Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, November 26, 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, October 29, 2007 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee

STAFF REPORTS
  1. Active Communities Vancouver Progress Report
    Staff report dated November 15, 2007 recommending that the Board receive the report for information and that staff continue to work with the Vancouver Active Communities Network to ensure the widest possible implementation of the goal to increase activity levels of citizens "20% more by 2010".
    Appendix A - - City Council Report: Active Communities Progress Report - November 26, 2007
  2. Hillcrest Curling Venue/Percy Norman Pool Fall 2007 Update
    Staff report dated November 14, 2007 recommending that the Board receive the attached Council report entitled "Hillcrest Curling Vendue/Percy Norman Aquatic Centre Fall07 Update" dated November 14, 2007 for information.
    Appendix 1 - - City Council Report: Hillcrest Curling Venue/Percy Norman Aquatic Centre Fall07 Update - November 16, 2007
  3. The Stanley Park 120th Anniversary Celebration
    Staff report dated November 16, 2007 recommending that the Board approve the plans to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Stanley Park in 2008.
  4. Donor Recognition & Stewardship - Stanley Park Restoration Progress Report
    Staff report dated November 19, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix 1  [1.9Mb] - Draft Progress Report
  5. Stanley Park Restoration - Progress Report - November 2007
    Staff report dated November 15, 2007 recommending that the Board receive the Progress Report for information.
    Appendix 1 - Blowdown Zones
    Appendix 2 - Blowdown Zones - Current Forestry Status
    Appendix 3 - Progress Report - November 26, 2007
  6. Stanley Park Restoration - Contract Extensions
    Staff report dated November 15, 2007 recommending that the Board extend the consulting and forestry contracts as outlined in this report for work related to the Stanley Park restoration project.
  7. Trout Lake Ice Rink Award of Contract
    Staff report dated November 14, 2007 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Spencer Herbert,

WHEREAS in the last two years the Park Board has seen the planned elimination of green space for increased building footprints in Burrardview, China Creek, Stanley, Hillcrest Riley, Trout Lake, and Killarney Parks;

WHEREAS a policy to guide decision-making on such expansion proposals, and that protects existing green space, while still providing the flexibility to deal with pressures for increased space in community facilities, is needed;

WHEREAS with Vancouver's population increasing, green space in parks will be of even greater necessity and value to the well bring of the community;

AND, WHEREAS pressures on our parks for development and other uses are rising while net green space has not kept pace;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Park Board request that staff research, and develop a policy on no-net loss of green space that would be used to guide future decision-making;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff report back to the Board for further guidance by April 2008.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING: Monday, December 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

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