Board Meeting Highlights
December 12, 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 - December 12, 2011


The Chair reported on the opening nights of Bright Nights in Stanley Park and Bloedel Conservatory's Jewel Box of Lights, and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration. She also marked the five year anniversary of the Stanley Park windstorm and received a set of four photographs commemorating the event.


Park Board related items on City and Council agenda this week: 2012 Operating Budget Preliminary Estimates, 2012 Capital Budget Reallocations, and Application for Community Recreation Program Funding. He also reported on the Park Board's recent announcement to expand our ice helmet program for skate lessons to the new higher CanSkate CSA-approved standard.


Outgoing Commissioner Ian Robertson was recognized and presented with a retirement gift.


New Park at Main Street and 18th Avenue
The Board approved the concept plan for the proposed mini park at the junction of Main Street and 19th Avenue. Construction is targetted for completion next summer.

Kitsilano Showboat Licence Renewal
The licence agreement was renewed with the Kitsilano Showboat Society for a further 5 year term starting January 1, 2012. The group has provided a variety of artistic, cultural and theatrical performances since 1935.

Financial Statements to September 30, 2011
The Board received for information a report on the operating budget and donation program.

2011 Capital Budget Funding Reallocation
The Board received for information a Council report, "2011 Capital Budget Funding Reallocation". The Board approved Park Board capital reallocations in the amount of $2.3 million which provide additional funding to three capital projects so they can complete. The funding comes from projects in a surplus position.

Funding Appplication to BC's Community Recreation Program for Southeast Vancouver's Senior's Centre
The Board approved a funding application to the Provincial Community Recreation Program for $1.0 million for the Southeast Vancouver Seniors Centre. Council will consider this issue on December 15. Should the application be successful, staff will report back on the project details, budget estimates and funding sources. The senior's centre would be sited at the Killarney Community Centre complex.

Administrative Report - Position Changes
The Board approved 3 CUPE 15 regular part time positions to support ongoing work at Kerrisdale Community Centre.


The Board put forward a motion that the Board direct staff to reinstate the Joint Council on Childcare and renew its goals and previously adopted Terms of Reference along with an objective of an increase of 500 childcare spaces, at a minimum, in the next three years. The motion carried.

The next regular Park Board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 2099 Beach Avenue.