Ccl NOTES Feb 2
Calendar to Feb 28

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Enjoy Heritage Week February 16th - 22nd!
The presentations will be made at the Feb 16 ccl mtg to: Hugh Hamilton; The Land Conservancy of BC, Adrian Archambault, and the Executors of the Binning Estate (Geoffrey Massey, Everhard van Lidth de Jeude, Ronald Patrick Walsh); Francis Mansbridge; Elinor Martin (Author) and Margaret Ramsay (Editor); Dugal Purdie and Lynda Wrigley; Lorne Rubinoff; the Toby family.
Hear and meet the winners and some authors (of books on WV) at 7pm Tuesday Feb 17 at the Srs' Ctr, followed by a reception.
[Heritage Fayre is 2 - 4pm Sunday Feb 22nd at Park Royal North -- find out about cmnty groups and listen to the piper! See the Heritage Week flyer with events, promotions (at end of WVM, and www.heritage.westvan.org will be updated.}
MAIN ITEMS Feb 16th: 2009 HERITAGE AWARDS; PUBIC INPUT re Devt Permit for Capers site and Alteration Permit 4700-block The Highway (Lower Caulfeild); Fees and Charges Review and Amendments; see Correspondence.....
=  Vive le Canada (Our Banks; the Silver Dart 1909); ANIMALWATCH (cats; elephants; a snake and a hamster; and another elephant; Darwin); HERITAGE WEEK UPDATE; from the EDITOR'S DESK (clandestine Police Bd and Finance Cmte mtgs? half the ccl mtgs, half the staff? where'd saving go?); UPDATES (Up Cypress; Gymnastics at new Cmnty Ctr Feb 21)
=  CALENDAR to Feb 28th-- AFAIK (Heritage Week Feb 16 - 22 listed separately); CULTUREWATCH
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Feb 2nd: Strategic and Financial Planning; Cmnty Ctr Update; Anderson Cr
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Feb 16th
=  WEBWATCH (aviation aficionados: Silver Dart 1909 and 2009); NEWSWATCH/BANKWATCH (no sub-prime risk for Lebanese banks!); MORE HERITAGE WEEK INFO (Theme; Details on winners and events/activities); WORDWATCH (what's a bankster?; Goldie Hawn and a dictionary); Quotations, Love/Valentines; 2009 Heritage Week Flyer

===  Vive le Canada  ===
*  CDN BANKS   In 2008, the World Economic Forum ranked Canada's banking system the healthiest in the world.  America's ranked 40th, Britain's 44th.  [VSun Feb 13 pB4]
*  SILVER DART -- 1909 Feb 23
The Silver Dart flies again!!!  Aviation history will be re-enacted 100 years later.  See links in WEBWATCH.

   o   Funny cats:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vqA1KBRWBE&feature=related
   o   Elephants, a touching CBS news clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFz-FMj-9Ps
   o   A snake befriends a hamster:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IG4kceZBWA&NR=1
   o   Here's an elephant as an artist:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk
While we're on the topic,
        Feb 12th marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin: http://darwin.gruts.com/misc/faq/

===  HERITAGE WEEK FEB 16 to 22 UPDATE  === (confirmed as of Feb 13)
THIS YEAR'S THEME: A Legacy of Learning -- the Heritage of Education
***  The Heritage Achievement Awards will be presented at the ccl mtg Monday Feb 16th.
***  Tuesday Feb 17th
- Reception for Spirit of BC exhibition by Vern Montgomery, "Super Natural BC", Silk Purse Gallery, 6 to 8pm
- At 7pm, an evening of recognition and a panel of authors (Peter Hall, Francis Mansbridge, Elinor Martin, Tom Taylor) about their books on WV; in the Marine Room at the Srs' Ctr followed by Q&A and a reception.
***  An illustrated discussion Thursday Feb 19th at 7pm by HR MacMillan Space Centre's Astronomer, Raminder Samra, at the WV Memorial Library, celebrating Galileo of 400 years ago; 2009 is the Year of Astronomy
***  Talks/films at the Museum Feb 21st Saturday (1pm, repeated 3:30pm) -- Donald Grant, Archivist of the Hollyburn Heritage Society, on "Diamond Head Chalet, A Family's Journey"
***  Heritage Fayre 2 - 4pm Sunday Feb 22nd at Park Royal (N), displays by cmnty groups; piper too!
***  Sunday 3:30pm: Free Snowshoe and BBQ at Cypress; reservations required
***  ONGOING EVENTS and details near end of this newsletter; also www.heritage.westvan.org

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===  Budget 2009 under wraps? hidden Police Bd Mtg?
As you know, in 2009 Ccl changed from four ccl mtgs a month to two (first and third Mondays but may meet another Monday if needed for a Public Hearing or Town Mtg for example).  In March ccl mtgs are scheduled for Mar 2nd and 23rd b/c of spring break.
THE UNANSWERED QUESTION, so far, at least, is with half the number of mtgs, were staff reduced? reassigned?  How much did it save of the budget and will it be reflected in the 2009 budget?
Given the economic situation perhaps revenue will go down so that more money needed from taxpayers -- to avoid staff layoffs as many companies are doing, shd there be a freeze? a roll back? review the assumed add'l 3% staff salary increase again this year?
When will budget information be made public for review so serious attention can be paid to try to avoid a 5% tax rate increase?
Has the proposed Budget 2009 been put to sleep too?  under cover?  No F Cmte mtgs in January and can't see any proposed for February yet.  Budget must be adopted by May 15.  Will this be another rush job at the end so public don't see/get all the info/details and it's passed in haste?  Keep in mind there are only two ccl mtgs in March, the 2nd and the 23rd, so little time there, and then Easter holidays in April.
How will the economic hard times affect DWV?  Will we need a staff freeze if not cut?  Keep the 3% wage raise or have a salary freeze or a 5 - 10% cut?  Difficult decisions to be made.
*  POLICE BD?  As the note at the beginning of the Calendar states, it was strange that there was no notice anywhere of a Police Bd mtg for January.  Until now, on both the DWV Calendar and I think also the WVPD website too, so what happened?  I've asked the Mayor whether this was a slip/oversight or a new policy to keep secret mtg times and places.  Stay tuned.
OOOOOOOOH!  On the weekend discovered that suddenly a Finance Cmte mtg appeared on the DWV Calendar -- for Feb 11th!  So went to the FCmte webpage and that looked as if tacked on at the top b/c the rest of the page has the old information -- that Cclrs Smith and Clark are the ccl liaisons, and with the former mbrs -- no mention of Cclr Lewis.  No notice? (only afterward?) and wrong/outdated information!
So with neither the Police Bd mtg nor the Finance Cmte mtg on the DWV website at all or early enough for the public to know there'll be a mtg, is this new Council going backward???
Are they really committed to OPENNESS? not to mention transparency and cmnty engagement...... alas....disappointing start to 2009....
Precisely b/c of irregular notices plus the longer time between ccl mtgs and newsletters, pls realize that inevitably some mtgs/events/activities will be missed.  Try to contact staff wrt the cmtes/WGs of interest to you.  There's supposed to be an email alert feature offered by the DWV website but I've signed up about five times now since September and NEVER received one notice.  Apologies in advance but am making my best effort.........

===  UPDATES  ===
>>>  You may have noticed not much re Cypress sports events has been mentioned.  It's hard to keep up. Sunday's (Feb 15) events have been cancelled.  May I suggest you go to the DWV's web info for "Spectator Info" with the incomprehensible URL of: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13792
and also: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13878
>>>  Gymnastics moves to the Community Centre
"You Belong Here"
The gymnastics program for DWV will move to the Community Centre on Saturday, February 21st.  As this is the first program area to open in the facility, please note that there is limited access to the gymnasium and no access to the remaining areas in the building that are still undergoing construction and finishing.
Go to the DWV webpage with the arcane link: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=15344
Official opening March 28th?

===  CALENDAR to Feb 28th  === [mtgs at M Hall unless indicated otherwise; check for changes]
NB:  There was a Police Bd mtg in January I discovered when the Mayor referred to a mtg the previous week during the Feb 2nd ccl mtg (See Feb 2nd ccl mtg notes -- but strangely it was not on the DWV website calendar as it has been in the past (and where I get the bulk of my info).  If you look at the WVPD website, there's a reference to the Police Board and its mbrs but NONE to any mtgs!!!  Am investigating.  Change or omission?  and will there be a bd mtg the fourth Thursday in February???
LG Mountain Festival info
Feb 13 - 15 is on the DWV website with the peculiar URL of: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=15862
=  JAZZ  Sunday at St Francis in the Wood, 4773 South Piccadilly
~ 3 pm for an hour and a half of terrific Jazz followed by a reception with the artists ($15)
===  Heritage Week Feb 16th to 22nd  ===
=  Tues Feb 17th
     ~ 7pm ~ Heritage Recognition Evening (award winners, writers, reception) at Srs' Ctr
     ~ 7:30pm ~  WRA Mtg (St Monica's Church at HBay Roundabout) re Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr, your wishes?
     Presentation by Anne Mooi, Parks/Cmnty Services, and Leanne Sexsmith, Planning
=  Wed Feb 18th ~ 7pm ~ Library Bd mtg at Library; but Bd of Variance at M Hall CANCELLED
=  Thurs Feb 19th       ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte CANCELLED
                ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte CANCELLED
                ~ 5:15pm ~ Measuring Up WG
                ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court and Youth Justice Cmte at DNV M Hall
   ~ 7pm ~   Hong Kong: Cultural Heritage Conservation in a City of Change
             Lynne DiStefano and Ho Yin Lee, University of Hong Kong at SFU Harbour Ctr
             Free lecture; reservations are required. Email cstudies@sfu.ca or call 778-782.5100
=  Fri Feb 20th ~ 8:15am ~ 2010 Leadership Cmte CANCELLED
=  Sat Feb 21st ~ Talks at Museum; Sun Feb 22nd Heritage Fayre, Park Royal N (see Heritage info)
=  Tues Feb 24th ~ 7pm ~ WVSPCA AGM at the shelter (1020 Marine)
                Guest Speaker: Dr Jamie Lawson, Chief Animal Health Officer for BCSPCA
=  Wed Feb 25th ~ 1:30pm ~ Arts and Cultural Facilities WG
                ~ 3pm ~ Heritage Achievement Awards Cmte
                ~ 7pm ~ WV Historical Society general mtg at Srs' Ctr (speaker?)
=  Thurs Feb 26th       ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte moved to Feb 19 (but look there -- it's cancelled!)
                ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall

+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php?month=FEB 
> Astronomy Talk  ~~  Thursday, February 19th: 7 - 8 pm
International Year of Astronomy 2009
Four hundred years ago Galileo's use of a telescope to look to the stars changed the way we think of our place in the Universe.  Join us for an illustrated discussion of some of astronomy's biggest discoveries and the major questions astronomers are studying today with HR MacMillan Space Centre's Astronomer, Raminder Samra.  This Event is FREE and everyone is welcome.  Find out more...
For more information call the Reference Dept at 925 7405.                                      
>  ONGOING -- Fridays -- Feb 20English Corner 10 - 11:30am practise English conversation
=== February 6 - 22 ~~ JANE CLARK - Drawn to the Unknown
Paintings and drawings of BC and a new collection of historical narrative poems of BC in the 1800s.  This is the feature exhibition for Spirit of BC Week in partnership with Spirit of BC North Shore.  Remarks by MLA Joan McIntyre and others.
Opening Reception & Book Launch:  Friday, February 6th, 6 - 8pm
Artist in Attendance:  Saturday, February 7th, 2 - 3pm
An Evening of Readings by Jane:  Thursday, February 12th, 7 - 8:30pm
=== February 24 - March 15
        -- "Strings Attached" A juried mixed media exhibition on the theme of APRONS.
Evening Reception: Tuesday, February 24th, 6 - 8pm
Artists in Attendance:  Saturday, February 28th, 2pm
=== Monday March 2nd, 7pm
                               An Evening with ROBERT GENN
Join internationally renowned artist and author, Robert Genn, for a talk on art, the artist's life, and tips for excelling in your art career. Time for questions and answers. Robert's latest books 'Love Letters To Art' and 'Painter's Keys' will be available for purchase and signing. www.robertgenn.com  and <http://www.painterskeys.com/>
===  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 -- February 17 - March 1
"Super Natural BC"
Vern Montgomery is a well-known Vancouver artist. He is partial to capturing scenes from the past such as old streets of Vancouver that have long since gone. His paintings show his strong desire to communicate and tell stories of what he sees around him as well as some local history. He has a positive outlook on life, and enjoys making people smile with his art.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY February 17th from 6 - 8 pm
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+++  WV Chamber of Commerce +++ [this notice arrived too late for the last WVM issue]
~ 7:30am ~ Wednesday February 11 NETWORKING BREAKFAST at Hollyburn Country Club
Guest Speaker:  Betty MacLeod, Vice President Olympic Business Development and Sylvia Kerfoot, RBC Olympian, RBC Royal Bank.  Sponsor: Cypress Mountain
"The Came a Gypsy Riding" ends Sunday night (15th); we enjoyed it, put on by the semi-professional United Players at the Jericho Arts Ctr.  Phone 224 8007 for tix.

===  Ccl Mtg NOTES February 2nd ===
Mayor: Good evening...
I'm standing b/c I'm going to be giving my State of the District address in a few minutes.
First of all, on behalf of all mbrs of Ccl, v plsed to announce Cmnty Ctr has received its occupancy permit.  This LEED facility represents a true partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and the citizens of WV as our volunteer Bd prepares to take over the mgmt of both the cmnty ctr and the aq ctr.  Wd like to welcome Cmnty Ctr Bd Chair, Barbara Brink.
Barbara Brink, Chair: thank you
been a long journey; want pay tribute to the Ccl and administrations before this one who had the courage and foresight to keep going.  We're now almost at the finish line and, been a v exciting journey.  Particularly pay tribute to Cclrs Soprovich and Smith and of course Shannon Walker who were on our original Board.  They've been wonderful giving us the trust and wisdom to go forward and we will now be the stewards of this wonderful bldg.
In the next couple of weeks -- we're moving in; training, testing; will be some action
full complement of progs by March
also want to alert you that on March 28 we'll be having an opening celebration...
will be coming back to tell you a little more
March 28 is opening day, from 11 to 6 or 7 at night
lots been looking forward to this -- it's taken three years
a bldg we'll all be v proud of; a delightful, an exciting bldg we'll all be proud of.
Mayor: Last week as is our tradition, asked to give speech as to State of the District and to give it here.
[excerpts from text provided:]
2009 State of the Community Address - Mayor Goldsmith-Jones            
Chamber of Commerce, Hollyburn Country Club, January 28, 2009
Have you read Jim Collins's book Good to Great?  Our CAO, Grant McRadu, is a fan of this book, so I am going to say that this morning is not just a good morning, this is a great morning.  It isn't snowing; Bill Soprovich actually made it this morning; last night the Streamkeepers hosted Barry Penner, Minister of the Environment up at Mulgrave School and our School Board hosted a first class forum on substance abuse.  Also, it is an honour to serve as Mayor, for a second term.
We have a wonderful new Council....
We know we can improve our tax base as well, by capitalizing on our land assets, and by using our legislative tools better....
..What we need to be shooting for is a way to reduce property taxation somewhat, and to replace the gap with other revenue sharing alternatives. 
...  I have just finished writing the foreward to a book that is being published on the subject, which I would like to read an excerpt from. 
In 2006 our Council took the bold step of abandoning its advisory committees and embarking on an entirely new approach to citizen involvement through what we call "Working Groups"....
There are several central questions about our financial picture that we need to be able to get at, within the strategic plan....
I should mention that this restructuring is going to make it possible, in part, to bring in a very conservative budget for 2009.   And, that management have anticipated, within current resources, the creation of our new strategic plan in their work plans for 2009, including the initiation of a performance management system that will track our progress - and that will be available on-line so that everyone can track our progress.
Of course, external agencies like Metro Vancouver and [TransLink], for example, will continue to put great pressure on our property tax base.  TransLink, for instance, has no real plan for how to pay the operating costs of the Canada Line.  It is using surpluses now, which will run out in a few years.  It also has only partial funding for the $14 billion worth of public transit investments that have been announced.  It was relying on a booming real estate market to provide future revenue....
Our capital budget may be a little difficult to predict, as we don't know what communities will benefit by federal and provincial infrastructure investment - nor do we know if their priorities will align with ours, and how willing local government will be to contribute its expected share.  Sherry Cooper at the Board of Trade's annual economic forecast breakfast two weeks ago opened by saying "It is unrealistic to be optimistic," and also stated that she believes the only good news in 2009 is that the federal government will be investing in infrastructure.  Last week at a Fraser Institute lunch, Mark Mullins felt the opposite - that deficit financing is a gigantic compromise we will pay dearly for at some point. 
In fairness to local governments across the country, infrastructure investment by senior levels of government has been an all-out campaign for years.  Of the G8 countries, it is estimated that Canada spends the least on its cities, which are now widely regarded as being the economic engines of the country and where the vast majority of people live.  
Our infrastructure priorities range from sewer upgrades along the waterfront, at a cost of over $2 million, to the Marine Drive/Taylor Way intersection recommendations arising from Ralph Sultan's report awhile ago.  This is the Ministry of Transportation's jurisdiction, but we are really pushing to have the intersection addressed.  We have had excellent attention from our MP John Weston, and strong collaboration and communication with both MLAs, Joan McIntyre and Ralph Sultan.  Our relationships at all levels are absolutely critical, and we appreciate the community's help in fostering those....
***Related to the success of Ambleside are some of the new programs our Police Department has implemented.  Under the leadership of Chief Heed, Crime Free Multi Housing was officially launched last May.  This is a crime prevention initiative designed to help apartment managers, residents, police, and other agencies work together to keep illegal and nuisance activity off rental property....
Business Watch is a Crime Prevention Program that we've had for some time, which has had a real boost from our new e-policing approach....
Operation Safeguard was implemented in 2008, to combat gang problems in local licensed establishments....
***WVPD adapted key elements of the successful Bar Watch program to actively search out known gang members and remove them from licensed establishments....
... We've had a robust public discussion on housing needs that opens the door to the provision of a better range of housing choice.  We've got new permanent daycare facilities where we didn't before.  Our Climate Action Engagement working group is ready to go.
Our very big local news is that the Community Centre has its occupancy permit, and staff is moving in.  Gymnastics starts on February 15th.... The seven guiding principles of the Board -community, innovation, learning, partnership, inclusiveness, responsibility, and integration - absolutely come to life when you are in the building.  You feel healthier just walking around in there...
...so I'll end by showing the dvd that we showed the World Press when several hundred journalists recently descended on Cypress Mountain, to learn about the venue and West Vancouver. 
[The whole speech can be found at: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13804 and the DVD starts at 7:22, ends 7:26]
1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA -- amended Item 9 to Consent Agenda as 15.1
January 12, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; and January 19, 2009 Regular Council Meeting.
3. North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) (File:  0180-16)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council thank D. Mason, Director
DM: [slides]  tri-M; est'd in 1978 b/c NSh cd be isolated in an emergency, valid today
meets under the BC Emergency Program Act as well as the local authority emergency regulation wch establishes what Ms are required to do
NSEMO makes sure we meet; analyzes hazards, risks, vulnerabilities,
DWV Emerg Plan; conduct training and exercises; just had one; really impressed
public info, engage stakeholders, provide cmnty education in emerg preparedness; one of few who have this service
work with Sch Dists and other organizations
we all have to be responsible; courses all free except First Aid; advise take one of these courses
We maintain an operationally ready Emergency Operations Centre
supports the site response, call centre, 'the big' picture'
have over 250 volunteers [slide]
Anne Mooi is one of our ESS
we're located in RCMP ofc in NV; 983 7440; fax 985 3733; nsemo@cnv.org
NSEMO Vision: A Disaster-Resilient North Shore
Sop: have you engaged strata ccls and apt owners re onsite education
Mayor: follow
Sop: ....amazing what they didn't know... when through, well-versed
wonder if you're doing that
Ans: groups of 15 or more we will come out to facilities and do these presentations
we have a set number of courses throughout the year
Sop: apt mgr not obligated to?
Ans: not through NSEMO, but through the Fire Code, having emergency plans in place; some obligations but have to have structures in place
ME: perhaps appropriate I shd think b/c I was appointed to sit on the cmte
as explained we are required to have such an ofc; we're generally the envy or others, in large part what you have contributed
move thanks to Dorothy Mason......
REPORTS [7:41]
4. Status Report on Remedial Action for Excavation at 856 Anderson Crescent (File: 1605-05)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive for information the January 21, 2009 report by the Acting Manager of Permits, Inspections and Bylaws
Sokol: defer to acting mgr of bylaws....
LH: reporting on progress, Dec 15, confirmed Jan 12
dangerous excavation
gave prop owner to Jan 30 to meet all remedial requirements -- five; first 2 to 5  [slides]
PRIOR: snow fence, sloppy, slope
made arrangement with nbr
Slides of completed remedial action, 866 can now use garage again
second, lighting, here's spotlight and another so protect anyone walking
third, signage (danger, keep out)
so met 2, 3, and 4
the fifth is a berm, designed by a geotechnical engr [slides of before and after]
nothing to be done wrt gas line now, Terasen says fine; full use of gas line
only lifted stop work order for this work to be done; nor further work until all remedial completed
haven't issued the bldg permit
the final one, number one, has not been done; the geotechnical .....
decided not to go with Horizon for the second report, but not submitted
heard from owner in in next day or so
once in see if it meets requirements and decide
two issues by new engr: needed access to house 866 to see of cracks and the other undermining
the new engr didn't think....
staff said had to say why not needed to be addressed
Mayor: so issue before us is to receive the report
Sop: ... satisfaction re 866?
Ans: now, 866 has seen four ft of their property disappear down that slope
know present Bldg Permit Application shows setback 10ft; see looking how reinstate, premature to say how that's going to happen
Mayor: so really, item one, Ccl still waiting for
if we receive, this will we be hearing back from you or do you have discretion to sign off?
Ans: We can sign off on this project unless Ccl wishes to give diff direction
Mayor: so we're assuming you're going to hear back on Item One
Ans: in next two days
Mayor: thank you
5. Strategic and Financial Planning (File:  0005-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council create a long term strategic vision and plan to guide District of West Vancouver policy and budget decisions.
Brent Leigh, Deputy CAO: pleasure to introduce launching this initiative, hope to achieve on the staff level
[text supplied: Staff and Council have considered a process, which will build on OCP and Working Groups input bring these folks and ultimately the broader community together to priorize the community's goals. It is our hope that these goals will be driven by a newly established vision.  This process will be kicked off at the Wosk Centre on April 1st as the first step in the community-based strategic planning process.  The plan will be completed by the end of the year where a corporate-wide performance management system will be put in place.  As we go throught the process we'll also adapt.... deliverables...
I will turn it now to our CAO who will speak to some of the outcomes we expect]
CAO: certainly for us, an exciting evening
since I arrived been working v hard to get to this evening
we all know WV is an xxx and exciting place
challenge, decisions going to be made from outside sources, TransLink....
challenge to engage our cmnty; pay for services they do want
what we wanted to do -- Ccl asked when I first arrived, look at our org
try to make as efficient as we can
more than anything else we'll be able to demonstrate, sound biz and financial acumen
we're as accountable and transparent as we can be
turn it over to you to move forward
Sop: my view has always been we must look into the future
healthy cmnty; if you don't know where you're going, v difficult to plan
at least start a process to a strategic plan
look at changes 2016 to 2026; demographic changes -- look at those
vital a good cross-section of the cmnty
I'd like to see a v tight factual-based xxx
one: demographics, popn increases, growth we need in next 20 years
responsibility on financial side
indicators here, still at a little bit of a side of a three-year budget -- lack of info
can't three years unless zero increase in tax
commend mgmt, taken and started process; think quite unique, WV will be a leader again
long-range plans, close attn to asset-mgmt
how we can help in changing housing market; fight ev year to keep citizens' taxes down; see where we're going, can ease off; like to be a great part of it
ME: likewise; excited come this far; strategic plan that will give ev an opp
plan here more than adequate to move forward on
things to be stressed, five, and if I speak slowly Mr McRadu can take notes
under.... transportation planning and Spirit Trail
like to include that we dramatically review assets we have
I literally mean all of the assets
likewise the reserve funds we have, there are constraints on use of those funds; shd take opp to examine use of those funds, see if consistent with pass
under 2.1, says ratifies with 3 and budget; must be clear not Ccl's intention for three-year budget but an outline, shd be clear to public not to enshrine
Mayor: know dear to CAO
CAO: scrutiny that goes in v good; challenge is that in a good/normal year, budget takes six months, in WV nine months
takes an enormous amt of staff time
divergence as to what cmnty wants to pay for; and at what level be it though us or otherwise
budgets and circumstances change ev year
know, then we can move forward, level services prepared to pay for; cd move forward with a three-year budget, not pass budget but to chart a course
ME: under 3.1: performance measurement system, presume not only policy but personnel?
CAO: again, that is correct
difficult to hold anybody accountable if not vision what to hold line to
goals, progs, vision, hold staff accountable; intent to have on website so public can see
ME: finally 4.4 -- my question is that I believe we need some timelines
Mayor: not sure who to answer that
ME: system here support goals flowing from cmnty vision, seems to stop there
Mayor: think without a plan difficult to xxx or measure those
think that xxx but it got a bit lost
BL: ... April to May...  clarification made
TP, reading: ... all want
[text supplied]
Our lives are deeply affected by how well we as community leaders address the needs of this community. Everything from the economic climate, to how we get around -- even the air we breathe, is a function of our community.
We all want our local community to be vibrant, healthy and [livable], but to ensure that this community remains liveable for future generations, it is crucial that economic, social and environmental 'sustainability' become the job #1 of public institutions.
Our success in addressing future [livability] requires a long term vision and a firm understanding of our core values beyond short term satisfaction and special interests. Now is the time to build on our Official Community Plan (OCP) with an eye to being proactive for the future. We can only do more with less if we have a clear vision of where we are going and set goals based on comprehensive citizen engagement and farsighted, pragmatic leadership.    
This long term strategic process is exciting.  We have a chance to ask ourselves some vital questions:  How do we hold onto the ecological integrity of our forested upper lands, our watersheds?  How do we make our neighbourhoods more connected, resilient?  Will our vision for the future support a long term transportation plan that is bold enough to put pedestrians and bikes on an equal footing with cars? Are we able to provide incentives to encourage renewable energy?  How can we build on partnerships and our entrepreneurial spirit and diversify our tax base? What indicators will we use and how will we measure our success?
Strong public engagement towards a widely shared public vision as part of a whole system approach is the opportunity we have before us.  I am both excited and fully supportive of this long term planning process.  
ton of fun; nothing to add; will be organic and will be moving forward
ML: arguably, this is the most .... single ...
as stewards of this cmnty; don't want to get into details, details are tactics; we want to think strategy; how you get there is tactics; tools you use to get along the path; what you're doing now is charting the journey
a couple of comments
WV well fam with strategic planning process
sure we're putting together a first-rate engagement process; making good use of the time we're asking ppl to commit to; have had some talks with staff, not approp here, tactical as well; probly most imp thing we'll do
SW: v briefly, big on brevity esp at ccl mtgs
hope Ccl will stay focused ... staff ... objectives
one of the reasons I'm up here
watching Amb renewal nine years...
Mayor: Cclr Smith, wd you like to add our thoughts?
MS: obvious; curious as to how different from [previous]
have read through three or four, and all the same, just change the date
rebuilding police stn, renewal of Amb...
change the dates, out comes the new booklet
key to xxx as to why plans go off the rails
use Cmnty Ctr as an example
and the plan looked pretty good; $24M expenditure new Cmnty Ctr, Western....
and the no 1 priority of 1999 was upgrade facilities at Gleneagles
spent twice as much
golf facilities, ten years later still not done
all well and good to have a plan
but why these plans are not being executed and carried out the way intended

{NO MONITORING!!!  Clearly no one's minding the store!  or changes/higher costs meekly accepted}

BL: wd love to have the xxx
your comments are exactly why staff behind this
what drives most of us in the public ctr
well-intentioned; biz acumen and clarity drive them to a particular financial manner
strategic; do it in a way, with cmnty and tactically carries it out
Sop: this will be the fifth
we've had changes, retirement ... opens the door for...
like it or not, three years, here's the priorities
the diff is looking long-term -- five years -- I've advocated longer than that
work back different terms, new issues
this is positive, even an old guy like me, v excited to see this finally come about
long time waiting for it
MS: if you're excited, then Cclr Sop I'm all for it
Mayor: I can only speak for last two terms, but when seven ppl agree, I think we're all v excited about the potential, obviously diff priorities and so will the cmnty
but in the last Ccl did our best where we had commonality, but that really resulted in a list of priorities
it doesn't allow you to do as good of a job of integrated thinking and long-range planning, and that's what I believe this Ccl is all about.
Motion is now on floor
will you refine this report based on what you heard, Mr Leigh, and redistribute it
BL: be delighted to
6. Community Centre Quarterly Update - Volume X - January 23, 2009 (File: 3002-04/0592-02)
   RECOMMENDED: report from the Director of Olympic Services & Projects be received for information.
Mayor: is this the final update?
Josie Chuback: yes, it is; reached a signif milestone in the cmnty; tenth; next will be final
share a photojournal to capture essence of what we've achieved [SLIDES]
old cmnty ctr built in 1958; over 90% salvaged or recycled
construction lasted much longer than any of us anticipated
construction climate of 1.5% per month
now have a ctr many years of cmnty input; a cmnty vision; design, sustainability and partnerships
First Nations....
reused yellow cedar...
budget quality schedule
staff are in the bldg, moving in; orientation and training phase, HVAC systems
other than testing progs, public won't be in until March
one of the biz, renos to Aquatic Ctr changerooms, will.. when opens in March
3.4% over $1.3M, however with ..... with grants, etc, 2.5% xxx....
we are working with Ccl on a draft xxx as well as a final report
Basil Davis: Josie has captured
sad, that this is the final qtrly report
been a v difficult project
....weather, trades, labour; complicated bldg; hats off to architects
will definitely respond to your needs; no connection to SAC but that was getting $5M out of the budget; this casualty but Ccl of the day had been cost, quality, and schedule
had to let architect loose ... xxx ...
when you're trying to work against a list in a .... climate; really shooting in the dark
turn that $5M into ????? got pretty close to it
shd be within 2.5% of what we were shooting for
pleased b/c of what other..... pleased as a working team, ccl, staff, construction ppl
hope the 3.4% will be reconciled below to 2.5%, also imp to Mr Laing; been v helpful
pretty rocky start with onsite mgrs; had to fire a couple, the odd site or project mgr and superintendent, one of each; to do so without losing step quite a challenge; managed to bring in replacement b/c good relationship with Scott
drained Squamish
3/4 of the team, know schedule sadly affected; didn't appreciate how much trouble it wd be
been fun
I'll be there a couple of months
million deficiencies, xxxx
had an occupancy permit; going to wave it around here; able to go forward and complete for you; been fun
ME: I've been through the new ctr on three occasions and must say impressed
concern re seniors
or a long while expressed some angst about using underground parking
imp we pay a lot of attn to the ease and access through the underground to the Srs' Ctr
at the moment no clear area where seniors can park
maybe if some of the younger of Health and our own staff early parking near elevators so seniors park further and have to walk
when walking around stuck me have to be rather strong; ease of access, seamlessly through to Srs' Ctr; you cd give me some comfort re parking?
BD: architects conscious b/c we had a connection so v much the orientation was on the east side,
elevator No 2, tried to.  xxx  for  .... signage
titled as being the seniors [?] gyms
try to break up the traffic somewhat
against the walls, to Aq Ctr do this, do that
out of the parkade itself we have two main accesses..... don't actually have to open the door
adjustment of door, absolutely right
code, doesn't close properly
as to other aspects, if you're walking through the bldg, a lot of automatic band/openers
on ... levels
try to think not just of wheelchair but seniors; I've got ideas but I'm not on the operations side
the only one we have to keep in mind is that VCH is coming in and in parking have a storage area -- where practitioners, nurses, cd be bringing back samples, etc., rather than carrying up, maybe just put in storage area b/c they're going take it out the next day.
orientation for seniors to the east side of the parkade
drawing ppl to old parkade b/c of Aq Ctr
any improvements we can make to north of parkade we'd xxx
Mayor: a couple of others, but Anne Mooi comment...
that's imp, whether xxx or not
AM: ...
as to Measuring Up, we're ...; as accessible a s possible for all
Sop: sure there's going to be a lot of adjustment over the next few months
Mr McRadu it is fait accompli a rain cover
CAO: through you to Madam Mayor
Josie ... there is funding
JCh: for the breezeway; cd be put in in short time
Sop: if last time, congratulate you, Mr Davis
everywhere across the board
escalation of 5%, still maintaining...
ML: are any of the parking... allocated to staff?
JCh: at this time no allocation for staff on xxx side
on VCH, 20 parking spaces will be designated
preference broken into five at various places
ML: so if staff there from 8 to 5
..... put them as far as possible
rather than where a senior cd.....xxx
Cclr Evison and I did one of the tours and xxx
at end of project, what's the excess ??? of parking from before
JCh: we can bring the date as well as the mgmt plan for xxx
farthest away is policy for staff, particularly when going to be there a day
MS: Mr Davis, as a learning experience
in summer we were looking at an opening Sept 8; you were saying good as gold b/c all contracts met
why so suddenly another $1.5M appear, and we lost three months?
Mr Lewis asked about change-orders and you said something like 500 change-orders
??? how'd that happen?
BD: have to keep spirits up or gets into ... quickly
the real test
actual stuff that goes out
not a complete set of drawings; construction mgmt planning long the way; changing and at same time trying to do the design.
you end up with subdrawings
invite Cclr Smith to come and see; If you think drawing ought to be better, than come.......
get ahead of inflation
schedule got sacrificed, xxx... I can sit down xxx
MS: sorry, Mr Davis, I'm not detail-oriented
Mayor: coming back to Ccl?
CAO: have circulated the draft for Ccl, overview; will discuss with Ccl in the next week or so
as soon as we get some responses back
Mayor: appreciate what a challenging project it has been; tough decisions made by everybody throughout the project; how important now to be joining hands with the cmty for success
asking for public's patience and help, and constructive effort to make this a success long into future
thank you for hanging in with us
SW: today, second time toured with Cclr Panz
despite negativity delays, it's an architecture showcase; think a job well done
Sop: on positive note; started in 1996, Evison was on original cmte that looked at original planning
final date, come to this... this is a positive time; highlight; cmnty ctr and Health, one of the best province if not in Canada
will see a real success story, including the Endowment fund; compliments to staff
you can go through it and cry over spilt milk and look at a lot of things; real success story, going to be proven to be so in future.
7. Item withdrawn. [8:47]
8. Fisherman's Cove Marine Fuelling Facility (File: 1147-20-5908)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive for information the January 23, 2009 report from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits
Sokol: Esso made decision xxx; Jan 2008 no fuel since that time
Minister Falcon indicated wd want to continue
Esso wd if DWV absolved ....
Staff said before indemnification need to see something
estimates two to three months
in spring Esso made a decision to decommission
envtal assessment at FCove; ready for public review in March
want to get fuel
back with Mr Falcon; last week indicated willing
presumably once go ahead from Esso; once see result from envtal
staff will report when clearer,  xxx
ME: one concern; commend staff for lining up process for permits
where we required to provide indemnification?
that involves lawyers, some of my best friends, but not always able to turn on a dime
we have permits in place, will in place, that last bit not known for being a short process
a lot depends on the fuelling it xxx
Sokol: staff has been working with our solicitor....
all depends on the terms Esso ..... closer to the March timeframe
Mayor: were considered unfairly last year....
managing risk; thin full support in the marina, without exposing us, obviously
9. North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee Initiation (File: 0115-01)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Deputy CAO be received for information.
        MOVED to Consent Agenda, 15.1
10. Amendment to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Council Meeting scheduled for March 16 be cancelled and that a Council Meeting be scheduled for March 23 at 7pm
Mayor: spring break
11. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
12. Re-appointment to the North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (ACDI) (File: 0180-18)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the re-appointment of Rosamund Van Leeuwen and Brigitte Vogelsang for the term January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, be approved.
13. Appointments to Design Review Committee (File:  0116-20-DRC)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following reappointments and new appointments be made to the Design Review Committee for the term ending January 31, 2010:
Reappointments: Alexandra Bennett, Eric Lees, Jennifer Marshall, Karl Ray
New Appointments: Duane Siegrist, Tom Bunting, Michael Richardson, Donal O'Callahan.
14. Dundarave Physiotherapist Corporation - Physiotherapist Clinic Lease at the Aquatic Centre (File: 1145-02)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated January 23, 2009 be received for information.
15. Development Applications Status List (File: 1010-01)
        RECOMMENDED: be received for information.
***  Item 9 above, here as Item 15.1
Sop: 7, 11, 12; ME: 1 and 1; SW: ???
16. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24) [complete list in previous WVM]
Correspondence Received up to January 16, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) P. Nicolson and C. Currie, North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association, January 9, 2009, regarding 2009 British Columbia Female Pee Wee Hockey Championships
   Referred to Acting Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
ME: ask Acting Dir for comments
AM: staff today have drafted a response
happy to sport championship
lowest chns rate, also financial  for any youth via our cmnty grants prog and fund
congratulate being awarded the honour of prov champion [?] ...
ME: anticipated questions
Mayor: and me....
Correspondence Received up to January 23, 2009
Action Required
(7)  January 18, 2009, regarding Neighbourhood Electric Vehicles in West Vancouver
   Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
Sop whether car or golf cart
Cclr Panz and I sitting on other cmtes;
with advent of Spirit Trail
three-mile wide walkway, not the seawall
best advised to look at alternative methods such as this; we have bylaws; presumably not cars
RF: the legislation relates to zero-omission vehicles
while not.... they are vehicles; safety and standards
the difficulty for allowing these on the street is that the prov govt ...
with a 40kpmh speed limit -- no M roads for 40kmph less
so allow alternate -- for a 50kpmh speed limit
b/c of xxxx; piecemeal; the three Ms are looking at the bylaws
no sense in WV able t drive along road but at boundary not able to get past
if live in WV and works downtown, wd not be able to drive this vehicle to drive over LGB to go downtown
sort of challenges
(11)  Hon. G. Lunn, Minister of State (Sport), January 8, 2009, regarding 2010 Olympic Torch Relay
Sop: xxx and second grant re xxx $200K?
Mayor: not sure
CAO: the two, second printing of arts and culture brochure
and 1846
exact projects I can provide a breakdown ...going to these
Mayor: wrt torch, ...  45K miles, 12K athletes
part of, our leadership team, separates from RBC; don't have much detail at all
CAO kept under wraps for security reasons
we're the end of the run; comes on the 10th and 12th the opening ceremonies, so opp to celebrate; v exciting day; know a number of events planned for that day
Mayor: or us, that will be our opening
(12)  S. Clark, UBCM, January 16, regarding Community Tourism Program - Marketing for 2010 Olympics
(14)  H. Schoemaker, Metro Vancouver, Jan 15, regarding FCM Call for Infrastructure Projects
ME: is there any evidence M has benefited in any way for grants...?
CAO: nothing been announced as of this time; call in next while
know prov and fed monies coming; applic process has to begin
Mayor prov, flow through
begin to work more closely with our prov fed MLAs
Mayor: mtg on Friday; so can put efforts behind xxx; hope successful
my understanding other cmnties have not rallied the way NSh has
CAO: one of the things that has come out ... onerous; request by...
try to be as streamlined as possible; sometimes takes a lot of time and effort...  expeditious as possible
TP: as cclr of Heritage Awards, H Wk Feb 16th to 22nd
kind of fun next mtg will be presenting to award winners
following [night] Tues reception and lecture

{really it's a panel of authors who have written books on WV
fyi, I'm on Heritage Achievement Award Cmte; and am Chair of Heritage West Van organizing events for the week as I've done since 1989!}

invitation is for all to attend; [winners have given] graciously of their time and energy
ME: might give you a little omnibus comment
I chaired the Arts & Culture WG, this is the first .....
somewhat dramatically overhauled what needed to be done
with strategic plan; greater level of attention; awareness
Cclr Panz and I attended ... great benefit... to seniors on NSh
brief in Bby
a number of us, including yourself, Madam Mayor
drug abuse, [seminar?] at Kay Meek last week; initiative by school trustees
attended LMTAC...; had a director of NSEMO ... xxx
finally on behalf or Mayor & Ccl, opening parade, held in Chinatown, so impressed with huge numbers; lots of MLAs, MPs; a lot of fun; wet, but
ML: pleasure of attending NSh Disability WG
{think he means cmte}
first I have attended; mbrs of the WG had a walk through of the Cmnty Ctr
whether visibility, ... measures
I seem to have all these.. NSh Substance Cmte
handoff from the... linking that into activities school
KM a week ago; looking fwd to these things
Mayor: beat any that
Sop: I'm not going to spend five minutes speaking of what I've done over the last two weeks; Srs' Bd
Mayor: thank you for that linkage
Sop: compliment [to Cclr Smith] they miss you
Mayor: Cclr Lewis Metro Vancouver Finance [cmte]; I'm on Ways & Means
chair takes the view for the mayors; ev year they appoint; keep working on that
at the Police Bd mtg last Thursday

{WHAT MTG?  not on DWV Calendar and not on WVPD website -- what's happening???}

extensive report; will be coming to our ... in March
as well, have invited Chief Heed Mar 2nd
concept; traffic safety
what our Engg Dept does; invests re safety
Sop: want to commend you for your stance
GVRD whether ... head ...relationship
I think it's a closed shop; travesty; spends years; only mayors; was on intergovtal cmte
all experience during our time; time and time again denied
thrown out to the wolves; not you;  not a good form of democracy
Mayor: next ccl mtg (Mar 2) Sustainabiity Report
18. Public Questions/Comments
Mayor: Carolanne Reynolds.  Heritage Week is coming up.
CR:  Yes, that is one of the things that I, -- I wasn't going to come up, and then -- I want to thank Cclr Panz for mentioning it; I'd like to expand it a bit, if I might
but I do know WinterSong was not mentioned, and I know that's going to be happening before that [Heritage Week], so one of you might want to mention that
Heritage Week always starts the third Monday in February, and it's the whole week and there will be displays during the week; there's a free snowshoe and barbecue on the Sunday Feb 22nd
and there are the displays by Heritage and other cmnty groups on Sunday as well
so I just wanted to get [you] all excited about celebrating our heritage
thank you v much
{Omigosh.  A lesson in being prepared; tried to mention what hadn't been; decided not to correct 'lecture' -- it's a panel followed by a reception.   Shd hv also invited everyone.}
Mayor: an oversight -- Cclr Lewis move oral reports from M&Ccl be received for information
Other questions or comments?
Taylor Verrall [sp?], high school student: Good evening
glad able to make it here tonight
thanks to Cclr Panz for mentioning during the Budget report that sustainability is going to be an essential in the upcoming budget, and I fully agree.
I'd just like to put in my own opinion.  An area I think is being a bit neglected is some of our local parks in relation to the cmnties.  I find that they're sometimes being overgrown, under-maintained, trash will begin to spread like weeds, also v present in a lot of these parks.  I cdn't give you specific names but these are in a lot of parks that may not be on Marine Dr or the main roads, but cd actually be v practical for local families, and I just thought I wd like to put that forward to Ccl.
Mayor: thank you, nice to see you tonight; anything further from any mbr of the public?
Then motion to adjourn.
19. ADJOURNMENT [9:16]

===  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Feb 16th  ===
2 ADOPTION OF MINUTES: February 2, 2009 Regular Council Meeting
3. 2009 Heritage Achievement Awards (File: 2585-11)  --  Presentation to be provided.
4.  Development Permit Application No. 08-042 for 2490-2496 Marine Drive (former Capers Food Store site) (File: 1010-20-08-042)
At the January 19, 2009 meeting, Council received the report dated January 9, 2009 from the Senior Urban Design Planner titled "Development Permit No. 08-042 for 2490-2496 Marine Drive (former Capers Food Store site)", a copy of which is attached for reference.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT all written and verbal submissions be received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Staff report back to Council
THAT the DPA which would allow for:
interior and exterior building renovations, and
with the added provision that ingress/egress from the lane be provided at least 6 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
be approved.
5. Alteration Permit No. 08-047 for 4768 and 4772 The Highway, Lower Caulfeild (File: 1010-20-08-047)
At the January 19, 2009 meeting, Council received the report dated January 6, 2009 from the Senior Urban Design Planner titled "4768 and 4772 The Highway, Lower Caulfeild", a copy of which is attached for reference.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT all written and verbal submissions be received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Staff report back to Council
THAT the Alteration Permit Application which would allow for a lot line adjustment between two lots in the Lower Caufeild Heritage Conservation Area, be approved.
6. Fees & Charges Review and Proposed Bylaw Amendments - 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. 2009 Metro Vancouver Sustainability Report (File: 0185-02)
            THAT the 2009 Metro Vancouver Sustainability Report be received by Council for information.
8. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
Item 9 - Local Government Infrastructure Planning Grant Program; Item 10 - Spirit Trail Mark; Item 11 - Appointment to Municipal Insurance Association; Item 12 - Correspondence List.
9. Local Government Infrastructure Planning Grant Program: Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure - Asset Management Plan and Storm Sewer Infrastructure - Asset Management Plan (File: 0160-04)
THAT Council authorizes submission of an application for the Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure - Asset Management Plan and the Storm Sewer Infrastructure - Asset Management Plan projects under the Provincial Local Government Infrastructure Planning Grant Program.
10. Spirit Trail Mark (File: 1785-19-01)
THAT Council receive for information the report dated February 9, 2009 from the Director, Engineering & Transportation entitled "Spirit Trail Mark".
        {just for information b/c it's already been adopted and used as of Feb 7th!}
11.  Appointment to Municipal Insurance Association (File:  0115 01/0055 20MIAB1)
RECOMMENDED: THAT G. McRadu, CAO, be appointed as the alternate District representative for 2009 for the Municipal Insurance Assn.
12. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Correspondence received up to January 30, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1)  V. Shopland, Public Works Association of BC, January 19, regarding National Public Works Week
   Referred to Municipal Clerk for response.
(2)  J. Ranking, West Vancouver Masonic Hall Society, January 22, 2009, regarding Property Taxes
   Referred to Director of Finance for consideration and response.
(3)  P. Buck, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, Jan 22, re March as Kidney Health Month
   Referred to Municipal Clerk for response.
(4) K. Felker, Honours and Awards Secretariat, Jan 19, re Call for Nominations for the Order of BC
   Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(5) K. Erdman, WV Family Place Society, Jan 26, re Service Agreement and Request for Funding
   Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
(6) January 30, 2009, regarding Trees and Invasive Species
   Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
(7)  January 31, 2009, regarding Petition with 29 Signatures in relation to Snow Clearing
   Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(8) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
          (a) West Vancouver Memorial Library Board - December 10, 2008
(9) M. Enser, Urban Devt Institute, Pacific Division, Jan 15, regarding Regulatory Process for Devt
(10) P. Simpson, Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, January 16, 2009, regarding Invitation to View Laneway House at British Columbia Home and Garden Show
(11) P. McAllister, Heritage BC, January 19, 2009, regarding Heritage Week
   Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
(12) B. Blake, NV Recreation Commission, Jan 30, regarding North Shore Sports Awards Kick-Off Event
(13) G. Knight, Hollyburn Heritage Society, January 29, 2009, regarding 2008 Annual Report
   Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department.
Responses to Correspondence
(14)  B. Sokol, Director of Planning, Lands and Permits, January 23, 2009, regarding West Vancouver Comments on the Village of Lions Bay Official Community Plan
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to February 6, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(15) February 3, 2009, regarding Water Utility Rates
        Referred to Director of Finance for consideration and response.
(16) January 30, 2009, regarding Municipal Infrastructure Spending
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
(17) February 4, 2009, regarding Bylaw Enforcement on the Seawall
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response.
(18) D. Walker, K. Robinson, B. O'Neill and R. Johnson, Community Social Services Matter Organization, January 30, 2009, regarding Community Social Services Awareness Month
        Referred to Municipal Clerk for response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(19) February 3, 2009, regarding the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games
(20) S. Dowey, City of North Vancouver, February 5, 2009, regarding Neighbourhood Zero Emission Vehicles
(20.1) E. Forsyth, West Vancouver School District, January 29, 2009, regarding Appointees to Municipal Committees
Responses to Correspondence
(21) A. Mooi, Acting Director, Parks/Cmnty Services, Feb 3, re Community Ctr Occupancy Permit
(22) L. Sexsmith, Community Planner/Social Services, February 2, 2009, regarding Request for Support - Pee Wee Provincial Championship
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

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HERITAGE WEEK 2009 -- 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.

2009 West Vancouver Heritage Achievement Awards
February 13th, 2009
West Vancouver, BC:   The 13th annual Heritage Achievement Awards will be presented Monday February 16th, starting at 7:00pm in the West Vancouver Municipal Hall Council Chambers. The ceremony will form part of the Council Meeting. The Awards Reception and West Vancouver authors' panel will be held on Tuesday February 17th starting at 7:00pm in the Marine Room, Seniors' Activity Centre, located at 695 21st Street.
The awards are presented in honour of individuals, groups, and businesses that have made significant contributions towards ensuring our collective heritage is preserved. This year, seven awards will be presented:
Hugh Hamilton, in recognition of his advocacy and inspirational leadership in the restoration of our natural heritage over many years.
The Land Conservancy of BC, Adrian Archambault, and the Executors of the Binning Estate (Geoffrey Massey, Everhard van Lidth de Jeude, Ronald Patrick Walsh), in recognition of their joint efforts in facilitating the long-term conservation of Binning House through transfer of ownership to the TLC, and the establishment of an endowment fund, to enable its operation as a heritage site for public education and awareness.
Francis Mansbridge, In recognition of the publication of his book, "Hollyburn: The Mountain and the City" which makes a significant contribution to the preservation of West Vancouver's heritage.
Elinor Martin (Author) & Margaret Ramsay (Editor) in recognition of their book, "Celebrating Seventy Years of Ministry 1933-2003: A History of the Parish of St. Christopher".
Dugal Purdie and Lynda Wrigley, in recognition of their sensitive rehabilitation of the 1958 "Dawson House" to accommodate contemporary living requirements, while ensuring the building's long-term conservation in keeping with the original Ron Thom design.
Lorne Rubinoff, in recognition of his faithful stewardship of the architecturally-renowned "Merrick House" over the past 25 years; his respect for the spirit of the house and its natural setting; and for openly sharing his home with others as a work of art and a valuable teaching tool.
The Toby Family, in recognition of their efforts in maintaining the 1962 Toby House in meticulous condition, and for conserving the exterior and interior features of this architecturally-significant house.
> FERRY BUILDING GALLERY:  February 6 - 22  *   "Drawn to the Unknown"
The Ferry Building Gallery is participating in the Spirit of BC with Jane Adams, West Van artist. Her exhibition of paintings, drawings, stories, and poems is on the history of BC, 1800s to present. It focuses on nature.  The launch of her book, same title as the exhibit, is on Feb 6.  Joan McIntyre, MLA, is opening the exhibition Friday, Feb 6 at 6pm.
>  SILK PURSE:  February 17-March 1 "Super Natural BC"
To celebrate BC's heritage and history, the Silk Purse Gallery presents Vern Montgomery a well-known Vancouver artist. He is partial to capturing scenes from the past such as old streets of Vancouver that have long since gone. His paintings show his strong desire to communicate and tell stories of what he sees around him as well as some local history. He has a positive outlook on life, and enjoys making people smile with his art.
             Opening Reception: TUESDAY, February 17th from 6 - 8pm;  FREE, Everyone Welcome
> RESTAURANTS:  Dundarave: Beach House (1912); Red Lion (1913)
>  Also check Library and Park Royal's display; and ask about a heritage discount at West Van Florist (1933)
>  An Evening of Heritage Recognition  --  7pm Tues Feb 17; Srs' Ctr
o  INTRODUCTION of 2009 Heritage Award Winners
o  Panel of Authors of books on WV -- Peter Hall, Elinor Martin, Francis Mansbridge, Elinor Martin, Tom Taylor
o  Questions and Answers; followed by Reception
> Diamond Head Chalet -- A Family's Journey (Sat Feb 21; Museum)
Guest Speaker: Donald Grant
Archivist Historian of the Hollyburn Heritage Society and the Hollyburn Ridge Association
Two showings of the film will run at the Museum from 1:30pm to 3pm and from 3:30pm to 5pm.
In the mid-1940s, three Hollyburn Mountain pioneers, Joan Mathews, Ottar Brandvold, and Emil Brandvold, built beautiful Diamond Head beside Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. During the next three decades, thousands of people visited the lodge to enjoy summer hiking, winter skiing, and the warm hospitality of Joan and the Brandvold brothers. Donald Grant's film, "Diamond Head Chalet -- A Family's Journey" (2008) tells the story of the lodge and the Brandvold/Mathews family. The film features over 200 historic photos and slides, spectacular colour movies from the 1940s, and contemporary video taken during a family reunion at Elfin Lakes in September, 2007.
Descendants of Joan, Ottar, and Emil will be present to answer questions.
Registration is not required for attending this talk, but limited space is available for seating. Admission is by donation.
>  Heritage Week Snowshoe Tour & BBQ
Enjoy an informative snowshoe trek through the snowy mountain forests and meadows on Hollyburn Ridge at Cypress Mountain's Nordic Area.  Included in the tour will be a stop at historic Hollyburn Lodge for a barbecue.
Tour information        Sunday February 22nd  3:30 - 5:30pm
                Reservations required. Please check in at 3pm.
Children eight years and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Booking/cancellation information
Pre booking is required.  Please call the Snowshoe Coordinator at 913 2573 to reserve your place.  Spaces are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.
The tour is free, though a credit card number will be taken to secure the booking.
We require 24 hours' notice for cancellation -- late cancellations are subject to a $15 fee per person.

***  Just heard of a great new word: Bankster -- a combination of banker and gangster.
***  I serendipitously happened upon this ~40-year-old skit featuring the late Dean Martin and Goldie Hawn (during her "dumb blonde" Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In days). The dictionary enters at the 3:19 mark, a musical tribute to AWAD @ 4:41. ;-)

===  QUOTATIONS  ===
Nature can provide for the needs of people; but she can't provide for the greed of people.    -- Gandhi
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
                        --  Kenneth Boulding
Kenneth Ewart Boulding (January 18, 1910 - March 18, 1993) was an economist, educator, peace activist, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. He was cofounder of General Systems Theory and founder of numerous ongoing intellectual projects in economics and social science.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.     --  Albert Einstein
The real cause, the effective one, that makes men lose power is that they have become unworthy to exercise it.
                                -- Alexis de Tocqueville

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.      --  Cicero (1st century BC)
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
                        -- Logan Pearsall Smith
for VALENTINES.......
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.    --  Franklin P. Jones
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.     --  Robert Frost
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.       --  Sir James M. Barrie
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.         --  Henry Louis Mencken

A man wakes up in the emergency room, his face all bloody and bandaged, black eye, broken nose, etc.  When one of the nurses asked him what happened, he said this:
"I asked my wife what she wanted for Valentine's Day. She said she would LOVE something that would go from zero to 200 in TWO SECONDS.  So, I bought her a bathroom scale."