Jan24th Ccl NOTES
Mtgs/Events to Feb 6th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

The Olympics are here! then, Gung Hay Fat Choy on Valentine's Day.....
Main Items on Agenda Feb 8th:
Now that DWV has admitted and made ccl mtgs 'public' their in camera mtgs from 6pm are now part of the agenda, so note that in effect at 7pm you're often starting at Item 5 (Approval of Agenda).
Old Capilano "Blue" Bridge Replacement Project Update; Sec Stes Fees and Charges Bylaw for adoption; The Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw aka draft 2010 Budget. [Item 9]; Housing PP WG; NSFC/YJ Cmte Apptmts; Devt Apps Status List; DVP 4367 Erwin; Correspondence: proposed seven-storey srs' residence on Wetmore site; Cmte/Bd mtg minutes; Sierra Club; salmonid enhancement; submissions re proposed budget; UBCM re Elections Task Force (they want your input); MP John Weston's private mbr's bill re crystal meth, supported by WVPD (sign the petition!).
=  2010 BUDGET NEWS !
Vive le Canada (Wells's Analysis; View of Vancouver); ANIMALWATCH; WEBWATCH (Border Security in Oz); from the EDITOR'S DESK (BC Theatre; Cherry blossom alert; Thx); UPDATES (M land for sale); WVPD (new suspects); Budget/Quiz -- can economists help us?
=  CALENDAR to Feb 12th -- OLYMPICS!; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Music, Art, Opera)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Feb 1st: Dundarave Festival of Lights; Olympic Transportation Plan; Road Closure/Hwy Dedication 4112 Burkehill (Bylaw Adoption); Strategic Plan WG Final Report; Second Reading of Amended Bylaw for Fees and Charges for Sec Stes (staged, reviewed); 2010 Draft BUDGET BYLAW (info to be provided so why not time for public and cmnty groups to review and comment?); Metro Regional Growth Strategy (not supporting; has Upper Lands a Green Zone?); DVP App for 2604 Palmerston set for Mar 1; some letters on the budget in Correspondence (why aren't they with that agenda item?)
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA Feb 8th
=  MAIKU (inspired by Beyond Eden, at Vancouver Playhouse, part of Cultural Olympiad); QUOTATIONS/BUDGETS/ECONOMISTS (Computers: Password Audit)

***  PROPOSED BUDGET 2010  -- zero Feb 8th, then adoption 9:30am Wed Feb 10?
PLEASE let Council know what your opinion is.
Write to mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca or call a mbr of Ccl or attend a ccl mtg.
Getting to zero (increase), while a great milestone, is important and opens the door.  We don't know yet what the recommendations are; we'll find out Monday night.  Now it is incumbent on us to say wch options we prefer.  If it's deferring expenditures or infrastructure maintenance, that only delays the cost and we'll have to pay later; whereas finding efficiencies, trimming 'frills'/extras, and seeking revenue sources are more practical and a starting point for prudent planning for Budget 2011.
Ccl and staff beavering away to chomp down the 2010 Budget and present a zero per cent increase budget Monday night.  At the FCmte mtg Wed morning Feb 3, Cclrs Lewis and Evison and found $750K, Sop $300K (and Walker has pinpointed $300K at the last ccl mtg).  Maybe info will go up on the DWV website but as you see below, it's item 9 saying "info to be provided".  If you check the agenda on the DWV website periodically, it might go up before the ccl mtg Monday night.  There's also information at http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=24256
The $238 increase for utilities for the average assessment remains, however (passed in December).
===  Vive le CANADA  ===
*  Interesting analysis by Paul Wells in Maclean's re Canada / Harper / the Environment:
*  Our beautiful city: Panoramic view of Vancouver:
*  CAT AND MICE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq1TusgAIqM
*  Series of animals, starts with cats goes to others -- meerkats, white lion, dogs, etc
===  WEBWATCH  ===
A Toyota ad, based on an Aussie tv show called Border Security:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isC32ev4Lw4

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
*  BC on the Stage -- In a week, theatre explaining and celebrating our chosen place on earth, British Columbia.  The Curtis Project at Presentation House in NV gave us a bit of our past.  Beyond Eden at the Vancouver Playhouse built on the symbiosis of the races in BC.  We all go forward together.
*  CHERRY BLOSSOM ALERT!  The tree just outside the Vancouver Aquatic Ctr (on Beach Ave) is in bloom!
*  APPRECIATION from the Editor --  Oh, what wd we do without our beloved subscribers and readers.  Thank you to the two readers who, within minutes of WVM03's ebroadcast, must have read what I copy and pasted about the torch relay route and quite rightly pointed out that from 11th and Marine the torch will go WEST to the cmnty ctr.  That's a lesson for me to read even if copy and pasted from a trustworthy site -- we all make mistakes.  Anyway, it enabled the printed copies to be correct and will of course be correct on the website.

===  UPDATES  ===
District Land For Sale   --   Friday, February 05
Three smaller, residential, single family lots in the Whytecliff/Horseshoe Bay area. Create your own home and garden.
     Contact: Gordon Reid, Land and Property Agent, 925 7067; http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=21124
===  WVPD  ===
Suspects To Identify @ wvpd.ca - Updated  --  Date: 2010 February 08
West Vancouver Police thank you for your ongoing attention to the "Suspects To Identify" page of our website.
On Feb 07 our Patrol officers identified and arrested suspects in relation to two separate investigations featured and their photos have been removed.  We have four new suspects to identify.  Please review all images at the link below and contact the named investigators if you are able to assist.

= = =  Speaking of budgets.....ECONOMISTS and LIGHT BULBS . . .
How many conservative economists does it take to change a light bulb?
        How many mainstream economists does it take to change a light bulb?
How many liberal economists does it take to change a light bulb?
        How many Chicago School Economists does it take to change a light bulb?
How many econ grad students does it take to change a light bulb?
        How many of Professor Shockley's econ students does it take to change a light bulb?

===  CALENDAR to ~Feb 28th  ===
{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, cannot possibly, be complete.  Please check DWV website wrt cmtes and WGs that are of interest to you.}
This is coming out so long ahead, to make sure you don't miss something, check (daily!)) the February cmte/WG mtgs on the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx
Of course, the Olympics: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=13118 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Sports in Space Canadian Space Agency. This rare experience provides a fun and interactive learning experience for everyone. Enjoy and lots more .....

As for Ccl, the next ccl mtg after Feb 8th is March 1st.

= Wednesday Feb 10  ~ 5 - 9:30pm ~ WV Cmnty Ctr -- Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration
        Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration
= Thursday Feb 11 ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte [CANCELLED]
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Julie Payette lands in West Vancouver
2 - 4pm February 11 - Official Opening of the "Sports in Space" Exhibit
The Canadian Space Agency's "Sports in Space" Exhibit, designed and built for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, takes a light-hearted approach to sports on the International Space Station, the Moon, and Mars.  The exhibit shows how the world's nations come together in peaceful cooperation to push the boundaries of our talents and imagination.  Follow in the bootprints of Buzz Aldrin or the more futuristic bootprints on the Red Planet and experience this fun and family-friendly experience. Join Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Julie Payette as she cuts the ribbon on the "Sports in Space" Exhibit on Feb 11 at 2pm in Spirit Square.  Ms. Payette will share her training experiences and video footage from her most recent mission, STS-127, where she served as flight engineer aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. [Open to the public and free-of-charge until the end of the Paralympic Games on Mar 21]
= Saturday Feb 20
Maidenhair fern grotto: A three- to four-hour interpretive botany and geology hike along trails in and near the southern end of Capilano River Regional Park. The highlight of this field trip will be a spectacular maidenhair fern grotto in the regional Park which is at risk of being destroyed by the widening of Capilano Road. This will probably be the last opportunity to view this site before it is destroyed.  Meet at 0900 hours in Ambleside Park at its western end in the parking lot near the Squamish welcome figure.
For add'l info contact David Cook at cookeco2@yahoo.com or 9240147

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2010 Olympics Library Events
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See also: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/pdf/olympiccalendar.pdf

 +++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
Monster  --   Exhibition runs to May 8
Presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad with the support of the Audain Foundation
Monsters have appeared throughout the ages and in most cultures. Fear, paranoia, and the triumph of good over evil manifests itself in horror, polarized societies, and intolerance giving rise to monsters rooted in folklore, mythology, legend, literature, art, and popular culture. This contemporary art exhibition features innovative works by leading Canadian and international artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Shary Boyle, Lutz Braun, Beau Dick, Marcel Dzama, Alexandra Flood, Sandra Meigs, Nick Sikkuark, Corin Sworn, Joseph Tisiga, Howie Tsui, and Nicola Tyson who explore monstrous sensibilities in their practice.
                                          Artist Talk: Saturday March 20 -- Sandra Meigs: 1:30 - 3pm
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
TED HARRISON "Painting Stories"
The Ferry Building Gallery is honoured to present an exhibition of 27 original illustrations for The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Shooting of Dan McGrew.  On loan from the Yukon Arts Centre.  The exhibition is generously sponsored by Julie Miller, Prudential Sussex Realty.  There will also be additional works from Artists For Kids.
Opening Reception: Feb 9th Tuesday 6 - 8pm 
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
*  "Super Natural BC"  --  February 2 - 14
To celebrate BC in 2010, this unique exhibition of 20 artists from the Lower Mainland represents all visual art disciplines and depicts BC landscape art, Vancouver cityscapes, and awe-inspiring images of the West Coast. Vancouver is home to a very rich and diverse art scene and the Silk Purse welcomes artists: Enda Bardell, Marnie Boullard, Kirsten Chursinoff, Betty Ditters, Joan Fraser, Jim Gladden, Sachiyo Grossmann, Charlotte Grundig, Amir Jam, Tessa Johnston, Sarah Johnstone, Louisa Leibman, Frank Levin, Marguerite Mahy, Christiane Markgraf, B. Adrienne Moore, Gloria O'Neil, Barbara Parkin, Riitta Peirone, and Cathy Roddie for this special show during the Olympics.
*  "Our Clay Obsession"  February 16 - 28
Artistic ceramics is not a new idea. After all, the finest decorated pottery in ancient Greece was both functional and artistic. Members of the North Shore Clay Artists Group, made up of many highly gifted artists are no different. Their exhibition, inspired by spring and all things for the garden, will include pots, sculptures, water fountains, wall plaques, and more. This exhibition will be in conjunction with the Maple Leaf Garden Centre and a gift certificate will be raffled off along with one the unique pieces of clay art! It may be cold outside right now, but it's never too early to start planning for spring!
Opening Reception: TUESDAY February 16th from 6 - 8pm
To see a list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
To see the electronic newsletter, the address is http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com.
Getting onto the mail list: the simplest method is to call the box office (604 913 3634) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com  For a complete list: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
+ 7:30pm Monday Feb 8 +  MOVIES AT THE MEEK: Cairo Time
"Oscar buzz begins for Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time. Thanks to leading lady Patricia Clarkson, "Cairo Time" was also one of the few films to rival the red carpet interest in George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey." CTV News
Buy tix: Movies at the Meek, or call 913 3634. Movies at the Meek is proudly sponsored by Park Royal

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
The Winter Issue of "The Torch" is available.
To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested.  Sign up at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html and to submit articles, please email me at thetorch60@telus.net .
                Best regards,  Janice Mackay-Smith, The Torch
Branch 60 will be having a steak dinner on a Friday for a change.  Mark your calendars for Friday, March 5th at 7pm. The dinner (includes dessert and coffee/tea) will be held upstairs in the Memorial Hall.  Plan to come and enjoy an evening with good friends, wonderful food, and great music following in the Lounge (live music with Chris Haley).
TICKETS $20pp will be available behind the lounge bar beginning Sunday afternoon, February 7th until Tuesday, March 2nd, the cutoff date.  The food needs to be ordered on the Wednesday, the 3rd.                      -- Sincerely,  Special Events Committee
+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
CHAMBER BREAKFAST Jan 20 with the Mayor was sold out; v good speech, on DWV website:
>>>  5 - 7pm Thursday Feb 11th -- Paint the town Red Award Presentation and Chamber 2010 Social                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Hosted by Crave Restaurant, 1362 Marine Dr.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Heirloom Catering prepared by Chef Wayne Martin. Wayne Martin is the owner of Crave and Fraiche Restaurants.  Complimentary wine sponsored by Red Rooster Wines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
MEMBERS FREE  -- Non-Members - $25 (plus GST) for one ticket or $40 (plus GST) for two tickets (If a non-member joins the WV Chamber at time of registration for Awards the $25/$40 fee will be waived)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Members and Non-Members MUST Register for the Social at www.westvanchamber.com under Events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ===  CULTUREWATCH  ===  See also: www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad 
+   Vancouver Playhouse: Beyond Eden: world premiere, part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad (co-production of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company and Theatre Calgary) to Feb 6.  Exceptional! important to our feeling of 'place' and identity; explains the dilemma well and glad the totems were preserved... See Maiku written during the performance......
+  MUST SEE: Robert Lepage's The Blue Dragon at SFU Woodward's to Feb 27 (873-3311)
+  Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery  --  224 8007 -- Ivanov by Chekhov -- to Feb 14
        a United Players production; new translation by Tom Stoppard
*  MUSIC   +  VSO -- See www.vancouversymphony.ca --
Tovey is a treasure; Mahler's 8th (over 400 on stage?!) was a rousing unforgettable performance; long standing ovation.
*  ART  --  VAG
Leonardo's group of drawings, referred to as the Anatomical Manuscript A, concentrates on the structures of the body and the movements of musculature. Shown for the first time as a complete group in this exhibition, Manuscript A encompasses thirty-four of Leonardo's pen and ink anatomical drawings on eighteen sheets of paper, rendered during the winter of 1510-1511. Included are the first known accurate depictions of the spinal column and two magisterial sheets depicting the musculature of the lower legs and feet. The works are graciously loaned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from The Royal Collection, Windsor.
...For the life of me, can't understand why a cloth pattern was told done by an artist from Taiwan cloaks the front of the art gallery -- we can have others of course, but during the Olympics?  It's even on a cover of a book on BC landscapes.  What's the connection?  Visitors here to find out about us!
        UBC's Opera Ensemble performed Somers's opera Riel at the Chan; ended Sunday (7th).

=== COUNCIL MTG NOTES Feb 1st ===
{NB: Since this is typed as ppl speak during the mtg, pls realize this is 'best efforts' and of course names may not always be spelled correctly.  Check the DWV website: the video for what was said, the minutes for names.  In more than a hurry than usual, thus more gaps than usual so have left timestamps if you want to check the tape of the ccl mtg.  Correction/clarifications always warmly welcomed with gratitude.}
... (e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, IF the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality.
7pm  ... following conclusion of the closed session, the following items will be considered:
Amendments: Item 11 to follow Item 9; add report to Item 12; add to Correspondence 5 (e) to (t).
   {Here's what the updated Feb 1 Agenda has:
(5) 4 submissions (a - d) regarding Proposed 2010 Budget
 a) January 25, 2010 b) January 25, 2010 c) January 27, 2010 d) January 26, 2010
16 additional submissions (e - t) regarding Proposed 2010 Budget  (On-Table)
   All of these letters urge zero.}
7.  Dundarave Festival of Lights Society (File:  2180-06)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Council thank G. Allison for the delegation
until 2008 organized by Beach House restaurant, bowed out, and within weeks the DFLSociety was formed
not for profit, celebrate and raise funds for homeless; Lookout Emerg Aid Society
M Markwick here to express thanks also; Director
raised a further $25K
MM?: more than 80 trees; many come to view trees, each tree sponsored for fee plus a tax-deductible donation $25K Christmas 2008 and $25K in 2009
Culinary Arts program; elementary school bands
Nov 28 start, bonfire Dec 20, carol ships sailed past, goodies  ... winner
North Shore Dragon Busters [???]
thx for encouragement; confident festival continue to shine
GA?: particular thanks -- bonfire big success; District invaluable support; permitted access to the beach, made Dund Village for chn during event
$50K for our ...  2010 anniversary???
Mayor: Cclr Walker, for families chn
thank you again, putting on a beautiful event
Ms Allison and Ms Markwick
Sop: we got rained out; wasn't for lack of enthusiasm, everyone there but that rain just wdn't go away;
seen when not raining; turn out, bank under the tent not too many showed up abut all credit to the Society, something a few more societies shd get into b/c of lack of...
handful of ppl got that going but that's WV
Mayor: taking something established and successful and making it more successful
heard on CBC, success......, from Mayors' Golf Tournament and that's the spirit of Christmas
8.  Olympic Presentation and Transportation Plan (File:  3085-01)
                Information to be provided.
Mayor: we all get asked; I get stopped and asked how to get the bus
we all have to be informed
Mr Dozzi and Ms Warrington
C Warrington: asked to give an overview; role of storyteller  SLIDES
Feb 10 Day One  -- honoured to be host torch -- biggest night
Feb 11 Sports in Space Exhibit what it feels like to live in space
enjoy Feb 12th opening
13th, every night dancers; 12 x 12 mural mosaic created 16 to over 80, Robert Bateman included
Valentine's Day
film makers 15th
16th glimpses of north life, by night jazz trio
only private event Feb 17 YK NT and Premier
Feb 18 intro to sports, blanket toss, etc
Fri/Sat ???  -- licensed, all free and open to public
Feb 15 to 26 activities, kids nonstop entertained
youth songwriter showcase
100 dresses project finale showcase and Dal Richards same eveing
Feb 28 closing Ceremonies
hope a story cmnty cherishes
see the story as their story
Mayor: Thank you, Charlene
If you must leave WV, Mr Dozzi is going to let you know how to move around
BD: to match Charlene, or it cd be to match Engg Wk
huge challenge; reduce parking by 30% downtown -- will leave up slides for you to read
7 to 9am and 2 - 7pm signif reduced; construction of Blue Bridge suspended
WVPD will be monitoring corridor, Taylor and MDr
Cypress Bowl Rd will be closed at the Lookout and must have accreditation to get past
can't get out of car and walk up, can't wave ticket, must be on a vehicle that has one
6am to 6pm
along MDr, no closures except for torch relay day
WV's Plan.
focus on creating an environment friendly to families, cyclists, ppl with disabilities, etc; to do that we have chosen to restrict access to a degree: parking to allow for school buses;  [SLIDE of MAP]
Torch Relay Day to facilitate the run without disruption -- some closures
mailouts, posters; know before you go; considering kiosks at Park Royal; also have Police in audience
Sop: in name of safety, wonder if Chief or Insp Almas can
Insp Almas: we've been working for several months
enjoy the festivities; the Olympics create many challenges
SLIDE: security precautions to dissuade those who wd want to come in to disrupt
similar to what you wd expect at a hockey game
Ev: what hours of the day?
BD: invite Mr Rollins to
Rollins: Blue Buses will be running ev 5 to 8 min after 10:30 in morning until about midnight
extending service out to HBay and some express buses too
Ev: midnight or so
Rollins: depends on downtown
TP: when cmnty ctr shutting down for the evening
And Wed to Thu 9:30 Fri Sat 11:30
BD: put together with our best knowledge; will monitor first couple of days and make adjustments
Sop: Insp Almas -- a big event is torch coming to HBay then a function out west; going to earmark a lot of ppl, initiative for safety on the 10th?
Mayor: torch in HBay
Almas: not expecting high number, expected at cmnty ctr
this is a spectacular event; have to provide security to Cmnty Ctr
Mayor: torch, HBay; pancake breakfast at Gleneagles
thx for pulling this all together
BYLAW FOR ADOPTION {wonder why not in a Bylaw section}
9. Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw 4626, 2009 - 4112 Burkehill Road (File: 0510-04-4112-BUR/1610-20-4626)
This bylaw received first, second, and third readings at the December 14, 2009 meeting. Statutory notice was provided on December 20 and 27, 2009 in the North Shore News.
Mayor: brief presentation from staff before asking for comment
Sokol: Ministry approval Dec 18, advertised in NSN, direct mailings to props immediately adjacent, etc; note no bylaw or stat reqmt for mail; generally not opposed
resident on Burkeridge Place, he had not received written notice (but they're not required)
pending receipt of comments Ccl receives this evening, staff recommends adoption
Mayor: Mr Reid is here to answer; anyone here to speak to this issue? is applicant here?
so I see no interest in public input
[7:40]   MOVE TO Item 11
10. Strategic Planning Working Group Final Report (0117-20-STPLN)
        for receipt {See below; this item follows Item 11}

BYLAWS that have had first reading [7:40]
11. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4616, 2009 for Secondary Suites (File:  1610-20-4616)
This bylaw received first reading on Nov 2 and was the subject of a Public Hearing on Nov 16.
1. Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw received first reading on November 2 and as attached to this report dated January 25, 2010 from the Director of Planning Lands and Permits be amended to include a First Licence Fee for a secondary suite of $250 for applications made before September 30, 2010, a First Licence Fee of $400 for applications made after that date, and to delete the annual renewal fee; and
2. Fees and Charges ... as amended receive second and third readings.
3. The annual renewal fee be referred to the Finance Committee for discussion and a recommendation to Council of an appropriate fee by June 1, 2010; and
4. Staff report back to Council on a quarterly basis commencing April 1, 2010 on the secondary suites program with a status report including, but not limited to, the number of new suites applied for and approved and their locations; the number of existing suites legalized and approved and their locations; revenue received to date; issues identified; and potential bylaw amendments or administrative changes necessary to resolve those issues.
Sokol: staff is recommending amendments [see motions above] with referral to FCmte
staff has identified efficiencies and reduced resources; eliminating fire position and bylaw ofcr who will hand bldg code and xxx; further looking to online applications and scheduling of the inspection.
$250 fee initially will cover cost of inspection and review think will be incentive to come forward
will have a prog to encourage ppl, ste owners to come forward, pamphlets, NSN, Tidings
initial flood of applications, will begin to process them
awareness; encourage come forward; not emphasizing an enforcement campaign
as we see number of applications dropping down may begin more aggressive getting ppl to come forward
a number of stes 600 to 3000 hoping a large %age come forward during legalization prog and if get to point having to close them, tenant living there for ten years or more, not easy to force person out of suite.  Staff will be sensitive to these issues; positive step forward
MS: question, why not differentiate between new build and existing; ev builder will put in sec stes, xxx
so why not a signif fee going in for new construction?
Sokol: someone who comes in with sec stes, will be paying higher fees xxx and also initial insp fee b/c like registration; two ways they'll contribute
ML: we talked about the flagging of sec stes to BC Assessments; can you explain
Sokol: we will notify
Ev: we' re putting the fee charge by June 30th, ppl will be signing up without knowing what the fee structure will be, have you considered that?
Sokol: I have, and some won't be coming forward
Ccl has a v active schedule
if Ccl recommends add'l xxx fee, come forward before Jun 30; ppl will still have from June 30 to September to come in; identify that fee asap
keeping in place to Sept 30, will work quite well
{Ev made motion}
SW: support legalizing
Sop: fee, bylaws will continue; anticipation again will be looked at a year later to alter staffing?
Sokol: as you see, No 5: staff to report back on a quarterly basis -- how many, covering costs, etc and we may recommend changes depending on how it's going
Mayor: I wd like to commend staff on report; BSC xxx
Ccl railed against; helps us to be successful with the monitoring
nice to see staff report that takes xxx
No 10 coming after 11
Ev: I'll make motion!
Mayor: questions
ML: don't have problem back to FCmte but exhaustive process costing xxx
appropriate fee structure subject of further debate
want to now what this is costing cmnty
seems to be there's an inevitable .... being borne by the sec ste or sec ste owner
so discussion prior to June hope
Ev: finally move qtrly basis
Sop: Ccl wants to be apprised of all the info accumulated in June; maybe Apr 1st a month too early?
look at with reasonable finances, how staffed; fee 1st so indicator; just a thought
Mayor: meant to demonstrate performance measures
get early, maybe early enough in June or not, but we'll xxx
so now to 10; know we have chairs of the SPWG
10. Strategic Planning Working Group Final Report (0117-20-STPLN)  --  for receipt
Brent Leigh: yes, Christine Banham and Maggie Pappas here
looking through BSC
first having strategy drive budget rather than other way around
Christine Banham: report dated Jan 31st and some here tonight {introduced them}
thanks to xxx
SLIDES -- articulates the strategic initiative that reflects the views and priorities
{CB gave history, background of WG}
Next steps implementation and evaluation
workplan; work on all subjects to pass
time to complete the work; many initiatives can't be done in one year, eg infrastructure
so three-year horizon
scorecard published twice a year so cmnty informed
Maggie Pappas: {text was to be supplied but not received before this issue finished}
top five: envmt; sustainability / ppn base; arts/rec; sec stes; ways of broadening youth opp
how able to realize these goals, economic capacity
top having a short time xxx
stop taking so long; don't increase commercial
stop allowing sp interest groups to delay and xxx the process
collaborative transparent public private govt partnership
envmtally sensitive
end of a six-month process
initial corp strategy map and BSC
BSC to drive our new three-year budget process -- long-term planning
now appears one-year budget driving the budget process
next year as an election year, looks like another one-year
BSC only partially filled in
transparent process wd be updated twice a year
easily accessible process to residents
modern biz must have long-range plans
now might be the moment to fund .... infrastructure
I own a .... company ...  xxx  if I'd starved, wd hv undermined
this recession was the perfect time to re-evaluate; recession presents opportunities to be bold to advance
change; change that will serve; public has demanded
perfect best practices tool
understand our poorly xxx budget
loose list of ... devp resources to fund them
do we embrace change or ... this brilliant new .... tool
how can we keep this process alive and realize our potential
public has spoken to us and ?? us
real and assisting change our Strategic Plan promises
BL: the epitome  of effective WGs is when final report given and staff hear it for first time.
Mayor: passes with our thx [8:11]
12. [Five-]Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4628 - 2010 Draft Budget Bylaw
(File:  1610-20-4628)  This bylaw received first reading on January 25, 2010.
        Information to be provided.
Mayor: public before?
CAO: go over BSC
Mayor: we left off Ccl .69%, yet to be put on floor and debated; begin with Alan Bardsley
> AB: Parks left out
Mayor: believe still in
CAO: now recommend Parks and Hollyburn put in together
AB: not that I saw when I went through the budget earlier today
if we have an integrated Parks and Open Space plan
in Whistler, revenue from mtn bikers more than golfers
...we want to plan that area as part of the Master Plan
glad you're proceeding b/c exactly where we want to go
> Hugh Hamilton (HH): v glad to see the Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan is moving forward and all the environmental sector happy -- recreational health of the cmnty
refers to 125 and extra funding $140K for consultant -- I think that totally unnec; we have no need for that at all
envmtal, NGOs, who know a lot about the country, know more about invasive species than anyone else; staff done own inventory, hv tremendous knowledge;
and thirdly public: can gather info from these sources easily -- mapping, GIS division
we cd come up with a working inventory, wch wd cover 85 to 90% of what
you cd save $40K
> Katharine Steig: budget getting cut
at least current levels protection of parks and....   WV's most important assets
funding, trail mgmt ... ... [list]
greatly outdated Parks Master Plan
bkground; doc March 2006 -- this is only background
add to HH
add to staff to make a collaborative effort in this cmnty
other agencies there is no one to speak to, BC Parks -- no staff!
the reason we get things done in WV is cmnty and staff working together
wd not like to get staff and xxx shortchanged
I think you understand, thank you for listening
>  David Marley: ITAC
plsd to hear Strategy, leading by example -- do again, by rejecting anything over zero
positive symbolism zero phenomenal -- a mere $300K op budget of $61M
in 2008 this District spent $133K purchasing ads in NSNews; 65 ads
not something they need to do
$492K communication up 27%; maybe other cuts, $100K still one ad a month
even with zero, wd still be a $1.37M operating expenses -- a 2.3%
an Olympic metaphor -- not fall short and go for the bronze when gold is within reach

>  Garrett Polman [8:22]: [text supplied] 
Presentation to Council February 1st, West Vancouver 2010 Budget
Good evening... My name is Garrett Polman...  I know grappling with the numbers to get the budget down is tough.  And since it's we the residents who pay the bill, we appreciate your efforts.  ITAC wants to see a lower budget not by cutting services but by becoming more efficient.  The good thing is that because our budget is high on overhead and tops the charts in Metro Vancouver for expense per capita, you have ample room to shave back without affecting any services to the public. 
Here are some suggestions:
Since last week you have cut about $500,000 from the Operating budget which is less than 1%. There are still eight units that are seeking increases in excess of 10% that add up to $755,000.  This is all for overhead and administration.  None of this provides services to residents.
Over $700,000 for the Balanced Scorecard, much of it for consultants. 
A disciplined approach at reviewing vacancies arising from retirements and staff turnover to determine which positions are necessary and which can be consolidated. Delta saved over $1 million.  Why don't you set a target?
A Communications budget of nearly half a million dollars.  What is nice to have and what is essential?
A tougher look at capital expenditures.  Same thing.  What is essential?
We spend twice as much on telephones as the other two North Shore municipalities.  That's a red flag there are savings to be had.     
Potentially there's up to $2 million here.  All are overhead or administrative costs.  Some may not be viable, but none affect services to residents. There's no shortage to choose from to get to a zero tax increase, and it would show real leadership.
Thank you.
First item (increases requested for 2010 as per Budget Version 6):
$136,864   27.3%      Chief Administrative Officer
$ 89,106    23.3%      Communications
$ 24,846    13.1%      Emergency Program
$ 21,841    11.3%      HR Payroll Services
$165,114   16.2%      Finance
$ 44,184    12.7%      Finance Taxes & Utilities
$134,409   37.0%      Fire Dept - Fire Prevention
$138,983   19.5%      Bylaw Enforcement (secondary suites)
Total $755,000 (equivalent to 1.5% of taxes)    

> Alex Orr-Ewing: three words came to mind: (economic) lobotomy, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed
by staff's knowledge of economics xxx; under fiscal respon
increasing costs 4 - 6% annually ludicrous and not sustainable; surpasses your revenue
staff's ag? to carry out
understanding [new proposed budget to be presented was] zero, .5 ,and 1%; gather they only did one
restraint hybrids and marble archways
you're tending to an ????
don't see why we need tasers and a paddywagon; and it goes on and on
basically I guess I'm just underwhelmed
any cohesive leadership; time for leadership, not just of major deal xxx

>  CR: Editor, West Van Matters
Thank you for your further efforts to reduce the budget increase.
Obviously the new documentation on table tonight doesn't give enough time for the public to review, consult -- for consultation or for input.
Inclusion and collaboration are cornerstones of your new Vision and Mission Stmt(s) and Strategic Plan.  My hope is that the money you get from selling M land and assets will not go for staffing, planning, and operating costs.
It wd be appreciated if residents cd hv some time to look at the new version so that you receive ideas and seek consensus.  I'm sure you will have many ppl who want to help you reduce the budget or reallocate for other priorities, if you let them speak, and I'm sure you wd listen and consider them.
Many wd prefer cutting costs rather than deferring expenditures.
Residents enjoy the high standards provided by staff, so I'm not suggesting our ratio necessarily go as low as some other places, but some of the residents notice the Cadillacs when they're in fact driving Chevies.
A way of cutting costs too is, as someone else mentioned I heard earlier, that we have many experts in this cmnty and a lot of them are willing to give their time.  So the excellent initiative that the Mayor started with Working Groups is one of the ways that we can tap into collaborating with the public and the expertise in our cmnty, so that we don't have to pay the high costs of consulting.  We have many ppl here in WV willing to contribute to the cmnty as I'm sure you know.
Again, thank you for this lower attempt.
It is not so much getting down to zero, whatever, as to what changes are made, and that's what I hope you will ask the cmnty to help you in doing.  I know it is difficult.  I hope you will give some time whether it's a WG or another mtg to have ppl who've had time to look at what you've presented tonight, to make other recommendations for your consideration.  These public ideas, I know you will receive them well, and you wd consider them respectfully.
>  Mayor: thank you.
>  CAO: hit highlights; external $40 to 105 [?]
>  Mayor: consultants?
>  CAO: yes, includes  Parks ... under 1.25A ... Parks on pen[?]
reduce $95K to $70K; completing over two years
SLIDES -- to .69; hv reduced..... [8:32]
we see a number of projects, Ev Dr, Rodgers Crk, Wetmore
also reduce; realign some work progs
2.44; reduced initial request
emerg plans for just one dept
looking continuously; under 2.6, viable choices; funding for clerical position; continue to support WGs but funding req deleted
funds toward Cmnty Engagement Cmte xxx deleted that
looking a M salaries are comparable  -- xxx doing internally
cmnty recog awards
reduced funding req for lease under V4S had asked for leases to bring them up to market
... $75K  ...  4.22B
Dir/Finance ill will be replacing him; looking at role and resp will be, by time bring new person in quite along in the year; major issues looking for
reduction assigning internally, deferring to next year
BSC and Budget 2.43 down to .69%
>  Mayor: any questions?
one of the questions whether to adopt the BSC; going to be our roadmap so xxx
we're going to abandon the bylaw and new one
>  SSch: there's a typo; 4630 and it's xxx
{MS moved 2.43%  bylaw be abandoned and first reading of .69%}
>  Mayor: passed with one opposed
{SW opposed}
>  MS: didn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for that
torn between
thought presentation from Strat Plan WG  good and agree and agree with ITAC group, time to show restraint
going to be the order
as the excess spending has to come out of....
lead by example; and as Mr Marley says, achieve a gold medal for doing so
when I got on Ccl in 2005, strong interest; asked wrt the process
staff to present, put in the wage changes, put in the inflation, add in the progs approved by Ccl
so my dream of looking any taxpayer in the eye  xxx
now a new exec, new
Sokol is our long-standing [employee], outside of our Librarian

{WVM Editor thought of Sheila Scholes, MClerk, who heads Clerk's Dept}

learning curve for anyone in a job for the first time
look at how we set the budget, user fees, look at other delivery methods
look at what we're doing and how were doing
ever done since I've been on ccl xxx to any degree
like throwing darts at the wall; shd be looking at efficiencies, not cutting services
the initial 2.43, cut it down 2.x ???? cut it down with some heavy pushing from Ccl, down to .69, lower than any other Ms, far lower than any one else's; wd like to get down to zero
exec team is new; CAO spending hours
Acting Dir Finance on scheduled vacation

{incredulity and some laughter of disbelief in the gallery}

so we're really on horns of a dilemma where/how to go forward
staff have cut this down to $300K; prog cuts and layoffs
staff have told us you have to tell us where to cut
we've cut before but spent same, untouched, xxx
I don't want to play that game again personally
cut infrastructure spending put off another year, don't want to go xxx
ev wants to see a zero tax increase, ev no more than me
where cut $300K
I wd personally favour freezing Police and Fire increased twice as much

{Editor's note: from what I understand, Fire Dept no prob with recruitment however there is with the WVPD, at least getting the right or suitable candidates.}

in Dec Fire got increase; March for Police
if they win on Arbitration, then cut staff
putting myself at risk if my house catches fire
we don't have a decision, criteria for what we're doing or how
that's where we have to get to and xxx
Hollyburn cabins a fiasco for years
$300 annual lease for DWV land
had Anne Mooi and her staff research and adopt; now generates over $100K
little fuss not happy; nearly all renew
have to go through expenses like that
we need to be doing this; if we want to intelligently have a M
guess I rambled; I'm torn what to do
happy to support a zero increase if Ccl cut this prog xxx
if that doesn't happen; I'll albeit reluctantly support a .69%
>  Ev: sorry I didn't come enthusiastically behind you
imp to recognize and reflect; Strat Plan and BSC
app the exciting progs and initiatives taken in the past year
more areas we'd like to embrace -- Climate Action
skills first class
if this budget .69 were to be accepted, less than some hoping forward
the budget process is not today; it's ongoing
whether we compel or encourage staff, I believe with the staff and exec team we have the ability on an ongoing .... ability to improve services throughout the year
not hammer, have the skills
expect staff to come up with those proposals
goals we have set, high, difficult; all trying to achieve the same things
same expectations as any mbr of Ccl, not only this year but in future years budgets acceptable to all mbrs; Cclr Smith has alluded to some issues
we're fairly along; doesn't mean we can't stop and reconsider
my preference is for a measured approach
hope by the end of this year we can achieve most of the objectives and requirements .... by Ccl
patient and accept .69
>  SW: torn like Cclr Smith; consideration what residents have bn going through
let's go for zero
still have burden of .... [utilities], TransLink, xxx
with that said, the $300K that wd take us to zero
know work BSC; staff skilled to carry out; initiatives, dictated by budget plan
whether salary freeze, whether job-sharing, or xxx
sidewalk and xxx traffic calming and curb upgrades -- that's $300K and that took us away from rural atmosphere
and considering the complaints we get from urban enhancements
that's an easy solution to get us
xxx  another great alternative
utilize what we have or more economical staff; grow as a cmnty and be financially prudent
by hiring a leasing agent, to offset burden
wd like to see us go for zero not for bragging rights but for drawing a line in the sand and xxx
>  ML: in less than two weeks world-class coming
sense coming not to participate but to be the gold medal winner rather than silver or bronze
we asked to look at zero, .5, and 1.%, and to my simple mind that's gold, silver, and bronze
not [.69]
sure what xxx I'm on; and not for bragging rights, as Cclr Walker said
if ever a time for planning ahead, the imp of infrastructure, this is our opp
my perfect world is zero with some money to repopulate xxx funds
certainly what I heard from Cclr Smith and Evison, willing to roll up our sleeves
go away
and sure we can come back with better than .69; $300K is .4 % of
excluding levies from other govts; am confident and do this
one of these times you've got to set up
[movie] Invictus, saw South Africa and Mandela
the psychological impact of winning the World Cup at that time
have to take advantage and xxx
I'm the master of my fate ... part of xxx
go home after ccl mtg, go home and say to my kids what we did
>  TP: first want to compliment this Ccl and the cmnty for stepping up
saw Strat WG, realized the cmnty was telling us these things
a broad public outreach all of us on Ccl supported
we have pushed staff this year and I think they can do more but they have to come out of the BSC, maybe it's silver this year maybe gold next year
if we don't let this BSC..... a long-range plan
know staff and this Ccl up to this
know we are being resp and showing restraint
some don't agree with me and know some don't
support .69, not zero; want to see BSC come to light; will not be supporting zero
>  Mayor:
>  Sop: too much of a narrow xxx???; goal is restrain
when will we strive to live within our means?
wonderful ppl before us, wonderful Strat Plan an BSC
staff in last month and half working on this budget diligently; more calls from public than ever
stick at .69
no need to think we won't advance -- look we're going to balance our budget today
new way of doing biz; logical? yes
this Ccl, this Ccl has had more opp to .... by staff xxx
are we going to not see things happen? no, we'll see them in another way
things come forward, biz plan costs, come forward
I have things I want to see
not one thing public or all cclrs said tonight
I don't think we're going to lose the farm at zero
right thing to do, position ourselves, good
look you said it, here's how we're going to allocate
the other side of the coin; we weren't given line items, never given
something we can recommend
xxx many ways to do it, not the end of the world
zero increase wch I'm going to support
17 FTEs this year growth phenomenal; insatiable appetite; going to go on and on and on
we in WV taking the bull by the horns
going to last us for a long time
shaved  2% ... year before 3. X +2
we're taking cut, and that's a biggie -- little joke there -- we're not going to fall apart

{given how many senior staff get over $100K, it is ludicrous that councillors get under $30K}

something reasonable, any topic they want
basis, we have a new plan, here's how we're going to finance it; we're going to have to prioritize
within five years going to have incredible things
transp plan ... nonsense ... we'll be able to work through solutions
not support .69
>  Mayor: ?
>  Sop: anything about--
>  Mayor:  Ccl Lewis
>  Sop: time to get there
>  Mayor: asking how to get there
>  Sop: I'm not willing to support reduction in Fire and Police
however how can you expect us in five minutes
we don't have the privy, don't see line item

{Again echoing my thoughts: not just that we need time but we need more info.
I've requested each year that we go back to having the more detailed budget books we used to get when there were ratepayer roundtables to make suggestions to Ccl.  With 'high level', impossible to make practical recommendations as to where to cut.}

wants, cd come up with things xxx
staff go through; look at staffing reductions; why look at if staff retires or resigns, replace
why look..... ways to get down
>  Mayor: so you have no recommendation?
>  Sop: not fair!  when
>  Mayor: ?
>  Sop : no xxx or xxx
>  Mayor: share some [ideas/examples?], not sure in next 20 min
>  ML: through non-replacement of employees there are savings to be made there
there are some items; redesigning and budgeting
covered walkway joining the Srs' Ctr, leap out as a fairly expensive undertaking
Parks budget horticulture $130K
agree some potential for savings in our Telus phone bills, probably considerable
Mr McRadu ... go back to some additional tweaking
never questioned their dedication and ability
Mayor: put question; frankly .69 or zero is sobering; nobody is particularly thrilled by either
both reflect xxx
labour ...  increases to utility fees, Cclr Smith
both reflect we've got to signal revenue has to go into long-range planning
wd like to address some of the things b/c Cclr Sm and Sop for some time
Fire Dept - massive over --- not easy for us xxx
our firefighters have worked, they've become more flexible don't like it v much
sec stes
[9:16]  that did address an untenable overtime bill
$130K for snow removal and we chose not to increase that budget this year and here we are in a year without snow
hard to plan ...  are looking at this xxx
this Ccl particularly good at xxx
can see that's going to take two steps; living in a brutal economy right now; think this Ccl wants to stick together
Mr McRadu assure us if this wd be defeated; wd be continued into March?
Mayor: again asking; asking [Acting Dir/Fin] Barb Wood who needed that holiday
some, that $75K for leasing agent
massive, Land Trust xxx
was plan to do early
will have to ask the question.  Cclr Smith?
MS: seized on Cclr Ev's comments, has to be an ongoing priority
have to be looking at what we're doing and how we're doing it
so 2011 looking at decreases
budgeting isn't sexy like housing pilot projects but we have to roll up our sleeves
achieve the desires of some around the table
still leg in both camps
Carolanne Reynolds says public hasn't had comment

{tyvm, but not just me!  and with the new version on the table tonight, who or how many cd hv read it???}

bottom line is we don't have to pass third reading [tonight]
cd hv another FCmte mtg; go home and look
I'd like to see it pass not 4 to 3 but all pulling on same oar
I'd like to move a tabling motion 9:20
Mayor: way past your bedtime!
MS: come back next week; take one more week
throw ourselves at the mercy of Chair Walker
at least 5 or 6 xxx
Mayor: Ms Scholes, what do? just table?
SSch: Ccl can do 4630 to next week if they wish
Mayor: second reading?
SSch: further consideration
Mayor: deferral, and then another FCmte mtg
MS: worded brilliantly
Mayor: so xxx
Ev: then come back where we are today
Mayor: understand we on Ccl wd know what zero
Sop: if we meet wd like to present Ccl what I think can be removed of the $300K
Mayor: that's the intent; come to Ccl next week and then all know what that meant
Mayor: Wed FCmte mtg 9:30am
13. Comments on Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy (File:  0185-01)
1. Council affirm that the District supports the foundation and the policy directions of the February 2009 Metro Draft Regional Growth Strategy, but does not support adoption of the Strategy at this time, unless the key issue identified by the District can be satisfactorily addressed.
2. Council direct staff to submit the letter to Metro on West Vancouver's comments on the November 2009 Metro Draft Regional Growth Strategy as outlined in the January 22, 2010 report from the Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits.
ML: overlapping of what our role and MetroV is; Bby has spoken for one
Sop: we shd tell them where to go with this; first of all spend a lot of money
we have to be on side, what we say to them, and what direction we want to go.
Mr Sokol's [memo/letter] good
Mayor: WV has to present its plan; Parks and Open, puts us in perfect position
surprised if under greenzone
what we're doing wrt Rodgers Crk; we're changing, we'll tell them when we're ready
14. Appointments to Municipal Insurance Association (File:  0115 01/0055 20 MIAB1) [DONE]
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones as the Council representative; and
G. McRadu, Chief Administrative Officer, as the alternate District representative.
15. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
16. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-047 (2604 Palmerston Avenue) (File: 1010-20-09-047)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Municipal Clerk give notice that the DVP, to allow an at-grade open area under an existing dwelling to be enclosed into liveable floor area, will be considered on Monday, March 1.
CORRESPONDENCE LIST FOR CONSENT AGENDA {complete list in previous issue}
17. Correspondence List (File:  0120 24)  Correspondence received up to January 22, 2010
ML: FCmte of MetroV
Mayor: how'd you vote?
ML: guess! but was overridden -- it's $1.4B
will read: Lions' Gate and Iona by 2020 with a 30yr amortization period; cost for av assessment; half xxx for WV
from about $160 av, to $1300??  just for xxx then look at xxx; tax bill exceeding; going to be a reality sooner or later
Mayor: all the more reasons xxx; liquid waste will xxx; totally in the spotlight and perhaps not good enough
Sop: Mr Fung, our Transp WG coming second week of Feb?
Mayor: next month
Sop: meeting ev week, consultant there; Mr Fung and I meeting; new way and new direction
Mayor: champion
Sop: as I champion; staff will sit down; in this given year we're going to do a, b, c,
maybe do it in increments; way to get through this...  initiative shd hv bn done years ago
young folks out there, they get it  --  I don't consider myself old
do things xxx ... cycling is good for you, take bus
Mayor: wd like to report on CEC re BSC v energized and xxx; honoured interface
initiatives in here: their request to Ccl is what your top three interests wd be to tackle
from my point of view planning Amb, Land Trust, can't afford not to have the public involved
Mr McRadu BSC on agenda for next week?
CAO: connect with
Mayor: perfect
ML: possible to do that the same time as the budget? both together?
Mayor: we'll try;  coupled with Cclr Panz, Climate Action WG

=== CCL MTG AGENDA Feb 8th ===
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the February 8, 2010 regular Council Meeting on the basis of matters to be considered under the following section of the Community Charter:
90. (1) A part of a council meeting may be closed to the public if the subject matter being considered relates to or is one or more of the following:
(d) the security of the property of the municipality;
(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality;
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
6.  Adoption of Minutes of Feb 1st ccl mtg.
7. Old Capilano "Blue" Bridge Replacement Project Update (File: 1785-09)
        RECOMMENDED: receipt of report from *(he Manager, Roads and Transportation.
8. Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4616, 2009 (for Secondary Suites) (File: 1610-20-4616)
9. [Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4630 - 2010 Draft Budget Bylaw  (File: 1610-20-4630)
                Information to be provided.
10. Consent Agenda Items - Reports and Correspondence
11. Housing Pilot Project Working Group (File: 0117-20-HPP)  Information to be provided.
12. North Shore Family Court/Youth Justice Committee 2010 Appointments (File: 0115-NSFC1)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT, as recommended by the NShore Family Court/Youth Justice Cmte in their letter dated January 19, the following appointments and reappointments be approved {all terms ending Dec 31, 2010}:
o  appointment of Lynne Block as a Member at Large for the DWV;
o  reappointment of Diane Bryden and Jill Wiersma as Members at Large for the DWV;
o  appmt of Bryony Reid, representing the WV School District, to the Professional Category of the Cmte;
o  reappmts of Alana Abramson, School Trustee #44 Holly Back, Constable Tara Gueulette, Andrea Kiesser, and Pejman Pirgheibi to the Professional Category of the Cmte;
o  two further candidates be appointed at a later date to the Professional Category of the Cmte.
13. Development Application Status List (File: 1010-01)
        RECOMMENDED:  THAT the List (to January 29, 2010) be received for information.
14. Development Variance Permit Application No. 09-048 (4367 Erwin Drive) (File: 1010-20-09-048)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the M Clerk give notice that the DVP, to allow an enlarged replacement garage to be constructed, will be considered on Monday, March 1, 2010.
15. Correspondence List (File: 0120 24)
THAT the Correspondence List be received for information.  -- Correspondence received up to Feb 3, 2010
Requests for Delegation  --  No items presented.
Action Required
(1) January 22, 2010, regarding Proposed Seniors' Residence on Wetmore Lands
        Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response.
(2) January 23, 2010, regarding Request for West Vancouver Water Treatment and Fire Protection Services for Montizambert Wynd
        Referred to Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response.
No Action Required (receipt only)
        (3) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes
                (a) Design Review Committee - November 19, 2009
                (b) Board of Variance - November 25, 2009
                (c) Memorial Library Board - December 9, 2009
                (d) Community Engagement Committee - January 14, 2010
(4) V. Christison, Lionsview Srs' Planning Society, Jan 26 re Impact of HST on Rental Housing
(5) S. Howatt, Campaigns Director, Sierra Club BC, January 27, 2010, re Endorsement for New Species and Ecosystems Protection Act
(6) D. Lowen, Chair, The Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Advisory Board, undated, regarding Salmonid Enhancement Program  -- Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Dept
(7) 3 submissions (a - c) regarding Proposed 2010 Budget
        a) February 2, 2010  b) February 2, 2010  c) February 3, 2010
(8) P. Taylor, UBCM, Jan 28, re Elections Task Force Launches Consultation Website
(9) P. Goldsmith-Jones, Chair WV Police Board, Jan 27, re Letter from J. Weston, MP, Seeking Support for Bill C 475
Responses to Correspondence and Responses to Questions in Question Period  --  No items presented.

===  MAIKU  ===  written at Beyond Eden (Cultural Olympiad, see CULTUREWATCH) Feb 6

                sea    rain    mountain mist
                                    islands    Haida    home
                                             of a thousand shades of green

*  Economists are number crunchers who, if they had any charisma, would have become accountants.
*  Someone told me recently about an architect, a surgeon, and economist.
The surgeon said, "Look, we're the most important. God's a surgeon because the very first thing God did was to extract Eve from Adam's rib."
The architect said, "No, wait a minute, God is an architect. God made the world in seven days out of chaos."
The economist smiled, "And who made the chaos?"
*  My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income. -- Errol Flynn, Australian actor (1909 - 1959)
***  Speaking of budgets.....ECONOMISTS and LIGHT BULBS . . .
How many conservative economists does it take to change a light bulb?
None. If the government would just leave it alone, it would screw itself in!
How many mainstream economists does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to change the bulb and the other to assume the existence of a ladder.
How many liberal economists does it take to change a light bulb?
A baker's dozen. One to change the bulb and a dozen others to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to apply for the job.
How many Chicago School Economists does it take to change a light bulb?
None. If the light bulb needed changing the market would have already done it!
How many econ grad students does it take to change a light bulb?
One. She is writing her dissertation on the economics of light bulbs, and she'll have an answer for you in five years.
How many of Professor Shockley's econ students does it take to change a light bulb?
Three. One to FTP the .gif file, another to cut and program it on the econ WWW page, and a third to click on the base.
During a recent password audit at a company, it was found that a receptionist was using the following password:
When asked why such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be at least eight characters long   ....... and include at least one capital.