Board Meeting Highlights
February 12, 2007
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 - February
The Chair thanked Daniel Frankel and organizers
as well as Park Board staff for putting
on last week's Renewal of the Jewel fundraiser
in Stanley Park; the gala event raised
approximately $120,000 to support restoration
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
Park Board-related items at recent
and upcoming Council and Committees include: VPD operational review, 2007 Operating
Budget interim estimates, form of development
for new recreational facilities in Hillcrest
Park, annual event guidelines, request for
liquor licence at Vancouver Rowing Club,
and moorage and other fees for Heather Marina.
The last Planning Committee meeting
agenda included a proposal for naming parks
and the 2007 International Triathalon trial.
Super Save Group made a generous donation
to the Stanley Park Restoration Project,
presenting a cheque for $100,000. The newly
produced video about the Stanley Park windstorm
and park restoration was shown.
The contract for construction of the West
End's Nelson Park was awarded to Cedar Crest
Lands BC for $715,422, and the Board reserved
$52,000 out of the 2007 Capital Budget for
completion of the upgrade. The community
has endorsed the revised scope of this challenging
for Park Board Community Facilities
The Board postponed a decision on naming policies
for its facilities, until further information
from staff comes back to them. The proposed
policies set out guidelines and decision-making
framework for naming public facilities under
the Park Board's care and control, both in
exchange for financial consideration and in
honour of outstanding achievement. Council
approved a similar policy last Fall.
An information report was received on the Park
Board's Ethical Purchasing Policy, following
an amendment to the policy last year which,
for resale agricultural and apparel items,
allowed for more flexibility to operate cost-effectively
and offer more choice to consumers. Staff are
working with the City towards improved ethical
and sustainable purchasing.
The Board approved the schematic design for
the new Harbour Green Park restaurant to be
located on the seawall just west of the Vancouver
Convention and Exhibition Centre expansion.
When the Development Permit is obtained for
the two-level building, proposals will be requested
from prospective restaurant developer/operators.
The Board put forward a motion to send
a letter to Federal Minister of Human Resources,
Monte Solberg, with a copy to Vancouver Federal
MPs, asking for confirmation of 2007 funding
to the Summer Career Placement Program for
summer day camps, and consultation with those
affected if the government plans to make
changes to the program. The program currently
funds 27% of Vancouver's community association-based
day camps for children 3-15 years. The motion
The next regular
the Park Board will be held at 7pm on Monday,
February 26, 2007 at 2099 Beach Avenue.