Board Meeting Highlights
May 26, 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 - May
The Chair reported on the
recent passing of former Vancouver Councillor
and community leader Don Lee, the Park Board
Volunteer recognition event on May 20, and
Opera in the (Sunset) Nursery on May 23.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board related item
on Council and Committee agenda this week
is 2009-2011 Draft Capital Plan
which includes Park Board project funding.
The Park Board was presented
with the 2008 "Best
Walking City in Canada" award, following
up the City's recent recognition from the
Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
The design concept was approved for the redevelopment
of the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza. The
design will revitalize and animate the
under-utilized open public space through
moveable tents and canopies. Subject to
a successful fundraising campaign, the
project would be completed in time for
the 2010 Winter Games.
Bell Mobility Telecommunications Proposal
at Hillcrest Park
The Board entered into a License Agreement
with Bell Mobility for telecommunications
equipment in Hillcrest Park on a replacement
sport field light post. The agreement addresses
growing cell phone useage in the area plus
the anticipated needs to support the 2010
Winter Games at the site.
Forest Management Plan - Consultative Agreement
An expenditure of $62,000 was approved to
retain the consultative and data collection
services of the University of British Columbia's
Faculty of Forestry to assist with the preparation
of a Forest Management Plan for Stanley Park.
The plan, part of the park's Restoration
Plan, will inform and guide silvacultural
activities over the next 20 years. It will
be completed by this Fall.
Emery Barnes Park Phase 2
The Board approved a contract with Jonathan
Losee Ltd. for landscape architectural
design services for Phase 2 of Emery Barnes
Park. Phase 1 of the downtown green space
was completed in 2003. Public consultation
around the project is planned.
Prospect Point Parking Lot and Road Relocation
C.A.P. Ventures Ltd. was awarded a contract
in the amount of $965,000 for re-landscaping
Prospect Point in Stanley Park. The landscape
work is the second phase of this restoration
related project and will include site regrading,
a new plaza and ornamental planter configuration,
walking trails and re-establishment of
native trees and understorey.
The Board put forward a Motion that the
Park Board advises City Council that it is
very concerned that the Park Board Capital
Plan (2009-2011) submission has decreased
from just over $100 million to $53.6 million
and that two major projects have not been
included: the funding for cost escalation
for the Curling Venue, Percy Norman Aquatic
Centre and Killarney and Trout Lake Rinks
($18.4 million) and the Trout Lake Community
Centre ($20 million). The Motion carried.
The next regular Park Board
meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday,
June 9, 2008 at 2099 Beach Avenue.