Ccl NOTES Jan 12th
AGENDA Jan 19th
Calendar to Jan 31st

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

"All we are saying, is give peace a chance." -- John Lennon
Today's riddle:
   I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle -- but I still hold water. What am I?
MAIN ITEMS Jan 19th: NSh Family Court / Youth Justice Annual Report (2007); Lions Bay OCP; Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw (three readings); Permit Applications for 25th & Marine (Capers) and 4768/4772 The Highway (Lower Caulfeild) to be considered Feb 16; Correspondence including new model for delivery of fire services, a tree-cutting application on Clovelly Walk with an interesting perspective, WV projects for federal funding support.
=  Vive le Canada (Viva BC); US ELECTION from Robin Williams's POV; ANIMALWATCH (pandas); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Donations; HERITAGE nominations/Week)
=  CALENDAR to Jan 31st -- AFAIK
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Jan 12th: 856 Anderson Cr; DVPs for 1350 Ottaburn and 610 11th St; Sponsorship/Partnership Policy Amendment; Cmnty Ctr Qtrly Update; $6M Loan from MFA for installation of water meters; Apptmts (WGs, Library); NSh Substance Abuse WG Report; Correspondence discussion on Library
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Jan 19th
=  NEWSWATCH (Zimbabwe, Canada); WORDWATCH (cartocacoethes, poodle-faker); LITERATUREWATCH (Rumpole; cell-phone novels); Quotations and Riddle Answer

===  Vive le Canada  === and Viva BC!
FRASER CANYON Campaign prevented Americans from annexing the colony of British Columbia -- Group re-enacts march that kept B. C. Canadian
by MIKE YOUDS  (pA17) The Vancouver Sun  17 Jan 2009 [from the Kamloops Daily News]
In the dimly lit depths of the lower Fraser Canyon on Sunday morning, a small troop of men will file on foot through dense brush, rocky foreshore and unbroken snow past Hill's Bar to Yale. As members of the Royal Engineers Living History Group, they...read more... http://digital.vancouversun.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

===  [US]ELECTIONWATCH  :-) ===
Robin Williams in England describing the American election.
===  ANIMALWATCH  ===  cute
        Panda Surprise (16 seconds):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
Pls give to whatever organization you wish.  Certainly we all want destruction and suffering to stop, and be eased.  Bishop Michael Ingham (Christ Church Cathedral) sent a pastoral letter asking for support for the Anglican Hospital in Gaza:
Diocese of New Westminster - Bishop asks Diocese to support Anglican Hospital in Gaza ... Diocese of New Westminster #580 - 401 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 5A1
The letter: http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/Home/tabid/161/Mode/ViewArticle/ArticleId/798/Default.aspx
HERITAGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: 2009 Nominations (by Jan 23)
Info: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=1136 (Don't you just love the URLs that DWV has!)
February 16 - 22 -- A Legacy of Learning - the Heritage of Education
The 2009 Heritage Week poster features Ridgeway Elementary School in the City of North Vancouver.
In 2005, Ridgeway was at risk of demolition because of costs for seismic upgrading.  To save their historic school, residents mobilized and formed the Ridgeway Heritage Society.   The City and School District #44 worked willingly with the Society to find a solution. In 2008, Ridgeway School was protected as part of a zoning bylaw amendment that involved other school sites, bonus building density, and density transfers.
The Ridgeway Elementary story is now an inspiration for other B.C. communities to protect and keep their irreplaceable heritage schools.
Pls call 922 4400 with your ideas.  Tentative plans are for a panel of authors who've written books on WV; also let us know if you'd like to participate in Heritage Fayre in Park Royal (a chance to show what your cmnty group does -- volunteering in part of our heritage!).
===  CALENDAR to Jan 31st  === [mtgs at M Hall unless indicated otherwise]
= Thurs Jan 15th ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte (CEC) -- CANCELLED
= Tues Jan 20th ~ 7:30pm ~
        Western Residents' Assn Mtg at St Monica's Church (Horseshoe Bay Roundabout)
BC Ferries and SeaBus get $5.6 million security upgrade from Ottawa
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | 12:03 PM PT Comments29Recommend12
 The federal government has committed $5.6 million to improve security on B.C.'s sprawling coastal ferry system and Vancouver's SeaBus commuter ferry service. Ferry terminals in Nanaimo, Victoria and West Vancouver will get the lion's share of the money . . . more
There will be a presentation by Jason Bowman, Horseshoe Bay Terminal Director for BC Ferries,
with time for questions afterwards as usual, and a raffle for free ferry vouchers!
Around the Bay: Update on some new goings-on around the Bay

= Wed Jan 21st ~ 7pm ~
        o  Bd of Variance at Hall
        o  Library Bd AGM at Library
        o  Old Growth Conservancy AGM at Srs' Activity Ctr (SAC)
The Old Growth Conservancy Society (OGCS) brings together members of the environmental and recreational communities for the protection of the 54-hectare Old Growth Conservancy on Hollyburn Ridge.  For more information email parks@westvancouver.ca or call 925 7138.
= Thurs Jan 22nd
        ~ 5:15pm ~ Measuring Up WG at Srs' Ctr
        ~ Wetland Partners at YAC
= Fri Jan 23rd
        ~ 8:15am ~ 2010 Leadership Cmte
        ~ 4pm ~ tentative for Heritage Achievement Award Selection Cmte mtg [925 7238 info]
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Deadline for Heritage Achievement Award Nominations
= Mon Jan 26th ~ Deadline to reserve for WVCC breakfast with Mayor (Jan 28, see details below)

= Tues Jan 27th ~ 7pm ~

*  Community Forum on Substance Misuse and Prevention at KMC
Learn from a panel of experts how educators, parents, peers, health professionals, and community members can work together to encourage the values, skills and actions that foster healthy living in children and youth. Presented by the West Vancouver School District.
Understanding Adolescence: The Incredible Journey Community Forum #1: Substance Misuse and Prevention
Presented with the support of: Vancouver Coastal Health; DWV; WVPD; WV Cmnty Fdn

*  The WV Streamkeeper Society presents the Hon Barry Penner, BC Minister of the Environment:
"Protecting our Natural Environment on the North Shore"
                A dialogue on preserving aquatic habitats within the urban setting
at Mulgrave School, 2330 Cypress Lane  (take Exit 8 off Upper Levels); Free admission; donations welcome
See www.streamkeepers.westvan.org or call 604 628 1123
= Wed Jan 28th
        afternoon: ~ 1:30pm ~ Arts/Cultural WG [check location]

before that, in the morning ~ 7:30am ~
Guest Speaker: Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones
Join us as 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, a new council, and the countdown 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.
Sponsor:        West Vancouver Community Foundation
Where:       Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Crosscreek Rd., West Vancouver
Cost:          $25.00 per member/non-members $35.00
RSVP  INFO:  We ask that you kindly pre-pay by the deadline of 5pm Monday January 26, to ensure your breakfast and seat are reserved.  Please SIGN UP on our secure website www.westvanchamber.com or call 926 6614.

= Thurs Jan 29th        ~ 4pm ~ Heritage Achievement Award Selection Cmte mtg
                ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte CANCELLED
                ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall

= Fri Jan 30th ~ Deadline for Community Grant applications
[Details were in last issue]  See http://www.westvancouver.ca/grants.aspx or call Leanne Sexsmith, Community Planner - Social Services (925 7178) or Cathy Matheson, Office of Cultural Affairs and Partnerships (925 7224).

= Wed Jan 28 and Fri Jan 30 = Jeff Halper, Israeli Peace Activist, Cross-Canada Speaking Tour
"Ghettoizing Palestine -- Massacring Gaza"
~ 7pm ~ Wed Jan 28 ~ Unitarian Church, 49th & Oak
~ 5pm ~ Fri Jan 30 ~ UBC, Irving K Barber Learning Ctr (Main Library) Room 182
[For further info:  Sid Shniad, 604-314-5589, shniad@sfu.ca]

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  See: http://www.westvanlib.org/
*  Philosopher's Cafe Thursday, January 22, 10:30am - 12:30 pm, Elizabeth Musto Room. This month's topic: Pets - When is it healthy to have a pet as your best or closest friend? Admission: $5
*  Friday Jan 23, 30:  English Corner 10 - 11:30am practise English conversation in the Elizabeth Musto Room.
Friday Night Concert Series Presents: Tangos and all that Jazz! ~ 7:30pm ~ January 30
Listen to the sounds of the Saxalamode Sax quartet as they perform Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and your favourite Jazz tunes from Duke Ellington to Count Basie to Charlie Mingus.
Saxalamode is Colin Maskell, Victor Guy, Kevin Shan and Bruce Norris.  Seating is limited so come early - doors open at 7 pm.  This concert is funded by the generous bequest of Robert Leslie Welsh.

=== January 6 - 18   --  A WHIMSICAL INTERPRETATION
   Features work by Luciana Alvarez, Graham Eagle, Lynsey Paterson,  Carol Shumas, Bettina Wiedemann
=== January 20 - February 4
        What the Camera Sees: Colour and Black & White Photography
***  Jan 8 to Mar 8 in DWV's M Hall's Lobby: Paintings by Jill Royall
Royall works with images from the visible world transformed through the action of imagination on colour and form, to create autonomous paintings on canvas that offer their discovery to viewers.*

+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca  ***  January 20 - February 1  ***
"About Face"
Good portraiture reflects the spirit and vibrancy within a person, reflecting life, emotion, and a sense of immediacy. People are the heart & common denominator of the exhibition featuring five renowned Lower Mainland portrait artists: Oland Joseph Dupuis, Debra Kennedy, Richard Alan Kent, K. Peter Burnet, and Sandrine Pelissier.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY January 20th from 6 - 8 pm

+++  WV MUSEUM +++   Visit: http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
        The Prints of Alistair Bell  to February 7, 2009

Artist Talk on Saturday January 24, 1:30-3pm
Guest Artist: Wayne Eastcott
Printmaking in B.C. began to flourish in the mid-twentieth century with leading artists and art educators, such as F.H. Varley, J.W.G Macdonald, and Charles Scott influencing the next generation of artists. Wayne Eastcott, renowned printmaker and instructor, will give an illustrative presentation of the development of printmaking in B.C. and will profile contemporary artists who use innovative new techniques in their work.
Wayne Eastcott
Wayne Eastcott graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1966 and was one of the very few artists at that time who was actively involved in printmaking. [After] receiving a Canada Council Grant in 1968 for exploration in new printmaking techniques, in particular the Xerox technique, he actively engaged in working with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York and Fuji-Xerox in Tokyo, Japan.  In 1971, Wayne met B.C. Binning who established the Dundarave Print Workshop in West Vancouver (which is now operating on Granville Island) and became one of its founding members. Just after graduating, Wayne returned to the Vancouver School of Art to teach drawing, painting, and printmaking and in 1979 he joined the art faculty of Capilano College (now Capilano University). Wayne's ground-breaking exhibition at the Kabutoya Gallery in Japan in 1979 was highly successful, and he has earned a reputation as an outstanding artist, teacher, and mentor since then. Wayne has exhibited widely both in Canada and abroad, including the recent exhibitions in the Faulun Triennial in Sweden and Printmaking at the Edge in Korea.

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===  Ccl Mtg NOTES Jan 12th ===

Announcement of appointment of Anne Mooi as Acting Dept Director of Parks
[We wish her all the best.  Her background in Australia and NV was given; I asked for a copy of remarks but not received yet.]
Amended: adding report, withdrawing Item 10, adding Correspondence 26.1
[I also requested a copy of this; well put but was told something approximate wd be on the DWV website.]
Mayor: Statement re Snow
difficulty to get to priority roads; garbage think caught up tomorrow
snowfall $270K a bit short last year, but usually more, expecting $1M over but think will be covered by contingencies
still probs in Brit Props; waiving limits on garbage
[from] criticism learning
responding to extreme wind, storms, snow new
checked on seniors, cared for nbrs
2.  MINUTES ADOPTED: Dec 8, 2008 Special Ccl Mtg; and Dec 15, 2008 Regular Ccl Mtg.
Mayor: something new: three minutes for public and five minutes for cclrs
time where?
SSch [indicated]
Mayor: discipline
REPORTS  [7:09]
3. Request for Reconsideration of Remedial Action for Excavation at 856 Anderson Crescent (File: 1605-07)
Mayor: Mgr of Bylaws will give background
Liz Holitzki: bringing back b/c owner asked for reconsideration of decision Dec 15.
excavation following demolition of house on site (listed required actions, given 15 days to comply or to ask for reconsideration; staff's recommendation is to reconfirm requirements)
[slides of site, slope down 25 to 30ft, gas line exposed, steepness, nbr's stairs can't be used -- total exposure of stairs of 866]
Sop: when a permit is issued for demolition, owner/contractor not have to be aware of property lines?
LH: survey to be done
Sop: was it?
LH: yes
Mayor: one mbr of Ccl to speak and Mr Garrow
Staff: perhaps shd hear from the public first
Pam Price: I live in Vancouver, this is my mother's house and my son is living in the house
staff? said demolition permit same as excavation -- nowhere can I find same (dictionary, etc)
if he had a demolition permit he thought he had an excavation
pt 3: did his excavation despite demolition permit on hold
did he have gas permit?
according to
Mayor: apologize
PP:...ten days...all underground
bylaw 9.2 ... notwithstanding ...  the owner must provide professional design, review ....
for geotechnical components
does the Horizons Company have ... prof insurance?
[..... angle .... geotech]
to ensure safety and this is more than a 45% angle, more a cliff
presumably Mr Garrow signed....
advised my ...[builder?]
did he actually tell his engineers?
a huge bin was placed; blocking access to the land; in case emergency vehicles need access; none b/c big bin there
demolish house and remove all the trees -- was .... removal of trees?
when owner of 866, that's me, .....
vehicle 856 no other way of leaving except by trespassing
keep more watch on construction
blocked by bin
what did Phil Garrow tell his workers
what was the plan?
what plan did he have?
I spent two hours cleaning up the litter
Phil Garrow: I reside in WV; am property owner
with a view to time, brief statement of facts, history, and reasons for dispute
excavation did not occur on the site within the bldg bylaw
responsibility of 856 Anderson to supply support to 866
Demolition permit Sept 8 2008 expiry Oct 8
wrt excavation; I was away for seven weeks, to Jan
reference to Horizons ...
related to a sediment control
new sgl-fam house dwelling .... in Oct; new dwelling and then follow with Horizons; soil removed
signif debris and demolition did transpire evidenced by the pictures, resulted b/c a berm dry-stack wall that extended beyond -- circled around M prop
those rocks were there to provide support to +/- 15ft; 9ft drop on stair side/east side
allowance for joists
loose concrete buried beneath the slabs
to complete demolition Horizons...
their report identifies that clearly -- berm rockwall that existed plus the cutline
dead trees, loose .....
existing house floor was 12 - 14ft below the finished grade tapering to 3 - 4ft .....
entirely supported by the pictures you just saw
speaking of bldg footprints, if you're going to demolish, going to be 18in over
re excavation, the ... operator said the bylaw ofcr
beyond demolition permit
concrete slabs still there, acknowledged demolition
856 Anderson to provide support to 866
on file with Bldg Permit; general sloping to the east, natural topography from 856 to 866
866 stairs were build historically above grade; above on west side
as a result, at some point a berm rock wall was created 4 to 6ft +/-
improvement was removed as part of the demolition permit
apologize, my lawyer cdn't attend b/c had to attend another mtg this evening
if requirement to quote ...... his name is Jonathan Baker
support to natural grade not improved grade
866 for some time had the benefit of a xxxxxxxx
that benefit no longer..... to 866
under Permit and conditions of permit itself; no special circumstance providing lateral support
dispute not meant to be highhanded; meant for zzzzzzzz
required for the clearing of the land
proposed under ...... submitted Oct 8
to accept responsibility for carrying out -- as I ... in my email when I was away
if and when stop work order is removed, I stand ready re safety; measures and make sure as safe as possible, however in item 5 of Ccl's resolution wd be to cast aside my responsibilities... case law
my resp to rebuild an improvement
obtained by way of a benefit
used prior to demolition of 856 wd not be acceptable in current code
wd be nonconforming and require approval of Bd of Variance
a number of issues raised by Pamela Price
jotted down as she spoke...
ME: what was the setback?
PG: was nonconforming, and ...
clearly showed that the bldg was nonconforming wch explains why cutlines had to be made
and clearly
reference to gas line
at its minimum, a skew of a lot, just under a foot and a half from the prop line
have to allow, 18 inches for footings
ME: not talking about footings
PG: but from a survey ...   18 inches over on either side then you're ....
Sop moved: THAT the report from the Acting Manager of Permits and Inspections/Bylaws be received for information.
AND will affirm ... by January 30
[Seconded by MS]
Sop: sometimes we get into...
the issue here is safety and that's what it's all about
we're saying remediation is about safety based on report from Horizons
MS: as usual Cclr Sop has said brilliantly what I wd hv said.
CARRIED  [7:39]
4. Development Variance Permit Application No. 08-044 for 1350 Ottaburn Road (File: 1010-20-08-044)
At the December 15, 2008 meeting, Council received the report dated December 5, 2008 from the Community Planner.
Sokol: this is M-owned prop [slide with drawing of lot, just above Upper Levels Hwy near 15th and Cross Creek]; access Ottaburn
DVP needed to reduce width 80ft to 60ft; driveway access resulting in irregular bldg envelope so variance re bldg, pool/deck area
ME: you've said if the DVP lapses then null and void
Sokol: two years standard
ME: we're creating two lots so presumably in perpetuity
Sokol: wrt to ... wd lapse
ME: so same process in two years; find it odd; why not on a permanent basis?
Sokol: covenant wd be in perpetuity  ....
Sop: somebody who buys may want to change; whoever will come to us
Mayor: intention to make as desirable as possible
Sokol: once this is sold, wd be owner's resp to have this extended or changed
MS moved: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received for information.
and THAT DVP Application No. 08-044 for 1350 Ottaburn Road, which would provide for a subdivision creating two lots with a variance to the minimum site width requirement for proposed Lot 2 and a variation to the front yard requirement on proposed Lot 1, be approved.
CARRIED [7:46]
5. Development Variance Permit Application No. 08-027 (610 11th Street) (File:  1010-20-08-027)
At the December 8, 2008 meeting, Council received the report dated November 27, 2008 from the Community Planner
Sokol: [slide of Duchess at 11th]
Zoning bylaw requires two setbacks, 25ft resulting in 22ft bldg so requires DVP
lane; proposal has house facing onto Duchess
on slide, C shows bldg envelope, D shows house beforehand and A is proposed bldg footprint
meets setback from nbr on Duchess and on 11th, variance required ......
access from lane
reason applicant applying and staff think good idea; house wd hv to be moved up the slope
if garage sep structure next to lane also blocking views; therefore what's being proposed is better
Diana Seehagen: representing my mother who is elderly and not able to be present tonight
two concerns: soil erosion and public safety, have circulated photos to Ccl
with no permit in place soil had been excavated that began to fill with water and no fence in place
raised with DWV within days, it was months before fence
kids and dogs; hole next to where without permit; equal concern for Mrs Seehagen
snowfall and now snowmelt
can't find any permit for..  drop off
we submit that until plans ......  commercial engineer.   ....
that DVP be deferred: the big concern today is there there is no fence, amazed that a child or a dog has not fallen in
R Sabhi [sp?]: designer of the house
wrt the fence we need a permit for a fence, asked for a permit and they agreed
Mayor: anything further?  Next is
Doug Hammond: we reside at 1084 Duchess, prop immediately to the south
house wd affect us in two ways .........
parking directly across from our home, basically our front door
we've resided in that home for seven years and prior to that lived in prop next for five or six years
fam with how nbrhd operates
we received notice of DVP on Wed on return from Christmas vacation; got ..... material
a lot of good things about this application; to go forward
some to ...... not had an opportunity
not had to speak to all our nbrs, talked to some
not had an opp to speak with the builder
began a year ago demolition a couple of months after that and demolition flowed into excavation
tried to talk to builder; wd like opp to talk to builder -- if this application is as good as it gets of ....
frankly wd like to speak, then come to Ccl and say; ask to defer then come back and talk
Sop: Mr Sokol, the permit was given for demolition?
Sokol: yes
Sop: and permit for excavation?
Sokol: there was a basement
[laughter in gallery]
Sop: based on safety of prop; 610 considered unsafe?
Sokol: fence; concern took too long to be put up
not a fence along the prop line with nbr, thick shrub; applicant this evening said he wd put up a fence
Sop: is there no ...
Sokol: I have only been to the site once and not able to make ...
the other had an engg report  ...
Sop: wd it require a report?
Mayor: right now, receiving report for information
ML: talk of a retaining wall, wd that be on the permit?
fencing temporary?
Sokol: yes, fencing temporary along ROWs; not sure of retaining wall, to hold up that side; clearly intent of applicant, once approved able to ...
ML: that wd be part of the bldg plan process?
ME moved: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received for information.
Mayor: Cclr Evison, up to you further report or approval
ME: I wd
Mayor: prefer to have motion on the floor for Ccl to discuss
ME: you prefer the second?
THAT Staff report back to Council regarding submissions received
looked at it differently than staff
application itself drawings poor as they relate to the street
in fact in your application you state the grade change is 3.5%, in fact I believe that is wrong and it shd be 35%; it's 18ft, 148- xxxx a grade change of 6ft or so; you'll find your calculation is incorrect
won't work b/c M doesn't allow grade change of more than 20%
also concerned about relationship between house and nbrhd
160 to 170ft wch faces 11th and Duchess; to accept a grass blvd not ... to nbrhd
we have a boulevard bylaw, says what you can't do, but sadly doesn't say what you can do
wd like to see a landscape blvd plan,......   large house, technically monster house, ......
Mayor: may I ask that you direct your comments to me as the Chair
attempt to make some of our bldgs a bit more friendly to the nbrhd
the suggestion by staff there be a $3K deposit for remedial work on the blvd is just inadequate
TP: my comments in light of the Nbrhd Character WG as we replace these older homes with new ones.
to follow up with Cclr Evison about .....
understanding of course that older houses
grass certainly an improvement over asphalt ...landscaping itself
Sop: interesting how we try to rewrite the bylaws
one thing that struck me as no massive overhangs over the balconies
positive note staff recommendation that the garage be put off Duchess rather than off the lane
putting house in centre rather ....
sideyards pervious so don't have massive concrete; let's keep it void of blacktop
going underground makes a lot of sense
Some of these things staff make decisions good law .....
this has been thought out and presented recently
my concern is the time lapse, what is the safety issue for the nbr to the north
construction of the house will start sometime in the near future
have some safety concerns but no others at all
Mayor: if we're debating a further report, say what
blvd deposit a standard amt?
Sokol: yes; if landscaping, then wd go up; $3K the asphalt
Mayor:  time for consultation with the nbrs
certainly the house conforms and ...
more, really just Duchess; is that enough for the substance of a report?
Sokol: can look into elevations; perhaps more direction from Ccl re nbrs; earliest Feb 2nd
Mayor: then call the question:
CARRIED  [8:13]
6. Amendment to the Sponsorship and Partnership Policy #02-70-307 (File: 0942-00)
Cathy Matheson (staff):
RECOMMENDED: THAT the amendment, as follows, to the Sponsorship and Partnership Policy be adopted:
"New and existing facilities may be considered for naming but only if the financial contribution is significant and in-line with current market values;" and
"The granting of naming privileges must not result in additional costs to the District of West Vancouver other than those costs born through securing the naming rights;" and
"Agreements for naming privileges shall be for a fixed term, typically 10 to 20 years, but in any event shall not exceed the life of the asset. No agreements will be contemplated that carry the expectation of open-ended or perpetual time frames."
{My thought-bubble -- who defines 'significant'?     Not answered and I didn't get up and ask}
Sop: for clarification, wrt WV's wordmark -- use?
CM: v strict rules re WV wordmark; must be submitted through Communications Dept and Ms Leslie signs off on that
Sop: wd all monies be entrusted to WV before commencement, in trust, before right to give name
CM: any opportunities wd come by way of a specific report to Ccl, any ancillary namings wd also be laid out
Sop: if naming rights wd that money be in trust prior? per year? what if company goes bankrupt?
CAO: ideally prior but may be a tax issue; negotiated; up to Ccl, wd try to get it upfront
Sop: certainly wd encourage, laying out a framework
CARRIED  [8:18]
7. Community Centre Quarterly Update - Volume IX - Nov 10, 2008 (File:  3002 04/0592-02)
CAO: costs to end of Sept; this is our ninth
[thought wd go over] 2.5% or approx; at present about 2.2%; these are gross projections
any overage is covered by one third by VHealth
during this: budget first, quality second, and time third
... turn over to Josie Chuback and Basil Davis
JC: exciting time, challenges but working through them
to end of Sept; will be another quarterly report at your first mtg in Feb
turn over to Basil Davis, next steps and timing
BD: construction costs first,
set in 2005; from a cost point of view, tried to give projection of 2.5% last June and still holding to that ...
shuffling around of costs, some tighten up and some let you down
next few weeks.....
Dec figures will be within weeks of final....
change orders, any moving around may take months, from my experience, I've had projects a year .... this has not been a particularly contentious....
biggest headache, the actual industry, area of labour; this will improve over the next few months
still a lot  .....   come in in short order not
good loyalty in some of the trades
even got some come down between Christmas and New Years, eight or nine guys...
got 80, probably need/needed 100
now going into completion phase; got about 15 trades and all seem to be working in the same space
some room, three or four working on top of each other, tempers flying
pressure on everyone to complete
from a cost point of view one reconciliations being done, hope by end of Dec more; percentage of overrun
as far as the actual completion of the project we're in the order of weeks away
we're trying to get the staff into the bldg first
training a....  in an efficient manner
specifically those in gymnastics; ppl working with that equipment
come Jan and Feb working to finish off what we need, training period
need an occupancy permit; suddenly problems happen
still have a list of things that have to be completed
half a dozen to ten a day, things added to the bottom
our co-consultant, submitted it to the District for review, going by that, literally in the last couple of months consultant wrt fire stopping of all the various trades, found a competent person I've worked on [another project with?] and with his hawk eyes found ... things the other didn't
these are hiccups that come through
some we can handle on a reasonably short time basis
with next report in a couple of weeks shd be in ... wrt dates
that was schedule and costs, from the quality point of view have not been cutting into the muscle, original reductions
decisions made well down the way
when we get a pushback from any trade, going to cost $5, $10K extra we go out and find a smaller trade, to keep on schedule; ripoff season been v ...
here in the Dist priorities set best way -- No 3 ... going to get a good product
for those new to the Ccl, included.... Olympics and what they've been going through; hope in month's time
Sop: statement last portion, overage 2.5% or under; is it a reasonable expectation not require add'l funds?
BD: some things we've had to do for convenience or tenants coming in
if we, the construction folk, have ... to do a scope of work...  do something on behalf of centre
example, wellness ctr coming in one of the doctors willing to put in his own washrooms
under floor ... Coastal Health ...  wanted a permit, ceiling,
and here wd hv bn this fellow coming back months later poking holes; we did, and he'll reimburse
I'd like to feel comfortable 2.5% not pie in the sky
Sop: wd it be presumptuous of me to ask date of completion?
Mayor: ask CAO
CAO: tenth qtrly report on Feb 2; be much further ahead
ML: how many change orders have there been on this?
BD: 572; the bldg is a complicated bldg
when you walk through it, there's a lot of asymmetry built in, a lot of appeal ...
a lot hate the exterior
someone who does not ... distracting ... looking like a warehouse .... the moment ....
trades, not meeting at corners
a lot of 572 clarifications, cleanups, ...
contention consultants, fix this, fix that; can't start fighting with consultants
MS: tread carefully; disappointing figs for end of Sept
shd have end of Dec today; why looking at a report four months [ago]
BD: end of Dec, end of Jan
MS: but by contract
BD: have to be reviewed
MS: what I'm seeing today is that ppl are getting their invoices out pretty quickly
$2.4M now $3.8M are we continuing to pay ...?
BD: cut off fees in Nov; not getting any fees; so extremely interested in finishing...
general conditions....
MS: going to get a magnificent bldg
charged with squeezing every tax dollar, how this project and others, Western Rec Ctr
how we execute....
going to cost nearly $500 a sq ft I've been told far higher than some bldgs, schools, come in [much less]
not to point fingers, a learning experience ...
Mayor: wd you like to respond about cost per sq ft
probably going to be $350 to $400, probly about same as educational bldgs at UBC (not housing)
in Vancouver, extraordinary over water
most of the bldgs going up, govtal use, are in the order of $350
Mayor: certainly our qtrly reporting part of our [process?]
CAO: will be presenting that to Ccl this week
Mayor: that will be public as well I presume.
{I asked after the mtg when that public mtg wd be but got no answer}
MS moved: THAT the report dated December 18, 2008 from the Director of Olympic Services & Projects be received for information.
Mayor: reflecting up to Sept 2008, add that
[MS added to Sept 30]
CARRIED [8:43]
Mayor: and we look forward to the final report on Feb 2
8. Markets for Recyclables (File: 1776-01)
Raymond Fung: decline in income and provided warning; staff felt compelled to clarify
while revenues have gone down, b/c of the way the prog runs on NSh, collect only highly valuable b/c way, highly sorted; rumours not true, won't cut back;  continue to support; diversion up to 70%; increase the penetration rate
Mayor: thank you for participation with Sch Dist
going up to Rockridge amazed not recycling as well as they cd;  ...
certainly NSh best record, tackling organics and woodwaste also significant; not just plastic bags, all kinds
will push to do more; cmnty ctr will be a flagship of zero waste
ME moved; THAT the report dated December 16, 2008 be received for information.
CARRIED [8:46]
9. Borrowings for the Universal Metering Project (File: 0890-01)
ML: in Dec pleasure of introducing sewer bylaw so this is a step up
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council approves borrowing from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, as part of their 2009 spring issue, $6,000,000 as authorized through Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4407, 2004 (a bylaw to authorize borrowing for the acquisition and installation of water meters) and that the Greater Vancouver Regional District be requested to consent to our borrowing over a [15-year term] and include the borrowing in their security issuing bylaw.
MS: can I ask Mr Fung to contact counterpart in NV; said cdn't possibly have a biz case for installing
Mr Fung might be curious, how he does his vs how we do ours
RF: NV has been in various; plsed to share so they can learn from our experience
ME: $6M at what rate? variable?
RL: fixed rate but don't know until they go to the market, under 6%; will be fixed for entire 15 years
ME: initially $7.5M [?] now down to $6M [?] cd be less than forecasting?
RL ...$6.8M now only $6M
don't anticipate will go lower than now
residents had option to pay in full therefore avoiding cost ..... that further reduced the amt we had to borrow
CARRIED    [8:50]
10. Establishment of Community Grants Cmte (File: 0115-01) Info to be provided.   WITHDRAWN
11. Appointments (File: 0115-01/0117-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following appointments for 2009 be approved:
Arts & Cultural Facilities Working Group: Councillor Evison
Childcare Services Working Group: Councillor Smith
Measuring Up Working Group: Councillor Soprovich.
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following appointments to the North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee and the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board be approved:
North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee [to 2009 Dec 31]:
Jill [Wiersma] be appointed as a Member at Large;
Diane Bryden and Norm Brown be re-appointed as Members at Large
Pejman Pirgheibi be appointed to the Professional Category of the Committee; and
Andrew Van Eden, Mary-Ann Booth, Alana Abramson, Clark Chu, Constable Marlene Morton, and Constable Jeff Palmer be re-appointed to the Professional Category of the Committee.
West Vancouver Memorial Library Board:
Marcia Bergen, Kirsty Farquharson, Rosalind Foucault, Harry Greenwood, Ann Hamilton, Sherry Parrott, and Fanny Patterson be re-appointed for a [two-year term] expiring December 31, 2010.
12. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
MAYOR: so [withdraw] 13 and 1 and 2
13. North Shore Substance Abuse Working Group Status Report to the Partners, September 2008 (File: 0180-50)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated December 16, 2008 be received for information.
Sop: what are we going to envision? embark on a WG or something in connection with schools or?
Mayor: in general sense
biggest achievement, connection with the Health Authority, was nonexistent five years ago
... we've done that ... as a result so has Sch Dist...  perhaps Ms Mooi can comment
AM: for the past years been working with the School
[reading from report]
together to look at substance abuse all three partners
opportunity to look at all three fantastic
cmnty forums over 2009 year; first forum is on Jan 27 at KMC
{see Calendar above}
support cmnty-based agencies, eg West Coast Alternative Society
outreach services -- Ambleside Youth Ctr, xxxxxx
we work as much as possible with organizations across xxxx
Mayor: rewritten curriculum to replace DARE...
Mayor: WVPD wrt drug-dealing
those two bodies working together; safe from one another; their resources now go further
existing can deliver broader and cheaper
outstanding reps from .... met with... last week
wonderful environment made a mark; there's a lot to come
Sop: knew we were in the forefront
cmnty forums and what comes out do dispense statistics ways and means to solve some problems
come by way of grassroots WG of parents who fully understand makeup of chn
until we get to that level of action, we'll float along
how is it disseminated, go to forum and listen, talk about it, not action of their own; another year goes
social endeavour; form a working group of citizens 15 or 20 meet with staff and Police Dept; go and get at this, make it more meaningful than in past
Mayor: we'll be at Jan 29 forum
{think she means 27th}
cd be .... certainly I've heard also, as you have, parents willing to get ......  org by end of Jan
14. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24) {full list in last WVM issue}
(1) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
(a) West Vancouver Memorial Library Board - November 19, 2008
ME: is the Foundation free-standing so ...?
Mayor: two Bd mbrs; but they are separate
ME: they're hiring an event coordinator
SW: b/c I chaired the croquet last year, the major Fdn
desired to hire; got help at end, this time at beginning
ME: Board re LEED certification for Library -- I understand what LEED is but
SW: part of
initiative across Canada, public bldgs in general starting to adhere to
ME: a bit strange, contract with .... writing  re LEED
surely we have staff responsible for broad base
a bit strange Library Bd own xxxx
Mayor: important Library Bd a separate body, separate legislation; do have a right to do this
Library won the Envtl Award last year, Cclr Panz
they're leading us; efficient Library is.... ; this is fantastic
RF: our Engg Division has expertise in a number of areas, roads and utilities.
however our complement does not include mechanical or structural engrs
those services are contracted out
Mayor: thanks to Cclr Walker for .. croquet last year, the most successful ever
(2) Hon. B. Lekstrom, Minister of Community Development, December 4, 2008, regarding Trees for Tomorrow Initiative
MS: hot on the carbon tax;  1% lives in WV so $300K; deadline Jan 16
planted along Marine Dr; Cclr Panz; get a letter in ... MLAs  ...  get our [share?]
Mayor: been incredibly successful on our partnership with Kiwanis
Tribute to trees
just win-win; pay attention to that as well
Sop: met with NV;  new enjoyed it as I did; workshop
ME: I represented [at mtg]
Stockwell Day ... benefit of TransLink $106M; some benefit to WV but....
Mayor: thank you v much for going on my behalf
Max Nikpay: here on behalf on a group of our mbrs BPAHA
first on snow removal; received number of calls
City has limited capability for removing snow; since stretches toward Rodgers Creek, more snow
any budget for purchasing more trucks snowplows for future?
RF: in event ie snowplowing or flood control, District does not budget for extreme events
as you mentioned recently...  only recent years exceeded that
given climate change, not quite sure
as you mentioned, look to cover those overages from previous years' overages
if more prevalent, perhaps with Olympics in 2010, we may consider [more/higher?]; up to now not budgeted for extremes
MN: second, electricity; in older part
health, security, heat; sometimes wire lines break, trees fall over them
lady called me she had to sit in car with heat turned on b/c no heat in house
RF: undergrounding of overhead wires v expensive, able to do it in newer but in older [nbrhds] v expensive; residents can do through petition and cost-sharing, but up to now been cost-prohibitive
recent snow a lesson, recognize a certain segment iof our cmnty more at risk, shut-ins, for example.
while our crews worked all out to plow out snow
cd have.... to address ... needs; we cd hv coordinated that a bit more
other ... external agencies
wd like to do more coordination and communication
17.  ADJOURNMENT  [9:13]

===  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Jan 19th ===
3.  A. Van Eden, Chair, North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, regarding 2007 Annual Report (File: 0115-20-NSFC1)
4. Comments on the Lions Bay Official Community Plan Bylaw (File: 0190-04)
THAT Council direct staff to submit the comment letter (Appendix A) attached to the January 6, 2009 report from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits regarding Comments on the Lions Bay OCP Bylaw.
5. WV Community Grants Committee Terms of Reference (File: 0920-07-02) for approval
6. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4589, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4589)
        RECOMMENDED:  be read a first, second, and third time.
7. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
8. Development Permit Application No. 08-042 for 2490-2496 Marine Drive (former Capers Food Store site) (File: 1010-20-08-042)
1. The Municipal Clerk give notice that the DPA for 2490-2496 Marine Drive which provides for internal and external tenant improvements to an existing building will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, February 16, 2009;
2. The notification for the DPA be expanded, beyond the 100 m set out in the Devt Procedures Bylaw, to include all owners and occupiers within the area shown on the map attached as Appendix B to the report dated January 9, 2009 regarding the DPA; and
3. At the February 16, 2009 consideration of the DPA (attached as Appendix C to the report dated January 9, 2009 regarding the DPA for 2490-2496 Marine Drive), the DPA be considered with the added provision that ingress/egress from the lane be provided at least six consecutive hours each day, with the specific hours identified by the applicant based on the best business operating practices, and that additional signage accompany this ingress/egress.
9. Alteration Permit Application No. 08-047 for 4768 and 4772 The Highway, Lower Caulfeild (File: 1010-20-08-047)
THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that the APA which provides for a lot line adjustment between the two existing properties will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, February 16, 2009.
10. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Requests for Delegation -- No items presented.
Action Required
1.  January 6, 2009, regarding Snow Removal
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
2.  January 7, 2009, regarding Street Lights on Marine Drive between 11th and 13th Street
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
3.  G. MacIsaac, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, December 18, 2008, regarding Report on New Model for Delivery of Fire Services
        Referred to Fire Chief for consideration and response.
4.  January 8, 2009, regarding Tree Cutting Application on Clovelly Walk
        Referred to Acting Director of Parks/Community Services for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
5.  January 5, 2009, regarding Snow Removal and Seniors
6.  R. Hobson, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, January 5, 2009, regarding Trust Fund for Sparwood Avalanche Victims
7.  Mayor R. Drew, Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC), January 5, 2009, regarding LMTAC Interests and Common Table Negotiation
8.  Union of British Columbia Municipalities Secretariat, January 9, 2009, regarding Response from the Solicitor General to the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
9.  2009/2010 Federal Budget Submission:
       (a) Mayor G. Robertson, City of Vancouver, January 12, 2009
       (b) Mayor D. Watts, City of Surrey, January 12, 2009
       (c) G. McRadu, CAO, Dec 18 regarding DWV Infrastructure Projects Seeking Federal Funding Support
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

===  NEWSWATCH  ===
Last week issued new bank notes - the $10, $20, $50 and $100 trillion dollar notes. Something we'll be seeing in America within a couple of years likely.
A sticky ending for the tar sands / Jan 15th 2009 | CALGARY  From The Economist
A boom based on extracting oil from tar sands turns bad
LOOK west from the office towers of the energy companies that dominate Calgary, and the view is spectacular: rolling prairies rise to tree-clad foothills, with the jagged, snow-capped peaks of the Rockies on the horizon. Looking down, however, is more unsettling. The city is dotted with motionless construction cranes poised over the pits of abandoned projects. A five-year energy boom here in the administrative heart of Canada's oil patch and in the tar sands far to the north has ended. The only debate is how painful and persistent the bust will be-not just for the biggest city in Canada's richest province, Alberta, but for the whole country.
The rest: http://www.economist.com/world/americas/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12932252&fsrc=nwlptwfree

===  WORDWATCH  ===

The Obama Buzzword* That Hit Pay Dirt:

Grant Barrett's Double-Tongued Dictionary (go via http://wwwords.org?DTWW) brought this nonce or neologistic word to wider notice this week. It was coined by John Krygier on his Making Maps blog last October. It's an uncontrollable urge, compulsion or itch to see maps everywhere, a specific example of what has been called apophenia, our very human tendency to see patterns in random or meaningless data. "Cartocacoethes" is formed from "cartography" (French "carte", a card or chart), the drawing or study of maps, plus "cacoethes", an urge or incurable passion to do something, often inadvisable (from a classical Greek word that means a bad habit). What provoked the word was a report that a supposed map of =C7atalh=F6y=FCk of 6200 BC probably wasn't a map at all.

[from Michael Quinion's World Wide Words] Weird Words: Poodle-faker
A man who habitually chooses to socialise with women.
     It's long-outmoded British army slang. A poodle-faker was a young officer who was disparagingly considered by fellow officers to be pretending to the role of a lapdog through being over-attentive to women. To suggest that he was a gigolo, as some have done, would be to go too far, though a ladies' man he certainly was.
     Somehow, perhaps because I've come across it several times in books about the British Raj in India, I associate "poodle-faker" and its relatives with hanky-panky in the hill stations to which British officers and their wives retired in summer to escape the heat of the plains. In several supposed memoirs, George Macdonald Fraser put it into the mouth of that erstwhile bully of Rugby, Harry Flashman, here in its verb form in Flashman in the Great Game:    
  However withered an old trot she might be, she'd be an odd
  female if she was altogether impervious to Flashy's manly
  bearing and cavalry whiskers. ... Still, as I turned in that
  night I wasn't absolutely looking forward to poodle-faking
  her in two days' time.
However, the word is recorded only from the start of the twentieth century. One of the better-known examples is in George Orwell's Burmese Days (1935): "As for social duties of all descriptions, he called them poodle-faking and ignored them. Women he abhorred. In his view they were a kind of siren whose one aim was to lure men away from polo and enmesh them in tea-fights and tennis-parties."
     Despite the assertion in dictionaries that it's a dated Britishism, it continues to appear in books and newspapers. Boris Johnson,** at the time a British MP and newspaper columnist but these days Mayor of London, wrote in the Daily Telegraph in October 2003 about Tony Blair: "How dare this mincing poodle-faker stand up and start confiding to the nation about his emotional journey of the past six years." It has a salaciously nudge-nudge, wink-wink penumbra that usefully implies more than it delivers.
     "Poodle", of course, has been used opprobriously for a lickspittle or lackey, an obsequious follower, a term that also dates from the beginning of the twentieth century. The poor old poodle has had a bad press because of its role as a cosseted appurtenance in ladies' boudoirs, though when allowed to be itself in high-stepping and unclipped confidence the standard poodle is an intelligent and companionable animal.
* it's shovel-ready -- now heard used by Rex Murphy and some Cdn cabinet ministers
**  I predict Boris Johnson will go far; illustrious past, impish sense of humour and fun


o>  Sir John Mortimer, creator of feisty lawyer Rumpole of the Bailey, who has died.
Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE QC (21 April 1923 - 16 January 2009[1]) was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author.
o>  Cell-phone Novels in Japan:
Warning: This is a long read!
NB:  with Japanese transliteration Mone (wch most Anglophones wd read rhyming with phone) is pronounced moh-nay b/c Latin values are give to vowels in transliteration.  This makes the connection with Monet obvious.
There's a major and a minor mistake in English wch is surprising for the New Yorker.  They used 'shrunk', the past participle that needs have/had in front, instead of the correct 'shrank' b/c simple past is meant.
The other is writing the possessive F's instead of the plural Fs.
The article is interesting from a sociological point of view (but you shd be interested in 'girls' and advertising, ie the 'pull').
Of course I immediately recognized Basho (involved as I am with some haiku assns) and had read Tale of Genji; wonder why they don't refer to her as Lady Murasaki.
Oh yes, another tense mistake: shd be 'if her name were' b/c subjunctive (ie hypothetical) and they wrote WAS wch is the simple past as if it had actually occurred.
Otherwise, found it fascinating -- do note that they refer to 'good grammar' so guess noticing the standard of language attracts the attention of writers everywhere -- from a literary and contemporary society POV.  Many social changes from when I was at Keio University.
I had already read The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon (both will be somewhere in my caches of books), and one of Banana's books is on a side table by the balcony door at the apt -- it heralded gigantic shift in the attitude of girls.

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                        -- Rebecca West
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
                        -- George Bernard Shaw
 The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
                        -- George Orwell
God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.
                        -- Proverb     
One day we will be people again, and not only Jews.
                        -- Anne Frank
Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest", but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.
                        -- Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)
Traditionally, Indonesians practised a tolerant, almost syncretic brand of faith, infused with the Buddhist, Hindu, and animist traditions of earlier periods.
                        -- Barack Obama; The Audacity of Hope; Crown Publishers; 2006
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                        -- Lord Louis Mountbatten, said in 1975

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