Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, June 27, 2005 at 7:00 pm
at the Kitsilano Community Centre.

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, June 13, 2005 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
DELEGATIONS
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Strategic Plan
    Staff report dated June 17, 2005 recommending that the Board endorse the Strategic Plan 2005-2010 attached to the report.
    Appendix A  [4Mb] - Strategic Plan 2005-2010
  2. Draft Allocation - 2006-2008 Capital Plan
    Staff report dated June 23, 2005 recommending that the Board receive for information this report and the Council report dated June 20, 2005 on the 2006 - 2008 Capital Plan Draft Allocation.
    Appendix A - Council report: 2006 - 2008 Capital Plan Draft Allocation
    Appendix B Capital Plan Public Feedback Summaries
    Appendix C Park Board Capital Plan 2006 - 2008
  3. Queen Elizabeth Park Statuatory Right of Way
    Staff report dated June 20, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A (i) - (iv).
    Appendix A - City report: Queen Elizabeth Park - Road Dedication and Subdivision
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Poaps at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, June 13, 2005,

WHEREAS #1 Kingsway building will be a major new city facility providing a community centre, library, childcare and housing;

WHEREAS the Mount Pleasant area is experiencing rapid development which is expected to continue;

WHEREAS the City is working with TransLink and the Federal Government in the Showcase Project to significantly improve Main Street to provide priority to pedestrians and transit users and to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions;

WHEREAS the intersection at Main and Kingsway is not friendly to pedestrians, cyclists or transit users and is a significant barrier for the new building and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood;

WHEREAS the pedestrian improvement proposed by the project for the intersection is welcome but will not make significant improvements to reducing the barriers created by the intersection;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Park Board requests Council to ask city staff to develop a better solution, including a pedestrian crossing at 7th Avenue, as part of the Showcase Project for the intersection of Main and Kingsway that recognizes the importance of #1 Kingsway as an important community facility and provides a higher level of safety, comfort and access to pedestrians, transit users and cyclists.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 11, 2005 at 7:00 pm

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