Committee and Board Meeting Highlights
July 22, 2013
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 - July 22, 2013
Park Board Committee Meeting
The Chair reported on the unveiling of the Park Board’s Local Food Action Plan and a Places that Matter plaque presentation at Lions Gate Bridge National Historic Site of Canada. The Chair also thanked Deputy General Manager Peter Kuran for his many years of service and presented him with a tree.
AAA Horse & Carriage New Staging Area
The Board approved a modified License Agreement with AAA Horse & Carriage in Stanley Park Ltd. to provide one 10-year extension followed by two additional 5-year extension terms effective May 1, 2018; and approved the detailed design of the relocated staging area from its existing location to an area adjacent to the Information Booth as previously approved in July 2011; and approved the license granted to AAA to occupy a portion of the Stanley Park Service Yard be modified to provide one 10-year extension followed by two additional 5-year extension terms effective May 1, 2018 and run concurrently with its license to operate the horse drawn tour services subject to AAA making capital improvements to a minimum of $400,000. The company has been operating a transportation service for tourists in Stanley Park since 1985.
Andy Livingstone Park - International Village School Proposal
The Board approved support for the proposed relationship between Andy Livingstone Park and the planned International Village Elementary School. The school, to be completed in 2015, will cantilever out over the large downtown green space, help create a community hub and bring more life to the park.
Commissioner De Genova put forward a motion that the Board approve a new position for "Deputy Chair", and that the Deputy Chair position rotate on a monthly basis and all six Commissioners, who are not acting as Chair, are included and act as Deputy Chair for two months each per year. The Motion failed.
Commissioner De Genova put forward a motion that the Board direct staff to report back with a communications strategy and plan to inform the public of the community centres and Park Board facilities that do accept the OneCard, and that the Board direct staff to post notices at community centres not accepting the OneCard and direct them to a point of information phone number where they can ask questions and receive clarification on where the OneCard will be accepted and also where it cannot be used. The Motion failed.
Regular Board Meeting
Report of the Park Board Committee
The Board approved the recommendations of Committee: AAA Horse & Carriage New Staging Area, Andy Livingstone Park – International Village School Proposal and motions re monthly rotational deputy chair position for the Park Board and public communication strategy for the OneCard (see Committee highlights above).
General Manager's Report
Park Board related items at Council and Committee this week including the proposed Public Bike Share system, the Active Transportation Corridor: Seaside Greenway Completion and York Bikeway (Phase 1 of Point Grey-Cornwall Active Transportation Corridor) and the Hastings Park/PNE Governance Review.
Notice of Motion
Commissioner De Genova put forward a notice of motion re: removing fishing from Hastings Park.
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 2099 Beach Avenue with next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.