Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, September 25, 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, September 11, 2006 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee

PRESENTATION

Plaque unveiling and dedication ceremony at Lost Lagoon at 6:00 pm to honour the late Charles Franklin Moore's legacy gift to the Vancouver Park Board for the refurbishment of the Lost Lagoon Tennis Courts.

STAFF REPORTS
  1. Hillcrest Complex - Design approval
    Staff report dated September 15, 2006 recommending that the Board approve the Development Permit Design for the Hillcrest Complex as illustrated in Appendix I of this report.
    Appendix 1  [2.8Mb] - Site Plan
    Appendix 2  [1.2Mb] - Main Level Plan
    Appendix 3 - Upper Level Plan
    Appendix 4 - Elevations
  2. Olympic Legacy Projects: Funding Options
    Staff report dated September 15, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix 1 - Council report, "Olympic Legacy Projects: Funding Options"
  3. 2006 Operating Statement as at August 31, 2006
    Staff report dated September 14, 2006 recommending that the Board receive this report for information.
    Appendix 1 - Operating Statement for the period ending August 31, 2006
  4. Fundraising and Development Year-to-date Status Report
    Staff report dated September 15, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
    Appendix 1 - Terms of Reference - Distributing Park Board Funds to the Community
    Appendix 2 - Job Profile - Fundraising and Development Administrative Assistant
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert at the meeting of the Board held on Monday, September 11, 2006,

WHEREAS Mayor Sullivan has declared September Wild Salmon Month;

WHEREAS according to the Vancouver Aquarium the world's marine life is quickly being depleted, and an estimated 90% of all large fish are already gone from the world's oceans;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board has restaurants, clubhouses, and concessions, 26 in total, operating under its purview;

WHEREAS Park Board food services partners serve a wide variety of seafood from the popular fish and chips to more exotic menu items;

WHEREAS the Park Board Strategic Plan states the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment is a core responsibility and that the Park Board will develop sustainable policies and practices that achieve environmental objectives while meeting the needs of the community;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Aquarium operates Ocean Wise, a conservation program that is successfully working with restaurants and their customers in making environmentally sustainable seafood choices, at the level they are able to manage; and

WHEREAS a number of restaurants within Stanley Park are already enthusiastic Ocean Wise participants;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation seek a partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise conservation program through incorporating Ocean Wise provisions into future Park Board leases or license agreements, ensuring Park Board run facilities are Ocean Wise, and through encouraging our concessionaires and restauranteurs to participate in the program before their licenses come up for renewal.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, October 2, 2006 at 7:00 pm, at Douglas Park Community Centre.

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