Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 29, 2006 at 7:00 pm

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, May 15, 2006 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Burrard View Park - Harbourview Daycare Redevelopment
    Staff report dated May 19, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix 1a - Harbourview Daycare Option B - West Elevation
    Appendix 1b - Harbourview Daycare Option B - South Elevation
    Appendix 1c - Harbourview Daycare Option B - Lower Level
    Appendix 1d - Harbourview Daycare Option B - Upper Level
  2. Dog Strategy Task Force Terms of Reference
    Staff report dated May 18, 2006 recommending that the Board approve the Terms of Reference for the Dog Strategy Task Force and funding of $40,000 for the work of the Task Force.
    Appendix 1 - Dog Strategy Task Force Terms of Reference
  3. Synthetic Turf Field at Vancouver Technical School
    Staff report dated May 19, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  4. John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park Master Plan - Phase 1: New Trout Lake Community Centre and Ice Rink
    Staff report dated May 18, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
MOTIONS

1. The following motion is being put forward by Commissioner Zlotnik,

WHEREAS the Vancouver Aquarium has a lease until the year 2015;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Aquarium has been in business for fifty years and now feels it is necessary to upgrade and expand their facilities and will be so requesting;

WHEREAS any request for expansion will require the full and appropriate public discussion of all interested citizens and stakeholders prior to any approval;

WHEREAS any such request and investment by the Vancouver Aquarium requires certainty for their operations until the year 2015;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following two resolutions passed by previous Boards be rescinded:

"THAT any request by the Vancouver Aquarium for an expansion of the area currently operated by the Vancouver Aquarium under its lease with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation be referred to a public referendum to be held during the next general civic election.

FURTHER, THAT the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation defer consideration of any such request for expansion until such time as the public of Vancouver have voted in favor of such expansion in a public referendum."

"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, in 2015;

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?"

2. The following motion is being put forward by Commissioner De Genova,

WHEREAS the YMCA of Greater Vancouver (YMCA) has operated Nanook Child Care Centre in South China Creek Park for over 27 years, and;

WHEREAS there continues to be a high demand for services geared to a population considered at-risk due to socio-economic factors, and/or with children vulnerable to developmental delays in this northern part of Mount Pleasant (as indicated in City of Vancouver reports and community research projects), and;

WHEREAS the YMCA is committed to raising the funds required to replace the existing Nanook Child Care portable in South China Creek Park with a permanent structure, and;

WHEREAS the YMCA proposes to extend services from the current program for 25 children by providing additional space for twelve children under the age of three and by providing an additional multi-use space for family programs to be operated in collaboration with community partners, within a one-storey model, and;

WHEREAS the YMCA, on further investigation of capital costs and the most effective way to serve high-needs families (determined to be in a one-storey building with two licenses), and;

WHEREAS the YMCA is cognizant of park space and has reduced from the June 21, 2004 motion the outdoor play space due to the program location within the park, and;

WHEREAS a one-storey model eliminates the need for stairwells, elevators, vestibules and further provides space efficiencies through shared use of spaces and further space reductions in the multi-use space, and;

WHEREAS a one-storey building is more consistent with the character of the neighbourhood and fits within the building area of South China Creek Park established by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (Park Board), and;

WHEREAS the Park Board supported the construction of a permanent structure with two licenses and a shared community room, and;

WHEREAS documents outline the YMCA's request for an additional 103.9 square metres (1,118 square feet), the amount needed to build the proposed one-storey model which has been placed one metre east of the approved two-storey site envelope;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Park Board amend its June 21, 2004 motion by deleting the following paragraph under item B which said:

"a two-storey, 550 square metre permanent facility for the purposes of licensed childcare and for a shared community room, and 520 square metres of fenced outdoor licensed childcare play yard;"

And replace it with the following paragraph:

"a one-storey, 465 square metre permanent facility for the purposes of licensed childcare and for a shared community room, and 390 square metres of fenced outdoor licensed childcare play yard;".

3. The following motion is being put forward by Commissioner Houghton,

THAT the Board change section 2 of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Procedure By-Law as follows:

  1. If this By-Law does not address a procedure, then
    a) the Procedure By-Law of the city, except for Section 7, is to apply to proceedings of the board in respect of that procedure; or

    b) if the Procedure By-Law of the city does not address a procedure, the most recent edition of Robert's Rules of Order is to apply to proceedings of the Board in respect of that procedure.
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:

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the city.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, June 12 , 2006 at 7:00 pm at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

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