Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, April 3, 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, March 20, 2006
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee
PRESENTATION

Inukshuk Lighting - Cheque presentation by representatives from Coast Hotels to the Board.

STAFF REPORTS
  1. Transfer of the Brockton Point Lighthouse to the Park Board
    Staff report dated March 23, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  2. Nelson Park Upgrade - Landscape Contract Award
    Staff report dated March 23, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix A - Nelson Park Concept Plan
  3. Oak and 37th Park Site: Consultant Award
    Staff report dated March 23, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  4. Southeast False Creek Update
    Staff report dated March 27, 2006 recommending that the Board support the concept plan for a rainwater wetland and a children's play park in Southeast False Creek.
    Appendix A - Southeast False Creek Public Realm Plan - Park Concept
  5. Burrard View Park - Commemorative Cairn and Plaque
    Staff report dated March 28, 2006 recommending that the Board approve the installation of a cairn and plaque in Burrard View Park commemorating Judge Helen Gregory MacGill, to be funded by Parks Canada and installed and maintained by Parks Canada under terms satisfactory to the General Manager of the Park Board and Directors of Legal Services and Risk Management.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock,

WHEREAS women in our cities are showing incredible leadership in Olympic sports, business, and in building communities; and

WHEREAS, of 200 parks in the City of Vancouver, there are approximately eight parks with names that recognize women;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board explore ways of recognizing the historical achievements of women in the City of Vancouver, and of recognizing International Women's Day as significant to the accomplishments of all women; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT staff report back on naming a park in recognition of the significant contributions made by women to their neighbourhoods and communities, as well as to the City of Vancouver as a whole.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Strathcona Community Centre.

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