Leon Valley
TX

Ordinance
Ordinance 17-010
Adopted as Amended
Apr 18, 2017 7:00 PM

Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the City of Leon Valley's City Code - Appendix A - Fee Schedule, Article A2.003 Municipal Park Administrative Fees, to add a new letter (g) Swimming Pool Fees

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Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Policy

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this item is to consider an Ordinance amending the City of Leon Valley's City Code - Appendix A Fee Schedule, Article A2.003, Municipal Park Administrative Fees, to add a new letter (g) Swimming Pool Fees.

 

The City Council awarded a management contract to Sela Aquatics, LLC to manage both Leon Valley Community Pools at the City Council meeting on March 21, 2017.  The City Council directed staff to develop user fees to recoup some of the costs associated with the management and operations of our community pools. 

 

Staff met and coordinated with Sela Aquatics, members of the Forest Oaks Pool Committee, and representatives from both swim teams to develop recommended fees for both Leon Valley pools for the 2017 swim season.

 

The proposed fees are: 

 

Daily Gate Fee Resident:                                                                        $3.00

Daily Gate Fee Non-Resident:                                                          $5.00

Season Pass - Adult Resident:                                                          $40.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Resident:                              $30.00

Season Pass - Adult, Non-Resident:                                            $60.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Non-Resident:                             $40.00

 

Affordability Rate (Application required at City Hall, must meet HHS Guidelines for 2017)

Season Pass - Adult Resident:                                                          $20.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Resident:                              $15.00

Season Pass - Adult, Non-Resident:                                           $30.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Non-Resident:                              $20.00

   

Swim Team Fee to Use City Pools -                                          $20.00 per team member

 

Day Care / Groups -                                                                       $3.00

 

Swim Lessons

Private: 3 Hours of Class -                                                                       $150.00

Semi-Private:  3 Hours of Class -                                                         $100.00

Group:  3 Hours of Class -                                                                       $50.00

 

Pool Parties

Party During Normal Scheduled Hours (12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Maximum 30 People -

Daily Gate Fee                                                                                    $3.00 resident/$5.00 nonresident

 

 

 

Party Before or After Normal Scheduled Hours

Forest Oaks (Includes Community Room) -                             $200.00 for 2 hours, up to 25                                                                                                                               participants with

$5 each additional person 

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $50.00 Cleanup Fee

 

6600 Strawflower -                                                                                     $150.00 for 2 hours, up to 25                                                                                                                               participants with

$5 each additional person

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $25.00 Cleanup Fee

 

Facility Rental (Forest Oaks)                                         

Communty Room                                                                                    $125.00 for 2 Hours

                                                                                                                $50.00 Each Additional Hour

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $25.00 Cleanup Fee

 

The Hill                                                                                                  $100.00 for 2 Hours

                                                                                                                $50.00 Each Additional Hour

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee                                                                                                                                           

 

Season passes may be paid in full, or in three monthly installment payments.  Season passes and other services may be paid through the contractor’s website or at City Hall.  Gate fees collected at each site will be submitted to the Finance Department by Sela Aquatics weekly.    

 

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social - Providing additional recreational resources adds to the general quality of life for all citizens.

 

Economic - the pools enhance the amenities offered by the City to residents, which may encourage relocation.

 

Environmental - Reduces the amount of automobile emissions, as residents within each area will not have to drive to find this type of activity.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

It is anticipated that revenue generated by the community pools will help offset some of the operation and management costs for the 2017 season.

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends approval of this Ordinance amending the Leon Valley City Code Appendix A Fee Schedule to add Sec. A2.008 Fees for the City of Leon Valley's Community Pools.  Staff also recommends further study, after the 2017 swim season, on all funding options before next fiscal year operations.   

 

 

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AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE LEON VALLEY CODE OF ORDINANCES - ARTICLE A2.000 ADMINISTRATIVE FEES APPENDIX A FEE SCHEDULE, ARTICLE A2-003 MUNICIPAL PARK FEES, TO ADD A LETTER (g) SWIMMING POOL FEES.

 

WHEREAS, Sela Aquatics, LLC was awarded a management contract by City Council to manage the City’s pools on March 21, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, City Council directed staff to develop and implement user fees to recoup some of the management costs to operate the City Pools; and

 

WHEREAS, staff worked with Sela Aquatics, members of the Forest Oaks Pool Committee, and the swim team representatives to develop recommended fees; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to implement these fees, it is necessary to amend the Leon Valley Code of Ordinances - Article A2.000 Administrative Fees Appendix A Fee Schedule, Article A2.003 Municipal Park Administrative Fees, by adding a letter (g) Swimming Pool Fees: and

 

WHEREAS, it is now the desire of City Council to authorize an amendment to the Leon Valley Code of Ordinances - Article A2.000 Administrative Fees Appendix A Fee Schedule, Article A2.003 Municipal Park Administrative Fees, by adding a letter (g) Swimming Pool Fees:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS:

 

Section 1.  The Leon Valley Code of Ordinances - Article A2.000 Administrative Fees Appendix A Fee Schedule is hereby authorized to be amended by adding Article A2.003 Municipal Park Administrative Fees, (g) Swimming Pool Fees as follows: 

 

(g) Swimming Pool Fees

 

Daily Gate Fee Resident:                                                                        $3.00

Daily Gate Fee Non-Resident:                                                                        $5.00

Season Pass - Adult Resident:                                                                        $40.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Resident:                                            $30.00

Season Pass - Adult, Non-Resident:                                                          $60.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Non-Resident:                              $40.00

Season Pass - Swim Team Member (team use only)                            $20.00

Season Pass - Swim Team Member (full use of pool)                            $30.00

Maximum Amount per Family                                                                       $200.00

 

 

 

 

Affordability Rate (Application required at City Hall, must meet HHS Guidelines for 2017)

Season Pass - Adult Resident:                                                                        $20.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Resident:                                            $15.00

Season Pass - Adult, Non-Resident:                                                         $30.00

Season Pass - Child (under 18) Non-Resident:                              $20.00

   

Swim Team Fee to Use City Pools -                                                         $20.00 per team member

 

Day Care / Groups -                                                                                     $3.00

Swim Lessons

Private: 3 Hours of Class -                                                                       $150.00

Semi-Private:  3 Hours of Class -                                                         $100.00

Group:  3 Hours of Class -                                                                       $50.00

 

Pool Parties

Party During Normal Scheduled Hours (12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Maximum 30 People - Daily Gate Fees                                                                                    $3.00 resident/$5.00 nonresident

 

Party Before or After Normal Scheduled Hours

Forest Oaks (Includes Community Room) -                             $200.00 for 2 hours, up to 25

                                                                                                                participants with $5 for each

                                                                                                                additional person 

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $50.00 Cleanup Fee

 

6600 Strawflower -                                                                                     $150.00 for 2 hours, up to 25

Participants, with $5 for each additional person

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $25.00 Cleanup Fee

 

Facility Rental (Forest Oaks)                                         

Community Room                                                                                    $125.00 for 2 Hours

                                                                                                                $50.00 Each Additional Hour

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee

                                                                                                                $25.00 Cleanup Fee

 

The Hill                                                                                                  $100.00 for 2 Hours

                                                                                                                $50.00 Each Additional Hour

                                                                                                                $25.00 Reservation Fee             

 

Section 2.  This ordinance is effective immediately upon passage by four (4) affirmative votes; otherwise it is effective on the tenth day after passage hereof.

 

 

Meeting History

Apr 18, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Assistant Public Works Director David Dimaline presented the item for the purpose of amending the City of Leon Valley's City Code - Appendix A Fee Schedule, Article A2.003, Municipal Park Administrative Fees, to add a new letter (g) Swimming Pool Fees. Staff recommends approval of the proposed ordinance amending the Leon Valley City Code Appendix A Fee Schedule to add Sec. A2.008 Fees for the City of Leon Valley's Community Pools. Staff also recommends further study, after the 2017 swim season, on all funding options before next fiscal year operations.

Representatives from Sela Aquatics, LLC were present to answer questions.

The following citizens spoke on this item:

· Carolyn Gabriel, 6014 Forest Bend, opposed to the fees and concerned with the affect it would have on the swim teams.

· Ms. Acevedo, 5923 Forest Mill, in favor of the fees

· Ms. Cooley, 6615 Cherryleaf, opposed to the fees for families and swim team members

· Brigid Cooley, 6615 Cherryleaf, opposed to the fees for families and swim team members

· Carol Cooley, 6615 Cherryleaf, opposed to the fees for families

· Olen Yarnell, 7230 Sulky, spoke about the cost to the City

City Attorney Denise Frederick called for a Point of Order twice asking speakers to stay on the topic that was posted on the agenda.

There was a lengthy discussion followed by a motion made by Council Member Benny Martinez and seconded by Council Member Belinda Ealy to approve the proposed fee schedule as presented with the following changes: Season Pass - Swim Team Member (team use only) $20.00; Season Pass - Swim Team Member (full use of pool) $30.00; family fee not to exceed $200.00; and with a minimum age of 16 to be allowed without an adult.

City Attorney Frederick called another Point of Order reminding Council they are only to consider fees. That being said, Council Member Martinez withdrew the portion of his motion as it relates to the minimum age requirement and staff was directed to put that requirement into the pool policy.

Mayor Riley restated the motion to approve the proposed fee schedule as presented with the following changes: Season Pass - Swim Team Member (team use only) $20.00; Season Pass - Swim Team Member (full use of pool) $30.00; and a family fee not to exceed $200.00 and asked for a vote which was unanimous.

RESULT:ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Benny Martinez, Council Place 4
SECONDER:Belinda Ealy, Council Place 2
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion