Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting at
Trout Lake Community Centre
June 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm
A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of the regular
meeting of the Board held on Monday,
June 9, 2008 .
OPEN QUESTION PERIOD
- Design for VanDusen
Botanical Garden Facilities Renewal Project
dated June 23, 2008 recommending that the
Board approve the concept design for the
VanDusen Botanical Garden.
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.
A - Pride on the Beach - Proposed Site
B - Jericho Folk Festival - Proposed
- Stanley Park
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.
- Youth Services
Staff report dated
June 12, 2008 recommending that the Board
endorse the recommendation in the attached
City Council Report, entitled Youth Services
I - Youth Services Review
The following motion was put forward by
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
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
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
(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.