JOHN MOORHOUSE, Penticton Herald, 03/12/2009
Penticton city council‘s move to a two-tier recreation fee schedule has city officials scrambling to meet the June 1 implementation date.
In a bid to boost city revenues by an estimated $40,000, council wants out-of-town users of Penticton recreational facilities to be charged more than city residents. The new fees are designed to gain more revenue from residents who don‘t contribute tax money.
However, city administrator Leo den Boer said Wednesday details as to what form the two-tier system will take, have yet to be determined.
“There are a large number of questions which need answers before we can even consider implementing such a proposal,” he stated. “I would see staff reporting back to council at some point and seek further direction.”