June 22 NOTES
Calendar to July 24

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

. . . bounding along into full summer -- even though the days are getting shorter!
=  Main Items July 6th: Public Hearing on the Horseshoe Bay Firehall site, to be rezoned three sgl-fam lots, then ccl mtg: NSEMO Annual Report; Smoking Regulations; Accommodation during Olympics; Bylaws for Adoption (2008 Annual Budget Amendment; 2008 Capital Reserve Fund Expenditure; Animal Control and Licence): Non-Enforcement of Noise Control 1300blk Marine; setting dates for consideration of DVP for 6080 Blink Bonnie and for 1431 Clyde; Correspondence
=  Riddles; Vive le Canada (O Canada!); ANIMALWATCH (wallabies); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Compliments; Amb Museum; Palmerston flawed process; Email spoofs); UPDATES (Annual Report; Strategic Planning; Heritage, WV Historical Society, BC Museum of Mining); POLICEBLOTTER (Youth Initiative; Interactive Crime Map)
=  CALENDAR to July 24th; NATUREWATCH (next walks); CULTUREWATCH (Theatre and Art)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES June 22nd: A Vision for Ambleside: WV Museum Art - Architecture - Design; Dundarave Biz Assn; Youth Strategy Presentation; DPA 2451 Palmerston (involves watercourse and variance); ANNUAL REPORT 2008 and FINANCIAL INFO ACT; Cmnty GRANTS Recommendations 2009 ($32,250 + $109,400); 6520/6540 Marine Drive (Firehall site) PH set for July 6; Zoning re Takumi Restaurant 5775 Marine; CEC Apptmts; Correspondence and DWV Reply re Dundarave Parking/Traffic.
=  Public Hearing and Ccl Mtg AGENDA July 6th
=  NEWSWATCH (w/ IRAN); SCIENCEWATCH; WORDWATCH; KIDS & COPS; Bard-ku; QUOTATIONS/Riddle Answers (the silly section)

+++  RIDDLES  +++         :-)
a)  This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks.  Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. What is it?
b)    How do you know if there is an elephant under the bed?
c)  Why do hummingbirds hum?
d)  Where does a blackbird go for a drink?
e)  Why do seagulls live near the sea?

===  Vive le Canada  ===   O Canada!
Correct spelling of our national anthem is O Canada.  The English version is a translation from French.  More info:
*  Canadian Heritage - National Anthem: O Canada11 Dec 2008 ... "O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem on July 1, 1980, 100 years after it was first sung on June 24, 1880. ...
www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/symbl/anthem-eng.cfm - Cached - Similar -
*  O Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"O Canada" is the national anthem of Canada. The song was originally commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, the Honourable Théodore Robitaille, ...  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Canada - Cached - Similar -
*  O Canada Lyrics and MP3Learn the lyrics to O Canada in English and French and download the National Anthem on MP3.  www.singforcanada.ca/anthem.html - Cached - Similar -

===  ANIMALWATCH  === Wallabies and crop circles in SCIENCEWATCH

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
First of all, must mention that in my dealings with Patricia Leslie in Communications have found her to be unfailingly receptive, helpful, and courteous -- a real gem in the DWV staff pantheon.
Item 3 on June 22 ccl mtg is gripping.
Pls don't misunderstand -- GREAT concept, but it really does need real and broad cmnty consultation to get residents' input, not just from artists and architects who are needed once approved and their further ideas and expertise valuable.
Will write about minutes another time but just as in the above item, the changes to the original motion are not indicated (along with who), this has the glaring omission, rightfully queried by Sop, that a bldg permit wd be issued without garage plans (three-car at that and on a creek bank!); Dir/Planning admitted 'unfortunate' (shd not be done); apparently gave in to applicant's desire to go ahead before agreement on location reached.  Bizarre to say the least.  But then Mark Sager represented the applicant.
Some years I was outraged to receive an email showing it was from me at my company email address and it had, shall I say, less than edifying material.  Again, I'm getting email purporting to be from me with outlandish msgs, spam, and gobbledygook.  It is alas the case that spammers scour the Internet and scoop ppl's and companies' email addresses to use and send out hoping more likely to be read.  I've got spam email indicating from the Royal Bank, PayPal, eBay, etc complete with logos even.
Anyway, the lesson is that don't believe what you're getting, esp if unsavoury, is from the source indicated.  If in doubt, write your friend and see if it was intended.....

===  UPDATES  ===
> From DWV website:
2008 Annual Report Now Available  Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The 2008 Annual Report is now available online.  The Annual Report is also available at the Finance Department in Municipal Hall.  2008 Annual Report (PDF 3.8 MB)
> From Brent Leigh, DepCAO:
 Strategic Planning Update
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
On June 25th Council, staff, and members of the Strategic Planning Working Group met for a Visioning Session. A draft Vision was developed, which will be further refined by the Working Group, then brought forward to Council at their July 20th Council meeting. Residents will be able to post feedback and comments on this draft Vision though the online Community Forum throughout the summer months.
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. For details visit westvancouver.ca/strategicplan 
At the June 15th ccl mtg, Stephen Mikicich referred to the Historic Places Initiative program, which make federal funds available for the conservation of commercial heritage properties.  Probably the program was targeted to investment in commercial areas (e.g., small town main streets) to stimulate economic development/tourism through heritage conservation.  The program was called Commercial Heritage Properties Incentive Fund.  Here's the link:  http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/plp-hpp/plp-hpp2a.aspx
Commercial Heritage Properties Incentive Fund
The objective of the Commercial Heritage Properties Incentive Fund is to engage a broad range of taxable Canadian corporations in preserving Canada's heritage properties, to the benefit of Canadians and communities throughout Canada.
The program is designed to award financial incentives to eligible commercial historic places listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places (provided that conservation work complies with the Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada) in order to:
        *  save threatened historic properties from demolition or destruction;
        *  preserve historic properties for future generations through proper conservation; and
        *  develop new or enhance existing commercial purposes for historic properties within the community.
The Commercial Heritage Properties Incentive Fund began in 2003 as an ongoing pilot project. It has been closed to new applicants since September 2006.
We are currently not accepting applications, but if you are interested in the program, please consult our website regularly for updates. [Date Modified 2009-04-15]
> Canadian Register of Historic Places
The Canadian Register is a searchable database containing information about recognized historic places of local, provincial, territorial and national significance.
The Register allows everyone to discover Canada's amazing historic places.
The Canadian Register of Historic Places is available online at historicplaces.ca.
President's Message
     Work is continuing on the preparation of the book in celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the founding of West Vancouver.  Our board has approved the securing of the services of Francis Mansbridge, author of the recently published book on Hollyburn, as the author of the history of our community.  He has worked as a professor, an archivist (including in West Vancouver and North Vancouver), and an author.
     Under his leadership we are going to hold community meetings in a number of  the neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to gather pictures and stories not yet contained in our West Vancouver archives.  Our first meeting is planned for June 4th in the St. Francis in the Wood church hall at 7pm. Coffee and tea will be served. All who have pictures and information of historic Caulfeild are welcome.
     One of our long standing members, Peter Hall, reminded me of an application for the designation of the Lions' Gate Bridge as a National Historic Site.  While the West Vancouver Historical Society made the application in 1999 and the final approval came through in 2005, no ceremony has been held to erect a plaque and publicly acknowledge the designation.  We are currently working with Peter to ensure the plaque and the recognition ceremony takes place in the near future.
     Elaine Graham and the Point Atkinson Lighthouse Sub-Committee have been successful in persuading the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans to provide the funds to ensure the Radio Room was rebuilt and preserved.  The committee will now consider 'next steps' in the preservation of the site.
Jim Carter, President
WVHS (located in Gertrude Lawson House, WV Museum; ph 778 279-2235)
The BC Museum of Mining has launched a new Website! Click the link below to check out a host of multimedia features and downloadable material, online archival images and historical newsletters and learn about the past present and future of BC Mining
Click here now to see the NEW WEBSITE See: http://www.bcmm.ca/
There is a lot of on-site construction underway as part of implementation of the Britannia Project. Our master planning is nearing completion. It is becoming hard to keep up with all the exciting new developments, but our new Website has news and photographs to keep you up to date. Current Projects include:
-The rehabilitation of our 1914 Administration Building; new displays will go inside and the building will be relocated as part of our master plan.
-A Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Journey Kiosk is being installed at the Museum. It is one of a series of kiosks along the Sea to Sky Highway
-The Core Shed rehabilitation will be underway soon. Direct Access Gaming funds are supporting this project.
-The Britannia Project Presentation Centre is being prepared; new offices will be a huge benefit
Click HERE for photos and stories   See http://www.bcmm.ca/whats_new/whatsnew-museum.asp

West Vancouver Police Department  BLOCK WATCH BULLETIN
1330 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1B5 | Ph: 925 7300 | Fax: 925 5938
Web: http://wvpd.ca | E-Mail: cs@wvpd.ca
1:  West Vancouver Police Youth Initiative Unveiled At WV Council
West Vancouver Police Youth Initiative Unveiled
Date: 2009 June 22 Contact: Cst.  Jeff Palmer                Telephone:  925 7348
   West Vancouver Police Interim Chief Constable Jim Almas has officially unveiled a report mapping out the future direction of WVPD youth programs.
   "Reaching Out, West Vancouver Police and Youth" was delivered to Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and West Vancouver Council.
   The report is the product of extensive research and community consultation undertaken as part of the department's 2008-2010 Strategic Planning Process, in which combating youth problems and engaging youth in community safety was identified as a priority.
   The report spells out a series of initiatives aimed at making the most effective use of police resources available to schools while building and maintaining positive relationships between youth and West Vancouver Police.
   Through the initiative the department is committed to build on existing partnerships with West Vancouver Schools and Community Agencies, and for officers to remain a positive presence within schools.
   School and Patrol Team officers will also continue to focus on effective enforcement to ensure schools remain a safe learning environment.
   The report sets out strategies to build communication links with youth and parents and provide for greater engagement between Patrol Team members and youth.
   WVPD Youth Initiatives will also be linked into the CompStat reporting system to ensure the community receives ongoing information about the status of youth initiatives.
   "Reaching Out, West Vancouver Police and Youth" is available for public review at www.wvpd.ca.
2:  Interactive Crime Maps
Date: 2009 July 3 Contact: Cst.  Jeff Palmer                              Telephone:  925 7348
    It is summer time and you may be thinking of road maps to your vacation. West Vancouver Police invite you to thoroughly check maps that can help plot a way to better personal safety and protection of your home and property.
    West Vancouver Police believe an informed and pro-active community provides the strongest defence against criminal activity. That is a key philosophy behind continuous improvements undertaken recently in the West Vancouver E-Policing program and website www.wvpd.ca.
    We invite you to visit our new interactive crime maps link at http://wvpd.ca/e-policing. You can select an area around your residence, pick types of offences that concern you, then click and see how close criminal activity has been to your home or office. Understanding risks to your safety and property is an important step toward ensuring you take appropriate steps to protect yourself.
   The interactive crime maps build on information made available to our community beginning last year through the CompStat crime analysis program. All sections of the department gather for monthly meetings led by Interim Chief Cst. Jim Almas to review information regarding developing offence trends, and identify any localized hotspots for offences. The process is invaluable in plotting patrol priorities, and planning accurate and timely crime prevention information.
   CompStat information and Crime Maps provide an overall community view of where offences have been occurring. We invite you to pay a new visit to the CompStat or e-Policing pages of our website http://wvpd.ca/crime-maps-and-compstat.
   Through upgrades to our e-Policing email alerts, members of e-Policing, BlockWatch, and BusinessWatch can be targeted for crime alerts, and information fanouts, while participants in those programs can easily update their own registration if they want to change the information they receive.
   Encourage your neighbours and friends to sign up for e-policing bulletins. If you are a business owner, BusinessWatch provides information and updates targeted specifically to you.
A cash reward of up to $2,000.00 will be paid for any information that leads to an arrest and charge. If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

===  CALENDAR to July 24th  ===
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 website so missing from last Calendar:
+  A Saturday of Music in the Atrium -- noon to 1:30pm -- Saturday, June 27
The West Vancouver Community Centre presents "A Saturday of Music in the Atrium" 
The Band of the Fifteenth Field Artillery Regiment is Vancouver's only professional concert band, composed of musicians with years of performing experience. This talented group of 60 musician-soldiers plays a wide range of music, from classical [favourites] to show tunes and light jazz. 
+  News from Horseshoe Bay:  Saturday June 27: noon to 4pm
Last Sale of the Year! -- Nifty Thrifty Shop at St. Monica's Parish Hall (6404 Wellington)
The shop will be closed for July and August and so this is your last chance to reduce, reuse, and recycle until the end of September.
+  Still Looking for a Great Way to Celebrate Canada Day?
The B.C. Binning Residence is celebrating Canada Day with an Open House. Come out and enjoy a tour of a unique National Historic Site while learning more about one of Canada's first modern homes and the artist who designed and lived in the house.
The Binning Residence is located at 2968 Mathers Crescent, WV. Admission is by donation from 1-4 p.m.  For more information, please phone The Land Conservancy 604 733 2313, email tbaker@conservancy.bc.ca, or visit our website.
+  Late appearance on the DWV Calendar:  Thurs July 2nd ~ 5:30pm ~ Strategic Planning WG mtg at the Community Centre, Cedar Room
= Sat July 4th and Sun July 5th  --  Saturday and Sunday  --  10am to 6pm at Ambleside Park
        Squamish Nation War Canoe Races -- Come for two exciting days of racing
= Sun July 5th ~ 8:15am ~ Seek the Peak Relay, Ambleside Beach at main concession stand
Merrell is pleased to present the 6th Annual Grouse Mountain Seek The Peak Relay raising funds for Rethink Breast Cancer. The challenging 16-kilometer course starts on the beach at Ambleside Park, winds its way through North Vancouver, then heads up the legendary Grouse Grind=AE to the Peak of Vancouver.
Seek the Peak is not strictly a race for elite athletes. Participants are primarily motivated by the symbolic overcoming of a significant obstacle, reflecting the ongoing fight against breast cancer.  Info: Grouse Mountain Website
=  Mon July 6th  -- BC Marine Mammal Response Network
        ~ 2 - 4pm ~ DFO's WV Lab (4160 Marine Dr) by invitation
        ~ 7 - 9pm ~ PUBLIC TALK: NV Delbrook Cmnty Ctr  (600 W Queens)
=  Tues July 7th ~ 5pm ~ Value for Services WG
=  Wed July 8th ~ 7:15pm ~ Field Sports Forum
=  Thurs July 9th ~ 4pm ~ Climate Action WG at Cmnty Ctr, Mtn Room
=  Sat July 11th ~ 6am ~ 21st Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run; Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove
The Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run is a challenging 30-mile foot race along the Baden-Powell Centennial Trail from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. It provides runners with magnificent city, mountain, and ocean views, as they go up and over the mountains, climbing 8,000 feet and descending another 8,300 feet in the process. Info: www.kneeknacker.com
=  Tues July 14th ~ 5:15pm ~ Measuring Up WG mtg
=  Wed July 15th ~ 7pm ~ Board of Variance; and also Library Bd (at Library)
=  Thurs July 16th      ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte mtg
                        ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte mtg at DNV M Hall
= Mon July 20th ~ 3:30pm ~ WV Police Bd Finance Cmte mtg

+++  A Summer of Cinema and Song +++ in John Lawson Park
Concert at 7:30pm and film at 9:15pm
from http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13854
Enjoy your Friday nights at John Lawson Park listening to an outdoor concert followed by a movie on a big screen. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoor experience.  (Weather permitting)
Friday, July 10  --  Concert- North Shore Concert Band; Film - Man on Wire (2008)
Friday, July 17  --  Concert - Summer Pops Youth Orchestra; Film - Strings (2004)
Friday, July 24  --  Concert - Hardy Hansen; Film - Singin' in the Rain (1952)

- for Events and Programs: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=5
- for Event Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
Summer Hours Reminder:  The Library is closed Sundays in July and August.
Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday - 10am - 6pm; Saturday - 10am - 5pm; Sunday -  CLOSED
>  Fridays English Corner ~ 10 - 11:30am ~ practise English conversation, discuss interesting topics, make new friends: July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31).  Requirement: able to read English.  For info call Fariba Rocker at 604 506 6616.  Facilitated by the Baha'i Community of WV in partnership with the WV Memorial Library.

+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
=  June 30 - July 26 = "A Passion For Plein Air"
Watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings by Robert Genn, Bob McMurray, Kiff Holland, Brian Romer, Barrie Chadwick, Alfonso Tejada
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 30 from 6 - 8pm
Artist in Attendance: Saturday, July 4 at 2pm
*** SALSA BY THE SEA with LatinDanceForYou
June 25 to August 27 on Thursdays 6:30  to 8:30pm
Open to All Ages  --  You will learn Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, and Cumbia"
- $5 Drop in -  behind Ferry Building Gallery (weather permitting); Information: 925-7290
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
+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://www.silkpurse.ca/
June 30 - July 12  "Tripping The Light Fantastic"
Well-known acrylic artist Olivia Creighton displays her whimsical Chagall style acrylic works, which showcase her unique creativity, folkloric images, and her Celtic roots. Olivia studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal, under Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven and received diplomas from the Vancouver School of Art and Emily Carr Institute of Art. Everyone is Welcome!!
Opening Reception: TUESDAY June 30th from 6 - 8 pm
July 14 - 26  "Abstract Elements"
Talented local artists Jill Royall and Sandra Harris, with a passion for painting landscapes and the beautiful Canadian West Coast, showcase their look at abstract landscape art, using a mix of colour, form, and fluidity to create a dazzling display of spiritual creativity and emotion.
Opening Reception: TUESDAY July 14th from 6 - 8pm
+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/
Simon Scott  ---  The Architecture of Photography -- 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.
*  Wed July 22nd ~ 7 to 8pm ~ Photographer's Exhibition Tour -- Guest: Simon Scott  *

o  To see a list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
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+++ 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

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com/

===  NATUREWATCH  === "Reconnecting with Nature"
                ... for more info, contact David Cook 924 0147, cookeco2@yahoo.com
>  Saturday July 11th  --  Bald Eagle Nests of the North Shore
Have you ever wondered how many bald eagles nests there are on the North Shore or been interested to learn more about their biology and behaviour? Come on a car tour across the North Shore to see as many active bald eagle nest sites as time will allow. At this time of year, the bald eagle chicks will be near to fully grown and getting ready for their first flight, so we hope to see some interesting behaviour. Some nest sights must be accessed by short hikes along trails, while others are visible from roads. Meet at Parkgate Mall in front of Safeway at 0900 where we can carpool. Parkgate Mall is at the corner of Mt Seymour Road (the access road for Seymour Provincial Park), and Mt Seymour Parkway.
This event is for the Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver).  Mbrship and registration are not required.  Closer to the date, I will know which nests are active, the route we will take, and the duration of the day's activities.
>  Saturday July 25th  --  Brothers Creek Forest Heritage Walk and Veteran Trees
This is a logging history and nature walk in the lower Hollyburn Ridge area east of Lawson and Brothers Creeks primarily along the route of the Brothers Creek Forestry Heritage Walk designed by the West Vancouver Historical Society, West Vancouver Museum, and the District of West Vancouver. On the way we will have an opportunity to view various sites relating to the logging that took place in the area between the 1870s and 1950s. Side trips will take us to some of the veteran old growth trees that survived the logging. We will try to find what is left of the famous Candelabra Fir.
Elevation gain: 280 metres.
Meet at 0930 hours at McDonald's, Park Royal, for car pooling and to collect persons travelling by bus. Alternatively, meet at 1000 hours at the trail head at the intersection of Eyremont Drive and Millstream Road in the British Properties, WV.
This event is for the Vancouver Natural History Society (Nature Vancouver).  Mbrship and registration are not required.  Estimated time of return: Mid afternoon.
Bring lunch and water and dress for changes in weather.
There are many steep, rough, slippery, and rooty sections on the trail, so hiking boots with deep tread and with ankle support are essential.

+  Bard on the Beach in the big tent -- see www.bardonthebeach.org and/or phone 739 0559.
This is Bard's 20th season and they will welcome their millionth audience mbr. 
Othello (wch I call Iago b/c of Bob Frazer's compelling performance, see Bard-ku) opened Thurs June 4th, the official opening of the season.  Christopher Gaze commented that night on how hot it was -- in contrast to last year when it was so cold he hiked up the bottom of his trousers to reveal longjohns!
David Mackay's creative touches in his interpretation of Comedy of Errors add more laughs (started June 13, bound to sell out soon). They sang a Shakespearean rendition of O Canada on July 1st!  And don't you just love his last moment in Comedy?  (I'm not telling so see if you make the connection.)
Opening Night (July 2) at Bard's All's Well That Ends Well was fabulous.  Rachel Ditor had done a brilliant adaptation so all the comments about its being a difficult play are not evident -- it flows and is funny.  Great acting by Lois Anderson, Scott Bellis, Allan Morgan, and Duncan Fraser -- what a cast.  Don't walk, RUN, to get your tix; bound to be sold out soon.  Richard II, the fourth of the season, opens July 11.
*  Edward Albee's dark comedy Everything in the Garden  ended June 27 at the cosy Deep Cove Theatre.  Dark, indeed.
*  United Players' Restoration comedyThe Soldiers' Fortune at the Jericho Arts Ctr  with an over-the-top Sir Jolly ended June 28.  Its 50th season starts in September! (224 8007)
*  If you haven't seen The Number 14 (written in Vancouver and went int'l), then DO -- you'll get a good chuckle. Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island starting July 2, 684 2787, till July 26.  G and I have seen two earlier productions and enjoy the Vancouver references (but every city has such nbrhds).
*  Didn't see Eleemosynary wch won this year's Theatre BC Greater Vancouver Zone Festival -- it was at the Tsawwassen Art Ctr, weekend June 27/28 -- but cdn't help putting it in b/c of the name; it was the word of the day June 22nd (AWAD) so of course I was familiar with it.
*  Metro Theatre often has British comedies and until July 11 you can see Enchanted April (tix 266 7191).
Les Miz is at the Stanley has been extended to Aug 2nd (tix 687 1644)
*  Will try to take in the drama The China Tea Deal put on by Seven Tyrants Theatre about the Qing Dynasty, European trade, and the start of opium use in Suzhou; at the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall).  Thursdays and Sundays 7:30pm to Aug 30; tix 662 3207.
*  ART
The Vancouver Art Gallery -- Wed July 8th from 5:45 to 7pm
We are again having a special event at the Art Gallery!  Join us for an after-hours private guided tour of VERMEER, REMBRANDT, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART MASTERPIECES FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM exhibition with a professional staff animateur who will bring history and perspective to the collection and focus on a rare work by a women artist.
See vanartgallery.bc.ca for more information on the exhibit.  Tour starts at 6pm sharp.
Meet for no-host drinks afterward at Joey's (wine bar in Bentall One).
Mbrs $30; future mbrs $40.  Pls confirm your attendance with our chair, Stephanie Friedrich at stephanie@nmwa.ca
NMWA Canada is an affiliate of the National Museum of Women and the Arts located in Washington DC.  The Museum honours the achievements of women artists of all eras and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and education the public about their accomplishments.
We plan other exciting events throughout the year, including a private visit focusing on women artists in the Gordon Smith Foundation collection, and a tour of the major galleries of the city featuring women's art.  We also  hope to have a lecture by a curator on the how and why which art is selected for Museums as well as other yet to be announced events.  Mbrshp is $100.
 ===  Special Ccl Mtg NOTES June 22nd  ===
PLEASE NOTE: When the Agenda came out Thursday, June 18, Item 8 ended with:
THAT the Community Grants Committee recommendations for Social Services and Community Services Grants, be approved as follows:
IOW, it was blank.  Friday or Saturday the rest appeared but I was not able to copy and paste so I typed it in personally but of course the tabs/columns aren't aligned in the email.  Another helpful person sent me text. Two helpful subscribers cdn't get it from the DWV website either.
Mayor: apologies running a bit late
Amendments: Item 4 prior to 3; adding report to 5; adding report for Item 10; replacement pages for item 12; adding report for item 13
2.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES  --  No items presented.
4. M. Southerst, Dundarave Business Association (File:  0055 20 DMAS1)
MaryS: here with other biz assns, Holly (Haleh?) cdn't be with us; here as a group of village assns (Dina Zeitler, Ambleside; Luis Sopena, Caulfeild; Rob Delany, Dundarave Village Merchants Assn)
Robin Delany (DVMA): working together; four issues, three re Olympics, signage to come down to our villages, wd make a diff
Voice (MS?): esp for Olympics
RD: banners -- only one of the three villages has
[Voice: four villages; Ambleside is the only one]
RD [to laughter]: nice to have another wife
Offscreen person: I'll get you for that one!
RD: so will Jennifer
2nd the banners wd be helpful, add a lot of colour; wd like to support Olympics
3rd buses have ability to stop rather than drive through the cmnty; willing to work with Chamber
4th not related to Olympics; love it to have an economic devt ofcr; great to deal with Grant, Mayor, Colette -- one person to deal with; even half a body, cost effective for everybody
Mayor: When Cclr Lewis makes motion, a lot of sense to refer you to Christie Rosta on our staff to understand the transportation plan for the games, look of the games, banners Ccl's providing for, all of that absolutely, and economic devt officer that folds into our strategic planning process b/c economic diversification, strengthen the tax base, the viability of our villages coming up over and over
we welcome those suggestions; wrt Games we can get going right away
be fed into Mr Leigh, our strategic plan, affirmation of what we've heard
MaryS: can I add one thing?
when they put the sign up for Amb V for 15th, I contacted [Hall] and told we cdn't have one for Dund b/c no straight street into the village, not 21st or 22nd
fed/prov say no but seems to me b/c of Olympics shd be on the map somewhere
Mayor: that's a Min of Transp thing we can pursue, and then banners and look of the Games wch is another thing we will be doing for sure in the village
CAO: one point of contact for the various villages and assns to deal with
have come to your mtgs in the past
wrt Olympics we can move that right now, Christie Rosta can deal with it right now
signage is provincial and we can help they've taken strong position we can lobby
point person, lot of fun to set that up
Sop: we have not experienced the Olympics in Vanc -- look at Salt Lake, Calgary -- anticipated a lot of activity leading up; nine months away; activities going to increase threefold
my point has always been, legacy -- venue, biz; don't know how they'll fare, not just signs and bus routes -- how we can foster
all our kids are off for two weeks then -- are there activities?
ongoing things in Amb? involve Dund, Caulfeild, even H Bay
it'll be here and gone before we know it...
ML: Mary, tyvm, v plsd availed yourself to come and see
Sop: so what are we going to do, Madam Mayor?
Mayor: Christie, speak with new Minister Shirley Bond xxxx
wrt economic ofc, strategic planning come in fall?
Sop: any feedback?  what are we going to do?
Mayor: three times I've said ... Christie Rosta
3. A Vision for Ambleside: West Vancouver Museum; Art - Architecture - Design (File: 3012-01)
1. Council endorse in [principle] the Museum Vision Report ("West Vancouver Museum: A Vision for Ambleside" and compendium "Design Brief") by Urban Arts Architecture, June, 2009; and
2. Council approve in principle the 1300 block between Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue and the waterfront precinct as the location of choice for the new Museum; and
3. Council approve in principle the inclusion of the Museum Vision Report in an overall strategy to be approved by Council for District facilities; and
4. Council direct staff to make this study available to potential partners, donors, and sponsors to support our vision of Ambleside; and
5. Council direct staff to actively pursue and store collections to support the new facility.
7:18  Mayor: looking forward; wonderful body of work; like to welcome Cathy Matheson of staff and Merla Beckerman from the Arts and Cultural Facilities WG.
[Cathy Matheson, staff, and Merla Beckerman, WG mbr]
MB: plsd to be here as a representative of the Museum Study Task Force
Task Force was made up of equal reps of the Arts & Facilities WG and the WV Museum Adv Cmte

{never heard of this group -- have you?  Had never seen any mtgs of the Museum Advisory Cmte on the DWV Calendar either.  Is there a breakdown in communication?  The CEC establishes WGs so will look into what was missing -- maybe no updated Terms of Reference? Did they change their name without telling us or Ccl? or their composition?  The DWV website has NO task forces listed nor is there a MACmte listed.  Curious.}

thank Ccl so far for enabling; v much in support of the vision, v proud of it
Study led by Jennifer Marshall, WV resident, proven experience highly qualified, facilitated cmnty workshops; key to process; first explore best practices, institutions in other Ms; work with cmnty in a series of presentations and workshops and to test a vision

{When were these held???  did you ever hear/know about a workshop?  with the cmnty?  the documentation refers to stakeholders, artists, but I pass on any mtg or workshop info including all on the DWV Calendar and I never saw an MAC mtg or a workshop -- were they closed? by invitation only?  If not advertised to the general public, can it really be considered cmnty consultation or a workshop?
Pls understand these are comments on the statements/claims and the process and separate from any opinion on how great the vision is.
I'm just very sensitive when ppl claim consultation with residents but they haven't been notified --  not mentioned at Ccl, not on Calendar, some ppl I asked hadn't hear either.....  There's no doubt interested parties like artists and architects must be included but if only or if mainly them, how can it be called "cmnty"?}
This process inclusive and transparent; and enabled Jennifer to effectively capture the cmnty voice and some of the ideas

{!!! cmnty voice? I'm on the board of several cmnty groups (eg ratepayers, environmental, historical/heritage) and none of them ever were invited or told about them!}

WV is fortunate to have many leaders in the fields of art, architecture, and design; and they were all v willing to participate in this v important process;

{well, of course! for them!
Again, I'm not saying it wdn't be great to have a new arts facility but talking them wd be what kind, not whether/when/how much wch are questions for the cmnty, ie the taxpayers.}

Their experience and ideas helped to shape the report
Foremost among these, we have a young friend, Gordon Smith, who himself showed insightful leadership, passion, and commitment to the project
I wd like to thank Gordon on behalf of the Task Force and the many colleagues in our midst for his drive to see a facility in Ambleside dedicated to this vision
{APPLAUSE -- he is the doyen of art in WV and just turned 90; his piece of art high in the atrium of the Cmnty Ctr, "Beach Tangle" is utterly beautiful and fitting for our string of villages along the sea. I understand as a fundraiser some prints can be purchased from the WV Museum.}
b/c he was so articulate, wd like to quote from the preface of the report, his words:
A city and country is most defined and reflected by its art; WV is a sophisticated cmnty with many of its citizens actively engaged in and supporting the arts.  Our current facilities are inadequate and it is time to recognize the great contribution our citizens have given to our cmnty and country as a whole, and we shd showcase the unique art, architecture, and design that originated here.  A museum is not an indulgence, but a necessity.
Gordon's words were echoed by many in the cmnty process and were undertaken as part of the study.
Will share a few more words but Cathy will present
CM:  As Merla mentioned, the Museum Study Task Force was comprised of equal representation from the Arts & Culture Facilities WG and the Museum Adv Cmte.

{Still confusing.  If you go to the DWV website and click on cmtes/groups/taskforces/WGs : http://www.westvancouver.ca/government/level2.aspx?id=3206
you will see it says under Task Forces, "none at present" and there is no Museum Advisory Cmte listed with the cmtes.  I've made a PDF with the timestamp of the page; changes made after Sunday July 5th are not there, but in any case these were constituted before July this year if one follows this presentation.}

Cmnty Advisory?
To start, I'd like to recognize the contribution of these residents, and if you cd pls stand:
Jennifer Marshall, Jennifer Webb, Tyke Babalos, Nan Leggatt, Karen Delfac, Katherine Tong [FBG], Reema Farris, Janet McGuire, and to the remaining Cmnty Advisory, Ingrid Campbell, Barbara Kaiser,   Jim Carter, Kirsten Baker-Williams, and to all the residents who participated in the focus workshops, we thank you for your participation.

{Apologies for best guesses for names above.
fyi, the DWV website has this at http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=2962
Arts & Cultural Facilities Working Group
Council MemberCouncillor Michael Evison 
Citizen Members - Chris Philps, Janet McGuire, Katherine Tong, Merla Beckerman, Reema Faris, Richard Montagna, and Susan Goodeve
Staff LiaisonC. Matheson Executive Director West Vancouver Community Centres Society & Manager of Cultural Affairs and Corporate Partnerships
The Working Group will develop a Facilities Master Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage, supported by a Business Plan, for approval by Council.
The two plans will:
Develop a vision for the District's Arts, Culture and Heritage facilities, which will accommodate anticipated demand in the years ahead;
Consider options and make recommendations for capital funding and for sustainable financial operating models.
The Working Group will be guided by the findings and recommendations of several recent studies and documents on the District's arts, cultural and heritage facilities. These are summarized in "Arts and Culture - Background & Context".
Work with staff, and the broader community, to develop a framework for community centre governance.
[from the Terms of Reference:]
The Working Group will operate in accordance with the District's Working Group
Guidelines and Community Engagement Policy. The Group's membership will
include, among others, individuals with:
* An interest in enhancing public arts, culture and heritage in West Vancouver;
* Knowledge of the District's programs;
* Experience in facility design, development and operation;
* Experience in program development, and governance.
Staff liaison will be the Manager, Cultural Services, who will work closely with the
Planning Department.
The Working Group's first task will be to formulate a Work Plan, outlining the tasks to
be done, responsibilities, and time schedules
-- we now resume programming :-) }
this study emerged from the Amb Town Strategy and the continued call for an arts facility that is seen as a catalyst for change; historic one; need first identified in the RFMP in 1999, amplified in Arts & Cultural Strategy of 2005, addressed in the Arts, Cultural, & Heritage Study in 2006, and now offering a vision for Ambleside.
Like to recognize collaborative support from Colette Parsons {Planning}, Darren Morrison {Curator, WV Museum}, and Ruth Payne {Visual Arts Coordinator, FBG}
Delivers a concept and vision
deliver vitality to the heart of the cmnty -- proposes to move current staff and exhibition programming to a new location and animate the commercial dist with activities, events, and education programs
The next few slides will focus on the key components of the vision [slides; 7:23]
like museums across the world WV's had changed its purpose and direction to actively engage the cmnty in dialogues about culture and the arts, and the challenges that confront our society.
In an era of extraordinary change, creativity is now driving the new economy.
As WV explores ways to participate in the new economy, the vision for this facility as a centre for active engagement, dialogue, and innovation supports the creative economy and proposes a space where best thinking, or best ideas, cd be exportable.
The museum strives to be the creative ctr for innovation and exchange for art, architecture, and design; to not just look back to where we've been, but to become a driver for future change and thinking in the arts, linking WV's creative past to today and tomorrow
The focus on art, architecture, and design......xxxx ..... green bldg practices, connection to nature, sensitivity to landscape..... xxxx
Beginning with the 2005 exhibition and publication entitled the Poetics of West Coast Modernism in WV,
{Yes, I saw that exhibition and bought the book -- it was excellent, a great tribute to WV}
supported by Barry Downs and Russell Hollingsworth, coordinated by Ruth Payne,
We have focused and honoured our architects as cultural treasures; heralding the WV brand as a cmnty of creativity and excellence.
That single exhibition has travelled across the country and back
where ppl will come together; art and culture accessible to all; new museum will attract biz and ppl, provide educational opps
place where ppl can discover and be inspired by art and design
we tested this vision with the cmnty and asked specifically, what progs, services, and spaces need to serve the cmnty in the broadest sense.
This study answers these questions, and proposes a new museum rooted in heart of the cmnty
anchor and catalyst for economic recovery; solid focus on chn and youth arts highly valued
vision: modest scale yet top quality professional museum focused on art, architecture, and design
rich legacy, midcentury modernism
Our working title is the WV Museum, but cd also be the WV Art Museum or the Ctr for Creativity
not wanting to get fixed on title.... calls for collaborative efforts currently operating out of small heritage facilities to occur under one roof
All three elements collaborative working together; museum of collns, gallery hosting exhibitions, strong edu programming
located centrally in Ambleside Town Ctr, bolstering cmnty connectivity and identity, acting as a hub for cultural life and providing a destination for the region and the nation
an art museum will maintain and art gallery display art colln, host curated or visiting shows
A ctr for design, contemporary architecture, and preserve WV's rich design heritage
place for arts and education, higher service level for chn and adults; ctr for cmnty dialogue will engage residents in issues, ideas, and solutions
Next two slides what vision responds to and delivers
first: current has outgrown its aging facility
second: Amb Vision Strategy calls for a cultural centre as an important anchor....
collections, ppls give, manage appropriately
mandate for art, architecture, and design [AAD] unique, brands District; strength unique; pull beyond region
currently there is no museum in Canada that encompasses AAD.
will fill a cultural gap; draw wider audience
Lastly will contribute to the ecic devt and revitalization of the area by attracting biz, ppl, and investment
approach suggested is also unique
This vision calls for a partnership model and the facility to be realized through cmnty bonus opportunity

{That's one reason I keep asking for the Uplift to be calculated for each upzoning and for the Cmnty Benefits to be decided after consultation with citizens.  Cmnty/ratepayer groups shd get together and prepare a list of public amenities for COUNCIL to choose from, NOT predetermined by staff wch has been happening.}

with this intent in mind this report calls for endorsement of the vision allowing staff to move the concept into play with sponsors, donors, and partners; with the endorsement of Ccl allows for planning and devt; enable planning to move to the next step; delivery, capital, and operational plans based on an identified site and devt proposal.
In closing, thank those who went before us, vision,....... cherish, nurture,....build upon
[photo of Kay Meek and Arthur Erickson]
Mayor: before Ccl's questions wd like to invite Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith: do appreciate opp to talk to you; my involvement in arts in WV began, a group of us came back from overseas 1943, 1944, there was the Bobacks, Shadbolts, Geoff Massey, Arthur Erickson, a number of ppl....
enrolled in sch of art, and B C Binning was our mentor; at that time, then ppl wanted some sort of facility for art in WV; Binning of course, Ned Pratt, Dr Ethlyn Trapp, Norma Sorensen
when I first worked in WV it was 1944 at the Art School and Norma Sorenson organized a group of ppl interested in art for one night a week taking art lessons
Peter Aspinall (sp?) and I as teachers got $5 a night, a lot of money then
this assn with the arts in WV has bn a part of my life; love living here; since then all kinds of ppl coming here
I don't like the word Museum, museum is a frightening word; what I like is a ctr for the arts, not just or artists to exhibit, not just an art gallery, going to involve chn, education, diverse exhibitions, wch I think is v important
when I went to the art school, Binning was our teacher, wonderful for drawing and painting; but what we learned from Binning was designing a house, designing homes
Ron Thom designed houses on the NSh; Arthur Erickson did, Geoff Massey, Ned Pratt, later Barry Downs, a whole group of ppl came
this is known nationally across the country as being a ctr for art and architecture here
right now, museum dynamic, v professional challenging exhibitions, not enough space, no wheelchair access; a lecture there, can't get ppl in
lovely bldg, but we need a bldg going benefit us all everyone
know ppl concerned, say it's a frill, it's art in living that's the important thing, not making paintings and sculptures; it's quality of life -- design your garden, seawall walks, this place is getting better and better
I visited Bilbao, small town in Spain, has now become ctr of tourism
love to think here....
happen to like new landscaping as you come off the LGB; I know ppl groused, held up by traffic but I think it's great.
come across LGB, I envision and see a bldg, doesn't have to be a big bldg, can be a small bldg but has to be a good architect, benefit cmnty, I can visualize having a restaurant there, a tourist place, and I think it will benefit us all and I'm here really to plug this, tyvm.
Mayor: one other mbr of the public wanting to speak, and that makes sense, Simon Scott.
Simon Scott: I'm an architect, but more, an architectural photographer and live in Amb
we live here on the shore of a protected bay of the Pacific Ocean, against this great background of coastal range mtns -- definitely a world-class setting.
A municipality -- a world-class city
we now have this world class opportunity to bring in a world class architect and have a world class museum.  We deserve it.
I have an exhibition next door, stating tomorrow evening; hope you'll come
Far more important is that I and many others have a huge, huge  colln, models drawings, photos; they need a permanent home
Montreal has the CCA; we cd have an equal here; and keep this valuable info here
know success of Bilbao; not copy but we shd learn from the enormous success they have enjoyed from taking this major step
urge this Ccl to move forward for a world-class facility
the WV Museum of AAD can be a reality; we deserve it, our prov deserves it, and the world deserves it
ME made motion (above)
SW seconder
ME: on behalf of M&Ccl, thank those who have been so involved with this report
thank Gordon Smith for your inspiration over so many years
now opp to put into effect; and of those on the adv boards
years putting together the RFMP; don't think ppl wd argue provide incredible recreation facilities
now hope perhaps over next ten years move in direction, create a master arts facility plan
spoken for so long, now is our opp, I'm more than encouraged
like your word, Gordon Smith, a ctr for the arts perhaps rather than the word museum; Cathy's smiling, we've had this discussion -- opp to benefit from the arts in this cmnty
SW: I'm excited about this; waiting for the Amb Revit plan to start taking some effect; if this is going to be signature movement toward seeing Amb revitalized, then great; maybe Cathy can answer-- arts, programming for chn?
CM: through the mayor, goal progs of excellence; Arts Umbrella a benchmark -- speaking to them about partnerships; that's an interest of ours
SW: one of the things; personal experience, having to drive over town
one of the things I ran on, keeping chn in our cmnty and educated here
TP: don't know where we'd be without Gordon Smith's preface
I'm going to read his words
blessed to be in this cmnty; unique; arts reflected throughout -- arts, design, houses, ppl, cmnty; connect to cmnty on a day-to-day basis
ctrd around what is unique; heritage -- carry on and expand, hope with this ctr
Sop: Ms Matheson, some of the premise, from my side, is are we shortsighting ourselves architecture and design of a national scale
cd go into this with an amenity situation with devpr -- if you're going to devp there then design, studio, museum
if national profile on it, fed govt be obligated with funding
shdn't shortsight ourselves; if drawing ppl to our cmnty, has to be on premise of a national museum of some sort; shdn't sell that short
second, in your report you did state this study not asking for any financial side, fair enough, but we'll make it clear to any devpr this position we'd foster this
in short term, when we look at 1300blk where other needs there; not sure this, combination, can't be somewhere else along the corridor
don't want to lose the enthusiasm; hope open mind in relationship to fostering the idea
financial side will be ongoing, staff, going to require operating costs, going to have to sit down and work out
not to put any dampers on Mr Smith's desire to move along b/c great initiative, and timely; I'm supportive of this; on the basis of make sure layout of these requests, any mtg with any dvpr in future going to have that highlighted
MS: start off with my positive remarks; think great asset to the cmnty, art ctr and museum space; we definitely need to revitalize Amb, ev knows we have to revitalize Amb; great kickstart for the entire area
my concern is how make this vision a reality; need to tighten this motion up a bit
no 3 says Ccl approve ... for District facilities -- what does that mean?
Mayor: may I ask CM to respond, good point you're making
MS: you're throwing me off my brilliant words of wisdom
Mayor: I wd never mean to do that; after you've finished.
MS: I'd like to stay focused here
Ccl Evison refers to the recreation facilities master plan (RFMP)
ten years ago Ccl did approve an RFMP in principle; first part of the plan was a new clubhouse at Gleneagles, and a modest rec facility in the west,  and a $16M central cmnty ctr and we see what happened ten years later
We can't go off the rails again; if we're going to move forward with this we have to be crystal clear how we're going plan and execute the project
p44 says wisely to be a viable institution -- capital and operational funds need to be in place prior to undertaking the project
I wd like to see us enthusiastically embrace the concept but be v crystal clear as to how to put this idea forward in a positive way and actually get some results, in a way make economic sense for the cmnty as well as for the project
throw it over to you, Ms M, in your brilliance to consider those remarks and if you can make a suggestion as to how we can tighten this motion up to allow that to take effect, that wd be wonderful
Mayor: wd you like to comment what means in third part
CM: thank you for those comments; the choice of wording was intentional
there are some unique opps in the Amb area -- with large parcels of land
akin to a chess game, to begin some devt discussion, eg in 1300 or other, means moving and finding location
pt 3 allows moving discussion along, in play, as we look at other opp for the Police Stn, other opps perhaps for other large parcel devt in the cmnty
Mayor: so perhaps replace with overall strategy for Amb redevt; not talking about District facilities
CM: happy with that
Mayor: helpful? less vague? not all facilities? friendly amendment, Ms Scholes, if mover and seconder agree?
MClk: yes
Mayor: Cclr Smith wish to comment on budget?
MS: definitely shd be a Number 6; need a report back
[refer to p 46?], report back Society formed, seeking donations tonight? how this thing is going to go forward
nice if staff came back with an economic game plan how to go ahead otherwise, or it'll be filed away with a lot of our traffic and parking studies, never to be seen again
Mayor:  so perhaps No. 6, staff report back as to funding approach, all right?
CM: certainly
Mayor: mover and seconder accept that?
[done] anything further?
ML: fabulous opp potentially but like Cclr Smith some unanswered concerns
my guess is this is $15M bldg min but no idea what the operational costs on an annual basis wd be.  I like the concept that it cd be a stimulus to revitalizing Amb
I'm looking for some biz case so I can do some analysis makes my mind at ease when I go home tonight telling my chn that we shd probably drop $20M on something here, so if you can help on that, wd be useful
no 2 approve 1300blk in terms of a chess game not the best move; think we shd broaden our options, some other sites where this sort of facility wd really be a gem
Mayor: Sop
Sop: was just going to fire back
I concur with Cclr Smith; due diligence in planning and financing
do object to going back to twelve or thirteen years' worth of weekly mtgs that supported an initiative of two cmnty ctrs and a host of other benefits to this cmnty, that we did through, uh, save money, that is in fact is that that's used as a whipping stone that we shd be v careful; fact is we produced something magical, well used, from days of swimming pool to opening of cmnty ctr that we shd be proud of; it too the initiative of several of us long mtgs over long periods of time to do that; did most of it with saved money
no reason why we can't logically sit down and envision a museum with the same attitude we did that many year ago
Mayor: think we can all agree that the RFMP renewed interest for excellence in our public facilities
They too in no small part result of Gordon Smith's marvellous installation at the cmnty ctr
beginning to express a high standard for art and architecture
this is v exciting for the entire cmnty; brings our incredible talent home wch is where it shd; builds the creative economy for the 21st century in WV wch it shd be; Amb is a natural focus; in last five years have seen the arts and Amb progress together; exciting to be at this point
This sets the stage for the redevt of Amb so whether talking about a ctr of arts or a small restoration or renovation; the fact that we will be sensitive to our natural setting and our heritage in modern architecture is really crucial; this report will inform much of our decision, as well as our vision for a ctr of the arts, and in fact, WV shd be a ctr of the arts; hope this will bring together much of what we do.
Norma Sorenson said to me before she died, we hadn't even quite got the KM sorted out, and she started talking about the long overdue need for a visual ctr for the arts
Now we know will be much more than that, and we're getting really good exp as our cmnty ctr demonstrates
Thank you for this work; it's more than talking about what we've talked about in the past, but it certainly allows us to stand on the giants who are WV. Question?
{If you read the minutes, there is no record of the original recommended motion; the amendment to no 3 and added no 6 only appear.  The original appears at the beginning of this item, here's what is in the minutes to be adopted with the CHANGES IN CAPS fyi:
 1. Council endorse in PRINCIPLE the Museum Vision Report ("West Vancouver Museum: A Vision for Ambleside" and compendium "Design Brief") by Urban Arts Architecture, June, 2009; and
2. Council approve in principle the 1300 block between Marine Drive and Bellevue Avenue and the waterfront precinct as the location of choice for the new Museum; and
3. Council approve in principle the inclusion of the Museum Vision Report in an overall strategy FOR AMBLESIDE REDEVELOPMENT; and
4. Council direct staff to make this study available to potential partners, donors, and sponsors to support our vision of Ambleside; and
5. Council direct staff to actively pursue and store collections to support the new facility; AND
[Many left chamber  7:58]
Mayor: now Police Dept here to speak about our Youth Strategy, been working on for a long time
5. Youth Strategy Presentation (File: 2910-01)
        {Pls see POLICEBLOTTER above for press release and more info}
Chief Jim Almas: slide presentation: "title" all on website wvpd.ca and can be downloaded; intro Const Lisa Wanless
Mayor: plsd to be joined by Geoff Jopson and Mary Ann Booth
LW: enjoyed working on this
Aim of the report to meet the Strat Priorities; collab approach
two officers to priv schools; revised on an ongoing basis; recognizes fluid nature of crime
Goals of the Study [8:03]
Conduct of the Study: three phases
youth identified as problems: five key areas liquor control licensing offences; met with stakeholders; wd hv liked to have met with more
Best Practices Research
youth webpage; enhanced communication and partnerships
identify youth at risk, youth contact officers, caring for or youth CFOY -- Sq Nation; stats; transparency; Youth Liaison {described}
{DITEP = Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals}
mischief reduction; combating {yes, that is the correct spelling} violence, gang involvement
rolling out the end of this week, partnered with Vanc Coastal Health and [sch dist?]
District and website and PAC; Identifying and developing resources; chronic offender profile
E-Policing for Parents; involving all PACs, can register; able to respond anonymously
Mayor: know there'll be a lot of questions
LW: accountability review; Resource Allocation 1520 hrs to priv and pub schools; 400 hrs Patrol div; roll out Sept 2009; thx
Mayor: this Ccl got an extra boost when former police chief cancelled DARE, not handled as [well....]
know partners want to work together; thank Jeff Palmer
Sop: puts in forefront; towards youth in this cmnty
add to a bigger pic we're working on, scenario
we will be able to look back and say we did our job in time
wonder if our Superintendent wd like to comment
Geoff Jopson, Sch Sup: thx for opp; thank Const Wanless and Chief Almas
watershed-- opp for Sch Dist and Coastal health to raise our chn together
makes great sense; recommendations solid; do ev we can to make this work
ME: normally reports come with maybes and wd be nice; quite engaging to listen to you take so many initiatives; expressions we are, we will; you've gone beyond talking some issues
I sit, rep WV, on NSh Family Court and Youth Justice Cmte, familiar with progs on NSh
certainly without question, initiatives here hearing for first time, encouraging and thank you -- police and SD45
[Sop made motion of thx]
JA : wd really like to take credit; our name but all; key stakeholders put together and we will do all these things
6. 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)
At the June 1, 2009 meeting Council received the report dated May 22, 2009 from the Director of Planning, Lands and Permits regarding Development Permit Application No. 08-002 for 2451 Palmerston Avenue and set the date for consideration for June 22, 2009.
Reports received up to June 18, 2009:
Development Permit Application No. 08-002 for 2451 Palmerston Avenue (to provide for watercourse protection and allow for a variance to the zoning bylaw) / May 22, 2009 / June 1, 2009
Correspondence received up to June 18, 2009:  (None received to date)
Sokol: variance reduce from 15ft to 5ft; on and offsite mitigation
from top of bank Marr Crk wch runs adjacent to the site
about 75 ft from top; new driveway (pointing to slide)
bldg permit for new bldg late 2007
ongoing discussions between owners and staff
agreement cd not be reached so decided to allow construction of the house to begin with final decision on garage location later

{!!! a recipe for problems; not justifiable or practical -- as is virtually admitted later}

proposed location of garage on north side partially within 15m setback and driveway within 5m but b/c there was a patio, shed, and rockwall in the area

{uh-uh...nope...  if it's removed must comply with bylaw; existing encroachments are grandfathered if they remain.  Since this has been going on for years apparently, maybe look at timeline b/c the new Dir/Planning might have been told......}

potential for onsite mitigation exhausted in this area; slope determined to be unstable; plantings gone in, old sawmill on the site was removed, extensive restoration

{hm.  Wd the old sawmill be of heritage value?  was there a heritage report on it?  Understand there were many across WV but wdn't it be desirable to have one example left?  (not necessarily this one but check if there is one.....)}
unfortunately that leaves a net loss onsite of approx 189 sq m of habitat
b/c of impacts some improvements: semipervious paving stones on the driveway; infiltration trench; green roof on proposed garage
for lost habitat, the rate of $110 per sq m is recommended to restore plants and function to the riparian area; general rule of thumb used by biologists to mitigate habitat impact
formula results in $20,790 to be used for an offsite habitat compensation project
Steve Jenkins [Env Mgr] working in conjunction with Streamkeepers -- has identified the restoration of the flows in Ambleside lagoon as an appropriate use of these funds
low capital cost cd achieve signif habitat benefits

{NB: usually Streamkeepers recommends mitigation/compensation in same watershed.}

that's included in DP; staff recommendation be approved
Mayor: might help us to hear from applicant as well
Sop: when devt plans enter into the system, do you not query a house without a garage?
Sokol: issue identified; we knew they needed a garage; went back and forth for many months; resolution cd not be reached, decided by both parties best to move forward and address it at a later date -- think I'd tell you in hindsight probably not the best decision to be made

{no kidding!  btw, wd a smaller house have provided space for garage?  or smaller garage?  how can an applicant give orders to circumvent process?  and then staff agree???
Good question, Sop.}

also recognize intensive pressure on staff to get this moving and start

{by whom? the owner? the rep for the owner, Mark Sager?  Staff shd be independent in upholding the bylaws and procedures -- and this is even in the period before coming to Ccl!  That's usurping Ccl's prerogatives and decisions -- wd Ccl have allowed/permitted a bldg permit for a house WITHOUT a garage knowing one was going to be built?}

issues such as grade on site; prop owner, health issues re locn of garage; push and pull
decision to move forward and permits issued
Sop: future applications--
Mayor: --Cclr Sop, I'd like to deal with this application.
Sop: I'm just curious after all this time--

{tactful understatement}

Mayor, cutting him off again: --I'd also like to hear from the applicant so some of these questions might be answered, then we'll ask as a group
Sop: this is a staff issue more than anything else; wonder why they wd approve a bldg already built with no garage

{exactly; who'd ever heard of that?  who's responsible? who made that  ^@& decision?  why no repercussions or accountability?  ball deftly diverted to left field however.}

Mayor: when we get to the debate we can pursue that if we like.  The applicant?
Mark Sager: lawyer here with Mr Harris, owner of prop; Mr Sokol set out an excellent overview
garage cdn't be initially b/c instability in bank b/c Harrises took out old sawmill that was buried beneath the bank, a lot rubbish, before cd determine where to put a carport.  That issue had to be resolved first.  The owner trying to find the proper solution, had privilege to meet nbr to rear and believe is in support of remedy
{not heard by Ccl but I overheard someone grumbling about a lost view.}

Patricia McLeod: has nothing to do with field hockey!
I'm nbr to the east; briefly document the lifestyle of the residents of dead end of Palmerston for past two years
Mayor: not sure lifestyle
PM: to do with the garage at back
I know the owner has been dealing with the city for at least three years
probably more frustrated that we are; residents/nbrs been left out of this project to our detriment
2451 to the east on this picture and you can see the old house
Marjorie Murray lived here for about 80 years; house from 1920s
[photo June 20 2007]
here you see excavator demolishing the house, two years ago this week
garage area is at back; these trees were taken out, coming down the driveway from top of [bank]; has been encroachment on both sides of the prop
not a lot of correspondence, busy, and had been permitted so not much that can be done
[Nov 2008] front of house built up 30ft from grade; this is view from my front deck
As house permitted before any soln was found for driveway or garage, basically the driveway been impassable for at least six months, if not longer so many of the delivery and trade ppl have been using my driveway
Mayor: remind you Ccl is here to discuss whether or not Ccl will permit variance in protecting the watercourse, not here to go back over something that has been permitted

{ie fait accompli}

PM: okay; this is the front that is complete [slides]
signif traffic on road June 19 2009; broken water main
front of house and back of house; this is where the three-car garage will go
shd hv bn dealt with earlier and shd be dealt with now as fast as possible
this kind of excavation; concerns re safety; put it in and backfill up to grade
I don't know anything about the planning process in WV but the residents hv bn left out of this one; don't know if any further solution
Mayor: Ccl wd like to know if you're speaking in favour or not
PM: I think this shd go ahead quickly
understand there's further work on bylaws around these kinds of issue
residents surrounding prop shd be taken into acct
understand this is the only opp for mbrs of public have had to actually address Ccl
have been in contact with Planning Dept; residents are on their own here to try to deal with this,  future concerns
not easy -- our prop taxes, big discount for last two years
wanted to document this; something happened here and it wasn't a v good process, so fix it up and get it done
Mayor: in Housing Dialogue, more inclusive process for change in the nbrhd; tonight here more narrow question; thank you for letting us know
PM: museum might be interested in these photographs, think I'll make them available for sale
{MOTION: THAT all written and verbal submissions ... be received for information.
SW moved: RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DPA ... be approved.
Sop: second
ME: question re retaining walls
visited the site, on N side quite high, sure addressed correctly; but on east side; garage will be backfilled to grade
Sokol: yes; back of prop will be filled in to roof of the garage, retaining wall somewhat less, order of 4 or 5 ft
Sop: will the bank behind the house where garage will be be safe by engg standards?
Sokol: yes, any retaining walls supporting the garage; engr stamp will certify that it will be safe
Sop: final look today
find it intriguing design/build a house without a garage
hires someone, see house, say go ahead, whoops, no garage.
think mitigation work is good, creek quite a way away
have concern three-car skinny garage that will only be backing along a narrow excavated pathway, disconcerting to me; end result no garage, where are you going to put it.
for future, something I hope we don't do or not too much of, allowing that to happen

{RIGHT, Sop -- in fact, why at all or ever? no one else brave enough to say anything?} 8:38

7. Annual Report 2008 (File:  0300-01/1610-20-4597/4600)
1. Council receive the printed Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2008, as attached.
2. "2008 Annual Budget Amendment Bylaw No 4597, 2009" be introduced and read a first, second and third time.
3. "2008 Capital Facility Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw No 4600, 2009" be introduced and read a first, second and third time.
4. "Financial Information Act 2008 Reports" be approved, as attached.
MS: impressive; want copy, show up early
[all moved]
Mayor: thx, good work

ML recused himself before this item since he's involved with a couple of the groups getting grants
8. Community Grants Recommendations 2009 (File:  0920 07 01/0116 CGC1 2009)
TP: my pleasure to present; new cmte to adjudicate grants
assist residents to equitable access; grants second blueprint for change
thank mbrs for their hard work... intro cmte [named; pls stand; did] ....
Mayor: welcome
Julianne: have honour to be here
applics v worthwhile; fortunate; creativity; better attract funding from donors and govts
received many applications; divided them up; rec funding for 69
identified a number of initiatives
reviewing methods and tools for grants
increased fundings for ... grants
funding mechanisms.... youth fund ...  profiling recipients of the grants'
Mayor: Ccl Panz
TP: two recommendations: first
THAT the Community Grants Committee recommendations for Arts and Culture Grants, be approved as follows:
Community (Professional Standard or Staff)
British Columbia [Boys] Choir   $2,000
Summer Pops Orchestra   $1,250
                                                        Subtotal $3,250
Community Arts Organizations (Amateur with Membership)
        Ambleside Orchestra     $500
        North Shore Light Opera Society         $500
        O'Shihan Cultural Organization          $500
        Theatre West Van $3,250
        West Vancouver Adult Community Band Association $500
        Hollyburn Heritage Society      $750
        Deep Cove Chamber Soloists Society      $750
        West Vancouver Historical Society               $1,000
                                                        Subtotal $8,750
Community (Professional Standard & Staff)
        Chor Leoni Men's Choir  $750
        Laudate Singers Society $500
        Pacific Baroque Orchestra       $1,500
        Pandora's Vox           $2,500
        Presentation House Cultural Society/Theatre     $1,500
        Sinfonia Orchestra of the North Shore           $3,000
        JP Fell Pipe Band               $500
        North Shore Film Festival       $2,000
        Vetta Chamber Music             $500
        West Vancouver Youth Band               $5,000
                                                        Subtotal $17,750
New Applicants
        JP Fell Armoury $500
        North Shore Chorus              $500
        Presentation House Gallery              $1,000
        WV Fire Service $500
                                                        Subtotal $2,500
                                        Total - All 2009 Arts & Culture Grants $32,250
Mayor: may I ask about three-year funding -- is that a benefit?
Leanne: increases efficiency, reduces costs, and continuity
Mayor: got anywhere with one form for NV?
LS: one form for all orgs
Mayor: well done
ME: thank cmte for unenviable work
I recognize most of the recipients but not familiar with West Coast Alternatives
LS: drug and alcohol counselling
Mayor: been in place for a long time; recently with Vanc Coastal Health and much better
LS: that's correct
Sop: some folks on WG and we spent better part of a year to ......  improvements up to date
rec in blueprint -- going to sit on a shelf?
hope new....
LS: have started ...
Mayor: one of the keys was Child Care look forward to progress overall
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Cmnty Grants Cmte recommendations for Social/Community Services Grants, be approved as follows:
Annual Grant
In the second year of a three-year funding cycle (2008-2010):
BC Paraplegic Association               $500
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association            $600
Lions Gate Hospice              $1,000
NS Disability Resource Centre - Adults at Risk          $1,000
NS Women's Centre               $1,500
NS Stroke Recovery Centre - Seniors Peer Group          $1,300
Red Cross Respect Ed            $700
                                        Subtotal        $6,600
Commencing a three-year funding cycle (2009-2011):
Avalon Recovery Society         $800
(BC) Canadian Paraplegic Assoc.         $500
Canadian Mental Health Association              $500
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC           $1,000
Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society         $750
Harvest Project         $2,500
Lookout NS Emergency Aid Shelter                $3,000
NS Assc. for the Mentally Handicapped - NS Connexions Society           $1,000
NS Disability Resource Centre - Children's Summer Program               $2,500
NS Project Society for Low Income & Handicapped         $5,000
NS Schizophrenia Society NS Branch              $2,000
West Coast Alternatives         $5,000
NS Stroke Recovery - Young Stroke Survivors             $1,000
                                        Subtotal        $25,550
In the second year of a three-year funding cycle (2008-2010):
Family Services of the North Shore              $14,500
Living Systems          $500
NS Community Resources Society  $12,000
NS Restorative Justice          $5,000
NS Multicultural Society                $3,000
West Vancouver Family Place Society             $4,000
                                                Subtotal   $39,000
Commencing a three-year funding cycle (2009-2011):
Autism Society of BC            $1,500
Big Brothers            $500
Big Sisters             $500
Highlands United Church $500
NS Crisis Services Society              $10,000
NS Neighbourhood House - Learning Together              $1,000
                                                Subtotal   $14,000
In the second year of a three-year funding cycle (2008-2010):
Capilano Community Services Society             $1,300
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society              $2,000
Lionsview Seniors Planning Society - Seniors' Coalition         $1,300
NS Meals on Wheels Society              $1,500
NS Volunteers for Seniors               $3,500
NS Keep Well Society            $2,000
NS Neighbourhood House - Seniors Peer Support   $1,300
                                                Subtotal   $12,900
In the second year of a three-year funding cycle (2008-2010):
Coho Society - Operating Grant  $5,000
Coho Society - Bus Transportation       $1,250
NS Lifeboat Society                     $2,500
NS Safety Council                       $1,000
525 Pathfinder Squadron (Air Cadet League of Canada)    $900
                                                Subtotal   $10,650
Commencing a three-year funding cycle (2009-2011):
Third West Vancouver Scout Group - Property Tax         $700
                                                Subtotal   $700

                TOTAL Social Services and Community Services Grants     $109,400
9. Brenta Construction Inc. - Request for an Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw - Removal of Construction Tower Crane from 2388 Marine Drive (File: 1605-15)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council approve the request...  from 7am to 8pm on Wednesday June 24
Sokol: sorry to interrupt but request to change date and bylaw Holitzki will explain
LH: been a delay and want to change to Thurs July 9; ev the same
Sop: what day is that?
Many: Thurs
10. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4608, 2009 for 6520 and 6540 Marine Drive (former Fire Hall No. 2 site) (File:  0510 18/1610 20 4608)
1. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4608, 2009, as attached to the report from the Manager, Community Planning dated June 12 be introduced and read a first time in short form;
2. Zoning Bylaw No. ... be presented at a Public Hearing on Monday July 6 at 7pm ... ;
3. The Municipal Clerk be directed to give Statutory Notice...
4. The proposed green building requirements for new development on District property at the former Fire Hall No. 2 be received for information to allow public comment to be received on these requirements at the July 6 Public Hearing; and
5. The proposed building and site design guidelines (to be distributed on-table on Monday June 22, 2009)
{including paint colours  :-) }
-- be received for information to allow public comment to be received on these requirements at the July 6, 2009 Public Hearing.
Sokol: happy to bring forward, staff been working feverishly
conditions add'l cmnty goals; 2008 report of ... on site, had spread to adj
now has been successfully mediated; turn over to Geri Boyle to explain 8:54
GB: currently four lots; use words three sgl fam homes, three small ones; green standards, design guidelines
from PUZone 1 to a new zone, site-specific, CD4 specific to this site
min and max size so no potential to put one large or subdividing in future
limited 0.35 times lot area; an exception will not
2500 sqft. 0.5 so can on...
16550 and 2250sf but wd not include a basement
second component: proposed green building standards
will explain how we got these standards and what expected to do
you've heard of LEED standards, ... Vanc, Whistler, ... -- range so how pick one
City of Vancouver achieved a great deal and was quite simple
negative, not an option -- do this this and this; have added a few other things
in package before you have shown you the source where we've gotten it
below X but above home
Energuide 80 -- expected to yield
cmnty have a chance to comment
Ottaburn lots; in discussions with our lawyers
interesting thing I've discovered City of V unique, own
rest we have to have prov and want to push them to make bldg code greener
bldg design guidelines, just distributed them on table today.
will include in process; will write that in
will show how this will fit in with approval process
ME: on p5 says "to meet cmnty needs" -- funds will be applied to capital needs of the cmnty?
Sokol: referring to when these props sold, money going into Endowment Fund
Mayor: into EF, not to reimburse
ME: not cmnty at large, eg HBay
Mayor: all land sale proceeds go into Endowment Fund
RL: correct; when new HBay firehall was built, paid for out of the EF, and that was on the condition that sale of this site wd repay at least part of the costs of the new firehall

{so why not zoning that wd return all of the costs instead of only part???}

Mayor: I have question about the PH; some of these design guidelines go a bit far: trim has to be white, exterior colours have to be neutral
I have a 1927 house that's always been blue, and the trim isn't white, and I guess you cdn't do that
when I think of HBay, I think of really interesting homes, diversity, seriously
means will be beautifully designed but afraid we're becoming overly prescriptive
GB: at PH seek other comments; second reading, then before adoption, may bring forward guidelines for some modification based on what heard at PH
Mayor: so we don't need to worry about that now
MS: and move proposed paint colours come forward....
Mayor: just a joke, Sheila
11. Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Home Craft, Occupation or Business (File:  1610-20-2200/4603)
1. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4603, 2009 be introduced and read in short form.
2. Zoning Bylaw ... be presented at Public hearing to be held on Monday, July 6 at 7pm;
3. The Municipal Clerk give notice that a Public Hearing to consider Zoning Bylaw No. 2200 is scheduled for Monday, July 6 at 7pm.
Sop: desire this be deferred to September
Mayor: don't want to get into it, everyone will
12. Animal Control and Licencing [sic] Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 Amendment Bylaw No. 4605, 2009 (aggressive dog and dangerous animal signs) (File:  1610 20-4605)
RECOMMENDED: [THAT Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545 be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
13. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4602, 2009 (5775 Marine Drive, Takumi Japanese Restaurant) (File: 1010-20-06-007)
This bylaw received first reading and was the subject of the Public Hearing held and closed on June 15, 2009.
RECOMMENDED: THAT "Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4602, 2009" be read a second, and third time.
Mayor: not permitted to hear any more information
ME: as I did at the PH, a mbr of my family as at last mtg
Mayor: and able to keep an open mind on the matter so able to participate
Sop: curiosity gets me
if restaurant changed over time and premise that seats that's NOT 9:08
filled ev night, that's success

{Right; in fact there are restaurants with fewer than 40 seats that are successful.}

what we heard, new, was to stratify

{not in the documentation?..... does it increase the value of the property?  shd know b/c that wd then mean Uplift.  Separate application?  Without information and without Cmnty Benefits in return, is this an outright gift to the owner?  In any case, that aside, increasing the seats increases the assessed value.}

if a new owner bought, what wd be their intention, what wd they like to do?
with added seats, an added source for revenue? catering? wedding?
if we went ahead, what control over new owner?  make sense, Mr Sokol?
Sokol: allows for bakeshops,...... up to 60 seats but still does not allow more
if catering still 60
MS: the reality is that ppl in WV like to sit outside
driving through Dund as I do ev day, Fish Market,.... etc, ppl always sitting outside
the other issue is are we prepared to make biz viable?
variety so
opp to make a change; go for 40 to 60, certainly not year round
Ccl shd enthusiastically support it

{Without commenting on whether or not agreeing with 60, there are in fact restaurants with 40 seats, even less, that are profitable.  No doubt we want viable businesses in WV, but again, why not address the issue of increased value and what taxpayers get in return???}
ML: add'l 20 seats, but not on patio, patio remains 20 and +20 inside
Sokol: the patio is already maxed out; add'l 20 inside
SW: if biz asking for what they rightfully can have ...
Mayor: glass wall and covenant?
Sokol:  once given second and third readings work with applicant to get agreements

{pardon?  what incentive for applicant to come to an agreement or make any agreement/concessions if the upzoning already passed???}

some of the parking spaces are within the blvd
We'll work with ...
and getting a covenant, construct the glass shade
will not move forward until ...
14. Update - Remedial Action Order 960 Sentinel Dr (File:  1605-01)  Information to be provided.
BYLAWS for Adoption (15 and 16)
LH: the timeframe was yesterday
we're working to arrange an inspection time; hoping Wed; not anticipating clean to our specs but that signif done; report back after that

15. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4579, 2009 (Child care regulations) (File: 1610-20-4579)
16. Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4596, 2009 (Child care facilities) (File: 1610-20-4596)
MS: PASSING THESE TWO bylaws [9:16]
a lot of work by Anne Mooi, Leanne Sexsmith, and the WG
Mayor: you've done a lot of work on behalf of the littlest ppl
17. Proposed Child Care Development Variance Permit Policy (File:  1010-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the proposed DVP Policy for Child Care Uses in Residential Zones be approved.
18. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
Item 19 - Appointments to the Community Engagement Committee
Item 20 - Correspondence List.
ME: item 4 in Corresp
19. Appointments to the Community Engagement Committee (File:  0116 20 CEC)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following citizens be appointed to the Community Engagement Committee for the term ending December 31, 2009: John Almond, Patricia Bolton, David Crilly, Kirsty Pappas, Sara Dubois-Phillips, and Carolanne Reynolds.
20. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24) -- Correspondence received up to June 17, 2009
(4) June 10, 2009, regarding Westmount Road
        Referred to the Director of Engineering Services for consideration and response.
ME: some sympathy for points made
RF: calming residents concerned re speed
survey: [speed of] 85% [of drivers] was 68kmh in a 50kmh zone
it's a walk to school and bus route
been two fatalities
ICBC was approached and they concurred some safety issues
traffic calming and road island ICBC is contributing $10K to the project
staff has bn working with the cmnty; medians and traffic circle at Rockview Place
21.  REPORTS FROM MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS (Including updates on working groups)
Sop: will leave croquet
MS (wrt VSun article about money cclrs get for attending MetroV mtgs): this stuck in craw
attended X mtgs not more than half an hour; leave by 9
clear to me [there just] to pick up their $300 per diem
xxx  ...  reality is ...
double-dipping to get paid for half hour mtgs .... taxpayers deserve better
Mayor: no idea what letter wd look like; understand sentiment
bd mtgs, I usually leave after four hours ....
what wd happen if not attend ... ?
and bring back to us
MS: you've just backed up my point
they pick up stipend
if you looked at this logically with 50 attendees, throw out top and bottom ten of 50
what av attendee earns outside...
but this!
Labour Board; Police and Fire; end up referring to staff; just there gobbling up like sharks
CAO: future of?
understand report re future of Labour Bd
a number of Ms opting out of Labour Bureau
not sure whether new bureau or xxx
believe shd come to this Ccl as a report
will be coming at an in camera session then decision made
can certainly work with Cclr Smith, what's paid on per diems
MS: the article in the VSun this morning is over $700K
and these are ppl already being paid
Sop: for the $2.37 per hr I've received over the past years
..... proven .....  Metro Toronto; big mistake
Mayor come back ashen wrt input re xxx
...  xxx  ... you can look at our stipends we're not here for the money
ME: is it Cclr Smith's intention only to Labour Bd or?
chair clearly shd address issue; inclined to agree with Cclr Sop
not to all xxx
Mayor: but also accountability also re Sop
Metro V v useful
we receive inexpensive utilities and high xxx
agree with Smith how is that time spent
maybe it feels sometimes some put in more an awful lot and others not picking up $200
I'm always keep to reforming the restructuring of xxx
referred to CAO and back to Ccl
congrats to Lib Bd on croquet; Sager MCing
Chamber dinner awards: Cypress one of three women who runs a ski in all of NAm
TP: LPPS AGM, their tenth anniversary
113 mbrs but planted over .... home propagated plants
total volunteer houses 650hrs; remarkable what they've done; starting to show
composting in bear country; here Wed 6; Garden Smart...

Mayor: Carolanne Reynolds.  Oh, Mark Sager, are you going to say something too?
{inaudible comments}
CR: The page I signed said No 9 so I thought there were eight ppl before me.
Anyway, tyvm, and thank you for the recommendation to the CEC, I appreciate that.
The Vision sounds exciting.  I hope there will be many public mtgs to decide what the chess game can be to try to get the best.
I do have a couple of questions though.
I know some time ago, with devt and upzoning and things, that in the Planning Process there wd be the Uplift information in the devt b/c there's supposed to be a policy that Cmnty Benefits wd be around 75%, and perhaps I missed it but I didn't see those calculations in recent Public Hearing or Upzoning [devt permits] so I just wondered if I missed them or if they inadvertently got lost, or is it going to be part of our process in future? if there's any change in zoning? that the increase in value -- b/c I know we've already done it with several devts and it's been quite successful, so--
Mayor: --I'm trying to think wch ones we've done recently that--
Sokol: I believe Ms Reynolds is referring to the Takumi Japanese restaurant;

{Well, I was speaking about recent ones in general (that is the most recent); the Mayor is asking about recent ones in wch there was Uplift and CBs.}

she had sent me an email saying that in particular she was referring it to.  In that particular instance, the reasoning for the staff making the recommendation to move forward without looking at securing cmnty benefits is encapsulated in the Ccl discussion wch also furthers the OCP goal of encouraging the success of our commercial areas; that was also a recommendation of the Housing Dialogue, and it's also been identified as a goal in our strategic plan.

{but those are SEPARATE from CBs!}

I think the reason Ccl is moving forward on this--
Mayor:  Sorry, on the Takumi Japanese restaurant, we haven't adopted it yet so we shdn't really be talking about that, but you're talking in general terms.
CR: yes, I was talking in general terms
Mayor: I want to be clear.
CR: yes, I was talking in general terms
Mayor: yes
Sokol: Thank you for clarifying that.  I wd say, yes, it is still our goal; it is the policy, and we shd be looking at that for all new rezones for new devt, is what our policy says.

{Good to hear it is the goal; I decided not to debate and repeat the query as to why that information/step was missing from the staff reports.  And if I noticed the upzoning info was missing so we might have lost the opportunity to get Cmnty Benefits, why didn't anyone on Ccl???  To be fair, Sop asked for a report on the ramifications of the stratification but even increasing the seating from 40 to 60, a 50% increase, does increase the value of the property even without the stratification info.
And secondly, nope, it was understood to be for all rezoning; Pat's Restaurant last year is an example. Let's look at that wording and get a clarification!  This sounds like either a misinterpretation by the Planning Dept or wording different from the intention and what was understood.}

CR: Yes, I just wanted to make sure that policy and process hadn't been dropped and--
Mayor: --no, no, not at all
CR: good, so then, if we don't see it on something that comes to us, we can go and ask for it?
Mayor: I think you can expect to see it.
CR: okay.
{Well, at least the Mayor is under the same impression.  Let's hope that means she'll be looking for that info too.  And let's watch who else.  And for wch devts.}
and all those meetings are in West Matters
{holding up an issue of WVM, referring to mtgs for cmnty consultation re Vision  (mentioned when I first spoke) as well a cmte and WG mtgs.}
and this issue has all the WV Chamber of Commerce winners
{also hard to hear; awards presented at their recent dinner}

Sager: sorry, I didn't know there was a signup sheet, I apologize
Mayor: we do it for Carolanne Reynolds
{not quite sure what is meant.  The Mayor always asks if anyone for PQP whether anyone has signed up or not.  If there's nothing on the agenda I know wd call for further comment I don't sign and do not speak; sometimes I've not intended to speak and then something's come up at the end and I've got up after other speakers.  I do wonder why the sheet I signed stated with No 9 though...}

Sager: I'm here representing the owner of the bldg adjacent to the police station.
The ppl that own that bldg have owned it for decades, and have always been satisfied with their investment and being part of the Ambleside cmnty, but thanks to the work of Cathy Matheson, and the vision that has been brought forward to Ccl tonight, they are prepared to meet with their nbrs and with Ccl, and have asked me to lead them in this process, in hopes that they too can be part of the vision wch has bn brought forward tonight
I wd only ask, I believe that you have an amazing opp with an empty piece of prop at 14th and Marine, with now, the key, one of the key owners willing to work with Ccl, and of course with your ownership of the prop, with the vision set forth tonight, to really see something happen; and I wd just encourage you to grab this opp, perhaps appoint a mbr of Ccl to work with your excellent staff to see this actually begin, perhaps even by Sept, coming forward with some kind of joint effort by all of the prop owners there.
One of the things from experience, and being in my profession that we often see, is an owner of a prop inspired to join in a process when they see a cohesive Ccl, a time frame that is realistic, and hopefully [sic] an improving economy.
The third might be in doubt, but I don't think the first two are, and so I think this is an amazing opp for a truly world class location and I think you've got the ability to do it, and I wd just let you know tonight one of the key owners of the prop fully supports this effort, and thank you.
Mayor: anyone further wishing to comment?
23.  ADJOURNMENT [MS at 9:36]

===  PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA July 6th  ===
The Council Meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing

ZONING BYLAW NO. 2200, 1968, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4608, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4608)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application:
Applicant: The District of West Vancouver
Subject Lands: 6520 & 6540 Marine Drive (former Fire Hall No. 2 site)
Purpose: To rezone the subject lands so that they can be used for three single family dwellings.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment:
1.  Creates the Comprehensive Development Zone Four (CD4). This zone provides for small lot single family residential development. The requirements of the zone include:
A minimum lot size of 4,700 sq feet and a maximum lot size of 6,700 sq feet to ensure three lots are developed;
A maximum floor area ratio of 0.35 on each lot;
A maximum site coverage of 35%; and,
A maximum building height of 25 feet and two storeys.
2.  Rezones the lands from Public Use Zone 1 (P.U.1.) to Comprehensive Development Zone Four (CD4).
Additionally, Proposed Design Guidelines for the three Single Family Dwellings are provided for comment.
After everyone has spoken once, you will have an opportunity to speak again if you wish.
1) Reports received up to July 2, 2009:
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4608, 2009 for 6520 and 6540 Marine Drive (former Fire Hall No. 2 Site) June 12/22
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4608, 2009 for 6520 and 6540 Marine Drive (former Fire Hall No. 2 site) - Proposed Design Guidelines  June 22, 2009
2) Correspondence received up to July 2, 2009:  H. Abyaneh  July 2
On June 22, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. On June 23, 131 Notices were mailed to owners/occupiers within the notification area. The statutory notice of PH was published in the North Shore News on June 28 and July 1. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the July 6 PH.
If there is no further public input and Council does not wish to have 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 ...  and that the Public hearing be adjourned to ________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.

===  CCL MTG AGENDA July 6th  ===
June 15, 2009 Public Hearing; June 15, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; and June 22, 2009 Special Council Meeting.
3. North Shore Emergency Management Office 2008 Annual Report  (File:  0180-16)
4. Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 4607, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4607)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT ... be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
5. 2010 Winter Games - Temporary Residential Accommodation (File: 1610-20-4611)
1.  Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005 Amendment Bylaw No. 4611, 2009 be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
2.  The intentions of Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455 be posted and advertised in accordance with section 59 of the Community Charter.
3.  Council approve an Order of Non-Enforcement of PART1 Division 2 - Definitions - LODGER - to remove the requirement of "securing residential accommodation of more than 29 consecutive days" for "temporary accommodation" during the "Games Period" as defined in Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005 Amendment Bylaw No. 4611, 2009.
6. Changes to the 2009 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT an Special Ccl Mtg be scheduled for Monday, July 27
7. 2008 Annual Budget Amendment Bylaw No. 4597, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4597)
8. 2008 Capital Facility Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw No. 4600, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4600)
9. Animal Control and Licence Bylaw No. 4545, 2008 Amendment Bylaw No. 4605, 2009 (aggressive dog and dangerous animal signs) (File:  1610-20-4545)
10. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Consent Agenda items as follows be approved:
Item 11 - Morrow Environmental Consultants Inc. - Request for an Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw - Proposed Environmental Drilling - in the 1300 Block of Marine Drive Between- Monday July 13th through to Wednesday July 15th 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with noise levels expected to exceed the current decibel levels permitted in section 6.1.5 Continuous Sound exceeding
80 dBA
Item 12 - Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-002 (6080 Blink Bonnie Road) (to set date for consideration)
Item 13 - Development Permit No. 09-012 for 1431 -1437 Clyde Avenue - Proposed Building Renovation including addition, along with a shared parking arrangement (to set date for consideration)
Item 14 - Appointment to the Strategic Transportation Plan Working Group
Item 15 - Correspondence List.
11. Morrow Environmental Consultants Inc. - Request for an Order of Non-Enforcement of Noise Control Bylaw - Proposed Environmental Drilling - in the 1300 Block of Marine Drive Between Monday July 13th through to Wednesday July 15th 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with noise levels expected to exceed the current decibel levels permitted in section 6.1.5 Continuous Sound exceeding 80 dBA (File:  1605-15)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Council approve the request
12. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-002 (6080 Blink Bonnie Road) (File:  1010-20-09-002)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that the DVP Application which provides for a reduced front yard, side yard, combined side yard and waterfront yard which will allow the retention of a constructed glass guard rail on the roof of an accessory building and a covered front entry and the installation of glass roof panels on a trellis covering a BBQ, will be considered on Monday, September 14 (or on July 27 if a Council meeting is scheduled for that day).
13. Development Permit No. 09-012 for 1431 -1437 Clyde Avenue - Proposed Building Renovation including addition, along with a shared parking arrangement (File:  1010-20-09-012)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that Devt Permit Application which provides for a building renovation including addition, along with a shared parking arrangement, will be considered at the meeting of Council on Monday, September 14 (or on July 27 if a Council meeting is scheduled for that day).
14. Appointment to the Strategic Transportation Plan Working Group (File:  0117-20-TRPLN)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Councillor Soprovich be appointed to the Strategic Transportation Plan WG.
15. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Correspondence List be received for information.
Correspondence received up to June 19, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) D. Corrigan, Mayor, City of Burnaby, June 4, 2009, regarding Report on Municipal Liabilities
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(2) Hon. J. Karygiannis, May 2009, re Bill C-319: An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Speed Limiters)
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(3) June 4, 2009, regarding Donation of Pins to the A.I.C. Girls Primary School in Kenya
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(4) June 17, 2009, regarding Dogs and the Centennial Seawalk
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(5) Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 16, 2009, regarding Working Roundtable on Forestry and BCUC Inquiry into Long Term Transmission Needs
        Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(6) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
        (a) West Vancouver Memorial Library Board Minutes - May 20, 2009
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to June 29, 2009
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(7) June 20, 2009, regarding Support for Senior Shuttle
        Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(8) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
        (a) Board of Variance Hearing Minutes - April 15, 2009
(9) June 25, 2009, regarding Development Permit Application for 567 and 571 Craigmohr Drive
(10) Hon. C. Anderson, Mayor, Village of Gold River, June 23, regarding Solid Waste Management (previously distributed due to timing of event)
(11) Undated, regarding Appreciation of Service by Staff at Capilano View Cemetery
(12) June 22, 2009, regarding Spuraway Bus Service
(13) P. Chew, West Coast Environmental Law, June 24, 2009, regarding Bill 27: Opportunities and Strategies for Green Action by BC Local Governments
Responses to Correspondence
(14) G. Rowlands, Acting Manager of Transit, June 16, 2009, regarding Spuraway Bus Service
(15) P. Bates, Manager of Engineering Services, June 16, 2009, regarding Recycling of Fluorescent Light Ballasts
(16) A. Mooi, Director of Parks and Community Services, June 22, 2009, regarding Request for Financial Support for Crystal Meth Society of BC
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

Women in Saudi Arabia are banned from driving, must wear a head-to-toe cloak when out in public and must obtain permission from a male relative to work, travel, study or marry.
Iran clerics defy election ruling
A group of Iranian clerics calls the presidential vote's result invalid, underlining the splits in the ruling elite.
Iran clerics defy election ruling
The split within the clergy appears to be widening -- A group of clerics in Iran has called Iran's presidential vote invalid, contradicting official results.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8134904.stm
~ VSun had some explanations:
It is Khamenei who controls the 12man Guardian Council that is looking into the electoral fraud allegations. As supreme leader, he appoints six council members; the other six are appointed by the country's justice minister, who is another Khamenei appointee.
Khamenei cannot be in any doubt that Ahmadinejad and his supporters were overzealous in their attempts to secure the president a second, four-year term. Before the election had even taken place Ayatollah Misbah Yazdi, Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor, is said to have appealed to Khamenei to cancel the election result if the president lost the ballot.
Yazdi, like Ahmadinejad, believes in the return of the 12th Imam as the final act in the preparations for the end of the world. He accused Mousavi of being anti-Islamic and demanded that, in the event of him winning the election, the country's supreme leader use his powers of veto to disqualify him from office.
Who's who in Iran
As the situation in Iran becomes increasingly volatile, we take a look at the players in Iranian society.
Ayatollah Khamenei is believed to back President Ahmadinejad
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, is the country's most powerful figure.
He appoints the head of the judiciary, six of the 12 members of the powerful Guardian Council, the commanders of all the armed forces, Friday prayer leaders and the head of radio and TV. He also confirms the president's election.
Khamenei was a key figure in the Islamic revolution in Iran and a close confidant of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic. He was later president of Iran from 1981 to 1989 before becoming Supreme Leader for life.

===  SCIENCEWATCH  === Wallabies and crop circles.........
SYDNEY - The mystery of crop circles in poppy fields in Australia's southern island state of Tasmania has been solved - stoned wallabies are eating the poppy heads and hopping around in circles.
"We have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles," the state's top lawmaker Lara Giddings told local media on Thursday.
"Then they crash. We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high," she said.
Many people believe crop circles that mysteriously appear in fields around the world are created by aliens.
Poppy producer Tasmanian Alkaloids said livestock which ate the poppies were known to "act weird" - including deer and sheep in the state's highlands.
"There have been many stories about sheep that have eaten some of the poppies after harvesting and they all walk around in circles," said field operations manager Rick Rockliff.
Australia produces about 50 per cent of the world's raw material for morphine and related opiates.

===  WORDWATCH  ===

Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh:
His dizzy aunt ----------------------------------------------- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes------------------------------- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store ------ Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia ----------------------------- U Gogh
His magician uncle -------------------------------- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin ---------------------------------------- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ------------ Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach --------------- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle ------------------------------------- Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -------------------------------- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle -------------------------------------- Flamin Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin -------------------------------------- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ------------------ Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew ----------------------------------- Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco -------------------------------------- Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in an RV --- Winnie Bay Gogh
. . . . . I saw you smiling . . . there ya Gogh!

===  KIDS & COPS  ===

While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about six years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, "Are you a cop?"
"Yes," I answered and continued writing the report.
"My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?"
"Yes, that's right,'" I told her.
"Well, then," she said as she extended her foot toward me, "would you please tie my shoe?"

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me.
"Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked.
"It sure is," I replied.
Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, "What'd he do?"

===  MAIKU / BARD-KU  ===  dedicated to Bob Frazer as Iago in Othello (Bard on the Beach)

                scheming eyes smoulder
                        Iago slithers, deflects, cloys,
                                        oozes masked poison
perhaps too much as a tanka:
                scheming eyes smoulder
                Iago slithers, deflects, cloys,
                oozes masked poison
                        flatters, undermines, squirms, plots,
                        dissembles, and dominates

===  QUOTATIONS  ===

Evil is like a shadow - it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.
                        -- Shakti Gawain, (American?) teacher and author (b. 1948)
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
                        -- Alexis de Tocqueville, French statesman and historian (1805-1859)
Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.
                        -- Ayn Rand, Russian-American writer (1905 - 1982)

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
                        -- Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
                        -- Max Lerner, American journalist (1902 - 1992)
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
                -- Isaac Asimov, Russian-American science-fiction writer (1902 - 1992)

Personally, I'm waiting for Caller IQ.         -- Sandra Bernhard, American comedienne (b 1955)

o  The right to misgovern themselves is the right that all nations claim.
o  A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent.
                -- Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor and manager (1852 - 1917)
In a perfect union the man and woman are like a strung bow. Who is to say whether the string bends the bow, or the bow tightens the string?
                -- Cyril Connolly, English critic and editor (1903-1974)

Without transparency, there can be no accountability; without accountability, what's the point of transparency?
        -- Leonard Roy Frank, American (b 1932); the editor of Random House Webster's Quotationary; published in 1998).  His Random House Webster's Wit & Humor Quotationary was published in 2000. In 2003, Random House published his Freedom: Quotes and Passages from the World's Greatest Freethinkers and five gift books titled Inspiration, Love, Money, Wisdom, and Wit, each subtitled The Greatest Things Ever Said. The Electroshock Quotationary, which he edited, was published on the Internet in 2006.   Frank has lived in San Francisco since 1959. To add your name and e-mail address to the "Frankly Quoted" Listserv [arrives once a month], notify him at lfrank@igc.org. Comments and criticisms are always welcome. And if, by chance, you run across a quotation (or have an original thought or observation) which you think others would find interesting, amusing, instructive, or inspiring, please send it along and it will be considered for inclusion in a future posting.

a)  This thing runs but cannot walk, sometimes sings but never talks. Lacks arms, has hands; lacks a head but has a face. What is it?
{The answer is a clock however I was madly impressed when one subscriber, since this was sent out at the end of an ebroadcast update, not only replied within three minutes -- and it was sent out at midnight -- but took the singing into account by answering "an alarm clock".  Several answered 'clock' correctly in the morning.}
b)   How do you know if there is an elephant under the bed?
        {Your nose is touching the ceiling.}
c)   Why do hummingbirds hum?
        {Because they don't know the words.}
d)   Where does a blackbird go for a drink?
        {To a crow bar.}
e)  Why do seagulls live near the sea?
        {Because if they lived near the bay, they would be called bagels.}