Enderby ready to get active

Steps are being taken to fill Enderby’s recreation facilities.

Steps are being taken to fill Enderby’s recreation facilities.

Council gave three readings Monday to the parks, recreation and culture fees bylaw, and the primary goal is to increase usage.

“We have some facilities that are under-utilized,” said Coun. Greg McCune.

“The arena has some open time but we still have to operate the facility.”

The fee schedule includes a $2 drop-in parent and children skate.

“For the hours not being used, we will let the public know there will be drop-in programs and we will keep them affordable,” said McCune.

“It won’t cover our costs but it will create some public interest.”

Most other parks and recreation fees are being linked to the cost-of-living.

“They are very similar to last year. They didn’t go up very much,” said Mayor Dee Wejr.

While maintenance, labour and utility costs must be covered, Wejr says the fees reflect the current situation facing many residents of the Enderby area.

“We still don’t know what’s going on with the economy,” she said.

“People are finding it really hard to manage.”

Adult ice rental will be $148 an hour until July 31, 2012 and then it will increase to $151 an hour until July 31, 2013.

Drop-in shinny hockey ice rental will remain at $20 an hour while it will be $30 an hour until July 31, 2012 for dry-floor roller derby and then $30.50 until July 31, 2013.

Public swim for adults will be $3.75 next year (compared to $3.50 in 2011) while it will be $3.25 (the same as 2011) for youth and seniors. The rate for families will be $8.75 (up 25 cents).

 

Overnight camping at Grindrod Park for baseball tournaments will climb from $17 this year to $17.50 in 2012.