Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA (REVISED)

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, January 29, 2007 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee

PRESENTATION

Larry Gibson, Senior Vice President from SuperSave Group to present a cheque to the Board for the Stanley Park Restoration Project.

STAFF REPORTS
  1. Harbour Green Restaurant Design
    Staff report dated February 2, 2007 recommending that the Board approve the schematic design for Harbour Green Restaurant.
    Appendix A
    - A1 Level 1 - Bar Plan  [1.46Mb]
    - A2 Level 2 - Restaurant Plan  [1.46Mb]
    - A3 Level 3 - Bar Plan  [1.5Mb]
    - A4 3D Views  [1.91Mb]
  2. Naming Policies for Park Board Community Facilities
    Staff report dated February 1, 2007 recommending that the Board endorse the Naming Policies for Park Board Community Facilities.
    Appendix A and B -
    Appendix A - City of Vancouver Naming Rights Policy, Civic Community Facilities
    Appendix B - City of Vancouver Commemorative Naming Policy, Civic Community Facilities
    Appendix C - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Naming Rights Policy, Park Board Community Facilities
    Appendix D - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Commemorative Naming Policy, Park Board Community Facilities
  3. Ethical Purchasing Policy Update
    Staff report dated February 2, 2007 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendix 1 - Vancouver Park Board Ethical Purchasing Policy, June 12, 2006
  4. Nelson Park Upgrade
    Staff report dated February 1, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.
MOTIONS

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock,

WHEREAS the federal Human Resources funded Summer Career Placement Program is in jeopardy, which will have a severe impact on Vancouver's 24 community association-based day camp programs for kids 3 to 15 years;

WHEREAS approximately 24% of day camp funding comes from these grants, approximately $460,000 citywide, with approximately 2500 children/youth per week served throughout the program, supporting approximately 150 youth leadership jobs with a focus on training and service in a community context;

WHEREAS day camps are part of the Vancouver Park Board's core mandate, which fits with the Strategic Plan direction for "working together" with community associations to benefit communities in engaging people to universal access to services, and advocate for wellness, particularly in the inner city communities which will be hardest hit by this decision. This includes signing on to the City of Vancouver and Park Board's youth programs for sports and arts for children and youth known as the "Get Out" and "Active Communities" programs that partner with other levels of government, local and youth organizations with a goal to increase youth access to programs and spaces for youth;

WHEREAS with short notice, community centre association's day camps will be required to seek alternative ways of funding this service, including increasing fees, reducing or cancelling program availability, seeking corporate support, and re-allocation of funds by community centres at the expense of other programs for youth, seniors, and families;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation send a letter to HRSDC, Vancouver federal MP's, Minister of Human Resources Monte Solbeg, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, asking for confirmation of funding for 2007 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.

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:

(j) information that is prohibited, or information that if it were presented in a document would be prohibited, from disclosure under section 21 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

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