Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 03, 2010 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - revised

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, April 19, 2010.
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS
STAFF REPORT
  1. Financial Statements to March 31, 2010
    Staff report dated April 22, 2010 recommending that the Board receive this report for information.
    Appendices I to IV .

  2. Lawn Bowling Clubs – Operating Agreement Renewal
    Staff report dated April 19, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations
    A and B.

  3. Historical Marker in New Brighton Park
    Staff report dated April 23, 2010 recommending that the Board accept the donation of a historical marker with information relating to the Battle at Ballantyne Pier, to be installed in New Brighton Park with all arrangements to the satisfaction of the General Manager.

  4. Trout Lake Community Centre Award of Contract
    Staff report dated April 8, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to C.

  5. Report by the Stanley Park Ecology Society "Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park"
    Staff report dated April 26, 2010 recommending that the Board accept for information a report from the Stanley Park Ecology Society on the "Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park". Appendices: State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park and Summary Report .


MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Robertson:

WHEREAS the City of Vancouver is advocating to be the Greenest City in the World by 2020;

WHEREAS the Greenest City Action Team identified that 32% of the city is paved for streets, back alleys and parking lots and only 11% for green space;

WHEREAS the Greenest City Action Team is advocating for an increase in parks and green spaces in addition to an increase in community gardens; and

WHEREAS previous Park Boards (2002-2005 and 2006-2008) have been in support of the closure of the 2000 block of Waterloo Street so as to unify McBride Park;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board reaffirm its support for the unification of McBride Park and the closure of the 2000 block of Waterloo Street and requests that City Council consider the issue with the goal of unifying the park and specifically seek solutions to create a community garden in the area occupied by the current road surface.


ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:00 pm, Park Board office.

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