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Rate Increase Proposed at Holmdel Swim Club

Residents will pay five percent more under the plan. The public hearing and Township Committee vote is scheduled for March 22.

Membership to the Holmdel Swim Club will increase by five percent for residents, and 7.5% for non-residents, under a proposal to be voted upon by the Township Committee on March 22.

Last year, approximately 850 people bought memberships to the club, most of them non-residents. If membership levels stay the same, the utility's income would increase by $28,215, according to the Recreation Dept.

That number can go even higher if the township can attract some nearby Middletown families, who just learned the township will not be opening their club this summer for financial reasons. But Holmdel has competition. Hazlet Township's Swim Club has been actively luring Middletown members for weeks with reduced non-member rates. Provided the Township Committee approves the rate increase following a public hearing on March 22, Holmdel will finally be able to sign up new members.

RESIDENT

2011 Fee

2012 Proposed Fee

Early Family

$510

$535

Family

$565

$590

Early Individual

$285

$300

Individual

$325

$340

Early Senior

$115

$125

Senior

$135

$145

August Family

$355

$375

 

 

NON RESIDENT

2011 Fee

2012 Proposed Fee

Early Family

$670

$720

Family

$710

$760

Early Individual

$355

$385

Individual

$390

$420

Early Senior

$130

$140

Senior

$155

$165

August Family

$415

$445

Dean D'Ambrosi February 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Steve, I find the entire thing very disappointing. We have a pool and we have joined the pool club the last few years because of the social aspect. Instead of having everyone at the house it is fun to meet at the pool. If the TC wants to make this work they really need to appoint a Pool Committee that is not only responsible for the pool but is accountable for its success. This includes promotion, building reserves, activities, special events etc. There is now reason why this can't make 300% or even 400% if run properly. I don't have a problem diverting some of the funds back into the township budget but there needs to be some governance/restrictions. It seems the pool is an afterthought and that is really disappointing because it can be so much better/more.
Mischa February 29, 2012 at 08:04 PM
It is my understanding (and correct me if I'm wrong) that the swim club had a substantial budget surplus which was absconded by the Township but I don't know for what purpose. These issues are very troubling and are in my opinion representative of mismanagement.
Nick J. February 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Steve, under your same line of thinking, don't forget to thank the senior citizens in our 55 and older communities, for subsidizing your school taxes. Unfortunately for you, we live in a society where sometimes you have to pay for something that you don't use and vice versa.
Fact Check February 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Nick J Don't forget to ask "the senior citizens at the 55 and older communities" who are subsidizingtoday's school taxes to thank the senior citizens in the 75 and older communities who subsidized their school taxes. Food for thought...
George F June 05, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Is over crowding an issue? It's simple economics, "supply and demand". If there's more demand, now that Middletown is closed and supply is staying the same, then prices can rise. Of course, if it's a not for profit senario, then prices should decrease.... But it sounds like it's not a not for profit endeavor. I stopped by to check it out and they said it does get overcrowded, so we will probably not join.

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