Committee and Board Meeting Highlights
OCTOBER 7, 2013

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 - October 7, 2013

Park Board Committee Meeting

Chair's Report
The Chair reported on recent events: 125th Anniversary of Stanley Park, official opening of Kitsilano Tennis Courts, and official opening of Creekway Park.

Staff Reports
Brockton Pavilion Society – Lease Renewal
The Board granted a five year lease renewal to the Brockton Pavilion Society from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2018 on similar conditions as their current agreement with the exception of minor changes to allow it to be more financially stable and provide the facilities to a larger user group. Thegroup provides service to local and visiting cricket and rugby players.

Seaside Greenway Improvements
The Board approved two sections of new bike path in Seaforth and Jericho Beach Parks, to be funded from the Council-approved budget for the Point Grey-Cornwall Active Transportation Corridor; and the Board approved the Phase 1 Seaside Greenway improvements in Hadden and Kitsilano Beach Parks, to be funded from the 2012-2014 Capital Plan, subject to Board and Council approval of the 2014 Capital Budget (a total of $2.2 million); and the Board approved consideration of Phase 2 Seaside Greenway improvements in Hadden, Kitsilano, Tatlow, Volunteer and Jericho Beach Parks as part of the capital planning process for the 2015-2017 Capital Plan. Phase 1 construction is targeted to be complete by summer 2014.

Regular Board Meeting

Report of the Park Board Committee
The Board approved the recommendations of Committee: Seaside Greenway Improvements and Brockton Pavilion Society – Lease Renewal (see Committee highlights above).

General Manager’s Report
Park Board related items at Council and Committee this week include: the 2014 Budget Outlook report. The General Manager also reported on OneCard registration: since roll out of the new recreation pass, approximately 69,000 cards have been issued.

Motions

Commissioner Loke put forward a motion that the Park Board officially recognize the Cherry Grove Memorial within Stanley Park and will work with AIDS Vancouver to develop, install and maintain a plaque or other commemorative symbol at the site telling the story of the Cherry Grove Memorial. The Motion was referred to Park Board Committee in order to hear from speakers.

Commissioner De Genova put forward a motion that the Park Board Chair and Board write a letter to Mayor and Council asking for Community Amenity Contributions from current and/or future developments in the Killarney neighbourhood be recommended; pending extensive public consultation and community support, for the Killarney Seniors Centre; and that the Park Board direct staff to inquire with the City of Vancouver as to possible current or future opportunities for Community Amenity Contributions for this project; and that the Park Board direct staff to report back to the Board with an update as to the funding secured to date, possible funding solutions for any shortfall and a timeline for this project. The Motion was referred to Park Board Committee in order to hear from speakers.

Commissioner Blyth put forward a motion that the Board direct staff to work with the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Public Library to explore opportunities to establish a new Park Board book exchange pilot program to be evaluated after one year of operation. The Motion was referred to Park Board Committee in order to hear from speakers.

Notices of Motion
Commissioner De Genova put forward a notice of motion re:Increasing Accessibility for the Public at Park Board Meetings.

Next Meeting
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2099 Beach Avenue with next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.

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