Council OK’s rec fee increases for non-PTC residents

For some participants, it will cost a little more when they “pay to play” in Peachtree City.

A recreation fee increase enacted Thursday by the City Council affects a one-time fee applied to participants in all sports which is then steered into a special account to fund maintenance of that venue.

City residents’ fee will remain $5 per person, per season. But residents who live elsewhere in Fayette County will increase from $5 per person per season to $10. And those living outside Fayette County face a fee jump from $10 to $25.

The various sports associations have been informed of the change and have agreed to the increases, said Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo.

Council also approved a new fee schedule for tournaments using city sports fields that calls for commercial tournaments to pay a minimum of $185 per field, per day, more if lights are necessary. The fee drops to $65 for tournaments, camps or clinics hosted by city youth sports associations.

Also approved were slight increases in field rental rates for non-tournaments with a daily rate per field going from $100 to $125 for an in-county resident or business, and going from $125 to $150 for an out of county resident and up to $160 for an out of county business. The use of lights of course will require a slightly larger fee.

The city also raised the hourly rental fee from $25 to $35 for city and Fayette residents, and from $30 to $50 for out of county residents and $75 for out of county commercial ventures.

A separate request from the recreation department to set aside 50 percent of tournament fees so the fields can be rehabbed following tournaments was tabled.

Currently money received from tournament fees goes into the general fund, and under the proposal 50 percent still would head in that direction. The other half, however, is needed to put the fields back in shape after tournaments, Gaddo said.

Councilman Eric Imker bristled at the concept, saying the entire tournament fee take should be put in the general fund, adding that if more money is needed to rehab fields post-tournament the recreation department can ask for it in the annual budget process.

Gene61
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Peachtree City plans on

Peachtree City plans on charging non residence of PC for use of fields is a bunch of bs. You already receive county funds, mind you fro the whole county. so now you want to tact on fees to those of who supported you already with our tax dollars with user fees , just because e don't carry a PTC address?

Talk about the height of arrogance. Maybe we should just build a wall around PTC and you have to pay to access our cities when you decide to travel out of PTC.

This is one of the many reasons I avoid PTC, the arrogant people running the city are enough to make one sick.

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fees for county citizens by Peachtree City recreation.

The fact that Peachtree City plans on charging non residence of PC for use of feilds ect. is not fair when they receive beneifits from the county to build the soccer fields. At the present time the Lighting Soccer Club uses both fayette county and peachtree city fields and they are a private club,Inc. They charge member of each team a fee for coaching and traning and pay even a smaller fee to Fayette County Soccer for the use of the Fayette Fields. I don't know if they pay anything to Peachtree City when they practice or use their fields for tournaments. Also, Peachtree City receives tax money from the sales tax and special tax such as hotel and motel taxes from Youth that use these fields. They attempted to do this a few years ago and found out that you can't charge people who live in Fayette County because PC received funds to build these field from the county.

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Here's Something Free

Braves Caravan coming to Publix at Wilshire this Thurs. from 4-5:30PM. Come see Brian MaCann, Johnny Venters, David Ross, Nate McLouth and Eddie Perez.
Maybe they'll have some warmer weather with them!

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Now are these fees...

......some more of those republican, Teas, non-taxes?

If I have to spend more out of pocket it is!

You say, I don't have to use those facilities? But I have to pay to maintain them, etc.

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Good idea, but it needs more work

How about charging the runners from Coweta County that use our cart paths? $5 per day ok? And the fisherman who take fish from our lake and out of the mouths of our families? Can't put a price on that.

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mud

I tell you what, you catch some of those runners and make a citizen's arrest!
Be careful though the next time you go to the new theater or Kohl's or Sam's Club in Coweta, or they may run you down and charge you $5!

Could that be what some are smelling on the pathes?

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Apples and brussel sprouts, dude

Kohl's and Sam's Club were not built with tax dollars taken from private citizens, however the cart paths in PTC certainly were and the taxpayers continue to maintain them. If we are going to have user fees, let's do it for everything.

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