Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, October 31, 2005
at 7:00 pm
A recording of the Agenda
is available at 604-257-8507.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, October 17, 2005 .
Go Play! Campaign
- Aquatic Services Renewal Plan Update
Staff report dated October 20, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
- Improvements to Dog Offleash Program
Staff report dated October 18, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
Appendix A - Criteria for Selection of Appropriate Off Leash Dog Sites
- Skateboard Strategy for Vancouver
Staff report dated October 20, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
Appendix A - Skateboard Strategy for Vancouver
- Sequoia Grill and Seasons in the Park - Rent Review
Staff report dated October 19, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to G.
Appendix A - Sequoia Grill - Landscape Maintenance Area
- Facility Development Coordinator
Staff report dated October 19, 2005 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
The following Motion was put forward by Commissioner
Woodcock at the meeting of the Board held
on Monday, October 17, 2005:
WHEREAS whales and dolphins are highly intelligent animals with complex social lives;
WHEREAS public opinion on whales and dolphins in aquaria has changed over recent decades as we have learned more about cetacean physiology and social patterns;
WHEREAS animal activists in Vancouver have repeatedly advocated for former park boards to hold plebiscites in order to give the residents of Vancouver the opportunity to express their opinion on the ethics of keeping cetaceans such as whales and dolphins in captivity in Stanley Park;
WHEREAS it is recognized that the Vancouver Aquarium
Marine Science Centre is an autonomous, well-run,
world-class facility situated in Stanley Park,
with staff who provide the best care possible to
the mammals under their supervision;
October 6, 2005 the Vancouver Aquarium
publicly unveiled new conceptual designs that include
expanded whale and dolphin facilities, to be completed
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Park Board recommend to
City Council that a city-wide plebiscite be held
during the 2008 civic election on the question
of whales and dolphins being kept in captivity
in Stanley Park, with a goal of testing public
opinion in the interests of long term planning
for the next lease renewal with the Vancouver Aquarium
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the plebiscite
ask the following yes or no question, "Are you in favour of phasing out the containment of whales and dolphins in Stanley Park?".
The following Motion is being put forward by Commissioner
WHEREAS since the Fall of 2003 the Park Board
has been going through an extensive public
consultation process to determine appropriate
locations throughout the city for installation
of turf sport fields;
WHEREAS the Park Board is in need of
sites for lit synthetic turf playing fields;
WHEREAS since the Summer of 2002
there has been a planning process for East
Fraserlands to develop a concept plan for
a residential community and public amenities;
WHEREAS the East Fraserlands
Subcommittee was formed to solicit Victoria/Fraserview/Killarney
community input for the EFL development proposal
and design plans;
WHEREAS on October 12, 2005 the East
Fraserlands Urban Design Workshop indicated
one unlit playing field adjacent to a future
WHEREAS the EFL Subcommittee
voiced a desire for a lit synthetic turf
playing field in addition to the school playing
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Park Board staff
investigate the possibility of adding a second
field with lights in the EFL site prior to
the formal submission of an ODP application.
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:
(g) litigation or potential litigation
affecting the city.
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
NEXT MEETING: November 28 , 2005 at 7:00 pm