League City is adding four new parks programs, lowering the fees on two others and increasing fees on five.

The city council approved an updated fee schedule for recreational programs and facility rentals. The council voted 8-0 in favor of the changes at its Oct. 11 meeting.

The previous fee structure had been in place for several years, parks and cultural services staff said. The department annually re-evaluates all programs at the start of the fiscal year. The staff reviewed costs of other cities and youth organizations along with evaluating existing programs and the value each program offers to the participants.

The department expects an overall revenue increase of $25,300 because of the changes.

Revenue projections are in line with the fiscal year 2017 budget which started Oct. 1, the department reported. Revenue collected from the Hometown Heroes Park programs and rental fees are revenue in the city’s 4B sales tax fund. Other program revenues are in the general fund.

New programs include pickleball tournaments, breakfast with Santa, lifeguard recertification and renting fields.

The city is lowering fees on two programs, the community garage sale and lifeguard certification. The five programs increasing in cost are spring break camp, fast track rental, youth soccer, summer camp and cheerleading.

Valerie Wells is a reporter at The Daily News and can be reached at 409-683-5246 or valerie.wells@galvnews.com.​


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