Board Meeting Highlights
July 11, 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 - Jul 11, 2011


The Chair reported on the official opening of the seawall and celebration of other infrastructure projects in Stanley Park, Metis commemoration event at Klahowya Village, KidsSport Swimathon at Kitsilano Pool, Summer Live Festival in Stanley Park and Cottonwood Community Garden's Friends and Family Day.


On the last Planning and Environment Committee agenda: Dogs Off Leash Update and Leafblowers.


Park Board related items on City Council agenda this week: Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and East Fraserlands Neighborhood Park North. The Deputy General Manager also provided an update on renewal of the Strategic Plan.


Jericho Wharf Deomolition Contract Award
The Board entered into a $1.187 million contract with Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd. for the demoliton and removal of the Jericho Marginal Wharf. The first phase of the project will involve beach restoration; the second stage will require additional funding from the 2012 capital plan to complete upland restoration of the site.

2011 Financial Audit
The Board received for information a report by the City's Internal Audit Division stating that the 2010 year end Statement of Revenues and Expenses were prepared consistently with corporate accounting practices and information in the City's general ledger.

Café Operator at VanDusen Gardens
The Board approved a five year operating agreement for Truffles Fine Foods to construct and operate a café in the foodservice area at the new VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Centre and up to two additional five-year extensions. The fee structure will be at a rate of 10% of gross revenues.


The Board put forward a motion to approve in principle the Stanley Park Rock Garden at the Pavilion "Statement of Significance" and the listing of the garden on the Vancouver Heritage Register, in order to facilitate the installation of a City of Vancouver 125th Anniversary plaque recognizing the garden as a site of historical signficance; and that staff review any legal incumbrances that my impede this designation and report back to the General Manager within 30 days so that plans can be finalized to include the Rock Garden in any upcoming celebrations of the City of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary. The motion carried.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2099 Beach Avenue.