Feb 7 Ccl NOTES
Feb 21 AGENDAs
Calendar to Mar 11

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor

February is Apple Month, Feb 21 to 27 is Heritage Week
This year's theme is
A Century of Conservation
Parks and Cultural Landscapes
MAIN ITEMS on Ccl AGENDAs Feb 21st: Public Hearing on non-owner occupied Sec Stes; Ccl Mtg: Chamber of Comm Delegation; DVP 2317 Haywood (but variances not on agenda!); Parks Master Plan WG Interim Report; MetroV Regional Growth Strategy; Endowment Fund Summary; Wetmore Certification of Elector Approval; Correspondence (bolded) on garbage pickup, RGS, Budget 2011 Remarks.
=  Vive le Canada (National Flag Day); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Library Tales; Monarchy; WVM); SUBSCRIBER HEADSUP (Feb 10, 14)
=  CALENDAR to Mar 11th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music)
=  Ccl Mtg NOTES Feb 7th: [Cclr SW absent] WVHS Delegation/Slides on their book; Cmnty Survey 2010 presentation (residents satisfied; maybe want outsourcing, new revenue sources); Updates -- Climate Action Plan (still an incentive for low-impact toilets!) and Foreshore Protection Strategy (GREAT SUCCESS; beautiful underwater slides); an Ambleside Revitalization Commission will be set up (public mtg Feb 15 with presentation; hope decisions in June); Safeway site intro re devt (two options, ten- and 15-storeys, Mar 10 mtg set tentatively; appreciate that Ev and Sop brought up Uplift and CBs; notification area expanded); apparent collapse of the housing pilot projects, said five lessons learned, however Cclr Smith just wanted to cancel, several others including the Mayor have more questions so referred back to staff; Five-Yr Financial Plan (Budget) adopted; re Correspondence, discussion re gravel around Stonethro on Gordon Ave; info and showed poster for Heritage Week Feb 21 - 27
=  Ccl Mtg AGENDAs Feb 21st
= 2011 Heritage Week February 21 to 27 flyer (back page so can be detached)

===  Vive le CANADA  ===
                February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day
                February 21 marks the start of Heritage Week (third Monday in February)
===  from the EDITOR'S DESK  ===
+  Library Tales
Yet another chapter.  Apparently Global found out about G's performance proving his remarks were facts as he waved evidence during his defence.  They asked to interview him as part of their series on funding in Ms.  They did and it was aired Friday Feb 18.  It can be viewed on  Global TV News; if you click on http://v.gd/georgeontv he's at the end, starting at 2:30 minutes.  
+  Constitutional Monarchy
As I've written before, one of the valuable aspects of a/our constitutional monarchy is a safety valve to avoid civil war and facilitate change with stability.  When the politicians depart from representing the ppl or 'rule' unfairly or are corrupt, the constitutional monarch can dissolve the govt and call for elections.  Can avoid disruption and violence.  Transitions are always difficult but eased with a constitutional monarch responding to the ppl's wishes.
Different stories if one in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya.  While not as 'constitutional' as UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Spain, etc, Jordan and Morocco are handling changes demanded much better.
+  WVM
Pls keep in mind I type while the ccl mtg is in session -- hence so many abbreviations and gaps.  Also it is definitely a 'best efforts'; esp names.
Have to admit can't tell or else they vary whether seawall or seawalk is said.
Of course if anyone wants to know about a certain item, it's advisable to read the report attached.  For those who want to hear/know what exactly was said, I've recently been adding a timestamp to help finding the passage on the video.

===  SUBSCRIBER HEADSUP -- Update 3a Feb 10; 3b Feb 15
***  Update 3a  ***
=== Feb 10 to 27  ===  Chutzpah!
             The Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Performing Arts; www.chutzpahfestival.com
== Thurs Feb 10
   ~ 7:30pm ~ Fashion Show at Troll's [Details: 1]
        Fundraiser for the Horseshoe Bay Biz Assn and the WRA.  tix $20 and include appetisers.
   ~ 7:30pm ~ Vancouver Opera: Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (then final night Sat, 12th)
                   Comments/Feedback: http://www.youtube.com/user/vancouveropera?feature=mhum
== Friday Feb 11  ~ 7pm ~ BUDRUS at Langara:Tenth World Cmnty Film Festival [2]
== Saturday Feb 12  --  West Vancouver Legion - Lounge
After the Meat Draw -- Dinner at 6:30pm: Beef on a Bun with salads for $7 - Meat from the British Butcher; Entertainment by John Parsons
== Monday Feb 14  UNDERGROUND VALENTINE'S EVENT at Britannia Mine Museum
          1-800-896-4044 -- Tour times: 6:30 & 7pm
          Themed underground tour, three-course meal and glass of wine.
On Feb 14 treat your Valentine to a uniquely romantic underground experience at Britannia Mine Museum.  This one-of-a-kind event is followed by dinner at Squamish's popular Burrow Restaurant.
== Thursday, Feb 17  ~ 7:30pm ~  Haida Gwaii: The Canadian Galapagos [3]
                     Free public lecture by Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society)
== Saturday Feb 19
HERITAGE VANCOUVER -- Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites Launch and Bus Tour
Time: 1pm to 5pm (loading begins at 12:30 and bus departs at 1pm sharp)
Location: Meet in the Vancouver Museum Parking Lot, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $30.00; Heritage Vancouver Members $25.00
>>> Feb 7 CCL MTG SUMMARY (now in this newsletter)
>>>  EGYPT  --  good news
By contrast, Muslim-Christian unity has been at the forefront of the anti-Mubarak protests. In Tahrir Square, Copts are providing security for Muslims praying, and Muslims are doing the same for Coptic services on Sundays.
An old logo of Muslim-Christian unity - a cross embedded in a crescent - has also suddenly reappeared everywhere.
Another less reported feature of the protests has been the rise of Egyptian nationalism at the expense of Islamism. The Egyptian flag is being waved everywhere and the national anthem sung, rather than shouts of Allah O-Akbar.
from THE STAR, FEB 9 by Haroon Siddiqui
>>>  DETAILS on Calendar Addns
[1] Fashion Show at Troll's
It's this Thursday night!  7:30 at Troll's Restaurant!  Just in case you hadn't heard...
This is a fundraiser for the Horseshoe Bay Business Association and the Western Residents' Association. Tickets are $20 and include complimentary appetizers.  Hope to see you there!
Christie McPhee, Starfire Studio, 6607 Royal Ave / p ~ 922 5510  f ~ 922 5777
                www.starfireattheferries.com <http://www.starfireattheferries.com>
[2] Budrus
7pm Feb 11 -- 82 min.  2009 Just Vision; Director: Julia Bacha
Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel's wall. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.  Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known nonviolent movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. This action-filled documentary chronicles the movement from its infancy. A hopeful film, Budrus includes diverse voices from the Palestinian leaders of the movement and their Israeli allies to Israeli military spokesman Doron Spielman and Yasmine Levy, the Israeli border police officer stationed in the village at the time.
While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Ayed succeeded in doing what many people believe to be impossible: he united feuding Palestinian political groups, including Fatah and Hamas; he brought women to the heart of the struggle by encouraging his daughter Iltezam's leadership; and welcoming hundreds of Israelis to cross into Palestinian territory for the first time and join this nonviolent effort. Many of the activists who joined the villagers of Budrus are now continuing to support nonviolence efforts in villages from Bil'in to Nabi Saleh to Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.
While many documentaries about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict either romanticize the notion of peace, or dwell entirely on the suffering of victims to the conflict, this film focuses on the success of a Palestinian-led nonviolent movement.
Numerous Awards include Audience Award - San Francisco International Film Festival and Witness Award - Silverdocs.
Budrus film to open this year's CODEV film festival in Vancouver
[3] Haida Gwaii
7:30pm Thursday, Feb 17 Haida Gwaii: The Canadian Galapagos; Speaker: Dr. Rolf Mathewes
Free public lecture by Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society)
                Unity Church, 5840 Oak St., Vancouver (at 42nd Ave). Lots of free parking.
Haida Gwaii: The Canadian Galapagos
This powerpoint talk will focus on the environmental history of the "Canadian Galapagos", with emphasis on controversies about the glacial history, human history, and the postglacial history of plants and animals.  It summarizes scientific findings by the speaker and colleagues over the past 30 years on Haida Gwaii regarding its past, present, and future.
Rolf Mathewes is a full professor of Biological Sciences and associate dean of Science at Simon Fraser University.  He has a PhD in botany from the University of British Columbia, and has researched vegetation history in Europe as well as his main region of interest in Western Canada, especially Haida Gwaii.  He has published more than 100 scientific papers and co-edited a book on Haida Gwaii for UBC Press.  His interests extend from environmental history using fossil pollen and plant macro-remains to geology, archaeology, and most recently, forensic botany.
For info, contact David Cook 924 0147
***  Update 3b  ***
Sensibly the Parks Master Plan WG for tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 15, has been postponed to Feb 22
no doubt b/c of the AmblesideNOW Open House at the Cmnty Ctr -- starting at 6:30 with presentation at 7:30pm.
Visit amblesidenow.ca   --  great 100-second slide show for WV's 100 years
   West Vancouver will be 100 years old in 2012. In a century, we have evolved from a quiet mill town, once connected to Vancouver by a single rowboat, to one of the most desirable and affluent municipalities on the West Coast. Yet we retain the ethos that makes us a place of excellence - a city nestled between the rain forest and the ocean, a community that embraces its First Nation heritage and preserves our unique lifestyle on the edge of a burgeoning metropolis of more than two million people.
   Now as we approach our centenary, Council and the community have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility for the renewal of Ambleside. Council has responded to the community's ideas by putting together a comprehensive plan that seeks your participation and feedback for the revitalization of Ambleside in its entirety. We call this plan AmblesideNow - it will have a vibrant village centre on the waterfront that embraces arts and culture, bringing about the creation of important public amenities, including a vitally-needed public safety building. AmblesideNow. It's up to us.
AmblesideNow Launch Council Report - Jan 24, 2011 http://www.amblesidenow.ca/pdf/Jan_24_Council_Report.pdf
from:  http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=32522
AmblesideNow Open House  Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The District of West Vancouver and the AmblesideNow team are hosting an open house to engage the community in the next step of the AmblesideNow project. After some thirty years of community involvement and input, we are at a point where we can act on the community's vision to revitalize Ambleside. As we approach our community's 100th birthday in 2012, West Vancouverites can now help revitalize the heart of the village in the most socially, environmentally and economically responsible way.
Information forum at 6:30pm, presentation at 7:30pm; Community Centre Gymnasium
What: An opportunity to learn more about AmblesideNow, ask questions and provide feedback on the future public engagement program.
Why: As we approach our centenary, AmblesideNow is a unique project that will help shape life in West Vancouver for the century to come. It is up to you to help shape AmblesideNow.  Everyone welcome
The open house will provide an additional level of information on project parameters, goals and objectives.  In addition, the District and project team will be soliciting feedback on how the public engagement process should be developed moving forward.
Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones of the District of West Vancouver, District Councillors, and Mr. Bob Sokol, Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits will be available to hear your comments and questions.

=======  CALENDAR to Mar 11th  =======
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.  Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/Calendar.aspx  .   Notices/mtgs/changes too late for an issue or too early for the next are sent to subscribers as updates.  They then appear in the next newsletter.
HERITAGE WEEK Feb 21 - 27 see below and end
== Tuesday Feb 22
         ~ 7pm Parks Master Plan WG (Feb 15 mtg was postponed to 22nd) > NOW CANCELLED! < == Thursday Feb 24
         ~ 4:30pm ~ Design Review Cmte
         ~ 5pm ~ N Sh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues at DNV M Hal
         ~ 5:30pm ~ Public Police Bd mtg at WVPD
== Friday Feb 25
        ~ 1:30pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG site visit -- Caulfeild/Eagle Harbour
== Tuesday Mar 1   ~ 7pm ~ Parks Master Plan WG
== Thursday Mar 10
        ~ 6:30pm ~ Safeway Site Redvt mtg -- Public Consultation (Srs' Ctr)
http://www.westvancouver.ca/Level3.aspx?id=32562  1650 Marine Drive (Safeway site)
7pm Presentation & Discussion  --  Overview
More Information Proponent's presentation to Council on February 7, 2011 
Staff report dated January 27, 2011 
Revised notification map approved by Council Feb 7, 2011
== Friday Mar 11
      ~ Parks Master Plan WG site visit -- Western West Van (meet at Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr parking lot)
+++  WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++  http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/event/calendar.php
+ Friday Feb 18  PHILOSOPHERS' CAFE  ~ 10:30am - noon
   Is Kris Kristofferson right when he sings: "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose"? Admission $5
+  Fridays Feb 25, Mar 4, 11
  --   ENGLISH CORNER  ~ 10 - 11:30am, Welsh Hall
Come and practise English conversation at the Library. English Corner is facilitated by the Baha'i Community of West Vancouver in partnership with the Library. Requirement: able to read English. For info call Fariba Rocker, 604 506 6616

=   Tuesday Feb 22 -- KMC 7:30pm
Join parents, educators and community members at an interactive forum with celebrated Canadian researcher Dr. Fraser Mustard, an international leader in early childhood development and a passionate advocate of the importance of early brain development for the lifelong health, learning, and behaviour of our children - and humanity.
Tickets $15., available online or by calling 604 913-3634.
=  Friday February 25 ~ 7:30pm
Join us for an intimate evening with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Music Director Bramwell Tovey. An internationally-renowned conductor, composer, and jazz pianist, Bramwell Tovey is also a master communicator with an unsurpassed wit and sense of humour. Maestro Tovey will share stories of his personal experiences in the music world, talk about his brand new opera, The Inventor, and perform an eclectic selection of music on the piano. Don't miss this very special evening.
*** NB: The exhibition BIG IDEAS will be at all three venues:
the Museum, FBG, and Silk Purse
and starts March 6 ***
+++  WV MUSEUM  +++  Visit:  http://www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com/
Ending February 26:
        Time (Time Again): Late Works by Lionel Thomas + John Vanderpant
Next exhibition:
BIG IDEAS: Responding to Public Art  -- March 8 -- March 26 (on website)
Opening Reception: Friday March 11 from 6 to 8pm
BIG IDEAS is a West Vancouver (Grade 10 - 12) student art exhibition showcasing their conceptual responses to the Vancouver Biennale's public art installations.  BIG IDEAS explores current topics inspired by the Vancouver Biennale art installations.  This school outreach program challenged students to use public art as a stimulus for creating and learning in other curriculum areas.
+++  FERRY BUILDING GALLERY  +++ http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290
⇒  WEST COAST FOLK ART --  February 22 to March 6
Be sure to visit this mixed media exhibition featuring the works of Jens Diercks, Lynsey Paterson, and Aleksandar Visnjic.
Opening reception Tuesday February 22 from 6 to 8pm
Artists in attendance on Saturday February 26 from 2 to 3pm
BIG IDEAS: Responding to Public Art  -- March 8 -- March 27 (on poster)
Opening Reception: Friday March 11 from 6 to 8pm
+++ SILK PURSE +++   http://www.silkpurse.ca/gallery2.html
=  February 22 - March 6  ~~  "For the Love of Colour"
A solo show featuring oil paintings by artist Lynn Webster, Lynn has active status membership with the Canadian Federation of Artists, and has exhibited in shows at the Canadian Federation of Artists Gallery, the Ferry Building Gallery, the Seymour Gallery, the West Vancouver Library, and North Shore Artists' Guild Shows.
Opening Reception: Tuesday Feb 22 from 6 to 8pm
BIG IDEAS: Responding to Public Art  -- March 8 -- March 26
Opening Reception: Friday March 11 from 6 to 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
ARTS CLUB ON TOUR: The Seahorse, Monday, February 21, 8:00pm
Early Childhood Development Community Forum with Dr. Mustard, 7:30pm Tuesday February 22
Pro Arte Showcase 2011, Saturday, February 26, 7:30pm
                Visit website for details or call the box office at 913-3634.
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES  -- 7:30pm Wednesday March 2
Discover the complete Movies at the Meek series here.  Call the Kay Meek Centre Box Office learn about the fantastic savings with our Movies at the Meek Flex-Pass. Tix start at $9.
+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++
Website: http://www.westvan60.com/  --  ofc: 922 3587; lounge: 922 1920
"Where Volunteers make the difference." Chartered November 17th, 1926
The Winter Issue of "The Torch" is now available
 To view the newsletter, just click the following link for direct access:
 The newsletter is available to any non-member who is interested.  To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of the webpage, http://www.westvan60.com/newsletter.html
+++  WV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  +++ http://www.westvanchamber.com
Evening Networking Social
~ 5 - 7pm ~ Thursday March 10; West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive (921 7575)
Eat, drink, and network...
This event is FREE to Members and $25 for Future Members
The evening includes free appetizers, a glass of wine, and a cash bar
Sponsored by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Space is limited for this event, please RSVP as soon as possible.
+ Vancouver Playhouse ~ www.vancouverplayhouse.com  (873 3311)
  Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Feb 12 to Mar 5 at 8pm with matinees
+ Arts Club (687 1644) www.artsclub.com
- Granville Island Stage: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee (Feb 10 to Mar 12 with a 7:30 start)
- Industrial Alliance Stage: August: Osage County, the blistering Broadway sensation; Jan 27 to Feb 27
+ Jericho Arts Centre  (1675 Discovery)
        The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, a Wild Geese Co-op production; Feb 17 to Mar 6
+ Presentation House Theatre
- PHT welcomes The Chutzpah! Festival to the North Shore  February 10-27 
        Visiting Mr. Green -- A Third Street Theatre Series and The Chutzpah! Festival Co-Production
- Speed the Plow by David Mamet; Mar 3 - 19
+ Hendry Hall  983 2633 -- Driving Miss Daisy at 8pm, Feb 1 to 26
    Calendar of Events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html
~ VAG PUBLIC PROGRAMS  --  All Programs free for Members.
~  Out for Lunch -- Eine Kleine Lunch Musik  Select Fridays, 12:10 - 1pm
~  For more information on the Gallery's relocation campaign, visit the new relocation website at www.newvanartgallery.com. You can also join the discussion on the Facebook page.
+  VSO  There are just so many great things, pls go to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's website:
        http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/   and choose from all those magic musical offerings
Here's one:
Doctor Atomic! A Symphonic Extravaganza
Saturday Feb 26 -- Monday, Feb 28; Masterworks Silver; Orpheum Theatre
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Haydn --  Symphony No. 101, The Clock
Mahler  --  Symphony No. 10: Adagio
John Adams  --  Dr. Atomic Symphony (Canadian Premi=E8re)
Maestro Tovey presides over the Canadian premi=E8re of the exciting Dr. Atomic Symphony by John Adams, in a symphonic concert that also features Mahler's beautiful, heartbreaking Adagio from Symphony No. 10. Music from across the centuries, these magnificent works were composed almost two hundred years apart.
>  A Night Out With the VSO
Exclusive restaurant deals for ticket holders
Featured Special: Wedgewood Hotel & Spa - Bacchus Restaurant
VSO patrons can enjoy complimentary valet parking and 25% off the cost of their meal on the same day as a VSO concert. Discount only available on the Restaurant Dinner Menu. Seating from 6 - 6:30pm. Please inform Bacchus restaurant staff at the time of booking and upon arrival that you hold a VSO ticket for the same day. Please also have your ticket on you as proof. Offer excludes alcohol, gratuity and holidays.  Click here for more offers
>  A great evening:
The VSO recommends the following restaurants for the pre- or post-concert meal - or any time! Your VSO ticket opens up a variety of discounts and special treats, depending on which restaurant you choose.  List: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/co_visit_dining.php
+ EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER --  40th Anniversary Season --  http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca
Early Music Vancouver -- T: 732-1610  F: 732-1602  E: staff@earlymusic.bc.ca
"=A1Fandango!" Variations on a Spanish Theme
The return visit of one of Canada's finest early music ensembles, Masques, with a programme of music from the Spanish Baroque, as well as works by other composers, inspired by Spanish themes.
Sunday matinée 3pm  March 6  -  Pre-Concert Introduction at 2:15
                        Unity Church, 5840 Oak Street (at West 42nd Avenue)
A series of free lectures and presentations, open to the public
Pre-Concert Introductions with host Jurgen Gothe
 "Early Music in Context" Lectures at Green College at UBC:
Wed 9 Feb ~ 5pm - Rhoda Friedrichs: "The Elizabethan Court"
Thu 3 March ~ 5pm - Chantal Phan: "The Art of Parody", Musical Imitations in the Middle Ages
"Early Music in Context" Lectures at the Vancouver Public Library downtown
Sat 12 March ~ 2:15pm - Nicolas Krusek: The Unity of Words and Music in Bach's "St John Passion"
Sat 19 March ~ 2:15 pm - Stephen Stubbs & Gilbert Blin: Handel's "Acis and Galatea"
"Early Music in Context" Lectures at the summer Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival

===  CCL MTG NOTES February 7th  ===  Cclr Walker absent
Note: At 6pm the regular Cci Mtg will commence in open session and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session,... At 7pm the open session will reconvene.
6:00 PM
1.  Call to Order.
THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the February 7, 2011 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;
(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; and
(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.
7:00 PM
4. RECONVENE OPEN SESSION  [6:59!]                     
5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA:   Add 17.1 Corresp
6. MINUTES ADOPTED:   January 24, 2011 Regular Council Meeting.
7. West Vancouver Historical Society, regarding "Cottages to Community - the Story of West Vancouver's Neighbourhoods" (File:  0055 20- WVMH1)
Mayor: Welcome, Jim Carter
JC (Prez): board mbrs here
what sort of book; all nbrhds, history, stories from ppl
Fred Taylor; Southborough, Guinness; plan for a dance hall and theatre on the top of Sentinel Hill
WVHS; Francis Mansbridge, professor and archivist
Marketing Cmte; Fundraising, goal to raise $35K, a min; currently at $22,500; Bank has authorized a line of credit
Sept 15 launch; sell through centennial year; opp to sell the book in the fall
donate over $100 -- name published; registered society; tax receipts
profits back to Library, Museum, and Archives
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Talk to Council - Monday February 7th, 2011-02-06
The WVHS is in the process of producing a book to celebrate our Centennial in 2012.  The purpose is the capture the words, pictures, and stories of the rich history of our community.  We also want to build on the work of Bruce Ramsey who wrote 'A Place of Excellence' to celebrate our 75th anniversary.  Finally, we wanted honour the work of Rupert Harrison, our first Archivist and Municipal Clerk who was responsible for collecting much of the early history of West Vancouver before his death [2007].
What kind of book did we set out to produce?
   We wanted a book that would be user friendly -- one which can be opened at any chapter and read or browsed.  At the same time we wanted the full story of the early development of WV to be told. 
   Our printer assisted us by printing a few copies of a 'sample chapter' on the Caulfeild neighbourhood for use in telling our story.  Let me show you a few pages so you will get the idea of the book.
o  This cover (may not be our final cover) is of two shots at suicide bend: one from the late 1920s showing the Great Northern Cannery, and the second of the same area today.
o  The second is an early Lighthouse picture followed by the Lighthouse then and now. 
o  Here is a picture of the Great Northern Cannery at its prime. 
o  Resthaven was one of the early homes built in Caulfeild.  It is depicted in the chapter during construction at the turn of the century and as it is today. 
o  Finally, a separate sketch of AJT Taylor's vision for a dance hall and cabaret on the 7 1/2 acres he owned at the top if Sentinel Hill.  Taylor, the key figure in the building of the Lions' Gate Bridge and the British Properties, never realized his dream after being fired by the Guinness family. 
   One of the joys of doing research for new information and pictures is finding new sources.  One of the most interesting was the discovery of the grandson of Alfred James Towle Taylor.  'Fred' Taylor, as he was known, was responsible for attracting the Guinness family to build the Lions' Gate Bridge and develop the British Properties.  Simon Wade's mother was a daughter of Taylor.   He became an ambassador and High Commissioner for Canada.   He told us about Taylor's humble beginnings in the Nanaimo area and of his becoming a marine engineering apprentice at age 16.  He lived in a shack on the waterfront below the Burrard Building.  His intelligence saw him rise quickly through a variety of complex engineering jobs which led him eventually to England where he became head engineer on complex, large construction sites such as the 20-acre Earls Court Exhibition Hall. 
  He moved with upper class Britons during this era and never stopped talking about the opportunities for development in British Columbia.  Finally, in the early '30s he was successful in getting Guinness to invest in building the Lions' Gate Bridge and developing British Properties.  The purchase of the land bailed West Vancouver out and so the Municipality could avoid declaring bankruptcy.  Simon Wade's mother told him of the naming of the streets in the Properties by sitting of the living room floor of their house and offering up names such as Southborough and Rabbit Lane from the people and places they knew in London.  Prior to the official opening of the Bridge, Taylor was fired and was denied any part in seeing or greeting the King and Queen.  The full story is well documented in Donald Luxton's "Lions' Gate". 
The people and their stories are the key to our book.
Who is producing the book?
First is the Board of the WV Historical Society
They have made all the key decisions regarding the book.
After false starts by a number of our members it became clear that we would need professional help.  We then engaged an author -- Francis Mansbridge -- former professor, archivist, and author of Hollyburn, Vancouver then and Now, and a book on North Vancouver Ship Building; a photographer -- John Moir -- a teacher from West Van High with extensive experience producing annuals; and a designer -- Colleen Wood -- known for her design of "A View through the Trees".  A Book Committee was struck to guide the activities of all the players. 
How will the book be published and marketed?
A Marketing Committee was struck with the responsibility for selling, storing, and distributing the books when they arrive.  This four-member committee is chaired by our Vice President Ann Brousson with Cathy Duthie, one of the key members.
Fundraising has been a key role.  We have had a good response.  Our goal is to raise $35,000, which is half the cost of publishing, as a minimum to protect the Society from financial failure.  We are currently at $22,500, with further prospects being explored. 
The WV Community Foundation is a Major Sponsor (over $5,000).
Some of our major contributors --
Sponsors over $1,000:
a Community Grant from the Council;
the Mark Sager Foundation; 
the WVHS Board; 
Shyklo Nursing/Healthcare;
Ian Bruce Kelsey are Sponsors.
Donors -- over $500:
Seven contributors.
Supporters -- over $100:
41 contributors.  
We are on the Whole Foods' "money for bringing your own bag" program.  Remember to bring your own bag and donate the $.10 to our Society.  We are continuing our pursuit of funding from individuals, firms, and foundations throughout the remainder of the year.  Our bank has authorized a line of credit if we do not have enough for the scheduled payments. 
We are planning a September 15th launch.  We believe sales leading up to the Christmas break and the beginning of our centennial year will be a good time to start our sales program.  We will continue to sell throughout the centennial year at events throughout the community.
   Park Royal has offered us an opportunity to sell the books in the Mall during the fall and before Christmas. 
   We are calling on our members and other citizens to pledge support for our book. [8]  In doing so, if they donate over $100 their name will be published in the book as someone who has helped us to preserve in print the history of West Vancouver. 
   For those of you who are interested we have a form which more fully explains the book and which has a pledge form on the back.  You are invited to use them yourself and to promote the donations and later the sale of the book.  We are a registered Society and tax receipts will be issued for all donations.
   Any profit from the book will be given back to the community through grants to the Archives, the Library, and the Museum for preservation of the history of West Vancouver.
------- end of text supplied -------
{fyi, here's some add'l info:
+  Rupert Harrison was the M Clerk from the 1930s.
+  Simon Wade was discovered during an interview in Victoria.  The name was given to Jim Carter as someone who knew something about West Vancouver.  As they began to talk he realized that Simon was the grandson of Bert Taylor of Taylor Way.
+  My understanding is that their negotiations also stipulated WV residents be hired.
Still, buying all that land, the Upper Lands from Capilano River to Horseshoe Bay in early 1930s for $75K was a fantastic deal even then.}
Mayor: fantastic initiative
hope ev mbr of Ccl has donated
JC: some have
Mayor: we know who we are; have you a website?
JC: www.wvhs.ca
{7:11 }  contingent left
MOVED: THAT Council thank ... and wish best for book
8. 2010 Community Survey Presentation (File:  0270-03) PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
     RECOMMENDED: THAT Ccl receive ... and refer to the Finance Committee for further consideration
Mayor: introduce Julie Winram
DCAO: benchmark set some years ago so see trending
some new questions for the three-year survey
{7:12, delay in set-up; ppl leaving}
JW: ?
Mayor: go on?
problem with this in general or just this one
DCAO: just this one
[7:15]  JW: I apologize
you've been conducting ev 2, 3, 4 years since 1978
sev questions standard; recruit by phone, mail or online survey
1200 residents in fall
v gd; 71% 700+
accurate ~3%
west, central, upper, east
three questions about living in cmnty; place to raise a family, place to retire
88% quality   51% 42%
77% for family
69% retire
most of remainder somewhat good
2004 2007 2010
great maj across all
[7:18] satisfied with services of the District 51 v and 42 somewhat
central most positive
prop taxes, ans yes 8 and 10
7:19 re other Ms, on the high end
has softened over the last seven years, used to be XXX
age-wise gap 35 to 44 year olds
support increase in taxes 57% if nec to maintain or increase taxes
maintain -- 7:20
to maintain present services -- fluctuating over the years; 49% taxes
maintain and cut services if nec
more pop inc xxxxxx
inc taxes and more services
reduce 5%
gap occurring, growth rate of less than 1%
labour predicted to rise at 5%; gap $1.5M a year
top option is contracting out
three years ago 56%, add that caveat, almost 3/4 endorsement strong by public
new rev sources
gave example of bus shelters, now 65%
partnering -- has increased; 64% in favour
sponsorships -- half in for that
user fees, a third
privatizing, a third; if specified might get more opinion
some gauging of some services
top: lib fire parks and  -- over 9/10 satisfied or somewhat satisfied
cf 2004 see improvements, arts 84% to 94%???
envtal protection -- some success here
one a little softer, police down a touch
residents feeling certain levels shd be maintained
increase/decreasing -- youth transit roads protection
top priorities
most ppl happy where funded now; don't change it
if to improve, how?
user fees, reallocating
youth services -- tax inc and user fees
opps for savings, parks -- no changes, if not broken, don't change it: eight suggestions half said none
see graph
were residents aware of water and sewer infrastructure? aware 25%, 1/3 someone, 1/3 not aware
prefer a gradual approach to funding
two choices: start funding now in gradual way and spread increases over time or have steep increase later
8/10 want gradual pain
based on understanding the issue; got to have them understand
home-energy audit
consider? 40%; wd prior to reno or if subsidized or prior to buying 2/3
Strategic Plan
wch start to prioritize
not a huge appetite for any of them
envtal issues top of list 53%
help for youth and seniors [7:31] %
44% for ?
District Communications v well regarded, before it was consultation
23% v good, 54% somewhat good; compares well with other Ms
news media (non-District)

{GET THESE STATS; all info is in the report; pls see http://www.westvancouver.ca/uploadedFiles/Your_Government/Agendas_and_Minutes/2011/February/11feb07-8.PDF }

the website 27% just as pop as three yrs ago
Sop: Q 3; have trouble you're giving advice as well as asking questions
"not sustainable with zero increase"
how do you know? it's sustainable.
Mayor: we looked at that; was looked at by Ccl; any other questions?
Sop: no; motherhood and apple pie
Mayor: attitudes have shifted
[7:34] sponsorships {&&&}
credit to our cultural ... env ... bylaw
youth services gone up 10% -- Cmnty ctr
Planning Dept's rating higher??
wd like to address Police; fallen, but it's still 92%
give a lot of credit to police ofcrs
get ten to 20 thank-you letters at every bd mtg

{oh? if this is the case, they are not all in the bd mtg package, however there's absolutely no doubt we are v happy with our police force.}

rates ... losing ... haemorrhaging
Mar 7
WV one of lowest in country
attracted attention do expect that number to go back up
v interesting to me, Police Fire Roads, taxes; ppl accept
ppl are opening up to other ways to fund
also interested, somewhat less desirable for srs than families -- perhaps cost of housing
opp later re Ambleside
have allowed Ccl much better ... info to base ...
TP: give to Parks Master Plan WG; inform them
Ev: when you send it to
think there's glitch 35% accepting re hanging baskets
9. Community Climate Action Plan Update - Report Card (File:  0332 01/0117 20-CLMA )
     PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
   1. Ccl receive this report dated Jan 25 as the second update on the Cmnty Climate Action Plan.
   2. Ccl request staff to expand the report card system to track broader env'tal initiatives within the District.
   3. Council request that staff report back in six months on progress.
Steve Jenkins: credit to residents who participated not just Climate Action group
produced 19 recommendations, and report to Ccl; report card
first report in June 2010; document some work doing
put some letters beside our achievements
new report cards break up into five different sections
homes, buildings, and energy over 60%
work with BCIT; seal up homes
cmnty emissions; starting to get traction
explore alternative funding from financial institutions
strategic transportation plan
Spirit Trail
local food production -- well attended
strategic Mgmt
mtg in next month
reporting back in next report card
a report from me re waterfront
corporate inventory of GHG emissions
upcoming: Eagle Island project
insights into the challenges
aware of opps for retrofitting
working with SFU on benefits of retrofits; financing model
internal WG re broader initiatives; six months a short period of time to say what we've achieved
things going well along foreshore; head down and being noticed
invitation to speak on [US UN???] re Eagle Island initiative
ML: one was about biodiesel but you can't buy it in WV
SJ: under [copro?????]
Peter Coles 5% to 20%
ML: do we stock it up?
SJ: yes, we do
ML: sell?
Sokol: asked that; not xxx
heritage garage just around where you live sells it
Sop: got call today; wonder why sell; the family and siblings have to drive around
ask Cclr Smith in xxxx
Mayor: off the topic
Sop: can I xxxxx?
SJ: yes, you can
TP: great launching; good to see integrated; out of WG
looking at waste water and sewage
[7:49] what wd impact be if ev home in WV [had] a low-impact flush toilet?
SJ: good question for Mr Fung who has
RF: has a signif reduction xxx or 25-litre, 6-litre, even 4 1/2 litre
market is moving that way; you're not able to buy a 13 litre anymore; rebate prog; seeing shift in industry
TP: incentive still in WV?
RF: yes, in all three Ms; applies to new devt
simply replacing not against regulation to put in a hi toilet wch is why incentive still in place
hope incentives will make a bit of diff
TP: impact on their water bill as well
RF: no question
TP: upland issues on your report on p 6; and foreshore a bit later
complementing each other
SJ: able to do now, is a much more interdeptal approach
opps to xxx? in energy-saying opps
reefs with coils
opp to have ocean-based heating cooling for that area
possibly retrofitting some bldgs there
synergy with other groups
a lot of credit to Finance Dept; put all in same room notice other projs in proximity
storm sewer next to cmnty ctr, but can work together
a lot of credit bringing together
ML: last June we signed off re Bill 27
carbon neutrality by 2012 2050????? [7:54]
SJ: Climate Action charter signed in 2008; redundant our signing it two months after
interesting to see our gas consumption, big foot print - actually gone down
electricity use has gone up and gone up quite a bit
in BC hydroelectric v low, going down
cmnty not till prov does another audit. reporting on that next half of year
Ev: cd you tell public who to call?
I knew nothing about the toilet rebate prog
perhaps we shd have this info av regularly
SJ: livesmart.ca for prov audit
we have a link under westvancouver/environment -- live link
Mr Fung can tell you where to get info
RF: on District website, and a sp brochure off the rack here
put some reminders for our utilities brochure, so reporting again
{Steve Jenkins continues in spotlight.....}
10. Foreshore Protection Strategy Update (File:  0332-04-01)
                PowerPoint presentation to be provided.
   1. The report dated Jan 28 from the Mgr of Sustainability and Healthy Communities be received.
2. Ccl request staff, in consultation with the Shoreline Preservation Society, WV Streamkeeper
Society, and senior regulatory agencies, to complete a [three-]year plan update to the existing Foreshore Protection Plan reflecting the integrated nature of the current works.
   3. Council request staff to report on progress of foreshore works bi-annually.
Mayor: are you continuing with No 10
SJ: yes.
work started in 2005 from report from EAC, specifically Adrian Rowlands

{really impressive; possibly the best cmte report I've seen since I was elected in 1988, and after having kept watch since.
I found this presentation fascinating.
Remarkable work/restoration as a result of that Engg Adv Cmte report/recommendations.The slides are like snorkelling -- and along our own shoreline!}

Cclr Sop and Mayor xxx
made a huge difference
Shoreline Preservation Society formed out of the EAC report
projects, habitat change, letting nature do the heavy lifting
Objectives of Work
one of the keys is understanding how processes work
my crude [map]
brings a lot of that material, lost to deep water
material moves west to east; that's where engg principles came from
did work in the intertidal zone.
["BEFORE" SLIDE] during construction slide -- ppl more understanding of what we're doing
before when test around Navvy Jack point 200 calls about a barge going along
here's the bridge at Lawson Creek; move to east, accretion; AFTER SLIDE
rocks -- colonized; barnacles to mussels now to rock weed and xxx
my forestry background, see that xxx
this let bull kelp, HERON;  amazing to watch growth take over
subtidal work [slides???]
This is what's happening underwater --
reefs -- starfish; see brown line; sea cucumbers not minding much
junior halibut there [SLIDE]
careful not to create habitat sinks
in US will get juveniles; not having successful spawning
absolutely amazing -- changes underwater
inventory of shellfish off Amb pier so will try to get figs
learning from our successes
get off the seawall
trying to attack source of energy
remove volume; waves; rocks off shore making a diff
Parks Dept did great job trail from xxx -- so proud; took ppl down how long two years? no two weeks
storm in Dec, got on it, credit to Parks
not only are we learning, so are the private ppl (residents); they
foot of 27th; a number of nbrs have cooperated, tore out xxx
restoring this; really encouraging
out at HBay where we worked with ferries re wave energy from boats; seems to be holding together
engg and habitat side
What is next?
challenges re protection of seawalk xxx 25th to 22nd
spend majority of $100K budget spend xxx [8:09]
doing some work to mitigate
in past small structures, this will be big; confident response to what we've done
reef at 22nd  and Amb?
opp to extract energy
working with Engg Dept at foot of 22nd
maybe be able to tie in with Aq Ctre and xxxxx
Profiling the work (SLIDE)
working with the Communications Dept; Colin Hibberd
will come a graphic with pictures
notice AmbNOW, hope ppl will surf the site
far right, beach access signs
make sure ppl know public access -- these signs will be installed xxx; more to come
been working on this for six years, thank my boss Mr McR and B Leigh; xxx
spoke at Qualicum Beach
how do you get away with it, really good staff
Mayor: one mbr of public wishing to speak; strong supporter, Hugh Hamilton
HH: a mbr of Streamkeepers but representing the board xxx
down to foreshore
we have to watch some of the diversions
high flows, and low flows, how much gravel and sand down to beaches
sand coming down has built up that beach
allowed smelt to come in
we as Streamkeepers are v close to the Shoreline Pres Society
want all of these creeks and outflows to bring in salmon
they actually spawned this year above the Legion
wd like to see the others xxx [8:15]
able to have salmon but the brading doesn't allow them to get up except at high tide
we support ...
any help we can give to District and DFO; we'll do
McD and Rodgers move ahead
already seen this year, with rocks put in
Rodgers, with rocks put in this year already effect
huge potential to get more salmon up our creeks
Mayor: thank you to Mr Rowlands who did the initial study
to becoming the waterfront
[8:16] taking a holistic view .... and foreshore
ML: before I make .....
I think Mr Jenkins you're being modest; how many?
SJ: all staff; work together
ML: it's just you!
reality is you went and got the stuff for free
results amazing
want personally to thank you; admire what you've been able to accomplish
{8:18; yes, agreed; really impressive, as well as the over $100K from residents for work they did or funded themselves under direction.}
Ev: echo comments; 37km of waterfront?
SJ: 18 miles
TP: have you been able to document the changes?
SJ: some west of Lawson...
250 truckloads deposited on beach rather than loss
talking to a Streamkeeper today, asking about where xxx...
have a baseline to work from
TP: planning any signage?
SJ: at road ends; will work with Parks for more of a branding effort
TP: this is so fabulous -- inspire and lead by example
incredible in our qualify of life; thank you and others
SJ: really is team effort
[NAME,] volunteers, I'm little in the middle, more coordinator
team, including Ccl letting us do it
Sop: firstly, the way; Rowlands report presented without charge
Shoreline; some initiatives and our own
don't know about a pay raise, but
Mayor: Lewis
Sop: ...  $1.4M $180K list
residents cared enough; tremendous
one of a kind -- and hope you'll stay in spite of the fact you don't get a raise
SJ: thought you were in favour of zero per cent!
11. Non-Owner Occupied Secondary Suites - Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4672, 2011 and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4673, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4672/4673)
Mayor: move one at a time.
Sop moved:
1.  Zoning Bylaw Amendment as attached to the report from the Dir/Planning, Lands and dated Jan 24 be read a first time;
then moved:
2.  Zoning Bylaw Amendment be presented at a PH on Mon Feb 21 at 7pm
3.  The M Clerk be directed to give Statutory Notice re the PH
4.  Fees and Charges Bylaw as attached to the report be read a first time; and
5.  Further consideration of Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw take place concurrent with Zoning Amendment Bylaw.
Mayor: debate follows; PH; ccl will debate at second reading
12. Ambleside Revitalization Commission Bylaw No. 4674, 2011 (File:  1610 20 4674)
                   RECOMMENDED:  read a first, second, and third time.
Mayor: last mtg [presentation re AmblesideNOW]
first establishing the Amb Revit Commission; volunteers in the Cmnty; up for debate, but this is step one
MS: ev in cmnty recognizes Amb needs help; biz struggling
clearly a need for housing and ofc space and recreational opps in Amb
revit obviously applies; that area has lost its focus; first step trying to get it back
TP: Commission a critical piece but ultimately will be Ccl's decision
ML: maybe mention public mtg
Mayor: Feb 15 in gym at Cmnty Ctr; presentation at 7:30
help us be successful in public engagement process
up to June hope decision about the big
13. Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Permit Application for 1650 Marine Drive (Safeway site) (File:  1010-20-10-061)
Mayor: presentation; will applicant as well?
{re public and public involvement/engagement, thought bubble: how and when was the choice made re this applicant -- delete if owner}
Geri Boyle: yes
Safeway site, 1.4 acres one single lot; proposing a commercial/res
164Ksf above grade and 43Ksf below grade; food store, not just parking
pretty exciting and efficient way; parking in excess [of required]
two options presented to District; 2.1FSR
15-storey tower and ten-storey
OCP supports revitalization; wd bring ppl into Amb
OCP goes further, densities and over four storeys
we have to examine impact on views, etc., and xxxx
[8:32] ideal time to review
see how public views this type of devt; seeking direction to engage public
tentatively Thursday Mar 10 in Srs' Ctr
take to Design Rev Cmte
like to see it go to the ABA, and any other, Ccl wd like.

{residents! ratepayers!  This screams the blinkered approach of the Planning Dept.  Of course it has to go to the Amb Biz Assn, but why leave out the residents???  Ccl may refer as I'm sure they ill after being reminded but why isn't the procedure to include residents right from the beginning?  ABA had a presentation by the applicants a couple of weeks ago!
Over and over so many instances of the devprs, the biz interests/owners on the inside knowing and manoeuvring sometimes long before residents even get a sniff.}

don't think 100m wd be adequate
but notice wider area [as shown on slide]
we know we're already receiving enquiries as to what it's going to do to their views
the applicant will speak to more of the devt.
[8:34] J Hancock [?]: few without lane
concept of 10 Option B 15; differences are subtle; shorter tower has density built up in base
differences subtle: both same 297Ksf; base was 130Ksf; 60K sf of lift -- public benefits and amenities
some add'l public parking; to 186 spaces depending on wch; parking part of the public benefit
large open plaza with corner tower at 17th and Marine; available for public uses
SW corner, elevated plaza, perhaps associated with a restaurant
taller scheme more open, permeable, can see into from courtyard
in process of doing a detailed model so can do a view analysis
have done some prelim modelling
more sophisticated model will be av for the public hearing
can go to anyone's house to show
tower location has been studied to death; concluded in the end SE corner 17th and Bellevue
100 wide ceremonial street of 17th

{"studied to death" by whom? not by residents or ratepayer groups; you know, the ones who pay the bills}

project conforms to most of the OCP principles
ofc on level two; all parking underground
traffic studies been submitted to staff for review
legal status?
before turning over to Chris
as a long-term resident of WV, v proud to be part of the process
slide of taller, and smaller (wch has a bulkier base)
here's view from 16th and MDr -- sorry, backwards -- this is 17th Ave side
didn't get view I wanted but it's in the book
turn it over to Chris
Chris Phillips: landscape architect
worked on X years ago
importance can't be underestimated; 14th to 18th vibrant core
improving 17th St -- always been envisioned, city hall to waterfront
[SLIDES 8:41]
civic street -- widened sidewalks, squares and plazas along the way, xxxxx
Jim Hancock has explained the diffs between A and B
Option A a more open civic sq
        public courtyard; xxx more public activities
Option B, less public space on corner of MDr but both imp 17th St
think city's ambitions, closed for public events, gives opp for eastern xxxx
sidewalk cafes
large central courtyard, centre of where they wd live
Option A -- SLIDES
JH: the xx I was looking for is here
SLIDE showing glass cube; the underground foodstore
allows you to enter at [Marine???] also allows entry to lower floor
back of racks not that pleasant
flush with Bellevue elevation; about a ten-ft drop
Mayor: questions?
Ev: wrt Uplift and Cmnty Benefit
on p 2 ? question re lift in land value; can you elaborate on that?

{Glad you asked, Ev; they often play coy or leave this to the end. Wonder wch for this one}

GB: we know CBs play a certain role on these applications; often later
look at not just sqftage but how much is that worth
can be a lengthy process

{so there we have it; all signs point to coy for now.}

know Ccl
Burgess Cawley Sullivan ?
not an appraisal per se but variation in land value
can bring that back

{better bring it back! and soon.}

Maggie Pappas: might just throw this in
never looked better; congratulations on having such a brilliant staff
{?! sharp breath intake in chamber -- not that we don't think there are good staff}
wd like to read into the record, letter from Ch of Commerce re this
benefits: xxx
[thus read letter]
300 new residents, etc, xxx
Sop: DCC charges are there for both Option A and B
find it odd we have a policy wrt Uplift; know some comes back to cmnty
congrats parking, paid for/taxpayers xxx
Uplift, we're talking money
that has to be presented to us sooner rather than later; density question

{yup, yup, yup!}

Mayor: do you have a question?
Sop: see notification are only up to Esquimalt
in this day and age, a signif
only a block on ether side?  this affects the whole cmnty -- entire!
[8:52] days are over
we've got nothing to do with a circle, block on either side
Mayor: not a question but a good point
TP moved:
1. Staff consult with WV owners and occupiers, the Design Review Committee and Ambleside Business Association on the development proposal for land at 1650 Marine Drive between 16th and 17th Streets, known as the Safeway site;
er uh, broader? I can leave to No 2
TP moved:
2. Community consultation be initiated with a public meeting in early March 2011 and include direct notification to owners and occupiers of lands shown in Appendix D, notice of the meeting in North Shore newspapers and notice on the District website;
Mayor: can maybe expand the notification area
Sop: let it be right open
Mayor: well this is direct -- natural catchment
Sop: doesn't have to spend a ton; just be open
ML: assume on website, in Tidings; presumably word will get out
Sokol: notification area in Appendix D is signif wider; those are required
in Tidings, etc; expense of mailing, District pays
Sop: find it costly and unnec
when we have AmbNOW and exposure; put it on the Web and get it out that way
Mayor: that's a given; are you satisfied
Sop: from waterfront to mountaintop, from Cap to
Mayor: I think the intent is that the ppl in the area well-informed
for myself, I'd make it a bit more road; ppl expect to be informed; no problem expanding to comm area of Amb
Sop: xxxx
Mayor: want  xxx
GB: it's an invitation letter to attend
on website, on Calendar; can expand to all of Amb and apt area to east; one to line of apt area
Mayor: hard to xxx; wch area?
Sop: up past Fulton; 5 - 7K ppl who live in the area
Mayor: to be bounded on the east by 13th, nor Fulton W by 19th?
Ev: I doubt there are many ppl, this time in the meeting don't know about this now
Mayor: are you moving that amendment?
Sop: assuming from this, news will spread
Mayor: on the amendment, expanding the boundaries
MS: this is turning into a farce; agree with Ev, know
will be a sign on the building xxx
[9:01] policy and procedures, anything over that a total waste of time
CARRIED with Smith opposed (amendment and motion)
and TP moved:
3. Following the cmnty consultation on the devt proposal for the land at 1650 Marine, staff report back to Ccl on the comments provided by the cmnty and provide a complete review of the devt proposal.
Ev: net increase of X vehicles 9:02
traffic mgmt seems to be weak 16th and Bellevue and 17th Bellevue; shd be a better
GB: when we report back; applicant has provided a traffic study
will make sure takes into account your comments
Mayor: comment?
Sop: allow Safeway to be central -- they go to bank and xxx, and xxx
assume with ...
shopping around the outside; wonderful add'n
don't see any diff from what we have now
14. Update on Housing Pilot Program (File: 2515-02)
Steve Mikicich: no built prototype yet, lessons learned in the report
1601 1603 Hycroft Rd, presented as a downsizing opp
learning, once underway, number of showstoppers; slope, servicing
upfront costs of consulting without assurance of approval
dialogue over privacy, came to impasse
staggered approvals; project was withdrawn in 2010
second project 2614 Ottawa
{the only one on M-owned prop so if going through, we pay, but we get the money from the sale}
sev mtgs..... initial gen support; draft nbrhd context
nbrs starting to identify character of
learned five key lessons:
= require greater clarify focus
public has associated with coach houses so staff, exploration of coach houses for 2011
= how -- staff recommend waiving of applic fees
= internal obstacles to overcome; been difficult to step outside procedures

{Pls forgive my singing the same refrain again.
why is it taking so long for Ccl (to have a policy AND to ensure followed) and staff to get the msg that RESIDENTS COME FIRST!!!
I said it earlier re AmbNOW etc, but in this case -- and I attended many of the housing pilot WG mtgs -- when they discussed the original 17 applications, I made two suggestions.
FIRST: decide wch housing types desired to test or have as a pilot project (IOW Ccl/M shd hv a plan as to wch deemed most needed -- coach houses, lane houses, or whatever).
SECOND: put that out to the ratepayer/nbrhd groups/areas and ask who wd like to have one in their midst as an experiment, a "pilot project".  That way you've already got nbrhd approval before embarking, and avoids doing a lot of work only to find after the time and effort it gets rejected.  Such a waste.
[Although my comments not in the WG's notes, I did make those comments one time when the item was on the ccl agenda.]
The answer at the WG mtg was that they were already selecting from the 17 proposals received by owners/developers so cdn't do that.
As it turned out almost all the proposals collapsed b/c of nbrhd rejection or learning they had to pay for servicing of the lot (well, shd other taxpayers pay?).
RESULT: after so much good sincere effort and time, virtually for naught.  Sad.  Some things were learned however, so let's see how it will go now.
At least they've decided to have projects only on land M already owns.  Then all cost ours and guess they hope money will be made when sold......
So, where is this going???}

= need to ensure meaningful public consultation; immediate nbrs
= stronger link xxx
...  other policy issues
Mayor: any questions?
ML: last slide; one of the lessons
how do you not
seems like you're going to be down to the same cycle
without the definition of nbrhd character, apply it to a nbrhd
not sure how we cd possibly be considering waiving fees and xxx
if next to Panz putting in...
we're advancing something and not clear addresses the five lessons
Mayor: and I think you're right
Sop: question the comment
wrt alternate forms
never quite gathered rental or stratification
house with a lane house; benefit the immediate family
seen sideways; expectations of nbrs
triplex stratification; view
have to be certain what we're xxxx
the two projects, there were some problems
SM: there's no preconceived idea if rental or xxx
proposed as a detached rental suite
wrt to xxx; shd they be rental only, NV: city-wide, Vanc; sec ste stratified????
the one before us now is a rental coach house
Sop: house was developed two houses, two garages
done under bylaw so why do we need this?
quite an impressive bldg, smaller than the one next
SM: presume house built with a sec ste
2614 Ottawa, has a modest cottage, doesn't contain a suite
retaining the 80-yr-old character of that lot
suite is not attached so does require approval
Ev: on p117 of our binder, Appendix C, follow on from Cclr Sop
cd you explain 2614 Ottawa, devp by Variance Permit -- why go through this?
Sokol: ... assumes xxx
if that devt does not get approved
[9:17]  Mayor: a lot of questions Ccl has; a lot I have myself
might it be worthwhile putting our questions on the floor and returning it to Ccl; rather do that than be all over the map
You can put motion on floor and see; may prefer to refer to staff
Ev: certainly
Mayor: putting motion on floor?
Ev: well--
Mayor: --as printed
Ev: I was speaking to your referral
Mayor : the
Ev: p99; mixed msg here, relates to no 3, District-owned lands
don't find it clear what Ccl's intention is
don't see how tying to 2614 Ottawa
whole idea of pilot prog
have at least two projs and two backing up; one of the two, 1115 Keith; thinks cd go
I need more info
Ev: yes
MS: xxx [9:20]
all due respect xxx; death to Variance... [instead]
{briefly, frankly, he just wants to kill this thing and put it out of its misery; well reported in NSN}
project ...  character ...  cmnty wants
needs to be done; countless hours on this pilot proj
and xxx
Mayor: knew you were going to say that
TP: I wd like more clarity and focus
confused Ottawa Ave and DVP; haven't got it figured out xxx
wd like staff to look at it
Mayor: I'm in
Sop: how we cd best end difficulty for citizens
xxx when we're capable of
meet all the demands
alternates and view them; think we shd take initiative
Mayor: speak to referral
Cclr Smith, ... lost strength of the WG
totally agree with you Cclr Lewis -- we actually amended the OCP.....
we've got an obligation to
another public policy re DVP
.... focus ... think we can do a better job of bringing this forward
Sokol: I'm not clear what we have to report back on
Mayor: sit down and ...
this report has not helped Ccl to xxx
CAO: you and I have talked; talk about nbrhd character to move this faster
Mayor: just call on referral
1. Implementation of the Housing Pilot Program be continued as a 2012 Milestone in the Corporate Balanced Scorecard, to provide a more realistic time-line for realizing a built housing prototype(s), and for engaging the public in this program;
2. 'Pilot Projects' selected by Council be exempted from:
a. payment of application fees for municipal development applications that may be required for project implementation; and
b. for projects requiring rezoning, the expectation of a public amenity contribution.
  {NO to 2 a and b!}
3. District-owned lands proposed for disposition be considered as the next housing pilot project site(s);
4. Should Council not approve the use of District-owned lands for this purpose, that a new proposal call be issued for the next pilot project(s), with a focus on the examination of 'coach houses' as a potential infill housing form; and
5. No new working group be established at this time, given ongoing implementation of the Housing Pilot Program by staff, including a program of public engagement.
REFERRED  [9:21]
15. [Five-]Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 4671, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4671)
16.1 Appointments to Design Review Committee (File:  0116-20-DRC)
Appointments and reappointments for the term ending Jan 31, 2012 approved:  
Tom Bunting, Stuart Hood, Eric Lees, Donal O'Callaghan, Karl Ray, Michael Richardson, Duane Siegrist, Kim Smith
16.2 Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-053 (2667 Haywood Avenue) (to set date for consideration) (File:  1010-20-10-053)
RECOMMENDED: THAT the M Clerk give notice that the DVP to allow a new two-storey dwelling with basement and a secondary suite to be constructed, will be considered on Mon Mar 7, 2011.
16.3 Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda)
January 17 - 21
2)  Two Submissions, P. Whittaker, January 12, 2011, regarding Proposed Property Tax Increases and Population and Needs of West Vancouver (Referred to Director of Financial Services for consideration and response)
{for no tax rate increase}
Received for Information
(3)  Five Submissions regarding Proposed 2011 Budget, dated January 6-20, 2011
{again, all for no tax rate increase; note one, the Climate Acton WG urge its progs be funded without mentioning tax rates}
January 24 - 28
Referred for Action
(1) Stonethro BCS 1593 Strata Corp Ccl, Jan 21, regarding Gordon Ave Loose Gravel Nuisance
        (Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)
Mayor: I'd like to remove 16.3.1 b/c mbr of public wishing to comment on that
loose gravel; Paul Scott wishing to speak and rather than wait to Question Period
Paul Scott: thank you; for opp for public POV
2133 Gordon Ave; some ill-considered construction within your power to correct.
xxxx; car parks fully paved; created a hazard; daily obstacle course
District has to sweep more often; much of the stone is in the M dump ... xxx
contradicts District Policy; believe District staff wd welcome opp to right/correct
[9:30]  Mayor: as you are aware, Ccl voted to reduce capital budget
good want to restore; may be able to do
what wd be really helpful to have a report back from Mr Fung and Brent Dozzi
RF: detailed design for 21st being finalized right now so staff will be able to finalize cost
Mayor: how soon that report?
RF: within month
Mayor: otherwise Ccl will have to vote
Sop: is it not our intentions ... not to pave whole cmnty?
maybe netting over as at Gleneagles; allows water to .... through
suddenly we're going to go back and pave?
RF: wrt asphalt paving; gravel permeable; pullouts on the north side; permeable pavers
shd we have sufficient budget
tennis courts
not asphalt, permeable pavers

Received for Information
(4) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes: Board of Variance, November 24, 2010; West Vancouver Memorial Library Board, December 8, 2010; and Design Review Committee, December 9, 2010
{minutes in wch the Ccl liaison told the Lib Bd wrt the 2.35% tax rate increase that input was about 50-50!!!  Not true!!!}
(5) Three Submissions regarding Proposed 2011 Budget, dated January 17-24, 2011
{yet again, not wanting a tax rate increase! one even suggesting where to cut unnec work such as sidewalks, and another about the WRA mtg (wch I did not attend) portraying concerns residents re taxes/wages by C Parker.}
(6) Heritage BC, January 17, 2011, regarding Heritage Week 2011: February 21-27
{and I'm madly planning WV's activities during the week; call 922 4400 to participate}
(7) Metro Vancouver, January 19, 2011, regarding Submission of Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw for Acceptance by Affected Local Governments
(8) West Vancouver Memorial Library Board and West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation, January 24, 2011, regarding Submission for Council Meeting (Summary of Findings for Council regarding Library Expenditures)
{knock me over with a feather! -- why not put that behind them and go forward?  why make more inaccurate/misleading statements that are provably untrue so they have to be corrected?  We all in WV love the Library -- that is not the point here.  Few look into financial management, of any DWV dept.....
Incredibly, they admit the purchase after denying it and now say it's not custom furniture when the speaker had the proof.  Also, outrageously they claim unable to reach the citizen who made the presentation, query the CRA info when they themselves provided the info to CRA, and, instead of speaking about donations vs overhead, change donations to investment income and coffee shop sales.....
'Tis to weep.
Now I await the undoubtedly expected response with clarifications/corrections..... }
(9) North Shore Arts Advocacy Group (NSAAG), January 24, 2011, regarding Correspondence from NSAAG
(10)  British Properties Area Homeowners Assn, Jan 24, re Proposed Rogers Communication Tower
(11)  Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), Jan 24, re UBCM Membership
17.  Other Items.  -- none
[17.1 added]
Mayor: 17.1
MS: this is a letter about dogs; running loose; on seawall
time we hire a full-time person to enforce the bylaws; ppl complaining re dog droppings
I observed a man walking pit bull along the seawalk, and some ladies[saw] turned around walked back
summoned up courage [to say shd be on other side of fence]
he answered: I can't put it on the other side, it'll kill all the other dogs.
self-financing [enforcement?]
prob with dogs; 50% of ppl who use Amb and seawall aren't from WV
Wed to Sun, bylaw ofcr, so ppl see we're trying to
three times a week in four years, xxx
proposed we hire full-time xxx; on a six-month trial; how much cost, net of the tix
CAO: certainly can come back with a report
either an add'l staff or reallocating; will come back and try to address that
ML: that specific letter
jurisdiction re Spirit Trail; was that not xxx?
Sokol: on Sq Nation land, restricted
TP: wanted to bring up success we've had with park rangers; manage that on a daily?/yearly? basis
good suggestion
Sop: by 2012 to Lonsdale Quay
Sq Lands, they're going to have to do something; serious
stop at the dog wash, native land to Lonsdale Q
if dog run amok; how with no law governing as to how solve itself?
Mayor: motion or just request our CAO?
AM: we have two part-time staff
summer; they do educate; fabulous
Mayor: not year-round; have had, successful, lot of informing, now enforcing
look forward to report back
18.  Reports from Mayor/Cclrs
MS: last mtg WVCCSS [passed] up to $20K for projector
open up
Mayor: on anniversary of Olympics
MS: report on xxx
asked our alternate, Cclr Sop attend, and anyone else
fruitful report
got a mtg with Mr Dorsey [?]
think he'll come up with a report we'll be pleased with
Sop: your good work and.....
Ansell Place; learn what Hwys Dept will do wrt noise abatement
fingers crossed will work; their hopes are
they get up at 4am, can't sleep
TP: re Parks Public Forum
what they do; challenges and opportunities; streams to old growth to dogs to mtn bikers
congratulation to the WG mbrs
Mayor: fashion show at Troll's
modelling [Cclr Panz and me] -- priceless
good for the HBay Biz Assn
19.  Public Questions/Comments [~9:45]
CR: thank you
that was a great public input mtg of the Parks Master Plan [WG], Cclr Panz; thank you

{Heritage West Van was included and HWV's presentation is on the website www.heritage.westvan.org
The display at the Library is at the entrance to the west wing.  Besides the poster I gave them, they've put out books about WV -- v interesting -- am sure most will be surprised how many there are!}

but the reason I'm here is to let you all know that Heritage Week is coming up from Feb 21st to 27th, and I'm madly working on the plans.  We'll have things up soon, but I've already mounted the poster for this year
{holds it up}
the theme is A Century of Conservation, Parks and Cultural Landscapes, and I've already put a dry-mounted poster at the Library, and there'll be some information there
so I hope that you'll all take part
there's a panel on the Wednesday night with varying [shd hv said: various] groups, in fact including the Historical Society, showing that...
{WVHS had some display panels there}
and then there's Heritage Fayre on Saturday the 26th that many groups can have their information out, and I'm still waiting for confirmation on...
there's always been a snowshoe [tour] but I haven't been able to get in touch with the right person, they've changed staff b/c of the Olympics or whatever, so I'm hoping that will be there
{yup; the snowshoe and burger event is on Sunday}
There are some restaurants who are also participating, so they'll all have special things for you
so I want to invite you all -- Heritage Week Feb 21st to 27th
Sop: where at, Carolanne?  where's the Fayre?
CR: Oh, it's at Park Royal, I'm sorry.  Saturday the 26th, PkR
Mayor: thank you
CR: north
Sop: north Pk Royal
Mayor: thank you
CR: I'll give one to you too; so I've given one to the Library ... but I doubt/don't know if you want to hang it out there or some other place... I'll talk to you later
Mayor: thank you
20. Adjournment [~9:50?]
{After the ccl mtg, the Mayor suggested more wd see the poster at the Cmnty Ctr rather than the M Hall lobby; agreed, so took the poster to the CCtre.  Flyers are there too; and some distributed at various places.  Will attach copy at the end of this WVM.}

===  CCL MTG AGENDA February 21st  ===
Note: At 6pm the regular Council Meeting will commence in open session in the MFCR and will be immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public in order to hold a closed session,...
6:00 PM
RECOMMENDED: THAT in the public interest, members of the public be excluded from part of the February 21, 2011 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:
1.  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;
(d) the security of the property of the municipality;
(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the municipality;
(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and
(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.
(At 7pm the PH regarding the Zoning Amendment Bylaw will be held. The open session of the Ccl Mtg will be reconvened immediately following the PH.)
Following conclusion of the PH, the following items will be considered:
7:00 PM
Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4672, 2011 (File:  1610-20-4662/4672)
The Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits will describe the proposed amendment Bylaw.
Applicant: The District of West Vancouver
Subject Lands: The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment would apply to lands within most Single Family Dwelling and Duplex Dwelling Zones, Multiple Dwelling Zone 4 and 5, Public Assembly Zone 2 (Places of Worship), and Comprehensive Development Zones: CD3 (Rodgers Creek), CD4 (6520 and 6540 Marine Drive), CD10 (Folkestone Way), CD41 (Garrow Bay), and CD42 (Telegraph Hill), which are located throughout the municipality.
Purpose: The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is to permit secondary suites in non-owner occupied homes.
The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment would replace Section 130.05(1)(d), "Secondary Suites" with the following:
d) the registered owner of the lot must occupy, as his/her principal place of residence, either the Principal Dwelling Unit or the Secondary
Suite, or alternatively must:
i) identify a property manager with an address within the District of WV or within the City or District of NV to manage tenancies of the Principal Dwelling Unit and the Secondary Suite;
ii) authorize the property manager to deal with the complaints of neighbours or the District arising from the occupancy of the Principal Dwelling Unit or Secondary Suite including the parking of motor vehicles by the occupants; and
iii) provide to the District the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of the property manager, and provide written authorization to the District to contact the property manager in the event of such complaints.
Additionally, an amendment to Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005 is proposed to establish an annual licence fee of $450.00 for secondary suites in non-owner occupied homes. While not required as part of the public hearing process, all persons who wish to provide comment on proposed Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4673, 2011 will be given an opportunity to be heard and to provide written submissions on the proposed amendment bylaw at the Public Hearing for proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4672, 2011.
3. PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE -- Mayor Goldsmith-Jones will describe the procedure
1) Reports received up to February 17, 2011:
Non-Owner Occupied Secondary Suites - Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4672, 2011 and Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 4414, 2005, Amendment Bylaw No. 4673, 2011 /
       January 24, 2011  /  February 7, 2011 /  February 21, 2011  /  R-1
2) Written submissions received up to February 17, 2011:
T. and D. Sullivan  /  February 16, 2011  /  February 21, 2011  /  C-1
On February 7, 2011, Council set the date for the Public Hearing. The statutory notice of Public Hearing was published in the North Shore News on February 13 and February 16, 2011. The Municipal Clerk will note written submissions received for the February 21, 2011 Public Hearing.
If there is no further public input and Council does not request a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED: ...be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.
If Council requests a further staff report, then: RECOMMENDED:
THAT staff report back to Council and that the Public Hearing be adjourned to ____________________.
Members of Council are not permitted to receive further submissions once the PH is closed.

6.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES  --  February 7, 2011 Regular Council Meeting.
7. A. Pottinger, Director, WV Chamber of Commerce, regarding 2010 Annual Report and Appreciation of District Support and Assistance regarding Climate Smart Program (File:  0055-20-WVCC1)
        Presentation to be provided.   RECOMMENDED:  THAT Council thank ...
8. Development Variance Permit Application No. 10-055 (2317 Haywood Avenue) (File:  1010 20 10-055)
At the Jan 24 reg mtg Ccl received the report dated Jan 12 from Planning, Lands, and Permits
Reports received up to February 17, 2011:
        G. Boyle and J. Allan  /  January 12, 2011  /  January 24, 2011
J. Allan  /  February 10, 2011  /  February 21, 2011
Written Submissions received up to February 17, 2011:
        E. Jones & S. Ordonez  /  February 9, 2011  /  February 21, 2011
RECOMMENDED:  THAT all written and verbal submissions be received for information.
If Council wishes a further staff report, then:
RECOMMENDED:  THAT staff report back to Council regarding submissions
THAT subject to additional comments or concerns being raised on the project at the Council meeting, staff recommends that the updated proposed DVP for 2317 Haywood attached to the report dated February 10 be approved.
             --> why doesn't it say what the variances are, or at least the main ones?
9. Parks Master Plan Working Group Interim Report (File:  0117-20-PMP1)
        PowerPoint presentation to be provided.  RECOMMENDED: be received for information.
10. Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (File:  0185-01)
1. Council receive the new MetroV Regional Growth Strategy entitled Metro Vancouver 2040 - Shaping our Future (Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1136, 2010); and
2. Council request clarification from Metro Vancouver regarding how the urban containment boundary concept applies to West Vancouver.
11. Endowment Fund Summary (File:  1610-20-4642/0910-11)
the report titled "Endowment Fund Summary" be received for information and as the basis for discussion on the future potential uses of the EF as well as a review and determination of the Threshold Value of the EF.
12. Certification of Elector Approval - Alternative Approval Processes - Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities' Proposal for Development at 22nd and Marine Drive (File:  1640-20-11-001)
1. The report dated February 14, 2011 from the Manager of Legislative Services regarding Certification of Elector Approval - Alternative Approval Processes - Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities' Proposal for Development at 22nd and Marine Drive, relative to Removal of Park Dedication of John Richardson Park and Contingent Liabilities of Lease for Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities Inc. be received; and
2. Staff be authorized to proceed with the next steps in the review process for the Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities' Proposal for Development at the Northwest Corner of Marine Drive and 22nd Street.
13. Ambleside Revitalization Commission Bylaw No. 4674, 2011 (File:  1610 20 4674)
14. Consent Agenda Items
14.1. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda)
January 31 - February 4, 2011
Referred for Action
(1) Hon. B. Penner, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, January 10, 2011, regarding First Nations Industrial and Commercial Development Act (FNCIDA)
        (Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)
(2) Strata Corporation of Esker Lane - Strata Plan LMS 2681, January 27, 2011, regarding Proposed Elliott Commons Property Development at Mathers Avenue and Third Street, West Vancouver, BC          
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)
(3) CommunitySocialServicesMatter.ca, February 3, 2011, regarding Request for Proclamation of March as Community Social Services Awareness Month
        (Referred to Municipal Clerk for response)
Received for Information
(4) Hon. R. Nicholson, Min of Justice/Attorney General of Canada, Jan 20, re Protection of Public Transit Operators
(5) M. Atkinson, Jan 28, Appreciation for Endorsement of the Wild Salmon as the Official Provincial Fish
(6) L. Jackson, Chair, MetroV Board, January 28, regarding Global Cities Covenant on Climate - "Mexico City Pact"
(7) D. Close, January 31, 2011, regarding Savings to consider for 2011 (WV Garbage Pickup)
(8) Union of BC Municipalities, February 1, 2011, regarding Policy Proposal on British Columbia's Proposed Water Sustainability Act: Deadline for Comments Extended
(9) T. Kaye, CKNW AM 980, February 2, 2011, regarding Appreciation for Support and Commitment to a Bully-Free Life (Bullying Stops Here - Pink Shirt Day) and Request for Mayor to Record Live Liner for On-air CKNW
(10) February 2, 2011, regarding Multipurpose Trail
(11) Multifaith Action Society, Feb 3, re Having Faith in People: Govt and Faith Organizations Partnering for Progress
February 7 -11, 2011
Referred for Action
(1) P. Scholefield, February 1, 2011, regarding Tennis Practice Wall at Ambleside Park
        (Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)
(2) A. Denk for T. Michaud and Family, February 1, regarding Cypress (Cypress Mountain Property)
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)
(3) B. McArthur, Feb 7, re WV's Upper Lands and Comments on Draft Metro Regional Growth Strategy (RGS)
        (Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)
Received for Information
(4) January 20, 2011, regarding Power Outages
(5) Union of BC Municipalities, February 2, 2011, regarding Diking Authorities for New Dikes
(6) UBCM, February 3, 2011, regarding RCMP Contract Renewal - Update on Negotiations
(7) Cdn Union of Public Employees BC Division, Feb 2, re Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
(8) C. Reynolds, February 4, regarding Budget 2011 Remarks (Transcript with Comments)
(9) District of North Vancouver (DNV), February 8, 2011, regarding Letter to the Editor (North Shore News) from DNV Chief Administrative Officer D. Stuart regarding the Bicycle Master Plan
(10) Vancouver Coastal Health, February 7, regarding 2011 Advancing Urban Agriculture Grant Opportunity
15.  OTHER ITEMS -- None .
Subject:  Lioness shows trust in man with her newborn cubs. [VIDEO]
        Speaking of Cats...! This is remarkable.  Talk about trust... http://www.wimp.com/lionesstrust/
===  PLANETWATCH  === BBC Human Planet
Exceptional shots of humans in unusual parts of the planet -- must see...Beautiful!
===  MUSICWATCH  ===     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEdXagVh-Rs
        Intriguing: Akira Miyagawa's Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Mambo No.5 Combination
SCI-FI???  Exceptional -- about glass in our future will leave you gasping...
===  WOMENWATCH  ===
                Legal age for marriage in Tunisia? 18  Legal age in Saudi Arabia? 8
Heritage Week Proclaimed
Local governments around B.C. are proclaiming Heritage Week from February 21 to 27, recognizing this year's theme, 'A Century of Conservation: Parks and Cultural Landscapes'. The provincial government has also issued a proclamation.
Find out more about special community activities and events here: =BB Heritage Week Events
New Coin Commemorating Parks Canada
In recognition of the centenary of Parks Canada, the world's first parks service, the Royal Canadian Mint has struck a unique commemorative coin. Own this inspiring coin and get free shipping when you quote promo code 'Heritage'.  1-877-395-2010  =BBwww.mint.ca
Download 'Canada's Historic Parks and Green Spaces' from Heritage magazine: =BB www.heritagecanada.org
There is still plenty of time to submit nominations for a 2011 Heritage BC Award. Nominations will be accepted until midnight, Tuesday, March 1. There have been a few changes to the Awards Program Guidelines, so please have a look at the website before you proceed, or give us a call.  Remember - deserving people will not be recognized if they aren't nominated.  =BB Awards Nominations

===  MAIKU  ===  2011 February 15/16

listen -- through window  /  little fingertips of rain  /  flutter, tap lightly

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man.
It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
                                                        -- Sydney Smith, English writer and Anglican cleric (1771 - 1845)
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
    -- Victor Hugo, French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman, human rights activist (1802 - 1885)
To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.
                         -- Chinese proverb
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
                          --  Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and commentator (1892 - 1971)
Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y.  But they're both just aspirin.
                        -- Eugene Luther Gore Vidal,
                             American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist (b 1925)
      Have you ever read the Rime of the Ancient Gardener?
                                                                      It was written by Samuel Taylor Foliage.
Anyone hear about that dictionary that fell into the river? It was un-a-bridged.
An Arabian hostel offers Bedouin breakfast.

Please find attached a PDF of the legal-sized flyer for Heritage Week in West Vancouver.