Maple Ridge says no change in recreation or sports fees

Council Tuesday rejected any increase while separation from Pitt Meadows underway

  • Oct. 28, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Shiori Nishimoto of MRSS competes at the Fraser Valleys in Surrey on Oct. 22.

Maple Ridge recreation groups or clubs or amateur athletes, swimmers, hockey or soccer players won’t see any increase in fees for the next year, council decided Tuesday.

Council had considered a staff report suggesting a few targeted increases in certain areas, leaving most of the admission fees untouched, but decided against any change whatsoever, leaving the entire existing fees structure as is.

The decision is contrary to that reported in The News, Wednesday.

Mayor Nicole Read explained later that council will keep the rates in place at least until Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge complete the separation of their parks and leisure services partnership a year from now.

Maple Ridge announced Oct. 20 it was ending the agreement where the two cities partnered in providing parks and leisure services.

A report from a consultant found that Pitt Meadows was benefitting more from the deal than Maple Ridge.

Coun. Tyler Shymkiw said in a Facebook post that the recreation fee increases were voted down unanimously.

“Over the next year we (Maple Ridge council) will be working through the separation as well the post-agreement structure. The direction given staff last night was that we would not revisit fee increases during this time,” Shymkiw said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Several charges after arrest Friday in Maple Ridge

Court appearance Monday in Port Coquitlam

Maple Ridge’s Tiller’s Folly kick off international music series in Surrey

Come Dancing Around the World takes place at the Surrey Arts Centre

Rescuers battle fog, wind, rain on stormy Maple Ridge mountain

Four hikers rescued Sunday in Golden Ears park

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

Bear killed in Kimberley after chasing girl, wreaking havoc on town

This particular brown-coloured bear has been the subject of many calls this summer; very food habituated, CO says

Petition to rename park after teen overdose victim to get hearing

With 3,500 signatures so far, organizer is thinking of closing down online campaign

Police investigate after intoxicated teens clash with security at B.C. fair

18-year-old woman arrested and RCMP looking at possible assault in Victoria-area fall fair incident

BC SPCA investigating after three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

Boy overdosed on illicit anti-anxiety drug found on Kelowna classroom floor, RCMP say

Noah Mills, 8, ingested a pink powdery substance off his Kelowna classroom floor

Psychiatric assessment ordered for man accused in Salmon Arm church shooting

Lawyer tells court accused was diagnosed with psychosis hours after his arrest

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Winnipeg student, killed in bus crash, remembered as passionate, kind

University of Victoria student Emma Machado, 18, was killed in the bus crash near Bamfield on Friday

Most Read