Board Meeting Highlights
September 20, 2004

The following information is intended to provide quick highlights of this scheduled Board meeting. Every attempt has been made to summarize these highlights as accurately as possible; however, the complete and official minutes will be posted on the web site on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.

Meeting Agenda - September 20 , 2004


Dr. George Price, Chair of B.C. Rehab, presented a cheque for $50,000 to the Park Board for an accessible trail in Stanley Park. Upon completion of the Beaver Lake Accessible Trail last year, B.C. Rehab and Classic Rock 101 radio listeners fundraised to take the trail from Beaver Lake along the Ravine Trail to join with the Seawall. In partnership with the Park Board, the final phase of the accessible trail will officially open by the end of October.


Five representatives from the Coal Harbour community presented their views opposing the proposed temporary float plane terminal relocation near Harbour Green Park. The Park Board took no action as it has no jurisdiction on the matter, which is before the City's Development Permit Board this week.


VanDusen Botanical Garden Association Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The Board approved in principle a Memorandum of Understanding with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association, outlining Park Board support for their capital campaign project which is raising funds for improvements to the gardens. The MOU, which effectively reconfirms the partnership agreement between the VBGA and the Park Board, will assist in approaching potential large donors. The VBGA's new fundraising video was also presented.

Vending Machines and Products Supply Agreement with Dairyland
A master agreement with Dairyland Fluid Division was approved to install and supply milk vending machines in community centres and other Park Board buildings, offering more selection and healthier alternatives to customers. Dairyland will pay $1,300 per annum for each vending machine, and the "Milk to Go" products will be priced at $1.50. The machines, which are also being put into schools across Canada, are optional for the centres and facilities.

Vancouver School Board - Letter to Extend Use of Portion of Sunset Park
The Board approved an extension of the lease with the Vancouver School Board for part of Sunset Park for three more years. Five acres of the park are currently used during the school year by nearby John Henderson Elementary. Over the next several years, changes to the park will be occuring in conjunction with the construction of the new Sunset Community Centre on Main Street (expected to be completed in 2006). The lease extension allows continued use of the playfields in the interim. The School Board will also be involved in discussions on future uses of Sunset Park.

Lease Extension with British Columbia Buildings Corporaiton (BCBC) for Buildings and Facilities at Jericho Hill Centre
Approval was given for a five year extension of the lease with the British Columbia Building Corporation for the Jericho Hill Centre cafeteria building, gymnasium and playing field. These are used for programs and activities run by the West Point Grey Community Association and other neigborhood groups.


The next regular meeting of the Park Board will be held at 2099 Beach Avenue on Monday, October 4, 2004.