July 27/Sept 11 NOTES
Sept 18 Agenda
Calendar to Sept 29

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

What a weekend in store for us!
Lots of events; please see Calendar.  Please note the Heritage Home Tour ticket price has been reduced to $10.

=3D Main Items Sept 18: Evelyn Drive Town Hall meeting report; DVP 6836 Copper Cove; 1555 Chippendale; 2089 Westdean Crescent
=3D Calendar to Sept 30th (North Shore Heritage Weekend first!; WV Streamkeepers' AGM Agenda); INFObit - Summary from Arts, Culture, and Heritage Facility Devt Study; Integration; July 24 Ccl Minutes, missing part with printed motions re Amb (were supplied on-table so not available before ccl mtg); July 27 Ccl Minutes (important issues, eg demolition of house, no notice of waterfront accretions/encroachments, passed on a Thursday morning at 8:30! -- see comments in red); Sept 11 NOTES with PS; Sept 18 Ccl Agenda; Quotations on education since it's back to school!

=3D=3D=3D  UPDATE: Evelyn D= rive Town Hall Mtg Notes (Sept 13)  =3D=3D=3D

There was a full house at the Srs' Ctr the evening of Sept 13 for the presentation and input regarding this area being 'studied' for devt.  There were display boards and a presentation on the work of and recommendations by the Evelyn Drive Guidance Cmte chaired by Planner (as consultant), Ray Spaxman.  The options considered went from A (remain single-family) to E (multifamily).   As far as I cd determine, Mr Spaxman recommended Option C (350 units) but a mbr of the EDGC stated the majority vote was for Option B (255 units).  There were about 30 residents who spoke.  At the end, Mayor Goldsmith-Jones announced that Evelyn Drive will be on Ccl's agenda Monday night (18th) so a decision can be made and staff can start work on the necessary bylaws.

For reference, all in addition to the seven privately-owned properties at present with a single-family home:
        Option A is 57 sgl -fam homes, .35FSR
        Option B  is 255 units, .55FSR
        Option C is 350u, .74FSR
        Option D is 428u, .86FSR
        Option E is 511u, 1.0FSR
{Interesting that the gaps are about 200 units, then ~100 units, then ~70 units, and ~80 units; don't you wonder why it wasn't evenly distributed?  Clearly the jump of 200 units was from status quo to the first other option to make it as high as possible.  To be fair, it shd have been roughly, say from 55 to 155 to 255 to 355 to 455 -- or have 75 (lower at high end,  Option E then about 375) or even 150 between (ending about 650)  these options are weighted on the high end.  They can do whatever they want -- and even come out with something between but the options cd hv bn more evenly distributed.  To be fair, some mbrs of the cmte asked about something between A and B as well as between B and C but those were not offered.}

The new OCP identified Evelyn Drive as a "Study Area" with an FSR of 'up to' 1.0 to be considered.  [And here's the crux of the matter: no developer worth his salt wd propose anything less than 1.0 charged to maximize profits for his shareholders/company; local residents are split between those who sold to the developer (57 of the 65 sgl fam properties), some dependent on the rezoning ie $$$, and those who want to retain the character (and views) of their neighbourhood; nearby residents worry about traffic and disruption; everyone worries about the Taylor Way and Marine Drive bottleneck (and some sort of solution is supposed to be coming from the province this fall).]

Here are some notes taken as speakers spoke:
=3D Evelyn Drive area rundown, worse now that houses sold and unoccupied; need decision soon
=3D re Traffic, staff will look into that (Keith and Clyde)
=3D only 77 apts for sale in WV
=3D what about a cmnty bus?
=3D How many units in high rises planned by Squamish Nation (east part of Park Royal)?  Ans: general plans; early days; joint study, discussions ongoing re Taylor Way
=3D lots of basement suites everywhere
=3D for Options D and E, more access required
=3D protect views? of Park Royal?
=3D density and traffic a concern; affordability? an oxymoron in WV!
=3D LB: been convinced by Barb and Al Gore's film that densification way to go; if you don't listen to experts, you get what you don't want
=3D HK: little and big can be bad, little and big can be good [depends on design]; present zoning is .35FAR, worth ~$13m, if Option C, worth $32m; shd include non-market, market, affordable; sustainability.
=3D Staff comments: a number of bylaws for this devt: OCP amendment, Zoning; need masterplan; how integrated, what if only bottom or only top; the key is a plan for the entire area

=3D CR: still lots of questions; at present WV is 40% multifamily -- wd Ccl consider 50% in principle as the maximum [then where?]: can be a few units and ugly or many units and beautiful (landscaping, etc) as previous speaker said -- we need to see design before approval/agreement; if given just number of units what are sizes? pricing?; small size and rental make more affordable; need for diversity of housing, housing options in WV that this can provide; most of all, since so much still unknown, what's the process?
Geri Boyle (staff) answered: needs clarification; size regulations necessary; average unit size (but not all same) shd be in regulations, IOW all units can't be 1000 or 1500sf; two opportunities in future, no plan right now, need plan from Millennium to satisfaction of District; assume Ccl will provide opportunity for public to comment, then Devt Permit process
{Good.  That's one assurance I was looking for, continued public notification, involvement, input b/c just establishing an FAR or the number of units still leaves a wide range of possibilities and devts from horrendous to acceptable to beautiful and suitable for WV.  This Town Hall mtg or even Ccl's decision on FAR/units shd not be the end -- a lot can change and plans can vary.  We want in! more choice, more say!}

=3D RB: OCP goal is to maintain park-like character, policy of controlled growth wch is about 150 units per year; however new devt applications as on July 10 this year was 240 in total and there's no control over devt of property with existing zoning; withhold permission until clear history below 150 units per year?; determine how to/what; whether this is 250 or 350, it represents about 120%, 230% of max growth per year without any other devt; recommend not call a Public Hearing for Ev Dr at this time based on growth limits; this report consumes more than 160% of yearly growth; new residential permits for 2002/3 were 300 per year, 70% were multifamily; past years multifamily was less than 50% of growth; traffic a concern, already gridlock -- Nov 2004 NSNews reported clogged at Taylor Way and Marine Drive, already in failure mode; quoting Michael Kluckner: "preserve the future by protecting the present"

=3D WV needs diversity of housing, affordability; need but no social housing programs now
=3D limited land, need high density! shown in NAm if ppl move out, core dies; opportunity for great facility, build to max capacity; not Not In My Neighbourhood; support you in devt, get on with it!
=3D In three months, looking to buy a house, went from $1m to $1.325, almost bankrupted ourselves to buy a house for our son; we have impressive homes for $5m but we need more product -- to the moon, Alice -- think about what is coming; Park Royal, this is going to be good too.  Move on.
=3D integrate with Keith Rd traffic, have nice sidewalks, underground wiring, favour Option B; also favoured by Sentinel Hill Homeowners' Assn.
=3D Planning is totally professional, rely on professionals; Vancouver most livable city in world, efforts of Mr Spaxman
=3D Here for 41 years; from my graduating class only four still here: one is a realtor, one inherited, one rents apt, and I rent house from my Dad; this area is an exception to the rule, highest best way to go b/c close to transportaiton; small buses
=3D B/c my parents in their 80s, stressed, had to find place in two months; you believe in free speech but agreement something to the effect cannot speak out; Mayor asked to see letter but not topic tonight.

=3D=3D=3D  CALENDAR to Sept 29th  =3D=3D=3D
                        Farmers' Markets on weekends in Ambleside and Dundarave, but first --

Sept 15 - 17 ~ North Shore Heritage Weekend (See brochures and posters)
INFO: pls call Stephen Mikicich at the M Hall 925 7056 or Carolanne Reynolds of North Shore Heritage Forum at 922 4400.

September 15, 16, 17

District of North Vancouver Heritage Weekend Scavenger Hunt
Learn more about some of the historical features in your community by taking part in the first District of North Vancouver Heritage Weekend Scavenger Hunt ! Pick up your entry form available starting Thursday, September 14, 2006 at the District Hall (355 West Queens), District Libraries, or the Community History Centre (Institute Road).  For further information please Kathleen Larsen at (604) 990-2369.


West Vancouver Modernist Homes, 1940-1970
Friday and Saturday, 12:00 - 4:30 pm (closed on Sunday); West Vancouver Museum, 680 - 17th St. For information, call 604.925-7295.

The History &= ; Changing Faces of Vancouver and British Columbia
Friday, September 15, 2006 at 7:00 pm, Hamersley House, 350 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver
Join noted heritage advocate, author, and artist Michael Kluckner who will give an illustrated lecture reflecting on the history and changing faces of Vancouver and British Columbia, using images from his two most recent books:Vanishing British Columbia and Vancouver Remembered. Vanishing British Columbia, published in 2005, and a finalist for the provincial non-fiction prize, focuses on "roadside memory" and the abandonment of the countryside in an era of urbanization. Vancouver Remembered, to be published this fall, looks at the Vancouver that existed before Expo '86 and completes the cycle of writing and painting about Vancouver which the author/artist began more than 20 years ago.
Michael Kluckner is a writer and artist who has had a number of books published and won numerous awards. Michael has lived on a farm in rural Langley, B.C. since 1993, where he has raised sheep and chickens. In 1991 Michael Kluckner was the founding president of the Heritage Vancouver Society. He has also served as President of the Langley Heritage Society. Michael was the B.C. Member of the Heritage Canada Foundation Board of Governors as well as serving as its Chair. He received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 in recognition of his numerous and substantive contributions through books and volunteer efforts to increase awareness of Canada's heritage and culture. Call 604.990-4223 to register for this free lecture as seating is limited.


Saturday, September 16th from 10 am to 1 pm; 3203 Institute Road, 1 block east of Mountain Hwy, NV. For more information, call 604-990.3700.

Saturday, September 16th, at 10am; Meet in top parking lot of Mt Seymour - Rain or shine.
The Deep Cove Heritage Society is partnering with Mount Seymour History Project's resident historian, Alex Douglas. Don't miss seeing the historic pictorial displays, memory sharing, and presentations at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm, with tea and coffee provided (it is suggested you bring your lunch). For those who like a bit of a hike, a guided tour of Trapper John's cabin along the Goldie Lake Trail, with its fall flowers is planned during 1-3pm. Cost for the event is $5.00 per person (note, there is also a $5 fee for parking). For those requiring transportation, a bus will leave from Parkgate Community Centre at noon for the 12:30 presentation and depart at 3pm. Bus will cost $10, to reserve a seat call 604-983-6350. Please register for this event by calling 604-929-5744 or 604-929-9456.

Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.; Meet at the P.G.E. Station located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue
John Stuart, a local historian, will lead a walking tour of Lower Lonsdale for a look at various waterfront locations including the Merchant Mariners' Memorial, St. Paul's Church, other Lower Lonsdale buildings along the way and terminating at the end of the pier on the former Versatile Shipyard site, where he will talk about current Port activities. Please call 604-990-4223 to pre-register for this free walk.

Saturday, September 16th, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.  Starts at Lighthouse Park parking lot at 11:00 am For information, please call 604.925.7055.

Saturday, September 16th, 2006, 1-4pm.
Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley, NV. Register for workshop by calling Peter Miller at 604-926-6096. Members $15, non-members $20.

Saturday, September 16th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Outside West Vancouver Municipal Hall and Museum, 17th Street & Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
As a complement to the "Living on the Edge" exhibit, a collection of 1950s and 1960s automobiles will be on display outside the West Vancouver Municipal Hall and Museum. The Public is invited to arrive in their own 'classic' cars to join in the fun! Please call 604.925-7295.

Saturday, September 16th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Outside West Vancouver Municipal Hall and Museum, 17th Street & Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
In conjunction with the car show, there will be a number of displays by community groups highlighting West Vancouver's built, natural and cultural heritage. The District will also have a display on the recently adopted Heritage Strategic Plan. Tickets to the 2006 Heritage Homes Tour will also be on sale. For further information call 604. 925-7295.


Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 9:00am to 7:00 pm; Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver
Your Heritage Home Tour ticket gets you free admission to the 'world famous' Capilano Suspension Bridge, all day Saturday and Sunday. Capilano Suspension Bridge was first erected in 1889 with a hemp rope bridge straddling the Capilano River. Today's bridge was installed in 1956. Also on the site are the historic Tea House building & the [MacEachran] House (now the "Bridge Restaurant").

SHASHIN: Japanese Canadian Studio Photography to 1942
Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th from noon to 5 p.m.
North Vancouver Museum Gallery, Presentation House, 209 West 4th Street.  For information, call 604.990.3700.
Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th from noon to 5 p.m.
North Vancouver Museum Gallery, Presentation House, 209 West 4th Street  For information, call, 604.990.3700.

Saturday & Sunday, September 16th & 17th at 3 p.m.  From PGE Railway Station, =46oot of Lonsdale Avenue
Join us at the City of North Vancouver's new Burrard Dry Dock Pier, where North Vancouver Museum's costumed interpreters will present an informative and entertaining tour on the history and development of the area.  Pre-registration recommended: call 604.990.3700.


Sunday, September 17, at 11:00pm -3:00pm; Lynn Headwaters Regional Park
Built in lower Lonsdale area in 1908. Moved to Lynn Headwaters Park and restored as a heritage project - an original prefabricated house. Enthusiastic volunteers will tell you about Mills House and the many logging artifacts it contains. For information please call Ruth Sherwood, Mills House Volunteers at 604.987-0626 or Suzanne Stewart-Patterson, Community Development, GVRD Co-ordinator at 604.224-5739.

Sunday, September 17th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
This heritage display will include photographs, programs and brochures about heritage organizations on the North Shore.

Sunday, September 17th at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00 pm sailings
Departure from Waterfront Park, North Vancouver. View North Vancouver's historic waterfront from the deck of the 'Pride of Vancouver' and hear stories of tall-masted ships, early mariners and modern port operations. Rarely do we have the opportunity to see our community from the water, and this opportunity is FREE! A limited number of tickets will be available at the departure site 45 minutes before the sailing. For more info call the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, 604.987-5612.

Sunday, September 17th, Noon to 5:00 pm, Various sites on the North Shore.
The very popular North Shore Heritage Home Tour is again being offered to provide you with a chance to visit a selection of the North Shore's distinctive heritage homes, including restored 'oldtimers'. Owners and volunteers will answer your questions and guide you through the sites. Your ticket also includes admission to the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park heritage site. A limited number of $10.00 {note price change} including GST per person tickets will be sold at the District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall, 355 West Queens Road (604.990-2369), the North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street (604.990-4236), West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750-17th Street {925 7000}, and the West Vancouver Museum and Archives, 680-17th Street (604.925-7295).

Sunday, September 17, at 1:00 pm; Starts at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road
Please join local historian Roy Pallant, MA, member of the District Heritage Commission, and president of the North Vancouver Historical Society, for an easy 2km walk to seek out historical sites and houses. Route hand-out provided.  Following the walk, you are invited to an optional Cream Tea which will be served at Mollie Nye House. Tickets available before the walk. For more information, call 604.990-2369 or 604.986-8969.
Sunday, September 17th, Sittings at 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm; Mollie Nye House (outside), 940 Lynn Valley Road.
No Heritage Weekend is complete without a traditional cream tea!  Purchase your tickets at Mollie Nye House from 10:00am-4:00pm, Mon.- Fri. for $5.00 in advance, $6.00 at the door. For information call 604.987-5820.

***   NOW BACK TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING.....even more on Sunday!

=3D=3D=3D  Sunday, Sept 17  =3D=3D=3D

+ To the Terry Fox Run  9am
Run or walk the seawall from Ambleside to Dundarave Beach in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. Call 604-464-2666 to register.

+ Caulfeild Village Mall Oktoberfest - noon to 5pm

+ Tour Natural Gardens 11am - 4pm 
Visit gorgeous gardens on the North Shore and learn sustainable gardening techniques.  Free guidebooks are available at local garden centres and hardware stores.  Visit www.naturalgardenstour.com or call 604-984-9730 for more information.

+ Call for Entry Information re FBG Christmas Gift Sale; drop off  9 - 11am
Call for Entry, Great Stuff 2006 -- Christmas Gift Sale NOV 24 - DEC 17 at the Ferry Building Gallery
An exhibition and sale of unique crafts, fine artwork and distinctive gifts at affordable prices, just in time for the Christmas shopper! [Details were in last issue, WVM24]

=3D=3D=3D  Tuesday, Sept 19  =3D=3D=3D

~ 10:30 - 12:30 ~ at the Library: start of a series of readings of James Joyce's Ulysses by former McGill English Prof Joe Ronsley, now living in Lions' Bay.

~ 4 or 4:30pm ~ Remember Tuesdays the =46STF meets at the Hall (call 925 7000 to confirm); fascinating financial fantasies focused on efficiency to lower our taxes......  Observe, become informed, and maybe even contribute.

~ 3:45 - 5:15pm ~ Civic Youth Strategy Working Group at the Srs' Activity Ctr, Marine Room.

~ 7:30pm ~ WRA Mtg at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr
1.       Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse: Presentation on Clubhouse and appeal for input from membership
2.       Tree cutting policy: Discuss current tree-cutting policy for parks and private property - ask for support to have WRA notified if there is to be tree cutting in local parks
3.       Trucks entering Horseshoe Bay: Ask the District of West Vancouver to bring the Nelson St. hill into line with other dangerous down-hill locations e.g. 22nd St., in West Van.  There is a quieter and safer entrance from the highway; notice should be given at the highway brake check, and failing that, trucks could turn at the roundabout.

=3D=3D=3D  Wednesday, Sept 20  =3D=3D=3D
~ 5 - 7pm ~ Chamber of Commerce: Member Showcase at Steamworks at The Village in Park Royal [Details in last issue] To receive Chamber information, write to admin@westvanchamber.com or call 926 6614
~ 7 - 9pm ~ Board of Variance

=3D=3D=3D  Thursday, Sept 21  =3D=3D=3D

~ 4 - 7pm ~ Police Board mtg at Chamber of Commerce boardroom

~ 7:30pm ~  West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society AGM, St Stephen's 884 - 22nd
Speaker: Karen Calla, Acting Senior Program Review Biologist, Oceans/Watershed Planning and Restoration, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Vancouver
~ 7:30pm ~   Presentation: Riparian Areas Regulation -- A Status Report
At 8:15, AGM Agenda under the auspices of the indefatigable President Extraordinaire, Hugh Hamilton:
     1.   Call to Order
     2.   Review and Adoption of the minutes of the AGM 15 Sept 2005   
     3.   Receipt and consideration of:
                (i)     the Annual Report of the President
                (ii)    Financial Statements for the period ending 31 March 2006
     4.   Election of Directors of the Society
     5.   Open Discussion (the public is welcome to join the discussions)
     6.   Other Business (as may properly come before the meeting)
     7.   Adjournment (9:30)

=3D=3D=3D  Friday, Sept 22  =3D=3D=3D
Doors open at 7:30pm at the Library for the North Shore Celtic Ensemble
Don't miss this lively throng of young musicians performing traditional Celtic and Canadian folk music using a wide range of instruments. This free, non-ticketed event is part of Memorial Library's Free Friday Night Concert Series, funded by the generous bequest of Robert Leslie Welsh. Everybody is welcome. Reception hosted by the Friends of the Library. For information call 604-925-7402.

=3D=3D=3D  Sunday, Sept 24  =3D=3D=3D

+ Closing night for Bard on the Beach!

+  "Walk for Heart" in Ambleside Park, 10am
A fun-filled walk in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation where friends and families raise funds and increase awareness of heart disease, the leading cause of death among women. =46or more information or to register visit www.heartandstroke.ca or call 604-983-8492.
*** Here's a note from our MLA, Ralph Sultan, who had a little 'turn' himself as you know:
Pease support me in the Cheerios Heart & Stroke Walk for Heart on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 10.00 a.m. at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.  Walk either 3 km or 5 km -- whatever your heart can take.  Meet my team, Ralph's Ramblers at 9:30 a.m. for a warm-up.
If you want to join me and Ralph's Ramblers for the walk, all you need to do is go to www.heartandstroke.ca/walk and click on Register, British Columbia, West Vancouver, then Create your user ID now.  Look for the Ralph's Ramblers Team after you complete the personal information page and sign up with either the registration fee (it only costs $15), or raise $100 and waive the registration fee.  Be sure to enter as a Team member.
If you don't want to walk but still want to support me, you can pledge me online through the following link:
The Ambleside, West Vancouver Walk is currently the 4th highest fund-raiser Walk in all of Canada - only behind narrowly behind Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa!  So let's make the #1 spot!!!
Thanks so much and hope to see you then!
Ralph Sultan
Co-Chair for the Cheerios Heart & Stroke Walk for Heart - Sunday, September 24th, 2006 at Ambleside, West Vancouver

Selected artists=92 work will be scheduled for an exhibit at the FERRY BUILDING GALLERY in 2007.  [Requirement details in last issue.] For more information, please call 925-7290
LOCATION:    West Vancouver Seniors' Centre Activity Room, 21st Street/Marine Drive

=3D=3D=3D  Tuesday, Sept 26  =3D=3D=3D
~ 7 - 10pm ~ FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE meeting in Council Chamber -- update, presentation, public input!

=3D=3D=3D  Thursday, Sept 28  =3D=3D=3D
~ 4:30 - 6:30pm ~ DAC
~ 5 - 7pm ~ NSACD at CNV Municipal Hall

=3D=3D=3D  Friday, Sept 29  =3D=3D=3D
~ 6 - 8pm ~ Opening Reception at the FBG for exhibit, "Connexions" - Arnt Arntzen, metal furniture; Richard Tetrault, paintings.

=3D=3D=3D INFObit: Arts, Culture= , and Heritage Facility Devt Summary =3D=3D=3D

Further to the discussions Council had; details you probably wd like to know.
Here's the url for the whole report (almost 90 pages):

This part below gives the various studies councillors wanted to integrate and have plans/budget figures on as well as the recommendations Council was discussing.   Details you probably wd like to know.

5.7 Coordination with Other Studies
The present project is one of several current studies being undertaken by the District of West Vancouver. Others include:
* Ambleside Town Centre Strategy
* Ambleside Park Vision Plan
It is essential that the District fully coordinate the implementation of the Ambleside Town Centre and Park plans with each other and with that of the Arts Village. All address development and open space, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, business and community development, the CN right of way, and more.
A third current study also relates to the current project:
* Heritage Strategic Plan
The heritage aspects of the present study (e.g., the conservation of buildings and properties with heritage value, the future interpretation of the Navvy Jack House) should comply with the recommendations of the Heritage Strategic Plan. Likewise, any municipal or community organizational initiatives undertaken as a result of either study should
be coordinated (District staff are currently developing an organization plan for Council's review).

5.8 Summary of Overall Recommendations
Historic and Cultural Resources
* The Argyle Avenue character should be preserved and reinforced by either re-using existing buildings, where appropriate, or respecting the scale and materials of the neighbourhood in new construction.
* Planners need to take into account the diversity of non-residential historical land uses along Argyle in planning.
* The social dimension of Argyle Avenue's character should be respected. Historically, the area has been home to people of diverse economic and social status. An effort should be made to preserve this aspect of the avenue's character.
* The stories of individuals and families who lived along Argyle Avenue should be communicated to visitors.
Waterfront Zones and Community Connections
* Develop the 1500 Block as the heart of the Arts Village, focusing on the space at the foot of 15th Street as a Village Green.
* All arts and cultural uses along Argyle should be of appropriate size and function to retain a cottage scale and transparency with no black box uses on the waterfront.
* Retain the residential character of the 1400 block if it becomes a future expansion area of the Arts Village.
* Expand opportunities for public gatherings at the foot of 14th Street by creating a special events plaza and possible festival street.
* Enhance connections between the Arts Village and Ambleside business community through widened, more fully-landscaped sidewalks and boulevards, edged with retail uses on the north/south
streets. Allow for the closure of 14th Street between Marine Drive and Argyle for special events.
* Increase the opportunities for pedestrian links across the railway tracks, introducing mid-block crossings.
* Create an arts and culture anchor on Marine Drive, within a mixeduse development, possibly locating the Museum in the 1300 block of Marine Drive, ideally at the southeast corner of Marine Drive and 14th Street.
* Develop a park setting around Navvy Jack House, as a heritage site, and naturalize Lawson Creek.
* Traffic-calm vehicular access along Argyle Avenue, retaining limited parking and providing access for emergency and service vehicles.  Enhance the pedestrian and cycling uses along Argyle.
Existing Buildings
* Ferry Building: Retain for current use. Any additions to be above grade remain at "cottage" scale. Any alterations or additions must respect the heritage character-defining elements and be approved by the Heritage Advisory Committee and the District.
* Music Box: Demolish and replace with purpose-built structure(s).
* Silk Purse: Retain and add to existing structure in a manner sympathetic to the existing character. Suitable for intimate performing arts venue, and associated auxilliary functions.
* Navvy Jack House: Undertake conservation study and restore to previous state or preserve as is, according to recommendations.  Potential use as heritage interpretive centre and/or historic house museum, perhaps with ancillary food service or gallery.
* Gertrude Lawson House: Retain in present location.  Suitable for use as a public function such as a restaurant or
municipal reception centre.
* Klee Wyck: Retain house and grounds, perhaps with infill construction. Undertake conservation study, including looking at options for re-use. Suitable uses-public recreation (or cultural) uses in accordance with bequest. Relocate existing arts related uses to Argyle Arts Village.

=3D=3D=3D  CCL MINUTES July 24th, more...  =3D=3D=3D
                                                as promised b/c on table
5.3       Ambleside Park Vision Plan:  Further Information
D. Leavers (Manager of Parks and Environment) spoke relative to the further information report dated July 19, 2006 and responded to Council queries regarding whether commercial ventures would be considered for the park, project costs, service priorities, improvements to the lagoon and surrounding environment and possible partnerships with the Squamish Nation on lagoon restoration.
Discussion ensued relative to refinements to the plan, possible partnerships, consideration of type of restaurant, sports field house and baseball diamond and whether the park could accommodate all the suggested uses. D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) spoke relative to further information to be provided to Council.
MOVED by Soprovich, seconded by Vaughan:
            THAT the report dated July 19, 2006 titled "Ambleside Park Vision Plan:  Further Information from the Manager of Parks & Environment" be received. 
*  MOVED by Soprovich, seconded by Vaughan:
             THAT staff be directed to continue to refine the Ambleside Park Vision Plan and report back to Council with a budget.
             =46urther discussion ensued and D. Stuart responded to Council queries. 
            The question was then called on the motion.
CARRIED -- Councillors Clark, Ferguson and Smith voted in the negative
*  MOVED by Smith, seconded by Clark:
            1.         Staff be directed to explore possible partnerships with respect to development of a beachfront concession/restaurant/visitor use building and report back to Council by the end of September 2006.
            Discussion ensued and D. Stuart and D. Leavers responded to queries of Council
            The question was then called on the motion.
*  MOVED by Ferguson, seconded by Soprovich:
                        THAT staff be directed to explore partnerships with the Squamish Nation to address the restoration of, and ensure the health and stability of, the lagoon in Ambleside Park.
*  MOVED by Clark, seconded by Smith:
            THAT Staff be directed to continue planning a sports field house and special events venue.
CARRIED --  Councillors Day, Soprovich and Vaughan voted in the negative
*  MOVED by Soprovich, seconded by Day:
            2.         the Vision Plan be incorporated into the Ambleside Area Master Plan.
5.4       Arts and Culture Strategy - Arts, Culture and Heritage Facility Development Study and Concept Plan
            Councillor Ferguson (Chair, Arts and Culture Strategy Implementation Committee) provided introductory comments relative to the concept plan.
            J. Chuback (Deputy Director of Parks and Community Services) referred to the subject report dated July 17, 2006, provided a PowerPoint presentation and spoke relative to: Strategic Direction; Priority Strategies; Facility Study Objectives; Arts, Culture and Heritage =46acilities Development Study; Study Focus; Criteria for Successful Cultural Districts; Ambleside Arts Village Vision; Arts Precinct; Design Principles.
            J. Chuback also spoke relative to: Community Priorities; Consultant Recommended Implementation Plan; Next Steps; Ferry Building Gallery; Major Visual Arts Gallery; and Moving Forward.
            Council commented relative to components of the concept plan.
            Councillor Ferguson requested that the entire motion be read, and that each clause then be considered separately.
*  MOVED by Ferguson, seconded by Clark:
            1.        The West Vancouver Arts, Culture and Heritage Facility Development Study be received.
*  MOVED by Ferguson, seconded by Clark:
            2.        Phase l, as outlined in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Facility Development Study be identified as a priority with the focus on the expansion and enhancement of the Ferry Building Gallery.
                        Discussion ensued and Councillor Ferguson responded to Council queries relative to components of Phase 2, costs, the Ferry Building Gallery, land use and access to the waterfront and reviewed the considerations leading to the recommendations.  D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) spoke relative to the number of concurrent studies in progress and the need to know whether Council supports them conceptually, and responded to Council queries.  Further discussion ensued.
                        The question was then called on the motion.
CARRIED -- Councillors Soprovich and Vaughan voted in the negative
MOVED by =46erguson, seconded by Clark:
            3.        Authorization be given to develop a concept plan for this community gallery for consideration by Council, utilizing architectural consultants, local artists and citizens.
CARRIED -- Councillors Soprovich and Vaughan voted in the negative
MOVED by =46erguson, seconded by Clark:
            4.        The concept of a major gallery in the Ambleside Town Centre be supported in principle and that staff be authorized to undertake further work on size and location.
*  MOVED by Ferguson, seconded by Clark:           
            5.        The Arts, Culture and Heritage Facility Study be integrated with the Ambleside Town Centre Strategy and the Ambleside Park Vision Plan.
{Your Editor strongly urges you to get a copy of the study since they are major changes and devts for Ambleside.  Really exciting.  Get involved in the planning.  Details regarding the studies and the recommendations are printed in the section above.} 

=3D=3D=3D  CCL MINUTES July 27th  =3D=3D=3D
                                "tying up loose ends" -- you be da judge
1.         CALL TO ORDER
            The meeting was called to order at 8:30 am.
Prior to dealing with the regular order of business, Mayor Goldsmith-Jones announced that Council had resolved to enter into an agreement with the West Vancouver Youth Band to rent space in the new community centre.
2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA as circulated.
3.1       Council Meeting Minutes, July 17, 2006
4.         REPORTS
4.1       Environmental Strategy Progress Report (File: 1015?00)
MOVED by Smith, seconded by =46erguson:
            1.         The report dated July 4, 2006 titled Environmental Strategy Progress Report be received; and
            2.         Appendix A to the report dated July 4, 2006 titled Environmental Strategy Progress Report, be published on the District webpage and made available for the public at the District Hall and Library.
4.2       1548  Argyle Avenue - Demolition of Dwelling and Conversion of land to Public Use
MOVED by Soprovich, seconded by Vaughan:
            THAT the report dated June 26, 2006 from the Land and Property Agent regarding demolition of the dwelling at 1548 Argyle Avenue and conversion of the land to public use be received.
***  {So this was approved by Ccl some time ago and this just confirms it's been done???} 

4.3       Proprietary Transit Shelter Service - [Lions'] Gate North  Bridge Head             E. Barth (Director of Engineering and Transportation) spoke relative to the subject report dated July 24, 2006 and responded to Council queries regarding proposed locations of the three transit shelters, financial considerations, and advertising on the shelters.  Discussion ensued.
MOVED by Vaughan, seconded by Smith:
            1.         Council receive the report from the Manager Roads and Transportation entitled Proprietary Transit Shelter Service - [Lions'] Gate North Bridge Head.
            2.         Council direct staff to enter into negotiations with Pattison Outdoors for the supply, installation, and maintenance of three transit shelters in the area of the Lions Gate North Bridge Head for a period of three years after which the program may be re-assessed; and to report back to Council with the proposed agreement prior to proceeding.
CARRIED --  Councillor Day voted in the negative
***  {Hope they don't crowd out or block the billboards..... :-) }
4.4       Rock Blasting for Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility Construction
E. Barth (Director of Engineering and Transportation) spoke relative to the subject report dated July 13, 2006, responded to Council queries regarding preparations for the construction of the facility and blasting impact, and confirmed that information regarding the blasting and facility construction will be provided to the community.

***  {when? }

MOVED by Clark, seconded by Soprovich:
            THAT authority be given to District staff to execute an agreement for rock blasting in preparation for construction of the Eagle Lake Membrane Filtration Facility building.

***  {has there been any update on the cost of this and hoped-for savings given current circumstances? }
4.5       Accretions and Natural Boundary Adjustments - Information Update and Proposed Change to Notification Procedure
D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) spoke relative to the subject report dated July 12, 2006 and responded to Council queries regarding the Province's jurisdiction with respect to natural boundary adjustments and the continuation of notification to area residents and Council.          
MOVED by Day, seconded by Soprovich:
            THAT the procedure for notifying and responding to accretion and natural boundary adjustment applications under the Land Title Act be amended to discontinue the practice of placing public notices in the newspaper.
***  {IMHO this NEVER shd hv bn done before ascertaining that the Province will provide notice in our local papers.  Are we losing the long-established right of public access to the foreshore?  Why does DWV not want to make sure we know?  It affects assessments as well, not to mention precedents.  Are Ralph and Joan listening???}

4.6       Youth Competition and Recognition Fund Application - Graeme Bant and Gemma Goulder
MOVED by Ferguson, seconded by Clark:
            1.         Approval be given to allocate funding for travel expenses from the Youth Competition and Recognition Fund in the sum of $200.00 for Graeme Bant  to attend the Canadian National Cycling Championships and the Tour of Abitibi an International race taking place in Quebec.
            2.         Approval be given to allocate funding for travel expenses from the Youth Competition and Recognition Fund in the sum of $100.00 to Gemma Goulder to attend California Cup Field Hockey Festival.
4.7       Youth Competition and Recognition Fund Application - Emily Yamaguchi and Irwin park Destination Imagination Team
MOVED by Smith, seconded by =46erguson:
            1.         Approval be given to allocate funding for travel expenses from the Youth Competition and Recognition Fund in the sum of $200.00 for Emily Yamaguchi to attend the National Soccer Championships in Edmonton.
            2.         Approval be given to allocate funding for travel expenses from the Youth Competition and Recognition Fund in the sum of $700.00 for Irwin Park Destination Imagination Team to attend the Destination Imagination competition in Knoxville, USA.
4.8       Coho =46estival 2006 - Sign Bylaw Exemption (File:  0510?13)
MOVED by Soprovich, seconded by Day:
            1.         The report dated July 19, 2006 from the Deputy Director of Parks and Community Services be received;
                 2.          Exemption to the Sign Bylaw No. 3775, 1992 be approved for the Coho Festival 2006 being held on Sunday, September 10, 2006.
4.9       Miscellaneous Policy Procedure Changes (File:  0282?01)

D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) and S. Nicholls (Director of Planning, Lands and Permits) responded to Council queries relative to sections 3.4 and 3.5 of the report dated July 17, 2006, regarding duplex approvals, and reporting to Council with respect to development applications.     
MOVED by Vaughan, seconded by =46erguson:
            THAT Council approve the miscellaneous policy and procedure changes set out in the report dated July 17, 2006 from the Director of Administrative Services and Manager of Community Planning and bring forward bylaw amendments, where appropriate.
***  {While glad my comment at an earlier PQP not to implement the changes before putting this out to the public for input, a bit disconcerting that changes have been approved.  One consolation is that amendments can take place at Second Reading.  It wd help, however, if the Policy Procedure Bylaw cd be circulated with the changes indicated, either by bars or in italics so we can see the improvement -- and even suggest further improvements.   As an example, it is positively antediluvian to require ccl mtg agendas be posted outside the M Hall door but not put on the website.  How many of you go by the M Hall between Thursday evening and Monday to see what's going to be decided at the mtg???}


MOVED by Clark, seconded by =46erguson:
            THAT Consent Agenda items as follows, be approved:
=B7        Item 5.1.1 - West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Fee for Service Agreement

***  {Wdn't it be nice to see how much the WV taxpayer is paying and for what???}

=B7        Item 5.1.3 - Development Permit Application No. 06?036, 2533  Garden Court (Lot 23); and Development Permit Application No. 06?037, 2563  Garden Court (Lot 15)

***  {Devt Permit for what???}

=B7        Item 6.1 - Correspondence;
            AND THAT Consent Agenda items as follows, be excluded:
=B7        Item 5.1.2 - Rezoning and Development Permit Application 06?034 (Collingwood School Wentworth Campus)
=B7        Item 6.1.1 - J. Peterson, July 10, 2006 regarding Eagleridge Noise)
=B7         Item 6.1.3 - C. Taylor, Minister, Ministry of Finance, June 22, 2006 regarding        Home Owner Grant Program.
The following excluded Consent Agenda items were then considered:

5.1.2          Rezoning and Development Permit Application 06?034 (Collingwood School Wentworth Campus)
            D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) and S. Nicholls (Director of Planning, Lands and Permits) referred to the subject report dated July 10, 2006 and responded to Council queries regarding timing of further information from the applicant, traffic issues at the existing Wentworth campus, and bylaw enforcement. 

***  {Hm.  Wd have been nice to know what the answers were.  Now you know why I do transcripts so you know what was discussed, ie the reasons and replies.  Bet the neighbours and those affected by the traffic wd like to know about this too.}

Council then agreed:
THAT the Council Information Report from the Community Planner titled, Rezoning and Development Permit Application 06-034 (Collingwood School Wentworth Campus) be received.

6.1.1          J. Peterson, July 10, 2006, regarding Eagleridge Noise (File:  1603?12)
            E. Barth (Director of Engineering and Transportation) responded to Council queries relative to construction and vehicle noise in the subject area disturbing area residents, meetings with the contractor to deal with issues raised and consideration for the neighbourhood with respect to the construction noise,  bylaw enforcement relative to the contractor's work under provincial legislation, and start and end times of daily construction.
            At 9:06 am Councillor Smith noted a potential conflict of interest with respect to the subject matter as his company delivers fuel to the project, and left the meeting.
                  Discussion ensued relative to the negative impact of construction noise on area residents and whether there were any measures the District could take.  E. Barth informed that staff will continue to work with the contractor to try to mitigate the noise impact on area residents and noted that the contractor has been doing whatever they can within their ability to decrease the construction noise impact on residents.  D. Stuart (Chief Administrative Officer) noted that the hazard of forest fires also impacted the contractor's construction times and commented regarding project delays and responded to further queries of Council. 

***  {So infuriatingly vague.  How I wish I'd gone to the meeting to know hear this additional information from the queries and replies.}

Council then agreed that the subject correspondence from J. Peterson be:
                  Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
            At 9:15 am Councillor Smith returned to the meeting.

6.1.3          C. Taylor, Minister of Finance, June 22, 2006, regarding Home Owner    Grant  Program
             Discussion ensued relative to the percentage of West Vancouver property owners who receive only a portion, or none of, the home owner grant, involvement of MLAs, and whether the District could join with other municipalities in the region to negotiate with the Province regarding the grant threshold.  Council received the letter from C. Taylor, Minister of Finance, June 22, 2006 regarding Home Owner Grant Program, for information.

***  {Whether?  surely yes!  when will a decision be made???}

5.1.1          West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Fee for Service Agreement
                  THAT the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Fee for Service Agreement and License [sic] to Occupy dated June 07, 2004 be received for information.

***  {To explain: licence is the noun and license is the verb.  Look at your driver's licence.  OTOH we have licensed (past participle) premises, and a licensing (present participle) permit/officer.  This distinction has been pointed out many times to the Hall over the past couple of years -- they're getting better but guess it has penetrated completely or to those proofreading (if anyone does).}

5.1.2          Excluded from Consent Agenda (Rezoning and Development Permit Application 06?034 (Collingwood School Wentworth Campus)
                  Previously considered.
5.1.3          Development Permit Application No. 06?036, 2533  Garden Court (Lot 23); and Development Permit Application No. 06?037, 2563 Garden Court (Lot 15)
                  THAT the Council Information Report from the Manager, Community Planning dated July 14, 2006 regarding Development Permit Application No. 06-036 for 2533 Garden Court and Development Permit Application No. 06-037 for 2563 Garden Court be received.

***  {Received?  already done or still to be considered?}

6.         OTHER ITEMS

            THAT Correspondence items 6.1.1 to be approved for action as indicated; and correspondence items 6.1.3 to 6.1.6 be received for information.
Action Required
6.1.1         = ; Excluded from Consent Agenda (J. Peterson, July 10, 2006, regarding Eagleridge Noise)
                  Previously considered.
6.1.2          S. Vennesland, July 23, 2006, regarding [three]-minute time limit for speakers during Council Meetings
                              Referred to Director of Administrative Services for consideration and response.      M. Crombie, Executive Director, British Columbia Paraplegic Association, July 24, 2006, regarding Harmony Arts Festival and wheelchair accessible parking spaces
                              Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
6.1.3         Excluded from Consent Agenda (C. Taylor, Minister, Ministry of =46inance, June 22, 2006, regarding Home Owner Grant (HOG) Program)
                              Previously considered.
6.1.4         A. Dinwoodie, Chair, Union of British Columbia Nominating Committee, July 21, 2006, regarding executive nominations
6.1.5         J. Anderson, Deputy Corporate Officer, Regional District of North Okanagan, July 20, 2006, regarding 2006 UBCM Convention - Restrict Staking of Mineral Claims on Private property and Impacts on Water Quality of Mineral Exploration in Watersheds
Responses to Correspondence
6.1.6         B. A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, July 19, 2006, to N. Coates regarding Traffic Calming on Gordon Avenue, 21st Street and 22nd Street  
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items.
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones reported on attendance at the recent GVRD Board meeting regarding the Sustainable Region Initiative and at GVRD committee meetings.         
Councillor Day commented relative to the decision of the GVRD Board Chair regarding committees.
Councillor Ferguson commented relative to the GVRD Board Chair's decision regarding committees and requested that the Chair be asked to consider sharing responsibility of committees with Councillors.

8.         PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS -- There were no questions or comments.

***  {Highly unlikely given so little notice, told nothing important, and held at 8:30 in the morning......}
9.         ADJOURNMENT (9:25 am)

=3D=3D=3D  CCL NOTES Sept 1= 1th  =3D=3D=3D

Various comments: nice to be back; nice to be missed
Mayor: wish to extend nice to be back, welcome back; ev looks healthy and rested
before we begin, wd like to mention that former Mayor Derrick Humphreys passed away this summer
thank Cclr Clark attending his funeral on my behalf
wd like to read what presented to his family on that occasion
extend condolences last week
Derrick Humphreys, involved and respected, served many years, 1978 - 86
alderman 1957 - 64 in CNV
as mayor (here) numerous initiatives: HBay Downtown project; grant of arms for coat of arms, v Derrick; stickler for heraldry, with wife Margaret the chain we wear in exercise of our duties; Amb Downtown Revit; Amb by the Sea; Expo 86 cmte; various cmtes/boards
in 1981 inaugural address to Ccl, his vision: a place of high standards, for quality of life to be maintained and improved by the duty of its ccl, staff, and residents which he quoted in book his A Place of Excellence; and we still often remark WV is a place of excellence, and credit Derrick for that
In 1995 recognized outstanding service, bestowed honour of =46reeman of Municipality (DWV)
on a personal note, I added remarks
he had big white car with a licence plate, MAYOR; spoke in superlatives; had Britishness about him you either loved or wished he'd tone down a bit
Good sense of hum; poured a stiff gin and tonic
met him, he said I thought I might be a mayor one day, spoke of what he imparted to Mark Sager
gave me book of wch he was proud and some old files must read
loved WV and all of us in the cmnty; had long and distinguished career, his passing end of an era
think he wd say he has passed the torch to us to continue to make WV a place of excellence
To Derrick's family, thank you for sharing him with us; he will be missed
As well, sadly former Mayor Loucks of CNV died last week; his service tomorrow at Cent at 2 o'clock; everyone invited
Ambitious plans for the fall
beginning with Ev Dr Town Hall mtg tomorrow, cmnty invited
FSTF will be holding a public process reported to Ccl end of Sept
well positioned to impact our budget 2007
cmty ctr excavation complete; pouring
will have report to Ccl on progress end of Sept; will have quarterly reports from then on
I meet weekly with mgmt team; can bring up anything any time; want to be as transparent and accountable as possible
new cmte structure going to take shape this fall
setting up many new working groups, will be advertising, watch for it
some of wch: Rodgers Creek Cmnty Plan Steering Group; SG also for Heritage Plan; possibility of new art gallery in Amb; Amb town plan; beginning of new process
tonight testing of live streaming of ccl mtg only; only fed internally to see how works
in next week or so; residents will be able to click on a ccl mtg, ccl agenda item from past, watch debate on their PC or watch it any time they care to in its entirety; don't have to remember to watch it at 9 o'clock on Tuesday

amend by withdrawing item 3 and adding 5.1, cancellation of Sept 18 cmte of whole mtg
2. ADOPTION OF MINUTES: July 24 and 27 {Minutes are in above sections}


3.         Development Variance Permit Application 06-035 (3356  Radcliffe Avenue)  -- WITHDRAWN

4.         Development Variance Permit No. 06?032 (6836 Copper Cove Road) -- received for consideration on Monday, September 18, 2006.

5.         New Municipal Officials Indemnification Bylaw No. 4486, 2006 --  received.
 JC: on p3 refers to official, it says current and former, why? everybody who's ever worked for us or held office going back 75 years?
MClk: recommendation by solicitor; believe under Cmnty Charter, will check
JC: what wd we indemnify them for: some misstep in past?
CAO: just to ensure you're not opening yourself to a law suit as a result of an election
if an action occurred within your term of office and if you didn't run again, wd not want that
JC: surely these wd be civil cases and there'd be statutes of limitations? two years
CAO: cd have circumstance, didn't move forward until after you've left office of employ
activity while elected or employed, later on find yourself out of pocket to defend yourself
JC: okay
[MOTION read a first, second and third time and CARRIED, after 5.1 b/c actually motion not done at that time; then back to 5.1.]
5.l  Sept 18 Cmte of Whole mtg cancelled and a regular mtg be held 7pm Sept 18 in Chamber


Mayor: imagine quite a few since six weeks of Correspondence so just do 7 and 8 now
Sop: re 8, was drawn to Applications based on Watercourse regulations; we're ahead of many Ms
In the applications, there are four within riparian areas of creeks
find kind of curious, four now and probably a lot more in future
possible to work within five metres top of bank, how is that an improvement to those prior to change
indications were limited action in homes along creeks in est'd nbrhds, wd allow some flexibility and some nonconformity in that; see four recently and a lot of new homes now being given the flexibility 
yet the statement here we're way ahead of the game
find it v curious
GBoyle: the bylaws typically deal within nbrhds not the Upper Lands; only ones staff delegated to deal with
deal within the riparian area wch is top of bank to 15 metres, and in fact bylaw specific 5m we want to keep unless building already there
how these bldgs interface in 5 to 15 m area; formalize what was informal in the past
Sop: when the area above the hwy b/c a nbrhd will they have the right to proceed with 5m top of bank
GB: completely different set of regulations process with Upper Lands and future nbrhds
first step is Rodgers Area plan
going to define a lot of areas for protection, what's going to be public and private properties
Sop: if our laws in place and govt said our laws better than anyone else and their laws not in place yet, what was wrong with our laws in the first place?
CAO: the new bylaw really does allow us to do a lot on a case-by-case basis
getting substantive improvements to the areas as a result of the bylaws
the govt proposals, that opportunity wd be out of our hands
getting really good success, talk to our env'tal coordinator, homeowners looking to do improvements, env'tally conscious, willing to do replantings, etc; getting better
Mayor: flagged b/c of watercourse, so Ccl knows that so will require more on part of homeowner
wd be good to have a report on that b/c new and we want to be aware from the homeowners how this is working, how benefiting watercourses
Sop: fraught with nonconforming and fraught with injury to env'mt
Mayor: think opposite, but will get status report
CAO: sure
[Motions 7 and 8 Passed/Carried]

6.         Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
=B7        Item 7 -    West Vancouver Solid Waste Utility - Information  Update & North Shore Recycling Program - 2005 Annual Report
=B7        Item 8 -    Development Applications Status List (File:  1010?01)
=B7        Item 9 -    Correspondence items for action and receipt as indicated.

Mayor: go to Item 9, top
JF made motion
Mayor: any items Ccl wants to pull out?

[53.       R. Thorpe, Minister, Ministry of Small Business and Revenue and Minister Responsible for Regulatory Reform, August 15, regarding review of the property assessment and appeal system ]

Sop: one from Minister Thorpe re small biz re prop review regarding prop assessment and appeal system
forwarded to Tax Sustainability Cmte for their file
Mayor: Mr Stuart and I discussed that this morning, thought we'd formally respond and bring it up with Minister Taylor

[44.       V. Philip Boname, President, Urbanics Consultants Ltd., August 05, 2006, regarding proposed development "The Terraces at Ambleside"]

Sop: read with interest a proposal from Mr Boname, who's in the audience this evening.
one is an art gallery proposal
wd that be helpful to the Amb Review process we're doing now?
Mayor: Mr S, how wd you suggest
getting a lot of interest in what's going in Amb; various proposals; imp to know where being referred to
CAO: as a matter of practice, a lot of interest; what we're doing is that they're being circulated to approp staff
not a matter of responding, just acknowledging receipt
those individuals interested then included in some sort of mailing list to apprise them of progress
Mayor: Idea of when Amb Town Plan coming to Ccl?
GB: actually planner working on this away, back mid-Sept
planning to bring back to Ccl mid-fall; have to talk about what process wd be
VV: Item 44 wanted separated; are we discussing reasons? or discussions for later point
Mayor: yes

[JF speaking for a couple of minutes but mikes off so unintelligible, and not on videotape either ~ 7:;22, sounded like reports re Ambleside; and JF: reports re GST, then question about Water Reservoir
picks up here]
JC: this item will be on GVRD Finance cmte this Thurs
Mayor: refer this; Mr Stuart, wd you write a letter; convey our support.
Anything further under Correspondence?

[29.       D. Close, August 17, 2006, regarding Blasting in Green Belt Behind 5100 Block Keith Road Properties
Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.]

Sop: item 29 re blasting out in Caulfeild
Met with Mr Close, walked the prop, bluffs above his home
one more unit to go on the bluff
saw holes drilled in greenbelt, ready for big blast in rock
stopped by staff; concern no blasting in that area for fear rocks roll down
other request, safety nets
other methods; not use a rockwall concept of stacking
assume staff have those concerns, and something underway, be done to move quickly, mitigate, in that corner
Mayor: know staff moved quickly
GB: following initial contact with Mr Close; work was stopped
determined useful to have a geotechnical reports b/c some loose rock on that greenbelt area
concern the M property, parkland, greenbelt area
Parks will look at report
if goes ahead, will be public notification; quite concerned about ensuring stability
Sop: not objecting to the house, the danger they wd face
Assured be attended to:
Mayor: partway through that
someone here re No. 25
doing this in an unconventional manner b/c so much going on

[25.       T. Webster, Regional Loss Prevention Coordinator, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, regarding "Zero Crash Month"
            Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.]

Mr Webster: have seen reduction; 71 crashes that didn't happen
here to talk about results from last year; ask if Ccl will endorse
province-wide 16% reduction for Oct
every crash avoided saves $1m in claims; hoping for support
Mayor: received; will have for Oct
RD: know you're not police but have you some influence with province?
Upper Levels to Cut, lots of accidents
need more police presence, undermanned
if I had clout with ICBC, improve traffic, policing on major hwys
Ans: not able to speak; aggressive driving campagin, excellent support from WVPD; worked with Staff Sergeant
some issues wrt RCMP staffing and availability for patrols
ICBC does support policing but in broader scale, we don't direct where money goes
RD: RCMP resp in NV?
Ans: based out of Bby, from Gagliardi to WV border
RD: provincial police?
Ans: that hwy is its own jurisdiction
RD: defined unit? okay.
JC: Mr Webster sits on our school traffic cmte and he's been a big help in many ways and we appreciate it.


JF: attended 14th annual Pioneer Skiers' gathering on your behalf at Hollyburn Lodge
from 1920s, 30s, and 40s; some couples, met their spouse up there; touching reunion
thrilled and delighted, send congratulations for its cultural capitals grant
Luxton doing engg feasibility study for Hollyburn Lodge for part of the grant.
things looking positive; they send their thanks
Mayor: excellent, thx for going

Sop: you and I attended Howe Sound Cmnty Forum
Peter Milburn report as to progress
Ms looking with great delight as to new road; Sq is going to be the hub of many things; WV we got short end of goodies
assure you hwy's going to be safe; better for ev and the travelling public, important
Sunday the annual Coho Festival -- amazes me how great this Ccl is as cooks; extremely successful
been involved pretty well the whole length of the term, amazed at turnout and keeps growing; all for the aid of salmon
Mayor: excellent turnout

JC: as acting mayor in your absence, a v quiet month, terrific
our staff often get beaten up on a regular basis when public think they're not doing their job
on Sat visited at my store by a resident, had a complaint about bulge, about extension at 21st and Fulton; had letter
phone our Engg Dept at home, Barth, visited within 15 min, spoke to resident, halted the work for a day and a half; resolved issue; happened in about an hour and a half and resident came and thanked me as a result of one phone all, but I credit Mr Barth and hope the Mgr passes that on to him
the other thing that I have, a book on Seawalk, written by Mark Averin (sp?), in precarious health condition; lives nearby
just been published, for you; interesting read, given his situation, observations of our seawalk
Mayor: "One Man's Interaction with the WV Seawalk"; maybe we cd put in Library
JC: I have left a copy for the Library
Mayor: tyvm and you'll have to give me his address to write.

Mayor:  Harmony Arts was outstanding this year
Spirit of the West concert, staff never seen anything like that
just fantastic, our own central park
result of capital cultures fund, able to do a little more
a reception for sponsor, etc; good indication of the will to expand cultural experience in WV
outstanding job by staff


CR: thank you, Mayor and Ccl; hope you all had a great sumer
last time I was inviting you to the RoyalTea
this time, it's the North Shore Heritage Weekend this weekend
sorry came a little bit late so don't know if Cclr Day told you about all the really great events
RD: I didn't; go ahead and fill us in--
CR: didn't bring [brochure] with me, I thought you'd done it
starts with talk by Michael Kluckner, well-known BC artist, on Friday night; walks; Mollie Nye Cream Tea; Port tours; [Heritage] Home tours on Sunday
Museum having big bangup on Sat b/c last day of Living Edge exhibit
they've arranged for an exhibit of cars from the 1950s and 60s so they asked me to put in my 1965 Renault Caravelle [cream convertible], but I'm sure there'll be lots of other cars there too
meet other ppl in the groups
sure brochures in the library, posters; it will be great
meant to mention this first
wd like to add my thanks and appreciation to the Dir/Engg Mr Barth
whenever a resident has come to me with a question and I've sent them to Mr Barth, been answered right away and satisfactorily
He's a real gem so I want to add my compliments to the work that he does
Anyway, hope we'll see you at some of the events on the weekend; it'll be lots of fun

Mayor: think this is the calm before the storm
Sop: Cclr Smith said if I didn't talk so much we'd get out early......


REMINDERS for later:
61.       E. S. Holitzki, Manager of Bylaw & Licencing [sic] Services to H. Ruiterman, July 24, 2006, regarding Traffic Fine
* {There's no such word or version whether UK, US, or Canada]
65.       C. Parsons, Urban Design Planner to Owners Strata Plan VR?93 ("The Argyle"), August 10, 2006, regarding Replacement of Tree at "The Argyle"
66.       C. Parsons, Urban Design Planner to J. Cairns, August 10, 2006 regarding Replacement of Tree at "The Argyle"
* {The above mention replacement tree but now how the condition of the Devt Permit got changed without Ccl's knowledge or approval.}

=3D=3D=3D  CCL Mtg AGENDA f= or Sept 18th  =3D=3D=3D

2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES --  No items presented.

3.         M. Webb, July 06, 2006, regarding North Shore Spring Bear Fest
REPORTS  --  Bylaws are passed by a simple majority vote unless otherwise noted. 
4.         Report on Town Hall Meeting re Evelyn Drive Area Plan
            To be provided on table.

5.         Development Variance Permit No. 06-032 (6836 Copper Cove Road)
At the September 11, 2006 meeting, Council received the report dated August 21, 2006 from the Community Planner
        THAT all written and verbal submissions...be received.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
        THAT Staff report back
        THAT the DVP Application, which would provide for additions and alterations to an existing home with variances to Front Yard and Side Yard be approved.
6.         Proposed Enhancements Within a Covenant Area (1555 Chippendale Court)             RECOMMENDED:
            THAT Creek Protection Area Covenant (BG130860) not be enforced to allow the removal of invasive species subject to landscaping being provided in accordance with proposed Development Permit 06-011 (1555 Chippendale Court).
7.         Subdivision and Heritage Revitalization Agreement (2089 Westdean Crescent) Bylaw No. 4484, 2006
            THAT owners and occupiers of property within 50 metres of 2089 Westdean Crescent be notified of Council's intention to enter into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the owners.
            THAT Heritage Revitalization Agreement (2089 Westdean Crescent) Bylaw No. 4484, 2006 be read a first, second and third time on October 2, 2006.
            THAT the requirement of a minimum highway frontage of 10% of lot perimeter, per Section 944 of the Local Government Act, be waived for proposed Lot "B".
8.         North Shore Disaster Bylaw No. 4485, 2006 (File:  1610?20?4485)
            THAT the report from the Acting Director, North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO), entitled "North Shore Disaster Bylaw" dated August 8, 2006, be received. 
            THAT the North Shore Disaster Bylaw No. 4485, 2006 be read a first, second and third time. 

9.         Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence

10.       Municipal Officials Indemnification Bylaw No. 4486, 2006 (File:  1610?20?4486)

11.       No items presented. 


12.       Correspondence for Action and Information

Requests for Delegation
12.1    D. Gottlieb-Tanaka, Chair, The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, July 21, 2006, regarding request for delegation re support in principle to establish a centre for the arts in dementia care on the North Shore
            Referred to the Municipal Clerk for response regarding delegation scheduling.
Action Required
12.2.   D. & S. Erb, September 04, 2006, regarding Collingwood School - Morven Campus and parking issues
            Referred to Director of Administrative Services for consideration and response.
12.3.   D. Loukidelis, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, August 30, 2006, regarding Local Government Surveillance Bylaw Report
            Referred to Director of Administrative Services for consideration and response.
12.4    R. Walton, Mayor, District of North Vancouver, September 05, 2006, regarding invitation to participate in the Annual Halloween Family Fireworks Spectacular
            Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.

No Action Required (receipt only)
12.5    Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
            (a)       =46iscal Sustainability Task Force, July 18, 2006 (File:  0115?FSTF1?01)
12.6.   B. Hansson, August 24, 2006, regarding Squamish Nation and billboards (File:  0166-02-01)
12.7.   J. Bant, September 07, 2006, regarding Squamish Nation and billboards (File:  0166-02-01)
12.8.   H. Kardos, September 07, 2006, regarding 4769 "The Highway" (File:  1010?20?05?026)
12.9.   K. Galarneau & A. Wilkinson, August 31, 2006, regarding thank you to District staff
12.10  D. Boyd, undated, regarding billboards and the floral clock (File:  0166?02?01/2160?03?AMBL1)
12.11  R. Carder, September 07, 2006, regarding Squamish Nation and billboards (File:  016?02?01)
12.12  R. =46. B. Wood, President & CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon and S. McDonald, Executive Director, BC Lung Association, August 29, 2006, regarding Union of British Columbia Municipalities resolution to make British Columbia 100% Smoke Free with No Provision for Designated Smoking Rooms
12.13  C. Wyse, MLA - Cariboo-South, Official Opposition, Local Government Critic, Province of British Columbia, September 05, 2006, regarding lack of paramedic services in rural and remote communities
12.14  C. McCormick, September 13, 2006, regarding Town Hall Meeting, Evelyn Drive Area Plan

Responses to Correspondence
12.15  B. A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation to S. Spassov, September 01, 2006, regarding Bonnymuir Place - Pavement Maintenance
Responses to Questions in Question Period -- 12.16  No items presented.

14.  PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS  (3 minutes per speaker)

=3D=3D=3D  QUOTATIONS  =3D=3D=3D  Since it's back to school, here are some on learning and teaching.....

Chinese proverb: Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

Alice Wellington Rollins:
The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.

Ignacio Estrada: If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

Patricia Neal: A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

Anonymous/Author Unknown:
A good teacher is like a candle -- it consumes itself to light the way for others.
but also as an Italian proverb:
The teacher is like the candle, which lights others in consuming itself.
The teacher is like the candle, which lights others in...

[With thanks to Dr Mardy Grothe:]  On May 26, 1689, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was baptized in London.  While not particularly well-known today, she was one of the most colourful women of her era.  She was a great wit with a vivacious personality, principally remembered as a prolific letter writer.  She was also highly regarded as a poet and essayist.  In one letter, she offered this paradoxical insight:
"A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable, is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly."
Lady Montagu was at her best, however, when she was trying to communicate an important life message via an analogy:
"People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed."

William Arthur Ward:
=3D Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
=3D The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
=3D Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
=3D If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
=3D Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
=3D When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
=3D A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
=3D To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
=3D It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.
=3D Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

Frank A. Clark, writer (1911- ): We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't.

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
                                -- =46riedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser -- in case you thought optimism was dead.
                                -- Robert Brault, software developer, writer (1972- )