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Brian C
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Username: Brianc

Post Number: 104
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 - 02:36 pm:   

Who was responsible for hiring the consultant that produced the proposed rate structure for the new rec center?

I'd like to know why wasn't the directive given to determine fees without a tax increase.

Has city staff reviewed the proposed rate structure?

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 384
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 04:19 pm:   


Thanks for your note regarding the consultant who provided the pro-forma for the recreation and aquatic center.

Specifically to your questions, I recommended to the City Council that PROS Consulting be hired to conduct this work. Their scope of work was to conduct a comprehensive study to determine appropriate user fees for the new Recreation and Aquatic Center. As a part of the study, PROS considered market providers, both public and private, the city’s target market, price elasticity, operational expenses, projected revenues and various additional factors.

During the time that the PROS worked on this study, the goal was to see what level would be needed to reach a 100% operating cost within the first three years of operation. This recommendation was presented along with two additional fee rates to the City Council for their April 17, 2007 meeting. The additional two rates were done utilizing the pro-forma model, but looking at a longer period of time in which to achieve the 100% cost recovery.

Striking a fair balance between having users of a center such as this paying for the operational cost versus having other residents pay for the operational cost that might not use the facility is our goal. As you know, the City Council asked staff to come back at their May 1, 2007 meeting and provide the following;

·Provide a scenario in which family rates are more affordable;

·Provide a scenario in which a Senior fee rate is proposed;

·Provide a scenario in which Non-resident rates are proposed at a higher rate;

These and potentially other scenarios will be discussed at that time. Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please let me or our staff know.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation

Brian C
New member
Username: Brianc

Post Number: 105
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 01:05 pm:   

Did we look at how Plano based their fees for 9 rec centers? Is Frisco planning on having more than one, considering we will be larger than Plano.

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Username: Rick

Post Number: 298
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 04:55 pm:   


Thank you for your note regarding some questions about user fees that the City of Plano charges for it recreational facilities.

Each community and their respective decision making bodies (City Council, Aldermen, etc.) make conscious choices as to what user fees are charged to residents and non-residents for the use of facilities in their respective community.

Having not lived in Plano or worked there in the past, I cannot speak specifically to what affected the decision for what amount of subsidy the City of Plano would provide for their recreational facilities. I can tell you that several of their facilities are subsidized by 50% or greater each year.

Striking a balance of how much non using residents should pay for the maintenance and operation of a facility versus a user of a facility is one in which each community must keep in mind.

I believe that these factors will be considered when deciding upon a final user fee for the Recreation and Aquatic Center.

As far as how many Recreation Centers will ultimately be developed in Frisco, I believe that we will have a total of three such facilities as we continue to grow and near build out of the community. What their makeup will be or the location that they will be constructed has not yet been decided.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation

Sam Pevehouse
New member
Username: Spevehouse

Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 09:39 pm:   

Is there a link or any information provided on how much the proposed fees are? Also, is the city considering to be able to bill the fees along with the utilities (water/sewage/trash)?

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Username: Rick

Post Number: 301
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 - 08:44 am:   


The staff report and proposed fee structures are listed below. City Council will review this information at their May 1st meeting. The facility will be fantastic. It is located off the southeast corner of Preston Road and Wade Blvd.

I realize I am biased, but this facility will have something for everyone. There will be indoor and outdoor aquatic areas featuring recreational and leisure elements, a large fully-equipped fitness room with the latest cardio & strength equipment, two gymnasiums, two racquetball courts, two aerobics studios, a teen room, a children’s play area, large locker rooms, a family changing area, and much more.

In addition to the elements within the facility, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of classes and programs. Everything from swim lessons, water aerobics, group fitness, educational classes, individual and team athletics, and more will be offered at the facility.

Thank you for your interest, please contact me directly is you have any further questions. 52&SearchHandle=0&DocViewType=ShowImage&LeftPaneType=Hidden&dbid=0&page=1

Steve Walsh
Facilities Management Superintendent
City of Frisco Parks & Recreation

PH: 972-292-6505 ◄ New Phone Number
FX: 972-335-4091

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