Board Meeting Highlights
April 20, 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 - April 20, 2009

CHAIR'S REPORT

The Chair reported on the recent Vaisakhi celebrations and the Park Board's Punjabi market banner program.

COMMITTEE REPORT

On the last Planning and Environment Committee agenda were: David Lam Park Transmission Line, 2009 Capital Budget, 2008 Capital Close Out, Kensington Park Skateboard Facility and Update on Northeast False Creek.

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT

Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda are child development facility operator at the new Mt. Pleasant Centre (#1 Kingsway), proposed urban trail system and bottled water in civic facilities.

STAFF REPORTS

Kensington Park Skateboard Proposal
The Board approved the development of a neighborhood oriented skateboard facility in East Vancouver's Kensington Park. The cost will be approximately $300,000 and be funded from the 2006 - 2008 Capital Plan allocation for sports courts/active users (youth parks).

Consultant Award for 2009 Ghost Train and Bright Nights in Stanley Park Events
The consultant's contract for Artistic Director of the 2009 Stanley Park Hallowe'en Ghost Train and Bright Nights in Stanley Park was awarded to Mortal Coil Performance Society, for a consulting fee of $32,000 plus disbursements of (maximum) $120,000.

Special Occasion License Requests
The Board granted permission for a maximum capacity 200-person Public Special Occasion License for the 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival on July 4 and 5 at David Lam Park. The Board also granted permission for a maximum capacity 750-person Public Special Occasion License and a maximum capacity 250-person Private Special Occasion License for the 2009 Vancouver Folk Festival on July 17, 18 and 19 at Jericho Beach Park.

Malkin Park Lease Agreement Renewal with Vancouver School Board
A lease renewal with the Vancouver School Board was approved for use of a portion of west side Malkin Park for a further 20 year term through July 2025. The park is used for various programs and unstructured play by the adjacent Kerrisdale Primary Annex School.

NEXT MEETING

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 2099 Beach Avenue.

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