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Carroll Valley lowers pavilion fees

Richard D. L. Fulton

(3/22) The Carroll Valley Borough Council adopted changes to pavilion use charges at their March 13 meeting which resulted in a general lowering of the rates users had been previously charged.

Regarding changes to pavilion use, rate adjustments were approved for the use of the Cortner Pavilion, the Cortner Community Room (with kitchen), and full use of the Cortner Pavilion.

The new rates apply to Monday through Thursday use of the facility, excluding holiday usage.

The borough previously created several "classes" of users, not all of which are affected by the changes.

Class I users consist of local, state or federally sponsored events. There has previously been no charge for the use of the pavilion for those events, and free use will continue.

Class II users are comprised of borough sponsored events, and for service providers who are located within the borough or service providers who lie outside of the borough but provide a service to one or more borough residents. There has previously been no charge for the use of the pavilion for those events, and that will also continue.

Class III users consist of borough residents. Prior to the adoption of the new rates at the March 13 meeting, residents were charged $100 per day for pavilion use, $150 per day for pavilion community room and kitchen use, and $200 per day for the full facility use. These has now been changed to $50, $75, and $100 respectively.

Class IV users are comprised of individuals or groups who do not qualify for any of the other three classes. They were previously charged $150 per day for pavilion use, $275 per day for pavilion community room and kitchen use, and $375 per day for the full facility use. Those rates have now been changed to $75, $150, and $200 respectively.

The council also conducted some "housecleaning" by re-asserting the late fee for unpaid sewer service bills through a resolution passed at their March 13 meeting.

Past due accounts are assessed a ten percent late fee.

The late fee assessment has existed for a number of years, but failed to be included in the 2012 fee schedules when it was adopted.

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