Board Meeting Highlights
May 17, 2010

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 - May 17, 2010

The Chair reported on the VanDusen ground breaking May 7, Youth Week events May 1 to 8, Move for Health Day May 10 and UBC BioEnergy facility announcement May 11.

The most recent Planning and Environment Committee agenda included Summer Train event, Report on the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park: next steps, and Science World project.

Park Board related items on City Council and Committee agenda this week: Implementation of Real Time Monitoring and Continuous Optimization Program for Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management in City Facilities, Living Wage Policy, Support for Steam Line Walking Route and 2010 Operating Budget 1st Quarter Review.


Summer Miniature Train Event in Stanley Park
The Board approved the use of the Stanley Park Miniature Train site for an Aboriginal cultural tourism event in summer 2010. The event, Klahowya Village Summer, will feature a unique visitor experience with authentic entertainment and cultural attractions and will run from June 26 to September 6.

Theatre Under the Stars - New Licence Agreement
The Board approved a 5 year operating agreement from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2015 with a 5 year option, to Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) to occupy Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl, including provisions to sublet the venue. The establishment of a Capital Reserve for the Malkin Bowl was endorsed in principle, with TUTS paying the Park Board an annual capital improvement fee. In 2010, the Federal Infrastructure Stimulus program granted $300,000 to Malkin Bowl renovations.

Delegation of Contract Award Authority for Memorial South, Jericho and Trillium Parks
The Board delegated its authority to the General Manager to award 3 artificial turf field projects: Jericho, Memorial South and Trillium Parks, under the Federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Recreation Infrastructure Canada Fund, in order to meet critical deadlines.

Prospect Point Café - Rent Review and Lease Extension
A revised rent formula of 6% of gross food and beverage revenue and 8% of gift shop revenue was approved for the Prospect Point Café for the period of December 1, 2009 to November 30, 2014, and 6% of gross food and beverage revenue and 10% of gift shop revenue for the period December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2019. The Board approved a 5 year renewal option for the Café for the period December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2019 based on a minimum capital expenditure of $160,000 to be undertaken by December 31, 2010.

Kensington Park: Dedication of Land for Road Purposes
Subject to Council approving similar resolutions, the Board momentarily revoked the 'permanent park' status of Kensington Park to establish a small portion of the park for road purposes. The road changes came about as a result of widening of the street corridor and construction of left-turn bays.


The Board put forward a Motion that in celebration of Vancouver's 125th birthday in 2011, Park Board staff work with City staff to create a pedestrian walk from Yaletown to Gastown that would be titled "The Steam Line Walk" and that would highlight key parts of the history of Vancouver. The Motion carried.


The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday June 7, 2010 at Strathcona Community Centre.

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