Board Meeting Highlights
march 10, 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 - March
The Chair reported on the
City's celebrations of International Women's
Day on March 6th, with its theme of inspiration
and achievement in sport; plans to mark International
Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 21st include the display of a special quilt
at Park Board offices.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board related item
on Council and Committee agenda this week
is By-Law Enforcement and Enhanced Civil
2009-2011 Capital Plan
The Board approved the draft Capital
Plan for the next three years, and the opportunity
for public input via one or more community
meetings and the Park Board website. Priorities
for 2009-2011 spending are Olympic readiness
and legacy conversion, environmental and
fiscal sustainability, and growth and density
demands. The Plan totals $107 million plus
$16 million from externally derived funds.
Parks renewals and improvements account for
$33 million, with facilities replacement
and development accounting for $62 million;
land acquisition, street trees and overhead
round out the proposed costs. Next steps
will be City inter-departmental review, and
public consultations with partners and stakeholders.
The final Capital Plan will go before voters
in the November civic election.
Oppenheimer Park and
Field House Upgrade: Concept Plan Approval
Following an extensive community process, the
concept plan for upgrading East Vancouver's
Oppenheimer Park and Field House was approved.
Improvements include relocating and building
a new field house, children's play area and
basketball court, additional seating, upgrades
to the irrigation system, drainage and paths,
and commemorating features highlighting the
cultural and historical significance of the
park, which opened in 1898.
The Board put forward
a Motion that the Vancouver Park Board request
staff to work with its community partners
to recognize and celebrate International
Women's Day city-wide in the year 2009. The
Motion was defeated.
The Board received a Motion that the Board
support a motion of non-confidence in Commissioner
Korina Houghton in her role as Chair of the
Vancouver Park Board and respectfully request
that Commissioner Houghton step down as Chair
immediately. The Motion was defeated.
The next regular Park
Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday,
March 31, 2008 at 2099 Beach Avenue.