Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 29, 2000 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, May 15, 2000 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
  1. City Council Report
DELEGATIONS
  1. British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association - Program Excellence Award - Ghost Train
  2. Lt. Governor's Medal in Architecture , Award of Merit for Kitsilano Community Centre.
STAFF REPORTS
  1. NNR 2000 Budget
    Staff Report dated May 18, 2000 recommending that the Board approve the 2000 New and Non-Recurring (NNR) Budget in the amount of $580,000 as outlined in Appendix I.
    Appendix I 2000 NNR Budget
    Appendix II Supplemental Estimates
  2. International Community Service Day Foundation Project at Mount Pleasant Elementary School and Guelph Park
    Staff report dated May 17, 2000 recommending that the Park Board approve the installation of new playground equipment in Guelph Park as part of the International Community Service Day Foundation project at Mount Pleasant Elementary School and that the Board acknowledge the contribution of the ISDF, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School and the Mount Pleasant community for their involvement in this project.
    Appendix 1 ICSD
    Appendix 2 ICSD Projects
    Appendix 3 Facility
    Appendix 4 Proposal )
  3. New Summer Miniature Railway Event
    Staff report dated May 18, 2000 recommending that the Board approve spending $30,000 from the Corporate Sponsorship account to pay for the creation of displays, a soundtrack and marketing for a new summer event at the Miniature Railway and that the Board approve the attached fee schedule for the Miniature Railway Summer Special Event.
  4. Stanley Park Salmon Stream Phase 2: Contract Award
    Staff report dated May 29, 2000 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  5. Thunderbird Community Centre Appointment of Contractor
    Staff report dated May 16, 2000 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
  6. Vancouver General Hospital Precinct
    attachment: letter from Douglas Park Community Association
    Staff report dated May 18, 2000 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
LAST MEETING'S NOTICE OF MOTION

The following notice of motion was put forward at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, May 1, 2000:

WHEREAS the Park Board workers, indoors and outdoors, clerical workers to gardeners, constitute the main force ensuring all the programs and facilities provided by Vancouver Park Board are at the service of the people;

WHEREAS May 1st , a day commemorating the 1886 Haymarket Demonstrations in Chicago for the eight hour working day, is the recognized Workers' Day in all countries except Canada and the United States;

AND WHEREAS this year the Canadian Labour Congress, B.C. Federation of Labour, Vancouver and District Labour Council, including their affiliate unions representing Vancouver Park Board workers, have recognized and joined in the celebration of May Day this year;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Vancouver Park Board send its warmest May Day greetings to all workers at the Vancouver Park Board congratulating them for their work and service to the people of the Lower Mainland and visitors from around the world;

AND FINALLY BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board propose in its next negotiations with unions representing the workers of the Park Board to make the day of May 1st an annually paid statutory holiday.

The following notice of motion was put forward at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, May 15, 2000:

Resolved,

THAT the Board formally register its strong disapproval of Commissioner Cassells' action in the e-mail to Ms. Nora Francis.

THAT Commissioner Cassells be requested to take remedial action by giving a clear indication that she does not regard the type of message which she sent to Ms. Nora Francis as appropriate for one in public service to address a resident taxpayer.

THAT Commissioner Cassells be urged to avoid such conduct in the future.

THAT it is the Board's belief that, when communicating with all persons, all Commissioners must display the highest levels of respect, dignity and professionalism expected of elected officials.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, June 12, 2000 at 7:00 pm

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