Notice of Tree Trimming:
In an effort to increase safety and open up roadways for emergency and larger vehicles to pass, VOLB Public Works will be using the bucket truck to trim overhanging branches in the next several weeks. This work will focus on trimming branches that encroach past the edge of blacktop and lower branches blocking sightlines in corners.
The work will start on January 6, 2014 and is expected to last on and off for several weeks.
We have identified several areas of concern but work will start on Isleview Place and then move on to Panorama Road and Panorama Place and then to Stewart Road.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Ulrich, M. Eng., P. Eng., Jim Hughes and Karl Buhr to the Infrastructure Committee.
The Committee’s role is to provide guidance and recommendations to Council with respect to Infrastructure. The scope of the Committee’s involvement includes:
All committee meetings will be posted and the residents are welcome to attend.
As Chair of the Infrastructure Committee, I invite your input. If you have any specific infrastructure concerns, please provide as much factual information as possible for consideration. I will review the information and present to the Committee as warranted. To provide a comment /concern, please e-mail
Council has been working in a focused manner once again this year to create a positive outcome for the Village.
The Village of Lions Bay community spirit requires renewal. Let us ‘Come Together’ rather than move apart.
This year has had the challenge of community acrimony consuming staff and Council time, energy and public fund resources. As the Village of Lions Bay is small, with a small tax base, we must all recognize the importance of committing our energy toward building the community through positive effort.
I head the Finance portfolio and am the Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee. It is important to be accurately informed about the financial and operational activities of the Village and I have used articles like this one to provide regular updates on the Village’s finances. The hard copy of The Community News is the circulation vehicle of choice as it is received concurrently in every mail box in the Village. Effective this article I have also asked that the information is posted on the Village web site in the financial section. This is the 8th consecutive quarterly financial disclosure. Information is provided with as much timeliness and transparency as possible. Previous content has provided specifics on how taxes and service fees are calculated and how these affect residents, our financial position, observations, projected events, and details on the implementation of best practices. The three Village service areas, Fire Department, Administrative Services Staff, and Works Department, will continue to be commented upon with respect to their operations, finances, and the challenges applicable to each unit. Of great interest to many I will take the opportunity next quarter to disclose the completed 2013 Capital Expenditure program, projected 2014 Capital Expenditure Budget, an overview and rationale for the 2014 tax and service allocations, and the latest information on the Community Center Renewal (CCR).
Mayor Broughton, on behalf of Lions Bay Council, is pleased to announce that Grant McRadu, recently retired West Vancouver Chief Administrative Officer, has agreed to oversee the day to day Village operations on an interim basis. Mr. McRadu will assist in the management of a number of special projects such as the Community Center Renewal, Land Master Planning, and development of the 2014 Budget. In addition, Mr. McRadu will undertake a review of the organization and assist in the hiring of a permanent CAO.
We have had several reports of daylight sightings of coyotes walking on residential streets in Lions Bay, and stalking small dogs and outside cats.
We have contacted the Conservation Office Service who have indicated that there is no immediate cause for concern and that this behavior is not unusual, particularly in areas where prey and other food sources are available.
To avoid attracting coyotes to our residential areas, please ensure that any pets are not left outside unsupervised. Secure all garbage in wildlife proof containers. Remove birdfeeders and other outdoor food sources which may encourage wildlife. If it is safe to do so, make every effort to scare a coyote away by making loud noises and throwing rocks.
It is very unusual for a coyote to directly threaten a human or to not move away when scared off. Though coyotes do not normally pose any threat to humans, it is advisable not to leave children outdoors unsupervised. If a coyote does exhibit aggressive behavior to a human, please call the Conservation Officer Service RAPP line on 1-877-952-7277.
To find out more about coyotes, how you can help to limit their forays into our residential areas, and how to endure that they remain wary of human interaction, please visit the Department of the Environment’s information website at this link:
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