Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, June 25, 2007 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA (REVISED)

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Revised minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, June 11, 2007 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee

OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Parks Control By Law Amendment Regarding Cetaceans
    Staff report dated May 31, 2007 recommending that the Board amend the Parks Control By Law as outlined in Appendix 1 of this report by the procedure for by-law approval.
  2. Administrative Report - Position Changes
    Staff report dated June 15, 2007 recommending that the Board approve the position changes listed in the report.
  3. Financial Reports as of April 30, 2007
    Staff report dated June 7, 2007 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendix 1 - Operating Statement for the period ending April 30, 2007
    Appendix 2 - Stanley Park Restoration Project Operating Statement for the period ending April 30, 2007
    Appendix 3 - Donations Program Statement as at April 30, 2007
  4. Aquatic Program Review
    Staff report dated June 13, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix 1 - Aquatic Program Review, June 2007
  5. Vancouver Technical School Artificial Turf Project: Construction Project Award
    Staff report dated June 13, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  6. Oppenheimer Park and Field House Upgrade: Consultant Contract
    Staff report dated June 13, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  7. Council Report: 2006-2007 Capital Plan Priorities
    Staff report dated June 20, 2007 recommending that the Board endorse the recommendations in the attached report to Council which proposes funding strategies for Trillium park site development and for the Expo Deck replacement in Creekside Park.
    Appendix 1  [1.1Mb] - Council report: 2006-2008 Capital Plan Priorities Expo Deck/Trillium/Dog Care
  8. Southeast False Creek Design Approval
    Staff report dated June 14, 2007 recommending that the Board approve the design for the new Southeast False Creek Community and Boating Centre, as detailed in this report and illustrated in Appendix A.
    Appendix A  [3.7Mb] - Southeast False Creek Community Centre Design Package
    Appendix B - Boating Centre and Waterfront Concept Design Plan
    Appendix C - Council report: Update Southeast False Creek Community Centre: Design and Budget
  9. Stanley Park Restoration Forestry Services Contract Award
    Staff report dated June 20, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B..
  10. Oak and 37th Park Site: Contract Award
    Staff report dated May 31, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  11. Stanley Park Restoration: Contract Awards for Forest Prescriptions, Fire Preparedness, and Ecological Monitoring
    Staff report dated June 25, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
BY-LAWS
  1. Parks Control By-law Amendment Regarding Cetaceans
    To amend the Parks Control By-law Amendment Regarding Cetaceans requires three readings in accordance with Procedure By-law 15.1.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert,

WHEREAS since 1999 San Francisco has required events with over 2000 people in attendance to provide a free bike valet service;

WHEREAS bike theft is a problem in Vancouver, and has been cited as a deterrent for cycling to events;

WHEREAS cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to travel throughout Vancouver;

WHEREAS Vancouver parks are sites of many major events and celebrations;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in Jericho Park are currently offering this service, which has proven to be a successful and popular parking option;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board is committed to decreasing automobile dependence, while promoting other forms of transportation, including cycling;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff be directed to investigate San Francisco's by-law and report back to the Planning Committee on the feasibility of instituting a similar bike valet requirement for special events and activities in Vancouver parks.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 9, 2007 at 7:00 pm

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