Ccl NOTES May 12 (Youth)
Agenda May 26th
Cal to June 8th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  if there are lilacs, then it's Maytime  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Hope you enjoyed the long weekend, the Victoria Day weekend (the holiday used to be May 24).
        The 24th of May is the Queen's birthday; if we don't get a holiday, we'll all run away.......
Queen Victoria (born 1819 May 24) reigned from 1837 to her death in 1901, the longest of any British monarch.
You are urged to:
Please note there's a PH on Collingwood School Wed May 28th.......
MAIN ITEMS at May 26th Ccl Mtg:
=  Proposed Ambleside Bylaw PUBLIC HEARING  Wednesday June 18
=  Animal Control and Licence Bylaw for three readings
=  Grants itemized: [first group $32,250 +] $93, 650 + $11,150  with $5,600 for add'l requests shd they come up {Editor's note: disappointing that unlike previous years, the group's deliberations on the disposition of over $100K were done in a closed mtg without notification.}
=  Our Mayor as the NSh Designate for E-Comm Bd
=  Resoln re FOI for UBCM: Bzzt! make sure it will not prevent requests for info b/c of cost!
=  June 2 Ccl mtg cancelled; Amb Village OCP Public Hearing Wed June 18 {Both changed: June 2nd mtg NOT cancelled; PH moved up to June 16 so June 18 PH mtg cancelled}; DVP re Chippendale Rd
=  Correspondence: Amb Town Ctr (RCrk comment included); Marine & 15th left turn; Cycling Network; Impact of Prop Taxes on WV Srs; Hugo Ray Park; Plastic bags; Revenue-Sharing for local govts; Amb Town Ctr draft bylaw (several); safety in Horseshoe Bay; Calculations of Rodgers Crk Upzoning (over $130M, not $16M stated in reports); Rodgers Crk Area Devt (many);  Landscaping and Boulders; Finance Cmte/Budget 2009 Questions
Vive le Canada (WW1 centenarians; monarchy); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Uplift/WINDFALL/CBs/PG; Rodgers Crk Upzoning Calculations); ANIMALWATCH (Parrot)
=  UPDATES: NSh Police Services Review; Funding Grants for Childcare; Investment Reports; Marine Drive Gateway Project -- Tree Work; Hugo Ray Park; Cmnty Heritage Register display; WV Streamkeepers' Good News!
=  CULTUREWATCH; GARDENWATCH (Chelsea Flower Show); GENDERWATCH; BOOKWATCH (Israeli short stories); WEBWATCH (Israel at 60); Jaffa Stories (hope/optimism)
=  NEWSWATCH (Popn and Density; Real Estate)
=  CALENDAR to June 8th  (check for changes and updates)
=  Ccl NOTES May 12th: Update on Cmnty Heritage Register; Presentation/Explanation; Youth Awards
=  Ccl AGENDA May 26th
=  Our retiring Dir/Planning -- SJN muses; WV Heritage Home (WVHS); WV Traveller; Obituary (Arthur C. Clarke); Politi-ku; Quotations (Pun Warning)

=== Vive le Canada ===
* Canada's First World War veteran, Robert Babcock, got his citizenship back the beginning of May at the age of 107 (born 1900 July 23).  He lives in Spokane (years ago you cdn't have dual citizenship).
[More information on Mr. Babcock and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site www.vac-acc.gc.ca. A copy of Mr. Babcock's letter to the Prime Minister is also available on the Prime Minister's website at www.pm.gc.ca.]
* Last week, another WW1 survivor, Gladys Powers, in Abbotsford turned 109 http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=ef802371-2f51-456a-8e9f-3cba36b34e62
* Monarchy 
Best wishes to the happy couple -- Peter Phillips (son of Princess Anne) and Autumn Kelly (from Quebec).
Are you a Jacobite?  The Vancouver Sun had an excellent article on the monarchy in Britain.  It begins:
Only pretenders to the throne
Dan Drolet, Canwest News Service -- Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday at Windsor Castle, Peter Phillips, the Queen's oldest grandson, married his Canadian fiancee, Autumn Kelly.
As royal weddings go, it wasn't very high-profile. After all, Phillips -- son of the Queen's only daughter, Princess Anne -- holds no title and is 11th in line for the throne, ranking after his uncles Charles, Andrew and Edward, his mother, and all his Windsor cousins.

..... from the EDITOR'S DESK -- Uplift, WINDFALL, PG no S (recap and continued)
So many residents of WV are puzzled by the term Uplift and its significance for them.
Let's start with what it is.
You have a lovely house on your lot wch is zoned for a single-family home (.35FAR/FSR is the maximum in WV, that means the floor area of your house cannot be more than 35% of the area of the lot).
If your lot is upzoned to duplex, that increases the assessed value of your lot, and the increase is the Uplift.  Two units are worth more than one.
You can see that if your lot is rezoned to multi-family or high rise, the increase is even greater.
Floor Area/Space Ratio is the ratio of livable space to the size of the lot (geography).
Density can be increased by number of units and/or usable space.
Citizens are consulted when drawing up an OCP (Official Cmnty Plan), dividing the cmnty into commercial and residential areas along with relative density.
The increased land value is the prerogative of the residents -- through Ccl by bylaw.
About 1926 WV decided not to have industry and to limit the commercial areas.
About 1934 British Pacific Properties (BPP) purchased most of the land above the Upper Levels from the Capilano River to Horseshoe Bay for $75,000.
NV limits devt to 1000ft, WV to 1200ft.  Above that level there's more fog, cloud, and snow (with removal costs).
From the time I was on Ccl in 1988 I advocated that the higher value from upzoning ought to be calculated, made public, and a portion of the higher worth be given to residents.  (At that time there already was a movement to designate heritage areas and I supported that but it took some years for that to come to partial fruition.)
In the US, this increase in value of the land virtually at the stroke of a pen (no effort or work by devpr/owner), is quite aptly called WINDFALL.  The owner, the devpr, did nothing.  A change in zoning is a decision of Council on behalf of the residents The value of the land has been increased if more units or more usable space has been permitted.
The profit from whatever owners decide to build (within the bylaw) is all theirs.
Residents deserve a share of the higher amount gained by upzoning.  In many places this is two thirds to three quarters, and there are instances of 98% (at least one in Vancouver).  Devprs still make a lot on the building.
Well, it took about 15 years for Ccl and staff to admit there was such a thing as "Uplift".  They kept saying it was 'unpredictable', 'hypothetical'.  How the H*** did they think realtors and devprs functioned to buy, make, or maximize investments?
Examples were provided about percentages/proportions/goodies other jurisdictions got and they finally had to admit it.  Actually I think the purchase of Wetmore clinched it.  Ccl was justifying that purchasing Wetmore for $5.5M was an investment (wd be worth more).  I leapt.
In the UK, it's called the Planning Gain (= Windfall/Uplift; PGS = roughly CBs or CB portion)
Here's an excerpt from their description:
The Government issued a consultation on a proposed Planning Gain Supplement (PGS) in December 2005. PGS is intended to improve...
This involved arrangements for capturing the increase in land value associated with planning consent. This could be used to help fund infrastructure to support increased levels of growth. [Some] Key points:
*   Local authorities should collect and distribute PGS funds to obtain the greatest benefits for communities
*   PGS could empower local authorities in their role as community leaders and help ensure they deliver properly planned development supported by adequate infrastructure
*   A Regional Infrastructure Fund -- an idea put forward by the region as part of its advice to Government on regional spending earlier this year -- would add to the investment available by forward-funding infrastructure to support new development and attracting additional private sector finance
*   Strategic education, health and transport infrastructure should be funded through PGS - not Section 106.
+  EXAMPLE  --  Rodgers Crk Area Devt/Upzoning
                [SUMMARY from page 1 of Letter No 29 in Correspondence in May 26th Agenda]
Dear Mayor and Council:
        re   Community Benefits with respect to the Rodgers Creek Development
The staff reports dated April 9th and April 28th suggest that the community benefits of $16 million offered in return for the increased density being requested are appropriate based on staff's estimated value of the increased density of $16,463,000. This letter points out some inconsistencies and omissions from these reports and suggests that a more accurate estimate of the value of the increased density is on the order of $135 million and therefore the offered community benefits are insignificant in view of the magnitude of the density increase being proposed and the size of the development (around one billion dollars). There is no reason this development cannot be clustered, varied, and environmentally sensitive within the density permitted under the existing zoning. The many negative impacts of increased density are well documented and the paltry compensation being proposed is wholly insufficient to offset them.
Therefore if this development is to be considered by Council, Council must protect the interests of the community by:
1. obtaining a proper independent professional appraisal of the incremental land value associated with the "Option B" upzoning (starting with an accurate calculation of the permitted density under the current ownership and zoning); and
2. rejecting the rezoning unless the proposal, including a vastly improved benefits package, meets the test of being in the best interests of the community. Even if a specific requirement for community benefits is ultra vires, Council has the right, indeed the obligation, to reject any rezoning and development proposal that, taken in its entirety, does not serve the public interest. The current proposal with such minimal community benefits is certainly not in the public interest and therefore must be rejected by Council.
{For the rest of the letter (four pages), see http://docs.pajari.ca/dwvrc/mc20080512.pdf.}
===   ANIMALWATCH   ===  Parrot: http://www.creators.com/comics/speed-bump/19271.html
===   UPDATES   ===
> North Shore Police Services Review
The District of West Vancouver, together with the City and District of North Vancouver,  are inviting North Shore residents to participate in a public survey that will assist in facilitating a review of police services across all three municipalities.  In February 2008, the Three municipalities retained a consultant to lead a multi-phase review of North Shore police services, one that aims to enhance the quality of public safety for North Shore residents.  The consulting firm of Perivale & Taylor will conduct a comprehensive background review of all North Shore police services....
West Vancouver residents are encouraged to share their opinions and views by completing a short online survey.  Copies of the survey are also available at Municipal Hall, Memorial Library and Community Services Facilities. The survey closes May 31st. 
        The whole story: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5679&c=812
        The Editor asks: doesn't the question almost assume a North Shore Police Force?
> Funding Grant For Child Care Announcement
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is committed to working with communities to strengthen child care programs, and has provided West Vancouver with funding for the creation of child care spaces through their Major Capital Funding Program.
The District is pleased to announce that we have received THREE grants totalling $220,992 from the Provincial Government under this program. This funding will provide for 16 spaces for infant/toddler and 3-5 year day care at Ambleside Play House and 20 spaces for infant/toddler and 3-5 year day care at Gordon House. A total of 36 new child care spaces for West Vancouver will be created!
        More on: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5700&c=677
> Investment Reports
The District has significant, ongoing surplus and reserve balances (during tax and utility due date, for example). These funds are invested, within the restrictions of the Local Government Act, so as to earn a return for the District.
The District's investment advisors assist with managing investment activity, as well as providing quarterly reports on the performance of the portfolio.
2008 Performance Reports -- March 31, 2008  Q1-08 Report
        See http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?c=1012
> Marine Drive Gateway Project (tree work Park Royal to 13th).
Phase Two of the Marine Drive Gateway Project is getting underway, and some tree work is required in order to reconstruct and shift the Pound Road intersection. The most significant change will be the removal of an oak tree, which will be performed by a contractor under the supervision of staff.
Removal of the tree is necessary to allow for road safety improvements, and staff gave the issue considerable attention in order to reduce the impact on vegetation in the area. The plan provides for retention of the Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa) nearby.
As part of the District's regular business practices, all the wood being removed will be recycled by staff. The oak is being considered for a play structure in Glenmore Park, and the pines will be milled to produce elements of park structures....
Phase II of the Project will be constructed in line with Council's approved concept (See Plan, PDF, 914K). The remaining work includes:
   *  Reconstructing the Pound Road intersection to incorporate a westbound-to-southbound left turn
   *  [Reconstructing] both north and south boulevards
   *  [Constructing] a new centre median
   *  Relocating the south sidewalk into Ambleside Park
   *  Moving the overhead utility underground
   *  Adding ornamental street lighting
   *  Landscaping for the Pound Road intersection, centre medians, and north and south boulevards.
Staff are reviewing the work to be done with BA Blacktop who, we anticipate, will be on site the week of May 19th. Completion is scheduled for mid-July....
        For full update, see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5460&c=880
> Hugo Ray Park - Update on Proposed Playing Field Upgrade. 
...Hugo Ray Park was created as a field sport venue, and was originally known as "Third Street Playing Field". The name was formally changed to Hugo Ray Park in 1978. Before these fields were built, the area was a Municipal garbage dump. Fields 1 & 2 were expanded to their present size in 1972.
The Field Hockey and Cricket Clubs run the Pavilion Society, which was responsible for building the present clubhouse in 1987 and which they still run it collaboratively....   ...This latest proposal would include:
*  Replacement of field #2 with artificial turf, designed specifically for field hockey
*  Installation of lighting for field #2
*  Improved traffic flow with egress to frontage road by Hwy 1 (working with the Ministry of Transportation)
*  Rebuilding of parking capacity to achieve 200 parking stalls
        See more info: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5703&c=853.
Even more in the NSNews re funding shortfall and other options/compromises: http://www.canada.com/northshorenews/news/story.html?id=d2edb659-f1ea-48b0-9df1-3225530534b3&k=21584
Work on the Community Heritage Register is nearing completion, and is scheduled to go to Council for consideration in early June 2008. See information materials on display at the West Vancouver Memorial Library and the West Vancouver Partners Office (1846 Marine Drive): http://www.westvancouver.ca/upload/documents/Planning/Heritage/REGISTER%20UPDATE%20BOARDS%20APR%202008.pdf
> Retirement of WVFD Chief Jeff Oates, effective July 31st.
        See: http://www.westvancouver.ca/article.asp?a=5702&c=677
As a follow up to last fall's Salmon Rescue Program, on Thursday, May 15, John Barker (Streamkeeper Director) surveyed Lawson Creek in the areas where adult coho and chum were released to see if there was evidence of fry from these adult salmon.  Between October 11 and December 26, 2007, a total of 51 salmon entered Lawson Creek (note the new "salmon friendly" estuary) that were captured and transported to suitable spawning habitat on Lawson Creek (36), McDonald Creek (6) and Rodgers Creek (9).  This rescue program, by WV Streamkeepers, was under the direction and approval of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Last week's survey on Lawson Creek was very successful.  The largest number of observed coho fry were located in the pool on the south side of Fulton Avenue.  As the sun beamed through the trees to light up the pool, there were dozens of fry seen swimming just off the main current.  Fry were also found in several other pools between Duchess and Gordon Avenue.  Water conditions were high but clear.
This is very gratifying for Streamkeepers to see the results of the salmon rescue program now producing a new generation of salmon.
===   CULTUREWATCH   ===
* "Tuesdays with Morrie" with acting treasure Antony Holland at Arts Club extended to June 1st
*  Bard on the Beach previews start Thursday May 29! www.bardonthebeach.org
===   GARDENWATCH   === http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7410878.stm
Audio Slideshow: Chelsea's winning gardens
It is prize day at the Chelsea Flower Show, the gardening event of the year. Meet the
three designers who created the Best Show, Best Courtyard, and Best Urban gardens
at the 2008 show.
===   GENDERWATCH   === in a series..
You may have seen or remember SNL's comment 'bitch is the new black', ie sexism has trumped racism.  Now we hear about signs such as "iron my shirt" held up at rallies for Hillary Clinton -- not reported or criticized.  As Geraldine Ferraro says, imagine the reaction/condemnation/media frenzy if someone held up a sign "shine my shoes" at a Barack Obama rally.
===   BOOKWATCH   === NY Times Book Review 
'The Girl on the Fridge' --  by ETGAR KERET; reviewed by JOSEPH WEISBERG               
        Etgar Keret's stories of Israel are punctuated with whimsy and violence.               
Bitter Young Things  by JOSEPH WEISBERG; published: May 18, 2008
The Israeli writer Etgar Keret is a genius, although it's not entirely apparent in "The Girl on the Fridge", his new story collection. "New" in this case means newly published, not newly written. These stories date from the mid-1980s, when Keret was a young man in the army, just starting to develop the powerful and unsettling voice that would turn him into an acclaimed spokesman for his generation of Israelis - and gain him an enthusiastic foreign audience with the publication of a collection called "The Nimrod Flipout". http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/books/review/Weisberg-t.html?_r=1&8bu&emc=bua2&oref=slogin

===   WEBWATCH   ===  Israel at 60; Palestine gestation
A week in wch celebrations for the creation of Israel 60 years ago tinged with sorrow of expulsion of almost a million of the inhabitants.  Compromise will be difficult and we wish Prez Bush the best.  Meanwhile Israel expands slicing up and expropriating land.  Good news is the majority of ppl on both sides want peace.  It's the old problem -- sometimes leaders are at odds and use methods the average person doesn't agree with or want.
There's a general international consensus as to the solution and both sides will have to be pushed toward that (most moderates already there): shared Jerusalem (Israel wants all, Palestinians want East Jerusalem wch was always their 'quarter'), pre-1967 borders (Israel controls all right now but it's already a concession b/c it's less than 22% for the Palestinians when the UN Resolution divided it roughly half and half), accommodation of refugees' rights (the UN Resolution states they have the Right of Return but Israel will not let them come back, or even enter; at Taba, the continuation of Camp David 2, the compromise was that some wd return and some receive compensation).
One stumbling block often not mentioned is that Israel is a theocratic state (ie, re legality of marriages, and not completely democratic wrt equality).  Arafat was secular (his wife was Christian) but with continued loss of land, more Israeli-only settlements (even roads/streets where Palestinians are not allowed to drive or walk), and more restrictions and deprivation, unfortunately the reaction has led to more radicals on the Palestinian side -- Christians leaving, Islamists more determined.  Another Islamic state is not 'needed', they have many places where they are the majority but one can argue there's no place where Jews are the majority and they need a home.  How to find one without illegally and unfairly displacing others is the crux of the matter -- some justice must prevail.  As has happened, without a solution the festering has got worse and spread.
One state, federal with autonomy? Two states?  (not one powerful one controlling another of Swiss cheese/bantustans) There has to be some accommodation for the two peoples' aspirations, not one crushing another.
It's only with this celebration that I learned of the 'Naqba' (previously I'd just known some ppl had fled).  When I was in Beirut, a secretary at the Canadian Embassy said her family still had the key to their house b/c they'd thought they'd just leave till the fighting was over and then go back -- much as Lebanese left during the war the summer of 2006 intending to return after the war was over (many did).
Here are some other views:
>  A Briton's view of Israel's creation -- Arnold Hadwin surveys boats at Haifa, 1948
As a 19-year-old, British journalist Arnold Hadwin witnessed the creation of Israel 60 years ago. He recounts his memories during those historic days.
The state of Israel came into being at midnight on 14 May, 1948.
        Continued: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7398746.stm
> Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day
Thousands gathered in the Palestinian territories to mark the "Nakba"
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he is determined to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land, labelling it "mankind's shame".
Mr Abbas also said his hands were extended in peace, as Palestinians mark the "catastrophe" of Israel's creation.  More than 700,000 Palestinians were displaced in the war that followed Israel's establishment in 1948.
        Continued: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7401892.stm
===  Jaffa Stories   ===
To mark Israel's 60th anniversary, BBC News has travelled to the ancient port city of Jaffa where Jews and Arabs live side by side.
Stories from an artist and a gallery owner, a baker, a tour guide, an architect, a radio journalist, and an Arab-Hebrew Theatre.
Optimism and hope for the future.

On pC4 of Vancouver Sun Fri May 16, quoting Rennie: Vancouver's popn density is currently fourth highest in North America, behind New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City, and is projected in 2021 to become the second-most-dense city, trailing only New York.
Expats in trouble -- Property price crash in Spain hits British residents hard
UK expats face Spanish troubles by Brian Hanrahan; BBC News, Costa del Sol, Spain
The hundreds of thousands of Britons who have moved to Spain in search of a better life have been hit by falling property prices, sometimes with devastating consequences.
Rest at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7400846.stm
===  CALENDAR to June 8th  === [at Hall unless otherwise noted; pls confirm to make sure no changes]
Remember the Farmers' Markets in WV now; Dundarave on Saturdays and Ambleside on Sundays.....
UBC's 100th birthday/anniversary; events all weekend out at UBC, my alma mater!
== Sat May 24th ==
 ~ 8pm ~ Big Band Cabaret, WV Youth Band fundraiser, Ice Arena ($50, see www.westvanyouthband.ca)
== Sun May 25th ==
        ~ 7:30 - 11am ~ WV Rotary Seawalk Run: The Village at Park Royal start
        ~ 9am - noon ~ Westie Walk Dog Walk at Lighthouse Park
        ~ 11am ~ Aga Khan Fdn's World Partnership Walk, Stanley Park (www.worldpartnershipwalk.com)
== Tues May 27th ==
        ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte re WG/Status Report
        ~ 4 - 6pm ~ Envmtal WG at Operations Ctr, 3755 Cypress Bowl Rd
== Wed May 28th ==
~ 7:30am ~ WV Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Hollyburn Country Club
Speaker Panelists: Mark Startup -  President & CEO Retail BC; Ian Tostenson - President & CEO B.C. Restaurant & Foodservices Assn; Ian Robertson - Executive Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Armstrong Group (Rocky Mountaineer Vacations)
Mbrs $25; non-mbrs $35; Info at  www.westvanchamber.com or phone 926 6614 to RSVP by May 23rd
~ 7pm ~ Public Hearing re Collingwood School (at M Hall)
~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society Mtg at Srs' Ctr
        Len Corben, NSh Outlook writer and author of Instant Replay, talks about ppl and sports
== Thurs May 29th ==
        ~ 5pm ~ NSACDI at DNV M Hall Cmte Rm
== Sat May 31st ==
~  noon - 5pm ~ North Van Cmnty Arts Ccl: Art in the Garden Tour (by donation; call 988 6844); also on Sunday June 1st.
~  In Stanley Park May 31st, start at 11:30am rain or shine (meet at Totem Poles and end at Aquarium)
   o  for: Critically endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles*
   o  with: kids from Bayview Elementary and many others, & Chocolate Arts
   o  hosted by: the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network and Ocean Wise, Conservation programs of the  Vancouver Aquarium; BCCSN: www.wildwhales.org and Ocean Wise: www.oceanwisecanada.org
   o  email us to let us know you are coming robindelpino@yahoo.com
*listed as critically endangered (facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future) -- the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources These Sea Turtles have lived longer than the dinosaurs.  They help hold our world together. It is important for people to act now to protect them while there is still time.
== also Sun June 1st ==
~ 10am - 5pm ~ Vancouver Heritage Fdn House Tour ($35, www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org)
~ 11am at parking lot ~ Nature/geology walk led by David Cook of LPPS to celebrate the beginning of Environment Week.  A one- to two-hour walk along the trails of Lighthouse Park. This will be followed by a walk in Caulfeild Park to look at the ecology and geology there, meeting in the Lighthouse Park parking lot at 1pm or at the Caulfeild Park anchor at 1:30pm.
~ NOON on CBC RADIO TWO 105.7FM, "Inside the Music", the WV opera The Dream Healer will be one discussed (topic, Madness in Opera), repeated 8pm on Radio One, 690AM.
>>>  PLS NOTE: MONDAY JUNE 2nd CCL MTG WILL BE HELD (motion to cancel failed at May 26 ccl mtg)  <<<
== Tues June 3rd ==  ~ 4:30pm ~ Finance Cmte Mtg (check to see if at M Hall or at Library)
== Wed June 4th ==
~ 5pm ~  West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce AGM at Partners Centre (1846 Marine)
Election of new Directors to the Board for the term of 2008-2009.  The Nomination Form for Directors of the Board will be available in May newsletter on-line at www.westvanchamber.com and at office.  Please RSVP on-line or phone 926 6614; pls reserve your spot for this event.
==  June 5th - 7th == Thurs - Sat == LECTURES
o June 5 -- VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture: www.sfu.ca/city/fpl15popup.htm
                Featuring Toronto Star's architectural and urban critic, Christopher Hume
o June 5 - 7 -- Urban Design Studio II, Synthesis of Urban Form;  Venue: SFU Surrey
If you missed a lecture, there are LECTURE RECORDINGS:
SFU City Program videos:  http://www.sfu.ca/city/city_pgm_videos.htm and audio-recorded lectures here: http://www.sfu.ca/city/city_pgm_mp3.htm
*** Sat June 7th * Community Day * Parade in morning; afternoon activities in Ambleside Park ***
== Sun June 8th ==      ~ 11am - 5pm ~ Oceans Day at Whytecliff Park  -- learn, eat, listen!
                        All day in Ambleside Park, Rich Hansen Wheels in Motion
+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ see www.westvanlib.org
4 - 6pm -- Pamela Proctor, a lifelong teacher in the Vancouver School system, shares her insights into the vital differences between nurturing learning and coercive education. For teachers and parents of children ages three to + JAZZ IN A NUTSHELL -- 7pm
Join Neil Ritchie, producer of CBC Radio's Hot Air for two sessions (with recorded music & video) on the history of jazz. No registration required -- come to one or both talks!
Thursday, May 15 -- The Roots of Jazz  //  Thursday, May 29 -- The Big Bands
+ Tues June 3 -- Best Weekend Getaways from Vancouver: Jack Christie book launch. 7:30pm
+ Thurs June 5 -- Movie Night at the Library: Into the Wild. Based on the book by Jon Krakauer. 6pm
Saturday 7 -- West Vancouver Community Day
In the "Spirit of Green", our teen volunteers will walk, scooter, or skateboard in the parade. Afterwards, join us in Ambleside Park for Storytimes at 12:30 and 1:30pm.

A Mixed Media Exhibition featuring the artworks of graduating students of Collingwood School, Mulgrave, Rockridge, Sentinel Secondary School & West Vancouver Secondary School
RECEPTION May 27 Tuesday 6 - 8pm;  Artists in Attendance May 31 Saturday 2pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++ (1570 Argyle) www.silkpurse.ca
May 27 - June 8, 2008  --  "Kubilai Khan in Clay"
Opening Reception: TUESDAY May 27th from 6 - 8pm
Kubilai Khan's court was a mix of Byzantine officials, mystical Chinese dragons, nomadic fortunetellers, veiled Persian ladies, Syrian jugglers, and masked Venetian merchants. Masks have long been used as cultural and spiritual expressions in many lands. Nobility and commoners alike wore masks during the Carnival season to conceal their identities. The masks served to equalize everyone and alleviate class tensions. We celebrate the 'mask' with an exhibition by leading BC Clay Artists & Cap College Alumni.
Free Clay Mask Demo:Saturday, May 31st from 1- 2 pm  -- Everyone Welcome
+ Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:30 am  Murchie's Thursday - "East-West Fusion"
Well-known Vancouver pianist Karen Lee Morlang joins friends for an exotic Asian musical performance on erhu, zither, vocals, and piano blending the traditional music of the East and the classical music of the West.  Tix: mbrs $10; non-mbrs $12

+++  WV MUSEUM +++  Duncan McNab: Modern In Sight -- to May 31
        FOR  MORE INFO: http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/

+++ Don't forget to check out www.kaymeekcentre.com +++
Where the Blood Mixes, a Playhouse Theatre Company Production at KMC
                by Kevin Loring; directed by Glynis Leyshon
Where the Blood Mixes is the deeply moving story of survival and reconciliation about a family and a community that must find a way to heal.  Playwright Kevin Loring, powerfully articulate and drawing on his own storytelling traditions, creates a highly personal and deeply engaging account of three people from the N'lakapmux nation of Kumsheen (Lytton, B.C.).  Where the Blood Mixes speaks about the emptiness we desperately try to fill in our hearts, our longing
for love, and our return to a place within ourselves that we can call home.
Where the Blood Mixes was co-commissioned by Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity, and will premiere at the Factory Theatre in Toronto, June 7-8, 2008.  Where the Blood Mixes will also be presented in association with The Savage Society at the Magnetic North Festival, June 11-14, 2008 at the Roundhouse Theatre.
May 29, 30, 31 (8pm)  special preview presentation

===  COUNCIL WORKSHOP NOTES  -- May 12th (6pm)  ===
[JF still absent; spotted new CAO around horseshoe.  Surprised he was not introduced.  Am sure Grant McRadu will be at next ccl mtg.]
1.                  INTRODUCTION
Mayor: Sorry, we're a few minutes late.  Cclr V is the Ccl liaison [for the Heritage WG]
2.                  COMMUNITY HERITAGE REGISTER  Report from Senior Community Planner dated May 1, 2008
SMik: delighted to be here with last interim report before final report in June, back to presented completed Register for your consideration.  Tom Wardell, Chair of HWG, will provide an overview of project, key accomplishments since last September.  Hal Kalman, consultant, will walk us through the process of developing the H Register; he'll explain what a H Register is and how we can be use it as a heritage conservation tool.  Towards the end of the presentation, I will speak to the next steps after completing the Register.
Tom Wardell (text supplied): While work on the community heritage register started in earnest in September 2007, the vision for West Vancouver's heritage started to unfold at a visioning workshop in June 2005.
*  This was the first step in identifying our diverse heritage resources, and articulating community values around heritage
*   In June 2006, Council adopted the heritage strategic plan and approved the preparation of a community heritage register as the first implementation step.
*   In the same month, the plan was recognized with an award of excellence from the Planning Institute of BC as one of the first "values-based" plans for heritage conservation in the province.
*   In developing the work plan for the register project, we have sought to fully involve the community in this process, and to ensure that community values are represented by the resources we are acknowledging.
*  Our HWG members were appointed in the spring of 2007.  Members include: Aline Brown, Lori Cameron, Carol Howie, Patricia Jarvis, Ian MacDonald, Marny Pierson, Carolanne Reynolds, and Vivian Vaughan, Council liaison
Commonwealth Historic Resource Management was retained in September 2007, upon confirmation of project funding from the BC Heritage Branch
Throughout this process, we have followed a unique collaborative approach:
1.      the project has been "community-led" through the working group and other volunteers;
2.      it has been facilitated and managed by staff; and
3.      it has been guided by the expertise of our heritage consultant
*   an information newsletter was distributed to all West Vancouver households (Nov)
*   the WG helped to develop a "thematic framework" for the register; and provided input on the selection criteria
*   we presented interim reports to Council (Nov & Feb)
*   Council established the register and listed Hollyburn Lodge as the first historic place on the register (Nov)
*   we hosted two community workshops (Dec & Feb)
*   we issued a call for public nominations for the register; and
*   over the past several weeks, WG members, community volunteers, and staff have been drafting Statements of Significance to support nominated resources
*   the first workshop, "an introduction to community heritage registers"  was held on December 8th, 2007, and was facilitated by Bob Parliament (BC Heritage Branch) and Sue Morhun (consultant)
*   this included a presentation on heritage legislation in BC, and what a community heritage register is
*   the afternoon session included a small group exercise on identifying heritage values and character-defining elements
*   on February 6th, we hosted a second workshop on "writing statements of significance", which was led by Hal Kalman and Meg Stanley (Commonwealth)
*   the purpose of this session was to provide participants with the information and tools to begin drafting statements of significance (SOS), in support of resources they wished to nominate for the register
*   each small group drafted an "SOS" for a sample resource, which was then presented and critiqued
*   despite a snow storm, we had a strong turnout - and a number of participants have gone on to submit draft SOSs, as part of this project
I will now turn it over to Hal Kalman, to walk us through the register
Dr Hal Kalman:  I'll just tell you briefly what a H Register is, and how it fits into the larger scheme of a heritage policy and a heritage program
Register is no more, no less than a list of bldgs and properties, cultural landscapes, that are seen to have heritage value; no statutory regulations apply to it
hierarchy, three kinds of listings of historic properties: inventory, register, designation,
DWV did v good inventories a decade and a half ago, bn updated to some extent, one pre-1945 and one post-1945 bldgs and also a landscape inventory; commissioned by District, done by a heritage consultant, identified seen as having superior heritage value; list v useful but no regulatory role whatever; doesn't exist in the statutory list
close relationship with inventory; according to the LGA technically called Cmnty Heritage Register; a register is much the same thing but has been approved by Ccl by bylaw, therefore it does have legal status
once on Register, it is officially recognized; it's not protected but becomes eligible for planning incentives; M has declared wd like to see it conserved if a reasonable way cd be found, that's the spirit but owner not forced; just tells the owner we like property you have and we see it has Cmnty Benefit and it wd be good, all things being equal, that it's maintained.
third step is designation
most things on the Register will never be designated nor will there ever be any intention to designate them necessarily
but designation is protection, enacted by Ccl, by bylaw, a bylaw following a PH; it is necessary that the public be involved in the designation decision
any resources protected, can be unprotected, can be modified under a H Alteration Permit but changes managed as opposed to unmanaged
last year by bylaw, Hollyburn Lodge first to go on so you have a H Register with one on it; purpose of this exercise is to give it company
procedure for Ccl no more and no less than a bylaw and this will come before you
SM: resolution
HK: thank you, resolution.  Stephen has corrected me on this before; your heritage planner is more accurate; by simple resolution of Ccl it becomes a Register
how does one use the Register?  what's it for?
valuable planning tool
application for change to a prop, GIS notes that this is a registered resource
whether addn, DP, subdiv, will come before the H Planner, responsible
he will decide is or is not approp to intervene; may be encouraging or discouraging the owner
favourable to conservation by offering an incentive; prov system, quids pro quo
prop owner does some thing good, M expected to do something nice to thank the owner
system has not yet been designed but called for in the H Strategic Plan; system of incentives will evolve with time
Register never complete; how many? less than 1M, more than 1, less than 1K
upgrades, revisits, resources may change
what will be nominated to the H Register?
looked at two bldg inventories then the one 1945 - 1975
done in part by Stephen and staff and our firm; is to prepare a list, an Excel chart
props on the inventory all classified as primary, secondary, or support
decision was made to recommend primary and secondary resources
some have changed, so ground-truthing
recommended, still standing, and also retained their value
second group nominations from the public and the WG
criteria decide whether or not adequate; number will be added
here's an excerpt from this data base [pointing to slide]; nominated
inspect demolition permits
field check (ground-truthing); done by staff and ourselves
WG met decided whether unchanged signif to be on Register
as of this morning, 155 props being nominated and guess ten or 20 more by time it reaches Ccl about a month from now.
42 are primary from the inventories, 98 secondary, 15 new nominations from cmnty
Ccl resolution will have list of civic addresses, names if they have them, legal descriptions
raw register not a v good read, just list of things, but final doc at end of exercise will be more interesting
Register will have five main components:
        1 historical context stmt, value-based overview history of DWV
        2 thematic framework (six themes history, culture, subthemes, so on)
        3 selection criteria, based on themes, level of integrity (led to 155 props)
        4 the 'Raw' Register: List of Historic Places nominated to the Heritage Register
        5 Stmts of Significance being written for two or three dozen of those
[points to slide]
first column themes; 2 then narrative description expressing culture one of the six; then sample topics, education, belief systems, creative arts ...
3 bldgs structures, groups, cultural historical sites, value-based; then guidelines at least 20 years old, easy to understand, fairly straightforward list of criteria
5 we're preparing SOSs, SOS template form, fed govt, taken up by the BC govt, in turn taken up by DWV
fairly rigid format: describes historic place, H values, so-called character-defining elements, intention is in time to find it online on the Canadian Register of Historic Places
collaborative effort with incredibly good volunteer participation, accomplishing far more
SM: coming back, believe scheduled for June 9
comprehensive doc and list for your consideration, also will be devping info materials and as online publications
also reporting back on next steps on implementing H Strategic Plan
Appendix A is a memo from Incentives subcmte, outlining the kinds of potential incentive tools available to local govt
a number of priv prop owners have expressed interested doing something creative
talked about potential incentives, explored ideas, need to move forward in consideration of those
that wraps up our presentation
Sop: three queries: One = wd owner of potentially heritage site be forced to sign onto the registry?
HK: don't quite understand what you're asking
Sop: if Cclr Smith had a prop and he volunteered to do something nice to it, wd any one of us who had a site considered to be heritage by a cmte, wd he be forced to sign the register?
{but-- but-- but-- Kalman said it was just a list and no one mentioned signing anything!!!! let alone 'force'!}
HK: No, nobody is forced to do anything, and as I mentioned the Register doesn't really constrain
The Register is an identification list, it is an inventory of what's out there; nobody will be forced to do anything
Sop: positive mood, we'll look at it that way
Once Registry is provided for by way of action by this Ccl, wd one who is on that Registry be forced into protection by designation
{hm.  This seems as if he's been given some questions to ask and he's asking them; they're obviously from someone who had not listened to the presentation -- wch I'm sure Sop did, but didn't alter/amend the questions -- wch was quite clear as a list and there's absolutely no mention of signing.......}
HK (forced to repeat): No, no.  There's no protection with it; designation is not a logical next step; designation only happens by majority vote of Ccl after a PH
we wd see designation limited to rather few, whereas see register wide-ranging and embracing; it allows the M to know what's out there.
Sop: your doc does give a fair amt of interpretation, Vanc and Victoria
to me there's logical stepping stones, have to be aware
for Mr Sokol, how do we interpret, from a position of heritage, wch I support, what are the indicators checkmarks, between Planning, Bldg Dept, and other depts, such an important role, to catch and be aware of a devt when we on Ccl, if everything meets bylaw, Mr Sokol, we never see it until we get report on it later
if not aware as a Ccl, how monitor or how staff monitor, so not missed and so we wdn't give a demolition permit; problem last year; if something of value turns up and we cdn't stop
what protection, this disconnect that I see; no offence to staff
Sokol: District has a database of all parcels of land
once adopted register, flag them; therefore anyone in any dept before issuing permits wd always go to that database, so wd know if anything flagged, wd ask questions
Mayor: I have one question; interest wrt H Revitalization Agreement
outcome of issues around Erickson home; ppl woke up and have become engaged.
when you bring this also be saying here are a few things we've got to get going on?
SM: yes
RD: Victoria wch has so many H buildings; take it purchased by societies concerned with H?
how'd they get so many bldgs?
HK: used to know the number in Victoria, believe over a 1000, probably 95 - 98% privately owned
again, it's an identification list; enormous incentives in Victoria's case, cash grants, eligible if on Register and not if not on; downtown eligible for prop tax incentives, facade grants, assistance with seismic upgrading; can only take part in these programs if they're on the Register.
In many Ms, Vancouver included, devprs are asking their bldgs to be on the Register b/c that gives them leverage to bonuses and incentives in the Vancouver case, not the Victoria case or less so, to help them with devt.
The Register in Victoria and Vancouver has become a desired commodity.
RD: once set up Register then we need to look into ways to provide incentives to maintain and not to demolish
interesting so many H bldgs in Victoria and managed to keep them intact, privately owned
many bldgs on our inventory already disappeared, demolished; probably only way to help preserve them is to provide incentives as you've just mentioned to maintain them
SM: WG has always been aware Register v key fundamental step towards building a H conservation prog, but it still remains a list; recognized resources will qualify for consideration of any potential incentive tools
guiding spirit was to create a supportive environment for private H conservation efforts so rather than, say if homeowner looking at future plans -- demolish, or conserve in whole or in part; viable economic incentives, monetary and non-monetary.  Believe in memo attached does outline some examples of that.
next steps, give full consideration to range of protection, potential incentives, debate those, and ultimately devp a program meaningful
RD: you said June coming to Ccl with Register.  Will there be other aspects to that Register, other suggestions as to policy, how we cd implement register, how to protect what's on Register?
SM: staff report next steps, will mention the plan, maybe highlighting some of those tools, again they are outlined in the appendix; we can speak to some of those tools and how we move forward
RD: we've been talking a long time about the tools, received a lot of info, Victoria, Kelowna, New Westminster. At some point once we have that Register established, we've got to get down to implementing those tools; no sense having tools if you don't use them; that I think is going to be important.
The Register is a major achievement; it's been years since we updated it, then we have to look v closely at what tools and how we're going to use them.
Mayor: any other questions/comments from Ccl? then Carolanne Reynolds, commenting on your work!
CR: [inaudible garbled, probably wrt to staff and others' work] excellent work
The comments that were made, I'd like to give a bit more further information to.
Many years ago -- the Register is a really good step, but the inventory as you heard has more assets on it than a register.  And what I recommended years ago and I hope will be put in, is that when you have a devt permit, just as you have financial obligations {whoops, I meant implication}, and social [implications] as categories, I think it shd say 'heritage implications'.  And then they shd look at the heritage assets that have been identified under the other inventories, not just what's on the Register, b/c we can still do something even if it didn't make it on the Register if we want to.
The next thing is the tools.
As Chair of the Incentive Cmte, you'll see a bunch of tools there -- just in general, categories.  They aren't specific b/c from my observation, somebody else can use theirs, every instance of trying to save a bldg when it's going to be demolished or it's going to be added to or it's going to be this or whatever, is different, and so what I think wd best help Ccl and staff, is to have a whole list, a whole range of things you can do.  There isn't just going to be one solution.  You're going to have to cater it to whoever needs, for example is in the situation; but you shd know you've got all of these things that you can use and you can say, let's work together and it's a win-win.
I was trying to respond to what Cclr Day said; there isn't going to be magic, sort of "this is what you can do".  I think the best is to have flexibility to do many, many things.
The Hallmark Society in Victoria has been doing this for many, many years, with the grants and things...
There isn't one answer but we're trying to provide you with as many arrows in your quiver as we possibly can so that we can work together and all be really happy working on something that is honouring the heritage that we're trying to preserve.
Mayor: any further discussion, Ccl?
want to thank the WG; know you're busy writing SOSs --  how's that going? there are 25 you're wishing to achieve by the next
HK: we may get 30 or 35
Mayor: wonderful; that will really give Ccl some depth of understanding in terms of what those assets are.  We look forward to seeing you on June 9th.

===   YOUTH COUNCIL NOTES/AWARDS  - May 12th ===
1.         CALL TO ORDER
        $2500 from Operation Rednose
        subsidization, WV nationalism, etc
6.         REPORTS FROM YOUTH MAYOR/YOUTH COUNCILLORS  -- report on activities and events of Youth Week.
... Youth Week, held annually during first week of May; Random Acts of Kindness; Youth Awareness Cmte,  May 2 Chief Joe Matthias Rec Ctr
7.         PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS  -- none      //   8.  ADJOURNMENT
                by Mayor Goldsmith-Jones and Youth Mayor Shannon
Seventh annual Youth Appreciation Awards.
Their efforts enrich our world and we are proud to acknowledge West Vancouver's youth.
> Two young people who have worked helping to prepare and to serve dinner at one of the busiest soup kitchens in the Downtown Eastside. Over the last 2 years, Petra Clementson and Kathryn Healy.
> The Cinderella Project from Sentinel School provides unique and valuable support to enable financially disadvantaged students to attend graduation with pride and dignity: Tiffany Blaise, Leyla Montazan, Jackie Yoo, Angela Walsh, Jimmy Sherpa
> Andrew Jarvis is the leader of a group of 30 youth who raised over $3500. towards relieving hunger and providing clean water for children in underdeveloped countries.  WV Secondary School
> Joseph McDaniel led a team of students doing stream surveys for recording adult salmon since the fall of 2007.
He has been a volunteer for the North Shore Coho Society and for West Vancouver Streamkeepers. He is an active member of West Van Secondary School's Environmental Protection Network.
> The Cypress Student Summit from Mulgrave School is a youth-driven symposium and student-centered conference for youth from across the Lower Mainland. The Summit addressed the issue of understanding and fighting poverty locally and globally as its predominant theme. The organizers arranged workshops and presenters from Oxfam Canada and Engineers Without Borders.  Keith Gaudry-Gardner and Aryan Firouzbakht
> Jordan Lee Saniuk and Sasha Boniface developed the Umoya Project - a fundraising effort to support an all girls' school in Zambia Africa. As leaders of Amnesty International at their school, they have organized letter writing campaigns in response to world human rights violations. They help sponsor a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They have volunteered for the Vancouver Food Bank and are members of their School's Interact Club (Rockridge).
> Max Young, Cam Wilson, Alison Goldsmith-Jones, Lucy Cameron, Tara Russell, Alistair Blacklock, Colin McGrath, Francesca McDowell, Carolyn Bell, a student -run leadership committee from Rockridge School wanting to make a difference about a serious and escalating problem that affects many young people today - Juvenile Diabetes. They created an event called  "Cyclebetes" a 24-hour spin-a-thon, raised an astonishing Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.) for Juvenile Diabetes.
> At her tender age she demonstrates commitment to social justice well beyond her years.  For her 16th birthday she did something quite extraordinary: She asked her family and friends to make donations to the North Shore Youth Safe House instead of giving her presents. Melanie Moller presented a cheque to Hollyburn Family Services that operates the Safe House ($3150).
> The Environmental Protection Network at West Van Secondary School has evolved from a group primarily doing School-based recycling to a Community of students focused on Stewardship and Environmental Education: Jio Park, Vanessa Wong, Tracey Hinder, Shahriar Seddigh, Jamie Hong, Brian Cho, Eva Jordison, Karen Smith, Joseph McDaniel.
> Wade Klimek, from Rockridge, has played piano at Christmas time in Caulfeid Village. He helps regularly at the Yacht Club for events ranging from the kids fishing derby to helping cook meals for children... has volunteered at our Library and for many events held in our Community Centres -- in fact most events; often helps prepare meals at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in North Vancouver.
> Project Share is a youth-developed, youth-driven group of 120 West Van Secondary School students that are extremely dedicated to helping reduce the suffering of homelessness. They fundraise and secure donations from local businesses to finance feeding people at the corner of Main and Hastings. They gather at the Ambleside Youth Centre every 2-3 weeks to prepare hot, nutritious meals - up to 500 meals at each feeding. Without any government funding, Project Share has organized, financed, prepared and served a staggering 8,500 meals this year.  As if this is not enough, this group of youth have made the North Shore Youth Safe House a focus as well. They are planning a gala fundraiser to create a trust fund.  Leaders: Julie Shin, Katy Chappaz, Kyla Jamieson, Claudia Lo
> Simona Spassova and Cara Wilson from Collingwood School have been involved in an impressive array of Community service projects as participants and as leaders.
> The "Willing Hearts" initiative at West Van Secondary School has been raising funds for Chad in Africa. Aptly named "Willing Hearts", this group of youth held bake sales, sponsored Battle of the Bands evenings, and sold their own hand-made crafts.  The passion of two very creative and dedicated leaders. Nieka Sabeti and Julia McMullin
> These eight students from Rockridge School are the Executive Committee and the leaders of the Interact Club. They created "Project Hands" that raised money to provide health care, education and other support for impoverished Mayan people in Guatemala. They supported the Umoya Project that was presented earlier.  Emily Matthias, Cole Finnbogason, Hayley Spurr, Jeremy Gritten, Liz Rose, Shayna Ponak, Laura Ryan, Mackenzie Coombs.
> Sabrina Datu of Collingwood has been volunteering at the Inglewood Care Centre every week throughout this year; has volunteered to support various Community service projects ranging from the Dundarave Beach clean-up to helping prepare and serve meals at Soup Kitchens. She has worked regularly at their family Mosque.
> These youth leaders from Mulgrave School's Student Action Council have been instrumental in developing their mission of "inspiring spirit and passion for service in our local and global communities". They initiated an environmental focus for staff and students to help make Mulgrave "green".  They organized students to join the "Bell Walk" which is a major funder of the Kids Help Line. On a global basis they have developed events, activities and an awareness campaign to encourage understanding about the Sudan crisis in Darfur.  Ashkan Azizi, Oliver Dempsey
Nima Jelveh, Annie Maurer, Chloe Scott, Lauren Wierenga, Melanie Moller.
>> Our final presentation this evening recognizes the efforts of our Youth Awareness Committee.
This Committee is an example of the sometimes unheralded leadership young people provide in our Community.  The Youth Awareness Committee has been an official Standing Committee of Mayor and Council for more than fifteen years. These youth have provided leadership in developing associations with Police, the Library, and the School District, and have engaged in dialogue that affect the well-being of children and youth throughout our Community. They have developed initiatives that enhance our Community not only for youth, but in fact for all citizens of West Vancouver.  Karen Kwok, Urian Kim, Yeji An, Kelsey Allen, Collette Brown, Selena Shannon, Angela Walsh, Tracey Hinder, Jio Park, Julie Shin, Simona Spassova, Cara Wilson.

==========  CCL MTG AGENDA May 26    ===============
2.   ADOPTION OF MINUTES:  May 1 Sp Ccl Mtg; and May 5 Reg Ccl Mtg; AND May 12 Ccl Workshop Minutes received for information.
3.         P. Lock, regarding Towards Zero Impact (Economic and Environmental Benefits)
4.         I. Smith, Smart Growth BC, regarding Sea-to-Sky Greenbelt
5.         Proposed Ambleside Bylaws - Official Community Plan Bylaw
No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008
            NOTE:  Each reading of Official Community Plan [OCP] Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 must receive an affirmative vote of a majority of all Council members (four members) in order to proceed (Local Government Act, s. 882).
RECOMMENDED: THAT the opportunities provided for consultation on a proposed Ambleside OCP amendment, with persons, organizations, and authorities as outlined in the May 16 report from the Associate Director of Major Projects, be endorsed as sufficient consultation for the purposes of Section 879 of the Local Government Act.
RECOMMENDED: THAT OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008, as attached to the report from the Associate Director of Major Projects dated May 16, be introduced and read a first time in short form.
RECOMMENDED: THAT OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 [be] considered in conjunction with the District's most recent financial plan and the regional waste management plan.
RECOMMENDED: THAT Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008, as attached to the report from the Associate Director of Major Projects dated May 16, 2008, be introduced and read a first time in short form.
RECOMMENDED: THAT OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008 be presented at a Public Hearing on Wed June 18 at 7pm in the M Hall Ccl Chamber. {UPDATE: Changed to June 16}
RECOMMENDED: THAT notification of the Public Hearing on "OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008" be provided to owners and occupiers of lots shown on Attachment A to the report dated May 16 from the Associate Director of Major Projects.

6.         Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 and Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 4368, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4559, 2008
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report dated May 12, 2008 from the Manager of Bylaw & Licencing [sic] Services regarding Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 be received for information.
RECOMMENDED: Bylaw be given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd readings.
RECOMMENDED: Bylaw Notice Enforcement Amendment Bylaw be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings.

7.         Arts and Culture Grant Recommendations 2008
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Arts and Culture Working Group recommendations for Arts and Culture Grants, be approved as follows:
Ambleside Orchestra             $  500
British Columbia Boys' Choir            2,000
Chor Leoni Men's Choir          750
Deep Cove Chamber Soloists Society      750
Hollyburn Heritage Society      750
JP Fell Pipe Band                       500
Laudate Singers Society         500
North Shore Film Festival               2,250
North Shore Heritage [Preservation] Society             500
North Shore Light Opera Society         2,000
Theatre West Van                3,250      
O'Shihan Cultural Organization          500
Pacific Baroque Orchestra               1,500
Pandora's Vox                   2,650
Presentation House Cultural Society/Theatre             2,000
Sinfonia Orchestra of the North Shore           3,000
Summer Pops Orchestra           1,250
Vetta Chamber Music             500
West Vancouver Adult Community Band Association         500
West Vancouver Adult Concert Band       600
West Vancouver Historical Society               1,000
West Vancouver Youth Band               5,000
         {Editor's Note: there was no total given for this, but to save you the time, it's $32,250.}

8.         Grant Recommendations:  Social Services and Community Services
RECOMMENDED:   THAT the Social Services Grants as recommended by the Community Grants/Social Services Review Working Group (CGSSWG) be approved as follows:
1.1 Commencing a [three-year] funding cycle (2008-2010):  Annual Grant ($)
a)  Specialized Social Services
BC Paraplegic Association       $  500
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association    600
Lions Gate Hospice      1,000
NS Disability Society - Adults at Risk  1,000
NS Women's Centre               1,500
NS Stroke Recovery Centre       1,300
Red Cross Respect Ed            700
                        Subtotal        $  6,600
b)  Family Support Social Services
Family Services of the North Shore      $ 14,500
Living Systems          500
NS Community Resources Society          12,000
NS Restorative Justice          5,000
NS Multicultural Society                3,000
West Vancouver Family Place Society             4,000
                        Subtotal        $ 39,000
c)  Seniors Support Social Services
Capilano Community Services Society     $ 1,300
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society              2,000
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society - Seniors' Coalition         1,300
NS Meals on Wheels Society              1,500
NS Volunteers for Seniors               3,500
NS Keep Well Society            2,000
NS Neighbourhood House - Seniors Peer Support           1,300
                        Subtotal        $ 12,900
1.2  In 3rd year of a three-year funding cycle (2006-2008):  Annual Grant
Autism Society of BC            1,500
Canadian Mental Health Association              2,000
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC           1,000
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society         750
Harvest Project         2,500
Lookout North Shore Emergency Aid Shelter               3,000
NS Association for the Mentally Handicapped             1,000
NS Crisis Services Society      10,500
NS Disability Resource Centre                   1,400
NS Project Society for Low Income and Handicapped               5,000
NS Schizophrenia Society, North Shore Branch            1,500
West Coast Alternatives Society                 5,000
                        Subtotal        $  35,150
        Total Social Services Grants for 2008   $93,650
        2008 Approved Budget  $82,500
        2008 Shortfall  ($11,150)
THAT the Community Services Grants as recommended by the Community          Grants/Social Services Review Working Group be approved as follows:
2.1  Commencing a three-year funding cycle (2008-2010):   Annual Grant
Coho Society -- Operating Grant; -- Bus Transportation  $ 5,000 +  1,250
NS Lifeboat Society     2,500
NS Safety Council               1,000
525 Pathfinder Squadron (Air Cadet League of Canada)            900
                        Subtotal        $  10,650
2.2  In 3rd year of a [three-year] funding cycle (2006-2008):  Annual Grant
Third West Vancouver Scout Group - Property Tax                 $  500
                        Subtotal        $     500
        Total Community Services Grants For 2008        $11,150
        2008 Approved Budget  $27,900
        2008 Surplus  $16,750
RECOMMENDED: THAT                                        
1.                 The shortfall of $11,150 in the Social Services Grants Budget is offset by the surplus of $16,750 in the Community Services Grants Budget.
2.                  The amount of $5,600 (being the balance remaining between the shortfall of $11,150 in the Social Services Grants Budget offset by the surplus of $16,750 in the Community Services Grants Budget), be retained for any additional and deserving requests over the balance of 2008.

9.         Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Management Plan (1995) - Revision Process (File:  1775-01)
RECOMMENDED: received for information
10.       North Shore Designate for E-Comm Board of Directors 2008-09
RECOMMENDED: THAT Mayor Goldsmith-Jones be designated as the North Shore representative to the E-Comm Board of Directors for 2008-09.
11.       Resolution regarding Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for 2008 UBCM Annual Convention (File: 0055-20-UBCM1)
THAT the following resolution be forwarded to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities for consideration at the 2008 Annual Convention:
WHEREAS the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows for only limited recovery for request processing costs;
AND WHEREAS many local governments continue to bear unreasonable costs for processing Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requests;
AND WHEREAS the lack of cost recovery for local government resources required to process these requests impacts their budgets and reduces service levels in respect of other areas of local government service to the public;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province be requested to consider amending the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to provide for recovery of actual request processing costs.
{Editor's Note: ALARM BELLS.  Must make sure this does not make getting information cost prohibitive for residents.  We've already had an example of residents having to pay well over $1000 to get some information.  Have a process that makes more things public (all on the web?)? paid for from a provincial fund? other ideas?}

12.       Changes to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
1.   the June 2, 2008 Regular Council meeting be cancelled; {UPDATE: failed! will be a Ccl mtg}
2.   the June 9, 2008 Council Workshop be changed to a Special Regular meeting to be held at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber; and
3.   a Public Hearing regarding OCP Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008 be scheduled for Wed June 18 at 7pm in the M Hall Council Chamber. {UPDATE: cancelled and PH moved to June 16}
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)
13.      Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
14.       Development Variance Permit Application 08-008 (2590 Chippendale Road)             RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report dated April 10, 2008 titled:  Development Variance Permit Application 08-008 (2590 Chippendale Road) be received for consideration on June 9, 2008.
15.       Appointment to Community Centre Board of Directors (File:  0115-20-CCBG)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Jess Ketchum be confirmed as an appointee to the West Vancouver Community Centre Board of Directors to provide expertise in communications.
16.       Appointment to North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the appointment of Robert Norcross to the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues for the term January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009, be approved.
17.       Correspondence List
Correspondence received up to May 2, 2008
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1)       Mayor Corrigan, City of Burnaby, April 22, 2008, regarding Highway Maintenance Specifications
Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
(2)       April 27, 2008, regarding Ambleside Town Centre Rezoning
Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response.
(3)       R. Anderson, Deputy City Clerk, City of North Vancouver, April 24, 2008, regarding Arthritis Awareness Month - September 2008
            Referred to Municipal Clerk for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(4)       CivicInfo BC, April 25, 2008, regarding Message from the LiveSmart BC Program Office
(5)       R. Riach, Acting Manager, Legislative Services, District of Maple Ridge, April 23, 2008, regarding Use of Bio Fuels in British Columbia
(6)       April 30, 2008, regarding Chippendale Truck Connector
(7)       C. Gooch, Chairperson, North Shore Gardens Contest Society, April 25, 2008, regarding Decision to Close the Society
(8)       E-COMM 9-1-1, April 2008, Stakeholder Report Fourth Quarter Results (October-December 2007)
(9)       D. Taylor, Chair, BC Egg Marketing Board, May 2, 2008, regarding Preserve Egg Choices for all British Columbia Families
(10)     M.P. Villaveces, Green Municipal Fund, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, April 11, 2008, regarding Raymond Fung's appointment to Green Municipal Fund Peer Review Committee
(11)     S.E. Dowey, City Clerk, City of North Vancouver, April 24, 2008, regarding Ride Club Program
            Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
Responses to Correspondence
(12)     B.A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, April 18, 2008 reply regarding Marine Drive at 15th Street - Left Turn Signalization
(13)     B.A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, April 18, 2008 reply regarding Cycling Network and Greenway Plan
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to May 9, 2008
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(14)     May 3, 2008, regarding Seniors Living in District of West Vancouver - Impact of Property Taxes
Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(15)     D. Lust, President, Hugo Ray Park Area Residents Group and J. Richards, President, West Vancouver Cricket Club, April 30, 2008, regarding Hugo Ray Park
Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
(16)     N. Henderson, Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC), undated, regarding Access Awareness Day - June 7, 2008
            Referred to Municipal Clerk for response.  Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(17)     Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
        (a)       West Vancouver Police Board - March 27, 2008
        (b)       North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues - March 27, 2008
(18)     May 7, 2008, regarding Community Plan Bylaw
(19)     T. MacDonald, Executive Director, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia (LGMA), May 5, 2008, regarding Local Government Elections Training
(20)     C. Ho, SmartGrowthBC, April 30, 2008, regarding "Creating Market and Non-Market Affordable Housing: A Smart Growth Toolkit for BC Municipalities"
            Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
(21)     A. Lorentsen, Acting Deputy City Clerk, City of Burnaby, April 29, 2008, regarding Use and Disposal of Plastic Grocery Bags
(22)     G.F. Lee, President, Capilano College, April 28, 2008, regarding Change in Designation to Capilano University
(23)     I. Chong, Minister of Community Services and Minister Responsible for Seniors' and Women's Issues, April 7, 2008, regarding Reinstatement of a Revenue Sharing Program for British Columbia Local Governments
(24)     May 4, 2008, regarding Ambleside Village Town Centre - Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4543, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4544, 2008
Responses to Correspondence
(25)     S. Nicholls, Associate Director of Major Projects, May 1, 2008, reply regarding Community Events on 14th Street
(26)     B.A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, May 5, 2008, reply to D. Patrick, Chair, and M. Bayes, Secretary Treasurer, Horseshoe Bay Residents Association, regarding Safety Issues in Horseshoe Bay
(27)     B.A. Dozzi, Manager, Roads and Transportation, May 5, 2008, reply regarding Marine Drive Gateway Project - Pedestrian Access to Ambleside Park
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to May 16, 2008
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(28)     May 7, 2008, regarding Police Officer #172
        Referred to Chief Constable for consideration and response.
(29)     G. Pajari, May 15, 2008, regarding Community Benefits with respect to the Rodgers Creek Development
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(30)     May 12, 2008, regarding Proposed Bylaw Amendments relating to Ambleside Town Centre
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(31)     May 12, 2008, regarding Regulations relating to Landscaping and Boulders
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(32)     C. Reynolds, WV Matters, May 16, 2008, regarding Finance Committee and Budget 2009 Process
        Referred to Director of Finance for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(33)     May 7, 2008, regarding Rodgers Creek Report
(34)     May 14, 2008, regarding Youth Suicide
(35)     R. Tagami, Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) regarding 2007 Resolutions
(36)     May 13, 2008, regarding Bike to Work
(37)     M. MacCallum, Wedgwood Terrace Limited, May 8, 2008, regarding Proposed Bylaw Amendments relating to Ambleside Town Centre
(38)     A. Kube, The Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC, May 11, 2008, regarding Conference on Seniors Health, Housing and Income in a Global Age-Friendly Community
Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
(39)     May 13, 2008, regarding Gas Prices
Responses to Correspondence
(40)     C. Matheson, Manager of Cultural Services, May 15, 2008, reply to Hollyburn Heritage Society regarding the Hollyburn Ski Lodge
Responses to Questions in Question Period  -- No items presented.

===   SJN reflects   === 
{Steve Nicholls was Director of Planning with DWV when I returned to Canada (met him when I was appointed to the Interim Heritage Cmte in 1987 after wch I was elected to Council and became the first Ccl rep for heritage; Gertrude Lawson House designated).  Now that the baton has been passed to a new Director of Planning (Bob Sokol who started in March), I asked Steve what he thought were the highlights of his time with DWV.}
Some highlights of what I have been directly involved with and that I consider to be happy or fulfilling experiences would be:
o  Neighbourhood planning and protection (narrow roads, development controls, promoting boulevards)
o  Implementation of design controls in the apartment zone, commercial areas, and upper lands
o  Upper lands policy development and Upper Lands Report that formed basis of current planning and OCP
o  Two complete re-writes of the Official Community Plan
o  Creation of the more comprehensive Caulfeild Village commercial area (against considerable community opposition at the time, but accolades after)
o  Negotiating acquisition of BC Rail properties from Eagle Harbour to Horseshoe Bay out west and consequent dedication of Seaview Walk, and planning and construction of the new Marine Drive, Western Recreation Centre, and new Fire Hall
o  Expansion of Dundarave to Haywood and Bellevue to create a vibrant but local commercial/residential village
o  Commercial area revitalization in 1980s of Ambleside, Dundarave, and Horseshoe Bay.
o  Negotiation and acquisition of the 2400-block waterfront strip to acquire waterfront rights and complete Seawalk
o  Involvement in creating the original Argyle waterfront plans and negotiating purchase of most of the properties in the 14th to 18th street area.
Most important, opportunity to work with 13 Councils, each one of which made positive contributions to the community and what it is today, and with countless volunteers and resident advisers, and a great staff.
{My, that is an impressive list and Steve certainly has put his stamp on the community. This gives us a more complete picture of where we see his influence.  Steve is still with us at least for this year and working on revising the zoning bylaws so there will be more indications of his influence.}

                        courtesy of WV Historical Society, "History-onics" (March 2008)
A House on Radcliffe Avenue, by Ian Macdonald (with his permission)
In 1931, my parents built the family home on a waterfront lot on Radcliffe Ave.  They had married somewhat late in life.  Dad was 42 and Mom was 33, and they must have been frugal before their marriage in 1930 b/c at the depth of the Great Depression and with Dad unable to find work as a timber cruiser, they forged ahead.
The lot they bought was small, only 50ft x 120ft.  They paid $1150 for it.  Whether it was a bargain b/c of the Depression, I do not know, but waterfront at Dundarave had sold for over $4000 in the 'teens.
Dad's brother, Duncan McDonald, was a builder and with his partner, Mr Bradley, did a small amt of work on the house; the accounts show less than $300, so it wd seem Dad did most of the labour himself.  (Incidentally, we don't know why two brothers spelled their names differently.  Perhaps it was just the 'Scottish way'.)  Dad kept a detailed record of costs (see below)*.  By today's standards they are almost unbelievable: the lumber and shingles for the entire house, $498.74; heating including the furnace $113.00; concrete foundation $55.20, and so on.  The grand total, including the lot, was $5663.47.
Radcliffe Avenue has in recent years become a millionaires' row.  Realtors tell me there are several multi-million-dollar houses there, and a house on three lots recently sold for $30M, the most expensive home sale ever in Greater Vancouver.  And the modest home my parents built?  You can buy that house today -- it's on the market at this writing.  With only a small addition and some interior improvements, it's available for just $6,200,000!!
                * the newsletter has the impressive list; neat and well-written.
Padlocks useless against scavenging baboons
Even some less-than-pleasant experiences encountered in Africa couldn't take away from this enjoyable, adventure-filled holiday
Marny Peirson, Vancouver Sun, published: Saturday, April 26, 2008
We recently took a holiday to Africa which involved more adventures than you might experience on your usual week in the sun in Mexico.  We turned up to an airport for one of the 11 flights we took on this trip, and were told to "go away" -- we were at the wrong airport. It turned out that not only were we at the wrong airport in the wrong town, but we were also in the wrong country!
Continued: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/travel/story.html?id=9c752f52-6041-4d5c-ad69-43f574fa9582

===  OBITUARY: Arthur C. Clarke, 1917 - 2008  ===
Science fiction inspired him - though his first job after leaving school was in the down-to-earth British civil service, which gave him plenty of time to think and write. From there, imagining the possible and the probable gradually took over.
His notions of the future remained unswervingly radical. Sir Arthur knew that outlandish ideas often became reality. But they provoked, he wrote, three stages of reaction. First, "It's completely impossible." Second, "It's possible but not worth doing." Third, "I said it was a good idea all along."...
His epitaph for himself would have well suited man as he wanted him to be. "He never grew up; but he never stopped growing."

===  POLITI-KU  ===   the deteriorating state of many countries.... 2008 May 13 West Vancouver

        slide to corruption
                slowed, stopped, made more difficult
                                        by whistleblowers
===   QUOTATIONS   ===
-> PUN ALERT!   WARNING: Early start to silly season; if not in right mood, don't read.
       A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
       A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
       I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
                        -- Roger Miller, musician (1936 - 1992)
Take care not to step on the foot of a learned idiot.
His bite is incurable.
                        -- Paul Gauguin, French Post-Impressionist painter (1848 - 1903)
The paradoxical -- and tragic -- situation of man is that his conscience is weakest when he needs it most.
   -- Erich Fromm, Jewish-German-American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher (1900 - 1980)

* A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
* By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
                        - Robert Frost, American poet (1874 - 1963)