Board Meeting Highlights
Special Meeting November 27, 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 - November 27, 2006

STAFF REPORTS

2006 Aquarium Expansion Proposal
Following technical review by Park Board staff and public consultation, a proposal for expansion and revitalization of the Vancouver Aquarium was approved by the Board. Plans include improvements to animal habitats and public spaces. The Aquarium has agreed to mitigation and compensation measures that allow the Park Board, as stewards of Stanley Park, to ensure impacts on the park are minimized and the project is complementary to the park. The Board also approved amendments to the term of the Aquarium agreement, removal of the Park Control By-Law around whales and dolphins from the agreement, changes to the location of the gift shop, reimbursements for certain maintenance costs, review of revenues every five years, provision of free passes annually to community centres for low income residents, enhanced safety features including bike connections, and a review of the By-Law in 2015.

Amendment to the Parks Control By-Law Relating to Captive Cetaceans
Changes to the By-Law, section 9 - (e) were approved, with a request to the City's Law Department to prepare revisions for the Board's consideration. The changes provide for importation of cetaceans with intention to release or not to release.

NEXT MEETING

The next regular meeting of the Park Board will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Killarney Community Centre.

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