Board Meeting Highlights
September 29, 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 29 , 2008


The Chair reported on the installation of the Stanley Park legacy interpretive panels, opening of the Stanley Park exhibition at the Vancouver Museum, Opera Appassionata performance at Evans Yard Paint Shop, and the 'Host a City Happening' Aboriginal Day celebration.


Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda this week are:  funding request for EXPO deck repair, and 2010 Public Art Plan.


The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) awarded the Park Board with the Community Stewardship Award for the Stanley Park Restoration project, as part of its 2008 Community Excellence Awards.


On the Park Board Committee Agenda last week were: 2009 Budget Process, Motion - Street Tree Management Plan, Seniors Community Park, #1 Kingsway Operating Model and Budget, Golf Operations, Use of Coal Harbour Community Centre and Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre during 2010 Winter Games, Sport Strategy Implementation Plan, and Motion - Burrard Civic Marina.


2009-2011 Capital Plan - Final Allocation
The Board approved the final allocation of the 2009-2011 Capital Plan, totalling $89.3 million. The plan, which is the largest City allocation received by the Park Board, address issues of aging infrastructure, population growth, cost escalation, and 2010 Winter Games funding. The electorate will vote on the Park Board Capital Plan during the Civic Election November 15th.

Trillium Park Synthetic Turf Fields - Consultant Award
The contract for construction consultant services for synthetic playing fields and perimeter path at Trillium Park in East Vancouver was awarded to van der Zalm and Associates for $154,915. Construction of the two new fields will begin early in 2009.


The Board put forward a Motion that staff contact the Marine Trades Association to investigate their interest and potential involvement in a redevelopment of Burrard Civic Marina ands long-term vision for marine boating operations; and that staff, in consultation with the Board, determine the best practices of other operators in North America for similar operations; and that staff report back to the Park Board by March 1, 2009. The Motion carried.


The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, October 6, 2008.