Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, March 6, 2006 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 27, 2006
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee

STAFF REPORTS
  1. 2005 Accomplishment Report - Year End
    Staff report dated February 20, 2006 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
  2. 2005 Operating Budget Year End Position
    Staff report dated February 6, 2006 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendix I - IV :
    Appendix I - Operating Statement for the period ending December 31, 2005
    Appendix II - 2005 Actual Gross Expenditures
    Appendix III - 2005 Actual Gross Revenues
    Appendix IV - Operating Statement for the period ending December 31, 2005
  3. 2006 Capital Budget
    Staff report dated February 23, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix A - 2006 Capital Budget and Funding Sources
    Appendix B - Capital Budget Distribution - 2006 - 2008
    Appendix C - 2006 Capital Budget Partner Contributions
  4. World Health Organization: Age-Friendly Urban Community Project
    Staff report dated March 3, 2006 recommending that subject to Council's agreement, the Board endorse the City's application to become a BC Community Partner in the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Urban Community Project.
    Appendix A - World Health Organization: Age-Friendly Urban Community Project
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, February 27, 2006,

WHEREAS the Park Board currently advises Vancouver residents about public consultations and motions coming to the Board through websites, advertisements in the media, emails to stakeholder lists, signage and posters; and

WHEREAS we often hear from people who say they have not seen any of these forms of advertising, or who have limited time to stay up-to-date with the Park Board website; and

WHEREAS we want to ensure a broad range of opinion is involved in the creation of Park Board policy; and

WHEREAS email technology has opened up a whole new range of consultation possibilities; and

WHEREAS we want to "personalize notification" and widen the scope of public awareness of Park Board business;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Park Board investigate and report back on establishing an email system whereby the public can sign-up on the Park Board website to receive email notification specific to neighbourhood, stakeholder group, or other criteria as the case may be when motions are coming to a Committee or the Board, or public consultation is happening on issues that affect these groups.

MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock,

WHEREAS International Women's Day has been celebrated annually on March 8th since 1909 to recognize women as makers of history and is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world, commemorated at the United Nations, and designated by many countries as a national holiday; and

WHEREAS cities in Canada also recognize the important contributions of women to their communities and society as a whole; and

WHEREAS the City of Vancouver is a city of celebration that honours the diversity of its citizenry through arts and cultural and recreational activities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board request staff to work with the City's Equal Employment Office on ways to recognize and celebrate women on International Women's Day for the year 2007.

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 the Board considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: March 20, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

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