It'll cost a wee bit more for a Greenwich beach card next year and to tee off at the town's municipal golf course. But with all things considered, most residents might agree that it's still a pretty good deal.
The proposed increases to use the town's various Parks and Recreation facilities will be up for discussion and a vote at the Dec. 6 Board of Selectmen meeting.
First Selectman Peter Tesei said he thought the proposed increases to be reasonable and minimal.
For example, the daily admission to the town's beaches—which continue to be repaired of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy—will rise a $1 to $6. The annual resident's beach pass fee also will rise a dollar to $31 for adults; $6 for children age 5 to 15 years, and will remain free for seniors age 65 and older.
The fees to use the town's ferries to Island Beach and Great Captain's Island will remain unchanged: $4 for resident adult; $3 for children; $10 for nonresidents. The special cruise fees —such as the popular Cruise to Nowhere— will increase from $10 to $15 per trip.
Seasonal tennis passes also will increase by a dollar, to $31.
Daily parking fees for nonresidents remains at $20 while a seasonal parking pass for residents with non-Greenwich registered cars will increase 25 percent or from $100 to $125.
Golfers at the Griffith Harris Golf Club on King Street will see greens fees increase by $2 for adults; $1 for seniors. Membership fees will remain unchanged—$165 for adults; $110 for seniors; $100 for juniors and $165 for town employees.
Fees for the town's summer day camps will rise $10—or to $250 for Camp Kairfree and the Music & Art Camp.
Other increases include a $25 for seasonal paddle tennis pass to $325; a $25 increase for the Summer Fun I and II Camps to $500; hourly and daily rentals of nearly all indoor and outdoor town facilities by $10.
For a complete list of all proposed fees, please see the attached PDF.
The start time for the selectmen's meeting this Thursday has been changed to 11 a.m. instead of the usual 10 a.m. convening.