Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - REVISED

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

Presentation Slides 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, February 25, 2008 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Oppenheimer Park and Field House Upgrade: Concept Plan Approval
    Staff report dated February 27, 2008 recommending that the Board approve the concept plan for the proposed upgrade of Oppenheimer Park and Field House as illustrated in
    Appendix I .
  2. Draft 2009-2011 Capital Plan
    Staff report dated February 27, 2008 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix I .
MOTIONS

The following motions were put forward by Commissioner Woodcock:

Motion #1

Whereas International Women's Day has been celebrated annually on March 8th since 1909 to recognize women as makers of history and is an occasion marked through celebrations in communities and countries throughout the world;

Whereas the United Nations designated 1975 as International Women's Year and governments began to recognize March 8th as the official date of celebration;

Whereas cities in Canada also recognize the important contributions of women to their communities and to their society as a whole by recognizing IWD;

Whereas the Vancouver Park Board has spearheaded many celebrations throughout the City to honour the diversity of its citizenry through arts and cultural and recreational activities; and

Therefore be it resolved that the Vancouver Park Board request staff to work with its community partners to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day city-wide in the year 2009.

Motion #2

Whereas Commissioner Korina Houghton appeared before Council on February 26th to speak to issues related to EcoDensity in her capacity as Chair without consultation with the entire Board;

Therefore be it resolved that the Board support a motion of non-confidence in Commissioner Korina Houghton in her role as Chair of the Vancouver Park Board; and

Therefore be it further resolved that the Board respectfully request that Commissioner Houghton step down as chair of the Vancouver Park Board immediately.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING: Monday, March 31, 2008 at 7:00 pm.

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