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Meeting Date: 01/22/2014  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Convene and conduct a public hearing on  proposed amendments to Township Order 020-09 regarding fees and charges for recreation faciliites, pools, programs and services;
FISCAL IMPACT:
The 2014 revenue projected from fees and charges is: $2,281,100 from the Recreation Division generated from aquatic, athletic, and fitness programs, field and pavilion rentals and other recreational activities; $1,095,500 from the Aquatics Division generated by pool memberships, guest passes, pool rentals and concessions. The proposed amendments to Order 020-09 is expected to have nominal positive impact to the revenue of the Aquatics budget.
BACKGROUND:
Per The Woodlands Township Order 019-09, the Board of Directors reviews and approves the parks and recreation fees related to concessions, rentals, reservations, equipment, vending licenses and permits, admissions, ceremonies, special events, commercial filming or movie production, as well as program registration fees associated with athletics, recreation, aquatics and other classes sponsored by the department (collectively denoted “park user fees”).  A public hearing is required to amend the Order. 

Input from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council on the the proposed fees and charges related to parks and recreation facilities was recently received with support of the staff recommendations.  

As presented in the previous Board Agenda item, no substantive changes to the fees - Order 020-09 - are proposed. The recommended amendment to the Order is to recognize recent additions to the park system and Wendtwood pool use: 

1) change the classification of Wendtwoods Pool rental  by amending Sections 3.14.3 and 3.14.4 to read:
Resident - Cranebrook Pool, Forestgate Pool or Wendtwoods Pool, $350 for two hours; maximum 150 people; $1 per person over 150
Non-Resident - Cranebrook Pool, Forestgate Pool or Wendtwoods Pool, $500 for two hours; maximum 150 people; $1 per person over 150;


2) establish a fee for the rental of the pool pavilion at Shadowbend Pool  of $50 for  2 hours by amending Section 3.14.7 to read:
Rob Fleming River's Edge and Shadowbend pool pavilion - $50 (two hour rental/ while facility is open). 

RECOMMENDATION:
Conduct a Public Hearing regarding the the proposed amendments to Township Order 020-09 regarding fees and charges for recreation faciliites, pools, programs and services;

    

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