The Ogdensburg Borough Council approved its administrative fees ordinance in a 3-1 at its Dec. 13 meeting.
Councilman Michael Nardini votied against the measure.
Nardini said the Ogdensburg Recreation Association, an in-town organization that manages swimming, basketball, and soccer for residents, was removed from the recreation usage ordinance.
In addition, he said, the ordinance was revised to allow a potential fee for one-time and seasonal uses, including other local non-profits, like the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
Nardini said non-profits should not be subject to a fee when they directly benefit residents.
The following fees apply to Ogdensburg residents and their guests:
● Boat licenses (available to Ogdensburg residents only), $5 annually
● The Heater’s Pond badge for swimming, fishing, and picnicking (Ogdensburg residents only), $5 per person annually up to $25 for a family (one household)
● Children age three and older (Ogdensburg residents only), $1 annually
● No fees will be charged borough residents who are veterans or who are age 65 or older and present identification.
● For those who live outside the borough is the Heater’s Pond guest badge, available only to guests of valid Heater’s Pond badges. The cost is $1 per guest per day, up to five daily guest badges annually per resident badge holder.
Borough facilities may also be leased to organizations:
● Pavilion, $100 per day
● Municipal facilities, $100-$500 per day
● The seasonal use fee for municipal facilities ranges from $250 to $2,000 per season, depending on how many people will be using the facility.
● The application fee is $25.