Board Meeting Highlights
October 16, 2006
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 - October
The Chair welcomed a visiting delegation of elected officials and staff
from Minneapolis parks and recreation. Today the City and Park Board
launched the annual Diwali festival of lights, celebrating Vancouver's
diversity. Last week, the Active Communities inititative was launched
to inspire and encourage residents to step up their levels of physical
activitiy towards the provincial and city goal of '20% by 2010'.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda this week included:
consolidated citizen service centre/3-1-1 service to improve accessibility;
and budget update.
A review of park safety concerns was discussed at the last Planning
Marketing Plan for Golf Courses - Appointment
The appointment of a consultant to prepare a marketing plan for
the three public golf courses was deferred to the next meeting to give
more time for discussion with golf operations staff. The plan will help
promote the competitive advantages of Langara, Fraserview and McCleery
- reasonable rates, central locations and individual style of each course
- and increase rounds and revenues.
Trillium Park Site Development
The Board approved a consultation and design process for the development
of the Trillium park site in East Vancouver, as a sport and recreation
park serving the needs of existing and emerging residential areas around
the False Creek basin. The public process is intended to enable planning
for this site which has been in Park Board inventory for more than a
decade, with development stalled due to a lack of community consensus
on what the park should become .
Southeast False Creek Rezoning of the Olympic
The Board recommended to Council to approve the rezoning application
for the Olympic Village site with its new location for the 2800 m² (30,000 ft²) community and non-motorized boating centre and relocation of the
seaside route bikeway onto the waterfront. These changes, which have
public support, serve as an improvement from a park and recreation perspective
compared to the Official Development Plan.
The next regular meeting of the Park Board
will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 30, 2006
at 2099 Beach Avenue.