Board Meeting Highlights
September 19, 2011

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 website on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.

Meeting Agenda - September 19, 2011


The Chair reported on the official opening of Fraserview Park, Pride Parade, Pinoy Fiesta, Connecting Marpole Day, Kits Fest, Vancouver Sawan Mela, Bio Blitz in Stanley Park, Klahowya Village closing, Stanley Park Cycling Plan open house, Greenpeace 40th anniversary, Granville Lawn Bowling Club's green lighting project, VanDusen's Bloom Gala fundraiser, official opening of Grandview Park, Air Force Battle of Britain memorial ceremony in Stanley Park and plaque for Asahi baseball team at Oppenheimer Park.


The next Services & Budgets Committee is on September 27 and the next Planning & Environment Committee meeting is on October 6.


Administrative Report - Position Changes
The Board approved the creation of 9 CUPE 15 regular part time positions to support Park Board public services and comply with the collective agreement.

Champlain YMCA License Agreement
The Board entered into a license agreement with the YMCA to operate family services programming in Park Board space at Champlain Community School during the school year from September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014, plus an option for an additional three school years. This new partnership between the Park Board and the YMCA will meet the needs of children and families living in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood.

2012 - 2014 Capital Plan - Approval of Final Plan
The Board endorsed the 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan including a transfer of $400,000 from new street trees to tennis court renewal at Kitsilano Beach. Proposed allocations for parks and open spaces is $36 million, and for recreation facilities $17 million not counting $7.5 million for childcare in Park Board facilities.

Liquor License Revision - Golf Courses
The Board approved an application to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to revise the present liquor license at the three major golf courses from a food primary to a liquor primary license. This revision enables expansion of service to an on-course kiosk, beverage cart or take out window improving guest experience.


The Board put forward a motion that staff seek a qualified party to develop and operate the previous Children’s Farmyard area as a First Nations cultural and educational experience focusing on raising the awareness of the rich history between Stanley Park and the First Nations people. The motion carried.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2099 Beach Avenue.