Fees, membership costs to increase in rec district

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By Vicky Gits

The Evergreen Park and Recreation District is in a position to set aside money for the future as well as invest a projected $581,000 in physical improvements and surveys under the proposed $6.4 million budget for 2009.

The new budget also includes an average 7 percent increase in fees for programs and classes.

Daily admission rates for Wulf and Buchanan rec centers will increase 50 cents. Short- and long-term membership passes will increase an average of $9, a 10 percent boost.

Fee increases will generate about $183,000, including $84,000 from fee increases for facility memberships and admissions and $99,000 from fee increases for programs and classes.

For the full version of this story, see next week's print edition of the Courier.