OGDENSBURG User fees for the citys three recreational facilities are going up for the first time in up to six years.
It was time for a change, said Parks and Recreation Director Matthew J. Curatolo.
The fee increases were endorsed by the city recreation commission and approved Monday by the City Council.
The increases of $5 to $15 apply to the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center, the Dobisky Visitors Center and the municipal pool.
The new hourly arena rates:
n Youth resident $65, up from $60. This includes Ogdensburg Minor Hockey and the Ogdensburg Figure Skating Club.
n Youth non-resident $80, up from $75.
n Adult resident $75, up from $70. This includes Young and Old Timers hockey groups.
n Adult non-resident $90, increased from $85.
n Birthday parties $65, up from $55.
n Non-prime hours Before 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, $60, excluding holidays and school breaks.
This replaces the after-10 p.m. slot at $55 per hour, which Mr. Curatolo said was rarely, rarely used.
n Non-ice hours $40 an hour for nonprofit events, and remaining at $400 for the day of profit events.
The new Dobisky Visitors Center rates:
n Large room for up to 75 people $55 for four hours, up from $45.
n Small room for up to 35 people $35 for four hours, up from $25.
n Both rooms for up to 100 people $90 for four hours, an increase from $75.
Youre paying for location and top-of-the-line facilities, Mr. Curatolo said.
The Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pools party rate will rise from $40 an hour to $50 an hour.
For now, Mr. Curatolo said, the recreation commission has not recommended raising admittance rates at the pool, nor will it raise rates for any winter or summer programs or camps.