2012 Ccl Mtg NOTES June 18th
Ccl AGENDAs June 25th
Calendar to July 13th

by Carolanne Reynolds, Editor
[PDF Version]

~~~ CANADA DAY ! ~~~

= Main Items on Council Agendas Monday June 25 (+ sp mtg June 26):

+  Closed mtg at 6pm (see agendas below for sections)

+  Regular ccl mtg: 2011 Annual Report (WV Finances for your input); Collingwood Sch Construction; Black Crk Diversion Rehabilitation Project (after DWV's massacre of trees for wch Cclr Panz apologized); Centennial Celebration Overview; Cycling Work Implementation Plan; Potential of Coach Houses in WV; 2998 Park Lane (using M land?!); Funding Electric Vehicle Charging Stns; Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area; Housing Action Plan; M Land use extension by PkR; TransLink Report; Correspondence including: Collingwood Sch (MANY); Arts Ctr; Ice Allocation; Heritage and Character easily lost.

+ Sp Ccl Mtg Tuesday June 26 at 4pm CLOSED (closed; sections listed)

= Vive le Canada (la Fete nationale: Saint-Jean-Baptiste); from the EDITOR'S DESK (Lower Caulfeild anomalies; Sale vs Lease Pt 2); UPDATES & INFO (LSCR; Streamkeepers; WRA/HBBA/HBRA)

= CALENDAR to July 13th; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Opera; Music; Indian Summer Festival, Jazz Festival)

= HEADSUP 12A -- Calendar and Agendas

= Ccl Mtg June 18 NOTES:

PUBLIC HEARING: OCP Amendment re the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area

followed by the Regular Ccl Mtg:

Delegation from WV Cmnty Fdn; DVP for 6685 Madrona Cr; DPA for Rodgers Crk Area 3 West; Parks Master Plan Final Report; Proposal for salmon-rearing pond in Memorial Pk with WV Streamkeeper Society; PSB Summary of public engagement results; Proposed Amendments to Cmnty Grants Terms of Ref; Electric Vehicle Charging Stns; Adding Ccl mtg June 16; Correspondence including: Eagleridge Dr 'Green Space'; arts facilities; Cmnty Day Parade; Collingwood Sch (Morven) redevt; Camelot/Union/Skilift; Taxes; Mobile Phones; 1300blk/Amb Qs & As

= Ccl AGENDAs June 25 and 26

= ANIMALWATCH (Intelligence of Bees); INFObit (wch Parliament bldg didn't burn down?); VILLAGEWATCH (Susiya/Susya); ROYALWATCH (Notes from a WVanner at Jubilee Weekend in London); BOOKWATCH (Book-Burning); HERITAGEWATCH (TLC, HSBC, HWV, Bowen Island, HV, VHF); MAIKU; QTNS/THOUGHTS/PUNS/Cartoon

=== Vive le CANADA ===

On June 24, Québécois gather to celebrate La Fête nationale du Québec and Francophones throughout the country join them to mark Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. Quebecois/Francophones joined forces in 1812 and form part of our heritage to ensure Canada's continued and separate existence. Boucherville native Étienne Desmarteau won Canada's first gold medal at the Olympic Games in St. Louis, in the US, in 1904. Chantal Petitclerc has proudly represented Canada at the last five Paralympic Games. National Aboriginal Day was a bit earlier (June 21, Solstice) and a bit later we all celebrate Canada Day, July 1st.

=== from the EDITOR'S DESK ===


NEEDS PROTECTION ! More on this when all research done however quite upset that just as with the Camelot subdivn mtg that appeared as Skilift, a letter on the destruction of the Caulfeild Pk and so named, had a reply that was only listed as a reply to a letter Apr 17. Throws one off the trail, no?

Thought the policy still has that DWV staff are not allowed to be voting mbrs of cmtes/WGs, yet a (parks, no less!) staff mbr was CHAIR of an LCAC mtg considering a controversial decision that removed many trees (in spite of nbrs' complaints).

+ M ASSETS: LEASE vs SALE (Part 2)

The presentation on feedback on the PSB open houses revealed many prefer leasing to selling. Same thing at the ADRA public mtg on the 1300blk. Am hoping to have a mtg with some experts and staff to evaluate the advice and the LONG-TERM best interests of WV.

Will let you know the results.

=== UPDATES & INFO ===

+ Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve -- trails and more; Info: 432 6200 or email lscr@metrovancouver.org

o Watershed Tours

Tours offered from July September. Registration required. Call 432 6430

o Opening of Bear Island Bridge and trail connections -- Summer 2012

The in-stream work and placement of the bridge spans has now been completed. Connecting trails to access on the east side of the Seymour River are now being worked on and will be completed for summer 2012.


Presentation on the salmon-rearing pond in Memorial Park in ccl mtg notes June 18.

NEWSLETTER: http://www.westvancouverstreamkeepers.ca/dox/newsletter11.pdf


Chris Adshead has just published the summer issue of The Westerner #38: Phone 921 8686; westernereditor@shaw.ca

and www.thewesterner.ca full of information, events, and latest news! Art Walk July 8.

=== CALENDAR to July 13th ===

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/early for an issue are sent to subscribers. [See mtgs etc in the Headsup notices sent during the month]

=== Monday June 25

~ 4pm ~ Finance Cmte Mtg (and at 7pm sp ccl mtg)

=== Tuesday June 26

~ 11am - 4pm ~ Bike Safety Day -- Ceperley Field in Stanley Park;

VPD officers and volunteers will answer questions about cycling safety and bylaws

~ 3pm ~ Police Bd Finance Cmte Mtg at WVPD stn

~ 5pm ~ OPEN HOUSE: Implementation Strategy for Caulfeild Pk Mgmt Plan at Gleneagles Clubhouse

=== Wednesday June 27

~ 5:30pm ~ Police Bd mtg at Police stn

~ 7pm ~ Bd of Variance mtg

=== Thursday June 28 ~ 5pm ~ NSh Adv Cmte on Disability Issues mtg at DNV M Hall

. . . and Canada Day celebrations Sunday July 1st! . . .

2:30 - 10:30pm in Lawson Pk

=== Thursday July 5 ~ 4pm ~ Awards Cmte

=== Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8

Squamish Nation 25th Annual Youth Powwow

Come enjoy a cmnty powwow including aboriginal arts and crafts, a traditional salmon BBQ, and much more.  Admission $5. Capilano Reserve Pk, 100 Capilano Rd; for info, email Jan Baker snpowwow@hotmail.com

=== Sunday July 8

~ 11am - 4pm ~ Second Annual Horseshoe Bay Art Walk -- Come and enjoy the day meeting artists and visit the great shops and restaurants. www.horseshoebayartwalk.com

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ http://www.westvanlibrary.ca

Hours Pls note: June 24 is our last Sunday of the season. We're closed Sundays in July & August.

We will also be closed Monday, July 2 for Canada Day.

+++ WV MUSEUM +++ http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions/current_exhibition 925 7295

The New Design Gallery on the frontier 1955 -1966 ~~ June 27 to Sept 15

Opening Reception June 26 from 7 - 9:30pm -- In 1955, shortly after arriving in Vancouver from the United States, Alvin Balkind and Abraham Rogatnick opened the New Design Gallery (NDG), one of the first galleries dedicated to contemporary art in Canada. At that time B.C. artists were gaining national recognition but had few opportunities to exhibit their work locally. Balkind, who had studied and worked with several key galleries abroad, and Rogatnick, who had studied architecture at Harvard, both brought with them new perspectives about contemporary art and design. Encouraged by Jack Shadbolt and Arthur Erickson, Balkind and Rogatnick opened the NDG in adjacent apartments above Tony Cavelti's and Karl Stittgen's jewellery studio in West Vancouver.

{Mr Rogatnick lived in WV; more in the next issue of WVM}

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++  http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

>> The Magic of Photography ~~~ June 19 - July 8

Francine Drouin, Nick Meissner, Nancy Ricker

Opening Reception: Tuesday June 19 from 6 to 8pm ~ Meet the Artists: Saturday June 23 at 2pm

>> Nature by Design ~~~ July 10 - 29

Liz Calvin & Rod Gildersleeve; Mosaics and paintings

Opening Reception: Tuesday July 10 from 6 to 8pm ~ Meet the Artists: Saturday July 14 at 2pm

+++ SILK PURSE +++  http://silkpurse.ca/exhibitions/  925 7292

> June 26 - July 8 Shadows' Path"

A collection of oil paintings by Deirdre McNeill reflecting the light and shadow of our path. Deirdres palette of vibrant colour brings the shadows to life, and the shadows brighten the light.

Opening reception Tuesday June 26th from 6 - 8pm

> July 10 - 29 Flamenco Sketches"

Gregg Simpson is a prolific artist who has exhibited in many international galleries and been the subject of a documentary film. This series of abstract paintings and pastels inspired by the flamenco dancers of Andalusia are full of fiery passion and graceful serenity. Also a talented drummer, Gregg will appear with the Paul Plimley Trio on July 10th playing free-form jazz.

Opening reception: Tuesday July 10 from 6 - 7pm


Complete list of events: Electronic newsletter: http://kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar

Simplest way to get on email list, call 913 3634 (also for tix) or email tickets@kaymeekcentre.com

July 3 to 14 -- TheatreK -- Summer Youth Conservatory

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, West Vancouver +++ http://www.westvan60.com/

Office: 604-922-3587 Lounge: 604-922-1920 Fax: 604-922-2659

Legion Week June 24 - 30th with an open house 2 - 4 and 6 - 8pm daily

We are having a Canada Day BBQ at the Branch, probably ~5pm to celebrate Canada Day.

+++ WV CHAMBER of COMMERCE + 926 6614 + http://www.westvanchamber.com/

Offices moving on July 1st from Pk Royal to former AmblesideNOW ofc 1408 Marine Dr



+ BARD on the Beach ~ 739 0559 ~ bardonthebeach.org

Ticket availability -- https://tickets.bardonthebeach.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0

The Taming of the Shrew, the first of the season, now on till Sept 22

Directed by Meg Roe Shakespeares romantic romp, The Taming of the Shrew, shines a comic spotlight on the pleasures and perils of the search for the perfect mate. Beautiful Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but she cant marry until her headstrong sister Kate finds a husband. Along comes the fortune-hunting Petruchio, who is determined to wive it wealthily in Padua and sets out to capture the heart of the fiery-spirited Kate. Petruchio and Kate face off in a crackling battle of wits, while three enthusiastic suitors launch their own devious campaigns as they vie for Biancas affections.

Macbeth -- Opening Night was Saturday June 16; on till Sept 20

Directed by Miles Potter Seductive prophecy and devastating ambition are the forces that drive this dark and powerful tragedy. When three witches foretell that Macbeth will be King, the warrior lord and his ruthless wife decide to act on the prediction by murdering the rightful King Duncan in his bed. Reality and fantasy blur and blood begets blood, until Macbeth is finally undone by the very prophecies that tempted him to seek ultimate power.

Merry Wives of Windsor

Studio Stage; Previews start Thursday June 28; Opening Night Thursday July 5, on till Sept 21

Directed by Johnna Wright Its 1968 in Windsor, Ontario and English ex-pat Sir John Falstaff is hunting for a romantic solution to his money troubles. He sends an identical love letter to two wealthy local housewives, hoping to seduce them and enjoy their fortunes with no clue that the two are best friends. Neither has any intention of cheating on her husband, but together they lead Falstaff on while plotting their hilarious revenge.

King John

Studio Stage; Previews start Wednesday July 11; Opening Night Saturday July 14, on till to September 19

Directed by Dean Paul Gibson Six generations before the Wars of the Roses, the early Plantagenets had a succession problem of their own. Shakespeares King John is a powerful tale of intrigue, ambition, and tough moral choices for some of his most compelling characters. A usurping king, his innocent young nephew, a heroic bastard and a passionate mother all vie for our sympathies in a high-stakes game where the winner takes crown and kingdom.

+ ARTS CLUB 687 1644  http://www.artsclub.com

~ Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage -- The Buddy Holly Story opens Th July 12 (to Aug 26)

~ Granville Island Stage -- Xanadu starts June 21 (ends August 4); a musical directed by Dean Paul Gibson

~ Revue Stage -- altar boyz July 5 to Sept 1

+ Jericho Arts Centre  224 8007 www.jerichoartscentre.com

The Alchemist by Ben Jonson opens Friday July 6 (to 28)

+ VanCity Culture Lab

The Tempest -- Vancouver's Sandbox Productions pokes fun at Shakespeare's masterpiece of revenge and love, injecting the epic with dirty jokes, lewd behaviour, and plenty of semi-naked victims

Jun 20 - 30 at the Cultch www.thecultch.com


+ VANCOUVER ART GALLERY  http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/calendar_of_events.html

More Hours, More Matisse Gallery Hours extended to 9pm

Every Sunday this summer, the Gallery is open late every Sunday AND our tour program is expanding! Tours are now available on:

Thursdays: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm

Sundays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm* [Sunday June 17 tours cancelled due to Family FUSE Weekend]

Emily Carr goes to Sept 9; Collecting Matisseto Sept 30

three exhibitions: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore; Rodney Graham: Canadian [Humorist]; and Yang Fudong: Fifth Night.

Upcoming Exhibitions

[ for details: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/upcoming_exhibitions.html ]

o Marian Penner Bancroft -- June 30 to September 30, 2012

Vancouverbased artist Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years. While photography has been her primary medium, she has also incorporated drawing, text, sound, sculpture, and video into work that evocatively engages with the intersection of photography, social history, and personal memory.

o through a glass, darkly -- June 30 to September 30, 2012

Imperfect memory and biased desire are often blamed for our inability to adequately represent past experiences and events.

~ Out for Lunch Kleine Lunch Musik -- Select Fridays, 12:10 1pm(v.gd/OTL2012Q2)

Concerts are free with Vancouver Art Gallery admission. Programs are subject to change and seating is limited. Presented and co-sponsored

by Gene Ramsbottom (clarinet), Karen Lee-Morlang, Arioso Strings/Ian Hampton, UBC School of Music, and the Vancouver Art Gallery

June 29 Frank Chen, piano; Beethoven's Fifth

~ NB: VAG Mbrs receive 20% off admission to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria when you show your Gallery Mbrshp card.

* OPERA (News)

City Opera Vancouver -- Khaos in Nelson -- We are delighted to tell you about the tremendous success our friends and colleagues at Nelson Opera have enjoyed with the world premiere of their new opera, KHAOS, by Don Macdonald and Nicola Harwood. They sold out, and had to add a performance. We were honoured to serve as outside adviser in the workshop process, and to congratulate producer Marty Horswill on their achievement. Watch for Hilary Clarks review in Opera Canada.

* INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL 2012 -- July 5 to 15

Arts and Ideas, multiple events at SFU Woodward's; indiansummerfestival.ca

* VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL June 22 - July 1st www.coastaljazz.ca

=== HEADSUP 12A === June 20/21 {other than this, rest in this WVM}

Hope you enjoyed Summer Solstice June 20 (optimistic) and National Aboriginal Day June 21. Herewith, some events on now after MAIN ITEMS below, then the June 25 agendas with Qtn/Thought/Pun/Cartoon at end.


June 21 ~ 7:30pm ~ The Enchanted Lotus -- Music and Songs supporting Tibet with the Pacific Spirit Chamber Vocal Ensemble, the Radiant String Quartet, and guests; at WV United Church; 788 1318

June 21 - 24 ~ Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow; operetta presented by the UBC Opera Ensemble  

ph 822 6725 www.music.ubc.ca 

June 22 ~ 7:30pm ~ Debussy Birthday Salon -- French Cabaret celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth

at UBC Chan Ctr 604 961 7560  songfire.ca 

June 23 ~ 1 - 4pm ~ Strawberry Festival; 22nd annual celebrating the beginning of summer w/ live music, games, strawberry shortcake at 1447 Barclay; 669 5051; web: wesn.ca/strawberryfestival

June 24 ~ 1:30pm ~ Quebec Melodie; Celebration of St Jean Baptiste Day; Waterfront Th on Granville Island

June 25 ~ 3 & 8pm ~ Reeldiculous; Chor Leoni Men's Choir -- a musical romp through the music of the movies

at Bard on the Beach  739 0559  chorleoni.org

===  COUNCIL NOTES Monday June 18th ===

As you know I type while they speak. Lots of abbreviations (in the glossary) and gaps. The timestamps let you know approximately where you'll find the item/discussion when watching the videotape on the DWV website. Sometimes you'll see xxx indicating something that's missing so you don't think no further comments/information given. (Clarification/additions/corrections welcome.)

5:30pm - Special (Closed) Mtg:

in the public interest, . . . public be excluded

Cmnty Charter (90)

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee, or agent of the M or another position appointed by the M;

(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; and

(f) law enforcement, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the conduct of an investigation under or enforcement of an enactment

===  COUNCIL MTG NOTES June 18  ===


7:00 PM

Mayor: Before calling the mtg to order, a couple of announcements.  The BC/Yukon Command of the RCL has proclaimed the week of June 24 to 30 as Legion Week.  Our WV Legion, Branch 60, will be holding daily open houses throughout the week from 2 to 4pm.  The cmnty is invited to come and see them.  The Legion supports our cmnty.  View a colln of memorabilia in the Legion Hall.

I've received a letter from

{from gallery: "can't hear!"}

can you hear me now?

Cdn Assn of M Administrators asking me to recognize one of their mbrs who has just rec'd his 25-yr award for exemplary service for their org, that wd be Grant McRadu, so 


so the bad news is they didn't send a gold watch


{walks over and hands it to the CAO}

1.  Call to Order

Now I'll call the mtg to order and ask for someone to approve the agenda

{some mumbles b/c there's no agenda for a Public Hearing}

er, wch I'll be asking for shortly



Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 (File:  1610-20-4724)

The Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits will describe the subject application.

Applicant: The District of West Vancouver

Affected Lands: The proposed OCP Bylaw amendment applies to all lands located within the boundaries of the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area.

Purpose: The purpose of the proposed OCP bylaw amendment is to implement the findings of a recently completed review, which has included considerable neighbourhood input, and has focused on the guidelines and process for heritage alteration permits. Specifically, proposed amendments are intended:

o To more clearly connect the heritage conservation area designation with the heritage value and character-defining elements of Lower Caulfeild;

o To provide distinct policies for (1) public lands within the conservation area; and (2) private properties, which are subject to a heritage alteration permit requirement; and

o To ensure that the guidelines for heritage alteration permits are clear and meaningful, and help to achieve the objectives for the heritage conservation area.

Proposed OCP Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, the Official Community Plan amendment bylaw would provide for replacement of existing Policy HE 6, Conservation Area Designation HE 6, Guidelines HE 6, and Map HE 6, all pertaining to the Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area, with new policies HE 6, HE 7 and HE 8, and revised Conservation Area Designation HE 6, Guidelines HE 6, and Map HE 6.

MClk: PH

Mayor: procedure or?

Sokol: will give presentation first

GB: outcome of the Area Review.  Conservation Area was established in 1996 in response to residents' concerns about the changing character of the nbrhd.

Focused on outcome and as well the process

71 residential lots as well as dedicated parkland

considered 71 small enough to be an all-inclusive process, consequently all owners and residents were invited to participate throughout

six mtgs: small grps or discussions; used questionnaires and mail-outs

will hand over to Stephen Mikicich who will summarize the proposed bylaws before you, then Mr Sokol concluding words

SM: both policy and guidelines; intent to relay objectives, heritage value, statements of significance (SOS)

both public and private lands; moving from HE6, HE7, and HE8

HE6 rewritten for better clarity (defining elements)

others apply to Heritage Alteration Permits, Conservation, and related process

material printed and on-line; public input to these mtgs; proposed amendment to fees and charges

Sokol: some of the correspondence: concerns expressed about the renovations taking place at 4710 S Piccadilly

this project was reviewed by the LCAC mtg; nbrs were given opp to comment

issue of tree removal was raised and in the forefront of the discussion

14 nbrs provided a letter of support and with that, cmte made recommendation to staff in supportive with some minor modifications

with this advice, staff reviewed plans, made some minor modifications then the Dir signed off

Sop: during time these docs were being drawn up, we saw devastation of a lot, removing an untold number of trees wch were classified as being dangerous or rotten, how are we ever going to control this historical gem we see in Lower Caulfeild if in fact there's no consideration to one's lot and the size of trees, and the ambience of those trees, in the future?

{letters and residents queried and challenged the removals, eg some called 'dangerous'; eg, a topped tree is harmed, but it may take 20 to 30 years to die.}

it seems to me, when you've come this far with a wonderful doc and it has the words "we discourage cutting down trees" -- you get my point?

how's it ever going to stop it?

Sokol: the Lower Caulfeild Adv Cmte, as any, looks at a balance of what's before them

the cmte looked at the issue of the trees, reviewed the arborist's report wch indicated that the trees proposed to be brought down were unhealthy or were at risk of dying sometime in the near future, and made a decision that this project was appropriate

{disputed by some nbrs}

Sop: my second question: we see the perimeter as an area that has been in trust for many years and it has an incredible number of species -- all the border along the waterfront. 

in some descriptions, consideration for windowing and/or view consideration will fall under the mgmt plan as well as the tree policy of WV

I want to ask staff now whether in fact they're changing their views whether or not one is entitled to a view or not -- in that particular case or anywhere else

It seems to me that some minor work can be done v effectively, if we are on top of it for those that request, but we have ppl who have gone and cut down trees in the middle of the night so they cd retain their views

{difference between retaining a view and gaining a larger/wider view; trees are part of Caulfeild's heritage!}

for the most part -- what kind of process will be there by our District in relationship to having our bylaw ofcrs out there and finding out who's doing this, and the protection of that strip?

it's going to erode; that area's going to erode over the next 20 years if we see something like that lot, cutting those trees down, b/c nobody cares

as long as I get my house in there -- this is a real historical gem -- ppl who live there are fortunate to live there; they have beautiful homes; we want to keep them that way, and I don't want to see it erode any more; we/you haven't laid the law down

Mayor: Mr Sokol, do you want to try to respond to that?

Sokol: tree mgmt and mgmt of the park is guided by the Park Master Plan and there are guiding principles for how that park shd be managed

in the Master Plan for that park, it does designate certain areas where trees shd be windowed to maintain views

that will be the guiding principle by wch the park is maintained

if there are ppl who are willing to go out in the middle of the night and cut down trees, there's little that LCAC or guidelines can do to stop it from happening

{that's depressing to hear}

illegal tree cutting or in any of our public spaces is something the District wd take v seriously

Sop: those are my opening questions


NG?: questions?

3. PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE [described by Mayor]  [7:10]


1) Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012 (date for consideration):  

Completion of Lower [Caulfeild] Heritage Conservation Area Review; May 14; (May 28, June 18) R-1

Neighbourhood Notification of Public Hearing on Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment for Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area; June 7; (June 18) R-2

2) Written submissions received up to and including June 14, 2012:  None to date

On May 28, Ccl set the PH date; statutory notice in the NSN June 10 and 13. The MClk will note written submissions received.

5. PUBLIC INPUT  [7:14]

Liz Byrd: I lived in Lower Caulfeild for 20 yrs and was Chairman of Parks Bd and on Ccl when this all blew up in 1996 b/c a man wanted to build a house right on the bishop's property (two acres)

in the usual fashion, lived there for two years, made a huge profit and left

{Some in WV make (made?) a living this way b/c if you live in the house for two years when you sell, no capital gains tax.}

and changed the face of Lower Caulfeild at the time

Since then it's changed a lot.  Been v involved in 1996, try to build on the building footprint to stop this expansion beginning to happen 

there were two ppl at LCaulfeild at the time who really objected b/c of the value of their props, and the things that we hoped to put in place at the time never went through

and I think this has sort of led to the erosion 

I just drove round it and was v shocked to see what has happened on the corner of the hwy and S Piccadilly

I know ppl who live in the city who drive over to LCaulfeild; so fed up, want to see and it restores their faith in natural heritage

I was really surprised that anyone wd do that

WV as we knew it is fast slipping away; new houses built with little regard for the natural topography

LC'feild is a special area, and must be treated with respect for its heritage and landscape

Allan Wms always used to say that living in WV, esp in LC, was a privilege and not a right

I beg you to support this proposal and keep that lovely area as it shd be

Mayor: think we have Carolanne Reynolds signed up for the PH

CR, Editor of WVM: Good evening, Mayor and Ccl, Chair of Heritage West Van

We are so blessed to be here; blessed to be in this place we find ourselves

We're blessed that Mr Caulfeild had the foresight to urge us to keep what beautiful features we have

and I hope we're going to be blessed by this Ccl to continue the idea, the concept , of keeping the heritage that we have in Lower Caulfeild

Heritage has five topics.  Two of them are: historical and cultural; and scenic and landscape

That brings me to trees and we in WV pride ourselves in having a park-like cmnty, and I think many of us wd like that to remain

Over the last couple of months, I have heard and read several comments by residents that have been quite worrisome

One of my first alarms was the minutes of a LC mtg wch the person said -- oh, we're only concerned about the houses, it doesn't matter about the trees; this is not what we're discussing


{Some mistakenly think of heritage merely as architecture/house design

It was shocking to discover in the May 2011 LCAC minutes that a mbr said they were concerned with "character" not heritage.

These minutes were passed at the Jan 2012 LCAC mtg (the mtg after the May one):


More shocking was discovering a DWV staff mbr was CHAIR of the mtg when the guidelines are that staff not be voting mbrs of cmtes/WGs -- let alone chair!

And the controversial 4710 S Piccadilly prop Sokol referred to above was on agenda!

Moreover, it was interesting a citizen's letter written Apr 17 about Caulfeild had Caulfeild in the subject line (see May 7 Ccl agenda under Correspondence), however the response from staff, at the June 4 ccl mtg under Corresp had as subject: reply to letter of Apr 17.

Worrisome is an understatement.

More on this later.}


A letter with the names deleted in your Correspondence wch itemized all of the destruction that has happened in Caulfeild Park, and ignoring the C'feild Pk mgmt plan

And then several letters about trees having been cut down without adequate justification and severely affecting the beauty of the area

And in fact there was one case, a dear, sweet couple, said to the staff who were cutting down trees, "that's on our property" and they ignored her at first.  She then had to follow up with her 

{cdn't quite hear but it was proof of the lines of her lot (survey)}

so we have to really pay attention to this

there are many ppl as we know, all over WV, not just in Caulfeild that clearcut a lot to build for several reasons: it's cheaper

Secondly, they say we want the view

but you know, in WV, trees are part of the view so you can see through the trees, you have a view framed by the trees, but I hope that we can keep the principle of a park-like cmnty

what I didn't see, maybe I missed it, is -- I don't want you to have to enforce it but I'd like you to encourage it

Maybe you cd hv some rewards for ppl who keep some trees

you can't have a whole forest, you have to have a place for the house

and you have to reasonable about this and really consider it for the landscaping

Trees are v important from the point of view of our air, for oxygen, and for stopping erosion

A hydrologist told me a few years ago that it used to take a long time for water to come down the mtnside, think Black Mtn [?], and now the water from the top down to his place on the waterfront took half an hour -- you can imagine what it's doing

it also of course does affect wch fish can survive in a stream

but anyway, my hope is that I'm glad to see such a review, I want to see how you're going to encourage the trees and keep the park-like atmosphere will be retained

thank you

Mayor: make a quick comment on trees, b/c we have been getting letters from ppl about this illegal tree-cutting

CR: yes

Mayor: in C'feild Park, and other areas 

sorry, Carolanne, you can [go?]--

[waving hand away]

CR: oh, I thought you were referring--

Mayor: --no, no

but to build on something Mr Sokol said, we are not prepared to accept the illegal cutting of trees in our parks

we are quite prepared to use our Police Dept to ensure that that activity does not happen

So anybody who entertains the thought of cutting down a tree on our prop had best be prepared to face the full consequences of the law b/c we're not prepared to accept it  

just lay that out, loud and clear, for everybody

anyone else wish to address Ccl at this PH?


ML/Sop: moved all written and verbal submissions be received and that the Public Hearing be closed.


1. Call to Order. [~7:24]

2. Approval of June 18, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda

For On-Table Items please see Items 3d, and 12.1-12.3    

3. Adoption of May 28, June 4, and June 11 Council Meeting Minutes

       as circulated:  May 28, 2012 Special and Regular Council Meeting;

and  June 4, 2012 Special and Regular Council Meeting; and June 11, 2012 Special Council Meeting.


4. WV Community Foundation regarding WV Community Foundation Activities (File:  0055-20-WVCF1)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.    RECOMMENDED: be received for information, with thanks.

Gerry Humphries:  Delaina Bell, Nancy Farran, and x and y [named]; honorary rep on the fdn, Mayor Smith again

insight into what we're doing these days; "through philanthropy bldg a better WV"

{see video}

$4.3M in assets

Richard Loat -- youth mbr {but he was staff!}; fastest growing form of philanthropy   xxx

in 33rd year; 47 funds; grants scholarships; accept donations, wisely invest funds; endowments flow-through managed

through philanthropy building a better WV

arts and culture; physical social welfare (?); natural envmt education

partnership [get slide and list at ~ 7:36]

opps ahead: endowment fundraising; increasing awareness of flow-through funds

will embark on a number of initiatives

endowment fundraising more difficult than single

REPORTS [7:40]

5. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

>Sop: all attended opening of the Spirit Trail

great partnership -- can travel through from 13th to Lonsdale Quay

RF: almost; [not] near Mosquito Crk, and NV is actively pursuing it now

>ML: v quickly -- many mbrs of Ccl attending the President's Dinner, winners on Chamber's website

June 5 100 artists 100 pieces of art; 100 xxx; ? what a great evening but xxx

want to pass on congrats to organizers at FGB

>MAB: srs' event Th Jun 21

caps???xxx from 1812; encourage you all to attend

Youth Services Implementation group continues to work on work plan; a report was presented to Ccl last July

key indicators -- WV moving fwd

been asked xxx; so that is coming

jt school traffic adv cmte: Ccl doesn't hear a lot from; they meet quarterly; next mtg Sept 5

finally aboriginal affairs cmte Metro; report that the first mtg of techn adv cmte at staff level has been held

know Mr McRadu will be attending

CAO: Mark Chan will be attending those mtgs

>TP: two

congrats to bd of KMC; gathering Fri night amazing

imp to thank the presenting partner, Pacific Arbour

second troubling: media release about Black Crk -- found media release confusing and distressing

...  carried out  ... 1990  ...

now Old Growth Conservancy xxx part of that plan

how old growth 150 to 700 years old cd be logged without process! [7:46]

where is the cost-benefit analysis, mgmt plan xxx,  tree survey,  xxx letters from DFO; lastly reforestation plan?

cost and impact of the deforestation

I OWE AN APOLOGY  have worked so hard 

find out what we can do

it is not pleasurable to bring this to the public's attention

{impressive admitting done -- apparently without Ccl's knowledge, apology and aim to find out so can be prevented in future}

Mayor: thank you for those remarks; Mr McRadu, can we bring forth a report

{from audience -- "can't hear"}

Mayor: Ms Scholes turns down my microphone -- xxx Cclr Sop

report to Ccl

when we do work anywhere in the M; make sure all our ducks in a row; ppl know what we're doing and why we're doing it

fair to ask staff?

CAO: came to our knowledge; spent considerable amt of time; what happened and what didn't

Cclr Panz has asked; intense discussion with staff

good for us to bring forward process that was followed and what will be followed in future

{you mean they don't know?  staff or contracted out without clear instructions?}

>NG: two, b/c others [have] reported on it already

first LC Adv Cmte last Wed; most of us new to the cmte; I'm not a voting mbr; new chair

three different applications from three diff homeowners; tried to use the guidelines put forward today

clear it's not really easy; diff -- as mentioned by Liz Byrd earlier

invited to cclrs/mayors to participate in an info session, tour of MetroV port tour

relatively new ofcs in what was Canada Place; enormous swanky offices

info session; enormous operation -- I had no idea

consolidation of three [ports]; control 600 miles of coastline: up to xxx and to border; took us around in a boat

want to hear about my experience, talk to me later

Mayor: add -- June 9 two of our youngest citizens x and y; went on ride from Ont to WV

$4500 for cancer research (prostate) - raised over $250K

lots of WV residents rolled in with them

thanks to xxx Taylor and whole team


6. Development Variance Permit Application No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Crescent) (File:  1010-20-11-070)

At the May 28 regular meeting Ccl received the report dated May 16 and set the date for consideration for June 18.

Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012 (for Ccl consideration June 18):

DVP Application No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Crescent), May 16

Written Submissions received up to and including June 14 (for Ccl consideration June 18):

B. Rose and E. Frazer, June 8; B. Gerhard, June 18

Geri Boyle: slide with lots marked



-  all written and verbal submissions received for information 

-  the DVP wch wd allow for construction of a new carport/studio building (i.e. an accessory bldg) with variances from reqmts for min front yard and max allowable height, approved.


7. Development Permit Application No. 09-049 for Rodgers Creek Area 3 West (Located on the South Side of Cypress Bowl Road between Kilometres 3.7 to 4.6 from the Upper Levels Highway) (File:  1010-20-09-049)

At the May 28, reg mtg Ccl rec'd the report dated May 15, re DVP Applic and set the date for consideration for June 18, 2012.

Reports received up to and including June 14, 2012:

DP Application No. 09-049; May 15, 2012; for ccl consideration June 18, 2012

Written Submissions received up to and including June 14, 2012:  None to date

Geri Boyle: km from the off-ramp from the hwy, along the Cypress Bowl Rd -- hard to describe

Sept 2008 Ccl received the WG's report

approved by Ccl after PH; four issued DPs for this area

SLIDE [8pm]

Area 1 and 2 have been subdivided and housing built

Area 3 W -- do anticipate will be back shortly to Ccl (for approval)

what is unusual is that there are only 12 lots in this area; extension of Chippendale Rd [pointing on map]

takes up to xxx; no sidewalks, so more rural in character; at least eight watercourses it has to cross on way up to lower xxx Rd

lots up in Chippendale will have a common driveway to four lots; covenants in green areas

on lot 7 to ensure appropriate transition to mtn pathway; lots 3, 4, 5

final green strip is adjacent to Cypress Bowl Rd to ensure a greenway and to provide some privacy

applicant will take you through

Sop: design of the houses, setting into the bank is quite terrific; reqmt to lower the blasting

more stabilization of the hillside and less rock walls?

GB: properties are steep; first time we've run into signif rock (dirt in other areas) necessitate to blast know as we moved west wd run into rock

Sop: five creeks and ephemerals

GB: every one identified then 30m setbacks -- all on paper

walked by various ppl and quality/condition ranked, and in terms of importance

....  reduced setback in some areas to 10; 60% of xxxxx


Geoff Kroll: BPP VP for devt; 

of all Rodgers Crk probably most straightforward; two DP areas then this is what was left over

historical disturbance -- not pristine forest, twice logging, typhoon, slide of 1963; Hollyburn Chairlift

most signif impact was Cypress Bowl Rd in 1974 [SLIDE]

watercourses that don't flow year round; Rodgers Crk ravine and flows year round

if met definition of watercourse then xxx

SLIDE 2011: in OCP obligations -- road through Area 3 East

what we have left now is 12 sgl-fam estate lots -- large homes

Rodgers Crk apts but

19 acres of open space and park; Chippendale corridor [regreening?]; construction of a new wetland

Mtn path plus secondary trails; wetland south of lots 1 and 2


one is for yards -- rear, larger than required

2 bldg height/highest bldg face -- flat driveways; not asking for variances for retaining wall heights; just building one retaining wall

lots 9 to 12, nature of terrain using 'Glass Box' approach re grade calculations

restriction of rock blasting volumes; green bldg strategy; sgl-fam homes min of built-green; now for platinum

[Closing remarks slide 8:15]  questions?

Sop: was Area 3 west clear of trees?

GK: just now for xxx road

Sop: cleared for the road

wrt five creeks there, are you leaving 10 to 30m from top of bank?

GK: haven't gone beyond clearing for roads; can't go into riparian area for houses

Sop:  within clearing see generous green ribbons coming down

GK absolutely

TP: at bottom of page; FAR is 20% less so no exception for those xxx

next page max cd be 17K but gross area you're proposing is under 6K

GK: cap and FAR

these lots are v large, b/c of cap can only build so much on a lot

exemption for basement but we don't have that

{this affects the FAR}

if you didn't go below, cd go across; so building down

Mayor: anyone want to address Ccl on this issue?

ML: this blasting, [rocks to] shoreline?

Sokol: I'm not [aware] of that question

GK: round rock for xxx; xxx for retaining walls [one type for retaining walls and the other for shoreline 8:20]

ML: xxx causing the accretion

Brent: current; necessitate round rock; in future may be able to use angular rock

NG: Hi, I just wasn't sure after Cclr Sop's question

so the dark green parts are going to be replanted? so other green untouched?

GK: yes

NG: re height of bldg face -- p65 in the pkg

you need a variance on the bldg height -- asked 7.6 to 9.1m  variances

for us old fogeys/ppl is?

GK: it's 5ft

NG: 6.7? xxx

{I spoke at PQP -- hard to hear but 1m is about 3ft thus the answer unclear; looks now as if difference (~ 25ft to ~ 29ft) when it sounded as if answer to 7m was 5ft; it is important to know how high and how much higher.}   

why increase nec?

GK: if you didn't have that variance you'd have to have a v steep driveway; increase height so level driveway and lower retaining wall

MAB:  estate lots, really large houses; p66

GK: don't get a building permit; green strategy picks up; want Reader's Digest version?

MAB: yes

GK: 1:  xxx  2: heat pumps

infiltrate and store before back to creek; a lot of recycling; granite for walls

MAB: on the heat pump -- doing that with ambient air?

GK: through thermodynamics, didn't do that well in school on that

MAB: sidewalks

GK: mtn path, secondary trail gravel, Chippendale itself has a wide gravel path; bike lane there as well

CC: bifurcation

{still difficult to hear}

sure you thought of that [8:27]

GK: rationale was that landscape was going to be disturbed there anyway

lot 7 and nothing south of lot 8; lot 6 also areas that wd be disturbed anyway [8:28]


{The Mayor didn't even ask for public input; just called the question right after GK stopped speaking!!!}

MOTION: THAT the Devt Permit which provides for site development, be approved.  [8:29]

8. 2012 Parks Master Plan Final Report (File:  0117-20-PMP1)   PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


The 2012 Parks Master Plan be approved; and that

Staff be requested to bring forward a strategy to implement the high priority recommendations contained in the Parks Master Plan for consideration during the 2013 budget process.

TP gave history of WG [names (they stood)], thanks

staff C Ambor, consultant Catherine Berris

Lori W: excited to be here; we, Rebecca and I, have been before you; start by saying we believe for future

'walk the dog' eco systems; presentation perfect example

Mr Banks has set out the process WG has taken; dedicated mbrs of this cmnty (WG); began in July 2010

so busy working no time for photocalls; hard at work on this plan for last two years

def Terms of Ref; clear plan for T of Ref [8:35]

values articulated by mbrs of the cmnty -- [list of groups]

some detailed submission

overwhelmingly positive; report balances the interests from various mbrs of the cmnty

Who?: when we began

[Vision Slide at 8:39]

protection and stewardship; understanding of natural beauty; diversity and fun; safety and security; sustainability

parks public land benefiting all ppl; plan broad in scope

?plan a mgmt tool; shd also be viewed as a roadmap

cmnty heritage and identity

key themes

recommendations -- many already underway and have been for some time

allow them to be phased in over time; guide decision-making; thank you and Qs

Mayor: have speakers list

Pam Leitham (sp?): exec of NSh hikers

trails to top of Black Mtn, Strachan, Hollyburn; our concern that when Upper Levels devped some corridors will be cut off

wd like to work with both parties

applied for some grant money -- restore hiking trails damaged

active users of Cypress Falls Park [list]; wd like to keep for our chn and their chn

Marja de Jong Westman: wd like to speak to plan

{TEXT SUPPLIED, my bolding}

Speak to the final draft of the Parks Master Plan brought forward to council this eveningalthough given the news about the logging of a stand of old growth trees at Black Creek by the municipalitys Engineering Department, some of my comments will apply to both.

Recommend to Mayor and Council to adopt this final draft of the Parks Master plan. This will allow the plans initiatives to be formally implemented.

Here are the facts upon which my recommendation is being made.

West Vancouver has a provincial responsibility to manage its riparian areas, forests, and other sites of biological diversity. The points laid out in the Parks Master Plan will help facilitate this responsibility.

Riparian areas are the areas bordering on streams, lakes, and wetlands that link water to land.. These areas are governed by Riparian Areas Regulation under Section 12 of the fish protection act.

Further our municipality has ecosystem types of provincial conservation concern

Coastal bluff ecosystems were identified as being rare via a Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory conducted in the 1990s . Only 0.3% of this ecosystem types original coverage remains West Vancouver is fortunate to have it along much of our foreshoreeasily seen in Caulfeild, Klootchman, Whytecliff, and Lighthouse parks.

Further, the forest and plant types that edge these bluffs belong to BCs rarest biogeoclimatic zone the Coastal Douglas Fir zone. Again, Caulfeild, Klootchman, Lighthouse and Whytecliff parks are home to this ecosystem type.

One of the key recommendations of the master plan is the management of invasive species. In my 46 years in West Vancouver I have been witness to the decline of our [Municipality's] natural areas and the progressive tsunami of invasive plants across the landscape. Not all green things are good! Japanese Knotweed was deemed a noxious plant over a year ago by an Order in Council (Provincial Level)What does this mean for us??? The Weed Control Act states that plants deemed noxious, such as is Knotweed, must be controlled whether they be on private or public land. Again, we have a legal responsibility to do so.

I would also like to remind council, that residents of this Municipality have long indicated their support for environmental stewardship and the conservation of our natural spaces.

In May 2005, Council adopted a District Environmental Strategy. It was to serve as the framework for actions by the Municipality with respect to environmental initiatives. Its objectives were linked to the Official Community Plan and addressed stewardship of land, creek habitat and corridors, trees and forests, and the foreshore. One of their key topics of concern was a forest management plan.

On April 1, 2009, a group of some 300 peoplecomposed of politicians, staff members, and WV residents of all sorts business people, medical doctors, biologists, teachers, librarians, students envisioned the WV of 25 years from now. The outcome of the day? A consensus to protect the natural spaces which make our community differentwhen asked to put their fistful of dollars toward what they considered most important...environmental stewardship was the groups top choice

Again I encourage the adoption of the parks master planone step in honouring our Official Community Plan, the districts Environmental Strategy and our legal responsibilities

FurtherI think there should be careful consideration to reinstate

the community forester and environmental coordinator positions

sorely needed BUT only be done without councils fixation on a zero increase in taxes

You cant support the services required or your legal responsibilities with no pennies in the bank.


{well, can be funded by reallocation of funds; raising taxes is not the only option.}

Tim Hambler (sp?): director of NSh Mtn Bke Assn

devp and sustain; express assn's support  [gave actions/aims]

NSMBA effectively ?prevents? xxx;  trail program; enthusiastic partner; hope you'll approve

Paul Tutsch: thank; well thought-out plan; hope Ccl sees it the same way; not around in 1977 when orig plan

but was around in 2006 envtal strat WG; we worked hard; made our report; was received and that was the end of it

wd like to see our work, and work since, will show fruition now

hope this Ccl will have foresight

help us avoid another fiasco as we recently had in our forest

Lady (name?): thank you all for an excellent document; use parks regularly

my kids were devastated this week -- travesty that occurred 

xxx where are the guidelines to prevent future devastation as what happened at Black Crk

xxx oldgrowth trees occurred without our knowing

Commend you, Cclr Panz, for bringing it to our attention

xxx having more checks and balances

Liz Byrd: much talk about consequences

years ago, maybe 20 years ago; xxx

I'm as old as you are

[did] the Waterfront Directions plan; exactly as what happened to Mr Tutsch's plan

if it had been adopted a lot pof probs wd not be here today

thought about designating parks as parks; wdn't have to xxx; got to Eagle Bluffs

pls adopt -- if not, in 20 years' time same thing all over again

Michael Evison: commend everyone for report, worry is implementation

ranking priorities; get away from priority and put some time and measures; in particular invasive species -- next year twice as difficult and 



CR: thank you

I'd just like to add my appreciation to the really long time and a lot of work that this WG put in

They were inclusive, they tried to speak to as many ppl as possible, and I think they did great, great work and seeing it tonight

About 27 years ago when I discovered the Gleneagles Golf Course was zoned residential and apts, that's when I started urging Ccls to dedicate parks as parks

We don't want to lose any of them.


[9pm] Katharine Steig: pls pass it


Mayor: motion first?

[TP did] might turn into Cclr Sop

TP: clear we love our parks; our strategic plan speaks to this

time to lead and work toward  -- stewardship and partnership with cmnty

worthwhile now map with inventory; no park dedication bylaw on those parks (in orange)

here: pile of docs -- none have been done

mission and vision  -- protect, restore; came out of the cmnty's work from past ccls

1.1.2 -- bringing back an implementation report

asked you, you have done it and in remarkable fashion

[9:04] parks 

pull out one thing about innovation

WG table; p35 although buried a potential source of funding for protecting our parks

early days; needs some more work

in this doc we shd be proud of

on cmnty values; over so many Ccls; many many Ccls and so proud to be a part of it

Cclr Sop, you will remember Recreation Master plan -- long to get done

doesn't happen unless we adopt and get under way


Amb Revit Strategy and that is before us tonight; gives us momentum

ask staff to give budget -- will have to stack up against other xxx

incredible roadmap -- get it xxx?; this gets us going

budget items -- makes it or not during budget debates

proud for the cmtny of what was done tonight

NG: thank you for the presentation

my 47 years here haven't been long enough -- some I didn't recognize; monumental amt of work

doc extremely comprehensive but also concise

on behalf of public watching this plan covers such a large number of issues

[get list  9:08]

not just trees and grass

thank the cmte

I know and many of you know the genesis of this rests with my fellow Cclr Trish Panz; pat on the back

ran on this in 2008 so this baby here has been growing up for 3 1/2 years

coming out to the public got the first time

really think Trish deserves congratulations


Mayor: you have a burning desire to xxx Cclr Sop?   {rival? copy? exceed?}

Sop: Cclr G you remind me of me

what do we have here -- apple pie; long needed window so many areas; passion for this cmnty

you must be congratulated for that; I was on a WG for ten years; yours two or three

little bit of a problem with what you're asking: approval

such a wide range from this; we received it on Thursday, four days ago

a little concern -- things missing: finances; priorities for 50 years; no doubt move ahead; wd like a week to digest it

want that time to go through it; on this weekend haven't had the chance

what does it mean, approval?

working docs we receive them then it's the ppl's doc; then how go about? staff do some work, not stay on shelf

for me to respond

sat here for 16 years; around the corner but wd like xxx [9:12]

ML: I too thanks, thousands of hours


62-p plan 42 staff; six? pages of high priorities???  haven't got a handle; just attn it deserves

Cclr Sop; needs a Ccl mtg dedicated to this

don't know what it's going to cost; [things in] Appendix B don't match with No 4; some anomalies

really is going to lead us into future; don't believe giving the profile it deserves; incredible resource incredible prop incredible opp

do think we need to get it right, understanding in detail

feel like Liberals in Vic trying to ram a budget down our throats

talk till we drop

{does he mean the Tories' 'budget' in Ottawa just passed but with many things included not really budget items?}

the opportunity for the public to see us perform

Mayor: any other mbrs of Ccl want to speak?

MAB: also want to thank

incredible work this; I was even surveyed before on Ccl; informed and intelligent

wdn't second-guess this for a minute; do believe credence

wd like to have a workshop; paper doesn't give it the flavour it deserves

talks about a road map -- for next 20 to 30 yrs; embodies in our OCP protect; also a priority set by this Ccl

our green space, our environment critical; our ecic wellbeing in Canada with the envt

xxx public has been involved extensively; numerous opps; WG mtgs open to public; four public info sessions in April and May -- sent comments, email, and online

Feb Mar public review of draft of plan so ample opp for public input

xxx credence respect app

on other hand the four days we've had to approve

I've studied and read it; can in no way xxx [9:18]

don't think I can do any differently if wait a week or a month; enthusiastically ready to adopt it

Mayor: didn't listen to me?

CC: read this morning/afternoon; same concerns

can't disagree with anything in the Parks Master plan, motherhood doc

I use parks heavily and my family does; work done fantastic; well done

valid road map

question for me -- was asked -- what does it mean to approve a doc like this; a master plan, acted on all with urgency and haste

or is approving in principle and subject to xxx going forward

a lot of things in the Master Plan: money, outlay, and staff

budget only so big and only accomplish so many things in one calendar year

do agree staff and Ccl need a road map to come up with xxx; nothing better than this

with respect to fellow xxx; broad agreements; those can come out when individ xxx come up; deserves to be approved

two aspects at stake here

WGs put their heart and soul in -- either approve or xxx; don't want put on shelf

it's a working doc; think we shd approve and schedule a workshop to go through specific xxx

need to approve this tonight and move forward from a position of strength


Mayor: sev have asked; Mr McR, what does it mean if we approve? if we pass this motion?

CAO: discussion or approve received xxx mean -- dogging Ccl for some time?

if approved; staff will take principles are approved as a working doc

I wd read it second rec, still be subject to budget approval if financial implication

what I don't know if there are items within the many recommendations have for other works, policies, actions, and they may in conflict and they may become problematic

staff will take it as approval, approve of what said; staff will have to have a clear understanding of each xxx [9:24] so a working doc 

Mayor: confusing -- I thought it was to accept as a road map and to go forward

Lewis; but some aspects have to be further worked out

xxx enshrining; can see financial need

working for six years on xxx and Park Lane -- on road allowance

{what prop is this? address not given}

Ccl has been working for six years bldg lot substantial $ for the District

Report looks at road ends for parks; have flexibility?; but not recommendation?  troubles

it's a great doc for sending direct for forseeable years

wd like to think flexibility to consider recommendations  but choose to go in a diff direction; need help

TP: can I help you

Mayor: "pls?"

TP: plan, clearly laid out; not mentioned in that doc road ends, that's for future ccls

back to this map, a subcmte went through ev orange piece

receiving we do not want to protect parks like Whytecliff, Klootchman, xxx

if I'm getting hooked up by one road end

all made step by step

can't state clearly enough what we have done over past two years

1.1.2 we asked them for this

this doc has been on the website for four months; has not changed dramatically

haven't done it for 33 years and quite frankly receiving this doc is completely xxx to me

we beat this thing to death

not expenses on Dist, use what we have better and more effectively

priority no 1

Sop: xxx

TP: xxx

Mayor: if this passes then approp to have a workshop arrange; to go through recommendations in more detail so more comfortable

have the WG here and anxious to see their hard work move along

Sop: wd agree with a workshop

don't disagree with the effort that's been put forth but there are several areas of conflict I see and wd be anxious workshop and in short order happy with that

CC: be amended if circs 

require; core values; that does not bind the Dist to buy xxx

expression of a principle; where we can afford it, ability if fits within Parks Master plan; no need to fear anything

Sop: I'm not fearing anything

Mayor: ev has had an opp to speak to this -- motion?

{PASSED with Lewis opposed}

you're making a motion?

Sop: yes; workshop right away

{[9:34]about 30+ ppl left chamber!}

9. Proposal for the Building of Salmon Rearing Pond at Memorial Park (File:  2160-03-MPAR1)

Proposal for Salmon Rearing Pond in Memorial Park West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.


Staff submit a Section 9 Application under the Province of BC Water Act for Changes In and About a Stream;

Staff, once preliminary funding is provided by West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, undertake an Open House on the project, and undertake additional geotechnical work to determine definitively the trucking requirements and costs of the project, and to validate the requirements and the costs for pond liner;

Staff report back to Council with the results of the Open House, and a fully funded Phase 1 budget, prior to proceeding with the project; and that

Staff work collaboratively with the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society to develop a funding model to proceed with Phase 2 of the project in 2013; this funding model will include continued fundraising and may include a 2013 capital request for District funding, if required.

Mooi: proposal

John Barker (WVSkS Prez): may I ask the microphones be turned up? v difficult to hear

{sure has been}

proposal tonight

from DFO xxx Streamkeepers to find xxx to find places to xxx

not sockeye but four others spawn in WV streams: chum pink sockeye coho (chinook life cycle slide) [9:36]

critical we understand that reqmt

salmon-rearing pond but also coho -- coho icon for BC's smallest watercourses

Slide: cutthroat released them into rearing pond

McDonald Crk where it flows through Memorial Park

over-wintering pond, side channels

Hay Pk rearing pond; 100 to 200 fry in Hay Pk stay for that year


pathway around pond, wheelchair accessible; planted vegetation between [9:39]

far left SW, deciduous trees to provide shade; debris normal, provides protection

McAllister: raised $70k but after, staff got another $10K

we're now up to over $81K ($80K on slide); two other requests out

In-Kind Donations [SLIDE]

Public Consultation:

resident grp Mem Pk enclave; WV Mem Lib; Lawn Bowling; Legion; Adopt a Fish; Mem Pk; Cmnty Day

District plan to hold a public consultation; offer to assist if they want to

JB: here's rearing pond in Hay Pk

project in two phases;  2 come back early in 2013

slide of youth stewardship sign; rearing ponds perfect learning tool and wd fit in with Library's youth learning progs

moving water limited rearing habitat; consistent flow through rearing park; artist's conception slide

looking for approval today; want to come back with fully funded for phase one

pond liner; find out cost of trucking; can't know without testing

hope Mayor and Ccl find this worthy

{Sop made motion} [9:46]: went with Streamkeepers proud of one in HBay, and work down here by PkR; congratulate you on your efforts

TP: concur; incredibly impressed by work done so far; wish to create as a centennial project; will be approving

CC: shd also declare our conflicts -- most, if not all, mbrs of WVSk

have to ask a few tough questions; xxx?  a lot of work in 1, 2, 3, 4

do we have staff time set aside for that? will hand over to Dir/Parks

think it's been put in so Ph 1 can be accommodated

Mooi: worked with Strmkprs, staff, and challenges

worked successfully; re? some of our priorities

feel we do have the resources

CC: quick math about $80K we don't have for Ph 2; some we can scale back if we don't fund?


how much wd be must have and like to have?

JB: still struggling with Phase 1

phase 2 kitchen sink contingency to build road

v broad; believe those numbers will be shaved down; as will Ph 1

believe we'll be able to [cut costs] continue to fundraise

cmnty is behind us; whether indiv donors or corps; quite right, will be able to pull back on those numbers

CC: xxx; that will come to Ccl; obvious xxx

ML: you talk about Ph 1 this year; is there a safety hazard not doing Ph 2 at same time b/c bridge and fence?

relatively higher traffic -- are we comfortable?

JB: great observation b/c does expose

lock it down with metal xxx

completed in early fall Sept but then wd hv to be protected before we get started again

CC: xxx

Mayor: hard to imagine anyone in cmnty wd not know about Streamkeepers

many mbrs of Ccl up at School getting their awards; xxx; saw the energy they had

NG: congrats; working hard with funding and in-kind donations

notice the idea for this proj fits nicely with our newly approved Parks Master plan

xxx great addition

Mayor: call the question


good luck with the pond

[9:53]  vote to extend mtg


[9:54  many left chamber; fewer than 20 left]

10. Public Safety Building: Summary of Public Engagement Results (File:  0500-01)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated June 13, 2012 entitled Public Safety Building: Summary of Public Engagement Results be received for information.

lady (Jessica Delaney?): goal/preferences and consider them

believe success but it's a first step

public engagement plan; three open houses; feedback forms in report; happy to answer any questions

Evie Mustel re survey

EM: commissioned by DWV to explore cmnty; sample 500 error +/- 5%

"what they have hears"

see slide of results; source of info level of support 77% SLIDE ; oppose 12%

key reason for opposition is expense  54% 39% unnec

locating on MHall prop: 74%, 12% opposed

opposed are opposed

support for alt site 48%

in one bldg 79% opposed 12%

oppose combined 63% b/c ??? [slide]

51% oppose police stn and upgrading fire

land sale proceeds 77% support

alternatives to 

reasons for opposing 52%  {See this SLIDE!}

sales lease combined slide

email enewsletters 21%

MAB: didn't have questions around demographics?

E Mustell? [10:02]: gender, age; reflects distribution

ML: think we shd approve the report


Sop: thank you for info and work done

curious -- don't have industry; looking at ways to .... Endowment Fund

proposing at MHall for efficiencies

profile of coming up with some money sev: drain the EndFund again;  do some land sales we have v little of; and question we were asked %age of liking landsales money

13th; in consideration of long-terms sales we thought doing the right thing

Mayor: yes

Mayor taking a long time to get there

Sop: some xxx what responses re sustainable future?  general opinion highest 

Mustel: during the feedback forms filled out at open houses

ppl principally against selling land or xxx

reasonably support for land sales

Mustell: did measure that

primarily sell M lands?  xxx

Sop: equally strong to lease not sell

Mustell: not sure

Sop: never sell 61%

[?check xxx]

NG: my turn already?

beginning of slide -- level of support for new PSB

slide -- 77% support new PSB; 12% oppose strongly

next slide, presume this means 54% it's only six ppl 

Mustel: yes

NG: four and a half ppl out of a 100; if you don't think hard, it's misleading not your fault

again 74% and xxx

42% too expensive so only four ppl out of 100


NG: 500 calls ppl you actually reached

Ms Delaney p 155; bullet five from bottom of page talks about next steps; staff will come back in summer to discuss parameters

location; scope, but now the size and the cost are two issues we haven't at all discussed -- pretty big topic

to confirm those parameters, don't we have to discuss that first?

Jessica Delaney: from info provided to public $39M and functional programming initially determined by Cornerstone Grop

numbers wd have to be refined; size and scope for ultimate budget Ccl wd be approved

NG: part of next series of public consultation

JD: next engage an architect; secondary phase to understand their preferences for design and massing so what bldg wd actually look like

CC: example of WV residents and their views

question you had -- residents expressed different polling from engagement sessions

JD: all of the trends are consistent but not

funding? in survey -- over 50% not as strong [10:12]

open house [ppl] are self-selected

in terms of locn, engagement of ppl; signif question wrt nbrhd re funding

somewhat challenging to understand where ppl's concerns come from

Mayor: wd you like to put a motion on the floor?

MAB: rec'd for info


Mayor: 11.2 -- can we table this?

Sokol: yes, can wait a week; mtg June 25


passed all (rec'd for info) except 11.2 wch was tabled to 25th

11.1 Community Grants Committee Proposed Amendments to Terms of Reference (File:  0116-20-CGC1)

RECOMMENDED: be approved, as stated in report dated June 8, from the Mgr of Cmnty Devt, Youth, Families, and Srs

11.2 Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (File:  2515-01)


1. The District of West Vancouver make application to the Provinces Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for:

(a) The purchase/installation of electric vehicle charging stns at West Vancouver and Gleneagles Community Ctrs; and

(b) Coordinated promotion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the North Shore; and

2. All new multi-family devt provide an appropriate number of dedicated EV plug-in outlets, ideally one for each unit, and new commercial devts over 1500m2 in floor area provide for an expansion of the public electric vehicle charging network.

11.3 Amendment to 2012 Council Meeting Schedule (File: 0120-01)

RECOMMENDED: be amended by scheduling a special Council mtg for June 26, 2012 at 4pm in the M Hall MFCR

11.4 Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File:  0120-24)  

RECOMMENDED: be received for information.

=  Council Correspondence Update to June 1, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) =

Referred for Action

(1) May 29, 2012, regarding Property Taxes 2011 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(2) D. Umbach May 29, 2012, regarding May 28th Council Meeting Agenda item 11.1 

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(3) S. Slater, May 30, 2012, regarding FW: Questions for Mayor & Council 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(4) M. Craver, May 9, 2012, regarding Dangerous structures on Cypress...sanctioned?? 

(Referred to Director and Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(5) W. Moroz, May 31, 2012, regarding FW: Eagleridge Drive Green Space 

(Referred to Director of Engineering and Transportation for consideration and response)

(6) Telus Corporation, June 1, 2012, regarding Canadian Mobile Phone Industry Update 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(7) City of North Vancouver, May 31, 2012, regarding Protection of Fish Habitat in Waterways

(8) City of North Vancouver, May 31, 2012, regarding Recycling Regulation Regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

(9) B. Downs, May 27, 2012, regarding Ambleside, Cultural Facilities, Arts Centre Design Report

(10) May 29, 2012, regarding 2012 Property Taxes

(11) A. Quon, May 31, 2012, regarding Fwd: Bring Back the Community Day Parade

(12) World Wildlife Fund Canada, May 30, 2012, regarding WWF Letter on Budget Changes: For your consideration

(13) Light House, May 31, 2012, regarding Light House June Newsletter: Green Building Reports, Events, and Courses

(14) Urbanicity, June 1, 2012, regarding City Matters Bulletin May 2012

= Council Correspondence Update to June 8, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) =

Referred for Action

(1) L. Clarke and A. Kermode, June 3, 2012, regarding Dundarave beach fishing 

(Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(2) D. Grierson, June 1, 2012, regarding Smart Meter Installation in West Vancouver 

(Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(3) G. Calpakis (petition 44 signatures), June 3, 2012, regarding Re: Residents issues and concerns related to the intended re-development of Collingwoods School at Morven Campus

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

(4) 4 submissions dated June 6 - 7, 2012, regarding Collingwood School (Morven Campus) construction 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands and Permits for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(5) Petition 7 signatures, May 18, 2012, regarding Trees located at the northwest corner of 11th Street and Keith Road

(6) 2 submissions dated May 25, 2012, regarding proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre

(7) 2 submissions from Vancouver Coastal Health dated June 5 - 6, 2012, regarding North Shore Table Matters Food Security and Urban Agriculture Network; and Letter to City of North Vancouver regarding North Shore Food Charter and Food Policy Council

(8) Five Hole for Food, June 5, 2012, regarding Mark Your Calendars! Five Hole for Food 2012: July 3 21 (Tour dates)

(9) City of Burnaby, May 23, 2012, regarding Provincial White Papers on a Modern Building Regulatory System and Certification of Building Officials

(10) Union of British Columbia Municipalities, June 4, 2012, regarding UBCM Resolutions Submission & Debate

(11) City of North Vancouver, May 31, 2012, regarding Funding Appropriation for the Construction of the North Shore Rescue Facility

(12) Metro Vancouver, May 25, regarding Caring for the Air, Metro Vancouvers 2012 Report on Regional Air Quality

Responses to Correspondence

(13) Transportation Engineer, June 4, 2012, response regarding Parking on 21st Street

(14) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, June 1, response re Camelot Subdivision (Union aka Skilift)

= Council Correspondence Update to June 12, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm) =

Referred for Action

(1) May 26, 2012, regarding Taxes 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(2) W.C. Evans Inc., May 29, 2012 regarding Property Taxes at 1859-1865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. 

(Referred to Chief Financial Officer for consideration and response)

(3) N. Cabot, May 1, 2012 regarding Pipeline 

(Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response)

Received for Information

(4) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), June 11, 2012, regarding Call for Nominations for UBCM Executive

(5) B. Rose and E. Frazer, June 8 re DVP (6685 Madrona Crescent) for consideration by Council on June 18, 2012

  (Referred to June 18, 2012 Council Meeting for Council consideration)

(6) M. Ramsay, June 1, 2012, regarding Bring Back the Comunity Day Parade

(7) 5 submissions dated May 24 28, 2012, regarding Proposed Arts Centre

Responses to Correspondence

(8) Director of Planning, June 11, response to Telus Corporation re Canadian Mobile Phone Industry Update

(9) Director of Planning, Lands and Permits, June 6, response to S. Slater re Questions for Mayor & Council

12.  OTHER ITEMS    For On-Table Items please see Items 3d, and 12.1-12.3 


12. Ccl has requested that the following correspondence be brought forward for discussion, and may propose a motion if Ccl considers that further action is required.

12.1.  Correspondence (19 submissions) regarding Construction at Collingwood School (Morven Drive) (On table)

12.2.  N. Cabot, May 1, 2012 regarding Pipeline

(Referred to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for consideration and response) (On Table)

12.3 Correspondence (2 submissions) regarding Community Day Parade (On Table)   

mbr of public: District is as guilty as Collingwood for this mess; permits and zoning; dragging for over a decade; today we have more faces on Ccl, may be different

Sop shd know issue inside out

prev fight with Collingwood ended with a gentlemen's agreement

promise on all sides new relnship &&&       ; promise from now on 100% full transparency

what we had? Nov 13 Collingwood filed application

Dec 2010; Jan 2011 rezoning was approved by Ccl; nobody from our nbrhd was consulted in any way

let me say this, Mr Sokol xxx

zoning was consistent with all reqmts

b/c here in this chamber made v strong commitment to full consultation to notify all of us

Mayor: you must direct your remarks to me; I'm chairing the mtg

[?Continues 10:28]

second -- filed for rezoning; so not true;  xxx; just an issue; issued from City of Vancouver

back to this application made this statement

worded v carefully -- contact with nbr; lie of deception b/c no xxx with nbrhd

Mayor: you've had more than three minutes, Ccl hears frustration; ask staff where we are with this, what options

citizens like yourselves can [10:20]

Ans: asking me to finish my speech?

Mayor: tactfully

Ans: can give a copy in writing

Mayor: how do you, Ccl, wish to handle this?  anyone else?

new citizen: kept listening to cmnty

we have nothing more than a large private biz; gentlemen's agrmt

Andy was right; following the rules? only

70 xxx; 100 trucks a day; move soil off their prop; $30M -- school biz enterprise

promise prev Cc made; promise trust broken


school shd hv bn spre? 

supposed to have 450 [pupils], bumped to 600 then to 700

(not?) following the rules

to avoid consulting the cmnty


haven't got the legal nice nbrhds; don't like what school imposing on us

Mayor: remember disappointed with what was happening

did hear C'wood intended to be good nbrs

disappointing off the tracks; want to take action

[10:04] Sop: xxx; work to keep within guidelines; impact of xxx size of this

have to have firm indicator; relnship to size of campus; cannot expect impact not going to affect those ppl

last time 600; thought reasonable msg; has to be a lot of clarification

Mayor: Mr McR has been listening he can help with wording

clear what's happening why; way treated and expected to be treated

CAO: conv with Sokol permits 

starting soon; premise on how took place; understand rezoning process

if anything can be done to mitigate; need to sit down; asked him to make

Sokol: a rezoning is NOT taking place on this prop

Jan 2011 a work plan there for ten years; part of us putting through to Ccl; C'wood wanted some changes to the xxx draft; xxx under xxx be changed

not a rezoning


Mayor: must passed traffic mgmt

we need to know options and tools; don't think anybody on Ccl know that

CAO: recommend staff bring forward a report that permitted the variances? height?

Sokol: process of bldg application and how viewed as consistent with zoning



CC: want to add to motion

add to have that report this week so back to Ccl next week; quickly so horse hasn't left the barn

what is of interest to me and residents; before whatever the change was before change allowed to do

xxx; want to know what exactly changed on that date

not this Ccl but the District; but we shd know effects construction on the residents both during construction phase and what's built

what amenities we might offer cmnty for what they're going through

ppl ask me a sidewalk or better pedestrian throughout nbrhds; pickup and dropoff times ppl aren't risking their lives; elements like that

Mayor: Sokol, what Ccl's hoping to?

NG: to add to that list; look at Corresp, see a petition signed by 44 residents and they're requesting four things:

PH; how professionally assess effects of traffic; when and how add'l sidewalks; action preserve original character of this nbrhd

wd hope last three questions be answered

PH an opinion if we want next week

Corresp that has come to us from public shdn't be only directed toward us but to leaders at school they need to read it

they shd not be kept out of the loop

we shdn't be summarizing and giving to C'wood

shd be laid out as the raw emotion that it is; staff -- forward to C'wood school

locn was sold in 1984

Sch Bd -- didn't think about this clearly -- sold prop, walked away with all the money, and left us on Ccl with the issues; in hindsight a really bad decision

kids trucked  ? to Westcot and ???

Mayor: not issue

Sop: if staff gives report -- stop order?

Mayor: can't ask that now

Sop: is it possible?

Sokol: wd need to speak to M solicitor


MAB re Corresp (holding up drawing): kids want parade back!

Mayor: re item 12; motion carried.


Mayor: Public Questions and Comments.  Carolanne Reynolds.  I hope you're watching your clock, and realizing that--

CR: I have been; two quick points

Mayor: --the lights--

CR: first of all, I want to sympathize with Cclr Gambioli b/c I'm also an old fogey and don't understand metres and all this

[chuckles heard]

and I thought; I did want to say that the figures given for 7.6 and 9.1m and the answer was about 6ft -- well, that's just not true

A metre is about 3ft so I'd like, Cclr Gambioli, uh, just looking at that, to remember you just multiply by about three 

{quite apart from sound system, at the time, I thought they were speaking about height, not the difference; so apologies b/c it is just under 5 ft (~25ft and a bit under 29ft)}

The next thing is, the Ambleside Dundarave Ratepayers' Assn are having an info mtg on the 1300blk on Wed at 7 o'clock at the Srs' Ctr, and they're going to be,  uh, it's a mtg to elicit opinions and concerns, so I wd certainly recommend your report tonight wch is excellent 

they shd all read it and we will obviously let you know what everyone decides [thinks]

all of Ccl has been invited and we hope some of you will come.  I know that Cclr Soprovich and Cclr Lewis have already said they wd come --- we thank v much

but it is an important item and I want you to know we're having an open mtg and everyone is welcome

thank you

Mayor: serving wine or anything?

CR: I wish we were!

Mayor: anybody else?  Bruce McArthur

Bruce McArthur: my belief OCP is above the Parks Master Plan; guide future improvements

master plan is a guide for future things and be further guided by OCP

one comment, and another: public engagement, this summary

I ran after and asked if this questionnaire was put out before [NSh Police Force] renewal of contracts -- might change their whole idea

change if eventually amalgamate all (Police) on NSh

Mayor: wd hv bn helpful if you'd come up earlier with that clarification re OCP and Parks Master Plan a guide; that wd hv saved us about half an hour!

BMcA: can't win 'em all!


14.  ADJOURNMENT  [10:40]

===  SPECIAL CCL MTGs' AGENDAs Monday June 25  ===


Note: At 6pm the sp Ccl Mtg will commence in open session (in the MFCR), immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public. At 7pm the open session will reconvene (in the Council Chamber) for consideration of the scheduled agenda items.

1. Call to Order.


2. RECOMMENDED:  THAT in the public interest, public be excluded...:

90. (1):

(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;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;

(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; 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 ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public. 


~ (Special) REGULAR COUNCIL meeting AGENDA ~

7:00 PM




RECOMMENDED:  be adopted as circulated:  June 18, 2012 Public Hearing (To be provided on June 22, 2012).


7. Reports from Mayor and Councillors on Boards, Committees, and Working Groups

8. 2011 Annual Report (File:  0295-01)

RECOMMENDED: THAT all written and oral submissions be received.

9. Collingwood School (Morven Drive) Construction (File:  2410-03)

Information to be provided.

10. Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project (File:  1815-34)

Information to be provided.

11. June 2, 2012 Centennial Celebration Overview (File: 0142-01)

Presentation to be provided.

12. Cycling Network Implementation Plan (File:  1785-19)


- Ccl adopt the CNIP report, as a guide for implementation of cycle routes in the District;

- Ccl approve the updated Cycling Network Map (in Attmt B to the report from the Mgr, Roads/Utilities dated June 14; and

- Phase 1 projects contained in the CNIP be recommended for consideration during the 2013 budget process.

13. Transitioning to an Investigation of the Potential of Coach Houses in West Vancouver (File:  2515-02)


1. The report from the Sr Cmnty Planner and the Mgr of Cmnty Planning dated June 11 be received for information; and

2. As Council has identified Housing and Neighbourhood Character as one of its strategic priorities, an examination of Coach Houses shall [sic?] be the policy focus for the Districts efforts in exploring new housing types in 2012 2013.

14. 2998 Park Lane - Community Charter Act, Section 57 Notice on Land Title (File:  0510 - 04 3008 PARK)


- Ccl direct that a notice be placed on title consistent with the recommendation contained in the report dated June 4 , and

- Council direct the MClk to file, in the Land Title Office pursuant to section 57 of the Community Charter, a notice on title to that property legally described as Parcel Identifier 011-223-286, Lot 1 Block 31 District Lot 556 Plan 5184, which notice shall state that a resolution relating to that land has been made under this section and that further information about it may be inspected at M Hall.

15. Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (File:  2515-01)


1. The District of West Vancouver make application to the Provinces Community Charging Infrastructure Fund for:

(a) The purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging stations at West Vancouver and Gleneagles Cmnty Ctrs; and

(b) Coordinated promotion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the North Shore; and

2. All new multi-family devt provide an appropriate number of dedicated EV plug-in outlets, ideally one for each unit, and new commercial devts over 1500m2 in floor area provide for an expansion of the public electric vehicle charging network.


16. Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 (Lower Caulfeild Heritage Conservation Area) (File:  1610-20-4724)

The proposed bylaw received first reading at the May 28 Ccl Mtg and was the subject of a PH held and closed on June 18, 2012.

RECOMMENDED: THAT Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 be read a second time.

RECOMMENDED: THAT Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 4724, 2012 be read a third time.


17.1. Housing Action Plan (File:  2515-02)

    RECOMMENDED: THAT the report from the Mgr of Cmnty Planning dated June 12, be received for information.

17.2. Municipal Land at Northwest Corner Taylor Way and Marine Drive - Licence Extension for Use by Park Royal Shopping Centre (File:  1145-02-PARK ROYAL)

RECOMMENDED:  THAT the report dated June 8 be received for information.

17.3. TransLink Customer Service Performance Report for Quarter 1, 2012 (File:  1305-05)

RECOMMENDED: THAT the report dated May 28, 2012 from the Transit Mgr be received for information.

17.4. Correspondence List (see link on electronic agenda) (File:  0120-24)

~~~ Council Correspondence Update to June 15, 2012 (up to 12:00 Noon) ~~~

Referred for Action

(1) 12 submissions dated June 9 - 13, 2012, regarding Collingwood School (Morven Campus) Construction 

(Referred to Director of Planning, Lands & Permits for consideration and response)

(2) L. Vance, June 10, regarding Council consideration of the proposed increase in Tanker traffic through our waters 

 (Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(3) J. Smith, June 4, 2012, regarding Proposed Arts Centre 

 (Referred to Mayor and Council for consideration and response)

(4) N. Thompson, June 8, 2012, regarding West Vancouver Ice Arena Ice Allocation 

(Referred to Director of Parks and Community Services for consideration and response)

(5) B. Gerhard, June 13, re DVP No. 11-070 (6685 Madrona Cr) For Consideration by Council on June 18th, 2012 

(Referred to June 18, 2012 Council Meeting for Council consideration)

Received for Information

(6) R. Day, June 10, 2012, regarding Parks master plan

(7) 2 submissions from the Dundarave Festival of Lights Society, June 13, 2012, regarding Lights up! Dundarave Festival of Lights 2012 and Mayor Smith and Council sponsoring a tree at the Dundarave Festival of Lights 2012

(8) I. Jerome, June 14, 2012, regarding How heritage and character are easily lost in a community

(9) Five Hole for Food, June 15, 2012, regarding Can you help us name the Five Hole Food Car?

Responses to Correspondence

(10) Manager of Parks Operations, June 15, 2012, response regarding Dundarave beach fishing

(11) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, June 14, 2012, response regarding Collingwood School Meeting

(12) Mgr Parks Planning/Cmnty Stewardship, June 13, response re Dangerous structures on Cypress... sanctioned??

(13) Director of Parks and Community Services, June 13, re June 04 Council Meeting WV Arena Ice Allocation

(14) Director of Planning, Lands, and Permits, June 11, 2012, response regarding West Bay Hydro Lines

(15) Director of Parks and Community Services, June 12, re WV Ice Arena Governance and Public Skate Times

~~~ Council Correspondence Update to June 20, 2012 (up to 4:30 pm) ~~~

Received for Information

(1) City of North Vancouver, June 13, 2012, regarding Update on North Shore Table Matters Network

(2) Bikehub.ca, June 14, 2012, regarding North Shore bike map project completed 

(Attachments available for viewing in Legislative Services Department)

(3) Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM), June 18, 2012, regarding RCMP Contract Issues.


===  SP CCL MTG AGENDA 4pm Tuesday June 26  ===


2. RECOMMENDED:  THAT in the public interest, public be excluded...:

90. (1):

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the council considers that disclosure could reasonably be

expected to harm the interests of the municipality;

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

(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 ccl, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public. 



Dancing In The Dark: The Intelligence of Bees

Tues, June 12, 2012 Bees are remarkable among insects. They can count, remember human faces, and communicate through dance routines performed entirely in the dark. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey, along with a hive of leading bee researchers and scientists, investigates the mental lives of bees.

More: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2012/06/12/dancing-in-the-dark-the-intelligence-of-bees/#igImgId_42036

=== INFObit ===

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> Date: 13 June, 2012 7:44:56 AM PDT

To view the on-line version click here. http://cpt.org/cptnet/2012/06/13/urgent-prayer-peacemakers


Pray with CPT for the Palestinian village of Susiya, which received demolition orders from the Israeli military on June 12. The demolition, to be completed by June 15, will destroy eighteen tents and make 160 people homeless.

> Date: 18 June, 2012 7:04:28 AM PDT

Subject: [CPTnet] SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: In a bow to settlers, Israel threatens a Palestinian village

To view the on-line version click here.


SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: In a bow to settlers, Israel threatens a Palestinian village

Palestinians gathered in their village of Susya at midday on 16 June to demonstrate against its announced demolition. After receiving pressure from settler-led Zionist nongovernmental organization Regavim, the Israeli military issued a demolition order for approximately fifty structures in Susya, including house tents, solar panels and animal pens, threatening the entire village. Residents managed to gain an oral agreement to delay the demolition until 19 June, but the villages future is very uncertain.

Men, women, and children from Susya holding Palestinian flags gathered with international and Israeli activists and all walked peacefully down the road to an Israeli military outpost. Children joined in chants about the freedom of Palestine and their village. Two police vehicles and an army vehicle followed the procession.The group reached the outpost to find another police vehicle there. A group of soldiers photographed the protesters as they arrived. The demonstration remained peaceful. As chanting continued, a TV correspondent interviewed one of the villages residents. After the interview, the demonstrators turned around to head back to Susya. Three additional military vehicles arrived and Israeli soldiers brought out sound grenade and tear gas canister launchers. The protesters passed them peacefully, chanting and singing.

=== ROYALWATCH === Celebrating the Jubilee (my bolding)

from WV resident and WVM subscriber, Roddy MacKenzie

The Queen's Royal Thames River Pageant

Yesterday was a highlight of The Queen's 60th Jubilee Celebrations -- her procession through London on the River Thames accompanied by an armada of a thousand boats.  The Queen's progress was cheered on by 1.2 million admirers along the banks of the Thames.  Heavily cloudy skies and periods of rain which failed to dampen the enthusiasm. The Royal Barges, the bells ringing from Gloriana, the London Philharmonic, and the 56 identical boats sailing in formation flying the flags of the 56 nations of the Commonwealth were highlights for me.  While we shared our riverfront vantage point with Richard from Australia, everyone else around us lived in London. 

The locals supported this Pageant hugely.  The Times of London newspaper devoted its front page to a giant picture of [HM] and reported the latest poll which says The Queen is "in touch" with her people.  This poll discloses that three times as many of the British people believe the Queen understands their everyday difficulties than do politicians and the Queen is more concerned about their welfare than are politicians.  The Times says 70% of the British now believe Elizabeth II is "one of the greatest monarch in British history" and 30% of these say The Queen is "THE greatest" of Britain's monarchs.  Also, two-thirds of the population hope she'll serve as Queen "as long as possible" instead of ever retiring.  The Times of London concludes that there is: "overwhelming support  for the monarchy as an institution and for the Queen herself." ...

Hope the weather will improve -- as I write this early this morning it's still raining.

Two remarkable days here in London.


The Queen's 60th Jubilee concludes today with a televised address.  Although it is cold and very wet here in London today, the Jubilee was an enormous success.  Here are some  details of yesterday's Bank Holiday and today's National Thanksgiving Jubilee Holiday.... on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by 1.2 million people watching the Royal Pageant of 1,000 boats Sunday...

Jubilee Big Lunches and Street Parties

A special feature of Jubilee Weekend here is that the government authorized about 10,000 street closures to accommodate parties which enabled neighbours to celebrate The Queen's 60th Jubilee with one another.  I was invited to the one such party on Raymond Street in the beautiful and elegant suburb of South Wooton.  The invitation came from my friend ... whom I met at the Royal Wedding a year ago...

In addition, Cathy nominated me to be the Judge of the "Best Decorated Home" on their street for the Jubilee.  It was an onerous task because so many of the homes were so beautifully decorated.  But my decision was well received and Ellen, the winner, was delighted.  Ellen then presented every child on the block with a Jubilee Certificate and a gift.   And I was not influenced by the  magnificent Champagne Ellen served me in a Waterford Crystal flute, nor the delicious Union Jack almond cake her sister Pam gave me.   All they did was sharpen my keen judgement!

Cathy, her husband Tony, ... were all so nice to me, as were all their neighbours.  The food was exceptional because so many races and nationalities were represented.  We also had a sing-a-long and some conga dancing.  Both ends of the street were closed by festive ribbons so the entire street became a playground for the kids, and a huge long dining table for everyone.  Raymond Avenue is multi-racial and multi-cultural Britain at its finest.  I felt honoured to be included.

A Special Canadian Touch

Yesterday evening I was entertained at the home of ... and with friends from WV...

Last Night's Concert at Buckingham Palace

As you may have seen on TV, the concert last night at Buckingham Palace was awesome, as was the incredibly light show using the Palace as the screen, and the spectacular fireworks which wrapped up the evening.  Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder were for me highlights of the evening, and Prince Charles wound things up so nicely with his witty but meaningful speech honouring his Mother, and his regrettably hospitalized Father.  The BBC TV announcer said that references to Prince Philip at last night's concert and again this morning at the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's brought The Queen the closest to crying that the BBC announcer has ever seen.  We can only hope he will be OK -- their 65th Wedding Anniversary will be this coming November.

The National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Today

... we watched the Service on TV here in our hotel rather than braving the enormous crowds and terrible weather.  As all of you who saw it can attest, it was an awesome Service.  Highlights for me were the magnificent music and the Archbishop of Canterbury's powerful Sermon on the real meaning of dedication to serving others, which The Queen epitomises.

The Carriage Procession, Balcony Appearance and Fly-Past

...and walked to Hyde Park, which is only a half block from our front door.  I wanted to experience sharing today with the crowds, to see everything on their gigantic big screen TVs and to see the Fly-Past live instead of just on TV.   I had the great fortune  of encountering the Household Calvary in all their magnificence.  They were en route to The Lord Mayor of London's Palace where The Queen was having lunch.  Over a hundred of them trotted by me.  Their horses were among the world's most beautiful. 

Next I met a couple of young girls buying ice cream. I asked what their uniforms were.  They told me they were young Police Cadets.  One was of Pakistani heritage and the other from India.  They both had HUGE smiles.  Later I saw them and their colleagues slowly leading the throngs of people up the Mall towards Buckingham Palace.  A solid line of these young Police Cadets stretched the width of the Mall from sidewalk to sidewalk. 

The carriage procession was awesome, and The Queen's appearance on the balcony was so exciting. We all sang the National Anthem "God Save the Queen" three times -- each time with more gusto. 

Then the Fly-Past.  I was worried it would be cancelled as it had been Sunday for the Thames River Pageant.  But in spite of the pouring rain and low cloud cover the Fly-Past went ahead.  In spite of all the other aircraft including the RAF's famous Red Arrows (like the RCAF's Snowbirds), one could clearly hear the very distinctive sound of the Lancaster.  I found myself wondering if this would be the last time I'd ever hear the sound of a Lancaster flying, given that only two still fly.  The BBC announced that Prince William had flown in this Lancaster and then had spoke of the incredible heroism of those in WWII Bomber Command, which included my Dad as a WWII Lancaster Pilot.

On that note, it all ended.  Now to The Queen's televised address, and then out to dinner.

Yours faithfully, Roddy

...In my haste to send my earlier email this evening, I skipped a final point I think important.  When I first arrived this afternoon at Hyde Park the number of people there was quite reasonable.  But then more came, more and more and more.  Those of you who know how huge Hyde Park is will know what I mean when I say our section of it ultimately filled up.  People as far one could see.  People everywhere.  A tidal wave of people.  Then, at the conclusion of the BBC TV coverage following the Fly-Past, a message flashed onto the screen -- Buckingham Palace announced that The Mall and St. James's Park had 1.5 million people!  The Royal Wedding last year packed a million people into The Mall and St. James's Park.  Today 1.5 million!    And major overflows of people that resulted in the filling to capacity of Trafalgar Square and ultimately the tidal wave of people flowing into Hyde Park.  As the BBC concluded today by saying, The Queen can take comfort in these astonishing numbers, in terrible weather and pouring rain.  The BBC said this turnout is an extraordinary testimony to the affection and esteem people have for The Queen. 


{and then off they went to Germany, Denmark, Estonia, St Petersburg, Finland, Sweden, ...}

=== BOOKWATCH === how to save a library.....

As you know, I copy-edit A Word A Day wch has over a million subscribers. On the weekend, Anu sends me a selection of the week's comments and they are sent out as AWADmail.  There are often tidbits in the introduction. Here's an incident that certainly shows imagination (and determination).

A Book-Burning Party ~~ http://front.moveon.org/this-is-how-you-beat-the-tea-party



Canada Day Open House at B. C. Binning Residence in WV from 1 - 4pm Sunday July 1


For more information please phone 733 2313 or email tbaker@conservancy.bc.ca.

Conservation Moments with TLC B. C. Binning Residence

BC Binning residence was left to TLC in an estate on September 30, 2008.The Binning Residence is a truly unique site. It was designed by B. C. Binning, with the help of his friend and architect Ned Pratt in 1941. While this pioneering bungalow is considered to be one of the first modern homes in the West Coast, categorizing its style is a challenge as the style is truly unique. Over the years, many artists and architects made the pilgrimage to see and experience the house and visit with the Binnings. B. C. Binning passed away in 1976 and his widow Jessie continued to live in the house until 2007 at the age of 101.


http://www.heritagebc.ca/home/ and http://www.heritagebc.ca/tag/featured-articles


Great time at Cmnty Day; next event RoyalTea-by-the-Sea from 2 to 4pm on Saturday August 18

See heritage.westvan.org and for the draft flyer: RoyalTeabytheSea.westvan.org and royaltea.ca

* HERITAGE on Bowen Island -- Steamship Days -- July 7 to 15

Steamship Days is a tribute to our heritage and celebration of summer. Music, games, events and exhibits will bring our past back to life over nine days. Bring your whole family for a good old fashion time.

Events include:

Art Rogers Orchestra: July 7th; Model A Ford Show: July 8th; "A Walk Through Time" Fashion Show - July 8 and July 15th

Arbutus Sounds Chorus - July 8; Casino nights July 14; Wooden Boat Show: July 7 - 15th

Dal Richards Orchestra: July 14th; Era Golf Tourney: July 15th

Jazz from the 20s to the 50s  Barbershop Quartets, Local Musicians, Evening Dances, Buskers, Magicians, Baseball Tournament, Guided Historical Walks  Artisan & Farmers' Market, Sing-Alongs, Croquet Tournament,  Kids' Games, Tug-of-war, Dunk Tank, Bobbing for Apples, Pie-Eating Contest, Horseshoes, and more.....!

Info: Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce: info@steamshipdays.com Website: http://www.steamshipdays.com/index.html


Read the bulletin from our website: www.heritagevancouver.org/bulletin/bulletin_20120608.html

HVs 8th Annual Garden Party:A Special Fundraising Event on Behalf of Heritage Vancouver

Monday June 25 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Tickets: $100 donation to Heritage Vancouver Society

Includes wine and hors doeuvres. (Tax receipts will be issued)

Join special guest, City Councillor Geoff Meggs and Heritage Vancouver for a spectacular evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation in Suzanne and Olin Anton's beautiful Kerrisdale garden. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with elected officials, community leaders, and heritage supporters while at the same time demonstrating your support for the many worthwhile projects undertaken by the Heritage Vancouver Society.

All upcoming events: www.heritagevancouver.org


Walking Tours:  -- Beginning in April: Fridays noon - 1:30pm & Saturdays 10am - noon, $12 incl. hst   

Join tour guides John Atkin and Maurice Guibord as they take you on fascinating and fun journeys through historic areas of Vancouver. Tour details are now up on the website! CHECK OUT THE TOUR ROUTES AND DATES AND/OR TO REGISTER

FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/walkingtours.html

EVEN MORE INFO -- http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wall.html


Places That Matter is a plaque project celebrating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the city.

The VHF asked for the publics help to identify and mark 125 sites commemorating people, places, and

events that have shaped the city.


List in last issue and see http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/placesthatmatter.html

Tuesday June 26th: Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 W 64th Avenue. Exact time in the evening TBA.

Wednesday June 27th: Collingwood Neighbourhood House AGM at 5288 Joyce St.

~~~  MAIKU  ~~~ 2012 June 15/16

more raindrop footsteps

dampen our spirits . . .

is summer a mere mirage?

+ + +  QUOTATIONs / THOUGHTs / PUNs / cartoon  + + +

Anne Lamott, American writer (b 1954):

> For some, good books and beautiful writing are our ultimate solace, even more comforting than exquisite food.

> Joy is the best makeup.

> 'No' is a complete sentence.

> Laughter is carbonated holiness.

Without the freedom to criticize, there is no true praise.      -- Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright (1732 - 1799)

When a government depends on bankers for money, they and not the heads of government control matters.

The hand that gives holds sway over the hand that receives.

Money has no homeland and financiers have no patriotism or decency -- their only objective is gain.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-- Albert Einstein

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.   -- Chinese proverb

Knowledge is like candles: when one is used to light another, it does not diminish the light of the first. On the contrary, everything becomes brighter.

-- Thomas Jefferson

Smaller babies may be delivered by stork but the heavier ones need a crane.

I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

Cloning is a nil conceived idea.