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Community Services Fees & Charges

Background

The City of Fort St. John is updating the Community Services Fees and Charges Bylaw, which outlines the fees and charges for various leisure services provided by the City, including drop-in and rental fees.

The current schedule of fees and charges was set in 2014 and outlines fees until 2019. It is time for an update that will establish the fees and charges for the next five years. Your input is essential to this process.

Click here to see the current bylaw. A summary of 2018/2019 fees and charges is shown below. The updated bylaw will include fees for the swimming pool.

 

2018/2019 Fees & Charges

Facility Rental Per Hour Minor / Youth Adult Private Commercial Spring & Summer Ice
Meeting Room (PSC or KAFH) $23.00 $29.25 $34.75 $54.50
Meeting Room (NPLP) $3.25 $3.25 $6.50 $13.00
Dry Floor – North Peace Arena and PSC rink surface $46.00 $92.25 $138.25 $184.75
Kids Arena- Indoor Field Rental $24.00 $43.75 $63.75 $103.25
Fitness Spaces Rentals $26.45 $33.63 $39.96 $62.68
Ice Rental $62.25 $124.75 $187.00 $249.75 Rate plus 35%
Pool Lane Rental $8.33 $13.93 $17.75 $21.25
Ball Diamond or Soccer Pitch $11.00 $22.25 $33.25 $44.25

 

Admission Rates Per Person / Group Toddler / Preschool (0- 5 yrs.) Youth
(6-18 yrs.)
Adult
(19-64 yrs.)
Senior
(65+ yrs.)
Family
(Max. 2 adults and 4 kids residing in same house)
Aqua Fit
Public Skate or Drop-In Programming $0.00 $3.50 $4.25 $3.50 $9.00
Public Swimming or Drop-In Programming $0.00 $3.00 $6.00 $4.00 $15.00 Admission plus $1.00

 

Fast Facts

  • The City of Fort St John works diligently to provide access to quality facilities for user groups and the public. The following are some recent improvements that the City has made:
    • Increase in the standard level of maintenance
    • Increase in the number of staff dedicated to caring for facilities and grounds
    • Continually working with user groups to address outstanding issues
  • Fees and charges are calculated in relation to the costs of providing services. Costs include the provision of space, maintenance and operations of facilities, and hiring instructors, recreation programmers, and administrative staff.
  • The City uses a “benefits-based approach” for calculating fees and charges. This means that users pay varying percentages of actual costs based on the public benefits of different services. For example, programs for children are charged less than programs for adults.
  • The City has a program to help those who need financial assistance to enable their participation.
  • In Canada, municipal recreation facilities and grounds are generally heavily subsidized. The intent is to be fair and equitable among all users and to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in sports and recreation.
  • The City wants to understand the connections between expectations for fees and charges and expectations for service.
  • The purpose of the current review is to maintain alignment with the “benefits-based approach” and to reflect changes in operating costs.

Current Benefits Based Approach Table

Comparable Communities

The City is also comparing the fees and charges with those of similar communities to ensure some level of consistency across municipalities. The table below provides an overview of how costs in Fort St John compare to other communities in the region.

 

Facility Fort St. John Dawson Creek Grande Prairie
Ice Rental – Youth $62.25 $100.00 $126.00
Ice Rental – Adult $124.75 $200.00 $202.00
Ice Rental – Private $187.00 $375.00
Ice Rental – Commercial $249.75 $470.00
Ball Diamonds – Youth $11.00 $15.00 $20.25
Ball Diamonds – Adult $22.25 $30.00 $22.50
Fieldhouse Rentals – Youth $24.00 $110.30
Fieldhouse – Adult $43.75 $126.05
Swimming Pool  Lane Rental – Youth $8.33 $16.00
Swimming Pool  Lane Rental – Adult $13.93 $21.39
Swimming Pool  Lane Rental – Private $17.75 $35.00
Public Swimming – Toddler 0-5 yrs. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Public Swimming – Youth 6-18 yrs. $3.00 $5.00 $6.00 – $9.50
Public Swimming – Adult $6.00 $7.50 $12.25
Public Swimming – Senior $3.00 $7.50 $9.00
       
Meeting Room – Youth $23.00 $30.00 $37.50
Meeting Room – Adult $29.25 $45.00 $37.50
Meeting Room – Private $34.75 $75.00
Meeting Room – Commercial $54.50 $95.00 $44.50

Get Involved

In Person

Visit us at the:

  • Moose FM Block Party at the North Peace Arena on Saturday, September 8 from 11 am to 5 pm, or
  • Fall Community One Stop Registration at the Totem Mall on Saturday, September 8 from 10 am until 2 pm

Online

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