Committee Recommends No Rate Increase for C&RC Members

The parks and recreation committee examined a status report Monday night.

The Upper St. Clair Parks and Recreation Committee decided not to recommend a rate increase for Community and Recreation Center members on Monday night.

"We can hold off for another year," said Matthew Serakowski, township manager.

Commissioners in December approved a budget that planned for a 2.5 percent rate increase, according to Commissioner Daniel Paoly. Serakowski told him the increase is not needed.

The board of commissioners are expected to take a final vote on no rate increases at their March 4 meeting.

Marlo February 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I completely agree with the comments about LA Fitness versus C&RC. I'm surprised the C&RC doesn't charge extra to breath their oxygen while there. I'm going back to LA Fitness where I can get more for my money. It's ridiculous that they were even considering a rate increase!!
thebethelvoice February 20, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Lisa gets it. we are a family from outside and we luv the center, services and we can all have something to do there. Our household income is about 50% of the USC $99,000/year. To Lindsay, maybe you need to slow down to find a time to use the center from 5am-10pm most days. Sounds like you grew up in the bubble. USC31, stay on mommy and daddy's benefits as long as you can cause it is a tough world outside the usc bubble. USC is so lucky it is unbelievable. Look what we have in Bethel. Nice, but are you serious? Everytime I am at the USC center some resident is making a stink like - there isn't a sushi bar and Richie forgot his lunch, or no one there to hand a towel in the locker room, hand out powder to to pick up after them. Marlo/Jack good luck cause yinz are leaving a good thing. Idea, let's change the center's name to the USC Entitlement Center. All your complaining is going to chase all of us out then you will really have something to complain about. These coments are the best ever on the patch I can't wait for the responses.
Suzy February 20, 2013 at 02:59 AM
It's a rec center. It should be open longer on Saturday and Sunday. When family's have time for recreation. We joined the first year when you could join indoor or indoor/outdoor. That was nice to have a choice. Three are 3 total in my family, 2 used the facility. We used it in the winer about 2 dozen times. Tried the outdoor pool once. Did not like the outdoor pool for the summer. When we go now I don't mind paying the day rate. I would like the hours to be extended on the weekends. If not all year maybe just for the long winter months!
Becky Brindle February 20, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Here is a table, courtesy of the township, comparing local health facility membership rates - http://patch.com/A-2fps
Preston Shimer February 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Because the C&RC is part of the Township of Upper St. Clair, you will find all the financial information you would like to know in the Township Budget and monthly financial reports. These are public documents and are available in the USC Library or at the Township office. I think you will see far more disclosure than you'll find if you ask LA Fitness or the YMCA for financial status about a specific location that they operate.


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