Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm
AGENDA - Revised Jan. 25
A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of the regular
meeting of the Board held on Monday,
January 16, 2012 .
- Jericho Marginal Wharf – Phase 2 Concept Plan
Staff report dated January 17, 2012 recommending that the Board approve the final proposed concept plan for the Jericho Marginal Wharf site as shown in Figure C-4 of Appendix C.
ENQUIRIES, OTHER MATTERS AND NEW BUSINESS
The following motion was put forward by Commissioner De Genova:
Whereas there is a shortage of childcare spaces in Vancouver and the current Board has committed to address this issue by supporting the reinstatement of the Joint Council on childcare and providing space for childcare in Community Centres and Park Board facilities when possible;
Whereas the Greenest City Action Plan encourages and requires consideration for sustainability and the environment in all decisions; and research supports that the greenest building is often one that is already built;
Whereas the community and neighbourhood in the South Main Street and Riley Park area is consistently growing and the increasing population will have a great impact on the level of arts and culture, recreation facilities and child care space needed in the area;
Therefore be it resolved that the Board direct staff to initiate a six month moratorium on the demolition of Riley Park Community Centre, to allow the community and the Board time to consider options for future use.
THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2 (1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:
(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Board considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city;
NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 13,
2012 at 7:00 pm at the Park Board office.