Committee and Board Meeting Highlights


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 - June 9, 2014

Park Board Committee Meeting

Chair’s Report
The Chair reported on recent events: Stanley Park Miniature Train 50th anniversary, The First Tee launch, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 one year countdown, Seniors Week proclamation, and Arts and Health project showcase.

Staff Reports:

Trillium Park Artist’s Community Garden License Agreement
The Board approved the new arts-focused community learning garden in Trillium Park North, and granted a five year license agreement with the EartHand Gleaners Society to operate the garden. The non-profit society fosters ecological diversity and community.

Sport Field Amenity Improvements Project
The Board approved the allocation of $3 million in capital funding to implement the priority sport field amenity improvements. Ten new projects will deliver washrooms, change rooms, showers, storage, renovations to field houses and other much needed improvements at close to 20 key sports fields across the city.

Regular Board Meeting

In Camera
Park Board approved holding an In Camera meeting on June 23, 2014.

General Manager’s Report
Park Board related items at Council and Committee this week include a public hearing regarding 998 Expo Blvd (Concord 5b West), and reports on the Sport Fields Amenity Improvements Project and the development of additional space for Arts and Culture.

Report of the Park Board Committee
The Board approved the recommendations of Committee: Trillium Park Artist’s Community Garden License Agreement and Sport Field Amenity Improvements Project (see Highlights above).

Motions on Notice
Commissioner De Genova put forward a motion that the Board direct staff to provide an update on the Southeast Seniors Centre project within 30 days, including: (a) An estimated total cost for the project and total funding; (b) A plan for consultation on the design of the seniors centre facility; (c) A project timeline for construction. The Chair ruled the motion out of order. The ruling of the Chair was sustained and the motion was not put.

Commissioner Jasper requested a leave of absence for the June 23 Board meetings for civic business, and Commissioner Barnes requested a leave of absence for the next In camera Board meeting. Both motions carried.

Next Meeting
The next Park Board Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 2099 Beach Avenue with the next Regular Park Board Meeting held immediately following the Committee Meeting that evening.

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