Board Meeting Highlights
March 14, 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 - March 14, 2011

The Chair reported on International Women's Day reception, FIFA Womens World Cup of Soccer and 'Birthday Blossom' cherry tree plantings at City Hall.

On the last Planning & Environment Committee agenda: AAA Relocation Proposal, Aquarium Concept Plan and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Park Board related item on Council agenda this week: Earthquake Preparedness - Activities Completed and Future Efforts.


Pay Parking - Award of Contract
The Board approved the award of contract to manage its pay parking operations to EasyPark for a 5 year term starting April 2011 and the option to extend the contract for a further 5 years. The management fee structure will be a tiered percentage of net revenue rate of 4% in years one and two, 5% in years three and four, and 6% in year five. The meter system will move from the current pay and display to pay by license plate and will also feature wireless modems for credit cards - improving customer service and revenue returns to the Park Board.

AAA Horse & Carriage in Stanley Park Ltd - Relocation
The relocation of AAA Horse and Carriage in Stanley Park was approved from its current site to a new one adjacent to the Information Booth, subject to terms and conditions to be approved by the Board at a future date. The Board approved the use of the outstanding balance of the $100,000 capital improvement spending from the current license term for a traffic study for the relocation of the staging area and the preliminary design and costing of a new ticket kiosk including additional public washrooms. The new location will increase revenues and provide a safer environment for both the horses and users of this service.

Administrative Report - Position Changes
The Board approved the creation of three CUPE 15 regular full-time positions to support public services: Creekside Building Worker, Lead Park Ranger, and VanDusen Maintenance Tech 11.

Construction Contract Award - Mount Pleasant Park Upgrade
The Board entered into a contract with Interpave Precast Systems Ltd for $705,946 for the upgrade of Mount Pleasant Park. The plan is based on the Green Space option developed in consultation with the community. Its design allows for the future development of an outdoor pool and change rooms at such time as funds for this component become available.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2099 Beach Avenue.