NOTES June 1
Calendar to June 25

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

West Vancouver's Cmnty Day and Centre simply splendid!
=  At Ccl June 15th:  PUBLIC HEARING re 5775 Marine Drive (Takumi Restaurant opposite Thunderbird Marina) to increase seating from 40 to 60.
MAIN ITEMS at Ccl Mtg: Spirit Trail WG mid-term Report; DPA for 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane (Mulgrave School), Public Input; DPA 567/571 Craigmohr Dr (subdivision, watercourse change), Public Input; Heritage Conservation Incentives; Zoning bylaws for Child Care regulations and biz licence bylaws; Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement, 5762 Larson Place; Bd of Variance Apptmt; Correspondence re water/sewer rate increase, Collingwood School DP, CNV re MetroV Draft LWMP, Ambleside landscaping, Horseshoe Bay Redevt.
Vive le Canada (BC+; NS; Ignatieff); ANIMALWATCH (gay penguin couple with chick); from the EDITOR'S DESK; UPDATES (Your MONEY: 2008 Annual Finance Report, (new) Finance Cmte, WGs; Fire Regs; Strategic Planning Process; Gleneagles Clubhouse Banquet "Expressions of Interest"; Brit Props Reservoirs completed)
=  CALENDAR to June 25th; CULTUREWATCH (Music and Theatre)
=  PH/Mtg NOTES June 1st: Public Hearing on Child Care Regulations: WV Cmnty Fdn; 960 Sentinel Dr; Process re Redevt Upland of Sewell's Marina; FINANCE CMTE Terms of Ref (Info to be provided!); Accommodation during Olympics; Garbage Contract (awarded); Bear Smart; WGs; Ccl Rep for Value for Services; 2451 Palmerston
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA June 15th: PH and reg ccl mtg

===  Vive le Canada  ===
+  50th Anniversary of our provincial magazine, Beautiful BC!
+  BC has a new and expanded cabinet -- guess it needs reinforcements to handle the financial/economic crisis......
+ Nova Scotia elects an NDP govt -- for first time, and first time in Maritimes.
+ Eleanor Wachtel interviewed Michael Ignatieff on CBC's Writers & Company on June 7
( http://www.cbc.ca/writersandcompany/audio.html and scroll down to that date to hear the interview).  I didn't know his great grandfather was George Monro Grant and he is also related to George Grant of "Lament for a Nation" fame, so googled for more info:
Michael Grant Ignatieff MP; born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian historian, author, politician, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition in Canada. He has held prominent academic positions at Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Toronto. An award-winning author, he has also worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Ignatieff lived in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 2000. During this time he was a member of the faculty at both Cambridge and Oxford, and worked as a film-maker and political commentator for the BBC. He lived in the United States from 2000 to 2005; there, he was director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy....
Ignatieff was born in Toronto, the son of Russian-born Canadian diplomat George Ignatieff and Alison Grant. His Canadian antecedents include his maternal great-grandfather, George Monro Grant, the 19th century principal of Queen's University. His mother's younger brother was the political philosopher George Grant (1918-1988), author of Lament for a Nation, and his great-aunt was Alice Massey, the wife of Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey. His great-grandfather was Count Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, the Russian Minister of the Interior under Tsar Alexander III, and one of the few Tsarist ministers to have escaped execution by the Bolsheviks. In his book called The Russian Album, Ignatieff explores the importance of memory and obligation to ancestry in the context of his own family's history while rejecting Russian nationalism. Ignatieff is fluent in both English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Russian, the native language of his father.
[from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ignatieff ]

===  ANIMALWATCH  ===  Male penguins raise adopted chick
Humboldt penguin numbers are declining in the wild (file image)
Two "gay" male penguins have hatched a chick and are now rearing it as its adoptive parents, says a German zoo.
The zoo, in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, says the adult males - Z and Vielpunkt - were given an egg which was rejected by its biological parents.  It says the couple are now happily rearing the chick, said to have reached four weeks old. The zoo made headlines in 2005 over plans to "test" the sexual orientation of penguins with homosexual traits.
Three pairs of male penguins had been seen attempting to mate with each other and trying to hatch offspring from stones.  Since the chick arrived, they have been behaving just as you would expect a heterosexual couple to do
Bremerhaven zoo -- The zoo flew in four females in a bid to get the endangered birds to reproduce - but quickly abandoned the scheme after causing outrage among gay rights activists, who accused it of interfering in the animals' behaviour.  The six "gay" penguins remain at the zoo, among them Z and Vielpunkt who are now rearing the chick together after being given the rejected egg.
"Z and Vielpunkt, both males, gladly accepted their 'Easter gift' and got straight down to raising it," said a zoo statement....
-- the rest at:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8081829.stm

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
                -- ceding space to Updates!  read below.....  

===  UPDATES  ===
=  2008 Annual Report Now Available
Monday, June 08  -- The 2008 Annual Report is now available online.
A public meeting will be held on June 22nd at 7pm in the Council Chamber to present the Annual Report and to receive comment from interested residents.
The Annual Report will be also available for inspection at the Finance Department in Municipal Hall.
2008 Draft Annual Report (PDF 3.8 MB)
Read More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=18852
=  The (New) Finance Committee (all Ccl)
All Ccl is the FCmte.  It will provide recommendations regarding the budget, financial policy, and process issues to West Vancouver District Council [ie, themselves].  First mtg announced June 16 for first mtg at 9am Thurs June 18.   (See Calendar)
Read More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=2884
~ Value for Services Working Group
The first meeting will be held Tuesday, June 23 in the Main Floor Conference Room at Municipal Hall.
Council Member - 
Michael Lewis  
Citizen Members - Alex Tunner, Graham Nicolls, Paul Tutsch, Steve Wilson, Gordon Lancaster
Staff Liaison - 
Richard Laing (Director of Finance), Barbara Wood (Manager of Financial Reporting), Pascal Cuk (Legislative Services Clerk)
Purpose  The purpose of this working group is to review the cost realities associated with existing municipal services; conduct a public education process on the costs of municipal services; and conduct a public process on possible service level adjustments for the 2010 Budget, in combination with a Three Year Financial Plan for the years 2010 through 2012.
Duties  The members of the working group will review existing District service levels and their costs, and will conduct a process for public review of the relative support for existing service levels, with a view to recommending service level adjustments in future budget deliberations.
Draft Terms of Reference: http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Committees_and_Groups/Working_Groups/Value_for_Services/DRAFT_TERMS_OF_REFERENCE_VALUE_FOR_SERVICES_WORKING_GROUP.PDF
~ Strategic Planning Working Group
The next meeting will take place June 18 at 5:30pm in the Cedar Room on the third floor of the Community Centre.
Council Member - not yet appointed
Citizen Members - Betty Poaps, Christine Banham, Louise Donovan, Maggie Pappas, Mehdi Pouladin, Peter Lambur, Tom Wardell
Staff Liaison - Brent Leigh (Deputy CAO), Pascal Cuk (Legislative Services Clerk)
This Working Group will advance the public consultation of the high level Strategic Plan, and provide periodic updates to Council.  Ten resident positions are open.  The term will be from May to September, 2009. 
For more info: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=17162
Draft Terms of Reference:
+  Outdoor Fire, Barbecue, and Smoking Regulations
With warmer and drier weather upon us there comes an added risk of outdoor fires.  A coastal fire ban has been imposed by the Ministry of Forests for all fires other than campfires.
West Vancouver's Fire Protection and Emergency Response Bylaw and Parks Bylaws do not allow outdoor fires on public lands such as beaches and parks or private property other than those fuelled by propane or natural gas.  Propane and charcoal barbecues are allowed on public and private property, however as the summer season progresses, watch for signs posted at certain parks banning all barbecues.  Smoking is banned in ALL parks and wooded areas due to the fire risk.  Having an illegal fire or disposing of a cigarette butt on public property can net a fine of one hundred dollars or more. It is important that we all practise fire prevention so everyone can enjoy our beautiful parks and beaches.  More Information: Fire Protection and Emergency Response Bylaw No. 3869, 1994 ; Parks Regulation Bylaw No. 3110, 1984 ; Summer Fire & Life Safety Tips 
With summer comes the increased chance of fire outdoors due to a discarded cigarette butt.
If you are a smoker or invite smokers to your home, please ensure they properly extinguish their cigarette or cigar in an ashtray and not throw the butt over a balcony railing.  That butt could land on someone else's balcony and start a fire either in a planter or other storage. That fire could grow, break through the balcony door glass and enter the suite.  The fire department sees a marked increase in this type of fire this time of year and encourages you to practise safe smoking.  Thank you for your cooperation and should you have questions or wish to report a careless smoker, please phone 925 7370.
Read More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=18880 ; http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=17440
+  Strategic Planning Update --  Details: westvancouver.ca/strategicplan
Throughout 2009, the District will be developing a community-based Strategic Plan, expecting to achieve:
A long-term Vision for the Community; Clarity of Mission for the District; A set of long-term community goals; A Financial Plan that enables those goals; A measurement system to ensure the District is achieving those goals For details, please visit westvancouver.ca/strategicplan 
Public Consultation - Next Steps
Open Space Dialogue sessions were held. Five key topics arose from those sessions, and a set of questions were developed for residents to further explore at two World Cafes held on June 3rd and June 5th, and at Community Day:
                Environmental Stewardship
                Community Vibrancy
                Social Services and Diversity
                Housing and Neigbourhoods
                Economic Stability
If you were not able to share your thoughts, it's not too late to provide your input! Please visit the online forum to review the questions and provide your feedback.  The next steps will be to develop goals identified by the community and specific action plans to support them.  We want to hear from you. There will be a number of opportunities for the community to contribute to and participate in the development of the Strategic Plan including an online forum.   
+ Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse Restaurant Operations/Banquet Hall Services
The District of West Vancouver invites submissions of Expressions of Interest from established companies interested in operating a restaurant and providing banquet hall services at the newly constructed Gleneagles Golf Clubhouse.  This is a unique and exciting opportunity in the spectacular setting of the Gleneagles Golf Course. This attractive new building features a 250-seat banquet hall, 50-seat restaurant, 1250sf dance floor and 1000sf covered outdoor patio overlooking Larson Bay. The building's specifications and design drawings can be viewed here.  A formal RFP process was undertaken in 2008, however that process has concluded without a contract award.  DWV is now in a position to receive Expressions of Interest and negotiate a contract with an established service provider.....
Read mores: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=18878
Submissions will be received up until June 26. An Expression of Interest may be made by phone, fax, mail, or email:  Clay Nelson, CPPB, Manager, Construction & Contracts, Expression of Interest EOI 09 14, 3755 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver, BC, V7S 3E7  Tel: 925 7062 / Fax: 925 5959  Email: cnelson@westvancouver.ca
+ Two New Water Reservoirs Completed Ahead of Schedule
Earlier this month, both the Bonnymuir and Craigmohr reservoirs located in the British Properties were commissioned - just in time to meet increasing demand as summer weather is upon us. The reservoirs were scheduled to be completed in mid-July, but thanks to the hard work of staff and the contractor, the reservoirs are operational a month and a half early.  Read the rest of the story: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=19082

===  CALENDAR to June 25th  ===
Dundarave Farmers' Market Saturdays 10 to 4pm
Ambleside Farmers' Market (13th & Bellevue) Sundays 10 to 3pm
[Pls note a) that all mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise and b) with such a long gap between ccl mtgs and WVMs along with often no or v short notice of mtgs on the DWV website, this section, while hoping to be, cannot possibly be complete.  Please check wrt cmtes and WGs that are of interest to you.]
Late on DWV's so missing from last Calendar: Wed June 10 Strategic Planning WG at 5pm
=  Mon June 15th  ~ 3:30pm ~ WVPB Finance Cmte mtg in WVPD Boardroom
=  Wed June 17th 
        ~  6pm ~ Child Care WG [MOVED to June 23]
        ~  6:30pm ~ Nbrhd Visioning Workshop and Consultation at Srs' Ctr
        ~  7pm ~ Bd of Variance
        ~  7pm ~ Library Board (at Library)
~ 7pm, repeating 8:30pm ~ from WV Historical Society newsletter:
"Diamond Head Chalet: A Family's Journey"
Guest speaker: Donald Grant, Archivist Historian of the Hollyburn Heritage Society and Hollyburn Ridge Association.
On the June 17th, Hollyburn Heritage Society archivist/historian, Donald Grant, will be presenting the video, "Diamond Head Chalet: A Family's Journey" at the West Vancouver Seniors' Centre. The first show will start at 7pm. There will be a second show at 8:30pm.
The 56-minute video includes rare 16 mm colour movie film shot in Garibaldi Provincial Park during the 1940s, many photos and slides taken during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, and video of the Brandvold/Mathews/Gambioli family reunion at the Diamond Head Chalet site in September, 2007.
Garibaldi Provincial Park was established in 1927.  Its many outstanding peaks and glaciers have made it a mountaineers' paradise attracting many visitors, none more than the Brandvold brothers, Ottar and Emil, and Joan Mathews.  During the late 1950s and '40s, Ottar and Emil built a number of cabins on Hollyburn.  Joan was an active skier and Hollyburn cabin owner.
In the early 1940s, Joan, Ottar, and Emil formed a partnership and worked out a plan to build a number of mountain chalets in Garibaldi Provincial Park, linked together by trails.  During summer seasons they searched for the best building sites and ultimately chose Elfin Lakes as the location of their first chalet.  (Plans to build other chalets in the provincial park never materialized.)  At first, horses were used to drag logs and other supplies along a rough mountain track to the building site.  Later a road was built to bring in the guests and supplies.
By the late 1940s, Diamond Head Lodge was open and attracting local, national, and international visitors.
During the next three decades thousands visited the lodge.  Summer hikers and back-country skiers explored the compelling landscape that surrounded Elfin Lakes. In the early 1970s the Brandvolds retired and BC Parks took over ownership of Diamond Head Chalet.
After the Brandvolds left, BC Parks took no interest in Diamond Head Lodge and it has slowly deteriorated until it is now probably unrestorable.  However, BC Parks did construct an A-frame hut near the lodge as modest accommodation.  It doesn't have that awesome mountain feeling of the Brandvolds' lodge.
= Thurs June 18th               ~  9am ~ NEW Finance Cmte mtg (all of Ccl!)
                        ~  4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte -- CANCELLED
                        ~  5:30pm ~ Spirit Trail WG
                        ~  5:30pm ~ Strategic Planning WG at Cmnty Ctr
                        ~  6pm ~ NSh Family/Youth Justice Cmte at DNV M Hall
~ 7 - 9pm ~ Transforming Natural Capital at BC Museum of Mining, Britannia Beach
                Opening Reception -- RSVP 604 896 2233 x0
Official opening night of this summer-long photography series by Lions Bay photographer Lawrence Hislop, documenting the BC Mining Industry.  His work is complemented by "Submerged" a series of sculptural art forms created from glass and iron, by Jiena Morosoff.  This art exhibition showcases local and regional artists exploring our relationship with the evolving nature of mining and mined materials.  Enjoy this spectacular exhibit 7 days a week from 9am - 4:30pm until August 31.  See poster: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/168996/fe7787cef5/257344/172c3b52e4/ and website for more: http://www.bcmuseumofmining.org/
=  Sun June 21st
        Dundarave Porsche Show and Ride -- 10am to 1pm
One day, 50-plus Porsches, 50 great rides up Cypress Mountain. Proceeds go to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.  For more information, visit www.showandride.ca
=  Tues June 23rd
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Value for Services WG
        ~ 6pm ~ Child Care Services WG
=  Wed June 24th
        ~ 1:30pm ~  Arts and Cultural Facilities WG
~ 6:30pm ~ Composting in Bear Country: Coexisting on the Edge of a Rainforest
Join popular compost expert Ryan Nassichuk and Bear Aware's Christine Miller at M Hall to learn simple things you can do to create compost without attracting bears.  You will get an overview of bear behaviour, bear attractants, and human-bear conflict prevention, AND learn to create healthy, odourless compost without attracting bears. 
Admission is free but space is limited; register at 604 990 3755. The GardenSmart Workshop Series is jointly presented by the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the North Shore Edible Garden Project, and the North Shore Recycling Program.  Visit gardensmart.ca for details. 
=  Thurs June 25th
        ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Spirit Trail WG
        ~ 5:30pm ~ WV Police Board mtg at WV Police Boardroom

- for Events and Programs: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=5
- for Event Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
>  Fridays English Corner ~ 10 - 11:30am ~ practise English conversation [June 19, 26]
+  West Vancouver Library Foundation
2009 Mallet Masters Croquet Tournament
An exclusive fundraiser for the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation
Friday, June 19th, 2 pm at the Ambleside Greens Golf Course.
Hampton's White Dress Code * Welcome Reception * Live Music * Championship Cocktail Party * White Glove Dinner Service * Silent & Live Auction
+ Thurs June 25 Philosophers' Café: Friendship
How intentional and transparent could and should you be in selecting friends? 10:30am-12:30pm in the Elizabeth Musto Room.  Admission: $5.00
 +  June 26  + Free Friday Night Concert
The West Vancouver Memorial Library is pleased to host the Red Stick Ramblers for this year's Vancouver International Jazz Festival performance at the library.  Hailing from Baton Rouge Louisiana, this eclectic five-piece mixes up traditional Cajun, western swing, zydeco, blues, and old-school jazz. Seating is limited so come early and enjoy refreshments by the Friends of the Library.  Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30.
For more information: www.westvanlibrary.ca or call 925 7402

*** PAINTERS' LANDING -- every Saturday & Sunday through October 4 from 9am-5pm
Artists and photographers creating and selling art outdoors on Ambleside Landing, foot of 14th Street, next to the Ferry Building gallery
=  June 9 - 28 =   "I Am More Than My Day Job"
        a mixed media exhibition of art by District of West Vancouver Employees

+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
=  June 16 - 28  "Landscapes Clear & Radiant"
Landscape art depicts scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather usually is an element of the composition. Landscape painting was the chief artistic creation of the nineteenth century and today continues to be highly sought after for the art viewer and collector. Join watercolour artists Enda Bardell, Vicki Canada, Peggy Shannon, and Carole Wilson to view their landscape collection.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY June 16th from 6 - 8pm
= CAROUN PHOTO CLUB from 7 to 9pm Wednesday June 17
        Photos from "Africa" by Allen Bargen, CAPA Vice President / RPC President
        (CPC monthly meetings: Each third Wednesday of the month during the year at Silk Purse Gallery)
+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
***  The Spring-Summer issue of "The Torch" is now available via Branch 60's website: to view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access: http://www.westvan60.com/Images/The%20Torch%20Newsletter%20-%20Spring-Summer%202009.pdf
The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested.  Please contact Legion for info 922 3587
We hope you will be able to come on down to the WV Legion on Saturday, June 27th for a Western-Themed Fundraiser for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.  Both live and silent auctions, a barbecued dinner in the lounge, and live music and dancing are all part of the festivities!  Please dress in western apparel!
Tix are now available for sale behind the bar.  The deadline for purchase is Monday, June 22nd at 6pm.

+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/
Simon Scott  ---  The Architecture of Photography
Opening reception June 23 from 7pm -- Exhibition runs from June 24 to August 22
This exhibition profiles the photography of Simon Scott, who studied architecture and graphic design in England before emigrating to Canada in the 1960s. Over the last three decades he photographed numerous buildings, homes and interiors, including the work of renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson and more recently the B.C. Binning house, for books and international magazines. This first solo exhibition of Scott's photography showcases the region's rich, innovative and iconic built-forms.
o  To see a list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
o  To see the electronic newsletter, the address is http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com.
o  Getting onto the mail list: the simplest method is to call the box office (604 913 3634) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
June 19 and 20 at 7:30pm -- National Thyroid Awareness Benefit Performance

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com/
The new board of directors, just elected:
Gary MUSSATTO, President; Nicole GARTON-JONES, 1st Vice President; Andrew POTTINGER, 2nd Vice President; Gabrielle LOREN, Treasurer; Linda SWAIN, Secretary; Rick AMANTEA, Park Royal; Mark BALLARD, Re/Max; Jason BOWMAN, Jason, BC Ferries Services Inc.; Graham FANE, Capilano University; Doug FOOT, Doug, North Shore News; Gordon HOLLEY, Bookkeeping Express; Ted MacCORMAC, MacCormac & Company; Megan SEWELL, Sewell's Marina; Luis SOPENA, Caulfeild Assn; Aaron VAN PYKSTRA, North Shore Outlook
EX-OFFICIO: Michael EVISON, Council Liaison; Haleh KESHAVARZ-ALEXANDER, Past President
EX-OFFICIO: Tom YOUNG, Executive Director; Leagh GABRIEL, Operations Manager
+   VSO's Carmina Burana June 13 and 15!
+  Gamelan Alligator Joy: Vancouver gamelan ensemble performs new works by Andreas Kahre, Michael O'Neill, Mark Parlett, Gary McFarlane, and Sam Salmon.  VanDusen Botanical Garden, 9pm June 21st (ph 737 1632)
*   At the Deep Cove Stage, Everything in the Garden by Edward Albee June 11 - 27 (tix 929 3200).
+  Bard on the Beach in the big tent -- see www.bardonthebeach.org and/or phone 739 0559. 
Othello opened Thurs June 4, Comedy of Errors June 13.
Bob Frazer as Iago dominates Othello. The creative imagination and off-the-wall sense of fun and silliness is in full flower in David Mackay's direction of Comedy of Errors.  Ryan Biel (one of the Dromios) is the actor to watch.  The first half is funnier (even Shakespeare makes an appearance) -- guess b/c of the many instances of mistaken identity -- but the last half has its moments and the very last scene is rousing (no, I'm not going to spoil it by telling you about it).  FUN!  Get your tix asap b/c it's sure to sell out quickly just as Twelfth Night did last summer.
Les Miz is at the Stanley until at least July 19 (tix 687 1644); and United Players' The Soldiers' Fortune runs Thurs to Sun at the Jericho Arts Ctr (1675 Discovery) to June 28 (224 8007, tix $12 - $16)

===  Ccl NOTES June 1st  ===
A/M = Acting Mayor Shannon Walker, Mayor still away Sweden then FCM in Whistler
A/M SW: Mayor G-J still in Sweden so I'll be acting mayor tonight -- Ms Scholes
{who intro'd PH}
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4579, 2009 (regarding child care regulations); Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4596, 2009 (regarding child care operation requirements) and Proposed Development Variance Permit Policy (regarding guidelines for evaluating applications for development variance permits for child care facilities in residential zones) (File:  1610-20-4579 /1610-20-4596 / 2620-08)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant: The District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: The proposed regulations regarding child care uses apply to residential, commercial, mixed use, public assembly and community use zones.
Purpose: The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment updates regulations for child care uses in West Vancouver.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment:
Definitions for child care and related uses are updated and streamlined, and consequential amendments are made to the Zoning Bylaw and inconsistencies removed.
For residential areas, the proposed bylaw reduces the maximum number of children allowed in a child care facility in a single family home from 20 (existing bylaw) to 16 (proposed). The following requirements are also added for Child Care facilities of [nine] to 16 children in single family homes:
(a) on residential lots that are abutting or directly across the street from a community facility site (school, park, community centre, or place of worship):
One off-street parking space for every six child care spaces; and
Outdoor play structures and equipment for a child care facility must be sited a minimum of four feet from all lot lines in all single family (R.S.) and duplex (R.T.) zones.
(b) on all other residential lots:
One off-street parking space for every four child care spaces;
The child care facility must be located a minimum distance of 600 feet from any other existing child care facility of more than eight children in a single family home;
The single family home in which the child care facility is operated must be occupied by the operator or a staff person of the child care facility; and
Outdoor play structures and equipment for the child care facility must be sited a minimum of four feet from all lot lines in all single family (R.S.) and duplex (R.T.) zones.
For commercial areas, the proposed bylaw provides for child care as an allowed use in commercial areas (not currently allowed in the existing Zoning Bylaw).
The proposed bylaw also:
allows child care as a use in the common amenity spaces of multifamily buildings;
updates regulations for child care in public assembly and community use zones and provides consistency across community use zones where child care facilities are allowed.
While not required as part of the public hearing process:
for convenience as the bylaw amendments are related, all persons who wish to provide comment on the Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005 Amendment Bylaw No. 4596, 2009 (which requires neighbour notification and submission of a traffic management plan prior to receiving a business licence for a child care operation of more than [eight] children in a single family home) will be given an opportunity to be heard; and
all persons who wish to provide comment on the proposed Development Variance Permit Policy for child care uses (which provides guidelines for Council consideration of variances to requirements for parking and siting of outdoor play equipment for child care uses of over [eight] children in a single family home) will be given an opportunity to be heard.
3. Public Hearing Procedure Acting Mayor Walker described the procedure
1) Reports received up to May 28, 2009:
West Vancouver Child Care Regulations - Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4579, 2009, Proposed Development Variance Permit Policy, and Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005 Amendment Bylaw No. 4596, 2009; April 14, 2009 (rec'd May 4)
2) Correspondence received up to May 28, 2009: none.
On May 4, 2009 Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on May 24 and May 27, 2009.
Sokol: District staff and the Child Care WG has been working on this.  Leanne Sexsmith will make the presentation.
LS: brought forward to update the bylaws; fills needs and provides childcare options
[Provided overview, background for past two years]
In a nbrhd a home with 20 chn and few regulations while at same time shortage in cmnty.
Child Care Services WG appointed; review, needs assessment, regulations in other Ms, etc
First and foremost regulated by prov; they allow eight in any home.
These recommendations to address our needs.
Opp in schools, etc; Gordon House in Amb with prov funding will open in fall.
Recognized one strategy alone wd not meet all needs
residential areas, the smallest role
range of options and locations
[Slides.  Went through regulations for sgl-fam areas, ideal b/c close to parks but require nbrhd sensitivity; reduction to 16 from 20; limited parking; religious facilities and amenities]
For flexibility guidelines hv bn provided for Ccl's consideration
traffic flow, parking plan, environmental sensitivity
Consider commercial areas
bylaws consistent, schools and churches
Develop a resource package for child care operators, update
sustainability of life
Sop: Mr Sokol 600ft..... in Amb wd bring up to 2000
difficult to put a daycare in ev block
Sokol: yes, the Cclr is correct, 600ft requirement limits to one per block
child care is not v profitable biz, ppl will not be buying houses in WV to operate a biz; not going to happen in ev block
for those who do want to make sure fit in with sgl-fam nbrhd
limited to one per block
Sop: if 600 ft, licensing describes 90m for notification, why?
is it my understanding, existing daycares that are 20 are grandfathered?
Sokol: yes, can continue to operate even with adoption of new bylaw
will ask staff, don't know why notification changed.
LS: when consulted with Mgr of Permits and Bylaws, told standard notification is 90m so went with that
ME: have a number of questions I'll raise later on when Ccl debate after the PH; had one Cclr Sop asked, and that was grandfathering.
{SSch referred to the correspondence received for the PH}
Jason Rohrick: here on behalf of Deanne Cardwell and Angela Wu (sps?) as their legal counsel so permitted ten minutes to speak, is this correct?
A/M SW: Ms Scholes, is that correct?
SSch, MClk: for the purposes of the PH, correct, Madam Mayor.
JR: and I have brought copies of my written submission
in a nutshell, the existing bylaw is bad b/c in it Ccl delegated its policy-making discretion to the nbrs for licences.  It received good legal advice that it ought not to do that, but if the legal advice had been fully good, this bylaw wd not have been severed from those provisions, rather Ccl wd hv bn starting from a fresh page, b/c by severing the provisions it merely ceased abdicating its policy-making powers to the nbrhd and instead redelegated them in my submission wrongfully back to itself under its licensing power.
The reduction of the number of chn in a residential area from 20 down to 16 does not fix this problem.
There shd be no grandfathering.
Confining my argument to sgl-fam areas:
A: WV's historical zoning approach to daycare, two kinds: in home, five or less; and cmnty daycare within pre-existing facilities
Both are consistent with pre-existing uses. -- five or eight is consistent with a large family; cd be anticipated buying by a large family; church or cmnty ctr known too
They don't alter the nbrhd
B: unlawful delegating re policy-making
Ccl cannot delegate its policy-making powers to staff; cannot even back to itself under the guise of administrative powers to grant permits in individual circumstances
why? one: protections to public of open hearings and public debate are not present; and two, it's a formula for arbitrariness b/c licences are granted on a one-by-one basis, whereas bylaws are made in relation to everyone within a zoning district.
Nor can Ccl delegate its policy-making powers to the nbr of a permit application
Bn repeatedly articulated by the Supreme Court of Canada, and courts, ... due process to be substantively fair
it's for you folks to make policy, use in a specific zone, bylaws apply equally to everyone
otherwise rule of law replaced by unprincipled arbitrary use of power on one-off basis, formula for mischief and inconsistency, ppl not know what to expect
the bylaw is illegal b/c decision in hands of nbrs
did NOT fix fundamental flaw
severing the notice requirement merely replaced one improper delegate, nbr, for another, itself.
Reducing number of chn from 20 to 16 is not going to fix that problem
same problem: institutional use in middle of nbrhd
Severing nbrs' approval did not fix, made it worse
.....whole thing shd hv been struck, shd hv gone back to drawing board
a daycare with 20 chn is not a residential use in a sgl-fam nbrhd
inconsistent with what adjacent property owners wd reasonably expect
changes shd not be imposed on a nbrhd arbitrarily.....
entire existing bylaw invalid
deal with this comprehensive or spot-zoning bylaw
ppl don't expect 16 in their nbrhd
think of it as a restaurant -- have a glass of wine at home vs restaurant; cars, congestion
3200 diffused evenly? not place of market to decide good policy, your job
grandfathering inappropriate, come back ev year for 20
leave my submission
A/M SW: any questions?
ME: prov govt allows up to eight chn?
JR: understand it was five, now eight
justification is can expect to live next to a house with eight chn but 16 chn being brought and dropped off is different.
Nicole Navaretti (sp?): mother of three, three, four, and seven; we need more places for daycare
I'm a former banker and an early child care educator
v expensive, need, and this bylaw wd address this
{A/M SW asked three times for further public input; MS moved the recommendation PH closed.}
Sop: in light of my major concern
recall trying to address close proximity of two daycares
in spite of good bylaw, haven't addressed original problem; in view of hearing from solicitor advisable not close PH till due course on this issue?
Sokol: don't believe new info or anything staff has not addressed or cd request staff to respond to what was presented this evening; happy to do so if Ccl wd like or cd close the PH
MS: believe we shd move ahead, given public chance to comment; regulations skillfully presented by Ms Sexsmith pointed out there has to be 600ft between daycare ctrs in a residential zone; and there are numerous other requirements in a residential zone
primary focus will be on parks, schools, and public spaces
residential is third component
these bylaws clean up the lack of regulation, tight and specific notification re parking, drop off,
think changes excellent and we shd move ahead.
Sop: don't discount desire to move forward with childcare, do have an issue with original intense commercialism -- two ppl came forward who said this commercialism across the street from us
That started the ball rolling
what response to these two
no answer to severing, not throwing bylaw out
if application prior to this bylaw, still right to go ahead
another one across the street be allowed to proceed
need confirmation there will not be a second daycare across the street
720 and 717 Anderson Cr
Sokol: on Anderson Cr, the existing daycare will be allowed to continue as a grandfathered legal use
The one across the street withdrew their application
shd the bylaw be adopted wd be a new application; doesn't meet 600ft setback so wd not be allowed
Sop: Mgr of bylaws/services wrt Evergreen Daycare, whatever came up wd not be enforceable....
cannot retroactively enforce the bylaw; so across the street b/c of new bylaw
Sokol: yes; believe mgr of bylaws made that when original
they have withdrawn that applic; new wd apply so can't have a daycare in that place
ML: re grandfathering, as chn cycle through the bylaw, 18? or remain at 20 forever?
Sokol: 20 forever; permitted use
ML: distance is as the crow flies so not likely a daycare on street A and street next to it going up the hill, so never going to get one on every block
LS: .... as crow flies around the existing perimeter
ML: one on Inglewood not on Jefferson
Acting Mayor SW: I'm going to have the last word on this; excited we're getting going on this
took two years since crisis at Cedardale
Moved THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
CLOSED [7:47]
MClk: PH has closed so can move to regular ccl mtg
A/M SW: complicated
ML: I move be approved as amended as written
{wch means that this info was NOT said for ppl to hear; got this from DWV website later:
* adding report for Item 4 titled "Request for Reconsideration of Remedial Action Resolution 960 Sentinel Drive";
* adding report for Item 6 titled "Finance Committee Terms of Reference";
* adding report for Item 11 titled "Terms of Reference for New Working Groups: Strategic Planning; Transportation Plan; and Value for Services";
* moving item 8 to Item 13.1 in the Consent Agenda}
[nothing said!]
SSch: apologize; we have on table a report, item added just at beginning of the mtg, not on list, and wd be included in the amended agenda
SW: wd like to ask Ms Mooi to make an announcement
Mooi: v plsed to announce Ambleside Park was a winner in the category of favourite NSh park and cmnty space by the readers of the NShNews.  Thank readers and NSN for this lovely plaque we were presented with.
2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES  --   No items presented.
3. H. Vanee, Chair, WV Community Foundation, regarding WV Cmnty Fdn Update (File: 0055-20- WVCF1)
HV: thank you for opp; bring you up to date; first introduce the directors and you'll notice none of them will be in need of daycare
[NAMED them and they stood up]
thank you for coming tonight
Always a pleasure to
distributed to charitable causes; invest gifts received; to worthwhile
have distributed more than $2M; students; many and diverse groups --
downturn, last fall first time not able to distribute and this year $40K but requests were $113K
almost irresistible to ask for donations but know the reason I'm here so won't
spirit when cmnties feel ... for everyone
support cmnty events, such as a sustainable conference at Cap U
... Cmnty Fdns across Canada
bring ppl together, new ideas/ideals
principles: understand cmnty, partnership, building cmnty assets
offer opps to everyone; meet needs, challenges today and in future -- your cmnty fdn
A/Mayor: Thanks, Helen
ME: don't want to talk about donations but if I did how wd we get in contact with you
HV: we have a website
Ans: www.westvanfoundation.com
click on Canada Helps on line -- credit card, chq, tax deductible, or come see me at 1846 MDr
HV: or...
ME:-- HV: --
A/M: what were the $40K in grants?
Ans: Meals on Wheels, Boys' Choir, Schizophrenic, xxxx
A/M: okay, sample
MS: if citizen wanted to donate in a specific area
HV: absolutely; express interest, that's where dividends will be directed
a wide range of groups apply; cmnty, seniors; that's where the money is directed
TP: no question we're a better place b/c of the Cmnty Fdn; thank you and your board
[TYVM to applause]
4. Reconsideration of Remedial Action Order 960 Sentinel Drive (File:  1605 01)
                Information to be provided.
RM: My name is Roger MacAfee [sp?], lawyer
knew Mr Smood, he asked if [I'd help]....
ask if this can be adjourned to give me time, to the next mtg June 15
Sop: what wd be the reason for reconsideration
Ans: if I had all that now, I'd give it to you
he has sent a letter, I was not involved in it, had I been I'd have put more bits and pieces
fall ... know you wd have .....
Mr Smood has been a resident for 40 years, don't think two weeks....
Sop: I'll make a motion to defer to next ccl mtg
A/M: seconder?
another motion?
ML: make motion to reaffirm, completion by June 6
RM: do I have an opp to speak?
[a loud NO]
RM, incredulous: you're kidding!
MS: may be some middle ground; wait until Cclr Sop
A/M: repeat; Cclr Sop was distracting me
MS: maybe need a bullhorn
he's only got five days; maybe give him another 14 to 21 days
offer Mr MacAfee to meet with him how to....
perhaps Cclr Lewis extend
A/M: just extending completion of work, not the motion
ML: been a long long time; certainly enough time to put up a gate
I'd be supportive of a friendly amendment ...
CAO: if we cd have bylaw; does not change the intent of the motion
Liz H (Bylaw Ofcr): as long as the word is extension
MS: to June 21st, that's an extra 15 days
A/M: and seconder
Sop: reason not original motion, felt there shd be some leeway......
realization the end has come and have to make some choices
flexibility .... assistance -- what avenue can you take best for you
relationship to moving companies or junk moving companies
favourable to allowing more time
SSch: confirm remediation motion and the date for completion of work be extended to June 21st 2009
ML: Madam Clerk the fact that that's a Sunday a problem?
Sokol: no, enables staff to report at Monday mtg 22nd
A/M: Madam Clerk, is Mr MacAfee allowed to say anything?
MClk: if Ccl so wishes
A/M: I'm going to call the question and let him have the two weeks
So, thank you, Mr. MacAfee.
5. Revised Public Consultation Process for Proposed OCP Amendment for the redevelopment of the upland portion Sewell's Marina (6695 Nelson Avenue) in Horseshoe Bay (File:  1010-20-09-015)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the District lead proposed public consultation process for redevelopment of 6695 Nelson Avenue in Horseshoe Bay described in the May 20, 2009 report ... be approved.
A/M: Mr Sokol, are you going to speak to this?
Sokol: can make a brief presentation...   met; proceed through District-led as outlined in staff report
[ME made motion]
ML: District-led or lead?
Sokol: led

6. Finance Committee Terms of Reference (File:  0116-20-FIN)
                Information to be provided.
MS: We have a report from CAO on the proposed new FCmte, chaired, all hopeful of good things happening b/c you're the chairman.  Move Cmte and TofRef attached dated May 29 be approved PASSED
{This was jaw-dropping!  We were left sitting there with no mbr names and no idea what the TofRef were.  More on this in next issue!}

7. 2010 Winter Games - Non-Enforcement of Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Temporary Residential Accommodation (File: 1605-01)
1. Council receive the report titled 2010 Winter Games - Non-Enforcement of Zoning Bylaw Regulations for Temporary Residential Accommodation for consideration.
2. Council provide staff with direction to prepare the necessary Bylaw amendments to the Business Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2005 to provide for temporary accommodation in residential zones.
3. Council provide staff with direction to prepare a report recommending an Order of Non-enforcement of Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1068, section 110, amending the definition of "Lodger" to permit stays of [fewer] than 29 days.
ME: self-defeating
Sop: right now you're allowed two lodgers
how is it without kitchen facilities; what's difference if owner wants to rent for a month?
today no need for licence
for Olympics have to buy a biz licence -- no diff except for biz licence
I'm with Cclr Ev, duplicating the service
Sokol: two things will be v different
1 - our regulations are only for lodgers of 29 days or longer so for less time at least have to have a temp amendment of bylaw for under 29 days
2 - apparent many more going on than now and thing more issues, and think safety issue -- maintain health and safety ... b/c of enforcement ... inspections
A/M: other Ms?
Liz: some to some, other, not at all, Vanc allows ......
A/M: need add'l staff?
Liz H: spread over time think we can handle with existing staff
Sop: if we have this newfound, has a lot of merit, are those same requirements put to all those homeowners have same ....
Liz H: don't do inspections
ME: what's the difference?
I used the word snooping; I'll repeat it
we're relaxing a bylaw and if don't do .... three months
then for next few years .....  has to be a simpler way
Liz H: lodgers must have a min of 29, not one day or two, Residential Tenancy Act protects them; these will not be protected, quick turnover; nor is the cmnty protected in any way
different in that way, not anticipating long term; only period of Games
lodgers or boarders be protected longer and have RTA
TP: we've never had this before b/c we really don't know how the cmnty will be impacted so good
MS: as usual I agree with Cclr Panz
most ppl in WV like to do things according to ....
welcome to come, take out a biz licence, enjoy ambiance, do according to rules
all this motion is going to do is have staff come back with proposed bylaws and we shd at least take that step and deal with it intelligently
Sop: agree with Cclr Smith; duplication until I saw ...[ Liz ]
ME: not sure I always agree with Cclr Smith; encourage staff in an easier version.
8. Award of Contract for Garbage and Organics Collection Services (File:  1775-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated May 28, 2009 from the Director, Engineering & Transportation ...  be received for information.
9. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
Withdraw: 1, 4, 5; approved remove 10 after we deal with 11 through 14; then 1, 4, 5
10. Bear Smart Program Update (File:  2150-24): report from the Community Forester for info.
Mooi: now getting enquiries about bears; invite Corinne Ambor and Bill McCuaig to describe WV practices
BMcC: ... numbers reduced ... offer education and awareness ... Police now get some training
Black Bear NSh Network; Conservation Officers full partners
three most imp ingredients: accept by public, courage of ccl to accept, Larry McHale answers day and night
TP: question on animal-proof waste mgmt
wonder how you're going to be rolling that out
if you get calls, know garbage no 1 attractant; is there a process? warning a couple of times?
BMcC: missed the question -- waste?
TP; putting out in morning
BMcC: in effect and it seems to be working
TP: how can we do a better job; first make sure garbage not put out till 5:30am
human conflict mgmt plan
am thinking of Upper Lands and Rodgers Crk, some stipulation bearproof containers since up
CA: bylaw approved last year; work with Bill and Larry and bylaw ofcr if putting out before they shd, removes attractant of food
wrt bearproof cans, that cd be brought into place as those new devts come into play
wd be looking at this in future
ME: cd you tell me what prog we cd/shd hv to allow ppl to know who they shd call and what they shd do? info in Tidings? what other mediums?
CA: we've had something in Tidings in April and will have another in June; what to do if encounter a bear
also have a page on the website at westvancouver.com/bears
TP: what's the coal for a bear aware
ML laughing
BMcC: : .....  no bearsmart cmnties in BC yet
hope to be first one; if you're not a bearsmart cmnty, lethal tool only one allowed
bearsmart, that is allowed ....
11. Update on New Working Groups: Strategic Planning; Strategic Transportation Plan; and Value for Services (File:  0117-01)  Information to be provided.
{See Updates}
12. Appointment of Council Representative to the Value for Services WG (File:  0117-01)
                RECOMMENDED: THAT Councillor Lewis be appointed
13. Development Permit Application No. 08-002 for 2451 Palmerston Avenue (to provide for watercourse protection and allow for a variance to the zoning bylaw) (File: 1010-20-08-002)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated May 22, 2009 from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits ... be received for consideration on Monday June 22.
14. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Correspondence received up to May 22, 2009
Requests for Delegation
(1) P. Hundal, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, May 24, 2009, regarding Proposal to Amend OCP to Designate Nelson Creek/Eagle Creek Area as a Park
                Referred to Municipal Clerk for response.
Sop: opp to define boundaries larger than it is now
areas not protected at all
feel can be addressed; with no devt there, what an excellent opp
incredible ecological system we have; protect it now rather than when bldg proposals come up from BPP or
hope delegation wd not be turned down
TP: support; one of the WG recommendations is to look at the Upper Lands, and specifically to look at ....
SSch: currently looking at agendas for an approp date.
(4) May 18, 2009, regarding Grant from Federal Government for Sewer on Pasco Road
ME: rather surprised for no action required response
CAO: not sure
ME: asking for hookups; shdn't we respond and Dir/Engg has an answer
RF: letter requesting a cost-sharing arrangement
Pasco Rd is a private road and that cmnty lies outside our sanitary catchment area
if proceed, wd be a private project on a private road
perhaps not put in action b/c not eligible for cost-sharing we're aware of
ME: reply
RF: can do that
CAO: when something like this happens we usually do reply
Sop: originally were little cabins, they do their own snow-clearing
the value of their props is now over $1M paying handsome taxes
don't know if they have water, don't have sewer
when Ansell Place; paid for one down by water
felt Pasco cd get away from field; not paying big dollar
any feasibility, with plant sewer
RF: true during PH for Seascapes nbrhd expressed desire to look to future, extend, waste water treatment plant to allow for those flows
has capacity
so far away, the barrier is the sewer extension; fairly costly project
while last assessments have gone up, ... might have fully higher
however it is true those on private septic fields, don't pay sewer utility charge, only for services they receive and not part of M utility
recently this group of residents have approached the M about this sewer extension feasibility
some of the costs associated, something of a stumbling block
perhaps enter into a local improvement; ...technically feasible through a lift station and pipe work
under our Local Improvement bylaw, list of eligible projects does not actually state sanitary sewer.... to consider that bylaw wd hv to be revisited
something the Finance Dept is considering a comprehensive review of Local Imp; don't know if meet time lines if want to meet quickly will have to find another mechanism
Sop: been there for years, if need, any way?... Biz Imp Area? fed funds?
RF: some quite old; they're going to make a decision fairly quickly
priv project on priv road, they'd have to band together, no problem there
as far as a sewage treatment plant is concerned we're able to accept those flows for treatment
A/M: move to no 5
ME: didn't expect such a long answer; now to 5
(5) S. Ketler, Mgr of Cmnty Services/Director of Operations, May 19, re WV Community Centre Sports Gym
ME: excellent reply but didn't address the technical questions so suggest one be given
A/M to reports
SSch: move to accept
        Oral Reports from Mayor and Councillors (Including updates on working groups)
Sop: final report from Measuring Up WG; interim report from Spirit Trail WG also
A/M: German school; celebrating 30th year
starting enrolment in Sept; do these after school; germanschool.ca
MS: Cmnty Day on Sat; starts in Ambleside and moves to Cmnty Ctr; sure a great day; anxious to show off new cmnty ctr
A/M: [re Strategic Planning] this Wed 6 to 9 Cmnty Ctr and Fri at Gleneagles
prefer register beforehand or call Brent 925 7003
beginning of end of public input so we can begin .....
picture of Gordon Smith's house.... [designed by Arthur] Erickson
emotional; connection to nature; our global perspective; sensitivity to place, and ...
help us to draft our plan over the next five years and into the future
really important for ppl to have their views; it's a shame the same ppl; really nice to hear a fresh perspective
then Cclr Evison
ME: one sentence
[moved acceptance]
MS: before I move adjournment; stellar job as mayor   //    17 ADJOURNMENT 8:43

===  Ccl AGENDAs June 15th  ===

The Council Meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4602, 2009 (5775 Marine Drive, Takumi Japanese Restaurant) (File: 1010 20 06 007)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application:
Applicant: Takumi Japanese Restaurant.
Affected Lands: 5775 Marine Drive (Lot 1, Block 15, District Lot 772, Plan 12573)
Purpose: To amend the MU5 Zone for the property to:
Allow restaurants as a permitted use and;
To increase the seating and patron capacity permitted for any combination of bakeshops, confectionaries and/or restaurants under the current zoning from 40 to 60.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: To amend the existing zoning of MU5 in the manner described above.
1) Reports received up to June 11, 2009:
Rezoning Application No. REZ06-007 (5775 Marine Dr - Takumi Japanese Restaurant) May 15 / May 25 / 01
2) Correspondence received up to June 11, 2009: NAME / DATE / DATE RECEIVED / NO.
                J. Chalmers / June 4, 2009 / June 4, 2009 / C-1
On May 25, 2009 Council set the date for the Public Hearing. On May 29, 2009, ninety-one Notices were mailed to owners/occupiers within the notification area. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on June 7 and June 10. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the June 15 Public Hearing.
5.  PUBLIC INPUT:  Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will call for Public Input.
If there is no further public input and Council does not wish to request a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received and that the Public Hearing ... be closed.
OR If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: THAT staff report back to Council regarding the June 15, 2009 Public Hearing ... and that the Public hearing be adjourned to ______________________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.

2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES: May 25, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; June 1, 2009 Public Hearing; and June 1, 2009 Regular Council Meeting.
3. Spirit Trail Working Group Mid-term Report (File: 1785-19/0117-20-STRL)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive [the report from the Chair] for information
4. Climate Action Working Group - Presentation (File: 0117 20-CLMA) Presentation to be provided.
5. Development Permit Application No. 09-010, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane (Mulgrave School) (File: 1010-20-09-010)
At the May 25, 2009 meeting Council received the report dated May 15, 2009 from the Senior Planner, Urban Design regarding DPA ... and set the date of June 15 for consideration.
Reports received up to June 11, 2009:
DPA, 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane (Mulgrave School), from Senior Planner, Urban Design / May 15 / May 25
Correspondence received up to June 11, 2009: (None received to date)
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 regarding submissions received ... to allow Council to make a determination
OR RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DPA be approved.
6. Development Permit Application No. 08-038 for 567 and 571 Craigmohr Drive (to allow subdivision of difficult terrain and provide for watercourse protection) (File: 1010-20-08-038)
At the May 25 meeting Council received the report dated May 15 from the Manager, Community Planning ... and set the date of June 15 for consideration.
Reports received up to June 11, 2009: NAME / DATE / DATE RECEIVED
DPA 08-038, 567 & 571 Craigmohr Drive, from Manager, Community Planning / May 15 / May 25
Correspondence received up to June 11, 2009: NAME / DATE / DATE RECEIVED
D. MacLeod with petition / June 8, 2009 / June 9, 2009
D. MacLeod & D. MacLeod / June 9, 2009 / June 10, 2009
A. Kazemi RE: 512 and 530 Ballantree Place / May 28, 2009 / June 11, 2009
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 regarding submissions received ... to allow Council to make a determination
OR  RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DPA ... be approved.
7. Implementation of Heritage Conservation Incentives (File: 2585-01)
THAT Staff utilize the following guidelines in the application of heritage conservation tools and incentives, which are enabled under the Local Government Act and Community Charter:
(a) Properties that are formally recognized for their heritage value via listing on West Vancouver's Community Heritage Register are considered eligible for municipal conservation incentives.
(b) 'Non-monetary' and other 'supportive' incentives be made available for conservation of privately-owned heritage properties.
(c) Heritage Revitalization Agreements (HRAs) will be used as the legal framework for drafting conservation agreements between the District and the owner of a heritage property, including the application of incentive tools.
(d) Heritage Designation bylaws will be used in tandem with HRAs to provide for ongoing legal protection of heritage resources.
8. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4579, 2009 (Child care regulations) (File:  1610 20-2200/4579)
This bylaw received first reading at the May 4 Council mtg, and was the subject of the Public Hearing, held and closed on June 1.
        Second and Third Readings RECOMMENDED
9. Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4596, 2009 (Child care facilities) (File: 1610 20 4545)
This bylaw received first reading at the May 4 Council mtg, and was included the Public Hearing, held and closed on June 1.
        Second and Third Readings RECOMMENDED
10. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
11. Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement for 5762 Larson Place (File:  1010 20-007)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report from the Sr. Community Planner titled "Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement for 5762 Larson Place", dated May 26, 2009 be received for information.
12. Appointment of Roger Romses to Board of Variance (File: 2310-04)
        RECOMMENDED: for a three year term commencing June 17, 2009.
13. Development Applications Status List (File: 1010-01)
        RECOMMENDED: received for information.
14. Correspondence List (File: 0120 24)
Correspondence received up to June 8, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) June 4, 2009, regarding Water and Sewer Rate Increase
        Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response.
(2) M. McLaughlin, Crystal Meth Society of BC, May 2009, regarding Request for Support for Prevention Programs for Schools
        Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
(3) A. Hanet and J. Dyson, BC Coalition of People with Disabilities, May 28, 2009, regarding Use of Cell Phones and Other Handheld Devices while Operating a Motor Vehicle
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(4) A. Sundberg and S. Papadionissiou, Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, June 3, 2009, regarding Proposed Affordable Housing Resolution for the 2009 UBCM Convention
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
(5) M. Rosen, Collingwood School, June 2, re Devt Mtg Notice for Collingwood School (Devt Permit 08-012)
(6) S. Dowey, City of NV, May 28, 2009, regarding Metro Vancouver Draft Liquid Waste Management Plan
(7) May 30, 2009, regarding Landscaping in the Ambleside Area
(8) May 26, 2009, regarding Appreciation of Staff Assistance
(9) V. Greene, Business Council of British Columbia, May 27, 2009, regarding Business Council of BC Outlook 2020 - Chapter One Invitation (previously distributed due to timing of event)
(10) Submissions for Notice of Public Consideration - Proposed Devt Permit No. 08-038 (567 / 571 Craigmohr Dr):
        (a) D. MacLeod, June 8, 2009 with petition
        (b) D. MacLeod and D. MacLeod, June 9, 2009
        (c) A. Kazemi, May 28, 2009, regarding signatures from 512 and 530 Ballantree Place
(11) S. Dowey, City of NV, June 4, regarding North Shore Multi-Material Recycling - Award of Contract
(12) June 4, 2009, regarding Sewell's Ltd. Redevt Application, Horseshoe Bay (Devt Permit 09-015)
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  /  No items presented.
15.  REPORTS FROM MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS Including updates on working groups)

===  INFObits  ===  Emptying Guantanamo...........
+  Four Uighurs sent to Bermuda
+  from The Economist (issue June 6 - 12): The tiny Pacific country of Palau accepted 17 former prisoners from the Guantánamo Bay detention centre. The 17 are Uighurs, Muslims from the Chinese region of Xinjiang. China had demanded their repatriation and other countries were reluctant to accept them for fear of China's anger.

===  WORDWATCH / Tanka  === June 4 [sparked by a word heard in Bard's Othello]

we seek dignity
overwhelmed by two giants
please grant us our wish
                         to be distinct, different;
                         not pale copies, our own selves

===  QUOTATION QUESTION  === from Mardy's newsletter
Dr Mardy Grothe ( http://www.drmardy.com/ ) writes about chiasmus (http://www.drmardy.com/chiasmus/welcome.shtml ) -- the way he came to my attention -- and has a weekly newsletter ( http://www.drmardy.com/newsletter.shtml ) with quotations in history.  Here's one that came with a request to his subscribers for information.  Can you help?  (I promise to give the copy to you if you're the first.)
"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."
                                  William Butler Yeats
(NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS:  You will find this last quotation -- in several variations -- on hundreds of web sites and scores of quotation anthologies.  It's a beautiful observation, true, but after years of searching, I have not been able to track down the original source.  I've also seen similar versions of the sentiment attributed to Plutarch, Plato, and Socrates, all without a citation.  I will provide a personally-inscribed copy of one of my books to the first subscriber who can provide definitive proof about the author and original source of this saying.  Go to work, Quotation Sleuths!)

===  QUOTATIONS  ===
Elector: one who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice.
                                        -- Ambrose Bierce, American satirist (1842 - 1914?)
Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
                                        -- Ronald Reagan, US president (1911 - 2004)
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
                                        -- Horace, poet and satirist (65 - 8 BCE)
Crabbed age and youth cannot live together; Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care; Youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; Youth like summer brave, age like winter bare. Youth is full sport, age's breath is short; Youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, age is tame. Age, I do abhor thee; youth, I do adore thee.
                                        -- William Shakespeare
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
                                                                                          -- French proverb
To fail to experience gratitude when walking through the corridors of the Metropolitan Museum, when listening to the music of Bach or Beethoven, when exercising our freedom to speak, to give, or withhold, our assent, is to fail to recognize how much we have received from the great wellsprings of human talent and concern that gave us Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, our parents, our friends. We need a rebirth of gratitude for those who have cared for us, living and, mostly, dead. The high moments of our way of life are their gifts to us. We must remember them in our thoughts and in our prayers and in our deeds.
-- WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. (writer and founder of National Review, 1925-2008), speech, quoted by Richard Lowry, panel discussion, The Reagan I Knew, Manhattan Institute, New York City, 27 January 2009, television broadcast, C-SPAN2, 8 March 2009.