Park Board meeting January 19th – Committee Chair and Vice-Chair selection

Park Board HQThe first Park Board meeting of 2015 is set for Monday, January 19th. This will be the first real business meeting of the board. Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon noted on his BetterParks blog that Chair John Coupar unilaterally cancelled a meeting that was set for December of 2014.

The most important item of business will be the selection of the Committee Chair and Vice-Chair. Most Park Board meetings consist of two separate meetings – a Regular Meeting and a Committee Meeting. At the inaugural meeting of Park Board, John Coupar was selected as the Chair while Sarah Kirby-Yung was appointed the Vice-Chair (for the Regular Meeting of the Board). Should other Park Board Commissioners be given an opportunity to chair the Committee meetings?

Also on the meeting agenda is the review of Concept Plan for a new park at West 17th Avenue and Yukon Street. There will be a staff presentation on the Vancouver Bird Strategy. Finally, the Chair of the Marketing & Business Development Advisory Committee will be selected. This meeting will stake place at Park Board Headquarters (1099 Beach Avenue); however, some of the future meetings will be held in different communities around the City.

We’ve reproduced the full agenda of the Park Board meeting below:

NOTICE OF MEETING

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION REGULAR BOARD MEETING

AGENDA

Date:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS & REPORT

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

  1. Park Board Inaugural Meeting – December 1, 2014

COMMUNICATIONS

STAFF REPORTS

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. PRESENTATION: Vancouver Bird Strategy 
  2. REPORT: Concept Plan for a New Park at 17th Avenue/Yukon Street
    (Report will be posted when available)

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Standing Committee and Appointment of the Chair and Vice-Chair 
  2. Marketing & Business Development Advisory Committee –  Appointment of Chair
  3. “In Camera” Motions A. THAT the Board will go into a meeting later this day, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

    (k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

B. THAT the Board will go into a meeting on February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ENQUIRIES

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NEXT MEETING:  Monday, February 2 , 2015, at the Park Board office.

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