Board Meeting Highlights
September 15, 2008

The following information is intended to provide quick highlights of this scheduled Board meeting. Every attempt has been made to summarize these highlights as accurately as possible; however, the complete and official minutes will be posted on the website on the Monday one week prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.

Meeting Agenda - September 15 , 2008


The Chair reported on 'Monsters in the Meadows' summer movies shown in Stanley Park, official opening of Victoria Park on September 6, and the Vancouver Museum's upcoming exhibition of Stanley Park's 'Un-natural History'. She welcomed the Park Board's new Manager of Business Development, Octavio Silva.


Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda this week: Capital Plan 2009-2011.


Financial Statements to the end of July 31, 2008
The Board received the financial report for the first seven months of the year. For the 2008 Operating Budget, net operating expenditures were up slightly compared to 2006 (last full year of operation). The Donations program, comprised of park amenities, special projects and endowments, raised $575,000 to July 31. The Stanley Park Restoration Project, with total funding of $10.2 million, has spent $8.5 million to-date.

Tecumseh Park - Concept Design
The conceptual design for East Vancouver's Tecumseh Park was approved, following extensive community consultation. The upgrades include playground renewal with Tai Chi and picnic areas, network of paths, levelling of lawns, beautified entrances and more trees.

Brockton Totem Poles Interpretative Centre - Expansion to Gift Shop and Public Washrooms
The Board approved a 180 m² (1,900 ft²) expansion to Stanley Park's busy Brockton Totem Poles Interpretive Centre. The Board's costs of $353,200 will be repaid from the Corporate Sponsorship Fund. Lubor Trubka Associates Architects will provide design development, construction documents, tendering, contract administration and required permits. The licence for Destination Canada Gifts was extended for ten years, with a revised rent formula.

Rogers Telecommunications Proposal - Hillcrest Park
A license agreement was entered into with Rogers Wireless for telecommunications equipment on a replacement sport field light pole in Hillcrest Park. The work will be undertaken this Fall.

Renfrew Park Community Centre - Pool Change Room Renovation
The Board approved the appointment of Bruce Carscadden Architect and team to offer design services right through construction for the change room renovations at Renfrew Park Community Centre. The facilities will accommodate families and persons with disabilities.


The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, September 29, 2008.