Nov 19th AGENDAS
Calendar to Dec 5th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

HERITAGE: madly having meetings to see what can be done to save Erickson's Graham residence, an extraordinary piece of architecture nationally and internationally known.
Please send your suggestions to heritage@westvan.org or call 922 4400.  See Calendar Nov 22nd for film, "Concrete Poetry", an event by the Arthur Erickson Conservancy, and see Erickson section at end.
A bylaw to revise ccl procedures -- do get a copy and see if you agree.  We already know that Cclr VV wants some changes and Cclr Sop has 14 amendments!  It's about meetings and much more.  Very important.  How Council will function.  Unfortunately the note on the agenda says information will be provided -- not clear whether later (it's not with the agenda on the DWV website now) or only on table at the mtg.  Hope that means time given to consider changes proposed by cclrs.
After Youth Safe House, great recommendations from the Child Care WG, and a DVP for 866 20th St:
=  the Five-Year Financial Plan AMENDMENT (but we'll have a week for input)
=  an animal control and licence bylaw (read DOGS), a business licence bylaw (fees and charges)
=  an OCP Zoning Amendment for 2396/2388 Marine Drive, and something new (a precedent?) to consider the nbrhd mtgs plus the staff report sufficient public consultation.  My concern is wondering if this did not provide enough time for various possibilities for this property to be explored and for the cmnty to have a say as to what benefits/amenities we shd receive in return for this higher density being granted (IF the increase is accepted).
=  Dir/Planning's report on Zoning intent and consistency of regulations
=  the DVP for 5517 Ocean Place to be considered Dec 10
=  Minutes of cmte mtgs and Correspondence on Dogs, Hugo Ray Park, Tsawwassen Treaty, TILMA, etc
=  Vive le Canada; UPDATES (Rodgers Creek, Navvy Jack, WV Opera); CALENDAR to Dec 5th; WEBWATCH (BBC/Mid East Women/Afghanistan)
=  Nov 19th Ccl AGENDAS; Update, Letter, Erickson's description of the Graham house; Quotations
=== VIVE LE CANADA: Our MP sits a= s an Independent in Ottawa.  Vive l'independance! :-)
>  Congratulations to Ruth Payne of FBG fame, winner of this year's Baha'i Unity in Diversity Award
>  THUMBS DOWN to Council and Parks Dept for killing/removing 50-year-old Atlas Cedar wch even by their reckoning wd last "five to 25 years", quite apart from having it prominently shown in the model and initial commitments to keep it.  We penalize devprs, what about Ccl or the Parks Dept?
>  STREAMKEEPERS:  John Barker and Jim Torry report so far 22 salmon spied on Lawson Creek!  Hugh Hamilton says none on Rodgers, Pipe, or Cave/Turner however.
>  RODGERS CREEK DWV Reports and updates from Oct 29 and Nov 8 mtgs: http://www.westvancouver.ca/upload/documents/presentations/rodgers_creek/Rodgers_Creek_ADP_Overview_Oct11_2007.swf and
Some FACTS:  The area is 209.5 acres.  Divided into six areas.  Current proposal is for 524 units (av size ~3500sf but this will probably change) wch is 2.5upa, and about 55% will be left as green space.  About 20% is single family.  Watercourses are protected, mountain pathway planned.   As a result of the 'informal chat' after the workshop with Ccl on Oct 29, BPP has been encouraged to come back with another proposal with more units.  At present one calculation is 1.83Msf wd be allowed.  If an OCP principle is diversity and sustainability, this might mean the same sq ftg but more units thus allowing a range.   If same number of units retained and/or sq ftg, cd have high rise and even more green space.  Maybe more density near the planned 'village' to the west.
>  NAVVY JACK [a WV pioneer; original house (1860s?) on Argyle]
The excerpt in the NSNews contained a sentence later corrected in the NSNews; I spotted it before the printed version was produced and it will be correct on the westvan.org website: "He was the grandfather of [the wife of] the late Chief Dan George of the Burrard Inlet Tsleil-Waututh Nation."  In any case it was a great story on the renaming of the creek at the entrance to WV, Sway'wey.
>  MORE ON NAVVY JACK found out when googling:
Subject: Re: What is navijack?  --  Answered by: pinkfreud-ga on 31 Aug 2004 11:02 PDT
The material that you're speaking of is "navvy jack", a term rarely used except in Canada.
In the 19th Century, a Welsh immigrant, John Thomas -- whose nickname was "Navvy Jack" -- gained fame for conveying a mixture of sand and gravel to construction sites in western Canada. "Navvy" is a British slang term for a labourer who works in excavation or construction.
"Navvy Jack is a combination of washed sand and aggregate. It is ideal for making concrete and is much cheaper than using bags of concrete mix."
[Sunwood Building Centre Ltd: Bulk Landscape Products]
"Navvy Jack
Sand and gravel blended in the correct portions to be used in concrete mix. Usually between four and six parts of Navvy jack to one part cement."
[Bulk Landscape Supplies]
"1868  --  John 'Navvy Jack' Thomas, who began the first ferry service across Burrard Inlet, began extracting sand and gravel from the west side of the Capilano River. This material was used in the making of concrete and was transported in his five-ton sloop to construction sites in Moodyville, Hastings, and Gastown."
[History of Vancouver: West Vancouver Timeline]
>  UPDATE: A Night at the Opera - November 3 at the Kay Meek Centre [thx to Stan Holman]
The benefit on Nov 3rd to support the premiere of The Dream Healer in March was a great success as the Kay Meek Centre welcomed a lively and enthusiastic crowd.   These fortunate people were charmed by the energy, poise, and talent of the UBC Opera Ensemble as they performed excerpts of this new opera by West Van composer Lloyd Burritt with libretto by Christopher Allan & Don Mowatt.   Max Wyman was very complimentary of the work: "The music has a delicate, impressionistic perfume to it -- mysterious, with a hint of poison in the air -- and, emerging from the swirl like a shining dagger, [Emma's aria Orchard] an aria of spectacular beauty."   Mayor Goldsmith-Jones made the welcoming remarks and Christopher Gaze hosted and served as auctioneer: beautiful original art by North Shore artists now grace the homes of many generous supporters and a dinner at the Mayor's home went for an astonishing amount.
The evening will provide about a $20,000 boost to the UBC Opera Ensemble for the premiere production featuring Judith Forst, John Avey, and conductor David Agler.  Tickets for the March premiere are now available from Ticket Master and a special Friends' ticket is available by calling 604 822 8246.  These Friends' Tickets are $150 for one of the best seats in the house and a tax receipt for $120.  This is West Van's opera - let's continue to show our support.   See you at The Chan!  www.thedreamhealer.com

===  CALENDAR to Dec 4th  === [M Hall unless otherwise noted; confirm b/c sometimes changes]

WEST VANCOUVER  Emergency Services Toy Drive  --  November 5th - December 15
Contact:  Const. Jeff Palmer, Community Services Unit (WVPD) - 925 7348
                Assistant Fire Chief Martin Ernst (WVFD) - 925 7370 
From Nov 5th through Dec 15th, WV Police Headquarters and all WV Fire Halls will collect new toy and gift donations for delivery to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and the Family Services Christmas Bureau of the North Shore.  Residents are encouraged to bring New and Unwrapped Gifts to the WV Police Headquarters or any WV Fire Hall.  Please note we are unable to accept any used gift items.  Donation Locations: WV Police: WVPD Headquarters - 1330 Marine; WV Fire and Rescue Services: Fire Hall # 1, 760 - 16th St;  Fire Hall # 2, 6272 Marine; Fire Hall #3, 4895 Marine; Fire Hall #4, 965 Cross Creek Road

==  Friday Nov 16th -- Arts & Culture Strategy ~ 8:45am [MOVED to Nov 23]
==  Saturday Nov 17th ~ 1:30 - 3pm at the Museum
Please join Elspeth Bradbury, the author of recently published book, West Vancouver: A View Through the Trees, who will describe the relationship between plants and people through 10,000 years of co-evolution.  West Vancouver has been blessed with magnificent natural surroundings. Above all, it is the forest that has shaped the community's history that colours its present and challenges its future.
==  Sunday Nov 18th -- WV Cmnty Ctr & Srs' Craft Market ~ 10am - 3pm at Srs' Ctr
==  Tuesday Nov 20th
~ 4:30 ~ Finance & Audit Cmte mtg
~ 6pm ~ Rodgers Creek WG
~ 7pm ~ Cmnty Grants/Social Services Review (MOVED from Nov 13)
~ 7pm ~  Western Residents' Assn AGM at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr
Welcome to a meeting which might be of interest to those who were unable to attend the Neighbourhoods Fair at Park Royal. Steve Mikicich will be setting up info boards at Gleneagles Community Centre and people can ask questions on heritage and neighbourhoods character and housing.  We will have a presentation on the Heritage Register and the Community Dialogue on Neighbourhood Character and Housing. This is an opportunity to describe your vision for the western neighbourhoods and to alert the municipality of elements in our community that you view as part of West Vancouver's heritage.
~ 6:45pm at SFU HARBOUR CTR
The Principles and Politics of Urban Sustainability -- What Vancouver can learn on implementing smarter growth?
Seating is limited. RSVP by email: rsvp@planningcommission.ca  Info: 604 873 7477
The Vancouver City Planning Commission is presenting an evening with Councillor Robert Liberty from Metro Portland, Oregon -- an early and leading smart growth advocate. Like Vancouver, Portland has weighed into the debate over urban sprawl and Councillor Liberty has been at the heart of the debate. He has strongly promoted walkable districts through the redevelopment of neighbourhood centres and along main streets, as well as increasing local transportation and housing choices, as key components to healthy communities. He also advocates giving citizens a stronger role in the regional planning decisions affecting their future. Come and hear Councillor Robert Liberty speak about the political challenges and triumphs of smarter growth in cities and regions.
==  Wednesday Nov 21st at 7pm: Library Board (at Library) and Board of Variance (MHall)
        (plus possible mtg wrt recreation in the Rodgers Creek Area)
==  Thursday Nov 22nd ~ Police Board mtg MOVED to Nov 28
Concrete Poetry, a Radio-Canada documentary by Michele Smolkin was made in French in 2003.  This is the first public showing on the big screen of this poetic film in English.  Please join Arthur Erickson + Michele  Smolkin + Gordon Smith at the Vancity Theatre for the film and a post-screening Reception.  Just click on the link below for the film invitation and ticket information.  Tickets purchased online will be reserved for you at the Will Call table at the Vancity Theatre.  Tickets are also available at Inform Interiors and Nick Milkovich Architects.  Click on the AEC logo for the AEC's mission statement.  http://www.arthurericksonconservancy.com/concrete/

==  Friday Nov 23rd ~ 9am ~ Arts & Culture WG at Cmnty Partners ofc, 1846 Marine, Lower Boardroom
==  Tuesday Nov 27th    Rumours of an Environmental WG mtg
                or a Rodgers Creek Open House wch may be postponed to first week in Dec
==  Wednesday Nov 28th ~ 4pm ~ Police Bd mtg moved from Nov 22, in Police Dept Boardroom
==  Thursday Nov 29th ~ 5pm ~ NSACDI at DNV M Hall
==  Friday Nov 30th ~ 4:30pm ~ Heritage Strategic Plan Implementation WG

*  3rd ~ 7pm ~ at SFU Harbour Ctr
SFU's Urban Studies Program - Public Forum:
Dissenting from Highway Expansion: Reflecting on Citizen Activism at Eagleridge Bluffs
Free. Reservation required, email urban@sfu.ca or call 778.782.7914 for more info.
Panelists:  Ned Jacobs, Betty Krawczyk, and Barbara Pettit
Moderator:  Frances Bula, Urban Issues Reporter, The Vancouver Sun.
*  4th  ~ 4:30pm ~ Festival of Lights -- Lighting Ceremony at Dundarave Beach
        ~ 6:30pm ~ Cmnty Dialogue on Nbrhd Character & Housing WG
*  5th  ~ 10am ~ CEC and 7pm Carol Ships and bonfires at Dundarave Beach

--  Landscapes -- Nov 6 - 25 -- Lynne Greene, Peter Langer, Leslie McGuffin, Barbara Wilson
"Great Stuff"  -- Nov 30 - Dec 21
An exhibition and sale of unique crafts, fine artwork and distinctive gifts at affordable prices ``from over 40 of the best artists and artisans, just in time for the Christmas shopper!
Special Gallery Hours: 10am - 6pm; Late Friday shopping until 8pm; Closed Mondays
Preview and Opening Sale on Friday, November 30 from 4 - 8 p.m.

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ see www.westvanlib.ca for more!
Tuesday 20  ~~ Reading James Joyce's Ulysses: 10:30 - 12:30pm [and Dec 4th]
        Please bring your own copy of the novel. Drop in - no registration required.
Friday 23 ~~ Friday Night Concert Series Presents: Musica Intima
Free concert but seating is limited so come early and enjoy refreshments by Friends of the Library. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.
Thursday 29 ~~ Slide Show: Flights of Fantasy, 7:30pm
Photographer Damon Calderwood will discuss his incredible travels to capture the images of many of North America's most colourful birds.
Friday 30 ~~  Philosophers' Cafe: 10:30 - 12:30pm
Some say "the poor are always with us." But when are we with the poor? $5 admission, everyone welcome. 

+++  WV MUSEUM +++   BEHIND THE WIRE -- Nov 7 to Feb 9 
THE WARTIME DIARY AND ART OF ROBERT BUCKHAM. [Full description in previous issue of WVM]
Guest Speaker Series
= Tuesday 7pm November 27 at the WV Memorial Library (1950 Marine)
                Special guest: David Paperny, President, Paperny Films
Documentary Screening of Forced March to Freedom, Paperny Films, 2001
David Paperny's documentary film, "Forced March to Freedom", is based on a book of the same name written and illustrated by Robert Buckham. The film illustrates the experiences of Canadian air personnel imprisoned in German PoW camps during World War II. 
At the end of the Second World War, ten thousand prisoners of war anticipated liberation courtesy the advancing Russian Red Army. The retreating Germans forced the prisoners to march out of Stalag Luft III in the dead of winter toward the centre of a collapsing Third Reich in order to keep the PoWs as hostages. Forced March to Freedom tells the story of this amazing test of endurance through the eyes of Robert Buckham, a bomber pilot and artist who produced countless sketches and watercolours of prison camp life, as well as one of the only chronicles of the forced march itself. Interviews with Buckham and other PoWs accentuate the sketches of camp life and the march as well as the few actual photographs of the march known to exist. The film producer David Paperny gives you the inside account of making the documentary film.
=  Wednesday 7 - 8:30pm November 28
Guest speaker: Brian Seward, MMM.CD, Rtd., 6th Field Engineer Squadron, North Vancouver
Topic: Close to Home: Peacekeeping Missions Abroad
Brian L. Seward came to Canada after serving in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy from 1944 to 1955. He joined the 6th Field Engineers Squadron in North Vancouver in 1962 as a Sapper and served 28 years in all ranks up to Sergeant-Major and Captain. He served in NATO (Germany) in 1972 and attended numerous joint exercises with the US 407th Engineers, building bridges, repairing roads, and removing explosives. Seward was awarded the Order of Military Merit for his dedicated and exceptional service by Governor General Edward Schreyer in Ottawa 1980.
~ 4 - 7pm ~  Wednesday, November 28th at West Van Partners Centre, 1846 Marine
This is the Chamber members opportunity to come and see our new offices, at 1846 Marine Drive , and join in this special Member Showcase as our launch event.  We are now located in the West Van Partners Centre, an office looking to the future by supporting and enhancing the connection between businesses and the community.
The new offices are home to the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the West Vancouver Community Foundation, the Coho Society of the North Shore , and North Shore Spirit of B.C. Committee.
District staff for Cultural Services, Partnership Development, Special Projects/Events and 2010 Initiatives will be working alongside community agencies.  It's a fresh approach to what we all believe - that we are here to serve the community better.
This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring a non-member with you to see the benefits of chamber membership in action!  Members having tables at this event: British Pacific Properties, Capilano College, Cypress Mountain, Heritage Law, Park Royal Shopping Centre, The Outlook We expect a large turnout as this is our premiere event in this location, so please call the office if you would like to reserve a table.  There will be fabulous door prizes, delicious appetizers and refreshments served.
In order to know the number for catering, please r.s.v.p. to:  www.westvanchamber.com  or call 926 6614

+++  WV ARTS COUNCIL +++ visit www.silkpurse.ca for more events (most ticketed)
Tuesday, November 6 - Sunday, November 18, 2007
'Woman - A Visual Journal'
The human figure has been revered as a symbol for perfection since the time of the Ancient Greeks, who modeled their gods in our image. In celebration of what it means to be a woman, join us for an exhibition of pencil and watercolour drawings of women by artist Pat Rafferty, who is devoted to a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to better portray them.

--->  For events at KMC, see www.kaymeekcentre.com

=== WEBWATCH -- Salmagundi -- BBC and Middle East.......and the lot of women, alas.
>  Violent campaign -- Killed, maimed, or beaten - extremists target Basra's women
>  A group of women in Saudi Arabia is for the first time to lobby the kingdom's government for the right to drive cars.
>  Saudi gang rape sentence 'unjust'
A lawyer for a Saudi rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes and jail says this contravenes Islamic law.
> Who are the Taleban?
The last couple of years have seen the re-emergence of the hardline Islamic Taleban movement as a fighting force in Afghanistan.
Nearly five years after losing power in the country, the Taleban are making their presence felt by launching guerrilla operations against Nato forces, killing aid workers and kidnapping foreigners involved in reconstruction work.
Parts of eastern and southern Afghanistan have been rendered more and more insecure due to the increasingly daring Taleban attacks.
There has been a huge increase in violent attacks in recent months, particularly in the south where Nato forces are helping the Afghan government to extend its authority.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7094434.stm
Afghan villagers answer your questions
Nearly two years ago, BBC News website readers put their questions to people in a village north of the capital, Kabul, where the Taleban had destroyed many homes during the civil war.
Village struggles against odds
Since we met the villagers in September 2005, international aid pledges to the country have risen to more than $10.5bn (=A35.9bn). But corruption has got worse, and the Taleban have been fighting back.  Our reporter Soutik Biswas revisited the village of Asad Khyl to find out how life has changed during the last two years. Here, villagers answer questions sent to them by readers.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6763865.stm

================ ======  AGENDAS Nov 19th  =====================

1.                  CALL TO ORDER
2.                  PUBLIC HEARING
ZONING BYLAW NO. 2200, 1968, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4530, 2007 (re Shell Gas Station, 1305 Marine Drive)
3.         PUBLIC MEETING -- DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 05-016 (re  Shell Gas Station, 1305 Marine Drive)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application:
Applicant:  Pacific Land Group Inc.
Affected Lands:  1305 Marine Drive (Lot E, Block 15, District Lot 237, Plan 12317)
Purpose: To re-develop the existing full service (gas and repair) station site at 1305 Marine Drive with a new "gas only" station, including a service at the pump component, and convenience store.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment:  To re-zone the site from Commercial Restricted Zone 2 (C.R.2, gas station with repair shop) to a new Commercial Restricted Zone 7 (C.R.7, gas station, including a service at the pump component, and convenience store).
Proposed Development Permit:  To regulate and impose conditions to preserve and enhance the area's main street character.
    1)         Reports to Council received up to November 14, 2007: from J. Bailey, Community Planner
    2)         Correspondence received up to November 14, 2007: No items received.
On October 22, 2007 Council set the date for the Public Hearing/Public Meeting.  On November 1, 2007, 752 Notices were mailed to owners/occupiers within 100 metres of the subject site.  The statutory notice of Public Hearing/Public Meeting was published in the North Shore News on November 9, 11, and 14, 2007.  The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the November 19, 2007 Public Hearing/Public Meeting.
7.         PUBLIC INPUT
THAT all written/verbal submissions ... be received and that the Public Hearing/Public Meeting be closed.
OR  If Council wishes a further staff report:
THAT Staff report back ... and the Public Hearing/Public Meeting be adjourned to _____________
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions regarding the proposed Bylaw once the Public Hearing/Public Meeting is closed.

2. ADOPTION OF Nov 5 MINUTES and Receipt of October 29, 2007 Council Workshop Minutes
3.         North Shore Service Club Committee for the Youth Safe House ... for receipt
4.         Update on the status of the North Shore Youth Safe House for homeless youth and activities undertaken by the District of West Vancouver during Homelessness Action Week, October 15 - 21, 2007 ... received for information.
5.         Child Care Services Working Group - Recommendations for Child Care Planning in West Vancouver
1.       The recommendations ... be received.
2.       Staff take action to:
a)  Work collaboratively with the WV School District to establish child care hubs in West Vancouver;
b)  Prepare a business plan by April 30th, to create child care hubs at the Gordon House facility and the Ambleside Adventure Playground site with third party licensed child care operators commencing September 2008;
c)   Pursue major capital funding opportunities for the creation of licensed child care space at the Gordon House facility and the Ambleside Adventure Playground site, with an estimated budget of $3000 from reserve funds for consultant fees to assist in preparation of applications;
d)  Support the School District in the development of a Community Child Care Hub adjacent to Eagle Harbour Primary School for March of 2008, including submitting an application to the Province for Capital funding;
e)  Host a Community Forum in early 2008 to seek further community input on zoning options for child care in single family residential and commercial zones as set out in section 3.2.4 of this report.
3.   Child care be included as a public amenity for consideration in new developments.
4.   Staff bring forward a Child Care Plan for West Vancouver with proposed priorities, timelines, and work program.
6.         Development Variance Permit Application No. 07-037 (866 20th Street)
Additional Correspondence:  3 letters from the residents of 918 20th Street, 951 20th Street, and 1952 Gordon Avenue (previously received at the November 5, 2007 Council Meeting)
At the November 05, 2007 meeting, Council received the report dated October 23, 2007 from the Community Planner.
RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT Staff report back to Council
RECOMMENDED: THAT the DVP which would allow for the retention of an existing non-conforming driveway location be approved.
7.         Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 (Revised)
Additional Information:  Proposed Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 - Query re Section 4.16 (re timing of agenda availability) Additional Information item to be provided.
            THAT the Additional Information Report dated November 2, 2007 from the Municipal Clerk re Proposed Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 - Query re Section 4.16 be received for information.
            THAT Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 be revised as attached to the report dated October 15, 2007 from the Municipal Clerk.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 be read a second time, as amended.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 be read a third time.
8.         Mid-Year Review and 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4510, 2007, Amendment Bylaw No. 4529, 2007
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive the report ... for information.
RECOMMENDED: THAT ... be introduced and read a first and second time.
RECOMMENDED: THAT third reading ... be deferred until the November 26, 2007 meeting of Council, in order to allow for a period of resident comment on the contents of the bylaw.
9.         Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4208, 2000, Amendment Bylaw No. 4531, 2007 - Dangerous Dogs
RECOMMENDED: ... be read a first, second and third time.
10.       Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4532, 2007 - Business Licence Fees
1.      ... be read a first, second and third time.
2.      ... be posted and advertised in accordance with the Community Charter.
3.      Following statutory notification, the bylaw be scheduled for Council's consideration at the December 3, 2007 regular Council meeting.
11.       Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4534, 2007, Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4533, 2007 and Development Permit 07-015 for 2396/2388 Marine Drive
RECOMMENDED: THAT the opportunities provided for consultation on a proposed Official Community Plan amendment to re-develop 2396 and 2388 Marine Drive, as outlined in the November 9, 2007 report from the Community Planner, be endorsed as sufficient consultation for the purposes of Section 879 of the Local Government Act.

{IS THIS A PRECEDENT?  enough time for the public to explore various possibilities, not just what is presented?  Then, if the increased density agreed to, enough time for the public to express views on what cmnty benefits and amenities they wish in exchange for granting the higher value.}

NOTE: Each reading of the Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Bylaw must receive an affirmative vote of a majority of all Council members (4 members) in order to proceed (Local Government Act, s. 882)
THAT the OCP Amendment ... be now introduced and read a first time in short form.
THAT the OCP Amendment ... has been considered in conjunction with the District's most recent financial plan and the regional waste management plan.

{recommended it has been considered? don't understand}

RECOMMENDED: THAT the Zoning Amendment Bylaw ... be now introduced and read a first time in short form.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4534, 2007, Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4533, 2007 and Development Permit 07-015, all dealing with the re-development of 2396 and 2388 Marine Drive be considered at a concurrent Public Hearing / Public Meeting to be held on Monday, December 10, 2007
12.       Zoning Intent - Consistency of Regulations
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Nov 9 report of the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits be received.
{Report cites Queens but Ottawa is meant; result of presentation by DNA Sept 17 ccl mtg, WVM28.}
13.       Council Meeting Schedule for December 10, 2007
RECOMMENDED: THAT the December 10, 2007 Committee of the Whole Meeting be changed to a regular Council meeting
14.      Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
=B7        Item 15 - Development Variance Permit Application 07-042 (5517 Ocean Place) (to set date for consideration);
=B7        Item 16 -  Development Applications Status List; and
=B7        Item 17 -  Correspondence List.
        16.       Development Applications Status List ...  be received.
17.       Correspondence List  ...  be received.
Correspondence received up to November 2, 2007
Requests for Delegation -- No items presented.
Action Required
(1)       November 01, 2007, regarding Working Group on Community Dialogue and Neighbourhood Housing
Referred to the Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(2)       Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a)       North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues - September 27, 2007
(3)       C. Daniell, BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, October 01, 2007, regarding Union of BC Municipalities Support for Provincial Regulation of Exotic Animals
(4)       D.M. Jepsen, Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, October 05, 2007, regarding Publication: Mineral Exploration and Mining - "The Good News in British Columbia" 2007
Attachments available for viewing in the Legislative Services Department.
(5)       K. Falcon, Minister of Transportation, October 15, 2007, regarding Traffic Improvements in West Vancouver
(6)       K. Kitasaka, TransLink, October 23, 2007, regarding iMove Web Portal
(7)       K. Cameron, Homeowner Protection Office, October 24, 2007, regarding Homeowner Protection Amendment Act
Attachments available for viewing in the Legislative Services Department.
(8)       S. Gamble, Fire Services Liaison Group, October 24, 2007, regarding BC Fire Service Model Development Project
(9)       October 27, 2007, regarding Dog Bylaws in West Vancouver
(10)     October 29, 2007, regarding Dog Care in West Vancouver
(11)     J. Cummins, M.P., Delta-Richmond East, October 30, 2007, regarding News Release - Tsawwassen Treaty
(12)     October 30, 2007, regarding Love Your Dog Day Care and Spa - Clyde Avenue
(13)     October 30, 2007, regarding Dog Care in West Vancouver
(14)     C. Wyse, MLA - Cariboo South and Official Opposition Critic for Local Government, October 22, 2007, regarding Hansard Transcript on Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), Community Charter, Homelessness and Affordable Housing
Responses to Correspondence -- No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period -- No items presented.
Correspondence received up to November 9, 2007
Requests for Delegation -- No items presented.
Action Required
(15)     M. A. Lakhani, Lakhani and Company, November 06, 2007, regarding Hugo Ray Park - Concerns of Area Residents' Group
Referred to the Director of Parks & Community Services for consideration and response.
(16)     D. Welch, Policy & Programs Officer, Union of BC Municipalities, November 5, 2007 regarding 2008 Community Health Promotion Fund Approval in Principle
Referred to the Director of Parks & Community Services for consideration and response.
(16.1)    B. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, November 14, 2007, regarding District of North Vancouver Public Hearing on November 20, 2007 regarding Rezoning of Capilano Suspension Bridge Property
Referred to the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(16.2)    J. Paton, Section Manager, Planning and Development, District of North Vancouver, November 14, 2007, regarding Rezoning of Capilano Suspension Bridge Property
Referred to the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(17)     Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a)       Community Engagement Committee - September 11, 2007
(b)       Community Engagement Committee - September 19, 2007
(c)       Community Engagement Committee - October 3, 2007
(18)     November 02, 2007, regarding Home Size and Our Carbon Footprint
(19)     4 Emails regarding Hugo Ray Park
(20)     November 05, 2007, regarding Public Safety and Firefighters
(21)     November 06, 2007, regarding British Columbia Lotto Corporation
(22)     November 1, 2007, regarding West Vancouver Memorial Library Board - Resignation
(23)     November 8, 2007, regarding Problems with Current Building Bylaws
(24)     E. Marzotto, North Shore Service Club Committee for the Youth Safe House, November 07, 2007, regarding Invitation to Attend: News Conference and Luncheon Meeting
Previously distributed due to timing of event.
Responses to Correspondence -- No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period -- No items presented.

===  More on ERICKSON's The Graham House
Some mbrs of the HWG plus DWV Heritage staff made a site visit and although insides somewhat dismantled, the 'bones' are there and the house can be restored.  A meeting with the owner's rep is planned.  Exceptional building on spectacular site.  Arthur Erickson has been informed, so more on this soon.
In the meantime, sent to Mayor and Council (my bolding):
12 November 2007
The Arthur Erickson House and Garden Foundation was formed in 1993 primarily to save, protect ,and preserve the long time personal home of Arthur Erickson.
The Foundation, very obviously, has [a] special interest in the life of all other Erickson homes and buildings.  For that reason it is most distressed to learn of the present condition and of the possible fate of the "Graham House" at 6999 Isleview Road in West Vancouver.
Along with the "Gordon Smith House" on The Byway in West Vancouver it represents the very significant work of Canada's pre-eminent architect, during the early 1960s.
Its masterful design is not limited only to aesthetics but also to its extraordinary siting and descent down an almost un-buildable cliff on West Vancouver 's spectacular waterfront.
Residential design of this calibre has had a large influence on the development of Western Canadian architecture.  Such an example is of irreplaceable value, not only to the community of West Vancouver but, indeed to the cultural and architectural fabric of this country.
The owner of this house, as well as the community in which it stands, together with its municipal authority must do all in their power to see that such a precious architectural example is protected and preserved.
Our community and country have very few structures of architectural significance.  They form a very vital part of the modern architectural movement of this nation, a style that is admired around the world. 
Houses such as this are more than only a private residences.  Their owners are also custodians of part of the cultural and art history of our nation. We must not turn our backs on such significantly valuable treasures.
Many Frank Lloyd Wright houses have now been saved and restored, almost all remaining in private ownership. Houses like Wright's "Falling Water", in Pennsylvania, are owned and preserved by foundations, as is the "Farnsworth House" in Illinois by Mies van der Rohe, which has now been totally restored. 
In British Columbia the "Filberg House", by Erickson, near Comox fell into a desperate state of condition. It too, has been completely restored by its current owner and as a result has gained world recognition. For that, Doug Field, as owner, and I, as advocate, each won an AIBC "Special Jury Award for Architectural Restoration" presented by the Lieutenant Governor in 2002.
The "Graham House" now sits in the very precarious position of either "tragically" disappearing under the crush of demolition equipment or of being rescued, restored, and revitalized.  Action of the latter will most certainly gain great praise and the house will become a significant asset to its owner, and the community at large.  It is most definitely worth it !
I strongly urge the owner and West Vancouver to work together to this profitable end.  The Erickson Foundation will be available for help in any way it can.
Yours very sincerely
Simon Scott, Foundation President
Arthur Erickson's description of the Graham house.
From "The Architecture of Arthur Erickson"   Tundra Books  1975
   A rock scree dropping sixty feet from an overhanging cliff to a ledge over the sea was an impossible site for a house. First of all, my client perceived, how would one get down to it?  The only solution I could see was a multi-storey house set against the cliff like a ladder.  Its pleasure would be in its discoveries of the descent itself.  I had always been uncomfortable about the hidden parts of building and felt that every part should be exposed and accessible.  One should be able to walk down over the roof and enjoy it as well as the sides or interior of the house. With artful seduction, a house should gradually, bit by bit, reveal the values of its site, leaving the choicest aspects to the last.  It should not immediately exploit the best view, but reveal others first.
   As you approach the Graham house, there is only an intimation of what the site is like.  Before you descend the broad steps under the overhanging cliff to an upper porch over the swimming pool you get a glimpse of the sea beyond.  Then you enter to find the sea directly at the bottom of a series of flights of steps.  Reaching the first level, water opens up on either side: on one side is the swimming pool, and on the other, below the dining room, is a reflecting pool whose edge visually merges with the sea, bringing it closer to the house.  Only at the slightly lower living room is the full impact of the sea site fully exposed.  The living room is a hovering glass platform with marvellous twisted pines clinging to the rocks around it.  The master bedroom hangs over the sea and its bathroom opens on submarine windows into the swimming pool.
   To accomplish these complicated adjustments in level, railing height walls were used in an overlapping, built-up composition like a log cabin whose guileless simplicity of construction was on my mind then.  The many experiences of water one has on the descent through the house reminded me at the time of the Villa d'Este and the descent through its great composition of fountains, through the surface spray and turbulence of waves to the calm of the ocean depths.


Endless money forms the sinews of war.  -- Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)

The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy.
                -- Antoine de Rivarol, epigrammatist (1753-1801)


=  Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
=  Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.

=  Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
=  Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture.

=  The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
=  You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.

=  Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
=  The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.

=  No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems.
=  Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.

=  Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.