Board Meeting Highlights
February 28, 2011

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 - February 28, 2011

The Chair reported on Chinese New Year celebrations, unveiling of Kerrisdale inukshuk, Outgames grant, International Mother Language Day, Association of BC Professional Foresters conference, and Black History Month events.

On the last Planning & Environment Committee agenda: Federal Infrastructure Projects, 2011 Special Events and Komagata Maru Memorial.

Park Board related item on Committee agenda this week: Code of Conduct, Human Rights and Harassment Policy and Respectful Workplace Policy. The Park Board will enter into a contract this week with a consultant to lead development of the new Strategic Plan.


Komagata Maru Monument - Harbour Green Park
The Board accepted the donation of a monument to the 1914 Komagata Maru incident to be installed in Harbour Green Park. The monument was proposed by the Khalsa Diwan Society and will be funded through the Historical Recognition Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Village Kitchen at Creekside Community Recreation Centre - Award of Contract
Daniel Hospitality Group was awarded a 5 year lease with two additional 5 year extensions to construct and operate a new waterfront restaurant, Village Kitchen, in Creekside Community Recreation Centre. The rent structure will be at a tiered percent of revenue rate for the first 5 year term then at 6% for the following two 5 year extensions.

2011 Budget Implementation Plan
The Board temporarily deferred up to $130,000 of the 2011 reserve contribution for the Langara golf drainage project to fund the $100,000 operating budget gap and up to $30,000 for the cost of a homeless shower program. A permanent funding source will be determined as part of a larger organizational review and restructuring taking place over the next six months.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2099 Beach Avenue.