Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, March 8, 2004 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA (REVISED)

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, February 23, 2004
CHAIR'S REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Audubon Sanctuary Certification for Fraserview, Langara and McCleery Golf Courses
    Staff report dated February 23, 2004 recommending that the report be received for information.
  2. Child Care Protocol
    Staff report dated February 26, 2004 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
    Appendix III - Council Report
    Appendix IV - Guidelines and Procedures for Daycare
  3. False Creek Community Centre
    Staff report dated February 26, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the additional renovation work and the return of surplus funding to the funding partners as detailed in this report.
  4. Ice Allocation Policy - Financial Sustainability
    Staff report dated March 2, 2004 recommending that the Board approve the changes to Ice Rink Fees and Charges Schedule as listed in the report.
    Appendix A and B - Proposed Changes to Ice Rental Schedule
  5. 2004 Operating Budget - Interim Estimates
    Staff report dated March 1, 2004 recommending that the Board receive for information the City 2004 Operating Budget Interim Estimates report which includes the proposed 2004 Park Board Basic and Added Basic Budgets.
    Council Report  [2.8Mb]
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
MOTIONS

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Riccius:

WHEREAS the Park Board has advocated strongly for the creation of public waterfront access at the Eburne Lands; and,

WHEREAS the City's Greenways Plan seeks to create a continuous Fraser River Trail at or near the waterfront consistent with the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Recreational Greenways Plan; and,

WHEREAS the Marpole area is park deficient; and,

WHEREAS the City's Financing Growth Strategy identifies close to $200 million of future parkland acquisition to keep pace with population growth over the next two decades; and,

WHEREAS TransLink has agreed to provide $1,041,250 in lieu of park provision;

Be it resolved that

The Park Board request City Council to place these funds in a reserve account for uses that include the acquisition and/or development of parkland in Marpole and/or along the Fraser River.

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Anton:

Whereas:

Electoral reform in the City of Vancouver has the potential of having a profound effect on the relationship between the Vancouver Park Board and its community partners, such as the community associations;

Electoral reform furthermore has the potential of having a profound effect on the relationship between the Vancouver Park Board and the citizens of Vancouver;

This Board is committed to openness and transparency;

On February 20, 2004 this Board conducted a private meeting between Mr. Berger of the Electoral Reform Commission, his counsel and board members and staff;

Any advice given by Mr. Berger and his counsel should be heard by both the community partners of the Park Board and by members of the public;

Good information is necessary for an informed debate;

Therefore, it is resolved that,

This Board request that Mr. Berger come to or arrange a public meeting to which the community partners of the Park Board and members of the public are invited so that those partners and citizens may have the information necessary for them to enter into an informed debate on the subject of electoral reform and the Vancouver Park Board.

IN-CAMERA MEETING

THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2 of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if hte Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city; and

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the city.

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 22, 2004 at 7:00 pm at West Point Grey Community Centre

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