Lumby rec fee hike proposed

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee is recommending program fees climb two per cent in 2013/14

It could cost more to have fun in Lumby.

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee is recommending program fees climb two per cent in 2013/14.

“There will be a minimal increase to keep up with the cost of maintenance and labour,” said director Randal Ostafichuk.

However, some activities will cost the same as they do now.

“The drop-in loonie-toonie swim and Friday public swims will not be impacted,” said Ostafichuk.

Fees for public events have been frozen so they remain affordable for residents during economically challenging times.

“This is the third year they haven’t been increased so we may have to look at it next year,” said Tannis Nelson, community development co-ordinator, pointing out that operating costs must be covered.

The 2013/14 fee structure must still be approved by the Regional District of North Okanagan board.