The Manalapan Township Committee has adopted an ordinance raising the Parks and Recreation fees at their last Township Committee meeting. The ordinance amended the fee ranges for costs associated with Manalapan Township Parks and Recreation events, programs, and facilities.
Manalapan resident Deborah Smarth vocalized her delight at the fee increases, stating that an increase in fees takes the burden off of the taxpayers who do not use the Parks and Recreation programs and facilities. Deputy Mayor Jordan Maskowitz said that the thinking behind the fee increases were exactly that.
Last year, the Committee evaluated the fees and realized that they were way too low given the high costs of maintaining the facilities, Maskowitz said. Additionally, many out-of-town leagues and clubs rent and utilize the Manalapan Recreation Center and it is not fair for the Manalapan residents to carry that cost for them.
For a full list of the fee range increases, click here.