Sep 19 Notes; Sep 26 Agenda; Events to Oct 1st

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Late breaking news -- Sept 26th's ccl mtg was from 7 to 9:40pm (broadcast on Shaw, Ch 4, Tues, from 9pm; copy also available in Library).  Mayor Wood broke tie over Nbrhd Plan (defeated), then motion passed to have survey, come back in about a month.   Outrageous claims in "ballot" will be countered in Tidings.

* As a member of Haiku North America, my weekend was spent in Port Townsend (more on this at end).
* Sunday night back for the final performance of Bard on the Beach.  Such perfection.  A truly exceptional year.  From a beginning 15 years ago with 6000 tix, this summer reached 77,500, and the small tent with Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern was sold out from their start, weeks ahead!  And who can forget (Touchstone) David Mackay's ways of killing a rival suitor?  It brought the house down.  Then a standing ovation at the end for an incredible season and evening.  Next summer: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, A Winter's Tale, Troilus and Cressida.

In this delayed issue:
Main items Ccl Mtg Sept 26th; INFObits; Calendar to Oct 1st (great new exhibit on architecture!); Notes from Sept 19th Ccl Mtg (interesting statistics on seniors); Abbreviated Sept 26th Agenda; Haiku; Quotation

>>>  Main Items Sept 26th Ccl Mtg  <<<
Our Library's {great} Summer Reading Program
=  CNR - Anti-Whistling
=  Clovelly-Caulfeild Neighbourhood Plan ($37,000)
= [Five-]Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw [for Public input, a week]
=  Correspondence: Minutes from CSAC and Police Bd (June 23rd's rather interesting b/c of claim unaware of conditions required for in camera); Task Force on Substance Abuse; dogwalking; Cypress Creek Bridge

>>>  INFObits  <<<
Our field hockey club -- largest in North America!
The numbers using our rec facilities:
GCC 93,000; old cmnty ctr 130,000 in 2004; Aq Ctr went from 200,000 to 600,000!
By contrast, the last time I heard a stat for the Ferry bldg Gallery it was 55,000 for the year and certainly more now.
Overheard at WRA mtg referring to a cclr's comment that the new cmnty ctr won't cost us $40m b/c of what we'll get back from leasing, so only 22m -- in that case, why not lease it all and pay nothing!

>>>  CALENDAR to Oct 1st  <<<
=== Tuesday, Sept 20th === 
~ 8 - 9:30am ~ Chamber of Commerce's Boardroom: Making your Website Work - Six Steps to Success
~ 3:45 to 5:45pm ~ YAC at MHall
~ 4pm ~ AGM of the BC Ferry Authority and BC Ferry Services Inc at the Kay Meek Ctr.
Annual reports at www.bcferryauthority.com and www.bcferries.com and for copies write to bcferries.communications@bcferries.com or call 250 978 1267
~ 7:30pm ~ WRA mtg at GCC with Steve Jenkins, DWV Environmental Coordinator, as speaker.

=== Wednesday, Sept 21st === 
~ 8:30am ~  {They're back!}  Sports/Rec Fac Planning Cmte at MHall
~ 5 - 7pm Drop-In ~ Business After Business at Chamber of Commerce's Boardroom, 1310 Marine
~ 5:30 - 7pm ~ FAC at MHall
~ 7 - 9pm ~  both:  Bd of Variance at MHall and Library Board at WVMLibrary

=== Thursday, Sept 22nd ===
~ 8:30am ~ Arts/Culture Select Cmte at MHall
~ 4:30 - 6:30pm ~ DAC at MHall
~~~ For something completely different, at 7:30pm
at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Auditorium, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Presented by the Vancouver Natural History Society: ADVENTURES IN HERPETOLOGY with Harry Parsons
For more information, contact Katharine Steig, 604-922-7949 or katharine@steig.com

===  Friends of the Library Book Sale:
Friday Sept 23rd from 6 - 8pm
Friends' Preview for current members only; Memberships and renewals at the door. Adults $10, youth $5.
SALE: Saturday Sept 24th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 25th, 10am - 4pm

=== SUNDAY, Sept 25th ===  Rivers Day, and
All day celebration of Rec Ctr prior to demolition; 9 to 4pm with ceremony at 2pm

--- CALL FOR ENTRY [Details in previous issue.]

=== WEDNESDAY, Sept 28th ===

~ 1:30 - 3:30 ~ workshop on SENIORS' HOUSING in AV room at Seniors' Ctr

~ 5 to 6:30pm and 7:30 to to 9pm ~ BOOK LAUNCH in Musto Room of Library 
"The Laugh That Shook The West" by Andrew McCredie.
Andrew McCredie, author of the recently released and widely acclaimed Capilano Golf & Country Club: The Making of a Legend, is a North Shore journalist with a passion for Western Canadian history.
In his just-released new book, he captures the essence of 'Mac' Annable in an entertaining life portrait. Upon Mac's death in 1942, the Moose Jaw Times Herald wrote, "Known from the Pacific to the Atlantic for his infectious laugh =8A Mac Annable's life is one of extreme interest, unusual adventure and courageous undertakings. One of Canada's best-known and best-liked pioneers."
McCredie's book details the life and times of that pioneer, a life that included farming in Ontario, ranching and logging in Saskatchewan and B.C., trading horses during the Northwest Rebellion, and being elected a Member of the Saskatchewan Legislature. Truly a remarkable Canadian.
Join us for the author's reception and light refreshments. All are welcome.

~ 7pm ~ WVHS mtg in Marine Room at Srs' Ctr
The Dundarave Players under the direction of Grace Tietz will be featured.  The music is superior, and will appeal to the most discerning and demanding of musical listeners.  You are urged to arrive early to get a good seat for this event!

=== THURSDAY, Sept 29th ===  ~ 5 to 7pm ~ NSACDI at CNV M Hall

=== FRIDAY, Sept 30th === SPECIAL EVENTS!

~ 7 to 8:30pm ~  A Magical Night At the Library
All is finally revealed at our reception celebrating the completion of the renovations.  Join us for entertainment and refreshments.  Dress up in your formal best and join the fun or come as you are.  All ages welcome. This event is co-sponsored by Murchie's.

~ 8 to 10pm ~ 2005 Art Auction Fundraiser (tix $90) at Ferry Building Art Gallery

=== SATURDAY, Oct 1st ===

~ 9am to 1pm ~ Gleneagles Garage Sale

~ 2 to 4pm ~  Lighthouse Park Mushroom Discovery Hike
"Why do mushrooms suddenly and mysteriously appear in Fall?"
TERRY TAYLOR, who has been studying mushrooms for over thirty years, can answer this question, when he leads a mushroom discovery hike in Lighthouse Park.  Members of the public are welcome to join this free event.  Meet at the upper kiosk in the parking lot, dressed for the weather.

Beginning of a series of exhibitions on architecture:
*****  The Poetics of West Coast Modernism in West Vancouver  *****
Exhibition dates:
Gallery at the Library   Oct 1-31
Ferry Building Gallery  Oct 4-Nov 12
Silk Purse Gallery         Oct 4-23
The Ferry Building Gallery, Silk Purse Gallery and Gallery at the Library will feature 18 significant residences and public buildings designed by well-known West Coast architects, focusing on design in relation to the coast landscape.
Featured architects:  Peter Cardew, Barry Downs, Arthur Erickson, Brian Hemingway, Fred Hollingsworth, Russell Hollingsworth, Zoltan Kiss, Brad Lamoureaux, Blair MacDonald, Henry Yorke Mann, Paul Merrick, Arthur Mudry, Helliwell-Smith, Mark Ostry, John & Pat Patkau, Ron Thom, Daniel White, and Bud Wood.
Opening Receptions:
        Gallery at the Library:    Friday  Oct 7    6:30-8pm
        Ferry Building Gallery & Silk Purse Gallery:  Tues   Oct 11   7-9pm
Free Evening Lectures:   Ferry Building Gallery   7-9pm
        Oct. 12  Barry Downs
        Oct. 19  Brian Hemingway
        Nov. 9   Abraham Rogatnick.

 >>>>>>>  CCL MTG NOTES Sept 19th Mtg  <<<<<<<
{Please note that this quasi-transcript is typed while mtg is in session as they speak on a best efforts basis; that means there are some omissions (the longer ones marked as ...) and possibly names, numbers, and such misheard and mistyped.  Clarification and corrections are most welcome to be printed in a future issue.}

Mayor Wood opened the mtg with an invitation to the celebration at the rec ctr starting with 50s' theme breakfast.
Someone piped up to ask: what's that?
followed by a retort of lots of cholesterol
The Mayor continued saying it wd be at 9am, followed by activities for the whole family; [celebrate the future -- groundbreaking ceremony at 2pm

4.         DELEGATIONS
4.1       Presentation from District Archivist re Heritage Posters
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services  (to be provided on table)
Lois Enns, Analyst, and Melanie Hardbattle, newly appointed cmnty archivist
two posters designed for this year's Heritage Weekend
drawn from a 1918 original; brochure to attract new residents
Ambleside Houses and Transportation by Land
posters are available for purchase at M&A and at Clerk's on second floor
JF: fundraising project
for the museum?
$15ea tax included and two for $25
G-J: thank you and for your efforts on Heritage Weekend

4.2       A. Dadson, President and S. Gilmour, Housing Committee Chair, Lionsview Seniors' Planning Society, regarding seniors' housing needs
Peg Secord and Dolly Cartwright taking their place b/c presentation at all three councils so "you got us"
I find this chair too high and I'm too short
Margaret, known as Peg 2151 Gordon
to inform you of a survey re needs of our seniors and if they've changed
Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove
421 questionnaires were completed
currently over 30% have lived in their homes for 21 years or more, another 30% moved in last five years and over 50% said b/c of family changes and barriers (stairs)
wdn't buy b/c not want to got into debt
asked about modifying homes to make more accessible
30% have already done so, 20% have thought about doing so
Dolly: future housing options
when asked, over 50% said seniors' housing
a unit adaptable to meet their needs as their health changed
help with housekeeping if they cd afford it
asked about Abbeyfield, said no
housing for seniors, preferred rather than including children
access to public transport v important; also food, library
declining health reason for doing so [moving]
[too much] keeping house or garden
move within M and allows pets
73% wd consider moving to supported housing
70% public transport
70% want to stay in same M
half live alone
like to stay to Ambleside and Dundarave where they go ev day
move about on walkers and scooters
one nice thing that came out on news today, the prov govt and "safer rental" {did I mishear?}, have raised from $520 to $700
Mayor: per year
Dolly: yes, think it's great
we're having workshops on the North Shore
specifically for seniors' housing
Sept 28 1:30 to 3:30 AV room at Srs' Ctr
Mayor: first survey you've done for 12 years?
and response not as strong as you'd liked
Dolly: found it difficult to go out to municipalities
difficult to get seniors out
felt if they said too much it wd be reported in a negative way
G-J: CNV and DNV, a large proportion of seniors moving from CNV to DNV
Dolly: not reported here
G-J: means to pay in WV and notice most frequently mentioned reasons were declining health home and garden, death of spouse, and price, so forth
Dolly: allowed to receive a supplement and can also apply for a GAIN ($49)
if you happen to have a CPP pension, you cannot get the SAFER grant and that's for the housing
lower income
some living on $1000 a month and any extra money they get is for food
a lot having a very difficult time
you'd be surprised the number of seniors on low income
G_J: will you do more statistical analysis
Sop: $525?
Sop: over pension
Dolly: no, if you CPP you can't get it
OAP and supplement
Sop: under a certain amount
Dolly: prov put that $49 back
Sop: have you been to Victoria about these costs?
heard they'd increased some
Dolly: depends if living with a spouse
SOP: you're a humdinger, lived here many years
speaking to seniors
what can we do?
Dolly: we need more seniors' housing, like near Srs' Ctr
Mayor: Kiwanis?
Dolly: yes
the one by the bridge, Klahanie, is one of the most inaccessible to get in and out of
difficult to get to Park Royal
we need something in WV, in the lower part, not at the top of the hill
walk to Amb beach, to shops
need it affordable and adaptable
grab bar in bathroom, doors wide enough to get a wheelchair in
Zatex {sp?} house is a prime example of what wd suit seniors on North Shore
Sop: in assisted living; a certain size
in survey rental or ownership?
Dolly: rental
Sop:what's the range for less than 1000 sf that wd be considered affordable? a median
Dolly: Cedarview Gardens affordable
dining room separate
JF: Sept 28 -- is it your intention after that mtg to come forward with recommendations?
Dolly: yes, put together with [workshops] on rest of NSh
JF: fascinating reading; how diff WV from rest of NSh
VD: in the report you take ppl 46% lived in same place for 21 years or more
in same home or rented?
Dolly: homes
VD: in own home, sitting on a [fortune]
Dolly: most have deferred their taxes
lived there for 60 years, don't want to move and don't want to rent
some in NV too
VD: I'm a director of the largest sr housing group in Canada
I'll send this to them
I know they're keen to come, just have to find a site
Mayor: money
VD: but if you're selling a million-dollar home, you've got money
were you aware Evelyn Dr had part same as NV
Dolly: yes, I was disappointed about that part
hope not....
one of the best places is between 13th and 14th beside the police station
JC: a little bewildered
difficulty meeting rent, no or not 71%
secondary suites 58%
don't need money
supportive housing 70+%
first two numbers seem to conflict with that
Dolly: first living in homes not paying taxes any more
RD: interesting almost 70% own their own homes and apts
slightly higher renters than NV
guess big problem is that the new condos are more expensive than they can get from their own home
probably prevents them from selling
even if with grab bars
Dolly: yes
Sop: begs further discussion in our own housing policy
have to do that

5.         REPORTS
5.1       Development Variance Permit Application (4640 Clovelly Walk)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Planning, Lands & Permits
            RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received.
SJN gave background:
allowed to be subdivided into 12Ksf lots
while reviewing it the residents in the area asked the applicant about revising more in keeping with the street; revised has three (instead of four) lots of 20Ksf with a panhandle.
protection of vegetation and trees beside Deer Lane
restrictions on treecutting during construction; nature of street protected
keep house and construct two new ones
letters of support included
wd not normally be before you but panhandle requires variation in lot
draft permit refers to one of the conditions (3), driveway covenant; recommend this be registered (driveway entrance area)
driveway be a permeable surface to protect the trees and as many maintained as possible
Sop: thank Planning for taking enough time and Chapman surveyors to get it there
want to clarify
under landscaping, maintain the character of Clovelly Walk and Deer Lane and privacy of homes
covenant to DP?
SJN: yes on Deer Lane side
Clovelly Walk side is a diff requirement
Sop: blvd protection?
SJN: yes
Sop: Env'tal Coord recommends a protection plan
does it mean come down after construction?
SJN: fences wd come down
with another prop justified for a one-off but one-off situations become quite difficult administratively so if Ccl wants to restrict treecutting on private prop, that subject cd be brought up but easier on an area or street basis rather than sgl lot b/c tend to get lost over time
recommend only retained on western side
Sop: also says Env'tal Coord says some trees that cd be protected in perpetuity
SJN: that comment, if it's ccl's intent to protect in perp is only by a tree bylaw or covenant on prop
covenant is the tool
Sop: take a stand and do what's considered proper?
protect these glorious trees?
SJN: don't believe 'glorious' was in the report
if residents had felt all the trees shd be protected......
what's before you is what's possible, going to result in removal of trees in the two properties
[Mr B???, rep applicant, and Bill Chapman came forth]
Sop: protect large trees
BC: hired by residents
see page 171; on p29, design was going to take out most of the trees down the side of the property with no provisions for restrictions at all -- not under purview of all
My new clients, owners of the property, have agreed to substantial covenants
did not agree, convinced residents two driveways fine
Staff requested a common driveway for lots 2 and 3 and my client agreed
Letter from Mark Sager for nbrs asked for several things and applicant has agreed
My client has made considerable changes (at some cost)
driveway for lot 3, most trees have been previously topped so shd come down
we have done ev possible to preserve the trees
placing a covenant on the lot makes it v difficult for your administration to handle and unique to one owner on the block to have covenant on trees when rest on block can do as they choose
protect all the trees down west of Walk
your nbrhd group is coming here next week to put provisions in
Sop: if properties are sold, routine manoeuvring of machinery to put in houses
all trees along Deer Lane cut
BC: no, can be driven down lane [look at drawing on wall]
lot 1 contains four trees; they can come in with minimal damage
required under covenant a report from an arborist
only one willow tree, lot 3, by swimming pool; the beautiful landscaping on the south of the lot -- no reason to destroy, owner worked on for 20 years
Sop: questions about existing, older trees
BC: not sure what you mean
SJN: on driveway to east boundary, panhandle of lot 1
going to be sold as is
don't propose controls on others, no different from lots next door
when going through the planning process, discuss controls on trees and then wd expect it apply to all properties on Clovelly Walk
VD: is that [naming page, re four lots] legally allowed?
SJN: yes
VD: I'd like to personally congratulate the owner
nbrs concerned about their nbrhd
ppl on Clovelly shd start thinking about
those trees are beginning to block my view, ppl up on Rutland, same
owner joined with nbrs, congratulate
I hear the word tree preservation
well, guys, everybody out there, be warned
that will lead to no views
Brit Homeowners have come to us to do the opposite, to restrict the trees
devprs shd talk to nbrs
will be an interest discussion next week
your trees may be lovely to you but a pain in the neck to others
JF: I too congratulate, this very special area
some of us think that trees are the view
like the concept of consensus decision as opposed to regulation
you'll be living in the nbrhd for some time and with those nbrs too
what's the impact of blasting? on the roots of those trees?
BC: to the best of our ability, working with the design here and I shd point out I'm not the land surveyor of record on this
On lot 1, starts 15ft south of the power pole [more explanation]
v minimal blasting, not for foundation of house, for street
JC: Mr Sherman has asked to comment
Mayor: anyone wish to comment further?
[no murmur]
G-J moved receipt of information
Sop: four lots allowed and changed to three; no comment on trees
something as special as Clovelly Walk and trees
remember getting upset about a greenbelt that ended up brown or with a couple of shrubs
that whole area near Lighthouse Park, a legacy; a passion ppl have to live there
owners' rights to develop out there, and they have, and we've seen many cleared
Now see they don't want to touch Deer Lane
what about in future, large portions of lands completely bare
are we going to see planner coming forth and say "let's make something of this"
I think we can and will do something about this
RD: we get off topic, views, etc
we have a good proposal here, first rate, that maintains the qualities of the nbrhd, reduces density
I wish owners were generally as enlightened at these.
G-J made following motion with addition:
            RECOMMENDED:  THAT the DVP, which would provide for a future subdivision of one lot into three, with variances to Lots 1 and 3 to allow for panhandle configurations be approved.
amended to include entrance driveway
G-J:  ...commend owners
probably turned a corner; think reports will be written differently
nothing under social implications but it does affect quality of life

5.2       Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) "Service Function":  Coordination and Administration of Mosquito Control Activities
Designated Presenter:  Director of Parks and Community Services
1.                  Council give "Participating Area" approval...
2.                  The Chair, GVRD Board of Directors be advised of this approval.

5.3       [Five-]Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4451, 2005
Designated Presenter:  Director of Finance
Bylaws are passed by a simple majority affirmative vote unless otherwise noted.
RECOMMENDED: ... be introduced and read a first and second time.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT third reading ... be deferred until the September 26, 2005 meeting of Council, in order to allow for a period of resident comment on the contents of the bylaw.
{a week? a piddling week to review allocation of millions and millions of taxpayers' dollars???}
RL went through the report:
endowment fund; land sales $26.8m
adds up 39.7m
makes certain assumptions re land sales
pay as you go; possibly additional borrowing
future operating costs implications
net $250K increase starting in 2008 for Parks and expected that will be funded from taxation
also provides $695K funding for three other projects
HBay fire hall completion, relocation of training ground, and renos to MHall
Sop: what specific land wd be for sale?
RL: we're anticipating within this three-year period
Wetmore...sea to sky [prop]...former firehall site
{Was it Sop who asked: come back next week?
is four days enough?}
Mayor: not new
Sop:  [...
MMgr: if Ccl feels we need more time, can defer
G-J: there are some things not right, will those be addressed?
MMgr: some from last year
anticipate major issues dealt with
when everybody moved in, the greens folks are already in there
give it an opp to live there for a while, then give us modification
as with Aq Ctr, got input
G-J: when do you expect Fire Dept will move in?
MMgr: this or next week
G-J: pleased to see operating costs included
with Aq Ctr, cost shared across depts, not happy
look forward to full discussion next week
VD: operating costs were well publicized, perhaps G-J was not there
this is not a new figure
G-J: not the amount, the funding
VD: will be the same
G-J: I hope not
[VD smirk]

{G-J is right.   The increased operating costs were almost sprung at the last moment and although VD had vowed no raise in taxes for the new rec facilities -- GCC and AqCtr -- the funding was done by one-third user fees, one-third from other depts who had to reduce their budgets, and one third in a raise in taxes.  Really important to have planning and realistic costs now -- holds true for the new cmnty ctr being built in a time of rising construction costs as well.}

5.4       Proposed Zoning Map Amendments
Designated Presenter:  Director of Planning, Lands and Permits
RECOMMENDED:  THAT ... be introduced and read a first time in short form.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT A Public Hearing ... be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 17...
SJN: a technical matter; partly revisions to the zoning ....
digital maps have been updated based on accurate surveys; two map sets
use more contemporary ones but zoning based on old one so maps don't line up
the zoning has been completely redrawn up, decisions as to whether middle of road, etc
replace map A with map B
one set, access, save staff time; electronically updated but ppl can still pick up paper copies
call it substitution of A with B
VD: can you confirm that nobody's piece of land has changed zoning?
SJN: except for my own property :-)
intent is that no property changes
slight variation, based on topographical surveys, making sure complies with 1200ft and will send over to BPP
Sop: a blockage and a fee instance
SJN: that is a practice used in some areas, been challenged in the States
can look at packaging info
we currently provide on the Internet access to our zoning -- will save instead of printing
if ppl come to the desk now and ask for copies, we charge them
if it's a single page we normally don't b/c cost more to charge
if they go to the 'net, they get it free so try to provide an incentive

6.         BYLAWS for Adoption
6.1       Watercourse Protection Bylaw 4364, 2005 Amendment Bylaw 4450, 2005
6.2       Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw 4368, 2004 Amendment Bylaw 4448, 2005
questions re horse on hwy and skateboarding
6.3       Municipal Ticket Information System Implementation Bylaw 4384, 2004 Amendment Bylaw 4449, 2005

Mayor: attended 40th Anniversary of NSh Rescue Org
of 96 searches, 10 WV last year; so far this year 46 and 4 in WV

JF:  G-J and I attended WVStreamkeepers' AGM
Tom Lancaster spoke on devt on steep slopes; some really [fitted] in well
spoke about some recent
reservoirs under houses so didn't flood
didn't have an opp to speak with him
wonder how much blasting wd be needed but wd be interested to find out
attended FCM Land Mgmt, and First Nations
expanding popn on reserves
ROWs that had been removed
treaty negotiations; 115 applications for additions to reserve land
takes on average eight years, most v small amounts, returns of ROWs

G-J: want to thank everyone who turned out [HWknd]
want to thank ev for
250 at Fashion Show
Homes tours 75 and 100 to them
thank Ian McD, Dolly, and Nan Dickinson

{yes, this was a great addition this year.  Fascinating to hear from people who had actually lived in and visited the houses.  The Rush House, the Nesbitt House, and the Dickinson House were the three in WV.  Ian spoke about his uncle, a major who had served in the Boer War and where he visited as a small child -- with photos as part of the display -- it originally was about a two-acre farm.  Imagine this in Ambleside!  Dolly Cartwright was at the Nesbitt home (she spoke above), and still lives there!  The Dickinson house has been restored and still contains much of the original carpentry.}

wd also like to thank the Chamber for inviting Christopher Gaze
gave shot in the arm

NSNews opening of their new offices
paid special credit to Telus and Credit Union for helping them
Doug Foote ...
speaking with NShCU, their.... and see a lot rally around
great to see them thriving again

Sop: re land to the east of Cypress Park
Mayor: this is reports
Sop: shall I wait?

RD: I too attended Ch of Commerce with Christopher Gaze
good example of how a well-planned cultural [life enhances cmnty]
also attended HWknd
on Friday night Tom Taylor gave a talk on his view WW2
displays at KMC; turned out to be a good venue
Fascinated presentation re authentic clothing from the past
subjects from our archives, virtually identical to fashions being modelled
eg in WW1 so women cd walk and talk without being impeded (bustles, etc) b/c they had to go to work, was intended that they cd not move
excellent home tours: Rush, Nesbitt, and Dickinson homes
find them fascinating, they tell you so much about WV
many still around to this day, WV in their blood
cd also see the Capilano Suspension Bridge free of charge, few opps to do that!

VD: chair the GVRD Finance Cmte
we have asked for a report on how the GVTA and the increase in prop prices/assessments will continue to increase the amt of money raised for them
media said only $17m but actually $34m+
that increase is continuing to grow
last year they increased their own budget ~$16m
report going to GVRD to see if GVTA can actually lower their rate
not getting the revenue they thought from gas, ppl buying less gas
they don't get percentage, they get
not going to get as much from parking tax as they thought

MFA bd mtg on Friday where money we're borrowing for water metering
on to bond rating

even though I am the chair of the cmte who brought you the Aq Ctr
... won't be there; I'm mechanic for my son's gokart team so not able to come
wish everyone a good time
Mayor: we'll acknowledge you
G-J: q for Finance Cmte but are you prepared to raise questions of governance wrt this issue?
VD: has been raised, meeting, been raised, I've attended
at end of day GVRD board is asking prov to remove their three mbrs and give GVRD three more bd mbrs
from my view, pathetic; about 40% of the board was looking for far more change
allow to become policy board
nearly half the GVRD board sits on the GVTA board -- how think what they're doing is fine...

JC: Family Justice/Court mtg -- how impressed I've become with work they've done since change last year
they're going to host a conference for such cmtes throughout BC next spring
shared a letter from Police Bd inviting them with a ten-minute limit
if you, as chair, Mr Mayor, cd allow them more than the ten minutes; will leave that with you
someone is holding a dinner for Chief Churchill by the end of the  month
headhunter out, but you've not shared that no other details, wonder if--
Mayor: beg to differ, but press release, July 6th?
I read your comments in the paper, just don't know where you've been
JC: you'll recall in camera end of April, I said said I'd heard a rumour
JC:  brought it back up in July
you said when you had details you'd --
Mayor: I did that the day announced
I'm certainly not going to, until [resignation is] in writing
he indicated to me, I think July 6th and press release went out that day
so I beg your pardon
(cutting off JC)
VD: that verbal reports be received
Sop: what's that land?
MMgr: will sit down [look]; difficult without maps

8.         OTHER ITEMS
8.1       Correspondence [three comments, identified first/second/third; letters left in numerical order]
*** No Action Required (receipt only)
8.1.1         Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a)             Engineering Advisory Committee, July 05, 2005
G-J: re Shoreline Report Implementation Update
requests senior staff support and ....
Sandwell for peer review
EB: have subsequently had discussions with my colleague, Kevin Pike
some concern that there may have been that we'd immediately be carrying out some things but can't until we determine the costs
can assure you being taken seriously by staff
KP: Miller taking leadership on this
can't leap out and spend lots of money right away but taking it seriously
G-J: will be coming forth this fall?
KP: ...
MMgr: have completed peer review and shd have some info re migration of material
can't jump in with pilot projects but --
8.1.3         J. Sydor, Director, North Shore Emergency Management Office and B. Piggott, Emergency Communications Team, September 02, 2005, regarding amateur radio communications in hurricane aftermath
RD: in new Orleans
cell phones, ham radio to keep in communication
MMgr: for Ccl's and Cmnty's info, we'll be handling a practice re emergency
going to be focussing on a major earthquake
8.1.5         C. Reynolds, Editor, West Van Matters, September 02, 2005, regarding Community Benefits:  Strategies and Policies
8.1.8         N. Cropper, August 29, 2005, regarding Ambleside Town Centre plan
                  Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.
JC: re lack of notification mentioned
ABA welcomed with open arms

8.2       North Shore Family Court & Youth Justice Committee 2005 Appointments
            Correspondence from the North Shore Family Court & Youth Justice Committee dated August 17, 2005 regarding North Shore Family Court & Youth Justice Committee Membership appointments.
Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Constable Marc Broland, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Constable Bruno Accili, West Vancouver Police; Trustee Pat Heal, North Vancouver School Board; Gordon De Vito, West Vancouver School Board; Janet Baker, Native Court Worker and Jacquie Stevulak, Restorative Justice be appointed to the North Shore Family Court & Youth Justice Committee for the term January 01, 2005 to December 31, 2005.

JC: been on cmte for over a year and not yet seen a mbr of WV police; called NV and they can't remember anyone from RCMP either
can we just change this to a WVPolice mbr?
Mayor: you mean Accili?
JC: yes
Mayor: let's just leave it for now

VD: if what Cclr Clark said is correct, maybe we shd ask RCMP and WVPolice why they're not sending
JC: that was my point
Mayor: I'll look into that
8.4       Change of November Council Meeting Date
Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services
1.         The Monday, November 14, 2005 regular meeting of Council be cancelled; and
2.         A regular meeting be held on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber.
RB: been advised Shaw will not be able to tape that mtg

Mayor: young fellow in audience? about Cypress?
gone? got too long, for that I apologize, anyone else?
Bruce MacArthur:  interested in some comments by RL
a $12m portion for sale from Wetmore, SeatoSky,...
does this mean this Ccl is in favour?
Mayor: answer is no
deliberately not specifying land acquisition values
nor do we know what's going to happen but can't fetter future councils
Dina Zeitler: want to thank everyone who came up to the Coho Festival
Darren Altmayer, NSNews: q about 5.3 new way zoning map
intent no changing to private property
SJN: we've been proofreading the maps for approx four months
for public no change
Adjournment 9pm

>>>>>>>  CCL AGENDA Sept 26th Mtg  <<<<<<<
3.1       Council Meeting Minutes, September 12, 2005
4.         DELEGATIONS
4.1       A. Goodhart, Director of Library Services, West Vancouver Memorial Library, regarding Summer Reading Program
5.         REPORTS
5.1       Film Shoot Request for Non Enforcement of Noise Bylaw - Vinland Productions Canada Inc. - October 17 and 18, 2005
Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services
RECOMMENDED:  THAT an Order of Non-enforcement of sections 5.1 and 6.1.5 of the District's Noise Control Bylaw No. 4404, 2005 be approved for Vinland Productions Canada Inc. for filming at Whytecliff Park on:
(a)       Monday October 17, 2005 from 10:00 am to midnight; and
(b)       Tuesday October 18, 2005 from 12:01 am to 4:00 am.
5.2       Information on Review of Draft Zoning Bylaw for Electoral Area A
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Planning, Lands & Permits
5.3       Environmental Procurement Initiative - Use of Biodiesel Fuel (File:  0662?01)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Engineering and Transportation
            RECOMMENDED:  THAT biodiesel fuel be utilized in District fleet vehicles and equipment.
5.4       Canadian National Railway (CNR) - Maintenance of Anti-Whistling (File:  1700?01)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Engineering and Transportation
            RECOMMENDED:  THAT
            1.         Council receive the report titled "Canadian National Railway (CNR) - Maintenance of Anti-Whistling" by the Manager of Roads and Transportation.
            2.         Council direct staff to pursue the required safety upgrades to those municipal crossings detailed in CNR's Road Crossing Review for West Vancouver.
            3.         Council direct staff to pursue provincial and federal funding for the required safety upgrades to those municipal crossings detailed in CNR's Road Crossing Review for West Vancouver.
5.5       Clovelly-Caulfeild Neighbourhood Plan
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Planning, Lands & Permits
            RECOMMENDED:  THAT
1.         The proposed planning process and time-line for preparation of the Clovelly-Caulfeild Neighbourhood Plan be approved; and
2.         The estimated budget of $23,500 for 2005, and $13,500 for 2006, be allocated to the Planning Department to enable this work to be undertaken during 2005-2006.
5.6       5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4451, 2005
This bylaw received second reading at the September 19, 2005 council meeting.
Designated Presenter:  Director of Finance
RECOMMENDED:  THAT "5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4415, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4451, 2005" be read a third time.
5.7       Film Shoot Request for Non-Enforcement of Noise Bylaw - Limbo Productions Ltd. - September 30, 2005 and  October 3 - October 7, 2005
Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services  (to be provided in Supplemental Agenda)
7.         OTHER ITEMS
7.1       Correspondence
No Action Required (receipt only)
7.1.1         Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a)       Community Services Advisory Committee, July 19, 2005
(b)       West Vancouver Police Board, June 23, 2005
{Mayor as chair rules citizen out of order questioning item in camera not meeting conditions required}
(c)        West Vancouver Police Board, July 26, 2005
7.1.2         B. Sutherland, President, Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors (BC), September 12, 2005, regarding support for UBCM resolution
7.1.3         R. Gibson, Mayor, City of Williams Lake, September 13, 2005, regarding policing costs to municipalities between 5,000 and 15,000
                  Previously distributed due to timing of event.
7.1.4         North Shore Task Force on Substance Abuse, undated, regarding Report to the Community:  Update on Addictions Issues
Action Required
7.1.5         G. Lee, September 2005, regarding "The Hot Flash Hoofers" World Championship Fundraising Drive
                  Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
7.1.6         J. Chivo, September 13, 2005, regarding street signage (File:  1785?25)
                  Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
7.1.7         L. Brasso and S. Behbudi, August 15, 2005, regarding dog walking bylaws (File:  2150?06)
                  Referred to Director of Administrative Services for consideration and response.
7.1.8         B. Redcliffe, September 13, 2005, regarding proposed dog walking bylaw changes
        Referred to Director of Administrative Services for consideration and response.
7.1.9         P. Daigneault, September 16, 2005, regarding City of Charlemagne 100TH Birthday                   Referred to Mayor and Councillors for consideration and response.
7.1.10       K. Broadbent, undated, regarding Cypress Creek bridge (File:  1785?02/1785-07)
                  Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.

>>>  HAIKU  <<<<<<<<<<

Haiku North America meets every two years.  Two years ago it was in New York and this past weekend was in Port Townsend.   If you have read about haiku in English, you will have heard of R H Blyth who wrote volumes and was the main person to introduce the poetry to the English-speaking world.  His daughter, Harumi Blyth, was interviewed at the conference.  She was born two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor at which time her (English) father was a Prisoner of War in Kobe, Japan.  George Swede, Canada's well-known and much published poet (haiku, senryu, and other works) was a featured speaker.  When George and I first met him at a Haiku Canada conference about 15 years ago, we were immediately impressed.  We have often quoted a haiku of his at a reading:
                stung by a bee
                I want to blame
                my wife

Anyone who is married will recognize the feeling or temptation.  The numerical among you will note it is not 17 syllables.  This is 'free verse' haiku.  As one wd expect with artists, there are many varieties.  More on this next issue.

>>>  QUOTATION  <<<

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
                        -- Plutarch, biographer and philosopher (circa 46-120)