Committee and Board Meeting Highlights
July 9, 2012
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Meeting Agenda - July 9, 2012
Park Board Committee Meeting
Nat Bailey Stadium Lease
The terms of the current agreement with Vancouver Professional Baseball LLP was modified, removing the requirement that refers to the payment of property taxes where lands are exempt. In recognition of the additional capital investment made by Vancouver Professional Baseball, the current minimum rent was amended.
City of Vancouver Family Pass Lending Program
The Board endorsed participation in the City's Family Pass Lending Program in partnership with other community organizations Public library-based passes will enable families and residents who struggle with competing financial demands to participate in culture and recreation activities that they would otherwise not have access to.
Commissioner Jasper put forward a motion that the Board direct staff to henceforth revert to the use of Spanish Banks Beach Park in reference to the beach/recreational area held in its jurisdiction. The motion carried.
Commissioner De Genova put forward a motion regarding recording and live streaming Park Board meetings. The motion was amended to move that the Board direct staff to report back with options regarding recording of park board and park board committee meetings, subject to the availability of funding, including options for both a live and delayed web transmission as well as access by the public to archived recordings of the meetings; and that staff pursue other engagement options which are in line with the principles of the Strategic Plan and look to strengthen community engagement via the web; and that staff report back in 60 days. The motion as amended carried.
Commissioner Loke put forward a motion regarding safe levels of chlorine and secondary disinfection systems implementation. The motion was amended to move that the Park Board aims to provide secondary disinfection systems of Ozone or UV (Ultra Violet) technologies at all public swimming pools which it operates; that the Park Board aims to limit chlorine at 1.5 ppm (parts per million) at all public swimming pools which it operates; and that the Park Board direct staff to report back with an implementation plan, with costs attached, prior to the installation of secondary disinfection systems outlined in this motion. The motion as amended carried.
Commissioner Jasper put forward a motion regarding golf course metrics. The motion was amended to move that the Board direct staff to compile and report back usage and revenue metrics for Vancouver's public golf and pitch and putt courses, and that staff be clearly directed that the golf course metrics motion will not include any suggestions of residential or commercial development. The motion as amended carried.
Regular Board Meeting
The Chair reported on recent events: CRAB Park at Portside 25th anniversary, Canada Day activities, Nat Bailey Stadium mini league, and Brock House 100th anniversary.
General Manager's Report
The General Manager reported on Park Board related item at Council and Committee: City of Vancouver Family Pass Lending Program.
Report of the Park Board Committee
The Board approved the recommendations of Committee: Nat Bailey Stadium Lease, City of Vancouver Family Pass Lending Program, and motions on the Use of Name Spanish Banks Beach Park, Recording and Live Streaming Park Board meetings, Safe Levels of Chlorine and Secondary Disinfection Systems and Golf Course Metrics (see Committee highlights above).
Commissioner Blyth put forward a motion regarding the Stanley Park Miniature Train Station. The motion was amended to move that the Board direct staff to make the rebuilding of the Stanley Park Miniature Train Station as a "green building" a top priority; that the Board direct staff to explore opportunities to raise additional funds for the rebuilding of the train station; that the Board direct staff to work with park partners such as SPES and ATBC as well as the public at large to elicit design concept for a new train station that would also look at opportunities to generate revenue; and that staff incorporate the heritage design aspect in the rebuilding of the Stanley Park Miniature Train Station. The motion as amended carried.
Notices of Motion
Commissioner Loke put forward a notice of motion re: Campaign Finance Reform.
Commissioner Sharma put forward a notice of motion re: Adult Fitness Equipment in Parks.
Commissioner Coupar put forward three notices of motion re: Protection of Vancouver's Public Parks and Green Spaces, Protecting Commercial Bicycle Rentals, and Completion of the City of Vancouver's Seawall – Kitsilano to Jericho.
Commissioner De Genova put forward a notice of motion re: Discounted Rates and Fees for Persons with Disabilities.
Commissioner Blyth put forward a notice of motion re: Seawall and Improving Public Access to Fraser River.
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 2099 Beach Avenue with next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.