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Chatham Township "Pulls Plug" on SBS Summer Camp; Rise in Colony Pool Fees Introduced

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An ordinance that calls for a five percent rise in Colony Pool membership fees was introduced by the Chatham Township Committee Credits: Chatham Township
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Thomas Ciccarone, township administrator, explained that it was best to "pull the plug" on the Southern Boulevard summer camp Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - A decision was made to "pull the plug" on Southern Boulevard School's summer camp and an ordinance was introduced to raise the fees at Colony Pool on Thursday night  at the Chatham Township Committee meeting.

The recreation department-funded Southern Boulevard School summer camp has seen a steep decline in enrollment, from 300 participants five years ago to 116 campers in 2016. The five-week program had been offered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting soon after the end of the school year and running through July.

Thomas Ciccarone, Chatham Township administrator, noted that the camp hired 22 counselors and two adult supervisors for the camp, which lost more than $6,000 last year.

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"Over the course of the last several years, the program has become less and less sustainable," Ciccarone said. "As a result of the declining participation, we lost in excess of $6,000 last year. Given the numbers, the decline to 116 campers in 2016, this is not a program that I think is worth continuing. Unless you tell me otherwise, I'm going to pull the plug and make a public announcement that we're going to discontinue this program."

The Chatham Township Committee did not object to Ciccarone's proposal to end the summer camp.

Thomas Ciccarone, township administrator, explains why the SBS summer camp should be discontinued

The Chatham Township Committee voted, 4-0, to approve the introduction of an ordinance that will raise the membership fees for Colony Pool by five percent. The public hearing on the ordinance is set for Feb. 16.

The new rates for Chatham Township residents would be $475 for a family, which includes children under 23 years of age; $235 for individuals 14 years and older; $50 for senior citizens 62 or older and $80 for a senior citizen couple. Babysitter/Nannies or parent helpers would be charged $145 for the season. 

About 40 percent of Colony Pool members are non-residents and those fees will rise, too, with a non-resident family paying $675; individuals $300; $100 for senior citizens and $150 for senior citizen couples. Babysitter/Nanny/Parent Helper will cost $175 for non-residents

In other business, the committee adopted two ordinances, each by a 4-0 vote, to amend liquor license fees and to establish a cap bank.

Chatham Township amended its code on liquor license fees, setting the price of $2,500 for the renewal of each of the three retail consumption liquor licenses in town. It also set the renewal price for the two retail distribution licenses at $1,566 apiece.

The cap bank allows the township to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limits and establish a cap bank.

 

 

 

 

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