Original post made by Soccer Team Mom, Midtown, on Apr 17, 2008
"An increase in park field usage fees from $5 a season to an hourly charge"
Now let me try to understand something. The sports teams need to pay a lot more, yet the PA Childrens' Theatre (PACT), not only is provided a free venue, but PA also pays the entire operating budget (over $1M/year)!
What is wrong with this picture?
PACT is a complete ripoff! They need to pay their own operating expenses AND they need to pay rent for their faciility.
NO MORE SECOND CLASS STATUS FOR YOUTH SPORTS!!!!
If youth sport teams are to be charged additional fees, to pay for the new police station, then PACT needs be removed from nanny status. Let's not forget the $$ being spent for the current investigation of possible fraud by PACT.
AYSO, CYSA, Little League, Babe Ruth League, etc. are well run, and cost us taxpayers nothing, other than providing our parks for their use. Little League, according to my understanding, even contributes its own people to maintain Hoover Park infield.
PA Council, especially Larry Klein, will you please explain what your plans are for PACT?