Budget and Finance Committee Meeting on Monday

An agenda will be finalized Friday afternoon.

The Budget and Finance Committee of the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the municipal building.

The committee might discuss a possible rate increase for members of the Community and Recreation Center, among other 2013 budget topics, although an agenda has not been finalized.

The Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at a later date to decide if they will recommend to the commissioners a rate increase for C&RC members, according to township Manager Matthew Serakowski.

Monday's meeting is public. The agenda will be available in the library before Monday.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 8:45 a.m.

rob johns January 24, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Honestly, I can't believe how lucky we are in USC to have this place. It is unbelievable. I do sometimes see people expect private club services and they forget it is a public building. The service for me has beeter than I have received at the nearby CC the few times I have been there. It was explained to me that the more nonresidents that join decrease the burden to us USC taxpayers. Makes perfect logic to me. I am not sure what facilities Mark is using to compare but I am one that has not seen a facility or general operation like this in any nearby community whatsoever. Peters, Mt. Lebo or Bethel Community Centers? Seriously?That other place in Bethel is a private club and they don't want families just like an adult fitness place. No comparison. I grew up in NY and my family went to a Y. Our Y could not compare to this and when I go home is is still less than stellar and their fees are even more then the REC. I am with Ronbarb. We have got something special here. I bet Sunday mornings are generally low usage and many families go to church anyway.
rob johns January 24, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Bill - I think we agree on almost everything. I am not sure that the REC is a health club? I think wellness is a component but it is really a public facility(I don't believe Peters or Bethel Public Centers are open Sunday mornings and I know the Y my family came from in NY was not even open on Sunday). If we had like public centers in the area you could use that info. Oh and I think the elected people in office decide to raise the rates. Is that correct?
Gail January 24, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Bill - I think we only see what we want to see. I don't use the fitness area at all. We all use the pool in the summer, my husband/son shoot baskets and my daughter and I use the fun pool. My daughter is going to spelling bee practice at the center tonight. I don't think a health club would ever offer that kind of activity, and now that I think about it - fitness clubs do not have out door pool. I certainly don't need sunday mornings to work out, that is our family time and I appreciate USC's decision, (do they offer sports program like football/basketball on sunday mornings?) besides if it opens more hours that ill cause our rates to increase and I don't want to subsidize sunday morning fitness. We all use it for different things.
USC mom January 25, 2013 at 12:47 AM
We started our membership the week the new CRC opened and have seen the cost raised twice already as well as our taxes hiked to pay for the CRC. They are going to price the families right out of the CRC if it continues to go up.
Duke January 25, 2013 at 02:53 AM
I am tired of hearing how the entire community has benefited from the C&RC. Unless you are a member you derive no benefit from it but you still have to pay additional property taxes to sustain it. Instead of the membership rates being increased they should be cut in half which would increase the membership rolls and enable all the residents to benefit from it!


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