Board Meeting Highlights
September 11, 2006
The following information is intended to provide quick highlights
of this scheduled Board meeting. Every attempt has been made to summarize
these highlights as accurately as possible; however, the complete and
official minutes will be posted on the web site
on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.
Meeting Agenda - September 11, 2006
The Chair reported on the busy summer season
at parks, beaches and pools, the reopening
of Quilchena Park last week, upcoming dedication
of the Khenko sculpture at George Wainborn
Park, and new fall/winter Leisure Guide now
available at all community centres.
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board-related items on Council and Committee
agenda this week include the installation
of automated public toilets in the City,
one of which will be located in Pigeon
Park, and the Youth Politik Program, formerly
Council Youth Days.
Recent Planning Committee agenda items included: updates
on new Creekside Park, relocation of Hastings
Community Centre, Ceperley Playground memorial
and Fraserlands community development. The
last Finance Committee agenda dealt with
fundraising/donations progress report, business
plan for Harbour Green Restaurant, and Arbutus
National Merit for Design Awards from the
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
were presented to the Park Board for three
facilities: Stanley Park Salmon Stream,
George Wainborn Park and Harbour Green
Park Phase 2.
and Expansion Proposal: Technical
Review and Public Consultation Process
The Board received for information
the proposal by the Vancouver Aquarium to
revitalize and expand the Aquarium in Stanley
Park. The motion to receive the technical
review on the impacts of the proposal on
Stanley Park, as prepared by Park Board staff,
was not approved. The Board voted to distance
itself from the proposed public consultaton
process around the project, by withdrawing
its co-management; the Aquarium can now
go forward on its own to seek public views
on the proposal.
Vancouver Technical Secondary
School Synthethic Turf Project: Consultant
The contract for consultant
services for Vancouver Technical Secondary
School's artificial turf project was awarded
to R.F. Binnie & Associates for $95,550.
This field is the second to be constructed
as part of the Park Board's Playing Field
West End Community
Centre - Lobby Improvements
The Board accepted the donation of $164,5000
from the West End Community Centre Association
to carry out renovations to the main and
upper floor lobbies at the centre. The project
is targetted to be finished by December.
of Architect for Kitsilano Arena Kitchen
Architectural services for the Snowy's Lounge
and Kitchen renovations at Kitsilano Community
Centre were awarded to Gomberoff Bell Lyon
Architects Group, for a fee of $36,100. The
work will be done in Spring 2007.
The Board approved a change to the Procedures
By-Law, which now states that if the By-Law
does not address a procedure, the City's
Procedures By-Law (except for Section 7)
is to apply; and if the former does not apply,
then the most recent edition of Robert's
Rules of Order is to apply to proceedings
of the Board.
The next regular meeting of
the Park Board will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday,
September 25, 2006
at 2099 Beach Avenue.