Law Subsection 720 – Rural (RF) Zone the following uses subject to such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Committee: ·   commercial recreational facilities including golf, tennis, boating, swimming, skiing but not including automobile cycle or horse race tracks …

  15. Zoning By-Law - Change of Use Changing use without prior permission in wrong. Subsection 910(2)(a) of the Zoning By-law states: Change in Use No person may change the purpose for which land buildings or structures wholly or in part is used without obtaining a permit Regardless of how the motocross track is presented or perceived, it is a change of use. Change of use without permission is illegal and WRONG.

  16. Vision 2015 Vision 2015 is the start of a multi-yeartransformation for the City of Saint John. “A house is the biggest investment you will make both financially and for your family. People are not going to take the risk. There are lots of other areas outside the city.” This area is ready to take off. The potential revenue base for the city is massive. Allowing a motocross track to operate in this area will undermine Council’s plan for the area. Allowing a motocross track to operate in this area is wrong.

  17. Future Land Use Plan

  18. Future Land Use Plan Track Location X

  19. Resident’s Request of Council “The track is just in the wrong place.” Direct enforcement our by-laws Review the Noise By-law Work with all parties to find a win-win solution. THE MOTOCROSS TRACK IS JUST IN THE WRONG LOCATION AND IS HAVING A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON US. STOP THE OPERATION OF THIS MOTOCROSS TRACK IN THE CURRENT LOCATION.