Coun. Donovan Cavers will get his carriage house on his mother’s property.
City council approved a rezoning for a proposed carriage house on the property belonging to Cavers’s mother, Anne Grube, Tuesday night.
Councillors Cavers, Marg Spina and Tina Lange excused themselves from the discussion due to direct conflict or perceived conflict of interest.
Coun. Pat Wallace said Wednesday she reluctantly voted against the rezoning, as did Coun. Nelly Dever.
Those who were in favour included Mayor Peter Milobar and councillors Ken Christian, Nancy Bepple and Arjun Singh.
Wallace said she didn’t think the proposed carriage suite fit the neighbourhood, as it was almost as big as the existing bungalow on the property.
“I voted against it because when we started these cottage suites and carriage houses, it started with an application for grammy or grampy. The idea was not to build a separate house,” she said.
“I think we have to define more clearly what is in keeping with the neighbourhood. I felt badly voting against a colleague. But I just felt it was too big and not in keeping with the neighbourhood.”
The carriage house was voted down previously by council, but changes were made to make it match better with the existing house and to guard the neighbour’s privacy.