Committee and Board Meeting Highlights
DECEMBER 2, 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 - December 2, 2013

Park Board Committee Meeting

Chair's Report
The Chair reported on recent events: Jersey Day breakfast, Stanley Park tree planting and Cultural Harmony Awards.

Staff Items
Shaughnessy Restaurant Lease Extension
The Board approved a five year renewal option for the Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Botanical Garden from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025, based on a minimum capital expenditure of $300,000. The new improvements to the previous gift shop area and conversion of an outdoor deck area will upgrade the current facilities and provide increased revenues.

2014 Proposed Park Board Operating and Capital Budget
The Board reviewed the service plans, proposed operating and capital budgets and service metrics for 2014.

Fees and Charges 2013 and 2014
The Board deferred approval of changes to the 2013-2014 Fees and Charges (summarized in the report) to the December 16, 2013 Park Board meeting.

Regular Board Meeting

General Manager’s Report
Park Board related items at Council and Committee this week include: City’s Earthquake Preparedness Strategy and the Third Quarter Capital Budget Adjustments and Closeouts report; as well as the Budget Dialogue Town Hall meeting and opportunity for the public to ask staff questions on before the City’s 2014 Budget goes to Council for consideration on December 10, 2013.

Report of the Park Board Committee
The Board approved the recommendations of Committee: Shaughnessy Restaurant Lease Extension, 2014 Proposed Park Board Operating and Capital Budget, and Fees and Charges 2013/2014 (see Highlights above).

Next Meeting
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2099 Beach Avenue with next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.

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