june 11, 2007
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 - June
A celebration event was held last week at the
Roundhouse for the first year of artworks created
by seniors to improve health and well-being.
Last weekend's successful Triathalon Union
World Cup, which used Stanley Park, was a test
event for the 2008 world championships.
On the last Planning Committee agenda was School
Community Connections Pilot Program, a joint
Park Board/School Board project to use high
school gyms for physical activity programs
Recycling Racks for Garbage Containers
The Park Board will pilot a recycling rack
program to demonstrate a commitment to urban
sustainability. Twenty five racks to hold recyclable
cans and bottles will be attached to existing
Everett Crowley Park Habitat Rehabilitation
and Park Use Plan - Contract Award
LEES and Associates Landscape Architects were
awarded the contract for the Everett Crowley
Park habitat rehabilitation and park use plan,
for $34,890. This will allow continuation of
capital improvements in the east side park,
to include inventory work on plants, animals
and birds; reports on and plans for Avalon
Pond; and a large scale map showing trails,
habitats and park features.
Jericho Marginal Wharf - Consultant
The Board awarded a consultant contract to
Moffatt and Nichol for $33,000 for Phase 1
and 8% of construction costs for Phase 2 of
the Jericho Marginal Wharf project. The project
will involve developing concepts for the repair
and/or replacement of the old beach wharf.
Public consultation will be held this fall
to solicit feedback from residents and other
Pride Festival Special Occasion
Permission was granted to the
Vancouver Pride Society for a Special Occasion
Licence in conjunction with their 29th
Annual Festival on August 5th. Organizers
are planning a beer garden at Sunset Beach.
Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre
The Board accepted a generous donation of $200,000
from the Marpole-Oakridge Community Association for
interior renovations to the centre. Updates will create
additional program spaces and are expected to be complete
by Fall 2007.
The next regular meeting of the Park
Board will be held at 7 pm on Monday,
June 25th at VanDusen Botanical
Garden, 5251 Oak Street.