Board Meeting Highlights
January 28, 2008
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 - January
28 , 2008
The Chair reported on the
presentation of the Cultural Harmony Awards
and ceremonial tree planting last week: the
multicultural seniors' knitting group from
Trout Lake Community Centre won in the organization
category; and Active Communities Vancouver
awards were presented to the three top Park
Board recreation and arts & culture
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board related items
on Council agenda this week are a report on
a new cultural plan for the City 2008 to
2018; consulting contract for development
of Hastings Park master signage; restoration
of the Salt Building in Southest False Creek;
and northeast False Creek update.
On the last Committee
agenda were election of Committee Vice Chair,
World Championship Triathalon event, Cherry
Blossom Festival, EcoDensity, Stanley Park
Hollow Tree and the 2008 Operating Budget.
Business Magazine awarded architects Hughes, Condon and Marler
one of their 2007 Facilities of Merit Award
for Killarney Leisure Pool. The award, in
its 27th year, recognizes state-of-the-art
recreation facilities for their function,
design, integration and value for money.
Queen Elizabeth Park
- Observation Tower Public Process
The Board did not endorse the concept of a
privately developed and operated observation
tower in Queen Elizabeth Park; and requested
that staff report back by Spring 2008 on various
tree management options with the goal of restoring
views from QE Park Plaza.
The Board put forward a Motion that staff
report back by Spring 2008 with a proposal
for a full Park Board employee engagement
survey to be conducted in 2008 including
a budget, survey timeline and follow-up actions.
The Motion carried.
The next regular Park Board meeting will
be held at 7 pm on Monday,
February 11, 2008 at 2099 Beach Avenue.