Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, January 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, December 8, 2008 .
CHAIR'S REPORT

COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ("Games"): Vancouver Charter Amendment Proposals
    Staff report dated January 5, 2009 recommending that the Board approve the proposed Vancouver Charter amendment.
    Presentation Slides
  2. Potential Skateboard Park in Kensington Park
    Staff report dated January 6, 2009 recommending that the Board direct staff to conduct a public consultation process with respect to the installation of a skateboard park in Kensington Park.
    Appendix A - Proposed Skatepark Siting at Kensington Park
    Presentation Slides [1.1Mb]
  3. BMX/Mountain Bike Jump Park
    Staff report dated January 9, 2009 recommending that the Board approve a public consultation with respect to a proposed BMX/mountain bike jump park in Vanier Park.
    Appendix A [2.2 Mb] Vanier Park Proposed BMX Site
    Appendix B Vanier Park Proposed BMX Site
    Appendix C Examples from Surrounding Municipalities
    Presentation Slides
  4. Jervis Forcemain No. 2 Sewer: Vanier and Seaforth Parks
    Staff report dated January 8, 2009 recommending that the Board approve Recommendations A to D.
    Appendix A - Sht 1 of 2 Jervis Forcemain No. 2 Planetarium Section - Plan
    Appendix A - Sht 2 of 2 Jervis Forcemain No. 2 Planetarium Section - Plan
    Appendix B Jervis Forcemain No. 2 Planetarium Section - Plan - Vanier Park
    Appendix C Jervis Forcemain No. 2 Planetarium Section - Plan - Seaforth Park
    Presentation Slides [1.1 Mb]
  5. Olympic Games-Related Public Art - Update
    Staff report dated January 7, 2009 recommending that the Board receive the report for information.
    Appendix A - Part 1 [2.9 Mb] Arts Policy
    Appendix A - Part 2 Report - Community Consultation on the Arts Policy
    Appendix A - Part 3 Arts Policy Research Finding 2003
    Appendix B Acceptance Guidelines for Long-term Gifts of Public Art
    Appendix C Review Guidelines for the Donations of Public Art or Memorials
    Presentation Slides
  6. Stanley Park Hollow Tree Restoration Proposal
    Staff report dated January 19, 2009 recommending that the Board approve Recommendations A and B.
    Attachment I [1.3 Mb] Restoration of Stanley Park's Hollow Tree
    Attachment II Conservation Plan for Stanley Park's Hollow Tree
  7. Emery Barnes Park Phase 2, Environmental Site Investigation Consultant
    Staff report January 6, 2009 recommending that the Board approve Recommendations A to D.
    Diagram 1 [jpeg] Concept Plan
    Presentation Slides
MOTIONS

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Robertson:

WHEREAS the Playing Field Renewal Plan approved by the Park Board in 2002 called for six artificial turf fields to be constructed in Vancouver and;

WHEREAS the residents of Vancouver approved the 2009-2011 Capital Plan which included $5,500,000 for the construction of artificial turf playing fields;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board direct staff to work with the Vancouver Field Sport Federation and report back by April 6, 2009 with a shortlist of sites to be considered for the construction of two or more artificial fields to be funded from the 2009-2011 Capital Plan and other sources.

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock:

WHEREAS Vancouver Civic buildings, with the exception of libraries, do not have wireless internet services;

WHEREAS many North American metropolitan areas now have extensive public wireless high-speed internet coverage;

WHEREAS the Vancouver Park Board has 22 community centre association partners throughout the city that offer affordable public services;

WHEREAS community centres offer public areas to network and be active in a variety of activities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Park Board staff work with community centre associations on the feasibility of providing wireless high-speed internet coverage and report back with an implementation plan to provide free wireless at community centres.

IN-CAMERA MEETING

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:

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm.

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