Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm

AGENDA - Revised Dec. 9, 2011

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, December 5, 2011 .
CHAIR'S REPORT
COMMITTEE REPORT
STAFF REPORTS
  1. New Park at Main Street and 18th Ave
    Staff report pdf dated November 18, 2011 recommending that the Board approve the concept plan for the proposed new mini-park located at the junction of Main Street and 18th Avenue, as described in this report and illustrated in the Appendices.
  2. Kitsilano Showboat License Renewal
    Staff report pdf dated December 1, 2011 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
  3. Financial Statements to September 30, 2011
    Staff report pdf dated November 16, 2011 recommending that the Board receive this report for information. Appendices pdf.
  4. 2011 Capital Budget Funding Reallocation
    Staff report pdf dated December 7, 2011 recommending that the Board approve
    recommendations A and B.
  5. Administrative Report - Position Changes
    Staff reportpdf dated December 1, 2011 recommending that the Board approve the creation of 3 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.
  6. Funding Application to B.C.'s Community Recreation Program for Southeast Vancouver Seniors’ Centre
    Staff report pdf dated December 9, 2011 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.
MOTION

Joint Council on Childcare

The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Barnes:

Whereas accessible, affordable and quality childcare is essential to the health
and well-being of the city of Vancouver’s children and families;

Whereas child development and childcare play a crucial role in the economic stability of our city;

Whereas it is critical that all levels of government, including those at the local level, and the private sector take an active partnership in ensuring successful child development opportunities;

Whereas the establishment of a Joint Council on Childcare between the Council, School Board and Park Board led to the creation of more than 600 new childcare spaces between 2002 and 2005, exceeding the original goal of a 5% increase, since being re-established in 2009 has exceeded the goal of a 5% increase in the number of childcare spaces;

Whereas the Joint Council on Childcare has played an important advocacy role for early care and learning policy and increased funding from other levels of government;

Therefore be it resolved that the Board direct staff to reinstate the Joint Council on Childcare and renew its goals, and previously adopted Terms of Reference (attached as Appendix A), along with an objective of an increase of 500 childcare spaces, at a minimum, in the next three years.



ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS

NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

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