Town of Drumheller increases user fees
Council approved user fee increases for a number of town-run facilities, including the Aquaplex and Badlands Community Facility.
There will be a 2 per cent increase to recreation access and facility rental fees, which includes admission and membership fees, ice and ball diamond rentals, as well as conference and room rentals.
Under the increase, an adult multi-facility membership will increase from $646.50 per year to $660.50 – an increase of $1.08 per month.
“It is always a difficult decision to raise fees, however, 2 per cent is comparative to inflation, which reflects expected increases in operational costs,” said acting CAO Barb Miller.
“We aim to offer a variety of fun sporting options for the public and service fees are an unfortunate necessity to maintain our facilities,” explained Darren Goldthorpe Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture. “We offer Toonie activities, free public skating and are going to be revisiting the Recreation Fee Assistance Program to ensure the facilities are accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial abilities.”
The new fees came into effect on Tuesday, January 1.