Changes to some user fees in Champlain Township

Champlain Township has approved some changes to its user fees. A bylaw containing amendments for the township’s user fees was approved at the township’s most recent regular meeting on December 12.

The description “school ice rental” will be changed to Champlain school ice rental and a new user fee for drop-in pick-up hockey for children will be added. Those wishing to take advantage of drop-in pick-up hockey must call the “day of” and will pay $50 per use in 2018, in 2019 and 2020.

An additional $75 extra for setup will be charged for upstairs hall rentals, council learned. There will be an extra $5 per table if there more than 30 rectangular tables. Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Burroughs told council that new round tables are stored upstairs, but that since acquiring those, all rectangular tables are stored downstairs under the bleachers.

“It takes two men three hours to move tables upstairs and what we are charging only covers half of that cost,” Burroughs told council. A hall rental will include a bartender for five hours; each additional bartender hour will cost $20.

This explanation was in response to a question from Longueuil councillor Helen MacLeod asking if new charges would discourage rental of the community centre.

A few campground conditions have changed. Deposits to reserve for the next season will be non-refundable. A user fee pump-out charge for 2018 will be $28.05, $28.89 in 2019 and $29.73 in 2020.

A “high strength sewage service rate”, as defined in a 2008 bylaw, will be charged at the rate of $2.833 per cubic metre for 2018, $2.975 for 2019 and $3.123 per cubic metre in 2020.

Deposits for the next season will likewise be non-refundable at the L’Orignal Marina. Users will have to pay a refundable $10 deposit for a marina key in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The user fee for ball diamond rental “adults per game” will be $35 in 2018, $37 for 2019 and $39 for 2020.


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Louise Sproule

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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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