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Manalapan Parks and Rec Fees Raised

The range of fees for Manalapan Parks and Recreation have been raised.

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.

gjc February 25, 2013 at 08:21 PM
And the real estate taxes here are not obnoxious enough?
simon February 25, 2013 at 10:20 PM
What the Township fails to realize is based on these exorbitant fees the baseball fields have been deemed not cost effective by all independent leagues and will go unutilized. Net result is NO fees will be collected and empty fields will be an eyesore for the Township. Very short sighted!!!!!!
Shep Proudfoot February 26, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Manalapan Police: Home and Vehicle Burglaries Up..... now parks and rec. is robbing us too!
CAL February 26, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Will Manalapan taxes go down as the result of the higher fees at Manalapan parks? I have a very strong doubt about it. And, if Empty Headed Morons at the township committee think that out-of-town clubs will be jumping with joy paying these fee, they are WRONG, as usual. These clubs will just look for another Town with more friendly ( aka LOWER) fee structure - simple economic 101. The end result - Parks will have no BUSINESS and NO rental interest from the usual customers, and NO REVENUE STREAM. The bottom line - MANALAPAN RESIDENTS WILL FOOT THE BILL AS USUAL IN THE FORM OF HIGHER TAXES. Business as usual!!!!
Jerry February 26, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Wow, all of these comments from people who have no idea of what they are talking about. This is so unlike Manalapan (insert sarcastic expression here). "Ready, Fire, Aim".
Manalapan resident February 28, 2013 at 06:06 AM
And they just close the park early on us anyway. Everytime i go to the rec they seem to close off a field or close gates early.

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