Ccl Mtg NOTES Jan 7
Calendar to Jan 25th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

That was the week that was!  Ccl mtg only lasted about half an hour and then we all had to leave the Hall b/c of a 'burnt' odour, rest of agenda adjourned to next Monday.
= Main Items on Agenda Jan 14: most left from 7th: Non-Enforcement of Noise Control bylaw for WVYC, dates changed to 15th - 21st; 2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel; NEW agenda item re DNV proposed bylaw wrt Capilano Suspension Bridge property; Adoption of bylaws for utility fees, water, fees/charges but they said public input permitted; Correspondence re heritage measures, five-year budget, Hugo Ray Park, Dundarave Parking
Vive le Canada; INFObits; WEBWATCH :-); BOOKWATCH (selection on Islam); CALENDAR to Jan 25th
=  Ccl NOTES Jan 7: Envtal Awards (for some strange reason given the long holiday, info to be provided it said on the agenda, and then at mtg it was postponed to 21st!); recommendation to allocate $36,400 of Budget 2008 for World Cup Partnership curtailed by acrid smell
=  Ccl AGENDAS Jan 14: Continuation of Jan 7th's ccl mtg, then a Ccl Workshop on the Budget/Process
REFLECTIONS: Seam Lines; A Year in the Life of a Blonde; Quotation
===  Vive le Canada
The Union of the Canadas was officially proclaimed in 1841.  The first capital of Canada was Kingston (ON).
===   INFObits   ===
> WVM by email
fyi, email to some subscribers bounces, most frequently it comes back with 'mailbox' full -- not uncommon b/c ppl away on holidays.  If you're missing an issue -- and remember, they're numbered -- just write missingwvm@westvan.org or see if it's on the www.westvan.org website.  To subscribe, write to subscribewvm@westvan.org and to send comments/submissions/articles, write to commentwvm@westvan.org
>  NV RCMP are holding Cmnty Forums
(NSN Jan 6 p13; Jan 10 and 11; info 983 2474) about the goals and initiatives for the detachment in 2008, to share thoughts about crime and prevention, and to participate in a question and answer panel with mbrs of the detachment.  Great idea! 
Hm.  Do you think WVPD cd do the same?  Especially since they want an add'l $1.1M for their budget this year.
> PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARDS on CBC TV Jan 14: Firing Line 2007 (includes Rory Peck Awards):  http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeyemonday/feature_140108.html
o  In the January issue of Vanity Fair they reported that opium production has increased in Afghanistan in the last two years so that now it represents 93% of the world's supply -- over $26B street value.
o  MADRASSAS -- 2008 Jan 10 BBC News
David Loyn reports on how the Afghan government is attempting to bring madrassas, the religious schools that inspired a generation of fundamentalists, back into the state system. The government wants to reduce the teaching of Islamic philosophy to less than half of the curriculum, and introduce subjects like history, geography, science and languages. The new policy is a direct challenge to neighbouring Pakistan, where madrassas are the main recruiting ground for the Taliban.
===   WEBWATCH   ===
***  Rather interesting.  This analysis of Benazir Bhutto and political (history and) situation in Pakistan published days before her assassination.  In London Review of Books: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n24/ali_01_.html
***  BBC News Jan 9: Bush presses for Mid-East peace
...He was speaking at the start of what he called a "historic" visit to the Middle aimed at advancing peace negotiations.  However, within hours of his arrival, the Palestinians reported that Israeli forces had killed three people in Gaza.  At least five more were wounded....
===   BOOKWATCH   ===
On the weekend the New York Times weekend book reviews were all on Islam.  Informative spectrum.  A couple of reviews by Canada's own Irshad Manji (who grew up in Surrey, but now lives in US).  The review of the book by Juan Cole, "Napoleon's Egypt", reveals a situation surprisingly relevant to today.
See: http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2008/01/04/books/booksupdate/index.html    

===  CALENDAR to Jan 25th === [M Hall unless otherwise noted; confi= rm b/c sometimes changes]
+ Tues, Jan 15th ~ 7pm [See WVML below too]
   ~ Cmnty Grants/Social Services Review WG
   ~ North Shore Wetland Partners at Ambleside Youth Ctr (north.shore.wetland.partners@gmail.com)
+ Wed Jan 16th
at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast 7:30am at the Hollyburn Country Club (950 Crosscreek Rd)
Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones updates us on the latest news from the District Hall and provides insight into some of the major initiatives and projects now underway.  With the opening of the new community centre and the first test events leading up to 2010, the Mayor will definitely have many exciting things to say.  Last year this was a sell-out breakfast, so please be sure to get your tickets early.
$25 mbr/non-mbrs $35; rsvp please call 926 6614 or visit website at www.westvanchamber.com
       ~ 10am ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte
and LATER, at 7pm (besides Museum talk below)
        = Library Bd at Library
        = Bd of Variance at M Hall
= Free Public Lecture (SFU City Program): On the Edge: Latest views from Andr=E9s Duany (7pm)
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 Georgia Street West, Vancouver
On any list of the most influential architect/planners alive today, Andr=E9s Duany would be near the top, if not the lead name. From Seaside, Florida, to Vancouver's East Fraserlands, Duany, as one of the founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, continues to reinvent the character of planning and redefine the codes that shape our regions. This evening, Duany is going to the urban edge. Having already conducted a charrette for the East Fraserlands, Duany has been commissioned by Century Group to consider the opportunities at the suburban/rural edge in the Southlands of Tsawwassen. Sponsored by Century Group. Admission to public lecture is free; reservations are required. Email cstudies@sfu.ca or call 778-782.5100.
+ Thurs, Jan 17th
   ~  ALL DAY ~ UBC Alumni 2010 Volunteer Information Session at WV Memorial Library (Time TBA)
   ~  4:30pm ~ Heritage Strategic Plan Implementation WG
   ~  5:30pm ~ Rodgers Creek Area WG
~  7:30pm ~ WV Streamkeepers (St Stephen's, 885 - 22nd)
Public Meeting AGENDA
1.  Call to order; introductions
2.  Approval of the Agenda
3.  Adoption of the Minutes of the Public Meeting of November 15th 2007
4.  Matters arising out of the Minutes of the November 15th meeting
5.  Report on the Directors' Meetings of November 7th and December 4th 2007.
6.  Announcements
7.  Past and Future --  2007/2008 --  Introduction by Michael Ritter (WVS Prez) and remarks by him and Steve Jenkins (DWV Env'tal Coordinator) on accomplishments as well as plans
8.  Reports
- Creeks: Cmnty Adviser (DFO); Hatchery Report; Eagle, Wood, Nelson; Rodgers; McDonald and Lawson; Bothers and tributaries; Cypress, Claymore, Willow; Larson; and
- WV Shoreline Preservation Society; and North Shore Wetland Partners
9.  Other business  /  10.  Adjournment
+ Fri, Jan 18th  ~ 8:45am ~ Arts & Culture WG at MHall; Reception at Library at 6:30pm (see below)
+ Sun, Jan 20th ~ 3pm -- music at St Francis in the Wood (see MUSIC CORNER below)
+ Tues, Jan 22 ~ 4pm ~ Fire & Rescue Services Review WG
+ Wed, Jan 23 ~ 6:30 ~ Child Care WG
+ Thurs, Jan 24 ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
                ~ 5pm ~ NSACDI mtg at DNV M Hall
                ~ 5:30pm ~ Police Bd mtg in Police Dept boardroom
+ Fri, Jan 25th [See Library events also]
   ~ 1 - 3pm ~ The Stewardship Cmnty of the NShore celebrates Jim McCarthy's 20 years of service; Ambleside Youth Ctr, 1018 Marine (near the SPCA); RSVP Paul at fiona_wright@telus.net
   ~ 5:30pm ~ The Robbie Burns dinner of course.  Info/reservations 998 3162 or 312 0950
+++ HERITAGE AWARDS: Nomination Deadline Jan 25  ===
On DWV's marvellous website, go to: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5447&c=898 for more info.  Details were in WVM2008-01.  Call the Hall 925 7055.
If you have a suggestion for an event or an activity, pls call 922 4000, also if you'd like to display at Heritage Fayre, Sunday 24th Park Royal North.

***  Jazz Legends: "Dizzy & Friends", a solo show of vibrant and dynamic acrylic and oil paintings by Arnold Nouwens
OPENING NIGHT ~ 6 - 8pm ~ Jan 8; Artist in Attendance ~ 2 - 3pm ~ Jan 12; Exhibit ends Jan 20
***  DOUBLE VISION -- Digital Media by Jas W. Felter, Jan 22 to Feb 3
        OPENING NIGHT ~ 6 - 8pm ~ Jan 22; Artist in Attendance ~ 2 - 3pm ~ Jan 26

+++  WV MUSEUM +++   BEHIND THE WIRE -- Nov 7 to Feb 9 
        THE WARTIME DIARY AND ART OF ROBERT BUCKHAM. [Full description earlier]
January 16 -- Wed 7-8:30pm
Guest speaker: Jenny Peterson, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Political Science Department, UBC
Topic: Rebuilding Kosovo: The Pros and Cons of Eight Years of International Intervention
Jenny Peterson is a Post-Doctoral fellow at the UBC where she teaches courses related to political violence. Her research, which focuses on 'war economies' and peace-building initiatives in post-conflict states, took her to Kosovo in 2005 and 2006 where she lived and conducted research on the difficulties of rebuilding and preparing the territory for its as of yet unknown future.

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ see www.westvanlib.org
+  Jan 12 to Feb 1 -- Gallery at the Library
Maria De Lourdes Ledesma Velazquez & Emilio Goicoechea.  Bright and exciting paintings that capture the Mexican culture on canvas from two Mexican artists who have recently settled in Vancouver.
Artists' Reception: 6:30 - 8pm Fri, Jan. 18, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome.
+ Tues, Jan 15 ~ 10:30am to 12:30pm -- The Irish Theatre: The Abbey and Gate Theatres
        Join Joe Ronsley for the first in this discussion series. Open to all.
+ Tues, Jan 22 ~ 10:30am to 12:20pm -- The Irish Theatre: The Plays of W.B. Yeats
        Discussion series; open to all.
+ Fri, Jan 25
-- Philosophers' Cafe -- Is Richard Dawkins delusional?
~ 10:30am to 12:30pm ~ Everyone welcome; $5 admission.
-- Free Friday Night Concert Series Presents: Safa
Doors open at 7pm, concert at 7:30pm. Seating is limited so come early and enjoy refreshments by Friends of the Library.

+++ Don't forget to check out www.silkpurse.ca and www.kaymeekcentre.com for their events

===  MUSIC CORNER  === = Sunday January 20th at 3 pm
        St. Francis in the Wood Anglican Church, 4773 South Piccadilly; Tix $15; info 922-3531
***  Eugene Skovorodnikov (Canada) -- piano                    
Franz Schubert - Impromptu in A flat Major, Op.142; Fantasia in C Major, Op. 15, "Wanderer"
Sergei Rachmaninov - 2 Music Moments, Op. 16; No.3 in B Minor; No.4 in E Minor
Peter Tchaikovsky - "Dumka", Op. 59; Russian Scherzo, Op.1
Audiences throughout Europe, Canada, U.S., Asia, and the former Soviet Union recognize Eugene Skovorodnikov for his stylistic interpretation and his technical brilliance. He was born in the Ukraine, and is a prize winner of the M Lysenko National Piano Competition (Ukraine).  Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate course at the St. Petersburg conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country.
In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Musical Arts by the Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine for his achievements in performance and teaching.
He has been invited to perform in famous concert halls of the world such as the St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russia), the Chan Centre for Performing Arts (Vancouver), the Theatre Bibiena (Mantua, Italy), the Grand Theatre (Shenzhen, China), the Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou, China), the Centre for the Performing Arts (Kfar-Saba, Israel), the Ghione Theatre (Rome), and the Kharkov Philharmonic Hall (Ukraine).
Eugene Skovorodnikov is concertizing extensively as a solo pianist and a chamber performer (with Italian virtuoso flautist Stefano Maffizzoni; Russian-French violinist Alexandre Brussilovsky; Lee Duckles, Principal Cello of Vancouver Symphony, and many others).  He has also been invited and reinvited to perform with many symphony orchestras such as the Vancouver Philharmonic and the Irkutsk Chamber Orchestra, as well as to be a member of juries for many international piano competitions (such as "Rome 2002" and "S. Rachmaninov" in Morcone).
Eugene Skovorodnikov is the President and Artistic Director of the "Music Encore Concert Society", an organization that presents concert seasons of solo recitals and chamber music performances in Vancouver.
He is frequently invited to perform and give master classes at international festivals such as the "Summit Music Festival" in New York, the International Music Academy in St Petersburg (Russia), Masters de Pontlevoy (France), the "International Chamber Music Festival" in Positano (Italy), and "Kharkov's Assemblies" (Ukraine).
Since 1991, Eugene Skovorodnikov has been teaching piano in the School of Music at UBC. Many of his students have won of national and international competitions.

====  CCL MTG NOTES Jan 7th  ==== {NB: you can click on the URLs and get the item!} 
withdrawing Item 3, adding 5 and a sp ccl mtg on Jan 14
2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES: December 03, 10, and 17 Regular Council Minutes.
JF: one error, item 20 p9, name of Sch Bd Chair is incorrect
3.         Environmental Awards:  Information to be provided.           
{why???  not just that there've been several weeks before this mtg, if not ready, why not leave it to the next mtg so info as part of the ccl mtg package? is this Ccl's approval of having them?  If just not wanting to release names, why not then say "names to be provided"?}
withdrawn, will be on Jan 21st
4.         2008 Freestyle World Cup Partnership Opportunity
Mayor: presentation by Ms Chuback
JCh: had a presentation by Freestyle Ski Assn in July
Ccl approved work in partnership with them; to build on...... WinterSong, sponsorships, come back wrt costs
Report; as seven key areas -- look, banners, volunteers, etc
four key areas mentioned in July, look at volunteers, coordination and training, opportunities for residents to get experience, youth, arts and culture
opening of festival Feb 8th; ceremonies at Park Royal; increase profile of freestyle
received funding from Cultural Olympiad; stage up at Cypress
experience wrt evacuation etc for 2010
been working with Mgr of Partnership, leveraging opps we have looking at synergy, WinterSong and appeal of sponsors
looking for funds for a portion; some value in kind (staff or services)
looking at traffic and security, policing costs
hope to be able to finetune; hoping some of costs can be borne by Freestyle Assn
looking at running buses from a hub at Pk Royal; appealing if costs waived
Feb/Mar Olympic banner prog; asked for half to be supported so building up
volunteers and coordination, greatest value to cmnty in lasting legacy and benefits, build resumes so in resumes for volunteering for 2010; looking at training materials too
support, a volunteer shuttle, like to have fuel costs covered
hub at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr, wonderful opp when not being used, uh, fully used; become familiar with
{yup, as even some mbrs of Ccl have slipped and said -- GCC underused and a $500K subsidy?}
$36,400 a portion of what's needed
in April we have the national competition for snowboarding up on Cypress as well; our expectation is that we won't need to come then
snowboarding more low level; will be some costs
resolutions from July mtg, you'd asked for Terms of Reference for a WG -- was not completed formally; organizing cmte working
Many other orgs involved: sport reps from orgs, Vanoc, Sq Nation, staff, Sch Dist, etc
fair rep but if Ccl wants to set up a WG after, learning from that, fine
Many staff working on this working creatively and pulling it together; Christie O'Krainetz with youth, Laura Friemond, Christine Monahan, Bruce...
working up on the mtn so already involved, training prog
David Roach: Cdn Freestyle Assn receives $1M a year from Canada Post...
we're being asked to supply some services, transportation, amt some $36K but reading the report it's an open question as to how much the dollar amt will be
furthermore we see another from Parks providing,....... from here until 2010, questionable the benefits are really worth that cost
when we have a movie company seeking services they usually pay a fee, according to fees bylaw, in this case no fee being paid
see it requires involvement of other depts and yet we don't have with these reports, concurrence so don't know if we have them
wrt itemized biz plan items, wonder whether or not being turned on their head, leave it to you to answer
biggest issue is that we have a $2M shortfall and a $1M challenge wrt Fire
we're looking at a 3% rise, wch we've yet to see from Mr Laing
in July it was 6% for this year
if we're going to add amts to the budget for events in Cypress Bowl, we shd hv a clear idea of how much, not perhaps this much, may come back and ask for more
let's put fences around it
how much on hook for, paying for insurance, crowd control, items not in this report
Mayor: let's put motion on floor and then discuss
Sop: can I ask Ms Chuback some questions?
Mayor: can we not have motion on floor?
Sop: need answers before decide about motion
can you tell me about how much Freestyle Assn and Cypress Bowl are contributing?
JCh: I don't have that info but can ask Bruce
Bruce of Freestyle: I don't have exact figs here but our budget is around $600K
preparing courses, transportation, marshalling; providing facilities up on the mtn
stage volunteers and athletes b/c limited facilities up there; budget on and off hill; beds and meals
can't speak to what Cypress is putting out
Sop: motion then
Mayor: Cclr Smith
MS: someone else, I'd vote against this
Sop: I know this is time sensitive; opp for a wonderful venue in this cmnty; see attempt
Mayor: will come out in discussion; wd like to have motion
JF moved:
     1.  Staff enter into a partnership agreement with the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association to host the 2008 Freestyle World Cup at Cypress Mountain;
     2.  the District provide a combination of services in kind and financial support for the 2008 Freestyle World Cup at Cypress Mountain;
     3.  Up to $36,400 support be approved from the 2008 Budget to provide enhanced levels of service for traffic and security, volunteer coordination and training, transportation and to provide event and program infrastructure and staff training for future events leading up to 2010; and
     4.  Council pass a resolution supporting an Order of Non-Enforcement of Section 7.2.2 of Sign Bylaw No. 4499, 2007 for the placement of banners, pennants, bunting, flags (other than patriotic flags), balloons, or other inflatable devices and Section 9.1 limiting a business premises to [two] signs per business frontage, for (insert the name of who is making the request) between (insert dates), for the purpose of supporting the important community event, subject to all the aforementioned signs being removed within [ten] days following the end of the 2008 Freestyle World Cup event.
JC seconded.
JF: agree there are some questions, hope opp to have those addressed
is the $36.4K the final amt? staff to come back? want to know for sure
think Mr Roach has asked some questions Ms Chuback wd like to answer
imp we're putting in place a volunteer training prog, will learn, for future, training and mgmt of volunteers; effect in a positive sense, cohesive for residents for events; wait to hear what answers will be
Sop, wanting to speak: I had my name first
Mayor: mover and seconder first
JC: supported last July and remain so but want to go over some things
talks about providing transit buses free for spectators -- seriously question why WV taxpayers provide that; a toonie, spectators expect to pay
gentlemen from Assn said about transportation for volunteers but Ms Ch said we, wch?
in part X, presumed Pk Royal will provide policing and security, in seven months no phone call to find out?
know our Police half their time at Pk Royal as it is
[X says] cost MAY be covered by Freestyle Assn
here we are five weeks from event and bag being held by us
talk about sponsorships but where are the actions from the Ch of Commerce?
there's no meat in here -- just all v nice stuff
disparity [for police and security]: $11K on one page, $21K on another -- who's so comfortable $11.5 and not $21.3?
uncomfortable, going to get stuck with it, have to pay it; we have an obligation
{finger right on the button, John!  What will the amount really be???}
Mayor: will call a recess b/c a strange odour in the Chamber -- call Fire Dept?
RBeauchamp: checking
7:36 Mayor: call a ten-minute recess
{We all stood around outside for a while; Police and Fire Dept swarmed all over; turns out it was a ballast in a light fixture but by that time it had been decided to adjourn to next week.  The burnt smell was still in the Chamber anyway.}

=====  CCL AGENDAS Jan 14th  =====  [Ccl Mtg, then Workshop on Budget]
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA   /  2.  MINUTES -- No items scheduled 
Items 3-6 and 8-14 deferred from the January 07, 2008 Regular Council Meeting
3.         2008 Freestyle World Cup Partnership Opportunity
{The presentation had been made and discussion had begun on this item; probably some answers will be provided and then debate.}
     1.  Staff enter into a partnership agreement with the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association to host the 2008 Freestyle World Cup at Cypress Mountain;
     2.  the District provide a combination of services in kind and financial support for the 2008 Freestyle World Cup at Cypress Mountain;
     3.  Up to $36,400 support be approved from the 2008 Budget to provide enhanced levels of service for traffic and security, volunteer coordination and training, transportation and to provide event and program infrastructure and staff training for future events leading up to 2010; and
     4.  Council pass a resolution supporting an Order of Non-Enforcement of Section 7.2.2 of Sign Bylaw No. 4499, 2007 for the placement of banners, pennants, bunting, flags (other than patriotic flags), balloons, or other inflatable devices and Section 9.1 limiting a business premises to [two] signs per business frontage, for (insert the name of who is making the request) between (insert dates), for the purpose of supporting the important community event, subject to all the aforementioned-- signs being removed within [ten] days following the end of the 2008 Freestyle World Cup event.
4.         United Way Participation Award --Presentation to be provided; received for information
5.         Request for Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw from West Vancouver Yacht Club - 5854 Marine Drive between January 15th and January 21st 2008
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council approve the request ... for a maximum of SIX (6) days between Jan 15 to Jan 21 to allow their principal contractor Westshore Constructors to carry out specific construction works involving drilling into the bedrock to secure several piles that support the deck.
6.         2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
     1.  If so required, the first sitting of the 2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel be held on March 26, 2008 at 11:00 am at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall;
     2.  The Director of Finance give notice of the date, time and place of the first sitting of the 2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel in accordance with the Community Charter;
     3.   Cclrs Day, Soprovich, and Vaughan be appointed to the 2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel; and
     4.   Cclrs Clark, Ferguson, and Smith be appointed as alternates to the 2008 Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel.
7.         District of North Vancouver proposed Bylaw No. 7645 affecting the text of the C5 Zone, creating the C5A zone and rezoning the Capilano Suspension Bridge property to C5A Zone
Correspondence Received: Capilano Suspension Bridge's use of Moyne Drive access lane, January, 9, 2008.
1.  The DNV be thanked for the opportunity to review and comment further on proposed Bylaw No. 7645;
2.   While the District of West Vancouver supports the direction of the proposed bylaw to reduce the floor area on the west side of the Capilano River, further reductions and provision are requested:
   a. amend the proposed bylaw to limit the maximum principal and accessory floor area of all uses on the west side of the Capilano River to 1500sq.ft. (i.e., the floor area that currently exists of approx 1000sq.ft. plus an additional 500sq.ft.);
   b. amend the proposed bylaw to include size restrictions for an outdoor customer service area on the west side of the Capilano River;
   c.  amend the proposed bylaw to add a provision to prohibit customer vehicular traffic, excluding emergency traffic, from Moyne Drive; and;
   d.  provide for processes and/or agreements that preclude vehicular traffic generated by new construction from accessing the Capilano Suspension Bridge (CSB) property via West Vancouver.
3.   Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and the DNV be encouraged to rezone the Metro Vancouver-owned lot, known as Lot A of Lot N Block 25 District Lot 607 Plan 14817 PID 007-742-011 and located immediately west of the CSB, to a parks zone such as Park, Recreation, and Open Space Zone (PRO);
4.    The DiWV supports the ongoing efforts of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks to secure a formal [licence] agreement with CSB confirming and clarifying that the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks property may only be used to provide limited access to CSB and only for repair and maintenance, rather than new construction; and
5.     Once the formal [licence] agreement is secured, DWV staff, after conferring with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, report back on process options to ensure that DWV concerns are addressed regarding vehicular traffic across the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks owned lot, known as Lot A of Lot N Block 25 District Lot 607 Plan 14817 PID 007-742-011 and located immediately west of the CSB.
Bylaws in 8 and 9 received first, second, and third reading at the Dec 17 Regular Council Meeting, and residents were encouraged to comment on the proposed rates. {NB: Public input permitted before adoption}
8.         Sewer and Drainage Utility Fee Bylaw No. 4538, 2007
9.         Water Regulation Bylaw No. 4490, 2006, Amendment Bylaw No. 4539, 2007
10.       Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4537, 2007
NOTE:  The recommendation to set dates for DVPs or DPs should be done in a separate recommendation from the regular consent items (SS June 26/06)
11.       Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
12.  Correspondence List -- Correspondence deferred from the December 17, 2007 Council Meeting
> Requests for Delegation -- No items presented.
> Action Required
(35)     C. Reynolds, Heritage West Vancouver, December 11, 2007, regarding Council Meeting December 10, 2007 - Heritage Measures
            Referred to the Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.
(36)     K. Loughlin, Strataco Property Management Ltd., Dec13 regarding Metered Utility Statements - Water Delivery Tax
            Referred to the Director of Finance for consideration and response.
> No Action Required (receipt only)
(37)     A.S. Hilsen, M Clerk - DNV, Dec 04, regarding 2008 Council Appointment  - North Shore 2010 Leadership Cmte
(38)     A.S. Hilsen, M Clk - DNV, Dec 04 re Tri-Municipal Review of Support for Cmnty Social Services - Current Status
        Attachments available for viewing in the Legislative Services Department.
(39)     December 11, 2007, regarding Five-Year Budget Plans
(40)     Honourable G. Abbott, Provincial Minister of Health, December 12, 2007, regarding Establishment of a Technical Advisory Committee - Drinking Water Protection Act
(41)     K. Vance - Union of British Columbia Municipalities, December 13, 2007, regarding UBCM Member Notice: Building a Safer Community: Gangs, Drugs and Domestic Violence Issues
(42)     Email, December 13, 2007, regarding Please Save Hugo Ray Park
(43)     December 13, 2007, regarding Point Atkinson Light Station - Heritage Site Repair
(44)     Email, December 15, 2007, regarding Please Save Hugo Ray Park
(45)     Undated, 2007, regarding Banning Sale of Pesticides
> Responses to Correspondence
(46)     B.A. Dozzi, Manager - Roads & Transportation, Dec 10 re Dundarave Parking/Traffic Plan Implementation
> Responses to Questions in Question Period -- No items presented.
***   COUNCIL WORKSHOP  ***  (immediately following Special Council Meeting)

===   SEAM LINES   ===  Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 14:49:18 CST
CPTnet  --  1 January 2008 --  HEBRON REFLECTION: Seam Lines, by Donna Hicks
     A thoroughfare near St. George's Cathedral in East Jerusalem marks the green line, the de facto border between Israel proper and the Palestinian West Bank, the armistice line established in 1948 when Israel established its state through war. I have heard it called the seam line: a seam between the
Palestinian neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem and the Israeli neighbourhoods of West Jerusalem.
     Many seam lines exist here.  Seam lines established by individuals.  Seam lines established by the Israeli Defense Forces.  Seam lines established by religious authorities.  Seam lines established to keep something out, or someone in.  Seam lines of principle and conviction across which someone
will not go.
     Some Israeli Jews living in Jerusalem will not live in a building owned by Palestinians before 1948 or 1967, when Israel took over East Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights.  This moral consideration is their seam line.
     The Israeli army crossed a seam line on the night of 28 December when it invaded a private hospital in the Palestinian-controlled section of Hebron searching for the alleged Palestinian killers of two Israeli off-duty soldiers, allowing no one enter or leave the hospital or get near it for over two hours.
     A seam line called the Wall snakes its way through Bethlehem and much of the West Bank, shutting off Palestinian commerce and travel, keeping Palestinian farmers from their land and families from one another.
     There is also a seam line when people cannot hear one another's stories and understand one another's pain.
     On the Sunday after Christmas, we heard stories of the Holy Family's flight to Egypt and the slaughter of the Holy Innocents.  We heard the words of the prophet Jeremiah:  A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.
     And the preacher, a Palestinian, said, "Rachel is still crying.  We are not listening."
     May our seam lines be lines of principle and conviction and not barriers.  May they be the means by which we will truly hear Rachel's weeping and work to bring about God's peace, compassion, and justice?

===   LANGUAGE   ===
***  Clause and Effect:   http://tinyurl.com/3bf2c2
***  Nouns and Adjectives Grammar rules..... wonder how many kids today know what they are!
from 2008 Jan 9: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7179342.stm
Mr McCain, a 71-year-old former Vietnam prisoner of war, thanked his supporters, saying: "I'm past the age where I can claim the noun 'kid', no matter what adjective precedes it. But tonight we sure showed them what a comeback looks like."
= A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A BLONDE = {A Bad Year for the Blonde / Here come the 'blonde' jokes}
January -- Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.
February -- Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels ...Helllloooo!!!.....bottles won't fit in typewriter!!!
March -- Got really excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in six months.....box said "2 - 4 years"!
April -- Trapped on an escalator for hours.....power went out!!!
May -- Tried to make Kool-Aid.....wrong instructions....eight cups of water won't fit into those little packets!!!
June -- Tried to go water skiing.....couldn't find a lake with a slope.
July -- Lost breast stroke swimming competition.....Learned later, the other swimmers cheated; they used their arms!!!
August -- Got locked out of my car in rainstorm.....car swamped because soft-top was open.
September -- The capital of California is "C".....isn't it???
October -- Hate 'M & M's.....they are so hard to peel.
November -- Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days.....instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!!!
December -- Couldn't call 911....."duh".....there's no "eleven" button on the stupid phone!!!
What a year!!
===   QUOTATION   ===
Elie Wiesel: "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."