Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting at
Trout Lake Community Centre
Monday, June 23, 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, June 9, 2008 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. Design for VanDusen Botanical Garden Facilities Renewal Project
    Staff report dated June 23, 2008 recommending that the Board approve the concept design for the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
  2. Special Occassion License Requests
    Staff report dated June 17, 2008 recommending that the Board approve the special occasion license requests as outlined in recommendations A and B.
    Appendix A - Pride on the Beach - Proposed Site
    Appendix B - Jericho Folk Festival - Proposed Site
  3. Stanley Park Commemorative Plaque
    Staff report dated June 9, 2008 recommending that the Board approve the installation of a plaque in Stanley Park commemorating Stanley Park as a Canadian National Historic Site.
  4. Youth Services Review
    Staff report dated June 12, 2008 recommending that the Board endorse the recommendation in the attached City Council Report, entitled Youth Services Review.
    Appendix I - Youth Services Review
MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert:

WHEREAS the Street Tree Management Plan has not been updated since 1989;

WHEREAS the current plan calls for trees on approximately 70% of available areas;

WHEREAS the planting of trees beautifies areas, provides wildlife habitat, and sequesters carbon;

WHEREAS climate change was not widely seen as a vital problem in 1989, and has now been shown to be of paramount importance to public policy today;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board resolves to ask staff to develop a new long-range stocking plan setting considerably higher targets for tree planting in the City;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT staff investigate funding sources from the Provincial Government's announced ' Trees for Tomorrow' program in addition to capital plans, and private developers.

IN CAMERA

THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Board considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING:  Monday, July 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street.

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