Board Meeting Highlights
June 15, 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 - June 15, 2009


On behalf of Mayor Robertson, the Park Board proclaimed the week of June 15th to 22nd in Vancouver as Skateboard Week and Sunday June 21st as Go Skateboard Day.


The Chair reported on the official opening of Oak Meadows Park, and installation of the sports mosaic at Kitsilano Community Centre and the legacy mural at Britannia Community Centre.


On the last Planning and Enviroment Committee agenda were Seniors Centre Siting (Killarney Community Centre) and Parternship Agreement with VanDusen.


Park Board related items on Council and Committee agenda this week and last: 2009 Capital Budget, progress of 311 implementation, automated public toilet installation, Recreation Infrastructure Canada funding applications, Canada Day fireworks and East Fraserlands rezoning.


Stanley Park Restoration - Final Report
The Board approved the goals and objective of the Stanley Park Forest Management Plan. Unspent funds from the Stanley Park Restoration Reserve were allocated to projects and programs identified in the Management Plan. The Board thanked all donors, volunteers, consultants, contractors and staff who participated in the restoration of Stanley Park.

Tecumseh Park Upgrade
The $475,000 contract for construction of East Vancouver's Tecumseh Park was awarded to C.A.P. Ventures. Features of the neighborhood park upgrade will include new play equipment, seating area, leveled lawns, improved drainage, Tai Chi area, additional trees, and new fountain and pathways.

Recreation Infrastructure Canada Funding Applications
The Board approved application to the Recreation Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program for supplemental funding totalling $2 million ($1 million each) to two 2009/2011 Capital Plan projects: incremental enhancements to the neighborhood park renewal program, and additional sport and exercise amenity related to one synthetic turf installation.

Renfrew Pool Change Room Renovations - Contract Award
Parkwood Construction was awarded a contract in the amount of $1,554,419 for the construction of renovations to the Renfrew Pool change rooms. The award is subject to Council's approval of the Board's 2009 Capital Budget.

Stanley Park Shuttle
The Board approved a one-year extension of the agreement with the Vancouver Trolley Company, with agreed to altered terms, for provision of the Stanley Park Shuttle service for the 2009 Season, based on a fare paying service. A contribution of up to $48,000 from the Corporate Sponsorship Fund towards the costs of the 2009 Shuttle service was approved. The Shuttle will run in the park from July 1 to September 7.


The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Sunset Community Centre.