May 17 Ccl NOTES
May 31st AGENDA
Calendar to June 12th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

Hope you enjoyed the Victoria Day long Weekend; bring on Cmnty Day, Saturday June 5th!
MAIN ITEMS on May 31st: NO HINT of a mention of Correspondence on the Agenda!!!
Library Facility Bldg Assessment Report and LEED Certification; Decommissioning of Boat Ramp next to HSC to be rescinded!; Devt Applic and OCP Amendment for block (Equimalt/20th/Fulton/21st) with recommended process for future rezoning; Ambleside Artificial Turf Field Update; Sp Ccl Mtgs added (June 28/30, July 26); Draft Terms of Ref for Parks Master Plan WG
= UNpublic Correspondence -- rant and plea for Ccl to keep promise, show commitment!
= Vive le Canada (Dunkirk); ANIMALWATCH (orangutan; golden lab); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Correspondence in shallow grave, pls bring shovel); UPDATES (Dogs; Silk Purse; Engg projects; Spirit Trail; WVCCSS; WVCF)
=  CALENDAR to June 12th (well, best efforts!); CULTUREWATCH (Theatre, Music, Opera)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES May 17th: PH on 1366 Argyle rezoning (permitting beach seafood stand but ramp rants instead); 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 1360/1370 Ottaburn nets DWV $840K!
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDA May 31st
=  INFObits (whisky turned to watts); HERITAGEWATCH (LGB info/speeches); NEWSWATCH (Afghanistan; West Bank); SCIENCEWATCH (Our Earthquake Zone); TECHWATCH (Obama technophobe?); MAIKU (May); QUOTATIONS, GOLFWATCH, MATHWATCH mixed with PUNS

=== UNpublic Correspondence !!!  Letters removed after decades !
Why is there no Correspondence mentioned on the agenda?
Why isn't there even a list of the letters?
I've just looked at the past week's (and it's there in a way I can't even copy and paste and put on my agenda for you!) and what you're missing is not just E-Comm and Bd of Variance info but also -- hm, maybe reason clear? -- complaints about dogs, complaints about light at Mathers and 15th, opposition to one of the housing pilot projects, unhappy status in Lower Caulfeild, a petition, opposition to a devt on the agenda Monday night.  Even someone lamenting the removal of the Millennium Clock!
Sometimes there's praise in the Correspondence; sometimes positive suggestions -- but that's not the point.
This Ccl promised openness, transparency, even established a Cmnty ENGAGEMENT Cmte and now they're allowing staff to submerge communication from residents?  Yes, Ccl gets its own private email with everything but it's removed from public eyes and minds by not being listed on the agenda.
Cclr Walker, referring to another topic, opined two steps forward and three steps back.  This is not a step back, this is a HUGE leap backward.
What are they afraid of?
It's been done and worked well for DECADES!  No problem with change if it improves communication, but this submerges our easy access to find out about local/prov/govt mtgs and what other citizens are thinking -- their concerns, their wishes, their views about devts in WV.
Made worse by being done in secret suddenly -- surely an indication they knew there wd be resistance.  Great that Ccl requested correspondence be brought back, but now, Ccl, pls ask staff to unbury it!!!
No wonder there was NO public consultation.
If printing was onerous, few wd argue with that, but why oh why remove it?
WE WANT THE LIST! we want to know what ppl think, know their opinions about what's going on in WV.  Doesn't matter if we agree or not, it's COMMUNICATION.
A chance to dispel rumours; and the replies from staff provide valuable information and responses to District projects/plans.
PLEASE make good on your promises of openness, transparency, and accountability.

===  Vive le CANADA  ===  Dunkirk -- 70th Anniversary
They say Canada came of age in WW2.  This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation (codenamed Operation Dynamo) in 1940 (May 27 to June 4); about 340K soldiers were evacuated in 850 boats!  Read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk_evacuation
The BBC had a video of the commemoration this week and there were even some there who took part (soldiers and some in rescue boats).

o  The Orangutan and the Hound (from National Geographic); an unusual friendship:
o  Breakfast at Ginger's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaAVZ2yXDBo

===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ==
*  Outlook poll/survey -- 96% want Correspondence back!
*  Why now buried in shallow grave?  Pls bring shovels and help get it to the surface and out in the open again.  One reason was 'cost' of making hard copies.  That's not what we're asking for.  We're just asking for a dang list so we can see what topics and issues have moved residents to write to Ccl!  That is not difficult.  Copy and pasting the list takes a few seconds.  They've even in their special section of the DWV website (NOT with agenda or minutes) put it up so that it CANNOT be copy and pasted.  Talk about ornery and hurdles.  Let's be reasonable.  PLEASE.

===   UPDATES   ===
>  Leashed Dogs on Centennial Seawalk   --  Comments by May 31st; call 925 7275
As a result of some email enquiries, was reminded I forgot to include an update on the Silk Purse (so here it is).  NO, there are no plans to demolish it.  Some might have been confused b/c the house next door will be (1576 Argyle).  The Music Box, next to the Silk Purse, will be painted to match the Silk Purse.  In any case, confirmed at the Waterfront Open House on Thursday May 27 (Cmnty Ctr).
Many questions about projects so was absolutely delighted to receive a map from Engg showing what they're working on.
Engineering: Transportation Capital Projects Map showcases 2010 construction activities.
Read More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=27750
Fantastic!  Look to see what's happening in your area.
> North Shore Spirit Trail Greenway
For the latest info: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Residents/Level3.aspx?id=3722
> Community Centre Board
West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society (formerly the "Community Centre Board")
Directors of the Board: Barbara Brink (Chair), Human Alghabi, Jane Baynham, Susan Evans, Greg Fauquier, Judy Jansen, Jennifer Hatton, Bill Ireland, Jess Ketchum, Andy Krawczyk, Liz Leduc, Doug Murphy, Taleeb Noormohamed, Mary Peck, Al Thompson, and Councillor Michael Smith.
Staff Liaison: Sue Ketler, Executive Director, 925 7126; Board Contact: Joanne Newlove, 925 7201
Read More: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=26692
West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society
The WV Community Centre is operated under an innovative community governance partnership between the District of WV and the West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society, a registered charitable Society. The Board of Directors are residents who are committing their time to launch this initiative of merit, under the direction of Barbara Brink, Chair.
Annual General Meeting -- Join the WVCCSS for a short business meeting and presentation by Dr. Laird Birmingham on
Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm at the WV Community Centre. 
Find out more information.  A Society membership ensures that your voice is heard in developing programs. Become a part of our future legacy - join us in Working Together and Building Community and help improve people's lives through shared opportunities for personal and community health and enrichment.
WVCCSS Strategic Plan
WVCCSS Strategic Plan 2009-2010 has been prepared with the involvement and participation of the members of the Board of the West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society (WVCCSS) in conjunction with Council, staff, and representatives from the Seniors Advisory Board and Vancouver Coastal Health.  All who have contributed to this inaugural plan are thanked for their efforts and commitment.
WVCCSS Newsletters -- Current Issue: April 2010 ; More Information -- Message from the WVCCSS
                For the rest, see: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=16370
The WV Community Foundation held their 31st annual meeting on Thursday, April 29 at the WV Community Centre.
Retiring Chair, Helen Vanee was pleased to announce that the Foundation was able to distribute grants twice in 2009.  In May, $46,024 was distributed to 19 worthy organizations and in October, 8 charities received $19,650.
Highlights of the year included the 2nd annual Mayors Golf tournament, the continuation of the Speakers Series with Dr. Max Cynader and Dr. Clarissa Green and the Mayor's Breakfast in conjunction with the WV Chamber of Commerce.  In partnership with Shaw TV, the Foundation initiated the development of a series of vignettes featuring the Foundation's grant recipients.  The first two of these vignettes profiled the West Vancouver Seniors' Shuttle Bus and the WV Police Dog Squad.
Ms Vanee expressed deep appreciation to Executive Director Delaina Bell for her leadership and commitment to the Foundation.
Gerry Humphries was elected as Chair of the Foundation, Fanny Patterson, Vice Chair, Ron Royston, Helen Vanee, Past Chair, Ron Royston, Treasurer and Coleen Nemtin as Secretary.  Continuing Directors include, Tom Allison, Merla Beckerman, Brayden Gordon, Bill Harvey, Byron Hender, Carol Ludvigsen, Kristin MacMillan, Jennifer Orum, and Valorie Pawson.
The WVCF was pleased to announce the election of new director -  Pat Shannon.  Pat Shannon is the owner of Shannon and Company [CGAs] which has offices in North and West Vancouver.  Pat has an MBA in finance and accounting and is a certified general accountant.  Pat is past treasurer of the Rotary Club in WV; has been a member of: the ethics committee of CFA BC, DWV Value for Services Working Group, and is currently a member of the Public Practice Advisory Group.  Pat resides in West Vancouver with his wife and is the father of four adult children.
 The West Vancouver Community Foundation is a non-government, non-profit community foundation that was founded in 1979.  The Foundation assists individuals, families, corporations, and non-profit organizations to make donations in perpetuity to their community and thereby help shape its future. Gifts and donations are used to establish permanent, income-earning endowment funds. Earnings generated from these funds are used to meet and respond to evolving community needs.
Tel 925 8153 at 1846 Marine; for more info, please visit www.westvanfoundation.com.

===  CALENDAR to June 12th  ===
All mtgs are at M Hall unless indicated otherwise.  NOTE: shown are mtgs known at this date; often there are additions, changes, cancellations after WVM goes out. See the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx
NOTICES/MTGs TOO LATE FOR LAST WVM -- sent to subscribers
+ A + -- sent May19, some deletions
My, how difficult to keep up.
        Finance Cmte (1), Streamkeepers (2), VAG (3), LGB (4), and WV Chamber move (5)
=  Thursday May 20
o  The WVM 11 Calendar had WV Streamkeeper Society mtg at 7:30 at St Stephen's (885 22nd) with updates on creek work and hatchery along with latest news and announcements.
o  Then got notice about a forum at Robson Square at 7pm, "The Future of the Vancouver Art Gallery" [details below}.
=  Sunday May 23
LGB, National Historic Site plaque unveiling at 1:30pm (notice just received Monday 17th!) at Ambleside Park [details below].
=  Wednesday/Thursday May 26/27 -- WV Chamber of Commerce moves! [see below]
-------------------------  details  ----------------------------------
Well, I do look at the DWV Calendar almost every day and sometimes several times.  Imagine my surprise to find out there'd been a Finance Cmte mtg this morning [May 19] at 11am.
Maybe the agendas shd have date and time posted b/c there is supposed to be some sort of advance notice.
Anyway, interesting agenda; see (shortened from horrendous DWV one) http://tinyurl.com/wvm201012a
btw, I'd put the agenda here but it's been put up so it can't be copy and pasted; also although the minutes are of the April 21st mtg, they're not clickable.
2. [details deleted; public mtg; WV creek info]
Thursday, May 20 at 7 pm, UBC Robson Square -- Join us at Robson Square Theatre for a forum on the future of the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Should the Gallery move? What are the financial challenges? What's the nature of a cultural precinct?  What's the public process?
You'll hear a variety of perspectives and opinions from a panel of involved citizens -- and then have a chance to add your own thoughts and raise the questions that need to be addressed.
Sponsored by the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, the SFU City Program and Architecture Canada (RAIC Metro Vancouver).
DETAILS ON POSTER: http://www.sfu.ca/city/PDFs/final_VAGMAY20_EPOSTER.pdf
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada
and The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Invite you to the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the national historic significance of the
The ceremony will take place on Sunday May 23 at 1:30pm at  Ambleside Park (outdoors)
The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is MOVING office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
        As of May 27th, will be located at # 410 - 100 Park Royal; Tel remains the same, 926-6614                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
+ B + -- sent May 24, some deletions
There have been so many notices since WVM11 went out I've produced a revised version, WVM11+ on Saturday (up on website; a few will be printed) but will try to keep you updated.
Herewith after LGB notes on what happened, to come:
        on May 26 besides WVHS talk on LGB, WVCCS AGM and Amazon Journey (Library)
        plus reminder that Ambleside Waterfront Open House on Thursday May 27 (4pm)
Sumidagawa and Curlew River: a co-production of City Opera Vancouver, UBC Theatre, and Blackbird Theatre; the story of women driven mad by the loss of their sons told from Asian and Western perspectives.  Freddie Wood Theatre May 26 - 28 at 7:30pm with a matinee May 30 at 2:30pm
Sunday's ceremony unveiling the plaque for the Lions' Gate Bridge included v interesting remarks and history {see excerpts in HERITAGEWATCH at end}.  It started with Squamish Nation drummers appropriately.  A really uplifting event under tents showing knowledge of our climate b/c there was a bit of rain but that did not dampen our spirits.  Minister Prentice was unable to attend but MP John Weston was there, as was MLA Jane Thornthwaite.
LInguistic Note:
Alas the apostrophe is missing on the plaque; we have some prints of the original engineering drawings and they all have Lions' Gate, and some time ago the WV Museum had some LGB tickets on display and they all had the apostrophe.
THREE at 7pm WED May 26th!  you'll need more than a doppelganger!
o  The WV Historical Society AGM at Srs' Ctr was in WVM11 and 11+
        Topic: The History and Construction of the Lions' Gate Bridge          
        Speaker: Don Luxton: architectural historian, author, and winner of many awards
West Vancouver Community Centres Services Society
The WV Community Centre is operated under an innovative community governance partnership between the DWV and the WVCCSS, a registered charitable Society. The Board of Directors are residents who are committing their time to launch this initiative of merit, under the direction of Barbara Brink, Chair.
Annual General Meeting
Save the date! Join the WVCCSS for a short business meeting and presentation by Dr. Laird Birmingham on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00pm, at the West Vancouver Community CentreFind out more information.  
A Society membership ensures that your voice is heard in developing programs. Become a part of our future legacy - join us in Working Together and Building Community and help improve people's lives through shared opportunities for personal and community health and enrichment.
Here's the link on DWV http://www.westvancouver.ca/Government/Level3.aspx?id=16370
b/c you really have to work to find it.  They make it so difficult!  homepage --> govt --> board and panels where you'll find it under Cmnty Ctr board and then that the name's been changed!
This mtg, amazingly as of Monday night (May 24th), is NOT on the DWV Calendar.
o  AMAZON JOURNEY, an illustrated lecture at the Library.
Thursday May 27 from 4 to 8pm in the Cmnty Ctr Atrium
{I've suggested the display be put in the Library with comment forms}
= Saturday May 29 = 
***  B.C.'s first annual Day of the Honey Bee *** http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/story_print.html?id=3082021&sponsor=
        ~ 2pm ~ AGM in Phyl Munday Hut, Lighthouse Park, then
        ~ 3pm ~ Talk: "Bringing Back the Plants" by Dr Nancy J. Turner
Dr Turner is a highly respected ethnobotanist who's been working for many years with Indigenous Elders to document detailed knowledge of the traditional diets and other botanical knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples of BC.  She is a teacher at the U of Victoria, and the author of 20 books.  One of her students, Leigh Joseph, a mbr of the Squamish Nation, will join Nancy in this presentation.  Leigh is working with her elders to undertake an estuarine restoration project, as well as the production of an ethnobotanical book.

= Sunday May 30  ~ 10am - 5pm ~ New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society
                           31st Annual Heritage Homes Tour; newwestheritage.org ph 525 1910
Celebrate Environment Week May 30 to June 5
Bike to Work Week - May 31 - June 6th;  The Commuter Challenge - May 31 - June 5th
Clean Air Day - June 2
= Wednesday June 2
        ~ 6:30pm ~ BPP Public Info Mtg re Rodgers Creek Area at Collingwood School Library
= Friday June 4   ~ 8:30am ~ Cmnty Grants Cmte in Cmnty Ctr Cedar Room
= Saturday June 5 -- Cmnty Day and Parade
                                                                        9:45am Parade start in Ambleside Park to Cmnty Ctr where booths and activities to 4pm
= Wednesday June 9  ~ 7:15pm ~ Field Sports Forum WG

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!
+ Tuesday June 8  -- Talk & Film on Liberia
Kelly Van Unen of the Universal Outreach Fdn. will introduce the award winning 2008 documentary on Liberia: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell". 7 pm, Welsh Hall.
+  ENGLISH CORNER in the Welsh Hall from 10 to 11:30am
Come and practise English conversation at the Library  Fridays --  June 4, 11
Requirement: able to read English.  Info: Fariba Rocker (604 506 6616). Facilitated by WV Baha'i Cmnty.
 +++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
Next Exhibition starts June 8:  MASTER OF THE INSTANT
Cartier-Bresson Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com/
GRAD SHOW 2010 ~~  May 18 - 30  ~~ West Van high school students  Mixed media
Say It with Photography ~~  June 1 - 20
Fred Hume, Adrian Cunningham, Emma Milley, Francine Drouin, Ella Morton
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 1 from 6 to 8pm
 Artists in Attendance: Saturday, June 5 at 2pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++  www.silkpurse.ca
+  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
+++ 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.
+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
President's Dinner and Biz Excellence Awards Thursday June 17; Reserve 926 6614
Live music, cocktails, live and silent auction, fantastic dinner with wine, and the Business Excellence Awards Presentation.  Tix $99 for mbr/nonmbrs + tax
~ 6 to 11pm ~ at the NEW GLENEAGLES CLUBHOUSE, 6190 Marine Drive

+++  RECONNECTING WITH NATURE  +++  David Cook 924 0147
>  Sunday 6th June
Capilano River Regional Park geology & forest ecology: A slow walk through a well used section of a naturally forested Regional Park.  An event for Nature Vancouver.
Meet at 10am, Cleveland Dam parking lot, NV; Duration: About 4 hours.
Terrain: Moderate but with some rough sections on otherwise well groomed trails. There is one long steep section of stairs. Elevation gain: Apart from the stairs, insignificant.
Join me on an easy/slow walk with many stops along the trails within the northern section of Capilano River Regional Park to examine some of the geological and botanical features of this young ice and water-carved valley.  Estimated time of return: Early afternoon.  The approach is Capilano Road in NV which also leads to the Grouse Mountain Skyride.  Bring lunch and water and prepare for changes in weather. Wear deep-tread hiking boots with ankle support as there are rough sections along the trails.
Saturday 12th June
        Where the Fraser Lowlands Meet the Mountains; a Geological Overview: A Bus Trip
An event for the West Vancouver Museum, 680 - 17th; cost $40
Meet at the Museum at 9am (estimated time of return is 5pm); Trip Leader: David Cook
Join me on a guided bus tour along the northern margin of the Fraser River lowlands. We will stop at many sites along the route to view geological and glacial features. Learn how the present landscape was formed by the forces of crustal plate movements, ice, and water.  This is an all-day event, so be sure to bring lunch and water. Wear appropriate footwear as there is a half hour hike along a well-groomed trail at one stop.
Please register well in advance of June 12th by calling 925 7270 and quoting program code 699421.  Online registration is available at: webreg.westvancouver.ca

-- the season opens!  Previews start June 3rd, Opening Night, June 10th with Much Ado About Nothing. Tel 739 0559 www.bardonthebeach.org
+  Hendry Hall
The Fourth Wall by A R Gurney -- May 28 to June 12 --Tel 983 2633 -- www.northvanplayers.ca
This comedy pushes boundaries between the actor and audience and concerns a middle-aged wife who rebels against her friends, marriage, and even her furniture.
+ 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
+ Jericho Arts Centre
United Players proudly presents THE WORLD PREMIERE OF The Misanthrope, a new version by Tony Harrison, directed by C.W. Marshall -- June 4 - 27 -- http://www.unitedplayers.com/
Harrison sets the play in Washington DC, 2006. Dubya is in the White House, and the war in Iraq is being spun by spin doctors to be palatable. In this world, Al (Moliere's Alc=E8ste) works as a journalist, exposing the lies and corruption of Washington society.  And he has determined that he will be frank in all things: call things like they are, whatever the consequences to him. Al is in love with Sally Mann (Celim=E8ne), a TV personality who seems as superficial as she is attractive. He finds himself caught up with a host of other suitors, all of whom exhibit the shallowness of the era. Can Al's love survive along with his principles?
+ Premiere Concert of CANTORIA at The Cultch 7:30pm June 10.
This concert features the entire Cantoria ensemble, PLUS ...
~ a string quartet from the VSO,
~ an opening performance of Baha'i sacred chants by VICO (Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra), ...
~ PLUS some very special musical surprises including some giant Tibetan singing bowls performed by Pepe Danza and graciously provided by Crystalworks!
An amazing interview for Winds of Change with Jivi, which was as inspiring as it was joyful, will air on KVOS TV June 5, 12 noon.  We invite you all to enjoy this exciting and inspiring event!
Tix: The Cultch Box Office = 604.251.1363; The Cultch online = http://tickets.thecultch.com
Or our website = www.AutumnStudios.ca
From our most recent performance at Banyen Books, their reviewers had this to say:
CD review as seen in Banyen Books & Sound "Blossoming" May 2010 issue:
Meditative, Relaxing Prayers & Melodies from Ancient Spirituality for Today's Peaceful Presence  by Mark & Zoe Fenster; 40min., CD
Birthed here in Vancouver, this lovely offering of melodic prayers flowers from its Jewish roots to warm and open the heart of any listener. Through this deeply harmonious music and the very beautiful, visual liner notes, Mark and Zoe Fenster invite us together to "see if we can perhaps rekindle our inter-connectedness and our similarities." The spirit of "Namasté" pervades this heartful offering.  More info, latest issue of Blossoming: http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=a9abd08afd5bdb4bafeec1eb2&id=68af39de7e
Please don't hesitate to call or write if you have any questions at all - It'll be a pleasure!
Thank you for being a part of this  Project of Peace and Harmony.
Blessings, Mark and Zoe * Autumn Studios * 568.7664 {SONG} www.AutumnStudios.ca
+  Premiere of two of Lloyd Burritt's song cycles on Sunday, June 13th @ 8 pm at  WV United Church as part of a BC Birthdays concert celebration to mark the milestone birthdays of Steve Chatman, Ramona Luengen, and Lloyd Burritt (his 70th birthday in fact).
The premieres are:
- The Woman I Am, based on poems by Canada's Dorothy Livesay, commissioned (2009) and performed by Martha Guth, soprano & Erika Switzer, piano.
- Yellow the Sweet Ache, based on poems by SFU faculty poet Betsy Warland, commissioned (2000) by the CMC and performed by Lynne McMurtry, mezzo soprano & Alison d'Amato, piano.
These, and more, outstanding VISI faculty/artists will be joined by the Phoenix Chamber Choir and the Lyric Singers.
I hope you can join us for the concert and meet me afterwards for a piece of birthday cake!
Warmly yours,  Lloyd   www.songinstitute.ca
+ VSO -- http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/ for more events and info
                Tchaikovsky! With Darrett Zusko And The VSO
8pm: Saturday May 29 at Orpheum Theatre; Monday May 31 at Centennial Theatre NV  MORE DETAILS
Gluzman Plays Shostakovich!
pre-concert talk at 7:05pm -- Saturday June 5; Monday June 7  MORE DETAILS
        Invitation To The Dance
 2pm Thursday June 10 -- Tea & Trumpets -- Bramwell Tovey and Christopher Gaze
+ Early Music Vancouver --
Early Music Vancouver has had its 40th Birthday! Visit Facebook to share memories you have from those 40 years. We'd love to hear from you.
        T: 604 732-1610; E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca and  W: www.earlymusic.bc.ca
*  VANCOUVER OPERA http://www.vancouveropera.ca
~ ~ ~  MADAMA BUTTERFLY ~ ~ 7:30pm May 29, June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 ~ ~ tix 683 0222 ~ ~ ~
                        Puccini's gorgeous masterpiece of love, honour, and betrayal
In Nagasaki, a pleasure-seeking American naval officer leases a house and "marries" a young geisha. He is briefly enchanted with his "Butterfly", but she gives herself wholly to the marriage. When he abandons her and then returns to claim their child, Butterfly is devastated and dishonoured. In a supreme act of devotion to her ancestors, she ends her life.

=== COUNCIL PH/MTG NOTES -- May 17th ===
These notes are typed primarily during the mtg as quickly as my digits can click therefore many gaps, citizens' names probably misspelled, lots of abbreviations, etc (see www.westvan.org/acronyms for the glossary); corrections, clarifications, comments/additions welcome.
6pm in M HALL MAIN FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM; 7pm in the M Hall Ccl Chamber
At 6pm 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 7pm 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.
7:00 PM  Cclr SMITH absent
PUBLIC HEARING NOTES   [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 described the procedure for the Public Hearing...
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
Sokol: part of District's overall strategy for more use; goals for waterfront and Amb
Report previously given at Ccl
the boat ramp will not be dismantled; hand-carried boats; access by removal of bollard
beach seafood stand on this site
{Mayor outlined rules as in No. 3; said Ccl may ask you questions; have received documents, listed; remarks limited to 5 min, warning when 15 seconds left but can speak again after everyone else.  MClk talked about docs, where, etc.}
Arthur Mudry: live on Haywood and have for 50 years.
continuous interest over the last 20, 30 years, and more; previous had a vision and fear we're losing it.
no intent to commercialize in any way; being compromised by introducing any biz; have a biz grp concerned about its viability; trying to speak for my chn and ppl I know; walked today with a 95-year-old lady from Sea Strand
private enterprise competition not here; picnics, that's what park is for
resent the intrusion on this park; pioneers, v disappointed if we let them down
Rod James: 1045 20th St, disappointed
H Bay another launching ramp xxx
have saved three ppl in the last 15 years; encourage more small boats, no motorized and 15 min is too late, from Vancouver too late
our boats safety
boats with a motor, perhaps that's bad; sport fishing on this coast is a recognized sport
cut off access to boats that launch on that ramp cut off whole mode of entertainment
we don't need a Coney Island down there
average age here 50; cater to that group; Spirit Trail, all of a sudden don't recognize a sport any more!
John Seddon: you must all realize that WV's waterfront is its greatest asset
beautify and keep it that way; follow the example of Carmel or Coney Island?
spot-zoning is not the way to go; the waterfront must be beautified
vary the bar lines
don't think nec to have a fish and chip stand though it wdn't bother me
215 14th St; need to beautify
Chris Murrell: 1967 Inglewood re boat ramp
this Ccl and past commend them for waterfront plan; open it up
every time a house is destroyed, really love it, can see!
no matter costly, still for it
re boat ramp -- long history of maritime access
in early days only by boat, LGB changed that; as a boy, marina there, closed in 1960s
fishing; a lot come to ramp at 14th, from HBay, Cates Park; lots of GHG
keep one, maybe move to place of better and safer access
cost of $100K to maintain it was one point in opposition but now you're going to keep it -- how much?
recently Iranian New Year and no parking within a mile; now eliminating parking
Malcolm Pitches: Lawson Ave
some of the arguments for moving it I don't understand
$100K if you take everything away that costs -- take away seawalk, that costs
I haven't seen anyone maintain the boat ramp at all, I've removed logs
emergency services -- they're not going to carry Zodiac over that sand
{turns out not the case; see below -- but puzzling that staff or Ccl don't clarify}
probs with recreational users? I've never seen a prob
more fishermen v early, 5 of 6 in morning; joggers not there usually; never had a prob
lots of restaurants there -- competing if charging v low rent, restaurant of seafood stand
go toward healthy food, deep-fat fryers, MacDonald's smell
I know, I've been in the restaurant biz for 40-odd years
parking of trailers a prob but not [much]
maybe have spot for trailers only, or maybe the west side
never more than ten, 15 trailers at the most
I use during the week and not a prob
some of the arguments you're using, not valid
say being a seaside cmnty and no boat ramp?
I can drop in there and go to Granville Island for coffee
things that make WV enjoyable you're taking away
many of us retired, and taking away -- I wdn't be in favour of this proposal
Greg Henderson: Kings; won't repeat
Mr Sokol was quoted in paper that No 1 was public safety
according to the Fire Dept no report in past eight years; talked to Police Dept someone who's worked there many years and he doesn't know of an incident
some of the reasons, pretty lame
why not put in a boat rental place there -- take a boat, kayak, kids out
they park on side of 14th and everyone happy
boating healthy; deep-fried food not so much
Bill Morton: visitor from NV; used the boat ramp for many years
sneak away sometimes from work, I'm a geologist; got to know lots of guys down there, 75 and 80 years of age; if this goes through it will deny these ppl
won't try to come around the point, they just won't go down there again
WV beautiful, maritime history, hope it doesn't disappear
Paulette Morton: agree with all the points made
looking at sea wonderful but having access to the sea wonderful
beautiful shoreline, fishing by ppl using it for decades
don't think it's fair to make small boat [owners] go to HBay
if you go to Ladner and LaConner, all have access to sea and absolutely wonderful
[without ramp] to private clubs
fishermen up at 4am and back at 9am
if a big event going on they generally say they won't go that day; a considerate group
Patrick Malone [letter above in PH documents]:  my written submission
between beach and Marine Dr flawed .....@
rezoning proposal that will stop ppl coming up to Marine drive for shopping, etc
to be candid, shocked it got this far; enviable low rental and only in summer
removes annual
egregious act of legislative mismanagement
from the material I've read tonight; seafood "is an opp to enhance vibrancy and vitality"; assumes vibrant!  evidence is exculpatory
is challenged in these times; lower overhead costs will ...
watched decay; call upon you to do this for me
John Martel: Duchess, a few blocks from boat ramp
enjoyed several times a week for past years; good way to explore the coast
after hard day's work, go to ramp and have hours with family together
we wdn't drive to NV or crowded HBay
arrive home don't want to drive a huge distance
hope don't lose this xxxx
boaters not like drivers, they wave and don't shoot
right when you closed it during fireworks
always been fantastic, friendly
don't need a restaurant, some a block away, 15 seconds
look around the room, it's near unanimous
Hamish Watt: outworlder, live in NV; apologize in advance, found out from friend on the weekend so don't have a lot of info
if the boat ramp costs $100K a year to maintain, I'll do it for $10K
as for safety, I got hurt there once, debris
agree with previous speakers; bystanders, accidents nil, v little at least
background on myself, lived on N Sh my whole life; born in WV, born at Lions' Gate actually; my father was born in WV, and my grandparents came from Edinburgh
Granddad used to rent a boat from Whytecliff Marina -- there was a marina there -- and they rented clinker boats, used to go out to Cowan's Pt and Roger Curtis on Bowen Island, and catch, at that time, big salmon.  My dad taught me the ropes and we rented from Garrow Bay and Whytecliff Marina, and did the same thing, and subsequently Sewell's
in blood, became boatowner from age of 12, still doing it; first 30 years, trailered boats; options were HBay, Cates Park, Sunset Marina, Garrow Bay, Lions Bay
Amb boat ramp well-used by small group, year round...
it is an atrocious facility; whatever this maintenance is you're talking about or I'm reading about, I just don't get it
proper launching facility needs a wharf at the ramp, not one you have to go across to
shd be able to do it by self, if they have to or choose to
as far as leaving ramp open with bollards, I see NSN headline: key unavailable, with NSh Rescue unable to launch zodiac, family drowns under LGB
{turns out not the situation; see below -- but puzzling that staff or Ccl don't clarify}
bollards are fine for preventing bigger boats from going down, but they also prevent rescue boats, emergency boats that are under pressure to launch, ability to launch quickly, so that's a half-measure
As far as carrying kayaks, rowboats, canoes, you can do that over logs, go 10ft either side,...
ppl walk down the stairs at 29th with canoe on head to launch; if desire, ppl will find a way to get to the water
need a launching ramp to trailer a big boat with a motor to get it into the water
I'm currently moored at Thunderbird Marina so my trailering days are over, as are my years of living in WV, but I still come to WV a lot, and my construction biz brings me into WV a lot.
happy not to live in WV b/c I'd be down at these mtgs every Monday with some kind of gripe; so I'd have the pleasure of reading about your miseries that take place here
it's not all bad.
fish and chip stand? doesn't really matter to me
infringing on retail biz on MDr; Dundarave never stopped me from eating at Vera's in Dund or on MDr
The concession at Amb beside the old pool, same thing
agree wd be a little unfavourable
favourable to one indiv who's going to run that; bit of a gold mine but that's the system we've created for ourselves
boat ramp -- I feel it's a real necessity and if you look closely, you'll see pedestrians watching the activity around the boat ramp, v entertaining
if you want fish and chips, go to HBay and go to Troll's, if you want to launch a boat, do it at Amb
Heather Drugge: Gordon Ave; Hollyburn Sailing Club (HSC); we have a presentation [with Dan Campbell] we'd like to give?
Mayor: Maureen, can we?
HD: we'll be under five minutes
SSch: we don't normally try if haven't seen
Mayor: go ahead and try
HD (Hollyburn Sailing Club): brought back-up with me, Dan Campbell from NV, speaking with...
DC: one comment while PowerPoint loading
shame sitting on the deck of the HSC, if closes, we'd miss watching the ppl who get stuck in the sand, two or three times a summer, we'd miss that.  Provides a lot of entertainment. For that, if nothing else, too bad if boat ramp closes.  Majority of our reason, is to talk about the fish-and-chip stand.
don't want to talk about ramp given where we're located
we understand reasons you want to close it; general comment: regret loss of public facility, whole bunch of issues re access to waterfront on NSh; used by ppl from all over the region;
we also use it; safety b/c on windy days pier gives shelter, esp when running school and students can't get into our ramp so have to come up that ramp; in fact District had electrical wires removed to make it easy for us and boats with masts to be pulled up there; facilitate use of the ramp; safety, re dredging our dinghys {written on slide, but isn't it dinghies?} and kayaks don't require ramps and don't require dredging
SLIDES [See them at http://www.scribd.com/doc/32145323 ]
you have a plan moving club closer to rlwy tracks
pinch point where ev converges
look at your plan for fish/chip stand, less safe
Future Public Bldg
pointing to pinch point -- ppl cannot see you; open to wind so facing wrong way
put over there on that side sheltered by trees but still in the way but better, safer than pinch point; visible but not best location
We suggest put on north side, tight against the rlwy tracks; don't have to xxx
ev can see, orientation things won't blow off; frees up for a path through there
we can hope to construct a gate so we don't have to go onto Argyle to launch
1 locate closer to tracks
2 tables and chairs both sides of Argyle
3 speed bumps on Argyle
4 add bollards close to ramp, safer
5 suggest pave that little strip of grass, particularly by pinch point, make part of roadway and safer for public and cars then use space and parking
Robson Baker: 19th St; been back and forth from this place
grew up here though most ppl who know me wd say I haven't grown up yet
used that
was a stand, hate to see large part of that experience taken away
no ramps at all between Cates Park Deep Cove and HBay
for fireworks nights, drives those with trailers to there
HBay $30, b/c no parking; Cates $15; wd become overloaded
have used on fireworks nights; policing needs; expensive
safety issue, the reason I read in NSN not -- spoke to ofcrs both Fire and Police Dept and no accidents in that area
Us boat-trailer drivers try to get out of the way
wd not like to remove parking for HSC; cd be across 13th
tabling the discussion about removing parking between 13th and 14th
just have one lane for trailers to be driven
basically the ramps shd remain open; shd be other solns for pedestrians and cyclists to move through the area
A ramp, a public access ramp either Amb or Lions' Gate -- reopen or build one or the other
Mayor: xxx
Dave Steele: NV; I also grew up in WV and enjoyed fishing with my father at Dund pier wch has been removed b/c of seagulls, heaven forbid seagulls!
I write rather than speak, so b/c of this audience decided to come forward
looked at DWV website, identified as waterfront cmnty -- well, we have to have access to the waterfront
small-town atmosphere -- boats, not seafood stand, that simple
outline we've received, and No 1 says to increase use and enjoyment so have to ask why removing to increase use?
residing in NV and I own a tackle store
not ev wants to come to ccl on a Monday evening; speaking for many who wd not attend tonight; felt nec to come forward
[All bringing salmon] you have the Coho Society entrenched in the biz world here in WV; you have the Seymour Salmonid Society of wch I'm president; Capilano Hatchery (thousands of ppl come), and we're not going to have access to those fish?  It's ludicrous.
look at the entire proposal.  Is this a plan of the ppl, for the ppl, or vision of those who have lost sight of what the cmnty is?
Robin Innes: Clyde; I have a fabulous view of the boat launch; I don't have a boat, I don't like boats, I won't go in a boat if at all possible
Read through the report written by Mr Sokol and Ms Parsons, and on p 13 it says a signif issue is the public safety conflict between the users of the boat ramp, their vehicles, and boat trailers, and recreational users of Argyle Ave
where's the info from? evidently not the Fire Dept or Police Dept -- so, I don't know
go on to say [trailer] Parking, says four spaces but I've been down there -- they park seven there and if good at parking sometimes eight
we live in WV and isn't it super we have to go to NV to launch the boats -- doesn't this make sense, or out to HBay, and then come motoring back
we have this GHG -- all the gas, using to go out there, doesn't make sense to me
now trying to eat healthy, everybody on bicycles -- let's put in a greasy fish and chips stand
super! I like this!
is the concession stand two blocks down the street going to reopen this summer?
is it too far to walk down there to get our fish and chips?
you say going to cost  $100K, say $150K cuz you know it will go over to get this fixed up
if DWV millions for Spirit Trail why cdn't find $150K to get this up to snuff?
I think so
I come here about 6pm, usually do, and I go through the binder, I like to look at the letters
you don't put them in, waste of paper and I understand that

{fascinating.  I have heard of others who go through the letters, most at the Library but a few do at the M Hall.  And now they won't even have a list of the letters so someone can see if interested to read? shame.
In spite of this the speaker goes on to refer to a letter she's read in the binder..... it's attached to this agenda item.}

but there's a letter in there from CN -- at a minimum CN will require site to be fenced
Mayor: not sure they do
RI: regardless, it's something that they don't want; they do have a lot of power
seems you're not giving the citizens a chance to get to the water unless you have a kayak
maybe you can walk along the seawall looking at the water as long as dodging dog poo and urine and get there, but if you have a boat, how do you get it in the water?
Derrick Hawkins: Lawson Ave; here to refer to rezoning of 1366 Argyle for a beach seafood stand
here for 55 years, I'm opposed to this rezoning b/c I don't believe there is a need since there are beach-type facilities 250 metres to the east, and at the foot of 25th St
also strongly opposed to the alienation of the site for a period of five years, wch is presently proposed
Mayor: anyone further? go through those who haven't spoken first
Tony Andle (?): I grew up in WV
with my siblings, four boats in family; use the ramp; have two parked at Thunderbird Marina but we have to pull them out; going to HBay or Lions Bay; idiotic, no place to park
if bigger boat, the ramp is even worse than the one in Amb
driving to Lions Bay, dangerous, and to replace a boat ramp for a food stand is idiotic
you don't need to have waterfront for a restaurant but you do to launch a boat
heart of WV, make everyone to drive to outer limits?
many wd like to be here but haven't the time, that's why I had to speak
you already have so many restaurants; doesn't seem right
Mayor: anyone?
Greg Harder: Meadfeild, 30-yr resident; fisherman and used that ramp for years
one thing more important been out of time and come back
the commercialization of the waterfront, one of the most xxx we can do
when I come over the bridge, signs, low; boat launch there, but tragedy to put a restaurant on the boat launch site
Ross Hedley: Kings Ave; I did write a letter, believe on file
first of all I realize how frustrating, you never please all the ppl
commend for efforts and carry on
realize financial, parking constraints, etc
I look over at this one young lady here and thinking of the vision we have for WV
we're going down the wrong line
waterfront looking at water????
not eating fish and chips and going home and watching on TV??
Mayor: xxx
Ron James: wd like to add being down there four times I collected 218 names
I even had them lined up; asked where they lived
cd have had four or five Xs at same time
second, wd like to make correction
the $100K they spent on the ramp was all dredging, over many years
suggest a row of huge cement blocks on this side and on the other side
take sand and raise the ramp
Sailing Club 30 years old ????
logs rolling off; this ramp not put in properly in first place; wd hv saved $50K
not v intelligent
John Seddon: we walk the seawall almost ev day; never seen an incident that a boat launch interfered with pedestrian or other way
have not seen Mr Sokol or Ms Parsons and I'm there ev day
Art Mudry:  no sign there!
Mayor: how advertised?
MClk: required a sketch and a plan, notice in newspaper and on our website but not on site
Mayor: applies to everyone else

{OOOOOOOOOO! one rule for the public and another for Ccl/District?
Even if that's legal, that's hardly fair.
Public have to have signs showing what they're doing but District need not have one on the spot affected?  In my book, not right.
It is, however one way to lessen having an informed resident thus avoiding some opposition.
So what's Ccl's top priority?  Openness or secrecy to advance plans?
(Note I'm not commenting on whether good or bad or merit in plans -- it's the principle that niggles me.)}

Art M: wd invite ppl to walk this site [13th?] ... city owns these sites -- atrocious
if in such disrepair, wd xxx?
we'd clean them up; they're a mess and an eyesore, so pls do something
John Martel: when we do our jobs we often get diff info from diff ppl
heard from ppl there often
hear some folks, your info inaccurate so suggest you go back to those indiv and get info
what you have seems incorrect
Hamish Watt: just going to reiterate what that last man said
find out where that info came re cost and safety record
there are six or seven playing fields close to each other in that corner of the M
close to PkR must be a couple of hundred places to eat
opp here to maintain some of the heritage wch is being stripped away from this cmnty in the last 80 years
you have a lighthouse with a light so weak

{er, um, gasp!  Pt Atkinson is the strongest light in the Vancouver harbour and among the strongest on the coast!  Check with Coast Guard!}

and a non-existent foghorn, one of the finest most photographed areas of the entire world, that we almost lost, we have a slight grip on
have an opp to do what these ppl in this room and 100s of others want to do if they had the information and the time
Don't waste it; do the right thing, leave it and improve it and make it part of the waterfront package
Dan Campbell: couple of points of fact

{Finally, someone not just emoting but providing facts!}

One: the M, in the form of Fire and Police actually keeps a zodiac at the HSC, so they use OUR ramp for the zodiac, they have a key to ours
Second: in the ten years with HSC am aware of only one incident involving a trailer accident of some sort; a rescuer call -- no damage; but there was one 911 call in ten years
we've actually seen one in ten years
Third: the ramp is a regional resource
if you take it away, ppl who sail in small boats will have little access to the waterfront in WV b/c can't get a sailboat through from Cates Park through the harbour, not allowed to sail through the harbour, you have to have a motorized boat; so you're limiting it to boats essentially that wd have to be carried to the water; bollards, and other restrictions, so with wheels won't be able to get access.
so you are definitely not green
John Martel's daughter, Emily Martel: The boat ramp is a memory to us all and it wd be bad to tear it down.

{There was applause after every speaker; Mayor asked three times for anyone else wanting to speak}

SSch: I made a mistake; we did get a late submission so 11 instead of ten.

Mayor: Cclr Sop, wd you like to make a recommendation to close the PH or adjourning
Sop: I've listened intently and think we shd close the PH
I move that all written and verbal submissions be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
Ev: I spent some time down at the boat ramp, and some here
Mayor: that's great, but close or not?
Ev: I'm giving my reasons
on 27th of May, inviting ppl to Cmnty Ctr to discuss debate what we're doing at the waterfront
maybe, the way I see it, we're putting the cart before the horse

{Oh, Ev!  haven't you noticed that's the new style?
Raid/transfer/borrow whatever from the Endowment Fund and then have mtgs on the 'philosophy' AFTER they bylaws passed.  Good you spotted this one.}

close the PH or Ccl request a further staff report to clarify a number of issues brought up, some enquiries brought up by public and I've had
Mayor: so you're
though we're just talking about rezoning
ML: there are two issues; don't doubt inter-related
we're talking about rezoning, not decommissioning the boat ramp
Mayor: and that's xxx ... closing wd mean can't hear more on xxx
have a question for Ms Scholes; make sense next PH or move to ccl mtg?
MClk: if closed to third reading xxx
Mayor: so have to continue with other matter???
Ev: if we close the PH we've already gone down the road to commercialize
Mayor: debate later, this makes no decision; just on the matter of rezoning
just will we continue to hear more on this or close it; I don't know what Ccl will decide
Sop: so debate tonight?
Mayor: but can change order of agenda
8:24  [MOST LEFT]

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 space, 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 described the procedure for the Public Hearing....
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.
Staff gave background re Bill 27
SLIDES -- surveys, policies, etc; 80% of homes that will be here are already built
SLIDE of table of what other cmnties have done, many on track to achieving target.
MClk: xxx
Mayor: Board report, but I put two together; shows Metro V xxx to fulfil needs
Mayor: no one on list.  Anyone?
Sop: I made a submission tonight six or seven questions
May I ask adjourn so staff time to answer the questions that may require some change
not that I'm not in favour
just that we have obligations to the public re OCP
new home or retrofit, time owner can be asked
but one does not do anything to his home, suggests by 2030 they'd have to meet the demand
Mayor: how answer or wd that be new info so can't close?
Sokol: believe wd be new info for Ccl
Sop: so if the reqmt is there, if we're locking this up in an OCP rec
no surprises
what they're going to face in next 30 years re heating their homes
Mayor: haven't a motion on the floor but just received notice someone wants to speak
Sop: xxx
Mayor: xxx
Anne Marie Sweeney: question re procedure
re boats; will we know how each votes on commercialization of waterfront
Mayor: first we're on GHG; and that debate will take place this evening
sorry, Sop
Sop: xxx late, too many involved questions
TP: move PH be closed
SW seconded
TP: wrt closing the PH, I appreciate Cclr Sop's comments; OCP direction; there have been many opps for input
having been on WG, many opps, in concert with staff
with the Climate Action Plan and Bill 27 it's v voluntary, we're looking at targets
YES, we're xxx
that's at 2015 and wd hope a lot of discussion and what that wd look like
Metro V looking at mandatory audit......
I think [what's] in front of us is excellent, staff have done a great job
comfortable being closed
Ev: if we close the PH
Mayor: it's material you've received; debate later, will be interesting
uses, collaborate, explore, encourage, encourage
Sokol: it's a policy document not a regulatory document; goals, initiatives
no regulatory reqmt that somebody get an audit
MClk: if closed, Ccl cannot receive any submissions in any form
ML: we received this doc from Cclr Sop
can we ask for a response so then part of debate?
Mayor: if answers, even if from staff, shd adjourn, right?
Sokol: if Ccl closes PH and asks staff, cannot answer
Mayor: Ccl can look at this
Sop: then we go back to this
b/c my submission
talk about openness and transparency
WG work on for some time but when I ask about Bill 27 and xxx don't see it's a hindrance and no rapid need to meet this
adjourn PH and have staff report back and then done with it
when all subjects answered than I'm happy
can't support xxx
Mayor: when cd staff answer and PH? June 7?
Sokol: June 7
SW: as I glance through, a lot semantics
if not addressing actual policy changes then....
heading change?
Sokol: the reqmt and it's mentioned here and it says May 31st {deadline}
am sure no sanctions by prov, but we will not meet
Sop: am asking Ccl adjourn this re corrections and amendments; re Bill 27
OCP not conclusive, not ev here at this table knows everything
not a bylaw but will be -- in OCP, a reqmt
a person not here for a new home or retrofit will be obligated to be before us xxx
classify, semantics but old-fashioned homework
what Bill 27 asking and our obligations to meet Bill 27
Mayor: we're actually deciding whether or not to close
Sop: closed?
Mayor: don't know, haven't voted
TP: if time for Cclr Sop to understand then I'd be happy to have it June 7
MClk: if mover and seconder withdraw
SW: if it makes Cclr Sop happy
TP: move adjournment to June 7
Mayor: at 7 o'clock in M Hall
Sop: tyvm, Council
{A resident asks: Given that Bill 27 (requiring all BC municipalities to amend their OCP to have GHG targets) came into force in June 2008 and gave municipalities two years to make these changes, why did staff wait almost two years to bring these amendments forward, ensuring (since so late final adoption could not happen before June) that DWV would be in violation of the provincially imposed mandate?}

Mayor: if vary order so No 9?
MClk: make part of the moving approval agenda
Ev: correspondence to Other Items; item 9 to follow no 6

{A - Correspondence still hidden!  where'd you see it?  where is it on agenda so we can see what letters THEY have chosen to discuss?  What if a resident wants to speak to a letter as has happened in the past?  No idea.  Not on agenda.  Why not just a list???
B - v thoughtful to move no 9 to follow adoption of minutes b/c the PH has been closed so it can be discussed and voted on however as far as I cd tell most of the ppl in the gallery left and I cd only see one or two who were interested in the rezoning (boat ramp and 1366 Argyle).
Good of Mayor to do that but most ppl thought it was over.  I tried to tell someone nearby that it was coming up in 9 as they were leaving but they did not comprehend the significance and as I was madly typing, did not take the time to explain.  Perhaps next time more explanation wd help and specifically mention this very same item will be voted on in a few minutes, in Item X.}

May 3, 2010 Special Council Meeting and Regular Council Meeting;
May 10, 2010 Special Council Meeting; and May 12, 2010 Special Council Meeting.
Mayor: can speak on anything except if PH closed.  Move to Item 9
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.
[ML made motion]
Mayor: Ms Scholes, numbers?
MClk: confirm be read second and third time
ML: didn't I say that?
Mayor:  Ms Scholes like the numbers
ML: important we keep separate the zoning and the boat ramp; from residential to commercial
... reflection of the evolution of Ambleside
timestamped arrangement with a proprietor xxx

{er, um.  Already negotiated with the future proprietor of the seafood stand???}

links nicely of our 1300 block Amb redevt and how that plays out over the next few years
welcome the input this evening; interesting; didn't think it provided us with any new info we hadn't heard before

{really? then why did no one point out right away that the $100K per year maintenance was not true?  or is it?  If not, why not give the annual figure?}

artif turf xxx  come together in a positive convergence
SW: have to agree with everything Cclr Lewis said; unfortunate the two issues got mingled
I grew up with a boat, was on a boat on the weekend
hope we can look for alternative places
looking for dayboaters to come over and visit our cmnty
not so much xxx, providing another for xxx
HBay and Cates Park not xxx
the new field coming in right thing to do at this time
TP: carry on; when I look at the amt of policies and studies I've done in this area
small & in Amb
as we look at the whole picture, integrating those two
instead of across, look N to S
part of bigger piece, Millennium Park and
slightly diff, still will be access for small boats and xxx boaters
accept that going to Sunset or HBay is xxx
I'm looking at Spirit Trail
ppl-focused; interesting and responsible first step
Sop: funnily enough we started a while back, WGs, selected wisdom of lay ppl serious implications into this cmnty many recommendations and were accepted
heard public tonight; think of as a public WG
stories cd go on for hours; it's a ppl's place
newly formed trail along the waterfront in front of the house I used to live in
this still is a ppl's place; direction we're going pretty sound
a couple of things bother me in this report
had vision Silk Purse and FBG be there forever more
look at those two bldgs for arts and culture
challenged process re fish house -- idea of commercialism on that block bothered me; never liked; just beautiful open space
started in 1978, acq props and keep this beautiful
feel a window opening wd be a window lost
will vote against rezoning and subsequent about boat ramp
Ev: perhaps unlike some cclrs, I am having some difficulties separating these two issues
if we approve commercial on this lot
probably approve one of the RFPs in front of us

{OH? is that so?  so confident this wd pass and there'd be a seafood stand they already have Requests for Proposals in front of them?  hm.  pretty far along.
Another cart before the horse?}

boat ramp & ? and I don't think we've finished that discussion
saw where cd put 13 spots, staff non-committal
not necessarily opposed to some commercialisation on the waterfront
but is it the right place?  but on the ramp????
spent a lot of time there with ppl
we are going to lose that
perhaps we shd entertain an alternative position, not lose altogether; difficult to support
Sop: they're not locked together
if motion fails; we can vote to keep as is; staff xxx
Mayor: mbrs of Ccl were trying to respond to what they heard
Most of all, really v proud of Ccl
at the end of 30 years to .... that public waterfront
....  well-received
opening up access, keep open park and for public use
worried all of that work and xxx is at risk
everyone knows, and have to redouble our effort, address xxx on Ambleside
worried xxx
small step and don't think it threatening
but what if it undoes xxx
staff have worked hard to bring vitality
it's a healthy seafood stand
originally by Don Vaughan's landing; told don't put it there
still for motorized boats
don't know about that area xxx
just want to keep going with public waterfront
and .... enterprise
disappointed ppl have so little faith
ppl all say, can't I get a hamburger down here, can't I get a beer here?
...  tried and failed last Ccl to get a concession
sorry Cclr Smith not here tonight b/c
Ev: I mentioned a while ago I'm not opposed to commercializing along waterfront. but not at expense of this boating facility
Mayor: that's another subject
Ev: but if we vote, then eliminate motorized boats?
Mayor: we're not
SW: last 15 years study after study of Amb; ev time two steps forward three steps back
this rezoning taking a xxx zoning to commercial is
part of recommendations is creating anchors
come down and have xxx experience; it's not Coney Island
the potential of a fish shop it isn't it's xxx and bouillabaisse
[now] can't have a glass of wine
enjoy a sit-down, glass of wine and fish, enjoyment
1300blk of Amb not place to have xxx
whatever happens with museum or boutique hotel or boutique ... xxx
ML: we heard tonight, I drive down, boat and back up and park on 14th; that's super for them
we've done a really good job in mitigating this
quite honestly not a good place to launch an boat
18 - 20 ft,  ft away from the xxx assuming not sitting high and dry
argument didn't hold water for me
part of a much bigger issue
walking experience; commercial in part
god bless them but FBG, Silk Purse, and Music Box are commercial
talking of having a winebar and a healthy seafood experience
agree with Cclr Walker time not to take steps backward
Mayor: feel this comes from xxx
FBG, Music Box, then we wd be building with those ppl b/c supposed to be about park and arts
worried about sending wrong msg; it's the msg itself
Sop: xxx
beautiful 11th to 13th .... plan, south side
we have a plan for the park, done some foreshore work
all of this shd hv bn in a master plan
some deliberates, let's deal with.
spent since 1975 to create an open space
through Arts and Culture regime don't deem that as commercial
we represented a zero tax [rate] increase asked staff to find ways and means
one of them this fish shack
regardless of seafood or not, the push to have commercial on beach as a zoning right
we have a Parks Plan WG being done about all parks
shd be dedicated as park, not commercial whatsoever##
Mayor: let Cclr Sop finish
Sop: those already in place, so be it ...  leave it alone
SW: FBG, Silk Purse, and Music Box all make money

{after DWV funds, grants, staff salaries, subsidization? are you sure?  (not that I'm against them, I support the arts, but not sure about this claim)}

we all approved... for 1756 Argyle
approved and we can't second-guess ourselves; watch Amb continue to crumble
ML: waterfront commercial ... activities ... vitality along the waterfront
Mayor: and from my POV connected with the arts
this is xxx, but we're in discussion
Ev: I'll repeat; I'm not opposed to commercial, support, but in this case Cclr Lewis, we use waterfront and engage but if we go down this road we're doing it at the EXPENSE of one of these activities
ML: I don't believe that xxx ... we're restricting access to xxx
kayaks, canoes, zodiacs, car-toppers
restricting to boats that shdn't be there anyway ...
if anything, enhancement
all go out at crack of dawn but my experience coming back about 2:30 and it's a madhouse
Sop: not about food stand, it's about park
move out of this cmnty, diff to do
don't know if Amb dedicated or not to be a park but hope it is
What is sacred is millions purchasing land that shd be left open
everyday focus, see activities is what that shd be about
many of us hv bn down there; ambiance incredible
Spirit Trail
my fear is not zoning for a fish place but further down the road xxx
Mayor: we know the arts ... xxx
related to the arts; something we're going have to tackle
we're heading into a Cmnty xxx ... and 13th and Amb ...
Sop: ask for a polled vote
Mayor: sure
[Ev opp, SW yes, Sop opp, Mayor opp, ML yes, TP yes]
believe it fails
MClk: a tie vote fails
Mayor: am sure Cclr Smith when he comes back will have something to say
Sop: when those Qs?
Mayor: wait and sit down with staff; will bring that back

{Will anyone clarify if it's $100K or $10K per year for the boat ramp?
What about the safety/accident claims made?
Staff report misleading or incorrect?  Pls clarify!
And -- shd be done during the PH/mtg!}

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...
Sop: June 7 for deadline of all submissions
still haven't satisfied
some portion to BPP and DWV rest but says you will sign off all to BPP but shdn't bylaw show amt?
Sokol said to me but felt sign-off on that road closure
when subdiv, we get ours
Geri Boyle, Planning: SLIDES -- specifics and size
gathers dust; filed at Land Titles Office
meets reqmts of Cmnty Charter, right of resumption
after consolidated the new subdiv will be filed and part of the agreement we have with BPP
lot 10; green pieces, park
not just giving to BPP, we cannot assist private biz
there's a water reservoir and a water line goes down here
they will be relocating it and placing it down here
in M ROW provides ease of access so it's an important consideration
Sop: when other takes place asking for similar
no sq m of what they're going to obtain
GB: varies from proj to proj
varies on advice from our solicitor
the most recent was the Millennium (Evelyn), closed all roads and got back

{but still better to articulate/write what the area is and what's being transferred; what if company or personnel change?}

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...
RF: presented last fall
capital renewal budgets needed to be increased; owing to order of magnitude, committed to a public process
deferred until setting of 2011 rates till fall
number of mtgs, when we hold Open House don't garner much of attendance
staff have started/tried to do is to speak at various resident assns, with measures
will be using tools online, webpages; all accessible and av to public
ML: the Utilities brochure we sent out recently is probably the best we've received from the District
v informative clear, articulated the issues
congratulate you, had that from others as well
TP: have you got feedback from the utility [notice] sent out?
RF: some understanding but haven't connected that reality of need to increase rates an impact...
SW: ppl shd really take advantage of this; I was quite shocked
we need to look at diversifying our tax base and xxx ... increase ...
those afraid of change, got to embrace it
Mayor: expectations from this public process
there are other budget issues we have; what are you expecting?
RF: xxx from residents ...
ask public what sort of financial approach to address this issue
possibly long-term debt, OTOH, continue to employ pay-as-you-go
burden we see in next 20 to 30 years, ramp up investments
future taxpayers to address those needs
xxx  helpful considering rates in the fall
ML: opp to continue...  facing from MetroV
as infrastructure ages out, replace with secondary treatment plants, solid waste disposal strategy
likely also to affect taxpayers substantially in their pocketbooks
ppl do not realize the 100s of Bs of dollars replace and what that means from their contribution
RF: even this year re, etc
first quarter, obvious some residents don't understand external drivers
Sop: watermetering
unless MetroV look at size and what will do to Lower Mainland
have to take a serious look at
other is TransLink -- asked to be looked at to no avail
pushed back and forth zero but increases all around us
I know you've been there
Mayor: don't want to get into TransLink but Mr McRadu what CAOs have...
CAO: last year considerable concern costs facing all Ms across
question is whether or not apportioned equitably
we encouraged study wrt apportionment of xxx
haven't factored in TransLink but water, sewer, and others
Study has been completed; it was so complex no one came up with a soln
we were able to look at best practices throughout the world
xxx where MetroV now
challenge with this particular study is that it doesn't take into all the costs
Surrey, WV?
the CAOs and CFOs are trying to put this into some sort of xxx
if there are no grants, if new technology -- go or not with them
costs facing MetroV is huge
must congratulate Ray, moving this forward
looking at capital costs, a study we're looking at now; not just water and sewer but replacing bldgs as well
nobody's really tackled that; trying to come up with a soln we can present to Ccls
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.
Moved up to after Item 6
10. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT a Special Council Meeting be scheduled for Monday, May 31
Mayor: correspondence that's been brought forward

{but we're still in the dark!!! not listed on agenda
lottery as to wch read and wch Ccl will decide to discuss???}

Ev: first initiatives taken for better understanding; First Nation, of course we're a close nbr
had originally gone for receipt only, not action
wd hope we cd follow that up
some, eg strengthening ........
one of a number of things

{probably a good suggestion by Cclr Ev, changing category, but no list on the screen (agenda), let alone any indication of categories or what the letter's about.
Frustrating and unsatisfactory since this was something that had been done in past -- why stop showing even the list???}

Mayor: usually meet with them; I take your point, xxx
CAO: yes
Ev: [another letter] again "for info only"
wrt changes to liquor licence policies; reform one of the dinosaurs in our cmnty, Liq Control Bd
may be some issues that may be imp to us in that study.
CAO: has been referred to Ofcr of bylaws and licensing
Ev: may I suggest it not go in info part

{Right again, Cclr Evison; hope next time you'll be able to point to the letter you're talking about.}

Mayor: attended UBCM
ours wd hv to come in in the form of a resoln, a lot of time
not really our purview. Reasonable?
CAO: yes
Mayor (papers shuffling): Sorry, where are we now? Now we move to the Consent Agenda, I believe.  Ms Scholes, do I need a motion to receive that correspondence?  We already--
MClk: the direction has been given, as the CAO has set out, so Madam Mayor, it's not nec to receive.  Council has already received it.

{er um.  Since first time, why not explain?
Where's/What's the CAO's direction?
Why no need for a motion as in past?
We're all sitting there literally in the dark -- even the Mayor is asking what to do -- with no idea about the letters now for action, not just for info.......
Less openness than before!
Wrote to Clerk's Dept after ccl mtg asking what the new 'direction'  she referred to was but as of May 28, no reply.  :-( }

Mayor: thank you

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.
        {don't disagree with acquiring waterfrong, but why not say how much they're costing us?}
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.
> Sop: with yourself [sic] and Panz, others came along; opened Spirit Trail
Sq Band did a blessing
what really charged me was watching the little kids on bikes ready to embark down the trail.
Mr Fung, beautiful appointed; safety, walk with dogs, casual cycling (will let Cclr Lewis expand on that); other places doing this; wonderful addition to this cmnty; going to take some time
contrary to a column that somebody writes in the paper that we're paving this cmnty to death, I just can't buy that; mean-spirited
thousands of hours of dedication and system in place and put this trail in for health and benefit of ppl in this cmnty and others
fabulous scenario; work on this continuously; Madam Mayor you were there, let you carry on
Mayor: I'll go to Cclr Lewis
> ML: briefly pleasure to represent M&Ccl at a retirement function for Barb Wood
today final day; close to ten years; pleasure to say a few words on her moving on

{nice and deserved, but retirement party for a staff mbr as a report from a councillor? never done in past when others retired and there was a party}

>TP: on Thursday pleasure of being a judge for the first ever Environmental Science Fair; 30 projects Sch Dist; spilled out; creativity energy, we don't have anything to worry about -- remarkable [range of sustainable projects] -- a first in WV
Maureen Galpin (sp?) drove this; can hardly wait till next year; real pleasure and a delight
> Mayor: thank you for spending all afternoon as a judge, big success in the atrium as things hosted there tend to be
Want to remind the cmnty there's an important housing forum tomorrow at Kay Meek at 7 o'clock
received some good coverage in the Globe and Mail as WV tries to take a sensitive approach to our housing challenges
a real testament to the WG's and our planning staff's ability to fine-tune our cmnty and try to maintain its character as well as the ppl who live here to stay here.
Mayors' Golf Tournament, with me and the two NV mayors, is on Friday.  Always v successful; this is the third year; this year it supports the importance of the early learning middle years.
Sop: are you going to golf?
Mayor: I'm not going to golf, just make ppl feel welcome and at home
whatever they wd like I will get them
also a great example of the NSh Ms working together; always really fun
{hm; where???}
>Ev: I attended an LGA conference for a couple of days last week
lot of time spent discussing electoral reform
Minister Bill Bennett was there for the length of the debate and discussions
one of issues discussed at great length was the term for cclrs -- remain three year as it is at the moment or go to four years
the debate was in favour of four years; in accordance with the resoln we passed, I voted against
Regret to say the motion was accepted; but the general consensus, public will be looking at us for four years.
>Mayor :-): can't go our own way on that one?
[Sop hands her some paper]
Also shd let the public know, they're all welcome at 1:30 this Sunday at 13th and Argyle as the federal govt, or I shd say, the Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada, hosts a ceremony commemorating the Lions' Gate Bridge as a National Heritage Site.
I think it joins the Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park as a National Historical Site [NSH]
Two of wch are in WV and I'm not sure that there IS another NHS in the region.
but those two are here so it's a big day
we're having Minister Prentice join us and so everybody is welcome to come and celebrate that.
Thank you for reminding me of that, Cclr Sop
Sop: welcome

{fed invitation rec'd rather late; pls note however it is the third NHS in WV as I point out in PQP}

Mayor: yes, Carolanne Reynolds
CR: excuse me; the other National Heritage [Historic] Site in WV is the b c binning house
Mayor: you're right, there's three!
CR: yes, yup.  I don't want to take your time b/c late now
I understand that the Correspondence will be back, but it's not clear what form it's in; and I didn't see a list of the letters as we usually got before, so perhaps I can call the staff or talk to staff after this mtg to see what the intention is, but it wasn't quite clear to me.
I'm very glad that even part of it is back in whatever form; I'd like to be able to tell others what you've actually changed it to.
Mayor: I believe the correspondence is all online
CR: it's over--
Mayor: --all there, and that's what we agreed wd be best, and I also believe that the Georgia Straight feels that other Ms in the region shd maintain the standard we set, for that kind of transparency.
{not quite! see note below; but totally true in favour of transparency}
CR: I absolutely agree--
Mayor: so
CR: I'm not disagreeing with its being online, I'm just saying that I was looking for a list of the letters, just as Cclr Evison was talking about the topics.
{He referred to letter/topic and said shd be in another category for info vs for action but we had no idea what the letters mentioned said.}
You don't have to have the letters but at least if you have the topics that the letters are about, that gives ppl an idea if they want to go and look at it.
You don't have to put each [every] one [separately with a link], but we want to know what they're about.
Thank you.
Mayor: Well, you can do that by going online and reading them
Yes, Ms Scholes?
MClk: I just will clarify that the correspondence is provided in a list weekly, and they're each bookmarked so that the public can go to the actual correspondence to see the entire thing.

{Oh, sins of omission vs commission.  Do want to see what that "direction" is the MClk was given -- where can we find it???  When I went to the homepage it was not obvious how to find b/c it was NOT on the agenda.  Now they've put up an item on Correspondence to Mayor & Ccl as part of the latest news but what to do after that's replaced?
PLEASE put the list back on the ccl mtg agenda!!!  We accept all the other changes made, just not the removal of the list of letters on the agenda so we know the subjects with info and citizens concerns, questions, thanks, .....}

Mayor: yes, tyvm
Sop: I did that, Madam Mayor and it was terrific
Mayor: yes, it is.

{It is easy for Ccl b/c they have their own network!
don't think Sop was aware of how different for the public and when explained he said he thought the list on the agenda was a good idea and he'll see about it.
Fingers crossed!}
17.  ADJOURNMENT before 10pm

===  SPECIAL CCL MTG AGENDA May 31st ===
        ...with no hint at all any residents have written to Ccl! :-(
Note: At 6:00 pm the Special Council Meeting will commence in open session, and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session, pursuant to section 90 of the Community Charter. At 7pm the open session will reconvene...
6:00 PM in main floor conference room
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the May 31 Special 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:
(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the municipality or another position appointed by 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;
(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality.
3.  Council will then proceed with the closed session.
7:00 PM in Ccl Chamber
4.  RECOMMENDED: THAT the open session ... be reconvened.
RECOMMENDED:  THAT the following Minutes be adopted as circulated:
May 17, 2010 Public Hearing regarding Zoning ..., Amendment Bylaw No. 4634, 2010;
May 17, 2010 Public Hearing regarding Official Community Plan Bylaw
No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4625, 2010;
May 17, 2010 Regular Council Meeting.
7. Library Facility Building Assessment Report and LEED Certification (File:  1905-01)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated May 17 from Ann Goodhart, Director of Library Services, with concurrence from Board Chair Paul Tutsch, regarding the asset maintenance plan for the Library and LEED certificate application be received for information.
8. District Boat Ramp next to Hollyburn Sailing Club (File: 2515-21)
                Information to be provided.
RECOMMENDED: THAT section 3 of the resolution regarding 2010 Waterfront Implementation Initiatives - Phase 1, passed at the April 12 regular Council meeting as follows, be rescinded:
District Boat Ramp next to Hollyburn Sailing Club
The District boat ramp next to the Hollyburn Sailing Club be decommissioned for motorized boats and boats requiring trailers this spring to coincide with the construction start date of the Ambleside artificial field.
9. Official Community Plan Amendment for Block Bounded by Esquimalt Avenue, 20th Street, Fulton Avenue, and 21st Street; and Rezoning of 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt Avenue (Development Application No. 08-041); and Recommended Process for Future Rezoning(s) (File:  1010-20-08-041/1610-20-4619/1610-20-4620)
NOTE: Each reading of an Official Community Plan bylaw must receive an affirmative vote of a majority of all Council members (4 members) in order to proceed (Local Government Act, s. 882).
THAT the opportunities for consultation on a proposed Official Community Plan amendment, with persons, organizations, and authorities, as outlined in the report from the Sr. Community Planner dated May 17, 2010, be endorsed as sufficient consultation for the purposes of Section 879 of the Local Government Act;
THAT "Official Community Plan ... Amendment Bylaw and Zoning ... Amendment Bylaw" be introduced and read a first time in short form;
THAT "Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4619, 2010" has been considered in conjunction with the District's most recent financial plan and the regional waste management plan;
THAT "Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw and "Zoning Amendment Bylaw" and Devt Permit Applic ... all dealing with 2031, 2047 and 2063 Esquimalt be considered at a concurrent Public Hearing and Public Meeting to be held on Monday, June 21 at 7:15pm...
THAT the recommended process for rezoning the remainder of properties in the block bounded by Esquimalt Avenue, 20th Street, Fulton Avenue, and 21st Street, as outlined in the report from the Sr. Community Planner dated May 17, 2010, be endorsed by Council.
10. Ambleside A Field, Artificial Turf and Ancillary Services Project Update (File:  3002-09)
1. The report dated May 21 ... be received for information;
2. Approval be given to staff to proceed ...  based on the Proposed Phasing Plan, as set out in Appendix C of the report dated May 21.
11. Change to Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)
RECOMMENDED:  THAT Special Council Meetings [at 7pm] be scheduled for:
Monday, June 28; Wednesday, June 30; and Monday, July 26
to be held in the Municipal Hall Council Chamber.
12. Consent Agenda Items
RECOMMENDED: THAT the Consent Agenda item as follows be approved:
   Item 13 - Draft Terms of Reference for new Parks Master Plan Working Group.
13. Draft Terms of Reference for new Parks Master Plan Working Group (File:  0117-20-PMP1)
1. The report dated May 21 from the Director of Parks and Community Services ... be received for information;
2. The Draft Terms of Reference, attached as Appendix A, be approved.

===  INFObits  === or is this science???
Scotch distillery turns whisky into watts
By Matthew Knight, for CNN  May 21, 2010 -- Updated 1510 GMT (2310 HKT)
London, England (CNN) -- Creating renewable energy from whisky might sound like a harebrained scheme conceived at the end of a long evening drinking the amber nectar.
But an independently-owned Scottish distillery is hoping that the installation of a new biogas generator will prove to be a lasting moment of environmental clarity and help solve their energy problems.  ...
Bruichladdich say they produce Scotland's purest single malt using, where possible, original 19th century equipment. In 2009, they distilled 800,000 liters of whisky.
See: Scotch distillery turns whisky into watts - CNN.com*

== HERITAGEWATCH = OUR Lions' Gate Bridge ==
PLAQUE unveiling May 23: National Historic Site of Canada
Peter Hall of the WV Historical Society started working on this ten years ago!  Took five years to get it recognized and another five for designation, etc.  Apparently finally resorted to saying if not soon, many wd be dead!  Anyway, many thanks and much appreciation to Peter and his colleagues to finally give this piece of WV heritage the attention it deserves.
PS -- still don't know where the plaque will be placed!
Yes I went -- a soggy Sunday but under a couple of tents with a few nibblies afterward and coffee to warm us up.
The Squamish Nation drummers started the ceremony and welcomed us to their territory.  Then there were some speeches -- and they were really interesting.
It was a surprise to me (and someone later told me Chief Williams noted it too, but I wonder why he didn't tell us the story) that no one mentioned that according to legend the two peaks are the two sisters and they represent Peace and Harmony.  Here's the story from Pauline Johnson's Legends of Vancouver: http://www.robirda.com/legends/twosis.html
When on Ccl (I was the first WV Ccl rep for heritage) one cmte I was on was beautification of the north end of the LGB.  I had read the legend but did not know the names.  At that time was told it was Peace and Brotherhood; presumably political correctness has changed it to Harmony, wch is fine by me.  Guess they cdn't do much about Brothers Creek.
Anyway I thought it wd be symbolic of our dual heritage with the Amerindian on the north side (I'd recommended a sculpture by the Squamish) and the British on the south (those carved lions).  Maybe one day.

Brief excerpts follow; full texts can be found at http://www.scribd.com/doc/32146122
>  Mayor Goldsmith-Jones referred to the feeling we get 'coming home':
The bridge is the way we leave home. And not a trip is taken heading into town where we don't cast our eyes across Burrard Inlet and, in the words of e.e. cummings, say to ourselves "thank you god for most this amazing day."  And we come home the same way.  As we crest the middle of the bridge and begin the gentle decline towards home, leaving behind the city and its pressures, in some way or another we understand that there is really no such thing as a dream home.  Rather, home is a place from which we dream.  The Lions Gate Bridge has inspired those dreams, and still does, each day.
>  Jim Carter, Prez of WV Historical Society, gave us a bit of past most don't know:
More recently a new board has initiated the process of preparing a history of the neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to celebrate our centenary in 2012.  Throughout our research we have been reminded again and again of the significant role that the Bridge has played in the development of our Municipality.  I would like to tell you one quick story about how the coming of the Bridge affected this very site.  Where we are standing today was occupied by summer homes and squatter shacks in the early 1930s.  It was called East Beach.  The street and the residents were listed in the Greater Vancouver Gazette.  When the decision was made to build the Bridge and develop the British Properties Mayor Leyland decided that the area needed to be cleaned up.  Two of our current residents and members of the Society, Vic Cue and Alex Swanson, vividly remember their families being told to remove anything of value before their homes were raised and burned to make way for this beautiful park. 
>  Robin Inglis, former Director of NV Museum and Archives:
In 1955 the Province of British Columbia bought the Lions Gate Bridge from the First Narrows Bridge Company, which had built the bridge with private funds during 1937 and 1938. In doing so it removed the original plaque which had provided the only clearly stated public recognition of company president, A.J.T. "Fred" Taylor, the principal protagonist in the drama of the building of the Lions Gate Bridge. It is doubtful today that those in the cars speeding up and down Taylor Way have any idea who "Taylor" was and what he achieved.

We owe thanks also to MP John Weston who attended and his upbeat remarks; Minister Jim Prentice was not able to attend but it was an unexpected pleasure that two grandsons of A J Taylor were present, one from Victoria and the other from NV.
Don Luxton who unfortunately was in the UK was not present at the ceremony but he was the speaker at the WVHS's mtg on Wed May 26, and of course his topic was The History and Construction of the Lions' Gate Bridge.  He told us about the genesis of his book (published by Talon Books in 1999 and for wch he received awards) and I can highly recommend it.  [see donaldluxton.com]

===  NEWSWATCH  ===
Recently the news reported the sad news that Cdn Col Geoff Parker was killed in Kabul en route to a mtg.  He was accompanying: Col John M. McHugh, assigned to the U.S. Army Battle Command Training Program; Lt Col Paul R. Bartz, assigned to Headquarters, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry); Lt Col Thomas P. Belkofer, assigned to Headquarters, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).
My bet is that you hadn't read about the other four, or if you had, you weren't aware of how senior these officers were (and it was the highest Cdn rank killed, I understand).  Isn't that significant?  Even more so, that they were on their way to a high level mtg in Kabul with govt officials?  What an irresistible prize for the Taliban!
o  OCCUPIED TERRITORIES first-hand reports:  http://www.cpt.org/work/palestine

===  SCIENCEWATCH  ===  Our Earthquake Zone......
Odds Are About 1-in-3 That Mega-Earthquake Will Hit Pacific Northwest in Next 50 Years, Scientists Say
ScienceDaily (May 25, 2010) - The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say.
There is more than a one-in-three chance that it will happen within the next 50 years.
New analyses by Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger and his colleagues have provided fresh insights into the Northwest's turbulent seismic history -- where magnitude 8.2 (or higher) earthquakes have occurred 41 times during the past 10,000 years. Those earthquakes were thought to generally occur every 500 years, but as scientists delve more deeply into the offshore sediments and other evidence, they have discovered a great deal more complexity to the Cascadia Subduction Zone.  ...
The last major earthquake to hit the Cascadia Subduction Zone was in January of 1700, and scientists are aware of the impact because of written records from Japan documenting the damage caused by the ensuing 30-foot tsunami. Their knowledge about what happened in Oregon and Washington is more speculative, but the consensus -- gleaned from studies of coastal estuaries, land formations, and river channels -- is that the physical alteration to the coast was stunning....
"It is not a question of if a major earthquake will strike," Goldfinger said, "it is a matter of when. And the 'when' is looking like it may not be that far in the future."
The complete article is at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100524121250.htm
===  TECHWATCH  ===  Barack Obama's rant against technology
Don't shoot the messenger
America's president joins a long (but wrong) tradition of technophobia
May 13th 2010 | From The Economist print edition
"WITH iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations - none of which I know how to work - information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment." In a speech to students at Hampton University on May 9th, Mr Obama did not just name-check some big brands; he also joined a long tradition of grumbling about new technologies and new forms of media.
Socrates's bugbear was the spread of the biggest-ever innovation in communications - writing. He feared that relying on written texts, rather than the oral tradition, would "create forgetfulness in the learners' souls...they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves."
Rest: http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16109292&fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C05-13-2010%7Ceditors_highlights

===  MAIKU  ===  2010 May 15

                                    quiet night reading
                                                 sweet wafts of lilac
                                                               reminds me it's May . . . . . a g a i n

fyi grammatical explanation.
some may think it shd be REMIND b/c they think the subject is WAFTS but that's not the way I mean it.
What is understood is:
        [This] reminds me it's May . . . . . a g a i n
If I put just REMIND, it wd sound like the imperative, as in
        remind me it's May
(remind me to close the door, etc., and I don't want it to be taken as an order)
a haiku is supposed to pivot as in 2 + 1 or 1 + 2 for the three lines.
Lines 2 and 3 are completely different from Line 1; also, 2 is W W and 3 is M M M

===  QUOTATIONS / MATHWATCH mixed with PUNS  ===

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
           -- Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author (1561 - 1626)
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
                        -- John Wooden, US basketball coaching legend (b 1910)
In life it is difficult to say who do you the worst mischief,
                        enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
                                 -- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English politician, poet, playwright (1803 - 1873)
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
                        -- William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet (1564-1616)
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
                                -- James Joyce, Irish writer and poet (1882 - 1941)
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour creates a war betwixt princes.
                        -- Michel de Montaigne, French essayist (1533-1592)
The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.
  -- Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright (1889 - 1963)
There are adolescences that are triggered off at ninety.
                        -- Alda Merini, Italian writer and poetess (1931 - 2009)
Stand proud you noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls!
A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon.
Kind of makes you proud.  Almost feels like a hybrid.

MATHWATCH mixed with PUNS!
o    Mathematical puns are the first sine of madness.
o    I am a nobody; nobody is perfect.  Therefore I am perfect.   (transitive property)
o    As easy as 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841
o    When a guitarist messes up, he re-chords his mistake.
o    50 female pigs and 50 male deer = 100 sows and bucks.