Board Meeting Highlights
July 5, 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 - July 5, 2010

The Chair reported on the Air India anniversary in Stanley Park, Park Board staff recognition event, Little Mountain Riley Park Community Festival, Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, Canada Day at Kensington Community Centre, Minister of Education visit to aquatic centre at Hillcrest Park and the new Kensington Skate Park.

Park Board related items on City Council agenda this week: Stanley Park and English Bay Seawall Reconstruction and Farmers Market By-law Amendments.


Norquay Park Upgrade - Contract Award
C.A.P Ventures was awarded the construction contract for the Norquay Park upgrade, in the amount of $676,230. Additional funding for the project is coming from the Federal Government's Recreation In Canada infrastructure grant program. Work on the east side park will be completed by March 2011.

Special Event Permit - Market at Pigeon Park
The Board granted permission for a temporary vendor market at Pigeon Park to be operated by the Downtown Eastside Neighborhood Council, every Sunday from noon to 5 pm, between June 13 and September 5, 2010. City staff are working with the community to find a permanent site for the market after the summer.

Stanley Park and English Bay Seawall Reconstruction- Contract Award
The contract for reconstruction of the Stanley Park and English Bay seawall was awarded to Graham Infrastructure, a Joint Venture for $3,527,818. Funds are available for this amount from the Park Board capital plan and the Federal Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. Construction will begin in July and will involve temporary rerouting of the pedestrian seawall traffic.

Park Board Smoking Regulation and Ticket Offences By-laws
The Board approved the new Smoking Regulation By-law to prohibit smoking in all Vancouver parks and beaches including facilities within those areas, effective September 1. Also approved was a Ticket Offences By-law which permits enforcement of Parks by-laws by Rangers through a Municipal Ticket Information system.

Naming of Southeast False Creek Recreation Facility
The new recreation facility in Southeast False Creek was named Creekside Community Recreation Centre. It is scheduled to open to the public on July 19.

The Board put forward a motion that the Park Board replace the use of gas powered leaf blowers with more sustainable methods of clearing leaves. The motion was referred to a future Planning and Environment Committee meeting.

The next regular Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 2099 Beach Avenue.