Council approves increase in recreation fees
By Daniel Lapham,
Mustang residents who frequent recreational areas will see increases in their annual membership fees after a unanimous vote from the Mustang City Council Tuesday evening.
Assistant City Manager Justin Battles presented the proposed fee increases to the council after working with the Leisure Services Board in July to determine how current rates stack up to other cities across the state. The Recreation Center currently offers two membership options, the general membership and the deluxe membership, Battles told the council. There will be no increases for the deluxe membership at this time, which offers the same amenities as the general membership with the additional privilege of access to the weight/cardio room, free onsite baby-sitting and aerobics classes.
“We reviewed the rates for our general membership package,” he said. “It is hard to compare a general membership rate for a facility like this. There just aren’t a lot of cities around that run rec centers.”
The rates agreed upon will increase annual costs to members by $15 for individual residents, $40 for family residents, and an additional $5 card fee for senior members. Non-resident members will see rates increase by $15 for individuals, $25 for families and $10 for seniors. The increased fees will result in projected revenue increases of $33,000 per year.