May 10/12 NOTES
May 17 AGENDAs
Calendar June 5

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Good news!  Letters are back -- but buried!
After draft done received a WebAlert late Friday about Correspondence on-line (See Updates)
        {emailed to subscribers 5:44am May 16; updated with add'ns May 22}
MAIN ITEMS on May 17th:
Games bureaucrats play b/c I heard Ccl say wanted it online........?
{Staff had said hoped for Week of 3rd -- wasn't on 3rd, but why cdn't they just go back to doing it the way they used to in the meantime before new procedures?  Always better to continue being open and having public access rather than arbitrarily cutting it off and then delaying the reinstatement! :-(}
PH on rezoning of 1366 Argyle (to permit a beach seafood stand); PH on OCP Amendment re GHG reduction; Rodgers Crk Area 2; Water and Sewer Utilities Process; Sp Ccl Mtg added May 31; Devt Applic Status; sale of 1360 and 1370 Ottaburn nets DWV $840K! :-)
= Vive le Canada (Victoria Day); ANIMALWATCH (dolphins in Howe Sound?); from the EDITOR'S DESK; UPDATES (DWV WebAlert re Correspondence)
=  CALENDAR to June 10th (well, best efforts!); CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Music, Art, Opera)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES May 10th and 12th:
Annual Tax Rates/Bylaws; Transfer of $2.5M from Endowment Fund to the Capital Facilities Fund (Cmnty Ctr $1.7M, Almondel Bridge $850K, 1528 Argyle $1M) then $2.6M from Cap Fac
>  Youth Ccl Mtg: Presentations (Rotary); Ambleside (debate); Youth Awards (awesome!); Reception
>  Sp Ccl Mtg May 12th -- Bylaws all adopted
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDAs May 17
= INFObits (SFU City Prog videos); NEWSWATCH (MidEast hopeful signs?); BIZWATCH (Copier reveals all); BARDWATCH; LANGUAGEWATCH (Strange signs; More Initialisms); QUOTATIONS, MATHWATCH, PUNS

===  Vive le CANADA  ===
+  Victoria Day  --  The Sovereign's birthday has been celebrated in Canada since the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).  May 24, Queen Victoria's birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845.  See http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/jfa-ha/victoria-eng.cfm
+  Victoria Day  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The birthday of the monarch was a day for celebration in Canada long before Confederation, with the first legislation regarding the event being in 1845 passed by the parliament of the Province of Canada to officially recognize 24 May as the Queen's birthday. ... that date in 1854 [was] the 35th birthday of Queen Victoria ...
Several cities will hold a parade on the holiday, with the most prominent being that which has taken place since 1898 in the monarch's namesake city of Victoria, British Columbia. Other common celebrations include an evening fireworks show,... such as (Toronto)...
As a federal holiday, Victoria Day remains a holiday in Quebec. However, in 2003, the province's legislative assembly passed legislation that dedicated the same day as National Patriots' Day, which commemorates the patriotes of the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837. This replaced the F=EAte de Dollard, which had been celebrated by [Quebecois] on Victoria Day since the 1960s, and which commemorated Adam Dollard des Ormeaux.
...The holiday is colloquially known as May Two-Four in parts of Eastern Canada; a double entendre that refers both to the date on which the holiday usually falls (24 May) and the Canadian slang for a case of 24 beers (a "two-four"), a drink popular during the long weekend. The holiday weekend may also be known as May Long or May Run, and the term Firecracker Day as also employed in Ontario.
+  Victoria Day (in French: F=EAte de la Reine), colloquially known as May Long Weekend, May Two-four, May Long, or May Run, is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on 24 May, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday, and is also considered an informal mark of the beginning of the summer season. It has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date of the first Monday on or before 24 May. However, since the Quiet Revolution in Quebec, the same day was unofficially known in the province as F=EAte de Dollard until 2003, when provincial legislation officially named the same date as Victoria Day the National Patriots' Day.
+  Victoria Day
Victoria Day is celebrated on the first Monday preceding May 25th. It is a statutory holiday throughout all of Canada except the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island).

===  ANIMALWATCH  === dolphin watch
>  Dolphins around Howe Sound?
The BCCSN* has received several reports of Pacific white-sided dolphins in the Howe Sound area over the past week. As mentioned in a previous article on Wild Whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins have been spotted in the Strait of Georgia on a much more regular basis over the past few years.
However, the BCCSN has received relatively few sightings of dolphins from the Howe Sound area. Most sightings put the group number between 50 and 100 dolphins. While these dolphins are believed to be the same resident group of dolphins that have been commonly seen in and around Malaspina Strait in recent years, sightings from the Howe Sound area are rare.
We are asking observers that if they happen to spot these dolphins in or around Howe Sound in the coming weeks, to please give us a call immediately on our toll free sightings hotline: 1 866 I SAW ONE. Despite the often showy nature of these animals, relatively little is known about them in BC waters. For example, seasonal movements and population estimates of dolphins are still not well understood. Therefore, it is of great interest to researchers when dolphins are spotted in such close proximity to Vancouver. Knowing when and where they are could provide Aquarium researchers the opportunity to get out on the water and learn more about these animals. Real time reports over the phone will increase the chances of Aquarium scientists being able to locate the dolphins and begin to tackle these questions.
* BC Cetacean Sighting Network; see also http://wildwhales.org/?p=617
>  Email from Jack Cooley of Squamish Streamkeepers
Wrapping West Pier May 15
        Today, during a very low tide, we used three boats, including the newly launched "SK Smolt", to wrap the innermost concrete pilings of the Terminals west pier.  To my surprise no one fell in.
        Herring roe doesn't survive very well on these pilings possibly due to their higher pH and yet the back concrete wall allows good survival.  It's a mystery.  Now that we've wrapped many more pilings we should be able to support more Whales and Dolphins next year.  Incidentally, the Dolphins were seen today between Lions Bay and Pam Rocks.  I do hope some of our Herring will make it out of Howe Sound.
{Editor's Note: Many think the herring that have come back to spawn as a result of these efforts are what attracted the grey whale recently in Howe Sound and False Creek, and now the dolphins.}
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ==
*  CORRESPONDENCE -- let's see how it works starting Monday (more importantly, let's hope they don't do it again; this is the second time we've brought it back).  See Updates.
+  Ccl Notes May 3rd: name omitted on a vote (sorry, see beginning of Ccl Notes)

===   UPDATES   ===
>  Volunteers Wanted for Youth Services Review Working Group
   Details in WVM10; deadline Fri May 21; info 925 7125; see http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=27276
>  Leashed Dogs on Centennial Seawalk   --  Comments by May 31st; call 925 7275
Oh dear, I worked feverishly on the agendas Friday morning then added the icing at the end with smiles your reward for reading.  Esubscribers got the agendas Friday but at the end of the day, a REALLY important WebAlert arrived in my inbox about Public Correspondence (at end of this item).
Great news and they've gone back and provided letters from when it stopped; bad news, in shallow grave.
If not answered by time of ccl mtg Monday night, after thanking them, I have several questions and suggestions before the announcement wch is appended          .
Will the Correspondence list appear on the Agenda?  NO! (let's hope,just not yet)
My hope was yes, as the list appeared in the past and by looking at the agenda one cd tell if a letter on a topic of interest.
No need to link to each letter in the past, however, just having a link at the heading "Correspondence" wd be adequate (with list below) and then clicked on shows the letters.
Good luck finding where they're to be found however you click at the bottom:  ....  May 3-7   May 10-14 
It starts with a list and then the letters are appended.  That list shd be able to be seen on the agenda (they cd just copy and paste the list for under Correspondence as in the past but have just the one link, eg May 10 to 14, so no add'l work for staff).
On past agendas, the list cd be copy and pasted; the list that appears after you click on the week is NOT copy and pastable and the list shd be (but no need for the letters to be as they were in the past b/c you can just scroll down).
The explanation/press release is good however one other option shd be mentioned.  If ppl want their letters to be public (with their names, etc), they can say so and then staff don't have to go to the trouble of deleting.  Then it's just the same as for Public Hearings, Devts, etc; easy.
Just say "no redaction pls" or "public".
In fact I've seen several letters over the past few months with notes saying no need to delete/remove.
Some time ago, it was simple.
All letters were reproduced/accessible as part of Public Correspondence except if rude, for example, or if someone requested name not to be revealed.  Sort of like Letters to the Editor in a newspaper.
So my suggestion is to allow for this information to be seen -- some want to start a non-profit or volunteer group and invite residents to join by contacting them, some want other nbrhds in WV to be aware of a problem in theirs (and wch they might have resolved or successfully dealt with).
Glad Ccl asked Correspondence be brought back thanks to staff for doing so, but disappointing made obscure and in a way can't tell from agenda what was received or might be discussed! on purpose?
This is, however, the second time staff have suddenly stopped correspondence altogether (Strike Two?) and thanks to residents and Ccl, it has been returned.
May we hope this is not done -- especially so arbitrarily and suddenly with no public discussion or advance notice -- ever again.
DWV shd be proud to have this feature as one of the jewels in its openness crown, and example and lesson to the rest of BC.
Actually, in add'n, my recommendation wd be to treat all letters as those to PHs -- same process, no confusion, simple.  The agenda shd hv an item "Public Correspondence" and residents wd know they are writing to "public" correspondence, for Ccl to see/discuss publicly.
At Ccl I think someone said nowhere else in BC are letters public but this is not true; Esquimalt is one that does and they don't redact.  Maybe find what rules they go by.
As Sop has said, doesn't matter -- WV can lead.
Do hope DWV stays in the forefront though!
Leadership we can be proud of.
Agreed no need to have the letters requesting a delegation.
As for cmte minutes of course those interested in wchever cmte or WG can just go to the webpage.  It wd be helpful therefore if at Reports from Mayor and Cclrs have "Cmte/WG News".  Those whose groups have met since the last ccl mtg can simply say the cmte/whatever has met and the minutes are on the webpage now, but also can provide the public with specific information, tell everyone about the latest recommendations or open houses, and mention a couple of points/issues of general interest.
Good to see the Correspondence divided into For Action, For Information, and Responses.  For the second we find out what's happening in MetroV, BC, with UBCM, etc. The last one is particularly valuable b/c many might be interested in the answers given to questions heard (and they've had themselves but didn't come to ask).  As I said, Brent Dozzi's replies, for example, have provided information on traffic and parking thus increasing communication and fewer calls to the Hall!
Again, valuable to have the topics on the list of Correspondence.
THANK YOU, COUNCIL! but pls make sure not sprung on us again, and pls put list on Agenda!
from  http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=27456 :
Correspondence to Mayor and Council
If you wish to write to Mayor and Council, you may:
     send an email
     fax your letter to 604-925-7006; or
     mail your letter to: Mayor and Council, District of West Vancouver 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC  V7V 3T3
Copies of correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council will be posted weekly.
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, to protect the personal privacy of correspondence authors, personal information (name, address, phone and cell phone numbers, personal email addresses) contained in correspondence will be redacted prior to being posted, unless the correspondence author has consented to publication of their email or letter in its entirety.   
Correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council that is submitted in response to a notice of development application consideration, notice of public hearing or meeting, or other statutory notice, will be included in Council's agenda package with the subject item. Names and addresses of correspondence authors will not be redacted for correspondence of this nature (as the correspondence submitted is in response to a public notice).
Questions?  Contact Legislative Services Department 604-925-7004
2010 Council Correspondence 

===  CALENDAR to June 5th  ===
All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise.
NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after the WVM issue goes out. See the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx

The first ever Craft Beer Week in Canada
Join us for this historical inaugural event celebrating the British Columbia craft beer industry!
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is a celebration taking place throughout metropolitan Vancouver from May 10 - 16, 2010. It aims to inspire a broader interest in all aspects of beer in order to cultivate a flourishing craft beer culture in the region.  See: http://vancouvercraftbeerweek.com/
Still some events/dinners: http://vancouvercraftbeerweek.com/events/

= Tuesday May 18
~ 7:30pm ~ Regular WRA Mtg, Gleneagles Clubhouse --> CANCELLED!
~ 7pm ~ Free Public Forum on Housing at KMC  -- See www.westvancouver.ca/housing
Homes That Fit Us and Fit In
DWV is hosting a free public forum as part of our Housing Pilot Program. The focus of the forum is to learn about new housing forms and green building innovations and opportunities for addressing community concerns over limited housing options. The speakers' panel will share experiences from other communities including examples of built projects.
When: Tuesday, May 18, 7-9pm (information displays in foyer start at 6pm)
Where: Kay Meek Centre.  Limited seats available on a free shuttle service from the Seniors' Centre. To register for a shuttle seat, call 925 7270 (please quote bar code 719917)
More Info: Housing Pilot Program Update + Event Poster with Speakers + Phone 925 7055
but at 5pm:
Ambleside "A" Artificial Turf Sport Field Info Drop-In
DWV is very excited to receive a $3M Infrastructure Canada grant to build an artificial turf playing surface designed for field hockey and [usable] by soccer and other field sports on Ambleside "A".  Ambleside "A" is the gravel field near the corner of 13th and Marine.  This project includes an upgrade to artificial turf from gravel, improved lighting, a new field house, and warm-up areas for field hockey and soccer.  The WV field hockey and soccer cmnties are eagerly anticipating this facility wch supports health and fitness for people of all ages, and are contributing $1.5M toward the project.
Since the Infrastructure Canada grant was announced in Sept 2009, staff have been working on a preliminary study to identify project constraints, one of which is the timeframe, as the grant stipulates that the project must be completed by March 31, 2011.
Join staff and representatives from the WV Field Hockey Club and the WV Soccer Club to find out more about the Ambleside 'A' artificial field project. Info about phasing of work and early design will be available. Questions and comments are welcome.
Date: Tuesday, May 18th    Time: 5 - 8pm  Place: Community Centre Atrium
Pls see http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=25808, updated as the project proceeds; for more info contact the Parks Dept, 925 7275. You can also email comments/questions to Parks Email.
= Wednesday May 19
        ~ 5:30pm ~ Cmnty Engagement Cmte
        ~ 6pm ~ Child Care Services WG at Cmnty Ctr (Cedar Room)
        ~ 7pm ~ Bd of Variance (in M Hall) and also  ~ 7pm ~ Library Bd in Library (Welsh Hall)
= Thursday May 20
        ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
        ~ 5:30pm ~ WV Police Bd mtg (WVPD Bd Rm)
        ~ 6pm ~ NSh Family Court / Youth Justice Cmte mtg at DNV M Hall
        ~ 7:30pm ~ WV Streamkeeper Society Public mtg at St Stephen's, 885 - 22nd St
                Creek reports and more!  Join for only $10.  Contacts: phone 628 1123
                www.streamkeepers.westvan.org * write streamkeepers@westvan.org
= Wednesday May 26  ~ both at 7pm ~
o WV Historical Society AGM (Srs' Ctr); Topic: The History and Construction of the Lions' Gate Bridge          
   Speaker: Don Luxton: architectural historian, author, and winner of many awards
o WV Cmnty Centres Services Society AGM (Cmnty Ctr) with presentation by Dr Laird Cunningham
   Ensure your voice is heard in developing progs, future legacy; "Working Together and Building Cmnty"
= Thursday May 27
   ~ 4 - 8pm ~ Ambleside Waterfront Open House Public Input; Cmnty Ctr (westvancouver.ca/ambleside)
     Comment on the draft plan and guiding principles for future work; contact Planning 925 7055
   ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hall
= Saturday May 29 ~ 10am ~ "Walk for Water" in Horseshoe Bay
Raising funds for HAVE (Help a Village Effort).  Walk a 3 or 7 km route or pledge for this event!  Starting at St. Monica's Church at the roundabout.  Free lunch for all participants!  HAVE is a voluntary, non-govtal organisation which has been helping numerous villages get safe drinking water for 28 years. Worldwide, one in eight people lacks access to clean drinking water and each year 3.3M people die from water-related health problems.  Contact: David Phillips 921-4712  david.phillips@helpavillageeffort.org
= Sunday May 30  ~ 7:30 am ~ Rotary Seawalk Run
See www.seawalkrun.com for info and registration details; ph 922 8342.  Organisations can piggyback off this event so that after they have entered a team, 100% of the pledges raised will be donated to a charity or project of the team's choice.  It's fun and helps those less fortunate and it involves the community in the most beautiful run/walk in BC.  The SeaWalk Run takes the runner on a beautiful return journey along the WV waterfront of English Bay. An out and back course starts at The Village of Park Royal South, and continues down a trail along the Capilano River through Ambleside Park and along the length of the scenic Centennial Seawalk to the turnaround at Dundarave pier.
Breakfast:  A runner's breakfast will be waiting for you at the finish line.
Run Gear An original design T-shirt is included in the race package along with stuff from Running Room and Canuck Place as well as other great stuff.
Package Pickup: Friday May 28th: 3 - 6pm at Whole Foods Market in The Village at Park Royal.
                Saturday May 29th: 11am - 5:30pm at The Running Room in NV -- 983 9761.
The main beneficiaries from the entry fees and sponsorships of the the run are Canuck Place, Youth on the North Shore, and Rotary projects.
~ 11am - 3pm ~  Dog Washes  The WV SPCA holds a dog wash on the last Sunday of the month, from 11 am to 3 pm, so May 30th; Cost = $20 per dog. Owners can enjoy free coffee and a tour of the shelter while their dogs get cleaned up!
- for Events and Programs: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=5
- for Event Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
        Stay up to date with what's going on at the Library - Register now for our Monthly eNewsletter!
+  ENGLISH CORNER in the Welsh Hall from 10 to 11:30am
Come and practise English conversation at the Library  Friday --  May 28
Requirement: able to read English.  Info: Fariba Rocker (604 506 6616). Facilitated by WV Baha'i Cmnty.
+ Friday May 21  --  Philosophers' Cafe -- The Art of Poemoirs
With guest poet Franci Louann. 10:30am - noon; Welsh Hall E. No registration required. Snacks and coffee provided.  Admission is $5.  Co-sponsored by S.F.U.  Moderator: Randall MacKinnon has a Master's degree in Social Policy and Planning. He is an IDEASage with MackINNOVATION, a service consultancy.
+ Wednesday May 26  --  WILLIAM LIBERTY - BOOK TALK - Author Visit
Author William Liberty's new book, The Path of the Pure Creature, is a compilation of offbeat real-life stories and a showcase of his Bottom-up Method for Experimental Learning. 7 pm, Welsh Hall.
+ Thursday May 27  --  SILVER SURFERS' EVENT
Seniors! Interested in learning about: Social Networking & Facebook? Sharing Digital Photos? Privacy and Security Online? eBooks and eReaders?  Join us for a series of short presentations, bring your questions, and learn about our services.  2 pm, Welsh Hall & Community Computing Centre. Seniors and anyone wanting to learn more about technology welcome!  Call the Library's Community Computing Centre at 925 7405 for more info.
+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
from June 8: MASTER OF THE INSTANT Cartier-Bresson Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
REFLECTIONS VANCOUVER 2011  ~~  May 4 - 16 
Capilano University IDEA Program: Paintings & 2011 Calendar launch  [see www.capreflections.com]
GRAD SHOW 2010 ~~  May 18 - 30  ~~ West Van high school students  Mixed media
                  Opening Reception: Tuesday  May 18 from 5 to 8pm
           Artists in Attendance: Saturday, May 22 from 2 to 3pm
~ 7pm ~ Wed May 26 ~ Amazon Journey, a Rainforest Adventure with Diego Samper (by donation)
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
+  May 18 - 30  "The Last Picture Show: Floral & Fantasy"
"This is my last hurrah - I won't do any more" says the graceful octogenarian and long-time West Van artist Ruth Coxon Lewis. She started painting when her children were grown, working mainly with oils, later discovering more joy and flexibility in watercolours. She has been juried into many prestigious galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the North Shore Artists' Guild. Join her as she celebrates her 85th birthday with her latest artistic creations!
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 18th from 6 to 8pm
+  June 1 - 13  ~~ Unforgettable Northern England
Japanese-Canadian artist Bob Yoshisuke Araki has been fascinated by the countryside of Ireland, Scotland, and the United Kingdom since his arrival in Canada. {Editor's Note -- must have taken a trip then!}  Let him fire your imagination and refresh your spirit with his new collection in oils, of the unforgettable scenery of North East England! Explore the great heritage cities of York and Chester and the Lake District. Relive the drama of Hadrian's Wall and the lofty castles and humble fishing villages of the Heritage Coastline. Slip into the Northern way of art -- English style!
Opening Reception: TUESDAY June 1st from 6 - 8pm
Complete list of events: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar
Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.weebly.com
Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com
7:30pm Tuesday, May 25
"Kaleidoscope", the Ambleside Orchestra and the WV Youth Band Spring 2010 concert, includes popular orchestral and band selections and features the world premiere of conductor, Dr. Anita Sleeman's new work for band and orchestra.   Her composition involves fragments of instrumental colour which come together in a "Kaleidoscope".
+ LAMONDANCE PRESENTS YOU, ME AND THEM          ~ 8pm Sat May 29
+ PRO ARTE GALA         ~ 6:30pm Sun May 30 

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
The Spring Issue of "The Torch" is now available; just click the following link for direct access: http://www.westvan60.com/Images/The%20Torch%20Newsletter%20-%20Spring%202010.pdf
The newsletter is available to any interested non-member.  Pls fill in the form on the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html  Pls contact Janice Mackay-Smith to submit articles, questions, comments for The Torch.
        Contact: Office: 922 3587 Lounge: 922 1920 Fax: 922 2659 Email: info@westvan60.com

+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
                        President's Dinner coming soon............June 17

+++  RECONNECTING WITH NATURE  +++  David Cook 924 0147
~ 10am ~ Friday 21st May  --  Secrets of a Temperate Coniferous Forest: A walk.
An event for the Dunbar Residents' Association celebrating Salmonberry Days
Meeting Location: Intersection of Spanish Trail trail-head & NW Marine Drive where Spanish Banks Creek enters Burrard Inlet.  Duration: two hours
Accompany me on a stroll along the trails of Pacific Spirit Park and discover how the components of a typical second growth forest comprised of both native and introduced species work together to produce a functional but ever-changing whole.
~ noon ~ Friday 28th May  --  Kitsilano Beach Intertidal: A walk
An event for the Dunbar Residents' Association celebrating Salmonberry Days
Meeting Location: Volunteer Park, Point Grey Road between Macdonald and Bayswater Streets.
Duration: two hours.  We will look at the intertidal zone between the marine and land worlds and see how adaptations by animals and plants allow them to survive in such a harsh environment. Wear slip-proof and waterproof footwear.

   NB: See BARDWATCH below for Shakespearean news/films in advance of Bard on the Beach...
+ Presentation House
Plan B -- Sea Theatre is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Michael Healey's Plan B, a political Canadian farce addressing the complexities of intimacy using the tenuous relationship between Québec and English Canada to explore the topic of betrayal, both personal and political. Michael Healey is a Governor General Award-winner for his play The Drawer Boy. Plan B won the 2002 Dora Mavor Moore award (Toronto) for Best New Play.
Opens May 14; 8 pm, Tues to Sat until May 29; a Sat matinee at 2pm on May 29. Tix $22/28, except Tues, which are 2-for-1; av at the PHBox Office: 990 3474 or www.phtheatre.org.
+ Vancouver Playhouse
        Dangerous Corner by J B Priestley, May 1st to 22nd (873 3311)
+ Arts Club (tel 687 1644)
   - Becky's New Car at Granville Island Stage to June 5th
   - Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Stanley Stage in preview, opens May 19th; to July 11th
+ Baroque Fandango: the Spain of Charles III, Pacific Baroque Orchestra at 2:30pm Sunday May 16 at WV United Church, 2062 Esquimalt; tel 604 215 0406
+ VSO -- See www.vancouversymphony.ca --
+ Early Music Vancouver --  Jointly presented with Green College, UBC.
Join us for two free "Early Music in Context" lectures this month at Green College, UBC:
~ "A Viella best of all" -- medi=E6val bowed instruments and their repertoire
Presentation by Pat Unruh, 5pm Mon May 17 (Coach House, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road)
A fascinating look at the somewhat mysterious history of the vielle, illustrated with slides, recordings, and live music.
~ "The Genius of Monteverdi" -- appreciating Monteverdi's 1610 Vespro della Beata Vergine
Presentation by Ray Nurse, 5pm Wed May 26 (Coach House, Green College, etc)
A closer look at this great masterwork, the feature presentation of this summer's Vancouver Early Music Festival at UBC.
For more details on these lectures, please visit: www.earlymusic.bc.ca/W-GC-Lectures.html
~ ~ ~ ~ ~  MADAMA BUTTERFLY ~~ May 29, June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 ~~ tix 683 0222 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
                        Puccini's gorgeous masterpiece of love, honour, and betrayal
*  ART at the VAG -- View full Calendar
CAROUN PHOTO CLUB  778 372 0765 (12 - 8pm) www.Caroun.net
        Exhibition May 16 - 31; Reception 6 - 8pm Sat May 22
www.CarounPhotoClub.com  Photography: www.MasoudSoheili.com Caroun Art Gallery, 1403 Bewicke, NV

=== COUNCIL MTG NOTES -- May 10th ===
NB re Endowment Fund Bylaw Item 12 Ccl mtg May 3rd
Sorry for omission: The (earlier) email version that went out omitted Smith's vote in opposition -- the printed version and website are complete.
        [SW moves; Ev seconds; carries with Smith opposed and no hand motion by ML]
>  Cclrs SW and MS ABSENT  <
6:00 PM
2.  Approval of May 10 Special Council Meeting Agenda
3.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES  --  April 26, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Minutes
4. 2010 Annual Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4640, 2010 (File:  1610-20-4640)
        Read a first, second, and third time.
5. 2010 Specified Area and Local Area Service Tax Bylaws (File:  1610 20 4637/4638/4639)
        Read a first, second, and third time:
        --  Specified Area; Parcel Tax (Garrow Bay); Parcel Tax (Eagle Harbour)
Sop: This year for the first time, we see a decrease in the taxation; it's a first; we're on the right track, as I said, a new direction.
If we look at charges outside our control, wd there ever be a position where we wd hv control?
We're doing things on the water wch I'm assuming -- we've seen decline in costs attributed to us
... things do on water, assume sustainable made some inroads wrt TransLink; do it another way than assessment; any thoughts coming where we wd hv control on extra money going out?  to the taxpayer
Mayor: May I say it's a little confusing b/c the motion on the floor is not that, but I understand you wish that you had said something when we passed the Annual Tax Rate Bylaw, wch hv just bn given third reading, so, uh cd we get through these, and then can I allow you some time on the agenda to pursue that.
Just don't want to confuse what we're actually trying to focus on
Sop: that'd be fine; I've said what I had to say so maybe a small response or it's philosophical, I agree, but you know--
Mayor: that's not the issue, it's just that we're at that on the agenda any more, so I'll let Mr McRad answer your question or respond and then we'll move forward.
CAO: Question is, will the Ms or WV ever have an opp to influence the tax rates of other jurisdictions, mainly either TransLink or the GVRD?
The short answer is yes.  We do sit on the Board.  You'll notice in our discussions with the Labour Bureau we've had some influence wrt negotiations.  There are a number of diff ways we can have influence on it.  Whether in fact we'll be able to encourage all the Ms in the GVRD to reduce their costs, that's questionable and you said it's philosophical.
But I think with the BSC and our vision, Ccl has made it v clear that we're going to be v vocal in some of our discussions with MetroV and I believe other Ms are listening.
I think we're v positive.
Mayor: okay, thank you.  Now to get back to the agenda item.
wrt Specified Area Tax Rates Bylaw...
[and so do the other two without discussion]
6. 2009 Endowment Fund and Capital Facilities Fund Year-End Resolutions (File: 0910-11/12)
WHEREAS under Sections 189 (4.1) and (4.2) of the Community Charter Council may use money in a capital reserve fund for the purposes of a second capital reserve fund;
AND WHEREAS Council considers that the money is not currently required for the capital purpose of the first fund;
AND WHEREAS Council wishes to fund 2009 capital expenditures relating to the Community Centre and Almondel Bridge;
NOW THEREFORE Council in open meeting [resolve] as follows:
1)  $2,536,980 be transferred from the Endowment Fund to the Capital Facilities Fund.
2)  The sum of $2,536,980 be repaid to the Endowment Fund, no later than when required for the purpose of the Endowment Fund, and in any event within ten years, with interest that would have been earned if it had remained in the Endowment Fund.
WHEREAS under Sections 189 (4.1) and (4.2) of the Community Charter Council may use money in a capital reserve fund for the purposes of a second capital reserve fund;
AND WHEREAS Council transferred $2,536,980 from the Endowment Fund to the Capital Facilities Fund, to be repaid with interest within ten years;
AND WHEREAS Council wishes to fund 2009 capital expenditures relating to the Community Centre ($1,686,393), Almondel Bridge ($850,587), and the 1528 Argyle Avenue Property ($101,879);
NOW THEREFORE Council in open meeting [resolve] as follows:
That Council [approve] the expenditure of $2,638,859 from the Capital Facilities Fund to pay for capital costs associated with the Community Centre, Almondel Bridge, and 1528 Argyle Property.

Mayor: I have one speaker wishing to speak. Mr Roach.
Dave Roach: I'm here tonight b/c I think there are some problems with these two motions.  I think there are some misconceptions that cd lead to probs.  I'll make a series of points and make references as I go.
First point I have is that the object of the motions one and two, have no economic basis.  The funds were transferred and expended from the EFund and the CFFund during fiscal 2009.  This is evidenced by a document that accompanied the 2010 Five-Year Financial Plan on Feb 8, Schedules and Five-Year Capital Plan; and in that schedule we have a statement as a note on p 6 states the EFund balance includes amts to be recovered from land, etc, but loans for capital expenditures in 2008 and 2009 aggregating $6,579,721.
We have from a letter that Mr McRadu sent to Mr G Pajari on Dec 18, 2009, [that] stated wrt 2008 borrowing from the EFund to pay for capital works, the amt expended was somewhat less than the $19M authorized, or wch $3,943,618 was expended under Section 6 of the EFund bylaw, No 3699, 1991, as a loan to the M to be repaid with interest.
The proposed resolution tonight 1.1 of the agenda item reads, $2,536,980 be transferred from the EFund to the CapFacFund.
If we add the $3,943,618 wch was borrowed from the EFund in 2008, to the amt of $2,536,980 wch is the first resolution, that sum is $6,480,598 and taking the diff from the opening balance as indicated on the 2010 Five-Year Capital Plan, we have a difference of $99,123 wch amts to 1.53% of the $6,480,600.  That was the sum of the 2008 borrowing and the proposed amt of the agenda item here.
Mayor: but Mr Roach, that--
DR: cd not be accounted for by accrued interest on the borrowing
Mayor: that's the three minutes; I'm just trying to get to the question you have.  About a $99K difference?
DR: Sorry; again now?
Mayor: well, your time has run out so I'm just trying to summarize the question that you have, wch is about $99K diff -- is that what you're asking?
DR: to summarize the question,
Mayor: thank you
DR: is that the, the object of the resolutions, there is no economic basis for it.
Secondly, the authority that was cited in Section 189, 4.1 of the Cmnty Charter, I believe is incorrect.  You cannot do what you're proposing to do in this resoln by resoln, but if you look at Section 189 (2) of the Charter you'll find you have to act, if you are making a transfer from a Fund, it has to be by bylaw, it cannot be by resoln.
The other item wd be, that you're relying on Section 189, 4.1, basing it on the purpose of the second fund, the CapFacFund; and if you look at the purpose of the CapFacFund 2010 Part 3, you'll find that it reads "the purpose of the Fund is for specified future Capital Works".
The capital works that you're talking about funding, the motion for capital works occurred in 2009, Almondel Bridge was in operation.  It was funded and paid for in 2009.  The Cmnty Ctr was put into operation in 2009 and was funded and paid for in 2009.
What I'm saying is the entire premise of the two motions is faulty
Mayor: okay
DR: and that--
Mayor: thank you
DR: thank you very much
Mayor:  What we'll do now, Ccl is ask Ms Wood to introduce the premise of the motion and we'll have our discussion.  Over to you.
BW: The two resolns before you tonight are related to our 2009 Year-End [Y/E] and specifically address funding sources for certain capital projects.
On Apr 6, 2009, through adoption of the 2009 Five-Yr Financial Plan Bylaw, Ccl approved funding of $3.2M from the EFund for completion of two major capital projs: Cmnty Ctr and Almondel Bridge.
A further $1M for the final instalment for the acquisition of 1528 Argyle was to be funded from an Amenity contribution and from parkland acquisition fund.
With this first resoln, we seek approval to transfer by way of the Cmnty Charter, Sections 189, 4.1 and 4.2, $2,536,980, transfer from the EFund to the CapFacFund.  These projs wd then be funded directly from the CapFacFund as described in the second resoln.
The $2,536,980 is less than the $3.2M originally budgeted.  Specifically we are looking to fund $1,686,000 for the Cmnty Ctr and ~$850K for the Almondel Bridge.
Under Section 189, 4.2 of the Cmnty Charter, that $2.5M is to be repaid with interest at market rates within ten years per our bylaw.
The second resoln seeks your approval to actually do [sic] the expenditure of the $2,638,859 directly out of CapFacFund.  That includes the $2.5M for both the CCtr and the ABridge plus a further $101,879 wch is a portion of the $1M final instalment for 1528 Argyle.
The remaining $900K is being funded out of the Cmnty Contributions and the Parkland Acq Fund as contemplated in the 2009 Five-Year Financial Plan

{Fascinating! Mr. Roach asserts this resoln violates the Charter and nary a peep!  Hello?  Anybody home?}

Mayor: going to put motion on the floor, then you can ask questions, if you wish
ML: do this in two parts
I recommend 1, whereas Sections 189..... and then as written
[seconded by TP]
Sop: for my clarification -- we refer to the EFund.  Is it a whole Fund by bylaw? are we specifically talking about in this case the threshold?
BW: not talking about threshold
Sop: So it's an entire Fund, exacted by bylaw.
BW: yes
Sop: In the discussion, from my interpretation being on Ccl the longest, was that moneys on the upside of threshold cd be used for capital purposes or other issues to assist us, specifically anything that we wanted to have.  Is that correct?
BW: yes
Sop: I'm also reminded that when we wanted to purchase something, we did it through the underside of the EFund, ie to purchase prop
BW: if you're referring to expenditures below the threshold
Sop: yes
BW: we're required to use 189 4.1 to transfer and 4.2 requires the repayment of those funds.
Sop: Today, do we know the amt now in Fund?
BW: The amt in the Fund prior to this transfer is ~$18.3M
Sop: so it's under the threshold
So, any moneys expended in the not too distant future, wd in fact have covered the money owed under the threshold and added to the upside of the entire Fund? am I correct?
BW: are you referring to, um--
Sop: sale of something
BW: Yes, exactly.  If you're referring to the sale of land,
Sop: yes
BW: then yes, absolutely, that wd bring that balance up.
Sop: why is it only $18M?
BW: b/c we haven't seen the Wetmore, has not completed yet
Sop: thank you
In the, well, I go around the bush but I get there eventually
In this bylaw, there's -- we say whereas several times, but we, when we take money from the EFund whether it's below, uh, if it's below, is it not a loan?  When we transfer out, is it not a loan?
like, we cd borrow from the MFA or anyone else, it's a loan
BW: specifically b/c it has to be repaid, yes, it's a loan
Sop: so if it's to be repaid why doesn't it say in here it's a loan from the underside or the protected area of the EFund?
BW: Madam Mayor, through you, I believe we're trying to use the wording that is specifically in Section 189.  It refers to transfer; I think where the wording came from.
Sop: Well, I guess, there lies the problem in my view.
If we sit down and have a philosophical discussion about the amendments to these bylaws, we might change a lot of things
specifically if we look at this and say we're borrowing, where is it that we're borrowing in this bylaw?
it doesn't state that, it states we're transferring funds.
Mayor: important to recognize the resolns in front of us conform completely to the bylaws passed on May 3, and that's where the language I think you're referring to exists.  Obviously we wdn't do anything that didn't comply--
Sop: I'm not implying that, just that for my own, where is the word that says--
Mayor: I'd just like to add one more thing for everybody's benefit, as we plan our agendas forward,

{well, you never plan backward....}

we're anticipating the discussion of Ccl on the EFund itself will take place June 21st?
CAO: That's correct, Madam Mayor
Mayor: just so you know
Sop: appreciate that, but is it not borrowing?
Mayor: yes; it's called transfer in the CCharter
BW: to this point, Point No 2, second para, we do talk about repayment specifically
Sop: so the repayment, indirectly, anybody looking at that wd say it's borrowing
Mayor: that's the rules we're guided by
Ev: language
Mayor: yes, the language: must be repaid with interest within ten years, right there.
ML: exactly what I was going to say
ML moves: part 2 ... as written
Mayor: maybe just read the last bit


Mayor: don't see any.
Before we adjourn, want to thank Barb Wood for her service to WV, particularly this year.
As you know, Fin/Dir is on sick leave, right as budget coming together, and Ms Wood kept up with that ably, at the same time to meet the expectations of the Public Sector Acctg Bd (PSAB) rules, and then, to cap it all off, to bring our CapFac and EFun bylaws up to date.
Huge amt of work under a lot of stress.
Really, I think you were our leader in that, and we're really appreciate it and we're really going to miss you. tyvm
CAO: you quite rightly pointed out all the work Ms Wood has put in for last 9 1/2 years
just an interesting story.
was told when applying, when asked why in WV, she said she wanted to have an opp to seek balance in her life and to be able to work hard but also able to have time with family at home.
For the past four and a half months, Barb has probably lived in this ofc, and as you quite rightly pointed out, the amt of work that she's put into this org to carry us through a v difficult time for us, as you talked about: zero per cent budget, the Olympic budget controls, year end, audit, the implementation of PSAB, and the capital asset regulations, EFund, CapFac Bylaw, utility increases, and the prep for tax time.
Barb has been an incredible asset to this org.  We'll miss you, so good luck.
BW: thank you; it's been a pleasure to serve for the District.
Mayor: thank you.
8.  ADJOURNMENT [6:26]
===  YOUTH COUNCIL NOTES May 10th at 7pm  ===
Youth Mayor: DWV fully supporting mbr of BC Youth Week
Mayor: I've got the best team in WV
YMayor: both Rotary groups have contributed annually to Youth Week
5.  DEBATE TOPIC: Ambleside Area (1300 Block and waterfront)
        - what should be included/considered in planning for the future of this area
Sokol:  SLIDES
Amb Village Ctr; strategy: importance of linking; DWV owns ~ 2/3 of 1300block
Youth Cclr: widen for skates and skateboards
Youth Cclr: a concert bowl down so good for environment
Youth Cclr: agree with concern bowl any other kind of theatre or showcases for arts
Youth Cclr: showcases movies
YMayor: about environment; really like that you guys have included
think about banning non-local water; see more water fountains
YMayor and others:
no cars south of the rlwy; make area a bit more youth friendly; cycling along seawall; we recommended in our forum more areas for....
transportation in Argyle area
about sailing;  more activities for youth
take out non-motorized boats, easy to rent out for the day
more places: how to regulate; not kicked out b/c too loud; mike night, DJs; notes re cafes; movies at Kay Meek
benefit bashes hoping cd do something like that in the Bowl
Y Cclr: a lot of the areas do close early
some place to have bonfires safely
YC: Youth Week May 1st to 7th each year; started in 1997
YC: a review of activities
Open House, AYC; drop-in activities; May 7 Gleneagles; Youth Talent competition
YC: value of Youth, etc; Civic Youth Strategy; YAC has been working hard over the past few months; Youth Lounge May 14
{NB: After Reports, the Youth Mayor ignored this:
and asked right away for adjournment.  So:
Q1: why skipped?
Q2: why did no one notice or notice and not bring it to the YMayor's attention?
Q3: what does this signify wrt the seriousness and following of agendas or procedures?
Q4: what does this say about Youth Council's interest in the views/questions from the public?}
Mayor: congratulations to our all-female team here
v grateful for our three Michaels and one Bill
Olympics; feel good; brings ppl out
we take our lead from you the parents and the young ppl in our cmnty; can do more together
First Award encourage Youth to expand areas themes of globe....
this year was Africa
invited from Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific  to come to speak at Mulgrave
global citizenship in action
{over 100 great youth were given awards; too many to list here; a few snippets follow}
DTES; SAGE Transition House; the Benefit Bash; effective lectures for immigrant parents (to help culture transitions); trip to Belize; orphanage in Mexico; help with soup kitchen; work with those with learning disabilities; relief in Haiti; ChickChat; Covenant House; Int'l Service Proj; underprivileged chn in India Nepal and BanglaDesh; Free the Chn; fairtrade farm in Nicaragua, Guyana, etc; Cinderella Project
Mayor: rest are group awards
First: 600 participants in Cyclebetes, 24-hr event Juvenile Diabetes; this year, huge success, raised just about $100,000
Club to reduce garbage at Rockridge
Grp raised $4K to build a school in Ecuador; student-run club
Visits to Inglewood Care Ctr
Mayor: Mulgrave xxx for Olympics right in there as soon as bid; organized progs; public and private schools worked together.
Purple Elephant Project -- racial discrimination, stop racism on line
List of projects world food
Five Students -- contributions to Streamkeepers and EPN
Make a Wish
Imuolio (sp?) School in Lusaka, Zambia -- HIV or AIDs;  52 girls
$9200 another group
from Mulgrave, BC Cancer Fdn, Waffle Wednesdays, over $14K walking 60 kms weekend to end breast cancer in VSun and NSN
for Kenyan -- one girl given her a $1000 scholarship for her to go to school for one year
first year for Chad $2K
Mulgrave drive for youth shelter and covenant house
Mayor: [youth] example for us; thank you all for coming
[to RECEPTION at 8:20]


=== SP CCL MTG NOTES -- 9:30am May 12th ===
3.  REPORTS -- No items.
4. 2010 Annual Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4640, 2010 (File:  1610-20-4640)
5. 2010 Specified Area and Local Area Service Tax Bylaws (File:  1610 20 4637/4638/4639)
6.  OTHER ITEMS  --  No items.
7.  PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS [none]  8. Adjournment [9:33]

===  COUNCIL AGENDAs May 17 ===
7:00 pm in the municipal hall council chamber
At 6:00 pm the regular Council Meeting will commence in open session (in the main floor conference room), and will reconvene in the Council Chamber immediately following the Public Hearings regarding: Zoning Bylaw (1366 Argyle; and Official Community Plan Bylaw (Bill 27).
At 7:00 pm in the Council Chamber the Public Hearings regarding Zoning Bylaw regarding 1366 Argyle and Official Community Plan Bylaw regarding Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Policies will be held. The regular Council Meeting will reconvene in the Council Chamber immediately following the Public Hearings.
6:00 PM
RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the May 17 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;
(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public.
3.  ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION -- Council will then proceed with the closed session.

(At 7pm the Public Hearings will be held. The open session of the Ccl Mtg will be reconvened immediately following the PHs.)

7:00 PM
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA   [Rezoning re 1366 Argyle]
Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010 regarding 1366 Argyle Avenue (File:  2515-21/1610-20-4634)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the proposed bylaw amendment.
Applicant: District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: 1366 Argyle Avenue (Lot 1, Block 27, District Lot 237, Plan 4951)
Purpose: The purpose of the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is to permit the establishment of a beach seafood stand.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: The subject lands would be rezoned:
From RT1 (Two Family Zone 1) to C2 (Commercial Zone 2); and
On this site only, the rear yard minimum is reduced from 30 feet to 14 feet; and the requirement for a four-foot planter along the street frontage is waived.
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe the procedure for the Public Hearing...
Your only opportunity to comment on the Zoning Amendment Bylaw (1366 Argyle) is during the Public Hearing. We are not permitted to receive further submissions once we have closed the Public Hearing.  We have received documents which are available for your review....
Listed including: Ambleside Waterfront Planning - Guiding Principles and Implementation Initiatives and Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010 and Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010 (regarding 1366 Argyle Avenue)
2) Correspondence received up to May 13, 2010: [LISTED] G. Fernandes, Da Vinci's Home, P. Malone, T. Archimowitz, CN Rail, H. Joffe, D. Steele, C. Murrell, P. & M. Osberg,   R. Hedley, B. Brymer, A. Evans
RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and verbal submissions be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
OR  If Council requests a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: that the Public Hearing be adjourned to ____________________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4625, 2010 regarding Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Policies
to begin immediately following the public hearing REGARDING Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010 for 1366 Argyle Avenue (WHICH commences at 7:00 pm)
Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4625, 2010 regarding Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Policies (File:  1610-20-4625)
The Director of Planning, Lands and Permits will describe the proposed amendment bylaw.
Applicant: The District of West Vancouver
Affected Lands: The proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw amendments apply to all lands in the municipality of West Vancouver.
Purpose: The proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw amendments will set community greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for West Vancouver and establish policies that will help the community achieve the targets, as required by the provincial government's Local Government (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 27). Details are provided below.
Proposed OCP Bylaw Amendments:
A GHG reduction target for the District of West Vancouver is set as follows:
Become carbon neutral with respect to municipal operations by 2012; and
- Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 33% below 2007 levels by 2020 and at least 80% below 2007 levels by 2050.
To achieve these targets, existing OCP policies are updated and new policies added. The key climate action policies are listed as follows:
Council will include home energy performance as a criterion in the consideration of development applications and in the disposition of surplus municipal lands;
The District will:
Encourage more energy efficient buildings that help to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions, including the promotion of home energy audits;
Collaborate with other levels of government, utilities, and non-government organizations to:
raise awareness and build community-wide appreciation and support for climate change mitigation and adaptation;
explore policy tools to affect improved energy performance of residential buildings;
explore innovative, low carbon solutions for the Capilano sewage treatment plant; and to meet the "Zero-Waste Challenge";
Support neighbourhood and multi-family retrofit projects intended to reduce community GHG emissions [as well as] other community-based environmental initiatives to sequester carbon, beautify public spaces and make the built environment greener and healthier; and
Strive to reduce community GHG emissions resulting from vehicle trips through the development of policies and programs that encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation and provide increased transportation-related non-vehicular facilities throughout the community.
Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe the procedure for the Public Hearing.... [as above]
Anyone who believes their interest in property is affected by the proposed amendment bylaw will be heard, or may make a written submission. No one will be discouraged or prevented from making his or her views heard.
Members of Council may ask questions of you following your presentation but our function tonight is to listen to the views of the public, not to debate the proposed amendment bylaw.....
If you have any concerns about the rules or the Hearing, please address your comments to me, as the Chair.
1) Reports received up to May 13, 2010:
        OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 4625: Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Policies
2) Correspondence received up to May 13, 2010:  None to date.
If there is no further public input and Council does not request a further staff report, then closed or if further staff report then adjourned.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the Public Hearing is closed.
Following conclusion of the Public Hearings the following items will be considered:
May 3, 2010 Special Council Meeting and Regular Council Meeting;
May 10, 2010 Special Council Meeting; and May 12, 2010 Special Council Meeting.
7. Rodgers Creek Area 2 - Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4647, 2010 (File: 1050-20-09-009/1610-20-4647)
1. Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication Bylaw No. 4647, 2010 be read a first, second, and third time in short form; and
2. Council authorize staff to issue statutory notices...
8. Water and Sewer Utilities - Process for Public Consultation on Infrastructure Management (File:  1700-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT Council receive for information the report from the Director, Engineering and Transportation dated May 5...
9. Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010 (1366 Argyle Avenue) (File: 1610-20-4634)
If the Public Hearing has closed, second and third reading of the bylaw may be considered.
RECOMMENDED: ... be read a second and third time.
10. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT a Special Council Meeting be scheduled for Monday, May 31
11. Consent Agenda Items
12. Development Application Status List to May 7, 2010 (File:  1010-01)
        RECOMMENDED:  ...be received for information.
13. 1360 and 1370 Ottaburn Road - Land Disposition (File:  0510-03-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated April 29 from the Land and Property Agent regarding the disposition of the properties be received for information.
14. Development Permit Application No. 09-008 for Area 2 of the Rodgers Creek Area (located north of Chippendale Road and the Chelsea subdivision) (File:  1010-20-09-008)
RECOMMENDED: ... DPA for Area 2 of Rodgers Creek (located north of Chippendale Road and the Chelsea subdivision) which provides for site development, subdivision and single-family house construction will be considered Monday, June 7.

===  INFObits  ===
Many SFU City Program public lectures are videotaped. Check out the latest, "The Chicago School - Insights from Sadhu Johnston and Mike Shiffer" along with an archive of over 30 lectures.
===  NEWSWATCH  === tiny hopeful signs???
Israel and Palestine
An inevitably edgy start
The two sides move crabwise as indirect negotiations begin
May 13th 2010 | JERUSALEM | From The Economist print edition
...  In substance, though, the new talks are now supposed to tackle the "core issues" dividing the two sides: defining new borders, dealing with the claimed right of Palestinians refugees to return, and how to persuade the Israelis to share Jerusalem. Putting those issues at the top of the agenda was a Palestinian condition for the talks' resumption. Israel, while rejecting "preconditions", says the core issues can be broached but not seriously negotiated until direct face-to-face talks are held.
That raises the Palestinians' other precondition: a halt to Israel's settlement-building on the West Bank. Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians' chief negotiator, pledged that there will be no direct talks unless the building stops completely, in East Jerusalem as well as the rest of the West Bank.
The State Department pointedly lauded Mr Netanyahu for his "statement that there will be no construction at the Ramat Shlomo project for two years", a reference to a large Jewish suburb in East Jerusalem where new building was heralded by the Israelis just as America's vice-president, Joe Biden, arrived in March to hail the resumption of talks-which then had to be aborted....   He had merely explained that the Ramot Shlomo project was not scheduled to begin for two years. Building would not, he insisted, be frozen anywhere in Jerusalem.
... Ehud Barak, the defence minister, who leads the Labour party in Israel's ruling coalition, and was recently in Washington trying to heal relations, now says Mr Netanyahu must change his coalition if there is to be serious progress.
That would mean bringing in Kadima, a centrist party led by a former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, who narrowly won Israel's general election a year ago but failed to form a ruling coalition. She has balked in the past but has recently suggested she could work with Mr Netanyahu not just towards a peace deal but also to curb ultra-Orthodox encroachment on Israel's largely secular lifestyle. For Mr Netanyahu that would mean dumping his coalition's ultra-Orthodox parties, which he calls his "natural allies in the national camp". Neither Ms Livni nor indeed Mr Mitchell is convinced yet that Mr Netanyahu wants to do so.
See: http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16117248&fsrc=nlw%7Cwwp%7C05-13-2010%7Cpolitics_this_week

===  BIZWATCH  === does your photocopier have your private info???
CBS - April 19, 2010 - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the good, old-fashioned copy machine.  Did you know it had a hard drive and all those docs can be retrieved?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC38D5am7go

===  BARDWATCH  ===
 Bard on Screen at Vancity Theatre  --  May  17, 24, 31  --  6:30pm
Don't forget to treat yourself to a film version of this year's plays by joining us at Vancity Theatre . The evenings will start with a brief introduction by a Bard company member and will conclude with a post-movie discussion. Check out Antony and Cleopatra this Monday!
Jon Scoffield's film of Trevor Nunn's 1974 stage production. Special Guest: Scott Bellis
a rare screening of Orson Welles's  masterly film about John Falstaff, which draws from both parts of Henry IV, as well as from Henry V, Richard II, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
May 31:  HENRY V, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
For details on each film, CLICK HERE   Time: 6:30 to 10 pm  Place: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St
Price: $10 ($8 students/seniors)  Tickets: Online at www.vifc.org or at the door.
Notes: Students and youth (13 and over) are welcome at these screenings.
+  Strange Signs From Abroad (there's even one from Vancouver!):
INITIALISMS -- add'ns to westvan.org/acronyms
                AYC = Ambleside Youth Centre
                        BRB = Be Right Back
                MAC = Museum Adv Cmte (still functioning?)
                MFA = Municipal Finance Authority
                        OMG = Omigod!
                PSAB = Public Sector Accounting Board
                        YAC = Youth Adv Cmte
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===  QUOTATIONS / MATHWATCH (NerdAlert) / PUNS  ===
Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.
                -- H.R. McMaster, Brigadier General, US Army, Iraq War veteran (b. 1962)
                        [Actually Brig. Gen. was talking about PowerPoint]
Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
                        -- Honore de Balzac, French novelist and playwright (1799 - 1850)
{and some bureaucrats save us from some politicians who save us from some voters}
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
                        --  Mohandas Gandhi
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
                        -- Picasso
There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
                        -- Agnes Repplier, American essayist (1855 - 1950)
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skull, why then do we read it?
A book should serve as an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us.
           -- Franz Kafka, German-speaking writer born in what's now the Czech Republic (1883 - 1924)
---  MATHWATCH   ---   aka Engineering Corner.....
NB:  The key to the second one above is that computers are on the binary system (1 or 0) so 10 stands for 2.
Now, for the REALLY nerdy:
A physicist, a biologist, and a mathematician are sitting in a street café watching people entering and leaving the house on the other side of the street. First they see two people entering the house. Time passes. After a while they notice three people leaving the house.
The physicist says, "The measurement wasn't accurate."
The biologist says, "They must have reproduced."
The mathematician says, "If one more person enters the house then it will be empty."
---  PUNS  ---
The Irish lass was disappointed with the engagement ring from her fiance because it was a sham rock.
Contacts are easy to lose, so keep your eyes on them.
Have you heard about that online origami store? It folded.
        Are wealthy Mormons that hang out at Starbucks called Latte Day Saints?
Can you daydream at night?
Can crop circles be square?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?