Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, July 25, 2005 at 7:00 pm
at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre.

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, July 11, 2005 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
DELEGATIONS
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Pay Parking Agreement
    Staff report dated July 18, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to E.
  2. Percy Norman Aquatic Centre Architect Selection
    Staff report dated July 19, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  3. Kerrisdale Park/Point Grey Secondary School Artificial Turf: Construction Contracts
    Staff report dated July 19, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
  4. Special Event - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Performance
    Staff report dated July 13, 2005 recommending that the Board approve the use of Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park for a free performance of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on August 7, 2005 with all the arrangements to the satisfaction of the General Manager.
    Appendix A - Vancouver Park Board Special Event Policies
  5. Purchase of Rolling Stock for Stanley Park Miniature Railway
    Staff report dated July 18, 2005 recommending that the Board approve a loan of up to $90,000 from its donation reserves to finance purchase of an engine and three carriages.
  6. Coal Harbour Balustrade Railing Rehabilitation: Construction Contract Award
    Staff report dated July 20, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
MOTIONS

The following motion was put by Commissioner Poaps :

WHEREASthe Park Board recognizes community gardening as a valuable recreation activity that contributes to community development, environmental awareness, positive social interactions and community education;

WHEREASthe Strathcona Community Gardeners Society has been in operation since 1985 and has been providing exceptional recreation experiences to community members, as well as an invaluable ecological teaching resource and re-establishing habitat for local wildlife;

WHEREASStrathcona Community Gardens is considered a model community garden and the society has a significant history in the ongoing management of the gardens and has recently been recognized for their work as recipients of such awards as the Mayor's Environmental Achievement Award and an award from the Vancouver Heritage Commission for their work in preserving and cultivating one of British Columbia's largest public collection of heritage apples;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff report back at the regularly scheduled meeting of September 19, 2005 on:

1. the revised policy on community gardens;

2. license agreements with community gardens including a license agreement with the Strathcona Community Gardens Society for the ongoing use of Strathcona Gardens with consideration of a term of no less than 20 years.

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:

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 19, 2005 at 7:00 pm

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