Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, July 19, 2004 at 7:00 pm
at Killarney Community Centre
A recording of the Agenda
is available at 604-257-8507
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday,
July 05, 2004 .
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
Item 2 - Special Event - 8+1 Planets Exhibition: Matthew Jocelyn requested to speak to the Board.
- Special Event - 8+1 Planets Exhibition
Staff report dated July 10, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
Appendix A - Special Events Policy
Appendix B, C D [1.2Mb] - B. Planets Display at Long Beach, CA; C. Vancouver Site Plan at HR MacMIllan Space Centre; D. Vancouver Site Plan at Coal Harbour.
- Killarney Pool
Staff report dated July 15, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to F.
- Donation of Public Art by the Chilean Consulate and the Chilean Community of Vancouver [1.4Mb]
Staff report dated June 28, 2004 recommending that the Board accept the donation of the public artwork by the Chilean Consul General and the Vancouver Chilean community to be located at the south end of Cardero Park at no cost to the Board.
- Open Spaces Sculpture Exhibits
Staff report dated July 5, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the development of an agreement with the Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale as per the terms in the report to regulate eighteen month sculpture exhibits for up to 10 years in Vancouver Parks at no cost to the Board.
- Changes to Bus Parking Charges in 2005 and 2006
This report was referred from the meeting of the Board on Monday, July 5, 2004. Staff report dated July 13, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
- Bates Park - Right of Way [3.8Mb]
Staff report dated July 9, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the granting of a statutory right-of-way in perpetuity in favour of the City of Vancouver over a portion of Bates Park, based on the details provided in this report.
- Purchasing Policy - Council Report
Staff report dated July 12, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendation A and B.
- 2004 Financial Statements - Operating Accounts for the Period Ending June 30, 2004
Staff report dated July 9, 2004 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
Appendix 1 - Operating Statement for Cycle 6, the period ending June 30, 2004.
- Capital Construction Cost Escalation
Staff report dated July 5, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
Appendix 1 - City report: Capital Construction Cost Escalation
The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Anton:
- The East Fraserlands policy statement is being developed tihs summer with the expectation that it will go to Council in the fall;
- About 15,000 people are expected to live in the East and West Fraserlands;
- In new developments such as this it is desirable to create a complete community;
- The East and West Fraserlands are geographically similar and should be considered together;
- The Park Board standard for provision of park land is 2.75 acres per thousand population;
- The Park Board standard for provision of community centre space is 1.2 ft² per population;
- Dedicated athletic space is important to a complete community;
- On 7 July 2003 this Board voted against directing staff to seek the park standard of 2.75 acres per thousand population;
- The development work has proceeded to the point where it is important to reconsider this issue.
Therefore it is resolved that the following principles are the Park Board position on the policy statement:
- The park standard of 2.75 acres per population is the standard this Board seeks in the East and West Fraserlands;
- The 2.75 acre standard will not include greenways or pedestrian mews;
- The 2.75 acre standard will not include waterfront walkway unless the waterfront walkway goes through park space;
- An athletic park is to be included in the project, to encompass such features as playing fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and skatepark so that, when combined with the active spaces in the west Fraserlands, the athletic park will meet the needs of 15,000 people;
- Community centre space is required to the standard of 1.2 ft² per person in the East and West Fraserlands.
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 20, 2004 at 7:00 pm.