Board Meeting Highlights
OCTOBER 29, 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 - October
The Chair acknowledged
the festive Hallowe'en decorations at the
administration office and thanked the volunteer
pumpkin carvers of all ages and backgrounds
who had participated for the first time.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery made a generous
donation to the Stanley Park Restoration
Project, presenting a cheque for $10,000
and gifting the first of a limited edition
blanket entitled Renewal
- Honouring the Spirit of Stanley Park.
The Vancouver Foundation
presented the highlights of their 2007
Vital Signs report, a multi-faceted snapshot
of Metro Vancouver's wellness and livability.
Work of the Dog Strategy Task Force
The six member, citizen-based Dog Strategy
Task Force was created in May 2006 to review
and make recommendations about urban dogs.
The group continued to experience challenges
on reaching consensus and had not found common
ground to move forward to a draft strategy.
The Board concluded the work of the Dog Strategy
Task Force, with thanks, and requested staff
to prepare a summary report as soon as possible
on findings to-date.
Cottage Hospice Lease Renewal
The Board received an information report on
the 10-year lease renewal for the Cottage
Hospice in Burrardview Park. This heritage
building offers care for terminally ill adults
as well as meeting facilities for the local
The Board put forward a Motion to reorganize
the Park Board's committee governance structure
to enable inclusive participation and voting,
and establish one Committee with membership
as follows: Marty Zlotnik (Chair), Loretta
Woodcock, Ian Robertson, Korina Houghton,
Spencer Herbert, Heather Holden and Allan
DeGenova. The Motion was deferred to the
December 10th Board meeting.
The next regular Park Board meeting will
be held at 7 pm on Monday,
November 26, 2007 at 2099 Beach