Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, May 17, 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, May 03, 2010.
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORTS
STAFF REPORT
  1. Delegation Of Contract Award Authority For Memorial South, Jericho and Trillium Parks
    Staff report dated May 04, 2010 recommending that the Board delegate its authority to the General Manager to award 3 artificial playing turf projects: Jericho, Memorial South and Trillium Parks.

  2. Prospect Point Café - Rent Review and Lease Extension
    Staff report dated May 06, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to E.

  3. Theatre Under The Stars - New Licence Agreement
    Staff report dated May 05, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to E.

  4. Summer Miniature Train Event in Stanley Park
    Staff report dated May 07, 2010 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.

  5. Kensington Park: Dedication of Land for Road Purposes
    Staff report dated May 06, 2010 recommending that, subject to City Council approving similar resolutions, the Board adopt recommendations i to iii.

MOTION

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Woodcock:

WHEREAS walking is a healthy, environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to travel in Vancouver and is the highest-priority mode of transportation in the City of Vancouver Transportation Plan; and

WHEREAS walking routes in neighbourhoods across the City encourage residents of all ages and all mobility capacity to be more active; and

WHEREAS a proposed walking route from the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Yaletown to the Steam Clock in Gastown (the "Steam Line Walk") would highlight many facets of Vancouver's history; and

WHEREAS the Steam Line Walk is the latest edition to the Park Board's 'Step Out Walks Program' under the Active Communities initiative, that includes 45 recreational walks all around the city;

WHEREAS a fundraising program is being initiated to support the proposed Steam Line Walk by providing benches, historical plaques and signage for the route;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT in celebration of Vancouver's 125th Birthday in 2011, Vancouver Park Board staff work with City of Vancouver 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.

ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Monday, June 07, 2010, 7:00 pm, Strathcona Community Centre.

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