Board Meeting Highlights
FEBRUARY 16, 2009

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 - February 16, 2009


The Chair reported on the Free Skates at community rinks and the False Creek 2010 Winter Games Walk that took place last weekend as part of the Park Board's support of the one-year countdown festivities, and the February 19th opening celebration of the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre in Hillcrest Park.

Committee Reports

Items on Planning & Enviroment Committee agenda were Urban Apiary Project, Sports Fields and Jericho Marginal Wharf. Services and Budget Committee items included #1 Kingsway Operating Plan and Budget, Vancouver Olympic Centre Operating Plan and Opening, 2009 Operating Budget, Fees & Charges for Special Events/Fields and Federal Municipal Infrastructure Funding.


Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda this week are 2009 Adavnce Approval of Capital Expenditures, Citizen Advisory Committees and Request to close part of a lane for Phase Two of Emery Barnes Park.


Vancouver International Sculpture Biennale
The Board approved that, with written permission, some of the temporarily installed sculptures remain on park land beyond the originally agreed on 18 month period but not beyond September 2015, and that, with written permission, sculptures which are removed after one exhibition may return as part of a subsequent exhibitoin, and that all sculptures temporarily installed be removed by September 15 as per the existing agreement.


The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, March 2, 2009 at Strathcona Community Centre.

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