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2012 West Van Matters
 » #19 Notes Sep 17; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 20
 » #18 Notes Sep 10; Agenda Sep 17; Cal to Oct 6
 » #17 Agenda Sep 10; Cal to Sep 22
 » #16 Notes Jul 23; Cal to Aug 31
 » #15 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to Aug 18
 » #14 Notes Jun 25; Agenda Jul 9; Cal to Jul 30
 » #13 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 13
 » #12 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to Jun 30


2011 West Van Matters
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Oct 3; Ccl Agenda Oct 17; Calendar to Nov 11
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Sep 19; Ccl Agenda Oct 3; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Sep 12; Ccl Agenda Sep 19; Calendar to Oct 7
 » #18 Ccl Agenda Sep 12; Calendar to Sep 22+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 31+
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jul 18; Ccl Agenda Jul 25; Calendar to Aug 15
 » #15 Finance Cmte NOTES Jul 11; Ccl Agenda Jul 18; Calendar to July 28
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jul 4; Ccl Agenda Jul 11; Calendar to July 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES Jun 20; Ccl Agenda Jul 4; Calendar to July 21
 » #12 Ccl NOTES Jun 6; Ccl Agenda Jun 20; Calendar to July 8
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 16/19; Ccl Agenda Jun 6; Calendar to June 24
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 9/11; Ccl Agenda May 16; Calendar to June 10
 » #09 Ccl NOTES Apr 18; Ccl Agenda May 9; Calendar to May 20
 » #08 Ccl NOTES Apr 4; Ccl Agenda Apr 18; Calendar to May 13
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 4; Calendar to Apr 22
 » #06 Ccl NOTES Mar 7; Ccl Agenda Mar 21; Calendar to Apr 8
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 21; Ccl Agenda Mar 7; Calendar to Mar 23
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 7; Ccl Agenda Feb 21; Calendar to Mar 11
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 24; Ccl Agenda Feb 7; Calendar to Feb 24
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 10; Ccl Agenda Jan 24; Calendar to Feb 10
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 10; Calendar to Jan 27

2010 West Van Matters
 » #29 Ccl NOTES Dec 13; Ccl Agendas Dec 20; Calendar to Dec 31+
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 6;Ccl Agendas Dec 13/15; Calendar to Dec 22
 » #27 Finance Cmte NOTES Nov 22;Ccl Agenda Dec 6; Calendar to Dec 18
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 15;Finance Cmte Agenda Nov 22; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 1;Ccl Agenda Nov 15; Calendar to Dec 9
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 18;Ccl Agenda Nov 1; Calendar to Nov 19
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 4;Ccl Agenda Oct 18; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl Agenda Oct 4; Calendar to Oct 21
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sept 13; Ccl Agendas Sept 20/22; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl Agenda Sept 13; Calendar to ~Sept 26
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 26; Calendar to Sept 12
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 19; Agenda Jul 26; Calendar to Aug 8+
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 5; Agenda Jul 19; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 28; Agenda Jul 5; Calendar to Jul 23
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 21; Agenda Jun 28; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 7; Agenda Jun 21; Calendar to Jun 30
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 31; Agenda Jun 7; Calendar to Jun 24
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 17; Agendas May 31; Calendar to Jun 12
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 10/12; Agendas May 17; Calendar to Jun 5
 » #10 Ccl NOTES May 3; Agenda May 10/12; Calendar to May 20
 » #07 Ccl NOTES Mar 15; Agenda Apr 12; Calendar to Apr 30
 » #05 Ccl NOTES Feb 8/10; Agenda Mar 1; Calendar to Mar 17
 » #04 Ccl NOTES Feb 1; Agenda Feb 8; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #03 Ccl NOTES Jan 25; Agenda Feb 1; Calendar to Feb 11
 » #02 Ccl NOTES Jan 11 & 18; Agenda Jan 25; Calendar to Feb 5
 » #01 Ccl Agenda Jan 11; Calendar to Jan 31

2009 West Van Matters
 » #28 Ccl NOTES Dec 14 & 18; Calendar to Jan 12
 » #27 Ccl NOTES Dec 7; AGENDA Dec 14; Calendar to Dec 31
 » #26 Ccl NOTES Nov 16; AGENDA Dec 7; Calendar to Dec 20
 » #25 Ccl NOTES Nov 2; AGENDA Nov 16; Calendar to Dec 10
 » #24 Ccl NOTES Oct 19; AGENDA Nov 9; Calendar to Nov 20
 » #23 Ccl NOTES Oct 5; AGENDA Oct 19; Calendar to Nov 5
 » #22 Ccl NOTES Sep 21; AGENDA Oct 5; Calendar to Oct 22
 » #21 Ccl NOTES Sep 14; AGENDA Sep 21; Calendar to Oct 8
 » #20 Ccl NOTES Jul 30; AGENDA Sep 14; Calendar to Sep 24~
 » #19 Ccl NOTES Jul 27; AGENDA Jul 30; Calendar to Sep 12~
(plus UPDATE)

 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #18 Ccl NOTES Jul 20; AGENDA Jul 27; Calendar to Aug 2
 » #17 Ccl NOTES Jul 6; AGENDA Jul 20; Calendar to Jul 31
 » #16 Ccl NOTES Jun 22; AGENDA Jul 6; Calendar to Jul 24
 » #15 Ccl NOTES Jun 15; AGENDA Jun 22; Calendar to Jul 9
 » #14 Ccl NOTES Jun 1; AGENDA Jun 15; Calendar to Jun 25
 » #13 Ccl NOTES May 25; AGENDA Jun 1; Calendar to Jun 18
 » #12 Ccl NOTES May 11; AGENDA May 25; Calendar to Jun 7
 » #11 Ccl NOTES May 4; AGENDA May 11; Calendar to May 28
 » #10 Ccl NOTES Apr 20; AGENDA May 4; Calendar to May 15
 » #9 Ccl NOTES Apr 6; AGENDA Apr 20; Calendar to May 7
 » #8 Ccl NOTES Mar 30; AGENDA Apr 6; Calendar to Apr 25
 » #7 Ccl NOTES Mar 23; AGENDA Mar 30; Calendar to Apr 9
 » #6 Ccl NOTES Mar 2; AGENDA Mar 23; Calendar to Apr
 » #5 Ccl NOTES Feb 16; AGENDA Mar 2; Calendar to Mar 28
 » #4 Ccl NOTES Feb 2; AGENDA Feb 16; Calendar to Feb 28
 » #3 Ccl NOTES Jan 19; AGENDA Feb 2; Calendar to Jan 19th+
 » #2 Ccl NOTES Jan 12; AGENDA Jan 19; Calendar to Jan 31st
 » #1 Ccl AGENDA Jan 12; Calendar to Jan 18

2008 West Van Matters
 » #34 Ccl NOTES Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 31/Jan 12
 » #33 Ccl NOTES Dec 8; AGENDAs Dec 15; Calendar to Dec 24
 » #32 Ccl NOTES Nov 17; AGENDAs Dec 8; Calendar to Dec 15
 » #31 Ccl NOTES Oct 27; AGENDAs Nov 17; Calendar to Nov 30
#30 Ccl NOTES Oct 20; AGENDAs Oct 27; Calendar to Nov 12+
#29 Ccl NOTES Oct 6; AGENDAs Oct 20; Calendar to Oct 31
#28 Ccl NOTES Sep 29; AGENDA Oct 6; Calendar to Oct 26
#27 Ccl NOTES Sep 22; AGENDA Sept 29; Calendar to Oct 10
#26 Ccl NOTES Sep 8; AGENDA Sept 22; Calendar to Sep 30th+
#25 Ccl AGENDA Sep 8; Mtgs/Events to Sep 15th
#24 Ccl NOTES July 28; Calendar to Aug 31 +
#23 Ccl NOTES June 21; AGENDA July 28; Cal to Aug 5th
#22 Ccl NOTES July 14; AGENDA July 21; Cal to 31st
#21 Ccl NOTES July 7; AGENDA July 14; Cal to 25th
#20 Ccl NOTES June 16/19; AGENDA July 7; Cal to 16th
#19 Ccl NOTES June 9; AGENDAs June 16; Cal to June 30/~July
#17 Ccl Notes May 26, PH 28; Agenda Jun 2; Cal to Jun 18
#16 Ccl Notes May 12 (Youth); Agenda May 26; Cal to Jun 8
#15 Ccl Notes May 5; Agenda May 12; Cal to May 29
#14 Ccl Notes Apr 21/May 1; Agenda May 5; Cal to May 15
#13 Ccl Notes Apr 14; Agenda Apr 21; Cal to Apr 30+
#12 Ccl Notes Apr 7/10; Agenda Apr 14; Cal to Apr 27
#11 Mtg Summary Mar 17; Agenda Apr 7l Cal to Apr 19
#10 Ccl Notes Mar 17; Cal to Apr 16
#09 Ccl Notes Mar 10; Agenda Mar 17; Cal to Apr 7
#08 Ccl Notes Mar 3; Agenda Mar 10; Cal to Mar 20
#07 Ccl Notes Feb 18; Agenda Mar 3; Cal to Mar 13
#06 Ccl Budget Notes Feb 11; Agenda Feb 18; Cal to Feb 29
#05 Notes Feb 4; Agenda Feb 11; Cal to Feb 22
#04 Notes Jan 21; Agenda Feb 4; Cal to Feb 13
 » #03 Notes Jan 14; Agenda Jan 21; Cal to Jan 31
 » #02 Notes Jan 7; Agenda Jan 14; Cal to Jan 25
 » #01 Agenda Jan 7; Cal to Jan 16

2007 West Van Matters
 » #41 Notes Dec 17; Cal to Dec 31
 » #40 Notes Dec 10; Agenda Dec 17; Cal to Dec 21
 » #39 Notes Dec 3; Agenda Dec 10; Cal to Dec 17
 » #38 Notes Nov 26; Agenda Dec 3; Cal to Dec 13
 » #37 Notes Nov 19; Agenda Nov 26; Cal to Dec 8
 » #36 Agenda Nov 19; Cal to Dec 5
 » #35 Notes Nov 5; Cal to Nov 28
 » #34 Notes Oct 29; Agenda Nov 5; Cal to Nov 20
 » #33 Notes Oct 22; Agenda Oct 29; Cal to Nov 16/18
 » #32 Notes Oct 15; Agenda Oct 22; Cal to Nov 9
 » #31 Agenda Oct 15; Cal to Oct 25
 » #30 Ccl Notes Oct 1; Cal to Oct 18th
 » #29 Notes Sept 24; Agenda Oct 1; Cal to Oct 12
 » #28 Notes Sept 17; Agenda Sept 24; Cal to Sept 30
 » #27 Notes Sept 10; Agenda Sept 17; Cal to Sept 27th
 » #26 Agenda Sept 10; Cal to Sept 21st
 » #25 Notes Jul 23/25; Cal to Aug 31st/Sep 10
 » #24 Notes Jul 16; Agenda Jul 23; Cal to 31st+
 » #23 Notes Jul 9; Agenda Jul 16; Cal to Jul 22nd+
 » #22 Notes Jun 25; Cal to Jul 11th
 » #21 Notes Jun 18; Agenda Jun 25; Cal to Jul 4th
 » #20 Notes Jun 11; Agenda Jun 18; Cal to 28nd
 » #19 Notes Jun 4; Agenda Jun 11; Cal to 22nd
 » #18 Notes May 28; Agenda Jun 4; Cal to June 16
 » #17 Agenda May 28th; Cal to June 7th
 » #16 Notes May 7/9/11/14; Cal to May 31st
 » #15 Notes Apr 23rd; Agenda/Notes Apr 30th; Agenda May 7th
 » #14 Notes Apr 16th; Agenda Apr 23rd; Cal to May 5th
 » #13 Notes Apr 2th; Agenda Apr 16th; Cal to Apr 22nd
 » #12 Notes Mar 26th; Agenda Apr 2nd; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #11 Agenda Mar 26; Cal to Apr 1st
 » #10 Notes Mar 12th; Cal to Mar 29th
 » #9 Notes Mar 5th; Agenda Mar 12; Cal to Mar 24th
 » #8 Notes Feb 26th; Agenda Mar 5; Cal to Mar 17th
 » #7 Notes Feb 19; Agenda Feb 26; Cal to Mar 11th
 » #6 Notes Feb 12th; Agenda Feb 19th; Cal to Feb 28th+
 » #5 Notes Feb 5th; Agenda Feb 12th; Cal to Feb 18t+
 » #4 Notes Jan 22nd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #3 Notes Jan 15; Agenda Jan 22; Cal to Jan Feb 2+
 » #2 Notes Jan 8; Agenda Jan 15; Cal to Jan 21
 » #1 Agenda Jan 8; Cal to Jan 14
2006 West Van Matters
 » #38 Notes Dec 18; Cal to Jan 7th
 » #37 Notes Dec 11; Agenda Dec 18; Cal to Dec 3
 » #36 Notes Dec 4; Agenda Dec 11; Cal to Dec 22
 » #35 Notes Nov 27; Public Hearing Dec 4; Cal to Dec 15
 » #34 Notes Nov 20; Agenda Nov 27; Cal to Dec 8
 » #33 Notes Nov 14; Agenda Nov 20; Cal to Nov 30
 » #32 Notes Nov 6; Agenda Nov 14; Cal to Nov 28
 » #31 Notes Oct 30; Agenda Nov 6; Cal to Nov 22
 » #30 Notes Oct 16; Agenda Oct 30; Cal to Nov 1
 » #29 Notes Oct 2; Agenda Oct 16; Cal to Oct 30
 » #28 Notes Sept 25; Summary Oct 2; Cal to Oct 20th
 » #27 Notes Sept 25; Agenda Oct 2; Cal to Oct 1
 » #26 Notes Sept 18; Agenda 25; Cal to Oct 3
 » #25 Notes July 27/Sept 11; Sept 18 Agenda; Cal to Sept 29
 » #24 July 27 Minutes; Sept 11 Agenda; Cal to Sept 12
 » #23 Notes July 24; Agenda July 27; Cal Aug/Sept
 » #22 Notes July 17; Agenda July 24, August Cal
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #21 Notes July 10; Agenda July 17; Cal July/Aug
 » #20 Agenda July 10th; Cal to July 20
 » #19 Notes June 26; Cal to July 15
 » #18 Notes June 19; Agenda June 26; Cal to July 15
 » #17 Notes June 12; Agenda June 19; Cal to June 30
 » #16 Notes June 5; Agenda June 12; Cal to June 25
 » #15 Notes May 29; Agenda June 5; Cal to June 17
 » #14 Agenda May 29; Cal to June 9
 » #13 Notes May 8/15; Cal to May 31
 » #12 Notes May 1; Agenda May 8; Cal to May 18
 » #11 Notes Apr 24; Cal to May 10
 » #10 Agenda Apr 24; Budget; Cal to May 2
 » #9 Notes Apr 10; Budget; Cal to Apr 30
 » #8 Notes Apr 3; Agenda Apr 10; Cal to Apr 23
 » #7 Notes Mar 27; Agenda Apr 3; Cal to Apr 9
 » #6 Notes Mar 20th; Agenda Mar 27th; Cal to Apr 2nd
 » #5 Ccl Mtg Summaries; Agenda Mar 20th; Cal to 25th
 » #4 News Feb 6th/13th; Cal to 19th
 » #3 Notes Jan 16th & 23rd; Cal to Feb 8th+
 » #2 Notes Jan 16th; Agenda 23rd; Cal to Feb 1st
 » #1 NOTES Jan 9th; Agenda 16th; Cal to 20th
2005 West Van Matters
 » #37 NOTES Dec 12th; Calendar to 31st (& peek at January)
 » #36 Ccl Agenda Dec 12; Calendar to 17th
 » #35 Ccl Notes Nov 21st & Dec 5th; Events to 14th
 » #34 Ccl Notes Nov 7th; Agenda Nov 21st; Events to 21st
 » #33 Ccl Agenda Nov 7th; Events to 12th+
 » #32 Oct 24 Ccl Mtg Notes; Events Nov 9th
 » #31 Oct 24 Ccl AGENDA; Events Oct 31th
 » #30 Oct 17 Ccl AGENDA; Events Oct 27th
 » #29 Oct 3rd Ccl Mtg NOTES; Calendar Oct 16th+
 » #28 Sep 26 Notes; Oct 3 Agenda; Events to Oct 11
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WV Council 15 Dec 2014

2014 December 15 Council Meeting NOTES; Calendar to 2015 January 10th+
Q3/Budget • Civic Site Parking • Pitt Lands • Masonic Hall • Srs' Ctr/Reports

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= No Ccl Mtg until Jan 12

= Vive le Canada (Order of Canada); from the Editor's Desk; WVPD (Red Nose); Updates & Info

= CALENDAR to Jan 10+; CULTUREWATCH (Theatre; Art; Music; Lights; Festivals; Nature Talk)

= CCL MTG NOTES Dec 15: Q3 Operating Results; Budget Update; DRC; PARKING (civic site); Pitt Lands Subdiv, UPLIFT; Masonic Hall; Srs' Ctr, Gleneagles CC, Grants Cmte Annual Reports; PQP: "'Twas ten days to Christmas"

= ANIMALWATCH; INFObits (DWV employees; Sir Nicholas Winton); ROYALWATCH (Queen's Christmas Msg); CRAFTBEERWATCH (Thor's Hammer); CPTWATCH; LANGUAGEWATCH (LMK); WORDWATCH (nuncheon); HERITAGEWATCH; MAIKU; QTNS/THOUGHTS + 31 Worst Puns + Downton Abbey Christmas Spoof + cartoons

=== Vive le CANADA === 95 new Order of Canada Recipients announced Friday (Dec 26)

The motto of the Order is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country). The new appointments were announced by Governor General David Johnston. Among them are Mark Carney, Peter Milliken, Dick Pound, (our very own) Barry Downs, Mark Lautens (our Trevor's son), Dan Needles, and Eleanor Wachtel are among the Canadians named to the Order of Canada Friday. The new appointees include 3 Companions (C.C.),

13 Officers (O.C.), and 79 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

For the list of recipients go to: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=15922&lan=eng and scroll down.

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

{NB: Draft final was sent to subscribers lunchtime Dec 31; sorry, again leaving ACMs to next issue}

Main point in this newsletter is to hope you all had a v merry Christmas

and to send my best wishes to all of you for a v Happy New Year.

=== WVPD ===

Have a great party, but don't forget to call 604 619 0942 between 9pm and 3am

for service on the North Shore or Bowen Island. http://www.rotarynorthvan.com/rednose.html

=== UPDATES & INFO === Relax -- time to celebrate family and friends!

=== CALENDAR to 2015 January 10th+ ===

Mtgs at MHall unless otherwise indicated. Mtgs known at date of writing shown; often addns, changes, cancellations after WVM sent. Check the DWV Calendar: http://www.westvancouver.ca/events. Anything too late/early for an issue are emailed to subscribers. [Headsup/Notices sent between issues. Subscribe! write subscribewvm@westvan.org] ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary

== Wednesday December 31

~ 5 - 9:30pm ~ NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER & DANCE (55+) ~~ at the Srs' Ctr

Say goodbye to 2014 in New York time! The Men in Black will ring in the New Year with their wonderful jazz/dance music. Come dance to all your favourites! Cash bar will be in effect. Cost includes live music, food, and a champagne toast to the end of another amazing year. Come join us. Doors open 5pm for no-host bar; buffet dinner starts 5:30pm; dancing 6:30pm; New Year’s celebrations 9pm. Details: $45 (mbrs), use barcode 998917


== Thursday January 8

Upper Lands WG mtg at the Srs' Ctr BUT the DWV Calendar says the mtg starts at 7pm however when you go to the

ULWG webpage, it says it starts at 6pm. (I sent a query to the Hall but no reply yet as to wch is the right time.}

+++ WV MEMORIAL LIBRARY +++ 925 7400 See the Calendar: http://www.westvanlibrary.ca/events/calendar/month

We will be open from 10am - 5pm December 27 - 31.

- See more at: https://westvanlibrary.ca/visit/library/location-hours#sthash.ndE0RUZ6.dpuf

Let’s Talk!

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. No registration required. This session runs until March 4. Wednesdays Jan 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7 “ 8:30pm

English Corner

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. This session runs until March 6. Fridays January 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10 “ 11:30am

Things That Go [until Jan 12]

Boats, buses, trains, and cars “ our current exhibition features stunning images from our Historical Photo Collection that  document WV's devt from its beginnings to the bustling community it is today.

Arrangements for purchase may be made through our Gallery Coordinator.

+++ WEST VAN MUSEUM +++ 925 7295 http://westvancouvermuseum.ca/exhibitions


January 14 to March 7, 2015 Opening Reception: January 13 from 7 - 9pm

+++ FERRY BUILDING GALLERY +++ www.ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290

Closed for maintenance until Jan 6

Download our new Jan - Feb 2015 brochure by clicking on


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

Next Exhibition starts January 6 -- Saha Lozaic & Roman Izdebski

+++ KAY MEEK CENTRE +++ http://www.kaymeekcentre.com/on_stage/events_calendar

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

Save up to 40%

Purchase a flex pass and save up to 40% off the regular purchase price of individual tickets! Buy a 3-pack for $99 or a 5-pack for $149 - Valid for any of our Host events - including all our Theatre Productions! Order your flex pass by phone only at 981-6335.

+++ ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 60, WV http://westvan60.com Ofc 922 3587 Lounge: 922 1920

˜… New Year’s Eve -- Wed Dec 31st ~ noon “ 1:30am ˜… New Year’s Day - Thursday January 1st ~ 12pm - 8pm

NEW YEAR'S EVE Wednesday December 31st -- Party Starts at 8pm. Entertainment by Brian Nicholl.

Ticket Price includes Live Music, Party Favours, Champagne at Midnight, and a Midnight Snack Table!

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

> In January, the Chamber is launching a series of three new Education for Business Workshops on topics of interest to local business owners, managers, and staff: Crowd Funding, Networking Skills, and Customer Service.


{NB: The VSun has many events, theatre, talks, book launches, and more -- below are some http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/listings/ }


+ Arts Club 687 1644 artsclub.com

- Avenue Q ~ adult puppet musical at Granville Island Stage -- held over to Jan 10

- Mary Poppins ~ musical at Stanley Industrial Stage -- to Jan 4

+ Jericho Arts Ctr

o Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, by Arthur Conan Doyle -- Dec 28 - Jan 10

adapted by Katie Forgette, directed by William B. Davis. Sherlock Holmes, and his trusty sidekick

Dr. Watson, team up with England's wittiest playwright Oscar Wilde to solve the Case of the Jersey Lily.

Special New Year's Eve Performance December 31st Tix $40 include after-show Q&A with the actors, and feature a live jazz band with hors d'oeuvres and midnight champagne.

+ The Cultch Historic Theatre 251 1363 thecultch.com

All that Fall by Samuel Beckett -- Blackbird Theatre has been granted the rights to present the first ever

Canadian production; only been presented in NY and London in 50 years. Various times Dec 29 - Jan 24

+ Firehall Arts Ctr 689 0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Chelsea Hotel,the songs of Leonard Cohen {w/ a New Year's Eve party} -- until Jan 3rd

+ Deep Cove Shaw Theatre deepcovestage.com

Rumpelstiltskin, a classic pantomime done with a playful twist 929 3200 until Jan 3rd



The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors -- Oct 18 - Jan 11

200 rare treasures from Beijing's Palace Museum

Details and more events: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/special_events.html#eis


www.Caroun.net 1403 Bewicke Ave., NV 778 372 0765 -- 12 to 8pm (Tues to Sat) Jan 1 - 14

Venus Arastoo Nejad, painter; Abstract Painting Exhibition -- Opening Reception 4 - 8pm Jan 3


+ VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 876 3434 vancouversymphony.ca

Salute to Vienna -- Party like it's 1899 in Vienna, Orpheum 2:30pm Jan 1


+ Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge until Jan 3rd

+ 30th Annual Festival of Lights, VanDusen Gardens {over 1M lights!} until Jan 4th

+ The Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park {3M lights!} until Jan 4th

* SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS at Sea-to-Sky Gondola

Enjoy a one-hour train ride with hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas songs; then visit the North Pole with Santa and Mrs Claus in the giant Roundhouse seatoskygondola.com -- until Jan 4th


= Lots of NYE parties:

Dal Richards at the River Rock Casino; Science World; Robson Square; Harbour Event Ctr, etc

= Spirit of Christmas tour (all over Vancouver) 877 451 1777

= Spirit Cruises (687 5533)

= Vancouver Aquarium with Scuba Claus vanaqua.org


+ 29th Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival & Count

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday January 4 

The Brackendale Art Gallery open to public after 9am. Walking tour at 10am.

More info on events: brackendaleartgallery.com/Calendar.html

˜… Nov 29 - 10am to Jan 3 - 10am The Dundarave Festival of Lights fills Dundarave Beach with beautifully-decorated trees sponsored by individuals, families, and businesses. Sponsorship raises funds for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society's North Shore Shelter, and the donations remain at work on the North Shore, and are used by the Lookout Society to fund its transitional services programs.

Check out the events on our events calendar that happen each Saturday of the festival.

More information http://www.dundaravefestival.com All proceeds are donated to combat homelessness.


~ 11am - 3pm ~ Sunday January 4th -- Ask an Expert about Rocks

An “Expert Table jointly for Nature Vancouver and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, UBC Campus (Upper Atrium beneath the whale).

Description of event: Come and chat with our geologist David Cook about local and regional rocks. Learn about the rocks that make up Point Grey and the Vancouver area.  Kids can get hands on and test their knowledge of the three main rock groups: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. 

Cost: This event is free and open to the public (Museum admission does not have to be purchased as it takes place in a public area). Families are welcome. Info: Dave Cook 924 0147 <cookeco2@yahoo.com>


Re transcripts: ... (gap); xxx (words missing); &&& (noteworthy; shd get); timestamps so you can find the part on the video to listen to entire bit. NB: unless I know the person, names are best guesses. In any case, herewith more of what went on than you ever see in the ccl minutes. :-)

ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, INITIALISMS puzzling you? See: http://www.westvan.org/glossary


Revised December 12, 2014:

  • To change the start time from 6pm to 5:30pm; and

  • To add add'l matters under sections 90(1)(a) and (i) of the Cmnty Charter.

NB: At 5:30pm the sp mtg will commence, immediately followed by a motion to exclude the public; 7pm the reg Ccl mtg. 5:30PM

1. Call to Order.

2. EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC Motion: ... to exclude ...

90. (1) A part ... relates to or is one or more of the following:

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

(e) the acquisition, disposition, or expropriation of land or improvements, if the ccl considers that disclosure cd reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality; and

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

Purpose of meeting: land, personnel, and legal matters.

3. Adjournment


Pls NOTE: you may wish to watch the video to see the SLIDES -- lots of great information!

1. Call to Order

{For some strange reason, the beginning is not on the video. The Mayor says, "four present so we have a quorum." (Lewis, Sop, Cameron)

Shortly after, Booth and Gambioli enter. After that (7:03 on my laptop but just a bit more than a minute on the video), Cassidy appears.}

Mayor: Oh, first. Before we do anything, I have couple of announcements.

The District of West Vancouver will withdraw from the North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee effective December 31, 2014. The District will provide funding to support key services that have benefited from the work of the Committee, specifically $10,000 to Hollyburn Family Services for youth outreach and justice support through the North Shore Youth Safe House; $3,000 for continuation of Day in Court workshops focusing on how to access the court system; and an increase to the Community Grants budget of $2,000 for the community and social services stream to

o reappointed Kirsty Farquharson, Eric Fiss, and Anjili Bahadoorsingh to the Memorial Library Board; and

o approved a Lease/Licence Agreemt w/ Hollyburn Sailing Club re the use of 1326 Argyle for a term of five years.

{My understanding is that the NSFCYJ Cmte used to be required by all municipalities through provincial legislation. Since the legislation has changed, the three NSh Ms are looking at providing [for] those services in a different way.}

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Adoption of Minutes

[7:03]  as circulated: = November 24, 2014 special and regular Council meetings, and

= December 1, 2014 Inaugural Council meeting. 


4. Appointments of Council Members to Boards, Committees, and Working Groups for 2015

Moved to Item 19.4.

5. Review and Analysis of the District's 2014 Third Quarter Operating Results and Capital Plan Program


THAT {this} report dated Dec 1, from the CFO, be received for information.

MK: [This was presented] to the Finance Cmte on Dec 2; they recommended be brt fwd to Ccl

includes comparatives; actual operating results; J D Edwards; prepared on a quarterly basis; variances as they emerge

end of year shows a surplus over $1M permits and planning $892K, also positive variances $694K in Parks

signif variances:

first payment from Grosvenor about $19.3M; of that $5.7M CAC, other $13M process and disposition of 1300blk

Dir/Engg and Transp area, tracking high

last winter (?), 82% [7:06]; xxx

blvd mntnce 120% of annual budget

Fire and Rescue, exceeded overtime budget; looked at it and mitigated as much as we can est negative $54K at year end

Park $263K unbudgeted expenditures; ... $400K+ unbudgeted severances

trying to mitigate that; when and if position rehired will impact this fig

2014 vacancy adjustment 1%

savings, certain vacancies through the year; xxx ppl choosing to leave

capital prog -- on budget year-end projected; forecast to be on track

happy to answer questions

CrC: firefighting; my understanding Fire over budget but good work getting that under control....

MK: looked at benefits, capital prog; also staff readjustments

MB: believe you addressed this in the FCmte but perhaps amplify re costs re blvd mtnce over 120%

MK: Mr Fung

RF: notwithstanding the supplemental; vegetation control

a lot of roadways have invasive species and danger trees

cmnty arborist, various activities taking place to improve sight lines and maintain safety, resulted in some overages; staff trying to mitigate

if overgrowth from private landscaping, work with homeowners to get them to trim back; reduce M responsibility

MB: thank you

NG: two Qa. re Engg Dept, p4 a positive variance in the capital budget b/c didn't spend as much as planned on the Spirit Trail; on p32 basically b/c haven't spent on the Argyle portion, spent less HBay, and none over Cap Bridge

will that all be on next year?

RF: essentially correct

for 2015, modest work out west; one of the big hurdles is to negotiate last piece down to HBay with Gleneagles Elementary, alignment w/ BC Ferries MoT, had engaged HBBA and WRA, ... 

more realistic about what we can achieve; we've reduced the amt and spreading it over 2015 and '16

NG: Cap Bridge as well?

RF: that's correct

PkR entered into an MoU supporting that work for $500K; became apparent when tendered that the costs were going to be quite a bit higher

amt here is not for expansion, it's for up the bridge joins, abutment

no sense in M proceeding on that if the PkR is not proceeding

making sure the two in sync

NG: p 18; $5.6M for 1300blk rec'd, and transferred to the reserve -- what's the plan for that money?

MK: payment we've received is 50% of the amt we expect

will stay in reserve until we determine wch amenities are applicable

2015, looking at alternative funding; looked at criteria for CACs and tried to apply them

NG: so part of the $5.6M coming up next year?

MK: right; pooled, but in the Reserve

Sop: Mr Koke, Mr Fung, remember to get water treatment plant at Eagle Lake and not pay Vanc had to invest $15 to $20M; see we're over budget by $500M b/c of dry season [7:15]

anticipate five dry seasons, $2.5M wiping up any gains in last?

any reserve tanks ... or at mercy of weather

all that was gained, lost and over budget

RF: when engineers try to size, they try to right-size it

most of the season most of the time [7:16]

if for peak, rest of year, over size

fortunately we're able to optimize what Eagle Lake can put out, to reduce dependence on MetroV supply ... when do exceed, we have a relief valve, then Vanc; always the plan

amts will go up and down; this year dry season and quite low

as corresponding note says, addl demand was offset by the ratepayers so the net effect the purchase is covered for

{NG made motion}

6. Budget Update Presentation (File: 0860-01) 

Presentation to be provided. 

Mayor: the suspense is building here

MK: this is the 9th time I've done this, Mr Mayor, ...


thought I'd provide some context: past 4 or 5 years improving; if I had a better memory I'd have a 240-page book, doc for 2014 budget, wd also have large orange binder with capital requests to date....

staff...; considerable public consultation, try to improve -- in 24-hr period, did the presentation three times

met with biz groups as set up with the Chamber

tried to make transparent and open as much as possible, give public opp for feedback....

in 2014, long-term fiscal sust review; ... a longer and more strategic approach; ... capital and operational needs

how we organize -- seven standalone funds [7:20]; each has own ...

prop taxes, gen fund; utility funds (talked about last week)

three little standalone businesses -- cemetery, golf courses, and Transit Blue Bus

2015 av assessed value sgl-fam homes up 7% to $1.99M; {no inc in taxes} $3300 and w/ 2% increase wd be $3366

did this presentation last year

SLIDE BC Assessmt, prov-pwned Crown Corp

{Link to slides: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/assets/gov/docs/financial-reports/budget/2014/NEW%202015_BUDGET_OPEN_HOUSE_PRESENTATION.pdf

explanation of assessments and roles of prov and M (WV) authority}

... no control; we adjust the mill rate; on av -- changes in market value do not affect our revenue

rev collected remains the same, year over year

new construction is new rev for 2015 $1M; collect for others, eg School District; collect and disburse

Dist has no control over what collected for other entities.....

no change of prop tax rates but are higher -- reflected what's happening with other taxing authorities and if your assmt not the same as av xxx; more vs less

{he explains}

1% prop tax in 2015, $584K rev; 2% $66

I'm an accountant; here's slide with lots of numbers no one can read -- SLIDE of diff Ms over a 10-yr period

for the District, ignoring compounding 18.37% next 27.62% Vanc, highest Pt Moody at 44.9%,

{See figs on slides}

five of those ten years WV had lowest tax increase

we adjust the mill rate to reflect the assessed value; mitigated by adjustments to the mill rate

SLIDE: 2015 Budget Process

Aug 2014 update of our labour model; salaries and wages ~80% of our divisional budget

diff bargaining agreements and steps; complex model, annualizations, xxxx

Sept (new) FTE Requests; Oct Divisional workplans; Nov public consultation start

bring budget forth Jan 26 to Ccl for the first presentation, Feb 2 and 26th

hope to have a five-yr bylaw Mar 2, adoption by Mar 30

process trying to be as open and transparent as it can possibly be

try to have in place by Dec 31, but {b/c of election} this year to wait to Jan

Ccl's strategic plan and priorities have driven

Jan 2012, CAO was CFO at time five priorities:

Public Safety Bldg; Ambleside Activation; Housing/Nbrhd Character; M Services/Finances; Envmt, Parks, Upper Lands

[delayed] given election so, early in 2015 -- those may be diff

principles: safe healthy financially strong sust and xxx cmnty

last week Water, Sewer adjustments -- they have to be in place for Jan

SLIDE [7:31]

? $63 no adjustments? for solid waste at this time

assuming a 2%

the numbers are the median -- a number of props skew usage skews

{See slides for numbers}

Global economy; affects us on an annual basis; we do have inflation; 9% hydro [7:33]

xxx; long-term fiscal sust review

infrastructure built in WV and NSh, 1950s and '60s; need to replace that in a relatively short period of time

need long-term and comprehensive plan

already done that with the utilities, 1-yr plan in place

given uncertainties 20 yrs?, that's an approp number {?}

to ensure burden will not be too much for the av taxpayer

not thru while ... point 6, number of decisions to be made

5-, 10-, 20-yr projections; summer 2014

NG: interim status report between Nov and Dec -- do we have a revised date?

MK: hv received some prelim numbers -- $30M over 20? years, number of assumptions

NG: according to your timeline here, shd hv been an interim status report a month ago, so when getting that?

ANS: currently we're about a month behind

{NO MIC! so can't hear!}

only on the infrastructure

NG: wanted date

timeline of budget process, beginning of our last term, xxx -- managed to do two budgets in one year; managed to pass budget by end of the year

now we seem to be slipping into the old xxx; hoping we can get back on track; more efficient

Mayor: your intention

MK: certainly

NG: go out and explain to the public; reality, it's a complicated; done a great job with this

anything we shd know from those presentations? or your explanations just taken with ravishing happiness?

MK: incorp the big groups this year, organized by the ChComm; a lot of feedback, no; but how it works

a cpl of sessions in public; had a whopping four ppl attend {Gleneagles} but well-informed

last had 28 ppl out, maybe more than we've had than three years before

a lot of Qs around the budget. Assessmt Auth, a number of Qs, anything but the budget

I can't say there's been consistency on any topic but lots of Qs

Sop: I was at that last budget mtg; &&&???

MK: through you, Mr Mayor; the Dist and staff hv done a good job, looking at the yearly budget

extrapolating over five yrs looking at capital; down to having long perspective of planning

good not to have a tax increase, when you look at over non-utilities infra, need to build up reserves so when the crap hits the fan and have to replace, to mitigate short term impact

a 20-yr study makes a lot of sense

Sop: on an austerity to have money for future

MK: we're always doing the best to save money

MB: this graph does have a lot of info; two goals: infra and ops

a key component is the cmnty consultation part

comment on timing and method to engage around these two main components

MK: the timing is 2015; go to public at that time; a lot of sessions at cmnty and srs' ctrs

also work with the online tools for ppl not able to get out to mtgs; opp to provide input

MB: other tools staff going to look at?

MK: certainly looking at other tools, online tools; realtime feedback re implications

build a new pool, wd inc prop taxes by x$

Mayor: Cclr Gamb, sorry, Cclr Cassidy

{ChC made motion} [7:45] 

7. Design Review Committee - Proposed New Terms of Reference


THAT the DRC Terms of Reference (Policy 02-10-327) approved on Dec 18, 2006, and amendments, be rescinded and replaced by the proposed new Terms attached as Schedule B to the report dated Nov 4, 2014.

CrC: I'm going to make a tabling motion; a number of issues

portions dealing with mbrship the only one time-sensitive

Mr Browne reduced 10 to 9, easier to reach quorum; go from 3 to 4 architects

second motion; proposed new T of Ref wrt Mbrships xxx

Mayor: that motion stands on its own? Ms Scholes?

ML: bit unclear; we have a report in front of us; xxx

Mayor: not voted on yet, so only mbrship

ML: not clear why -- what is it we're not dealing with and why

CrC: xxx balance changes wrt &&& ... and impact [7:47]

I feel those changes require more discussion with staff; not voting on that at this point; xxx

ML: Mr Sokol, are you comfortable?

Sokol: staff feel changes have to be made; some re scope; timely before new DRC; new mbrship now

if Ccl wants to discuss scope of work further; staff wd be comfortable xxx

ML: so you're not really xxx

Sokol: staff believe shd be changed

ML: from or to? this

Sokol: don't want to speak for Cclr Cam but have to have at &&&

Mayor: so if Cclr Cam  ... changes ... then someone cd ... xxx

CrC: tabling

Mayor: can't table it till it's on the floor

CrC: removing section xxx replacing with xxxx

Sop: I read through this and I don't see anything wrong with it

don't have a prob with direction of 

Mayor: you're going to vote in favour of the change just being proposed?

Sop: 3 to 4?

Mayor: yes

Sop: is xxx

Mayor: that's what we're trying to do

we're dealing with a motion on the floor wch is to change to four

Sop: if we're going to change this, why not come back? xxx

Mayor: staff wants changed so &&&   .....apptmts?

Sop: changes in the xxx areas fine with me

Mayor: passes unanimously

other motions? hearing none, will move to Item 8 [7:53]

8. Parking Study at the Civic Site (File: 3060-01) 

 MOTION: report dated November 24, 2015 [sic], titled Parking Study at the Civic Site be received for information


The staff report is excellent. If interested in parking around the civic site, pls read. My notes, typed while ppl spoke of course has gaps (and probably mistakes), so this report provides a lot of helpful information (even a chart showing how well-served WV is wrt tennis courts -- even twice as many per 100K as some other Ms).

Link to read staff report: http://westvancouver.ca/sites/default/files/dwv/council-agendas/2014/dec/15/14dec15-8a.pdf


Mr Wong:   SLIDES

last Nov asked for a parking study; before the finding ...

Howes Technical Advantage -- &&& started the studies .... number of reports on the site itself

intro Ms Howes

Donna Howes: been given five minutes; you have the report in front of you

study objective to confirm the issues; devp a strategy balanced supply; minimize impact on nbrhds

reviewed prev parking data; yr staff diligent collecting data

what issues, kind of criteria; then, what was missing, was on-street parking

collected; met with staff re programming -- result of successful site

then devpd strategy; north Haywood, MDr, West 22nd, east 20th St

[7:57] SLIDE with numbers midmorning, peak demand re school, activities, and for srs

444 of 480 stalls

demand exceeds supply; since then Westerleigh approving some and since then 20th St; made up shortfall

been complaints, not able to find parking -- convenient parking; cd find; diff re geog, further up

carry supplies; diff to ride a bike

varieties of parking shown; difficult enforcement when so many categories 3, 5, 10,???   ?33 minutes????

436 stalls on site Gordon 22nd and 21st and includes the Westerleigh, included now

tennis club parking a few bays added by srs' ctr; bus parking changed to general

This change ? SLIDE: full at 10am -- highest demand -- close to 95%; hard to find extra spaces

on street side, time limits 3 hrs on the street

to east of 21st on street but no curb, really nbrhd; toward Library Esquimalt, included in survey

192 stalls on street; purple arrow  (red arrow earlier)

10 o'clock busiest time 80%; two days we looked was 84%

436 onsite 192 on street; 628, 576 occupied at 10am; 92% use; close to being full

what's driving the numbers?

how many on site?

400 users, 350 patrons, staff another set of numbers; VCH designated spots were not counted by staff, most of the time full; staff come in and out; VCH mobile staff; some with permits and some not

assumptions when they'd be there, 550 vehicles, 576 on street

ML: look at on-street parking {moving?} east there are other demands other than the civic site

thinking of lawn bowling, Library, Hollyburn House

hm? sure assume all for cmnty site

considerable demand exceeding supply at Library

certain times of the day with lawn bowling and Hollyburn and United Church

DH: v gd point; I did make a note that 20th St cd be xxx; those fill up early in the morning so perhaps Lib

take supply away from civic ctr

used by ppl who cd leave cars there most of the day, so staff using 20th

when we did our survey no lawn bowling -- not season

{so a considerable factor missing!}

Mayor: Mr Wong can come up too xxx at podium? you can stay but need a staff mbr to shoot at too

MB: Ccl decided to retain parking on the tennis courts, but you didn't directly address that

if those 59 spots weren't there

DH: found that the tennis courts highy utilized; if they weren't there wd put stress

if removed, wd hv to find space elsewhere

MB: at 92% capacity so not that we have excess capacity; Westerleigh underused as well

D Howes: we're including the on-street supply; there are streets not restricted to 3 hrs

if tennis courts had to be removed

{GET [8:09]}

part of recomm, encouraged to use Westerleigh

if remove those 59, definite have an impact

CrC: see VCH spots ... sometimes empty; a lot of VCH users; how many reserved spots for VCH?

DH: 20 -- 15 permits, 5 to mobile; VCH have paid for these

CrC: part of lease

DH: they are used; need [close] to elevators b/c they carry equipment

CrC: have you looked at surrounding apt bldgs as a way to allow staff to park?

staff parking an issue -- empty during day when staff there ???

NG: what is our current policy/practice wrt staff and instructors? any rule?

Mooi: we do not permit staff to park on the site (or instructors to)

ChC: Qs stolen by Cclr Cam; looked at parking at Kiwanis?

DH: no, our scope did not look; possibly cd be looked at

ChC: don't think it's fair for the surrounding streets to xxx

maybe asking for three-hr &&&

Mayor: Kiwanis vastly underestimated; 25 [for] 100+ units; vastly underestimated number of ppl with cars

ChC: {live nearby?} &&& ppl progressively {angry?} ... 3-hr

Mayor: I used to park in front of Cclr Cassidy's house when playing bridge

CrC: &&&

DH: strategy short term SLIDE [8:14]

schedule; make signage more consistent

change the 4-hr to 3 hrs on site; at SAC there are progs longer, so remain as 4 hrs

review car pool use; not well advertised; make more effective; often vacant

extend the drop-off zones; make clear can drop off

encourage drop-off gymnastics, removal of some landscaping

Gordon {line?} unclear; make fixed; enforcement

accommodate your staff; devp strategy; reduce times {time limits?} and xxx parking; xxx simple and easy xxx?

medium term; bike block, gymnastics show when lots are full -- driving around frustration; if full have sign to say its full

xxx walking distance

close, shortest time limit and further away a longer time limit

on E 22nd, angle parking; cd be 40 stalls -- some trees removed

SLIDE of signs - show if full

charge for parking; 21st, 22nd, Gordon, MDr 2-hr; then xxx 3-hr; pay-parking with first hour being free; add addl xxx

some lack of supply

NG: great report and love the 4-min walk, the 3-min walk -- I'm as guilty as anyone but we all have to reduce our expectations -- drive up to the door and finding parking

reduce to 3 hrs, 4 hrs too much

keep that secret about the Westerleigh having parking

MB: if you made the cmnty ctr pay-parking wdn't that encourage ppl to park around streets xxx

DH: did make sure had to look at other; had to make Amb and Dund consistent

fairly highly utilized both on and off site

MB: I was east of Main St, jammed; Powell St $1; ppl will go

I'll make the motion and then I have a couple of other motions I've circulated to Ccl*

1 passed

2 staff redesign? for inclusion in budget on N side of tennis


align with driveway into Stonesthro

3 intersection for safety improvements


* Unfortunately not on the DWV website (that I cd find) so will put these motions in a future issue

9. Proposed Subdivision of Pitt Street Lands (Proposed Zoning ..., Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014, Proposed Phased Devt Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014, Proposed Devt Variance Permit No. 14-011 )

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

A Browne: essentially a subdivision, two 75ft; they were once three 50ft lots

c 1909, 1961; this map was in your pkg but didn't photocopy well; dominant lot pattern in HBay


3500sf 75ft, 2500 for 50, so, more in keeping with the nbrhd; total FAR higher but smaller units

proposing to amend the RS4 Zone

CAC specific to this; freezes the zoning for 5 years

modest DVP -- min combined sideyard remains on one of the lots; meet min but a foot less

benefit, an existing home intended to be retained; staff is supportive; if knocked down have to meet current

Next Steps: notification, PH -- for larger we do a Public Info mtg but don't consider nec; owner has contacted nbrs; they'll get mailed notices

small scope, so feel statutory approach is appropriate

w/ apologies I was off by one day re 27

{the printed motion has Jan 27 but the PH will be Jan 26}

applicant is here

Mayor: all Ccl is asking now is to go to PH

Staff: yes

Mayor: date? 26th?

ANS: yes.

ML moved motion:

THAT proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4809, 2014 be read a first time.

NG: curious about end result; just an amalgamation?

thinking of firehall site there; we had a bit of control over design; is this separate of any control by us?

Staff: District was the vendor; not in this case; end result is three 50ft conventional lots

NG: cd be three sep owners max even though not nbrhd character

Staff: xxx ... ev individual &&&

NG: 2500 + exemptions

Mayor: Mr Sokol?

Sokol: Mr Browne has covered it well

CrC: condition of the DVP and xxx Auth bylaw, some parameters for devt; condition to agreeing to subdivide

Browne: can request, you might not succeed; disc w/ proponent

CrC: they might not -- anything barring us from asking meet some District's needs as a condition?

AB: you do have discretion; flexibility to have that conversation

CrC: Cclr Gamb and I; desire of cmnty for something sympathetic, devt fits better; sure cmnty support more if do something more {they want}, not harm prop value; shd think about that

AB: if you have ideas, note those, begin those discussions sooner rather than later

CrC: maybe off-line; guidance from staff

AB: bldg covenants, silly today b/c bldg code moved forward, changes

some of the things we used to look at are not as useful as they once were, not mandate

{no examples?}

CrC: we're going to embark on a disc of our bldg bylaws, fits more with cmnty; don't take away what we've got

here an owner asking to do something not allowed to do without our discretion; can continue this discussion off-line

other thing, will reiterate

am constantly amazed the Uplift from these sorts of projects seems so low -- another report from Ms Cawley saying net Uplift is $131K -- seller will sell three lots vs two; and I know we've had other projects where we've had Uplift estimated, have turned out to be far more lucrative than the Uplift estimate indicated, and I believe, um, well, I don't want to name specific projects, but I know in hindsight we've been found to vastly underestimate the value to the homeowner of having increased zoning for something like this

{yes, indeed!}

--just to reiterate, I do think we need to somehow figure this out better b/c we don't seem to be capturing the commercial reality; we seem to be hide-bound into something less than that.

Mayor: Mr Browne, do you have any comment on the Uplift? or Mr Sokol?

Sokol: report was done by Ms Cawley; important to note based on increase in land value, not in the overall property value as if there is a built home

so that typically results in less of an Uplift than what one might expect; also important to note, many of the costs of going through this process, subdividing, upgrading the water and sewer lines in the street -- those things are all deducted from the increased costs

{doesn't he mean deducted from the Uplift???}

so that also results in perhaps less of an Uplift than one might expect.

AB: There are considerable expenses

CrC: I understand all that; I can read the report

just say that I know of a project, and I won't mention it by name b/c I don't want to embarrass anyone, but I read the staff report, and what was estimated to be the sales price of that project when it was sold, and the sale price, let's say was approx $1M was to be the profit to the devpr, and in the end the devpr made $2M from it, so the numbers in the report did not bear any resemblance, our own report from Ms Cawley, didn't bear any resemblance to what actually happened. And that concerns me b/c it seems to me we're being taken in this situation repeatedly.

I don't know how exactly to fix it, but I know the numbers for that project and it was nowhere near what Ms Cawley said they were

Mayor: let's move along here

MB: I have a question

Mayor: Cclr Sop is next on the list

Sop: are we in comment or question phase? [was] comment for ten minutes here.

Mayor: have a motion on the floor

Sop: don't know why beating this to death

three or four proposals over the years; date back to 1909, 1912; zoning at time; one at 22nd and Queens two 25ft lots, cut in different direction; fit the smaller homes in the area

same applies here in PItt Street; bring in same size as in area Pitt

in Upper Amb, two lots into three, one existing and two smaller to fit the area; what are we going on about?

this is just common sense in devt

Mayor: Anyway, let's see if those logical words are well-noted

MB: Q on drawings; Schedule A

shows dwelling house straddling other house, xxx; and next door nbr's; don't know ... sketch? proposed? part of survey? AB: that home when doc has since been demolished; that home had two lots to itself; a new home was built; beside this; not part of the applicn?

MB: okay

MOTION: THAT proposed Phased Devt Agreemt Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014 be read a first time.


MOTION: THAT proposed Zoning ..., Amdmt Bylaw No. 4809, 2014 and proposed Phased Devt Agreemt Authorization Bylaw No. 4821, 2014 be presented at a Public Hearing scheduled for January 27,

{Corrected to read/be Jan 26}

2015 at 7pm in the M Hall Ccl Chamber, and that the MClk give statutory notice of the scheduled Public Hearing.

MOTION: THAT proposed DVP No. 14-011 be presented at a Public Mtg scheduled for Jan 27 26, 2015 at 7pm in the MHall Ccl Chamber, to be held concurrently with the PH scheduled for Jan 27 26, 2015 at 7pm in the MHall Ccl Chamber, and that the MClk give notice of the scheduled Public Mtg.

CARRIED; unanimous [8:42]

Mayor: there you go, Mr Browne, must hv made that v clear, passed unanimously

10. OCP Amdmt, Rezoning and Devt Permit Applicn No. 14-052 for 1763 Bellevue Ave (Masonic Hall)

PowerPoint presentation to be provided.

Lisa Berg:

Mayor; you look cold

LB: cold outside

mixed use; 2.6FAR mezzanine access to rooftop

SLIDES  ground level comm space; five levels of residences above, 20 units

report and drawings suggest 99.25ft, from water elevation; shd hv reduced sea level from the ht of the bldg, just over 80ft

47 parking spaces provided; I go into detail in the report

8 for public; 4 for comm units; 8 resid, all on lower level rest of 25 on sep level

new sidewalk planting; opp to create onsite? level pkg

SLIDE of massing model

adjacent to Hollyburn rental to the west; 15 storeys in ht Bellevue frontage; OCP policy BF-C4.10

plaza [8:47] xxx to the west xxx

if xxx justifies amdmt to the OCP; public mtg

staff presentation given by applicant to proj details; methods to gather public input

staff recomm tonight SLIDE; consult with cmnty; advance at this stage, permits disc with public

does not preclude -- just allows for disc; shd Ccl adopt staff recomm, will proceed

applicant xxx and his architect, Karl Gustavson

Mayor: thank you, Ms Berg

Melinda Slater: {text supplied}

OCP Amendment, Rezoning and DP Application #14-052 for 1763 Bellevue (Masonic Hall).

Regarding the rezoning application for the former Masonic Hall site, District policy indicates that Council MAY CONSIDER allowing up to five storeys if it is in the best interest of the community.  There’s NO onus to approve even five storeys, however this proposal is not for five storeys, it is for seven plus an 8th floor mezzanine, with, I expect, above-average floor to ceiling heights. So I’m not sure exactly how many storeys this is going to translate to but I’m sure it’s going to be more than 8 storeys.

This site is currently zoned Community Use.  It is difficult to imagine how rezoning to a whatever the number is now, 80- or 90-foot tall high-rise with the provision of 8 public parking spots, could possibly be considered in the best interests of the community.

It might be different if the proposal {were} for something like an arts facility (as has been suggested for the John Lawson parking lot), but this is nothing of the kind.

I understand the Planning Dept believes the current OCP is structured to preserve the “status quo and that most development proposals NECESSITATE an OCP amendment.   Staff’s recommendations are guided by this philosophy. 

Essentially, someone has decided the current OCP is too limiting and therefore it’s necessary to put forward rezoning requests, including those that are wildly inconsistent with existing policy. 

District Staff then [cite] certain aspects of policy that seem to support this and omit any mention of other policies that are in contradiction.   

What is not taken into consideration is we have an active OCP in place and residents expect this policy to guide District decisions.  If [community-endorsed] policy is to preserve the status quo, then that’s what it should do. 

There is a big difference between this application and another item on tonight’s agenda; the proposed subdivision of Pitt Street lands.  Staff should be able to recognize that an application for more than double the height that may be considered and an application to rezone from 2 larger lots to 3 smaller ones are in no way similar.  One deserves to be brought forward for consideration; the other should have been rejected out of hand.

To sum up:

There is no overall plan or vision for Ambleside that this proposal fits into.

It is not supported by area residents.

It is not in the [Community's] interest to move this application forward.

{some applause}

MB: can you speak to? xxx

allowing up to 5 storeys; standalone ofc use, srs; housing, or xxx or xxx

this doesn't speak to a mixed use... bldg

LB: correct it for challenge existing OCP allows for up to 5

what the proponent has put forward is a mixed use with public parking

warrant greater disc is this an approp land use and at what scale

Sokol: the OCP does talk about change for this site

Qs if this a change cmnty wants to see for

{[8:55}  GET REASON?}

NG: on p2, exec summ -- an addl 20 units appealing to downsize

LB: a

KG: about 1300sf, a 2- to 3-bedroom our target to make them larger

av is 1100, we think cmnty wants larger

Mayor: for staff

Sokol: cmnty dialogue 11-1200 the sweet spot

NG: Gold LEED Silver -- 

ocean loop, don't think silver good enough

KG: also energy modelling

wrt energy source; isn't one as in xxx, not an option

we've done geothermal before; something to look at

xxx probably not practical

look at envelope systems, sun-screening; those types of things

a v sustainable, can do more; silver is high

NG: against xxx b/c of the view

KG: solar panels view from nbrs; show the diff impacts

two cmnty-info mtgs; opp to provide housing close to transit, park, facilities

storeys is a diff disc; 8 storeys, we're lower than Grosv, than Grov's 7

like to come back through you

ChC: all for sale?

NG: stratified; but wd be allowed to be rented (owner and renter)

ChC: mixed use comm v small so what

KG: ofc space, cd be a coffee shop; concern in cmnty re more nail studios

small support facility for John Lawson Park; slightly less expensive

ChC: getting small comm space and xxx parking space as the CB

wd you be willing to ride more? walking.... coffee shop not going to fly; Jerry's xxx

KG: good to discuss moving forward; long-term concept along Bellevue; presence there rather than parking

ChC: b/c blocked by Fresh St Market

KG: ground floor, [starting?]

long term, the Fresh St Mkt will redevp some day, be more commercial; will happen

same re post ofc, but when redevps will be consistent

Mayor: wd make a nice architectural ofc


Sop: I'm not going to make it

Mayor: you're down to make it

Sop: not going to

ML made motion:

1. Cmnty Consultation on OCP Amdmt, Rezoning and Devt Permit No. 14-052 for 1763 Bellevue take the form of consideration by the Design Review Cmte and NSh Accessibility Cmte on Disability Issues and a public mtg w/ direct notification provided to the properties shown on the map attached as Appendix C to the staff report dated Nov 26, 2014 and a notice of the public mtg be posted on the District website; and

2. Following the cmnty consultation on the devt proposal for the land at 1763 Bellevue, staff report back to Ccl on the results  of the consultation, and provide a complete review of the devt proposal and recommended next steps.

ML: 'd like to speak to it

we seem to go through this ev time we get a xxx

is this proposal so far out in left field, just turn it down; or full dialogue and at that a full PH after wch Ccl will deliberate?

my feeling is that it's not so far out that it shd be denied

NG: agree with Cclr Lewis in what he just said; good for the public to tell us

was at one of the public mtgs but not enough ppl there to get good feedback; wd like to put it out to cmnty

my personal opinion, the eight parking spots not really {enough}; just had civic site {presentation/study}

undercover parking at Westerleigh under-utilized; ppl don't want to park so far


other ground level, xxx, that's my feedback 

Sop: guess we haven't learned anything yet, 1300 session; haven't established what Amb shd look like

regardless, we have not est'd, not xxx ... ; just see book ends

until we see what kind of bldg hts; not supporting any devt until we get [9:08]

ChC: out campaigning

we need to have a vision for WV, can't go around putting up bldgs higgledy-piggledy

call it site-specific I call it spot rezoning

go to PH I'll go xxx

one shd never compare this to the Grosvenor, that was a v divisive 

CrC: disagree with Cclr Lewis re left field (further!); a waste of time

something inconsistent with OCP; with suff amenities [9:09]

no problem with cmnty use, 25 units.....

but 7 1/2 storeys in exchange for eight pkg spots, not worth our time

change OCP, shd do it holistically not on a case by case basis

what wd I look for? OCP says: standalone, srs' housing, xxx, housing for hard to house, etc, not this

All this is is private housing; not going to fill housing needs with 8 units

say $40K per parking space, 

to call it mixed use is laughable it's xxx 3.8% commercial; it's not comm, it's residential

{in case you don't know, residential is more profitable/lucrative than commercial}

&&& comm space crappy

xxx; xxx those are serious; justify going to five storeys don't see anything worth five storeys let alone seven

l'm not going to

MAB :  OCP says five storeys,


unf not a lot of clarity -- parking -- mean a parkade? market housing? standalone sounds like a full ofc bldg

some of these uses wd require a certain devpr

do agree with Cclr Sop; do need something...... need to come up &&&

hear arts and culture -- really don't do anything to promote arts and culture, not even in this description

having said that, I heard on the campaign trail don't want to see any more hi-rises in Amb and Dund

tend to lean toward Cclr Lewis's interpretation rather than Cameron's

5 storeys cd be 6

am prepared to hear from the cmnty on some of these points

don't think so far off to stop it from going forward

xxx how those wd materialize; challenging site

going in with an open mind

that Masonic Hall is on its last legs; improvements to the site wd be a benefit to the area

housing mtgs and HSch dances

Masons used it till it was sold

wd like to hear from the cmnty on this one

OCP isn't saying? clear around uses what shd be used for

there's room for...

Mayor: we do have a process

a prop owner has the right to go to staff and recommending go out to public

doesn't seem a bit of a stretch; will support

ChC: prepared to take it out to public; I've &&&

MOTION passed with Cam Sop Cassidy opposed [9:18]

11.   Seniors' Activity Centre Advisory Board 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Work Plan (File: 0115-20-SACA1)

Mooi: highlight of the year



Sheilah Grant: {text supplied}

Good evening, Your Worship Mayor Smith and Council. It is a pleasure to be here tonight to share the successes of the Seniors' Activity Centre this year and some highlights from our 2015 work plan.

The Garden Side Café had its best year ever! Great cost controls are in place to keep material costs down. Strategic marketing and well-planned events allowed the centre to turn quiet days like Easter Sunday into a bustling day featuring delicious brunches.

One of the great successes of 2014 for the Café was the Wednesday Pie Sale and the Friday Bake sale. Members, staff, and the general public took part each week to pick up a delicious meat pie for dinner on a Wednesday and pick up sweets for the weekend on Friday. The bake sales have been outstanding with our Christmas Bake Sales selling out each week!

Early in 2014 we were able to implement our liquor licence allowing our members to enjoy a glass of wine with their dinner. The licence has added to the Centre and what we can offer, it has also made some of our extraordinary events outside of the licensed space a bit more challenging. We are in the process of licensing our patio to allow members to enjoy a drink outside during the beautiful summer months.

In 2014 the flea market grossed over $60,000 with 300 dedicated volunteers. The Advisory Board has worked hard this year to support and fund projects in partnership with the Centre at a capital level and fund extraordinary items at 100%.

In 2010 the Seniors' Activity Centre closed one day on the weekend to reduce operating costs. Our Board felt the Centre should remain open 7 days a week, even in the summer, so we funded the extra weekend day and remained open all week long. Attendance on the weekends was consistent through the summer.

In 2013 the Advisory Board funded a summer student to enhance the facility operations supporting special events and keeping connected. The student was such a great success we hired another student in 2014, who created a seniors resource handbook of everything a senior may ever ask from housing, groceries, to list of doctors and dentists. The resource is available at all community service buildings and has been very successful. We are in the process of creating one for the Library and [the Municipal] Hall.

We shared the cost of the new Activity Room projector and screen; we have purchased GPS units for the bus and hikers, laptops for programs, music stands, speakers, bird seed, a new fridge for the alcohol, a TV, and so many more [items].

2014 was a terrific year, Fred Titcomb received a standing ovation when he was recognized at the BC Community Achievement Foundation! It was a great honour for Fred, an inspiration to our community and a testament to our Centre and volunteers.

Our Outreach Programs through Keeping Connected have increased because of demand. We have increased the diversity of programs offered as well as the frequency. These programs are funded by bequests and grants to ensure the program is affordable to everyone. Since 2009 Vancouver Coast Health has funded our programs with $15,000 and for the first time in 9 years, we need to apply for funds from Vancouver Coastal Health.

In effort to maintain the drop-in fee of $4.25, Friends of the Centre has led a Building Connections Campaign to raise funds for Outreach, specifically Keeping Connected, the Shuttle Bus, and LINKS. This year, under Frank Kurucz, Building Connections is raising $55,000. The programs require approximately $55,000 a year in supplemental funding to continue to operate at a low cost.

Over the past year we have strengthened our relationship with our school communities. We [enjoyed] a great partnership with Pauline Johnson students where our seniors mentored grade 4 students through a research project. Students brought their topics and ideas to share with our members one on one. The students returned a few weeks later to show how the project progressed.

Our highly successful garden club led by Jane Sherrott also partnered with Pauline Johnson, and the moms and their preschoolers came together with our members at the Seniors’ Activity Centre garden and taught moms how to garden. The preschoolers helped pull weeds and plant flowers, fruit, and vegetables. The Gardeners have reached out to Collingwood School where our members will run a series of workshops for their teachers, so they can learn how to operate a successful garden.

Brian Hann, past chair of the Advisory Board, and Jill Lawlor went to the San Diego last year and spoke at the American Society on Aging conference, the largest conference on Aging in the North America. They shared our successes about keeping adults engaged in the community and socially connected. Our story is so inspiring we have been invited to speak at the National Parks and Recreation Association Conference in Las Vegas next year.

As a leader in social connections we have been doing a lot of work in our own community with Joni Vajda training staff teams at Silver Harbour and local churches in West Vancouver how to run specialized outreach programs. In September we partnered with Langara College and offered massages for members at $15 per hour. The program has practicum students providing massages, the Advisory Board purchased all the tables, linens, and oils, and the program was sold out from September to December.

We just found out we were successful in receiving $20,000 from UBCM to launch our creativity in Motion program, in partnership with Dr. Dahlia Gottleib Tanaka and the Society for Arts in Dementia Care. The program will offer arts programs to seniors with or at risk for dementia and will provide quantitative data analysis to tell impact of the program.

In addition to the great work we started last year with Pauline Johnson we have expanded the grade 4 research projects, we have partnered with 365 Give, a school program that will connect students who want to give back with seniors and we have partnered with local grade 12 students to write biographies on our members who have inspiring stories to share.

In an effort to live to 102 like Fred, you must stay healthy and our members do this through our health and fitness programs and our amazing outdoor sports. In 2015 we are looking to expand in both areas to meet the growing needs of our members who are living longer, healthier, and vibrant lives because of the wonderful support provided in our Community.

Thank you to Mayor and Council for your ongoing support to make West Vancouver Age-friendly! [9:28]

12. Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr Adv Cmte 2014 Annual Report, 2015 Work Plan, and Proposed Amdmts to Terms of Ref

Mooi: Gleneagles Adv Cmte

Mayor: shall we have the three presentations, and then have the three motions?


Mary Bayes: pleasure to share the successes of GCC this year and some highlights of our 2015 work plan

supported families {during teachers' strike}

camps reached record numbers

heart of the west; Artisan festival spring and fall; keep chn busy while parents shop

family fun night

50 families in attendance, place to be on a Friday night

youth dances and youth across NSh, xxx

pottery progs grow, fundraising; renovations for specifically for pottery; partnered with Gleneagles Elem School to offer classes

Launched a prog this year, Cypress Corner West


partnered w/ LPPS

golf camps

GCC truly a voice of the cmnty

HBA strong relnship with GCC, common goal to strengthen the cmnty

also with WRA, Taste of the Bay, xxx {other events}

final steps of pottery for 2015 gas kiln

new, a series of DIY workshop such as changing a tire

wd like to expand on movie in the park, &&& [9:33]

13. Community Grants Committee 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Work Plan

Mooi: final presentation

remiss in not introducing Glenn Madsen (Cultural Services Supervisor)-- whom I didn't recognize since he's grown a moustache :-) my apologies


We'll have Coral Winfield, the chair, and Arleta come forward

Arleta: Happy closing your evening with some good and fun news tonight


terrific year; equitably access services, xxx healthy and connected

as you can see on the screen, provides grants up to a maximum of $15K

in 2014, 64 applicns from 46 orgs; 20 applcns from 20 in Arts and Culture ; and 18 from youth

triM devpd last year; revised Arts and Culture; will come into play in Jan

increased marketing social media channels

three new cmte mbrs ... ; conducted review of effectiveness of fund xxx

help us monitor our allocating to orgs make applications; 2015 first time implementing that tracking tool

ML: move MOTION THAT the Gleneagles Cmnty Ctr Adv Cmte Report and revised Terms of Reference be approved.

------------ this part, not yet found on the video, appears to be from Grants --------------------

chq presentation event last year at Lawn Bowling Club

Dist commitment to funding

rubber hits the road; can't wait to tell you about that next year

RCM SAR -- Stn 1 out of HBay; 36 volunteers, 79 tasking this past year

Gleneagles Golf Course Society

srs' wellness; srs' feel comfort? and xxx visiting with their friends

175 weekly support pets? and grants

Red Nose Rotary 260 safe rides home 6675 km

xxx healthy meals 940; 3K+ Salv Army meals [9:40]

Amb Orch

WVHS turn a paper-based newsletter to &&& -- new newsletter next year in a diff format

[9:42] Youth; Keep Well Society; Dundarave Festival of Lights received grant

Mayor: thank you, Arleta

MOTION: THAT the report dated November 19, 2014, from the Cmnty Recreation Mgr, titled Seniors' Activity Centre Advisory Board 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Work Plan be received for information. 

------ so left the above in rather than delete or delay sending this; hope to find where it fits -------

Sop:  Lewis Gleneagles; revised ToR

NG: bn ccl liaison Srs Adv Cmte for a year -- so active can hardly keep up; trying to keep my cinnamon bun consumption down, really hard to resist

birthday last month so in five years I can join

Grants Cmte, stepping down after three years -- bn a great experience to learn th details and working with all of the mbrs. new ccl liaison; good look in the future [9:45]

make motion: the report dated Nov 20, from the Mgr, Cmnty Devt, Youth, and Families, and work plan be received for information

Mayor: thank you to all three groups; we are v proud of the good work being done in the cmnty by staff and the volunteers

I was a little bit hurt that Sheilah Grant didn't touch on some of the recent successes in the duplicate bridge club

{laughter and heard "sorry, Your Worship", "think you came second one week"}

{in any case all three reports, Items 11, 12, 13, were rec'd for info including the report dated Nov 19, from the Cmnty Recreation Mgr.

14. North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee Year End Report and 2015 Work Plan

Item withdrawn.

15. Youth Services Implementation Group Recommendations (File: 2635-01)

Item withdrawn.

BYLAWS for Adoption

16. Proposed OCP ..., Amdmt Bylaw (to amend the OCP to incorporate minor revisions based on cmnty and agency input to update WV's Regional Context Statement to align with MetroV: 2040, MetroV's Regional Growth Strategy)

Item withdrawn.

17. Proposed Waterworks Regulation ..., Amdmt Bylaw No. 4819, 2014 (Water Utility Fees for 2015)

The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the December 8, 2014 regular Council meeting.

18. Proposed Sewer/Drainage Utility Fee ..., Amdmt Bylaw No. 4820, 2014 (Sewer/Drainage Utility Fees for 2015) The proposed bylaw received first, second, and third reading at the December 8, 2014 regular Council meeting.


19. Consent Agenda Items

19.1.     Development Variance Permit Application No. 14-043 (3357 Marine Drive)

MOTION: THAT the MClk give notice that the DVP Applicn for 3357 Marine Dr to allow for an existing two-storey accessory building to be retained, will be considered by Council at its meeting  on January 12, 2015.

19.2.     Correspondence List (File: 0120-24) (click here to view correspondence packages)

> Council Correspondence Update to November 28, 2014 (up to 12:00 Noon)

Referred for Action

(1) S. Slater, November 25, 2014, re Hollyburn Sailing Club “ Ambleside activation

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

(2) November 26, 2014, regarding Moving of Hollyburn Sailing Club and closing of Argyle?

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

Received for Information

(3) Committee and Board Meeting Minutes “

Design Review Cmte “ Sept 25, 2014; Memorial Library Bd “ Oct 15, 2014; Bd of Variance “ October 15, 2014

(4) PRIMECorp, November 21, 2014, re PRIMECorp's Annual Report for April 1, 2013 “ March 31, 2014

(5) November 19, 2014, re high rise developments

(6) November 23, 2014, regarding A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING NEEDED (Over Marine Drive)

(7) Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, November 27, 2014, regarding Invitation to Inaugural Getting to Groundbreaking Report Presentation (December 4, 2014)

(8) November 27, 2014, regarding Proposed changers [sic] to residential zoning

(9) November 27, 2014, regarding Development Proposal

(10) 2 submissions, Nov 14 - 28, 2014, re Proposed OCP ..., Amdmt Bylaw (Regional Context Statement)

(Referred to December 8, 2014 public hearing)

Responses to Correspondence

(11) Director of Planning, Land Development and Permits, November 27, 2014, response re By-laws-West Vancouver

(12) Dir/Planning, Nov 27, response re Bulk housing proposed changes taking to long

(Draft Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4817, 2014)

(13) Dir/Planning, Nov 27, response re Simple fixes for complex problems “ proposed residential building code changes

(14) Dir/Planning, November 27, 2014, response regarding Re. changes to municipal by-laws re. new builds

> Council Correspondence Update to December 2, 2014 (up to 4:30 p.m.)

Referred for Action

(1) December 1, 2014, regarding Housing for Mentally Ill & Homeless

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

Received for Information

(2) Port Metro Vancouver, November 28, 2014, regarding Port Metro Vancouver Land Use Plan

(3) November 28, 2014, regarding Fwd: Electromagnetic Radiation in B.C.,

(4) November 30, 2014, regarding Protection of Burrard Inlet (Kinder Morgan's pipeline project

(5) 3 submissions, Dec 1, re OCP, Rezoning and Devt Applicn for 370/380 Mathers Ave. (North Shore Unitarian Church)

(6) December 1, 2014, re The enforcement of the 495 student Agreement with Collingwood (Collingwood School)

19.3. Appointment of Acting Mayors for 2015 (File: 0120-01)

Councillor Soprovich was appointed as Acting Mayor for December 2014 and January 2015 at the Dec1, 2014 meeting.


THAT the Acting Mayor schedule for 2015 as follows, be approved:

February/March “ Councillor Gambioli; April/May “ Councillor Booth June/July “ Councillor Lewis

August/September “ Councillor Cameron October/November “ Councillor Cassidy.

19.4.     Appointments of Council Members to Boards, Committees, and Working Groups for 2015


1.       The following Council members be appointed to boards, committees, and working groups for 2015:

        Memorial Library Board: Councillor Lewis

         Seniors' Centre Advisory Board: Councillor Gambioli

         West Vancouver Community Centres Society Board: Councillor Cassidy

         Audit Committee: all Council members

         Awards Committee: Councillor Cassidy

         Community Engagement Committee: all Council members

         Community Grants Committee: Councillor Soprovich

         Design Review Committee: Councillors Cameron and Soprovich

         Finance Committee: Mayor Smith and Councillors Booth and Lewis

         Gleneagles Community Centre Advisory Committee: Councillor Lewis

         Lower Caulfeild Advisory Committee: Councillor Soprovich

         Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel: Cclrs Booth, Gambioli, Lewis (Alternates “ Cclrs Cameron, Cassidy , Soprovich)

         Public Art Advisory Committee: Councillor Gambioli

         School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (not a Council committee): Councillor Cameron

         Youth Services Review Implementation Group (not a Council committee): Councillor Booth

         Community Energy and Emissions Plan Working Group: Councillor Lewis

         Upper Lands Study Review Working Group: Councillor Cameron

{this was Cameron and Panz -- why not replace the second cclr}

         Coho Festival Society: Councillor Soprovich

         Howe Sound Forum: Councillors Gambioli and Soprovich

         West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce: Councillor Booth

         North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues: Councillor  Lewis

         North Shore Emergency Management Office: Councillor Soprovich

          North Shore Substance Abuse Working Group (formerly Task Force): Councillor Cassidy.

2.      Cclr Lewis be appointed as the alternate for Mayor Smith as a Municipal director on the GVRD Bd of Directors; and

3.      The following recommendations for appointment of Ccl mbrs to MetroV boards and committees be approved:

         Aboriginal Relations Committee: Councillor Booth

         Finance Committee: Councillor Lewis

         Parks Committee: Councillor Soprovich

         Regional Planning and Agriculture Committee: Mayor Smith

         Transportation Committee: Mayor Smith

         Utilities Committee: Councillor Cameron

          [Zero-Waste] Committee: Councillor Gambioli.

20. OTHER ITEMS -- None


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

CrC: won't steal your thunder

closed TransLink mtg; suffice to say referendum Q approved overall

the mayor expressed xxx some valid issues with the process

approved by {maj?}; shd make sure it succeeds b/c no Plan B

warts, not perfect; may have to wait 4 to 5 years for any xxx in transit; not feasible for a growing metropolis

Sop: I support you on your comments

differently flow ... need take a stance &&&

Mayor: the bottom line is the whole process is seriously flawed; no one in charge; nobody reports to anybody

xxx studiously building a bureaucracy

then prov ... set back years, costing us millions

how fund transit

like asking shd build Site C dam; beyond capabilities

opposed to referendum process; still opposed

still haven't xxx; shows in charge

meanwhile nothing happens

a corp whether public or private needs xxx to raise or xxx

none of those tools so it's a mess; muddle along and hope for the best; public not being well served

on Sat, Srs' Christmas lunch; put on xxxx

tremendous job you're doing ev night of Op Red Nose

Sop: for 11 years

{ML inaudible}


Mayor: We have two ppl signed up to speak: Carolanne Reynolds and Paul Stott.  Welcome, Carolanne

CR * NB -- the microphone was not turned on so v hard to hear; last week the Mayor soon asked for it to be turned on for me (happy to say); this time it only came on {see **} while I was reading my poem at the end:

Thank you, good evening; but before I start I just want to say I want to thank Cclr Cameron for making his comments about the discrepancies in Uplift with the estimates for {affecting} the CACs/CBs...

{Impossible to make out what I said; they really ought to pay more attention to the mics. My point was that several have

pointed out in many cases the Uplift turned out to be higher than the estimate in staff reports given to Ccl. Since the

estimate is used to calculate the 75% for CACs the cmnty receives, we are shortchanged. Needs to be reviewed as CrC said.}

xxx ... other ppl too; but he's not the only one who's noticed that.

The next thing I wd like to say is I passed the  [signs for the sales of?] Christmas trees ...?

... what I would like/suggest Parks consider for next year  

[is why don't we have a system]

so ppl can buy live trees, then {give to} either Parks or ??? and ???

Maybe if Parks can say [ what/wch trees/or/what they need/or/are needed in parks {fit in with Parks' plans} ]

...they could be donated to the District for parks {to plant} afterward; I'd rather see them live than executed like that.

what I do want to say:

'Twas ten days before Christmas

and all through the Hall

not a creature was stirring

even ever so small


when out on the lawn

there arose such a clatter

all ran to the doors

to see what was the matter

when what to our wond'ring eyes shd appear

but Santa Smith's sleigh and six costumed reindeer.

On Cam'ron, on Lewis, on Gambioli and Booth 

on Soprovich, let's go!, and Cassidy too

and do not forget, all alongside, 

supporting this dream

helping get them aloft, were Nina and Mike,

{Brent, Raymond, and Anne

with Sheila and Bob} and all the Hall team

To the top of the roof and into the sky

excited they were with expectations so high

but I heard them exclaim as they flew out of sight

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!

Mayor: thank you for that, Carolanne


CR: Sorry for my sore throat. Happy New Year!


Mayor: Paul Stott

Paul Stott  {transcript supplied}:

Mr Mayor and Council, my name is Paul Stott of 2129 Gordon Avenue. First let me congratulate you on old news “ your re-election to Council. Thankfully most of you were here over the past few years to listen to the dialogue between the residents of Stonethro and yourselves over the temporary car park on the Gordon Avenue tennis courts. We were delighted to hear about the meeting tonight and I must apologize that our Strata President, Mr Evans, couldn’t attend “ there was a competing engagement and he couldn’t tear himself away so I™ve been asked to speak tonight on his behalf.

As you know, we are very concerned over the temporary car park because of the impact it has on our enjoyment of our properties and traffic safety on Gordon Avenue. Our concern was not that tennis was being lost but that the car park was not justified. The report tonight has confirmed to a large extent our observations at that time but it would appear that the car park is needed. Since it is to stay the motion which you have all supported tonight -- to screen it off and restore the streetscape, and to consider moving the access point which we feel will contribute a lot to improved safety on Gordon Avenue “ these measures will go a long way towards resolving our nuisance problems and we thank you for supporting that.

I think the consultant’s report was an excellent report; it had a lot of sound management recommendations. But one very important recommendation was missing and it’s not clear why. The problem you have is a peak period problem - and even that can be accommodated the report says -- but, as Mr Fung pointed out earlier, providing capacity for peak demand is not efficient and some form of demand management would have been an obvious recommendation to make. But there seems not to be, for example, any attempt to reshuffle programs to reduce demand at the peak periods. I simply wish to bring this missing option to your attention. On the whole we are happy that you’ve taken this next step and thank you very much for that. I wish you all the compliments of the season. Thank you.

Sop:  follow up on Carolanne Reynolds -- 'Twas the night before Christmas  :-)

{and he put on a red Santa hat}

23. Adjournment 


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a HAPPY 2015 -- Bridging Christmas and New Year's, a video with animals

and plants (4m30sec): http://www.flixxy.com/we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year-by-enya.htm

=== INFObits ===

o DWV employs more than 875 employees and provides services to more than 44,000 residents and 3,200 businesses.

o Sir Nicholas Winton, 105

This interview was fascinating -- he's 105 and he's totally articulate and compos mentis! Of course, fascinating life also.

Link to Hardtalk with Stephen Sackur on BBC (30 min) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v35ck

So then I had to google and find out about him in Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Winton

=== ROYALWATCH === HM's Christmas Message

... The Queen has used her Christmas Day broadcast to highlight the importance of reconciliation between people. ... She spoke of the impact of the Scottish independence referendum, and also paid tribute to the moment German and British soldiers put down their weapons and met on Christmas Day 1914...

..."Christ's example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people, of whatever faith or none," she said...

Article and remarks; includes video [7min28sec] http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30595544

=== CRAFTBEERWATCH === Thor's Hammer, recently tasted by CBJ

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine (2013)

This beer has been aged for almost a year in bourbon barrels which add to the beer's complexity and smoothness. This is a truly wonderful beer to be sipped like port, at slightly below room temperature. The beer releases intense plummy and nutty flavours ending with a slightly sweet caramel-toffee finish that lingers delightfully on the palate. An after-dinner drink to be savoured with or after dessert. Available at better private liquor stores.

=== CPTWATCH ===

The Christian Peacemaker Teams work with Muslim and Jewish/Israeli peace groups.

From: Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine <cptheb@cpt.org>

Subject: CPT Palestine: December Newsletter Date: 31 December, 2014 2:46:30 AM PST

Here's one report -- Beware dangerous donkeys!

Israeli occupying forces arbitrarily change rules restricting movement

16 December -- Mohammed Saleh waited for five hours to pass through Israeli military checkpoint 56, and ultimately, was not allowed. Every day Mohammed takes his mule loaded with dairy products from his house in Tel Rumeida to the Hebron market. In recent weeks, the Israeli military has arbitrarily restricted Mohammed's freedom of movement as he travels with his mule, milk, cheese, and yogurt. The soldiers told CPTers that allowing Mohammed to pass through the previous day 'was a mistake', and that 'there are security things that I can't tell you about' the restriction. An ISM activist asked the soldiers, 'Is it the donkey that's the problem, or the milk that's the problem?' The Israeli soldiers eventually responded that the donkey was the problem.

For the whole newsletter: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cf2b03c2e5&id=c8447b87a9&e=55fdb6cb66


just learned of this handy initialism: LMK = Let Me Know

=== WORDWATCH === nuncheon

Your word for today is: nuncheon, n.

˜A drink taken in the afternoon; a light refreshment between meals; a snack.’

"nuncheon, n." - Word of the Day from the OED Date: 22 February, 2013 5:30:00 PM PST


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=== MAIKU === December 30th (then 5th)

hint of snow in air

decorated trees

eyes reflecting coloured lights

sliding down the arc of life / makes one pause to think / what's my legacy?

quotationS thoughtS punS

Every noon as the clock hands arrive at twelve,

I want to tie the two arms together,

And walk out of the bank carrying time in bags.

-- Robert Bly, American poet (b 1926)

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

-- Christina Rossetti, English poet (1830 - 1894)

The question for the child is not "Do I want to be good?" but "Whom do I want to be like?

-- Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American (1903 - 1990)

All ideas are already in the brain, just as all statues are in the marble.

-- Carlo Dossi, Italian writer and politician (1849 - 1910)

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. -- Robin Williams, American comedian (1951 - 2014)

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (1803 - 1882)

We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (1749 - 1832)

The 31 Worst Puns


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