Ccl Feb 6/13
Calendar to 19th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

This is a skinny to get something out in a hurry.
Intro then UPDATES/Meetings (Silk Purse); Tidbits from Feb 13th Mtg; Agendas Feb 6 and 13 for reference; Quotations.

Ccl Mtg Feb 13th was 7 to 9:51pm so on Shaw (Ch 4) from 9 to about midnight.
New format -- one item on agenda, meeting devoted to Ambleside: Town Centre, Park Vision, Arts and Culture (Arts on Argyle) with excellent presentations by staff until about 8:40 followed by discussion; see ccl mtg notes below UPDATES.
Pam and Dave Stuart leave for Turin Sunday for the week.

=== UPDATES / Meetings ===
That singing you hear wafting over the cmnty is from WinterSong (www.wintersong.ca or ph 916 6614) -- enjoy the Festival on till 19th!
==  The DWV website's calendar still lists HAC meeting at 5pm on Valentine's Day but the notice outside the the M Hall door last night said it was cancelled.
==  Feb 14th (Tues)  ==
Opening Reception at Silk Purse for "Masks, Monoprints, and Paintings" by Suzy Birstein -- recorded msg says 5 - 8pm but Silk Purse website says 6 - 8pm.
==  Feb 15th (Wed)  ==
- FAC cancelled; 7pm for Bd of Variance (486 Keith Road re adding 3.4ft to height; 5626 Eagle Creek Place); and Library Bd in Library
*** SEA to SKY Rally Update:
Wed - 7:30pm: Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr, 20-minute planning session about the tunnel/overland route for
Thurs - 10am rally (meet 9:30 at Gleneagles Ctr parking lot); national media will be present
==  Feb 16th ==   NSFC&YJ 5:30 at CNV Hall, and
- free public lecture at SFU Harbourside 7-8:30pm, with Michael McClelland of E.R.A Architects in Toronto, "Balancing Heritage Conservation in the Private Sector: A Case Study of the Distillery District in Toronto".  Reserve your seat for this lecture by calling 604.291.5100 or email cs_hc@sfu.ca.
==   Feb 17th  ==
There are still spaces left in the upcoming SFU City Program Workshop Respectful Rehabilitation: Moving Forward with One Foot in the Past. To register for the workshop, see: http://www.sfu.ca/city/.


+ Thursday, February 16 -- 10:30am concert
Mozart in Russia
With performances throughout North America, Europe and the Soviet Union, Russian pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov performs a concert of music of the Russian masters, which shows the many influences Mozart's music had on these great composers.  All Tickets $10

+ Friday, February 17 - 7:30pm concert
The Impresario
Although a fully completed operatic work, Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) contains only a small amount of music (an overture and four numbers) but this delightful romp is a look at Mozart's early genius. Mozart wrote this one-act comedic opera when he was in his early teens. Performers will include recent graduates of the Vancouver Academy of Music and the North Shore Light Opera. It includes actors "auditioning" in scenes from several contemporary (and forgotten) plays. All Tickets $10

+ Piano for Sale
The West Vancouver Community Arts Council is purchasing a new piano and is selling the existing 1928, 5'9" Baldwin Grand Piano. The asking price is $5,000. Three independent appraisals are available. Please phone 604-925-7292 and ask for the Executive Director if you are interested.

==  WEEKEND  ==

+ Saturday, February 18 -- noon to 3pm FREE
The Vancouver Rug Hookers will gather in the studio of the Silk Purse, 1570 Argyle Ave, West Van to show the primitive and traditional styles of rug hooking techniques. Free to the public -- everyone welcome.

Lighthouse Park Nature Walk
Join Biologist/Geologist David Cook Sunday February 19 for a walk along the trails of Lighthouse Park and see some of the highlights of this old growth forest in its rugged setting of granite bluffs. Meet at 2.30 pm in the interpretive centre of the Phyl Munday Hut located near the entrance to the lighthouse.
The theme of this months walk will be Biodiversity: What is it & why is it the Buzz Word of the Times. This is the seventh of a series of talks given by David on the third Sunday of every second month for the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society.
There is no cost for this event nor is membership required. However if you find this type of event or the work that the Society does interesting, your support by becoming a member of the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society would of course be appreciated.
For further information contact David at (604) 924-0147.

*********  THEN Heritage Week!

Watch for events and activities.  Special promotions and displays in commercial areas and in selected restaurants.  Heritage Achievement Awards, Saturday Feb 25th at 2pm at Gertrude Lawson House, WV's Museum and Archives, Heritage Fayre Sunday Feb 26th from 2:30 to 5pm at Park Royal  North (find out about the District's new Heritage Strategic Draft Plan; meet members of the WV Historical Society and other groups, watch for the launch of the Destination Seawalk panels produced by the Museum and Archives and the Parks Dept, and much, much more!).  Call 922 4400 for more information (and the website once we get it updated! -- I'll put the url in then).

---> NEWS is that the panels are already up!  Here's announcement:
The Destination Seawalk
West Vancouver Historical Interpretive Panels
We invite you to go for a walk along the Centennial Seawalk and see newly installed Destination Seawalk historical interpretive panels. Five panels have been installed along the seawalk and one in Horseshoe Bay. The panels feature heritage information about important sites, resources and initiatives with historical photos from the West Vancouver Museum & Archives collections. The topics of the panels are: the Lions Gate Bridge, the Tracks, the Centennial Seawalk, Lawson Creek, Cottage Life and Horseshoe Bay.

===  Feb 13th CCL MTG TIDBITS  ===
JC absent
Town Hall Mtg minutes (re Sea to Sky) withdrawn)
Dec 5th mtg minutes finally approved; town hall mtg minutes re tunnel/overland withdrawn.
~ 7:05
Then Kevin Pike, Dir/Parks, MC'd presentations on Ambleside Town Ctr, Park, and Culture.  Topics included entrance (median/blvd or combination at 13th), heights, role of waterfront (commercial, restaurants, plazas; linkages to and view corridors), pedestrian/traffic flow, Arts on Argyle, purchase of waterfront properties, precinct, expansion of Ferry Bldg Gallery, moving Hollyburn Sailing Club (sitting on best sand according to RD), revitalization strategies for Ambleside business area (perhaps residential atop or at each end; four storeys MDr and Bellevue), moving Police Station, cottage character, multi-modal Argyle mews with artist studios, village green, moved Youth Ctr, impact of restaurants in park even if income for DWV on MDr restaurants, plans for Esso site, rundown concession bldg, to about 8:42.
Comment from public was from Yours Truly who first of all thanked the Mayor for this format and providing all the information, then to staff for great presentations and recommended:
+ make the various presentations available on the website and if possible also printed for people to read so prepared before coming to open houses thus facilitating informed input meaningful;
+ add costs to options (for example the three entrance choices with median or blvd or combination when presented did not mention the fact that they ranged from around $600K to $1.2m -- taxpayers wd like to know, esp since told the third option was the preference by adv cmtes but highest price tag was omitted, perhaps cd be phased);
+ not to spend money at the expense of more urgently needed restoration of our eroding beaches and rehabilitation of our shoreline (with reference to the excellent EAC Shoreline report with steps to be taken after 30 years of neglect).
RD expressed concern over commercial on waterfront.
Much discussion over the three parts and waiting until one, Arts and Culture, had been to public but then KP mentioned that Park Vision hadn't either.  In the end, instead of a motion/action as MS had wanted (at 9:12 sounding truly fed up with study upon study and strategy after strategy), receipt was passed not wanting to make "motions on the fly".  Staff will come back with the three parts and perhaps a basis for a masterplan with motions.
Sop wanted it masterplan back with budgeting.
Input re park vision planned for March 1, 2, 3 timeframe.
RD wants it made clear a lot of waterfront grabbed for various projects.
In Reports,
-  MS said Ch of Comm will be back first week of March with financial report and plans/services to DWV
- JF attended inaugural gala opening of WinterSong
~ Mayor was invited to Sq Nation Chief and Ccl mtg warm greetings, receipt of quarter million dollars for project; attended mtg of police bds in Victoria saying we're not prepared for terrorism
In Correspondence,
Bellevue parking/traffic will be addressed in coming ccl mtg (was a temporary arrangement); consultation before action to be taken.

===  CCL AGENDA: Ccl Mtg Feb 6 - FOR REFERENCE ===
Advance notes with agenda sent out in broadcast email:
quickly; just so you know what's on for Monday night,
I still find it inexplicable that: Dec 5 minutes were an item for several weeks and then dropped and never adopted; the Jan 23rd minutes are to be adopted but the Jan 16th minutes (a week earlier!) were to be part of a supplemental package
can't wait to see what the SJN has to say about affordable housing in WV!
Make sure to have input into new ways of doing 'business'; practical suggestion to have adv cmtes continue to June 30th while review and reorganization goes on.
Not quite sure why the $429 for a school's Scrapbooking project is on agenda -- why not part of the grant process?  and same for $200 each for some soccer participants?  maybe they come individually instead of a cmte presenting the whole list.....
Parking on Bellevue has sparked a few letters in Correspondence; water quality query and proposed fire museum at Firehall No. 4 as well.

A Supplemental Information Package/Agenda May be Issued on Friday
As of Feb 14: As you know I was in the Caribbean and counted on getting the videotape of this mtg from the Library but for some inexplicable reason (so far, after asking several staff) it is still not in the Library and the claimed procedure is for it to be there on the Wednesday.
As an aside, amazing the Jan 16th minutes were not available for the Feb 6th ccl mtg when the package comes out Thursday, Feb 2nd.

3.1       Council Meeting Minutes, January 16, 2006
            (to be circulated in the Supplemental Package)
3.2       Council Meeting Minutes, January 23, 2006
4.         DELEGATIONS
4.1       D. Stewart, North Shore Community Resources, regarding need for affordable housing on the North Shore
5.         REPORTS
5.1       Affordable Housing (File:  2515-01-01)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Planning, Lands & Permits
5.2       Proposed Changes to Doing Business (File:  0005-01)
            This item was deferred from the Council Meeting held January 23, 2006.
            Designated Presenter:  Chief Administrative Officer
            1.         THAT the Chief Administrative Officer's reports of January 16 and January 31, 2006 be received.
            2.         The recommendations, as revised in the January 31, 2006 report, be approved for implementation in accordance with the timelines indicated, subject to necessary funding, further reports to Council and consultation as indicated.
5.3       Extension of Appointments to Advisory Committees of Council (File:  0115-00)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Administrative Services
            THAT in order to allow for the advisory committee review to be finalized, the membership on all advisory committees be extended to June 30, 2006.
5.4       Youth Competition & Recognition Fund - Application for North Shore U16 Metro Storm Soccer Team
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Parks & Community Services
            THAT K. Meszaras,
 {btw, I think the name is actually Meszaros}
            L. Bordon and A. McKilligan, members of the North Shore U16 Metro Storm Soccer Team be granted $200.00 each from the Youth Competition and Recognition Fund.
5.5       Youth Leadership Grant Application - Girls' Club Scrapbooking Project (File:  0920-03)
            Designated Presenter:  Director of Parks & Community Services
            THAT The Youth Leadership Grant application for the West Vancouver Secondary School Girl's Club Scrapbooking Project be approved in the amount of $429.00.
5.6       Greater Vancouver Regional District Appointments (File:  0185-01)
            Designated Presenter:  Mayor Goldsmith-Jones
            (to be circulated in the Supplemental Package)
7.         OTHER ITEMS
7.1       Correspondence
            No Action Required (receipt only)
           7.1.1         Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a)       Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee Minutes, February 15, 2006         
(b)       West Vancouver Police Board Minutes, November 24, 2005
            7.1.2         Capital Regional District Water Services, undated, regarding notice of "Water in the City" conference
            7.1.3         D. R. Corrigan, Mayor, City of Burnaby, January 17, 2006, regarding Global Peak In Oil Production:  The Municipal Context
            7.1.4         Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), January 24, 2006, regarding Members' Advisory re FCM looks forward to working with new government
            7.1.5         B. Griffin, North Shore Health Coalition, January 24, 2006, regarding resolution presented to advisory committee of the North Shore/Coast Garibaldi Health Authority
            7.1.6         P. Lepp, January 26, 2006, regarding angle parking provided on Bellevue             Action Required
            7.1.7         D. LeBeau, Restoration of Art, January 26, 2006, regarding parking in upper Bellevue
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            7.1.8         P. R. Taylor, January 23, 2006, regarding water quality in West Vancouver
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            7.1.9         C. Still, Past Chair, North Shore Family Court & Youth Justice Committee, January 24, 2006 regarding Youth Advocacy Position
                              Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
            7.1.10       S. Bradner, President, Bradner Homes Ltd., January 19, 2006, regarding Parking on Upper Bellevue
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            7.1.11       A. Cragg, Amanda Clare's Equerry and the Consignment Cart, January 19, 2006, regarding permanent parking on Upper Bellevue
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            7.1.12       K. Peiffer, Treasurer, West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, January 19, 2006, regarding community Benefit Strategies
                              Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.
            7.1.13       B. Waterbury, Chair, Planning Committee, North Shore Super Cities Walk/Run for Multiple Sclerosis, January 24, 2006, regarding request for delegation
                              Referred to the Municipal Clerk for response regarding delegation scheduling.
            7.1.14       D. Poskitt, President, Poskitt Design Ltd., January 19, 2006, regarding parking on Upper Bellevue
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            7.1.15       D. Smaller, January 30, 2006, regarding Proposed Fire Museum at Firehall #4 on Cross Creek Road
                              Referred to Fire Chief for consideration and response.
            7.1.16       J. Brownlee, Secretary, West Vancouver Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1525, January 09, 2006, regarding 2009 World Police and Fire Games
                              Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
9.         ADJOURNMENT

===  CCL AGENDA: Ccl Mtg Feb 13 - FOR REFERENCE ===
A Supplemental Information Package/Agenda May be Issued on Friday
On table items presented at the meeting
1.         CALL TO ORDER
3.1       Council Meeting Minutes, December 05, 2005
3.2       Council Meeting Minutes (Town Hall Meeting), February 01, 2006
            (to be circulated on table)
{NB: this was withdrawn]
4.         REPORTS
4.1       Ambleside Town Centre, Park and Culture - Status of Planning Initiatives (File:  2520?01)
            Designated Presenters:   Director of Parks & Community Services and
                                                         Director of Planning, Lands & Permits
            THAT the presentation regarding Ambleside Town Centre, Park and Culture - Status of Planning Initiatives be received.
6.         OTHER ITEMS
6.1       Correspondence
>>>  No Action Required (receipt only)
            6.1.1         Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
                              (a)       Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee Minutes, February 15, 2005
                              (b)       West Vancouver Police Board Minutes, November 24, 2005
            6.1.2         S. Jo-Dean, Volunteer Chair, Pitch-In BC, undated, regarding PITCH?IN 2006 :  Operation Clean Sweep
                              Attachments available for viewing in the Clerk's Department.
            6.1.3         T. Bowerman, Dundarave Preschool by the Sea Board of Directors, January 26, 2006, regarding 2400 Block South Bellevue traffic concerns
            6.1.4         L. Doane, S. Toporowski and S. Doane, January 29, 2006, regarding Bellevue Traffic Reversion
            6.1.5         D. and H. Buck, January 29, 2006, regarding traffic increase on Lower Bellevue
            6.1.6         A. Boyd, Executive Assistant, Municipal Finance Authority of BC, undated, regarding 2006 Financial Forum and Annual General Meeting
            6.1.7         J. W. Powers, February 04, 2006, regarding Sea-to-Sky Highway Upgrade
>>>   Action Required
            6.1.8         E. M. Whittaker, February 01, 2006, regarding recycling service
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            6.1.9         G. DeRosa, Chair, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, January 31, 2006, regarding non?resident election voting rights
                              Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
            6.1.10       B. Rogers, Executive Director, Harvest Project, January 26, 2006, regarding request to appear as a delegation
                              Referred to the Municipal Clerk for response regarding delegation scheduling.
7.         PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS  //        8.         ADJOURNMENT

===  QUOTATIONS  ===

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day.
                        -- Albert Camus, writer and philosopher (1913-1960)

Quotation of the day:
Author - Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) was often referred to as the "elder statesman" because through three wars the presidents of the USA called upon him for his advice and expertise. He is considered the inventor of the famous phrase "cold war".......
English - vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing

Another Quotation of the day:
Author - Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was an American expatriate, poet, musician, and critic who, along with T. S. Eliot, was a major figure of the modernist movement in early 20th century poetry. He was the driving force behind several modernist movements, notably Imagism and Vorticism.......
 English - there's no curse greater than an idea propagated by violence