Ccl NOTES July 6
AGENDA July 20
Calendar to July 31

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

*** Tenth annual RoyalTea-by-the-Sea Aug 1st, Dundarave Park ***
July 20 in history:  40 years ago Man first walked on the Moon
        Canadian centennial of powered flight: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53984079560
===  What's special about West Vancouver?  ===
Please tell me what you think are the top ten things you like about WV
and want to keep (in order of importance -- okay to have ties). Write to: myWV@westvan.org
=  MAIN ITEMS July 20th:  PUBLIC HEARING re Devt Permit exemption, Fisherman's Cove Marina; CCL MTG: Measuring Up WG; Climate Action WG; Report from UBC Master's Landscape Architecture Studio; 6520/6540 Marine (Fire Hall Site) zoning; Remedial Action re 960 Sentinel and 2558 Garden Court; OCP Amendment 5920 Marine; Outstanding Building Permit files; Biz Licence bylaw amendment; West Bay Elementary portable classrooms; Correspondence (Field Hockey Turf Field A in Ambleside; Salish Sea; WRA's aphid problem; Spuraway cmnty bus; etc)
=  Riddles; Vive le Canada (Former GG's view of Canada; Chretien OM; 1871 - BC joined Canada on July 20); ANIMALWATCH (the naked ape); from the EDITOR'S DESK; UPDATE (wanna be a firefighter?)
=  CALENDAR to July 31st; NATUREWATCH (next); CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Art, Music)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES July 6th: Public Hearing on the Horseshoe Bay Firehall site (three sgl-fam), then ccl mtg: NSEMO Annual Report; Smoking Regulations; Accommodation during Olympics; Bylaws (2008 Annual Budget Amendment / Capital Reserve; Animal Control and Licence); DVP dates for 6080 Blink Bonnie and 1431 Clyde
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA July 20th
=  INFObit (toilet paper); NEWSWATCH (Iraq); IRANWATCH (Le Monde diplomatique, "Stolen Election"); BOOKWATCH (Happy Birthday from Hizbollah): LANGUAGEWATCH (Thesaurus -- Roget's surpassed!); WORDWATCH (A Cat's Dictionary); HAIKU for WV; QUOTATIONS/Riddle Answers (the silly section)
+++  RIDDLES  +++         :-)
a)  What do you get when you cross a parrot with a centipede?
b)  Where do dogs go when they lose their tails?
c)  What is the difference between a cat and a comma?
===  Vive le Canada  ===
+   Former MP , Fisheries Minister, and first Acadian Governor General Romeo LeBlanc died June 24 at 81.  At his state funeral July 3 in Memramcook NB, his son said his father went to Ottawa as an MP in the early 1970s with others, including Chretien and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who had a vision of a "compassionate Canada".
He continued: "They devoted their lives to bring us together, reminding us of the values formed by this great land, that our first peoples shared with our earliest settlers.  My father deeply believed that Canada's greatest and most abundant resources lay ... in the hearts and the minds of Canadians."
+  Former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jean Chretien was awarded the Order of Merit by HM Elizabeth II on July 12, to be presented later.  (Changed by the time you check but I googled and some wag had listed him as "The Left Honourable" Jean Chretien)
The Order of Merit is a British and Commonwealth Order bestowed by the Monarch. It was established in 1902 by King Edward VII (based on the Prussian Pour le Mérite) as a reward for distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture. Appointments to the Order are in the Sovereign's personal gift.....  The Order is limited to the Sovereign and twenty-four members, but additional foreigners may be added as "honorary members". From the beginning the Order was open to women, and Florence Nightingale was the first woman to receive the honour, in 1907.
(The only other Cdn Prime Ministers to receive the OM are William Lyon Mackenzie King and Lester Pearson.)
+   BC joined Canada 1871 July 20.  The name of our Lieutenant-Governor is Steven Point (an Amerindian).  [NB: the Canadian pronunciation of lieutenant begins leff, not the American loo or even lyoo.]  The population of BC in 2008 was 4,428,368 (third largest in Canada by popn).  And you all know Vancouver is BC's largest city (505,671 in 2001, but about 2M in the Lower Mainland whereas WV is about 42K and the North Shore about 200K).  Victoria, the capital, confusingly at the tip of Vancouver Island (below the 49th parallel).

===  ANIMALWATCH  ===  the naked ape? FLY AIR NZ!
                Now for the nude Kiwis:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Mq9HAE62Y
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
        Pleased to learn July 14 -- Gastown is now a National Historic site
===  UPDATE  ===
Interested in Becoming a Firefighter?
The Districts of North and West Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver, will host an Open House and Information Session on Saturday, July 25 at the District of North Vancouver Fire Training Centre...more 
Applications will be accepted for Firefighter positions from July 31 to August 21.
Applications and information packages can be obtained at the following locations and websites, starting July 25:
District of West Vancouver - 750 17th Street, West Vancouver
District of North Vancouver - 355 W. Queens Road, North Vancouver
City of North Vancouver - 141 W. 14th Street, North Vancouver

===  CALENDAR to July 31st  ===
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 usually in the MFCR (Main Floor Conference Room), but sometimes in the chamber, 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 the DWV website calendar wrt cmtes and WGs that are of interest to you.]
++ Late on DWV's website so missing from last Calendar, plus some changes below for the record::
+  Wed July 8th ~ 5pm ~ Strategic Transportation Plan WG mtg
+  Thurs July 9th  (both at Cmnty Ctr)
        ~ 4pm ~ Climate Action WG mtg in Mountain Room at Cmnty Ctr
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Strategic Planning WG mtg in Art Studio at Cmnty Ctr
WHEELS is Coming to West Vancouver Parks  Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wheels is a mobile information and resource program providing information and resources about early learning and care, health and wellness, parent education and support for families with young children. 'Wheels' is a program of North Shore Community Resources. Representatives from North Shore Child Care Resource and Referral Program and Vancouver Coastal Health will be on hand to answer questions.
There will be activities for young children
July 9th at Whytecliff Park 12:30 pm to 2:30  &  14th at Ambleside  Park 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
AUGUST: 10am to noon: August 6th at John Lawson Park, 11th at Ambleside Park, and 18th at Whytecliff Park       Look for the big white WHEELS van!
+ btw, Outlook listed an open house Thurs July 9 that the NV Museum and Archives held seeking public input for a vision on a new cmnty museum for NV.  A display will be at the Lynn Valley library Friday and Saturday (July 10/11).  For more info, call 990 3700 x8016.  WV take note!
+ fyi, I don't usually put in events that cost money, just on occasion -- what we taxpayers get for our money though even if we pay, subsidized -- however belatedly found out about this tour (so went to website to get info below), and although it's $100 for a ticket, these are exceptional homes:
The West Vancouver Museum's West Coast Modern Home Tour takes place Saturday July 11 from 12pm to 4pm followed by a reception held in a spectacular home designed by Battersby Howat in 2005 that received Western Living's Best in the West Award.
+ Sunday July 12th =
WEST VANCOUVER POLICE News Release  Date:  July 7;  Contact:  Cpl Fred Harding; Tel:  604 925 7353
Fifth Annual Anti Sexual Abuse Rally
The Fifth Annual Anti Sexual Abuse Rally will be taking place this Sunday on July 12th.
The rally started in 2005 as a joint partnership between the West Vancouver Police Department and the Squamish Nation. It was in response to a predator whose alleged teenaged victims were too afraid to come forward. The partnership has grown to include political figures and the North Shore Crisis Services Society. The rally allows anyone to walk in support of all survivors of sex abuse, domestic violence, and any other form of abuse. The supporters can show the survivors that they need not suffer in silence.
The rally will be accompanied by people who are specially trained to deal with those in crisis and anyone who wants to talk about their experiences.
The rally will begin Sunday, July 12th at 10am outside St Paul's Church 426 W. Esplanade, NV.
Contacts for the rally will be Juliana Buitenhuis, the Chair Person of the Caring for our Youth Committee, Juliana is available at cwwa@nscss.net 604 786 7487, Doris Paul at doris_paul@squamish.net and Cpl Fred Harding at fredharding@wvpd.ca
The West Vancouver Police Department remind the community that there are officers at this, and every police department, who are trained to listen empathetically with victims of violence and sexual crimes regardless of when the offences took place. Assisting victims of crimes that happened many years ago is not an uncommon experience for trained detectives.
The West Vancouver Police Department's Victim Services can be contacted at 604 925 7348
+ Value for Services WG Tu July 14 (Bastille Day) at 5pm at Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room); meeting every Tuesday it appears
+  Besides Library Bd (6pm in Library) and Bd of Variance (7pm), also on Wed July 15th is Strategic Transportation WG (Cedar Room at 3pm) AND the Strategic Planning WG (6:30pm in CCC).  The DWV website has a moving pic about its question of the week.

Now for what's coming AFAIK:

= Mon July 20th ~ 3pm ~ WV Police Bd Finance Cmte mtg in WVPD Boardroom
= Tues July 21st ~ 5pm ~ Value for Services WG
= Wed July 22nd
        ~ 3:30pm ~ (new! expanded!) Cmnty Engagement Cmte
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Strategic Planning WG (distilling a Vision stmt for WV)
= Sat July 25th ~ 10 - 11:30am ~  Caulfeild Walk - Cultural History
        WV Museum Course Code 667967 -- $ 7 -- Guide: E. Bradbury
Discover edible plants and speculate on Caulfeild Park's rich history. Find remnants of the old pilot house and trace the story of Burrard Inlet's first pilotage. Learn about the steamships that visited the wharf and Francis Caulfeild's dreams to build an ideal village.  ELSPETH BRADBURY is a retired architect and landscape architect who has lived in Caulfeild for twenty years. As a board member of the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society, she heads up their restoration efforts and organizes a group to propagate native plants. She is the author of West Vancouver: A View Through The Trees.
This Caulfeild walk is guided by members of the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society Board and will start and finish at the Village Green in front of Saint Francis-in-the-Wood church (4773 Piccadilly South).
= (starting Fri) July 24th to 28th (Tues)
 ~ 9am - 9pm ~ The Sculptors' Society of BC Exhibition at VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Media enquiries: 604 222 1693 or colleen@colleenbarlow.com
Saturday, July 25th reception for media and guests, 6 - 8:30pm. Guest vocalist is Louise Solecki Weir with guitarist, Greg Weir; bass, James Jandrish; and on woodwinds, Mark Dowding. We will be featuring sculptures from some of our province's most renowned artists. Please come and enjoy light refreshments and music in the gardens as we open our 37th annual exhibition.
= Tues July 28th ~ 5pm ~ Value for Services WG
=  Friday July 31st marks the beginning of WV's annual Harmony Arts Festival -- stay tuned!

The tenth annual RoyalTea-by-the-Sea
                will take place at 2pm Saturday August 1st  in Dundarave Park. 
See www.royaltea.ca or phone 922 4400.
+++  A Summer of Cinema and Song +++ in John Lawson Park
Concert 7:30pm; 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 24  --  Concert: Hardy Hansen; Film: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Friday, July 31 --  Concert: The Paperboys (at the Harmony Arts Festival);
                        Film - Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- 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 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
*** 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
***  ART IN THE HALL Municipal Hall  --  July 16 through September 18
Featuring the paintings of Shakun Jhangiani
Shakun is an inter-disciplinary artist who works in a variety of media.  She was born and raised in Bombay, where she received a degree in Economics.  She has worked in photography, interior design, fashion, and has designed jewellery and furniture.  She created costumes, sets, and props for stage, television, and films in the world of Bollywood in India.  She works in a contemporary style, incorporating symbolic colours and forms into her figurative and abstract images. The  spiritualism of her East Indian roots imbues her work with a feeling of joyful serenity.
The series "Inside the Circle" evolved from the image of the bindu or third eye. The circle is symbolic of the chakras, the centre of insight, intuition, and nurturing energy that when opened allow body, mind, and spirit to live in balance.
Shakun is a member of several galleries and works from her studio in her home in North Vancouver. Some of her paintings are in private collections in India, Canada, & the USA.
Please contact the Ferry Building Gallery if you are interested in purchasing a painting.  604. 925. 7290    gallery@westvancouver.ca
Every Saturday & Sunday through October 4 from 9am - 5pm
Artists and photographers creating and selling art outdoors on Ambleside Landing
+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://www.silkpurse.ca/
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 Everyone is Welcome!!
+++  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  *

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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 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 WV Historical Society, WV Museum, and DWV. 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 -- See www.bardonthebeach.org and/or phone 739 0559 (fireworks nights too).
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) 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 to 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 fun (started June 13, bound to sell out soon).
All's Well That Ends Well opened in the small tent July 2nd.  It was fabulous!  Rachel Ditor adapted the play and it's so well done, very funny.  Lois Anderson is good throughout, Alan Morgan and Scott Bellis spark off each other outrageously and Scott got a round of applause for his exposition on virginity, Duncan Fraser reigns as King.  Better buy your tix soon!
Richard II opened July 11, a difficult play.  It helps if you know in advance that Richard II was rather weak.  For John Murphy's strong performance, I'd call this play "Bolingbroke".  Haig Sutherland's delivery of Richard II's final monologue was captivating.
+  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, tix 684 2787, till July 26.  G and I have seen two earlier productions and enjoy the Vancouver references (but every city has such nbrhds).
+  Salt Water Moon by David French starts July 15 (to Aug 1) at the Jericho Arts Ctr by Hoarse Raven Theatre. Tuesday through Saturday, at 8 pm; Tix $15 - $20 (two-for-one Wed July 15 and Tues July 21 and 28), see  http://www.jerichoartscentre.com/.  ONLINE RESERVATIONS or 604 224 8007, ext. 3
+  BTW, there's a special offer for those on United Players' Jericho Arts Ctr mailing list (put in the notes, "Please add me to our mailing list").  See  www.unitedplayers.com  also for UP's special promotion celebrating its 50th season.  If you buy two season tickets before July 31st you get a third one free! 
The Arts Club
Les Miz is at the Stanley going gangbusters has been extended to Aug 6th now (tix 687 1644)
Altar Boyz at the Granville Island Stage is getting good reviews and has been held over until August 29; for tix tel 687 1644
+  Will try to take in 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 at 7:30pm to Aug 30; tix 662 3207.
 *  ART
Bad Belgian art  --  A lesson for Europe
A Belgian national champion  Jul 9th 2009  from The Economist print edition
A terrible lesson from a terrible painter
IN MARCH 1850 Antoine Wiertz, an artist, wrote to the newish Belgian government offering a swap: his largest paintings in exchange for the construction of a "huge, comfortable, and well-lit" studio. Somewhat surprisingly, his proposal was accepted. The interior minister, Charles Rogier, agreed to hand over a large sum of money to build a studio that would, after Wiertz's death, display his works in perpetuity. Rogier's was a terrible decision even at the time. For today's governments, looking on 160 years later, it stands as a masterclass in maladministration.
For the rest:  http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13993088
~~ Jazz/A Cappella ~~ The rock band Toto scored their biggest hit with the song "Africa" in 1982. The song is instantly recognizable, but it has been reinvented.  Perpetuum Jazzile is an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia. The beginning is really striking. Group members simulate rain and an African thunderstorm with their hands.  Video: http://videos.komando.com/2009/06/18/african-thunderstorm/
~~ Vancouver Early Music Festival ~~
LuteFest 1: Jacob Heringman in Recital - Sunday, July 26th at 8pm
LuteFest 2: Nigel North in Recital - Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm
LuteFest 3: Robert Barto in Recital, with Marc Destrubé - Friday, July 31st at 8pm
===  PH/Ccl Mtg NOTES July 6th  === [Cclr Walker absent]
The Council Meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing
1.  CALL TO ORDER  [7:08]
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.
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.
{Geri Boyle, Planning, gave background and overview; Design Review Cmte will review; this opp for public input}
MClk: four items of correspondence, of wch three on table this evening
5.  PUBLIC INPUT [7:11]
Mayor: Bruce McArthur? oh, Michelle Davies
MD: live next door, two concerns
maple tree on corner of roundabout and wd like to see the tree kept
Mayor to Sokol who said: that's the intent
MD: those props known to flood and into our basement; happened many times
last in 2002, District rerouted drainage in 2003 and no flooding since then
with underground parking, what recourse if flooding
MS: curious some letters prefer three lots and you prefer two, why?
MD: b/c two lots, larger, three smaller homes and more in keeping character of nbrhd
Mayor: Mr ?
Jan Timmer (sp?): a good old Dutch name; 6655 Madrona Plc, two blocks away, architect; interested in the route this has taken
intriguing prop, on three bus routes
close to new public amenities wch are wonderful but need more density, so surprised not higher density
if you look at smart growth -- this fits almost to a T; provides variety to housing menu in the area
we do need a lot more housing for seniors, get frail, can't maintain larger properties
on bus routes, makes it mandatory to look at, esp lots of sgl fam
cd go back to .50, .35 is ridiculously low FSR; overshadowing etc can be handled by bylaw; wd suggest two and a half storeys, like nbring houses; setbacks can mitigate concerns
new homes will be to north and east
shd allow secondary suites in each of these homes
seniors like security; left by themselves like family with them, or a nurse, so secondary suite crucial
saw to my relief that the design guidelines don't mean v much -- good design with few guidelines and/or poor with lots
suggest strongly go through design guidelines where design panel can review
back to .50FSR, back to two storeys and play with volumes; allow secondary suites;
as Mayor said in newspaper, silly to say you have to have white.
Bruce McArthur: 6345 Nelson, adjacent; in favour of proposal as put together; .35 suits the nbrhd and site coverage too; looks like a gateway to that area
minor problems: one is parking
bit concerned about one onsite parking being required
if you build a home today, if allow any, requirement for more than one car
don't know where you'll find parking on Marine Drive
what kind?
Drainage, as my wife spoke, is also a concern of mine
in the package something about a sewer line but nothing about a drainage line
if sewer line needs relocation, drainage wd hv to be too
as presented, shown on this drawing, if the three lots stay as they are, wd be no need to relocate the sewer or drainage; perhaps a proposal to adjust the boundaries of these lots
not sure what adjustments wd be but shd be part of the package
when approved, wd go out for sale as sgl units and must be described.
Sokol: bylaw describes the general parameters; later staff will go through and divide prop lines
GB: we have a tentative plan; can't do it until zoning finished
Mayor: for clarity, this is about the zoning, not the subdivision
Mayor: no one after three times so turn over to Ccl and staff
Sop: on p16 of the zoning bylaw, want some clarification under uses permitted
seems child care, home craft biz, etc latest trends think of as positive
Mayor: not sure that's right, just listing what's av today
Sokol: yes
Sop: home craft put off to September and xxx
Sokol: does address in-law suites and home craft, spelled out in this amendment
if at a future date Ccl wants to move in a new direction, this will xxx
Mayor: we do allow for mother
Sop: legalizing sec suites at this time?
Mayor and Sokol: same as now
TP: basement suites?
Sokol: exempted if below grade so part may be included and part not
ME: clarification: one resident has same address 6420 so can we ensure one of these three not include 6420
GB: certainly can do that; agree cd cause confusion
Mayor: re drainage?
Sokol: reviewed as part of the bldg permit application
Sop moved receipt of submissions and PH closed
{CARRIED 7:29}
Mayor: when back on Ccl Agenda for debate?
MClk: July 20
Mayor: remind everyone Ccl can receive no more on this
  ---  CCL MTG NOTES July 6th ---
Amended: add 6.1 (report from Mgr of Cmnty Planning re OCP bylaw, exemption from permit area)
June 15, 2009 Public Hearing; June 15, 2009 Regular Council Meeting; and June 22, 2009 Special Council Meeting.
MS: question about June 22nd minutes, under Museum Vision
Mayor: wch page?
MS: 28.3
not sure no 6 captures the flavour -- thought wanted comprehensive capital and proposed operating costs; and also Cclr Lewis's comments re location 1300 -- thought preferred location but not rule out others
Mayor: I know we talked about other sites but didn't formally amend No 2
wrt No 6, in absence of wording, left it loose, maybe cd do a better job
MClk: if no 6 doesn't accurately reflect Ccl's intent then Ccl can make an amendment to that this evening
MS: then I move clause 6 be replace staff report back re proposed capital cost of the project and operating costs to determine the feasibility of said project
Mayor: can we add "and a funding approach" b/c capital and operating has to be funded by various ways
MS: good point; and a funding approach to pay for the project
{amendment carries}
Mayor: what about No 2? add in principle, 1300 or other sites in Ambleside or other suitable sites?
ME: preferred?
Mayor: Safeway cd come before, we just don't know; cd say or other suitable site, does that capture Ccl's intent.  Who?  Cclr Lewis made that moton
thank you for attention to the minutes
MS: I read them v carefully
Mayor: always appreciated
MS: I take them to bed with me
MClk: if I understand, approve June 22 minutes as amended
Mayor: yes
{PASSED/CARRIED as amended} [7:35]
3. North Shore Emergency Management Office 2008 Annual Report  (File:  0180-16)
Dorit Mason: first annual report NSEMO has ever presented, created; v proud
[slides] all local authorities required to have an emergency plan
NSEMO  devpd in 1978, tri-M; number of bylaws [listed]; funded on a per capita basis; Cclr Evison mbr
regional; have an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC); training, engagement, public education
2008 put in 12K hrs from 250 volunteers so at $20hr, $250K contribution
We have ESS, ECT, EEI, NSR, EMT [see slide! :-)]
Our vision is a disaster-resilient North Shore; can bounce back
contact info
[on slide: 604 983 7440; email nsemo@cnv.org and director Dorit Mason, dmason@cnv.org]
Mayor: how can somebody volunteer
Dorit Mason: contact us; plsd to have volunteers; let us know what area
ME: for a first report impressive; I can attest, having sat on board, to a lot of it
shd take great comfort in the work that they're doing; in v good capable hands
Sop: with the number of apts on NSh, have you arranged to have semi-annual visitations with residents as to what goes on in the residence? Seniors get confused
DM: what we do through public edu, provide to a group, through strata; agree elderly, need to be aware what available; we are all personally responsible to be prepared for 72 hours
Sop: does ev have a kit? sharing that info?
DM: certainly try to promote this info during Emergency Preparedness in May; try during events
4. Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 4607, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4607)
        RECOMMENDED: THAT ... be introduced and read a first, second, and third time.
Liz Holitzki, Bylaws: as directed by Ccl in 2008, met with DNV, CNV, and Vanc Coastal Health
prohibitions with 3m of any door but it didn't go as far as outdoor patios and pubs
new regulations being worked on (prov)
prov regulations in force for a year now, good as far as they go but we recommend expanding: go from 3m to 6m from doorways and windows, and to include patio, restaurants, and pubs; in discussion with Parks Dept, proposing prohibition in our parks and smoking with 6m of playing fields, playgrounds, swimming beaches, concession stands, also not within bus shelters
{my smart A companion recommends no smoking within 6m of anyone not smoking!}
being brought forward with signif consultation with other Ms, other three and VCH
we recommend requirement for signage (prov regs don't require that)
key difficulties, no sign ppl not aware re door and open windows
currently bylaw enforcement by Vanc Coastal Health, not by bylaw enforcement staff
VCH says they will continue; more an education approach than enforcement
if serious then ticketing
the Cmnty Charter requires the Min of Health consider this bylaw and then we bring back
The old bylaw wd be repealed and new one [as titled above]
Sop made motion, then said:  first, the ashtray 2m from the front door shd be removed; then my counterpart and I will have to go further afield once in a while, wch is okay
some of us are bitten by this bug and it's been with us for some time
terrible thing to try to get rid of however for health purposes b/c of chn shd go further
TP: share statistics for NSh 2009: 50% of NSh are smokers; youth (13 to 18) is 27%; declined b/c 45% in 1998, so moving in the right direction
Mayor: seems like a year and a half ago we asked for this, time spent ... long ago but worth it; sure hasn't come a day too soon
hope for our businesses not too difficult; everybody understands the overarching goal of public health; our job to ensure that
[PASSED 7:48]
thank you
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.
LH again: June 1st staff brought forth a report and was asked for more detailed...
basically based on City of Vanc
no hotels, one motel in HBay and they're mostly long-term
had eight B&Bs now down to five; have to leave to find
current bylaw does not allow renting for less [sic] than 29 days
won't work for Olympics
Many asking, realtors, renters re eviction for Olympics
constant turnover of tenants will have an impact in the nbrhd; noise, parking
staff recommending handling these disruptions
not a question of whether; have seen ads and ppl already doing this
Residential Tenancy Branch has authority but looks for support from Ms
$150 registration fee
current staff shd be able to handle
ML: cd you comment on capacity of Fire Dept to do inspections.
LH: we've spoken with the fire inspectors; don't think that high number; it's a quick inspection
no bedrooms rented without windows, must be exit
no propane that shdn't be there
already do inspections with them, v quick
TP made motion
ME: I referred to this as a snooping bylaw; read again and won't change my mind
have prob with registration and licensing
a lot of things happen in M that are illegal
we're saying we'll ignore for three months and then we'll go back
as far as I can see all house rentals will be illegal; all wd require to be registered/licensed
all 5000 houses rented wd be in violation
LH: in violation only if rented out for someone attending the Games
ME: I didn't read that; perhaps we can come back to that
wrt registering and licensing
bylaw doesn't cover any consequences, penalties, fines
if room rented and three instead of one or two allowed -- evict them to Australia?
after ten days we find out someone violating, evict for the remaining four days of the Games?
no prob amending the bylaw but fees and inspections; prepared to issue a moratorium for everyone, regulations laid out clearly but enforcement......
Mayor: respond to a non-enforcement bylaw that has enforcement
LH: just wrt 29 days; biz licence is enforceable
biz category, so if operating without, already bylaw to enforce that
if this is adopted, wd be bringing back some ... xxx off-street parking, noise, etc [7:59]
non-enforcement is just to relax, able to rent for under 29 days
ME: you still haven't addressed my specific question about enforcement if, and I gave as an example,--
Mayor: --Cclr E, the conversation is with Ccl and the discussion is with Ccl and then we can refer questions to Ms H, it's not a debate with Ms H
ME: if I may have my question answered, the example I gave, three ppl instead of two, how enforce?
Sokol: we will not be going out randomly enforcing; if no complaints we will not be going in and checking how many in room; only if loud parties, or complaint and then bylaw ofcrs will go in and decide how enforced
Sop: going to be a celebratory time; moving along in some way we can assist.
seems to me intent was to put provisions in so that there are complaints (and there are some already) that we'd better have these bylaws in place
after 29 days, after Aug 1st, lodgers cannot be removed to make way for [Olympics]? those lodgers protected
LH: yes by Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB); any lodgers already in place as of Aug 1st
Sop: xxx  two-wk period and extended it to...
did it in Australia and well-received so all positive; spelled out; don't see any downside
conversed with Cclr E, but don't see xxx
Mayor: I like to think of this as WV's opp to participate in the Games
I'm not going to do that; I might have some guests, but what happens if I don't register and I rent out for three weeks.
xxx want to be able to respond to noise
as to ppl in room, we've seen some places, bunk beds put in, and six in a bedroom; want to prevent that
realize not 100% enforceable; want to protect residents from noise and nuisance
trying to do this
Mayor: put a positive face on this; we identify highly with our nbrhds and we are good nbrs
this is extraordinary and exciting
ME: have no problem at all with any of the amendments and welcome as many ppl
as Mayor has said, what happens if someone doesn't register? xxx
LH: wd make that register available to anyone coming ie Real Estate Board; Vanc is doing that too
make sure that info av to anyone looking
Mayor: providing way; had questions, how do I do this; want to make legitimate activity for our hosts in WV for 2010
LH: And we'd be able to say we've inspected it and we believe it to be safe;
PASSES with ME opposed [8:07]
6. Changes to the 2009 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT an Special Ccl Mtg be scheduled for Monday, July 27
Mayor: hold that thought b/c we're going to be setting dates
>>> Added Item
6.1 Fisherman's Cove Bylaw
Mayor: OCP change to marina; Ms Boyle, are you going to present this to us?
GB, Planning staff: I'm going to try
TP: a family mbr is presently the Eagle Hbr Commodore but no pecuniary interest

{but why isn't it a conflict of interest?  actually a conflict for anyone who has a boat there!  -- not just convenient to have fuelling nearby, it probably also saves money (and time).....}

GB: in Jan 2008 Esso made a decision to cease its marine fuelling operations; affected in WV
staff have been working with Esso, the landowners, and a potential provider to re-establish fuelling; looked at other places but focusing on this
complicated, various owners, leases, sub-leases, waterlots
one way is Devt Permit; staff is suggesting refuelling at FCove be exempt; revision of OCP
provisions already being met; high standards, we will have the highest
we're simplifying a complex process
Mayor: [next]
Steven Panz: Commodore of the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
thank you for making this a priority; 1000 waiting for a year for this;
BC on behalf of Imperial Oil
an environmental benefit here by putting facility in; all boats there have to go to HBay or Coal Harbour, ... or carry jerry cans; drops, etc
the sooner we can get this installed, a benefit for the envmt and a lot of mbrs thankful for this; overdue facility
Mayor: have to entertain these one at a time and vote on them separately
{MS read first one}
Mayor: 2009, not written properly
MS: Ms Boyle described well; just clearing the way so project can move through when those other factors come into play
Mayor: in complete collaboration
Sop: seems strange to me, allow gas cans to be filled and pour in wobbly boat in wind
if in past, a little local operator might be able to sustain that
our big look has to be the envmtal side
residents can't get to..... spells disaster
as long as when we get to public hearing, other questions
MS moved No. 2 in short form
MS moved No. 3
Sop: wrt envtal?
CAO: Golder and Associates
Mayor: waste management and ......issues
MS moved 4 for PH July 20
Mayor: a lot to do by July 20
thank you staff for pulling that together
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)
Sop read items 11 to 15
ME: Corresp No 1, pls
Mayor: see given date choices so Ccl go with July 27 for [nos] 12 and 13?
MClk: yes
Mayor: so confirm July 27 for Clyde and confirmed Sept 14 for Blink Bonnie?
MClk: yes
Mayor: so that confirms those two so we can pass the Consent Agenda
[yes; 8:22]
10. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the Consent Agenda items be approved:
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.
CORRESPONDENCE LIST FOR CONSENT AGENDA [1 and 11 withdrawn for discussion]
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.
ME: long report from Bby; not sure how M&Ccl shd respond; wd appreciate some guidance from staff
CAO: this report specifies a challenge between LGA and Charter
came out of Barrett Commission; joint and several responsibilities
City of Vancouver is exempt, rest are not; Bby urges all rest be exempt too
understand is coming to UBCM
can come forward with a report in support; ongoing for a while
if you're asking for suggestions or recommendations that we support Bby, that we petition prov and amend LGA
Mayor: how much time vs supporting at UBCM?
CAO: refer it back to me and see resolns coming to UBCM and advise you
(11) Undated, regarding Appreciation of Service by Staff at Capilano View Cemetery
Sop: recognized xxx; acknowledged by this writer; sense of well-being
in my...  over 13 years have seen incredible, shall I say, our staff in any given day, the highest of professionalism; no task is too small; seen other citizens cited other staff; broad overall picture
......every three to four to five months I get a plus on my side I'm doing a half-decent job....
I'd like to think our staff in this cmnty, have responsibility far more serious than what the average public eyes; ...to be commended the ways they look after us; want to salute them; thank them for efforts
Mayor: Sharon does an excellent job under challenging personal circumstances
Motion to receive Corresp 1 and 11
[Done; 8:26]
MS: a couple of weeks ago we were again featured prominently on front page of VSun about our traffic situation along Marine Dr and lack of coordinating traffic lights.
Wd again like to ask, meat and potatoes issue, traffic and parking are two things I think we need to move on
if you drive between 13th and 17th late in the afternoon, it's a ten-minute trip, and it shdn't be
I wd like to ask for a report from staff as to when we are going to implement the traffic and parking study of 2005
and as Ms Holitzki's here, I can add my own little informal survey at my 3 o'clock Thursday massages at 15th and Lonsdale, in their one-hour parking zone
the last ten times I've been there I've always seen either going in or coming out the CNV Parking enforcement ofcr; they're on you like a leech
like to see staff ask CNV what their parking ticket revenue is and compare it to ours; I think it wd be v interesting
I wd ask Ccl be brought up to speed on where the 2005 Traffic and Parking Study in Ambleside is, and what's happening with it; and what our parking revenue is in two-hour parking in WV vs one-hour and v v vigorous enforcement in the City of NV
Mayor: Mr Fung, wd you like to talk about traffic signalization coordination; been talked about for a long time, know it's something you wish to achieve
RF: has to do with the age of the technology of some of our signals
and as we update and upgrade, timing will improve
Mayor: perhaps what Cclr Smith is suggesting though is what's cost benefit? advance that or in this situation for ten years?
were other things in report like restricting left turns, all kinds of things
Ambleside such a priority, want ppl to fall in love with being there
RF: staff can bring back report
Mayor: thank you
ME: opened an art exhibition at FBG on your behalf last week
encourage as many ppl as possible to go see it
Sop [holding report]:  ... want to present you with a report dated 1983, report from Nicholls to Terry Lester MMgr; word for word, "design to nature"
we all met, Ccl of Ccls; credit to you... had to do with solid waste, xxx
lady from Sweden, plants built there
out in the valley concerned about high levels of ammonia
look at ev we do today; what our future thoughts were...
one category grabbed me, monitoring
21 stations throughout Lower Mainland, particulate matter, dioxins and other things?
Recall when Ferry system going in in HBay, parking adjacent to school, asked where do you monitor?
it was Kitsilano!
{I remember that -- we were aghast that that was the reading being used for HBay!}
prevailing winds, serious -- you took the initiative and went over there with other cclrs and brought back a lot of valuable information
still other things to consider; positive going down that road
Mayor: tyvm; pleasure to do that; learned quite a bit and full marks to Cclrs Panz, Lewis, Sop, and Evison for being there
I think we were out in full force compared to other ccls
accomplished be there
as Cclr Lewis said just as long as you don't think of us as waste, but I wd never say that
as to poor air quality in valley it's mainly road traffic, marine traffic, and the agricultural biz
all solid waste together contributes less than 1% to dioxins and particulates in the air
also learned the Millennium celebration of fireworks in London in 2000 put more dioxins in the air than 120 years of a state-of-the-art incinerator nowadays
an awful lot of our behaviour: smoking, using a lawn mower, are the issues
ppl are starting to keep an open mind
maybe use our waste to our benefit, certainly not to the detriment of our health
our job is to keep that conversation going, learning, before making decisions
thank you for that
like to congratulate the Library; understand croquet tournament raised $70K, more than last year even though a few less teams [fewer teams], their sponsors came up with a little bit less money each, didn't abandon the Library
a testament to our cmnty that in challenging times we put our resources where we think will go the farthest
congratulations to the Library Fdn
Sop: two WG initiatives coming to Ccl -- Ms Mooi?
AM: Measuring up July 20
Sop: Spirit Trail
Mayor: Climate Action

=======  AGENDAs July 20th  =======
Well, I tried to get the agenda for you Thursday but it said it was not available b/c of technical difficulties.  It can be found at:
but it's like a webpage and they haven't put in all the links (not there Sunday night either).
Hope that if you click on the URL above later they'll be filled in at some point.
fyi July 27 will be the last ccl mtg until Sept 14 -- at least AFAIK at the moment!  Some cmtes/WGs though will meet.
In the meantime, here's what the WVM website has (Friday):
 July 20 Public Hearing & Regular Council Agenda
Due to technical difficulties, not all links to reports and correspondence are available at this time. Please visit the Municipal Hall located at 750 17th Street, or the Reference Department of the West Vancouver Memorial Library if you wish to view the relative reports and attachments.  Please call 604 925 7004 for queries regarding the agendas.
=  Public Hearing Agenda
The Public Hearing will commence at 7:00 pm. The Council Meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 4360, 2004, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4612, 2009  (File:  1610-20-4612)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the subject application.
Applicant:  District of West Vancouver
Purpose:  The proposed Official Community Plan amendment bylaw deals with the Marina and Yacht Club Development Permit Designation BF-C9.
The existing bylaw exempts a renovation or addition to an existing building, with an area of less than 10% of the existing building, where:
(a) the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw are met; and
(b) the facility results in either no substantial change to the external appearance of the premises or conforms to guidelines BF-C9.
Proposed OCP Bylaw Amendment:  The proposed bylaw, if approved, would add an exemption to the current list of exemptions.  Specifically, a replacement marine fuel storage and dispensing facility on Fisherman's Cove Marina in the 5800/5900 block Marine Drive would be exempt from the requirement for a development permit if:
(i) the storage tanks are located adjacent to each other, do not exceed a capacity of 45,000 litres, and are setback a minimum 15 feet from the High Water Mark and 60 feet from Marine Drive; and
(ii) conditions (a) and (b) set out above are satisfied.
        A presentation will be provided on the proposed amendment bylaw.
        Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe the procedure for the Public Hearing.....
1) Reports received up to July 16, 2009:
Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004,Amendment Bylaw No. 4612, 2009
(to exempt the proposed replacement fuel distribution system at Fisherman's Cove Marina from Development Permit Area Designation BF-C9)
July 4, 2009  July 6, 2009  R-1
2) Correspondence received up to July 16, 2009:
K. H. Priebe  July 15, 2009   July 20, 2009   C-1
On July 6, 2009 Council set the date for the Public Hearing.  The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on July 12 and 15, 2009.  The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the July 20, 2009 Public Hearing.
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will call for Public Input.
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.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:  RECOMMENDED:  THAT staff report back to Council... and that the Public Hearing be adjourned to ______________________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.
=  Regular Council Meeting Agenda
        To commence immediately following the Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 pm.
1. Approval of July 20, 2009 Regular Council Meeting Agenda
2. Adoption of July 6, 2009 Council Minutes
        * July 6, 2009 Public Hearing; and * July 6, 2009 Regular Council Meeting.
3. Measuring Up Working Group - Final Report and Recommendations (File:  2620-10/0117-20-MSUP)
1. The expanded and updated 2009 "Access and Inclusion" policy developed by the Measuring Up Working Group and attached to the June 22, 2009 report titled "Measuring Up Working Group - Final Report and Recommendations"  be approved to replace the existing 2004 "Accessibility" policy;
2. In accordance with the expanded and updated 2009 "Access and Inclusion" policy, the following be implemented:
a) The Director of Parks and Community Services report back with an implementation plan for District leadership, coordination, and communication of the policy initiatives;
b) In accordance with the direction and guiding principles outlined in the 2008 "Blueprint for Social Responsibility and Change," Directors from each Division identify immediate and long term actions to respond to the proposed policy initiatives in their departmental work programs;
c) Staff incorporate the proposed policy definition and initiatives into the Social Action Plan to be developed in 2010;
3. The "Accessibility Means Business" brochure developed by the Measuring Up Working Group be promoted in the broader community; and
4. Access improvements at John Lawson Park initiated by the Measuring Up Working Group be celebrated and publicized through the District website, park signage, and other communications tools.
4. Climate Action Working Group - Interim Draft Climate Action Plan (File:  0117-20-CLMA)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive the Climate Action Working Group's Interim Draft Plan and instruct District staff to consider the Action recommendations within and collaborate with the Working Group regarding an implementation plan in alignment with the District's forth coming strategic plan.
5. UBC [Master's] of Landscape Architecture Studio (File:  2190-01)
1.  Council receive this Report and the attached Report from UBC for information;
2.  Council refer this Report to the Climate Action Working Group; and, 
3.  [Council request] a staff update by the end of 2009 on strategies being pursued.
6. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4608, 2009 (6520 and 6540 Marine Drive - former Horseshoe Bay Fire Hall site) (File:  1610-20-4608)
This bylaw received first reading at the June 22, 2009 Regular Meeting of Council and a Public Hearing was held and closed on July 6, 2009.  Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions on this bylaw (either electronic, verbal or written) until after the bylaw is adopted.
        RECOMMENDED:  be read a second time. ... be read a third time.
7. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4612, 2009 (5920 Marine Drive) (File:  1610-20-4612)
This bylaw received first reading at the July 6 Regular Meeting of Council and a Public Hearing is scheduled for July 20, 2009. If the Public Hearing is closed, Council is not permitted to receive any further submissions on this bylaw (either electronic, verbal, or written) until after the bylaw is adopted.
        RECOMMENDED: be read a second time. ... be read a third time.
8. Update for Remedial Action Order - 960 Sentinel Drive (File:  1605-01)
        Verbal update to be provided.
9. Request for Remedial Action - Geotechnical Issues - Required Construction of Rock Blanket Protection - 2558 Garden Court (File:  1605-07)
THAT Council considers that the south slope between the two existing concrete retaining walls located on the Property at 2558 Garden Court, West Vancouver, and legally described as Lot 30, DL 793 GROUP 1 NWD Plan BCP 20797 (the "Property") creates an unsafe condition that poses a significant risk to the safety of both persons on the Property, to persons on adjoining properties and potential damage to the municipal roadway;
AND THAT Council therefore resolves that within 30 days of receiving a copy of this resolution, the owner of the Property is required to:
Construct the "rock blanket" as set out and designed in the attached drawings from Horizon Engineering Inc. dated February 2009 attached to the report entitled Request for Remedial Action - Geotechnical Issues -  2558 Garden Court as Appendix 1 or other such similar design pre-approved by the District of West Vancouver.
In the event the Owners have not performed all or part of the Remedial Action Requirement within 30 days after notice of this resolution is delivered to the Owners, the District may, by its own forces or those of a contractor engaged by the District, enter the Property and perform the Remedial Action Requirement.
In the event the District takes the [above-referenced] action the District may recover the expense from the Owner, together with costs and interest, in the same manner as municipal taxes in accordance with sections 17, 258 and 259 of the Community Charter.
If a person with notice of this resolution wishes to request reconsideration of these requirements by Council, written notice of this request must be provided to the Municipal Clerk within 5 business days of that person receiving this notice.
10. Outstanding Building Permit Files (File:  1605-07)
1. The report from the Manager of Permits, Inspections, and Bylaws on Outstanding Building Permits Files be received as information. 
2. Council direct staff to systematically review outstanding building Permit files and resolve each file in an appropriate manner as outlined in the Report from the Manager of Permits, Inspections, and Bylaws.
Bylaws are passed by a simple majority affirmative vote unless otherwise noted.
11. Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4611, 2009 (File:  1610-20-4611)
This bylaw received three readings at the July 6, 2009 Council Meeting, and the statutory notice was published on July 12 and July 15, 2009.
RECOMMENDED: THAT "Business Licence Bylaw No. 4455, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4611, 2009" be adopted.
12. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
The following Consent Agenda items may be considered separately or in one recommendation.
13. Appointments to North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee (File:  0115-20-NSFC1)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the following appointments to the North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee be approved:
*   Constable Tara Gueulette (North Vancouver RCMP) for the term ending December 31, 2009
*   Andrea Stone-Mockle for the term ending December 31, 2009.
14. West Bay Elementary - 3175 Thompson Place, Temporary Portable Classrooms (File:  3175-20-THO)
1. The Temporary Portable Classroom for West Bay Elementary School be exempted from the provisions of Section 21-105 of Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968 regarding temporary buildings.
2. The Assistant Manager of Permits and Inspections be authorized to issue a building permit for the portable classroom as illustrated in Appendix A of the report dated June 24, 2009 from R. Maki, Assistant Manager of Permits and Inspections.
15. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)
Correspondence received up to July 6, 2009 
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) A. Sundberg and S. Papadionissiou, Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, June 29, 2009, regarding Homelessness Action Week 2009 (October 11-17)
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(2) June 9, 2009, regarding Power Lines Constructed Along Argyle Avenue
        Referred to the Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response. (Previously distributed)
No Action Required
(3)  S. Dowey, City of North Vancouver, June 25, 2009, regarding 2010 Translink's [TransLink?] 10-year Transportation and Financial Plan
(4) G. W. Powell, Provincial Health Services Authority, June 22, 2009, regarding Annual Accomplishment Report "Steps Forward 2009"
(5) June 30, 2009, regarding Proposed Field Hockey Turf Field "A" in Ambleside
(6) G. MacIsaac, Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 25, 2009, regarding RCMP Contract Renewal Update
Responses to Correspondence
(7) S. Ketler, June 19, 2009, regarding Continuing Parking Issues at the Civic Site
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.
Correspondence received up to July 14, 2009 
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(8) Geographical Names Board of Canada and British Columbia Geographical Names Office, June 30, 2009, regarding Proposal to Adopt the Name "Salish Sea" to Describe the Inland Waters Adjacent to Washington State and Southwest British Columbia
        Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response.
(9) July 14, 2009, regarding Farmer's Market and Fees
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(10) B.  McArthur and A. Brown, Western Residents' Association of West Vancouver, July 6, 2009, regarding WRA Members' Aphid Problem
        Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response.
No Action Required
(11)  S. McGilvery, Spuraway Gardens Strata Council, June 2009, regarding Thanks for Supporting Community Bus Service
(12) S. Berisavac, Canadian Cancer Society, July 10, 2009, regarding Smoking Regulation Bylaw
(13) S. Leonard, TripEd Committee, July 11, 2009, regarding Group Transit Pass for Field Trips
Responses to Correspondence  --  No items presented.
Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

===  INFObits  ===  history of toilet paper.....
Date: Tue,  7 Jul 2009 12:52:10 -0500 (CDT)
From: "CPTNET: the news service of CPT" <cptnet@mailman.cpt.org>
Subject: [CPTNET] IRAQ REFLECTION: Toilet paper
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CPTnet  7 July 2009
[Note:  The Iraq team intended this piece to be humorous.  Our constituents should not feel obligated to mail toilet paper to Iraq, and they should definitely not send pigs.]
   When those of us on the Iraq team were preparing to live temporarily in the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp, we asked our translator, "How do people dispose of the used toilet paper? "  The translator advised, " You can start practicing to use your left hand and water now so you won't need toilet paper."  It was a big challenge to the team's comfort zone, although this idea is culturally, economically, and environmentally friendly.  The toilet paper won out over hand and water idea.  The team decided to bring a wastebasket.
   In the last week of June, the team realized the finances were running dangerously low.  We were preparing for one more trip to the IDP camp for the month of June and had to decide between transportation and toilet paper.  If we chose a convenient and comfortable way of transportation to the camp, we might not have money to buy toilet paper for the rest of June.  If we chose a less comfortable but cheaper ride, we could afford to buy toilet paper.  Again, the team struggled with the hand and water method and, at the end of this struggle, toilet paper won again.  A neighbor heard about the team's economic trouble.  He offered the team a cheaper car and four rolls of toilet paper.  Toilet paper won for the third time in a week.
   But must toilet paper always be the winner in our lives?  Many years ago, CPT Iraq team member Chihchun Yuan joined a labor camp in a Cambodian village.  On the first day, she could not smell or see any toilet.  She brought this question to the host through a translator.  They told her, " Find a pig, she is your toilet."  Yuan was to shy to ask more details about how people go to the toilet.  The next morning, armed with the advice of the locals, her imagination, and old habit, Yuan showed up in front of a mother pig with toilet paper in her hand.  When she finished, the mother pig and her babies ate everything that came out from her except the piece of toilet paper.  She moved the toilet paper to the mother pig.  The mother pig turned her head and refused to eat the used paper.  Finally, Yuan gave up and realized she had to leave this dirty evidence in this clean paradise.  She felt ashamed to visit the village again.
   Toilet paper is a stuff we do not really think a lot about in daily life.  However, it can be our last straw sometimes.  Think about what it would be like if the team has to close the project because we can't afford toilet paper.
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An aside:
when I first went to the UK several decades ago, I bought "Delsey" toilet paper as I'd bought here -- v soft.  To my surprise, it was not as soft.  I called Kimberly-Clark and they admitted that it wasn't as soft as in the NAm market b/c didn't sell as well or Brits weren't accustomed to it.  At that time Brit TP consisted of light brown squares shiny like wax paper on one side and dull on the other.

G found an article related to TP the writer below might find interesting:
Why toilet paper belongs to America - CNN.com*
   Why toilet paper belongs to America
        *       STORY HIGHLIGHTS
        *       Ancient Greeks used clay and stone; Romans, sponges and salt water as toilet paper
        *       U.S. man designs aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp dispensed from boxes in 1857
        *       After Johnny Carson joked on TV about toilet paper shortage, people bought out stores
        *       U.S. buys $6 billion of toilet tissue annually -- more than any other nation in the world.
By Linda Rodriguez  (Mental Floss) -- Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep's wool -- and, later, thanks to the printing press -- newspapers, magazines, and pages of books.                                                                                                         From: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/07/07/mf.toilet.paper.history/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

===  NEWSWATCH  ===  (Iraq: observations from a former CIA employee)
So This Is What Victory Looks Like?
by Scott Ritter
July 08, 2009 "Truthdig" -- JULY 07, 2009 --- Fireworks lit up the Baghdad sky on the evening of June 30th, signaling the advent of "National Sovereignty Day". Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared the new holiday to commemorate the withdrawal of American combat troops from the Iraqi capital and all other major urban centers, although thousands of "advisers" would remain in the cities, embedded with Iraqi forces. The celebration transpired inside a city that has been radically transformed over the past six years. Even with American combat forces ostensibly withdrawn, Baghdad remains one of the most militarized urban areas in the world. It wasn't always so. When I was in Baghdad during the 1990s, I was struck by the lack of an overt military presence for a nation purported to be governed by one of the world's worst militaristic dictatorships.
                The rest at:  http://informationclearinghouse.info/article23004.htm

===  IRANWATCH  === from Le Monde diplomatique (July)
Iran's Stolen Election -- See www.westvan.org/2009-17
                                btw, 70% of Iranians under 30; 50% under 24!
===  BOOKWATCH  ===  The New York Times Review of Books
'The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday'                                                                                                                                                                                              
        by NEIL MacFARQUHAR  Reviewed by THANASSIS CAMBANIS            
A Times reporter's funny, perceptive take on the Middle East and why reform there is so difficult.             
Princes and Imams by THANASSIS CAMBANIS; published: June 30, 2009
In this engaging and fact-filled reporter's memoir, Neil MacFarquhar successfully walks a fine line. He offers something fresh and unexpected for readers steeped in a decade of news reports about suicide bombers, absolutist imams, and tyrannical despots. Yet he never forgets that most of those readers care about the subject only because they have already decided, perhaps simplistically, that they are under threat from the Arab or Muslim world. He nods to the prejudices about Middle Eastern fanatics and then sets off merrily to dispel them.
The rest of the review: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/books/review/Cambanis-t.html?8bu&emc=bua2
To read the informative, insightful, amusing first chapter:  Excerpt, go to
===  LANGUAGEWATCH  === Thesaurus -- Roget's surpassed!
Anu alerted me to this, fascinating: 
After a 44-Year Labour of Love, World's Biggest Thesaurus is Born
From The Times  --  July 6, 2009
After a 44-year labour of love, world's biggest thesaurus is born
Nicola Woolcock
Dr Johnson famously took nine years to write his dictionary, but the biggest thesaurus in the world will be published this autumn after a labour of love spanning five decades.
Work on the
Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1965. The mammoth enterprise has survived fire and funding problems and has had to be constantly updated to incorporate new words.
With 800,000 meanings for 600,000 words organised into more than 230,000 categories and subcategories, the thesaurus is twice the size of Roget's version.
It contains almost the entire vocabulary of English, from Old English to the present day, giving a unique insight into the development of the language. ...
The thesaurus neared completion in 1980, but the team then took the decision to include material from updated versions of the OED. This added almost another 30 years to the task, including words such as "speed-dating".
Its publisher, Oxford University Press, claims that it is the first historical thesaurus in any language, and will become an invaluable study resource. ...
Christian Kay, one of the four coeditors, began working on the project in the late 1960s, when she was 27. She also became a lecturer in the English language department of the University of Glasgow.
Professor Kay, now 69, said: "I started on this as a research assistant - I didn't think at the time I would be involved 40 years later.
"Initially there were just two of us, myself and Irené Wotherspoon, collecting data. We put in most words from the dictionary, but had to decide where they fitted.
"We started off using Roget's classifications but it soon became apparent that wasn't adequate, as it wasn't detailed enough.
"Then we virtually started from scratch with a new system. That's why it took so long.  ...
"It was a very circular process, with disagreements between people about where to put a word, for example, whether 'sin' should go in religion or as a general concept.  ...
The thesaurus is divided into three major sections: the external, mental and social worlds.

===  WORDWATCH  ===  A Cat's Dictionary
Purring: Sound of a cat manufacturing cuteness.
               Purrpetual: Everlasting love for domesticated felines.
                              Purrverse: Poem about a strange kitty.
                                            Purrpetual motion: A kitty playing.
                                                                      Purrson: A male kitty.
                                                                                             Purranoia: The fear that your cat is up to something.
Human being: Automatic door opener for cats.

===  MAIKU  === 2009 July 9  -- Vision for WV as haiku......
WG Mbrs/staff were debating "vision"; contemplating WV after told to wait to end of mtg to speak

                                            we're nestled between
                                                                 green mountains, blue sea
                                                                                                celebrating joy of life

===  QUOTATIONS  ===

I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
                              -- Andy Rooney, American writer (b 1919)

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?'
Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?'
Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?'
But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?'
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.
                              -- Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman and leader (1929 - 1968)

A man gains wisdom only when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
                              -- Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American composer (1911 - 2007)

Develop your eccentricities while you are young.
That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga.
                              -- David Ogilvy, British advertising executive (1911 - 1999)

A subscriber sent this as said by the American comedian, Henny Youngman:
                                                 I have 2,000 books and no bookcase. No one will lend me a bookcase.

Eric Hoffer, American writer (1902 - 1983:
          o   Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
          o   There are no chaste minds.  Minds copulate wherever they meet.
          o   Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.

a) What do you get when you cross a parrot with a centipede?
                                        A walkie-talkie, of course.
b)  Where do dogs go when they lose their tails?
                                To the retail store.
c)  What is the difference between a cat and a comma?
        One has the paws before th1e claws and
        the other has the clause before the pause.
        Mathematicians are mesmerized by formulas so here's one to be completed:
                        Marriage is bliss. Ignorance is bliss. Ergo...