Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - Revised

A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, July 25, 2011 .
  1. Administrative Report - Position Changes
    Staff report pdf dated September 8, 2011 recommending that the Board approve the creation of 10 CUPE 15 regular part time positions  with the financial impacts and sources of funds as noted in the body of the report. All positions being created are subject to classification by the General Manager of Human Resources.
  2. Champlain YMCA License Agreement
    Staff report pdf dated September 6, 2011 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  3. 2012-2014 Capital Plan: Approval of Final Plan
    Staff report pdf dated September 15, 2011 recommending that the Board endorse the 2012- 2014 Capital Plan as outlined in the attached Council Report, and further detailed in this report. Attachment A (Council Report) pdf. Appendix pdf. Attachment B pdf.
  4. Liquor License Revision - Golf Courses
    Staff report pdf dated September 5th, 2011 recommending that the Board approve an application to the Liquor Control Licensing Branch to revise our present liquor license at our three major golf courses from a food primary to a  liquor primary license.


The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Jasper:

Whereas a $250,000 annual operating deficit was identified during the 2010 budgeting process for the operation of the Children’s Farmyard;
Whereas the Park Board was interested in eliminating this deficit by seeking alternative operating models or partnerships by directing staff to seek such expressions of interest
Whereas staff advised the Board on September 20, 2010 that a Request for Expression of Interest for the Farmyard was unsuccessful;
Whereas the Park Board approved the closure of the Children’s Farmyard effective January 2, 2011 and all animals be relocated to safe and secure homes;
Whereas Stanley Park has a significant historical and cultural connection to the First Nations people and is recognized as traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waultuth nations:
Whereas Park Board staff have been actively working to further develop and expand the relationship with the First Nations people;
Therefore be it resolved that staff seek a qualified party to develop and operate the previous Children’s Farmyard area as a First Nations cultural and educational experience focusing on raising the awareness of the rich history between Stanley Park and the First Nations people.


NEXT MEETING:  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.