Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting at
Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre
Monday, May 12, 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, April 28, 2008 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Andy Livingstone Park Artificial Turf Replacement
    Staff report dated May 1, 2008 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  2. Partnerships and Public Access to Vancouver Schools
    Staff report dated April 10, 2008 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
  3. Vancouver Sport Strategy
    Staff report dated May 1, 2008 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
    Appendix A - Vancouver Sport Strategy - Council Report
    Appendix B  [3.1Mb] - Vancouver Sport for Life - (Vancouver Sport Strategy)
  4. AAA Horse & Carriage in Stanley Park Ltd. License Renewal
    Staff report dated May 8, 2008 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to E.
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert:

WHEREAS the Park Board removes on average 1100 diseased, dead and hazardous trees from parks and other public spaces every year;

AND WHEREAS many of these trees are unique hardwoods valued by woodworkers;

AND WHEREAS the majority of removed trees are now turned into woodchips, firewood, and sawdust;

AND WHEREAS the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, and the Pacific Woodworkers Guild have expressed support for a website that would enable the public to monitor information on fallen trees that could be used for woodworking;

AND WHEREAS a page or link on the Park Board website on accessing timber from removed and fallen trees would enable to the Park Board to alert the public in a fair, and timely manner about access to valuable wood;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff develop a plan to ensure timely public access to wood from fallen trees through a page or link on the Park Board website;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff explore the feasibility of utilizing mobile milling technology to produce timber when the Park Board disposes of fallen, diseased and hazardous trees in parks and public spaces.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, May 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office, 2099 Beach Avenue.

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