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Court sets fees for rec center

Individual citizens who wish to use the new Letcher County Recreation Center will have to pay usage fees ranging from $1 a day to $250 annually under a schedule approved this week by the Letcher County Fiscal Court.

County Parks and Recreation Director Derek Barto told court members Monday night that the fees the county will charge are in line with those being charged at similar facilities in Knott County, Pikeville and Georgetown.

The daily fee for using the facility’s indoor walking track will be $1 a day for individuals who choose not to pay discounted walking fees of $15 a month or $150 a year. For individuals who want access to the entire facility, which is expected to open later this month, the daily fee is $5, with discounted fees of $25 a week or $250 annually ($20 per month or $200 annually for senior citizens and students).

Household packages for the entire facility will be available for $40 a month and $400 annually. Separate fees will be charged for bowling ($4 a game, $3 for members) and a threestory climbing wall ($5 per session, $4 for members).

In a related matter, the fiscal court also approved a change order that will allow the front lot of the center to be paved with concrete rather than asphalt. Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward said lines for the geo-thermal heating and cooling system run under the front, and that the concrete was recommended by the contractors who installed the system. The change order will cost $12,760.

Both the change order and fee schedule passed on a split vote with District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming and District Two Magistrate Terry Adams voting no and Ward, District One Magistrate Bobby Howard and District Three Magistrate Codell Gibson voting yes. District Four Magistrate Keith Adams did not attend the meeting.

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