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Parks and Recreation Commission to finalize cost recovery model strategy

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss a proposed cost recovery model during its Wednesday, Feb. 13, meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Citizens Meeting Room in Centennial Hall.

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What: Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13
Where: Citizens Meeting Room in Centennial Hall

The commission, upon the request of the Steamboat Springs City Council, has been working with Parks and Recreation staff for a year to evaluate recommendations from a 2018 pass user fee study and develop a long-term cost recovery strategy for city amenities. The first phase of the project involved data collection and understanding the Parks and Recreation department’s fee and cost structures.

“We have meet with many stakeholders along the way and throughout the process,” Parks and Recreation Director Angela Cosby was quoted as saying in a news release. “However, the final decision will have financial impacts to user groups, and we want to make sure that everyone has a voice on the proposed direction.”

Since June 2018, the Parks and Recreation Commission has discussed cost recovery four times during meetings in June, July, December and January. The commission is currently looking at cost recovery criteria that takes into account community versus individual benefit and establishes cost recovery percentages by category.

The goals of the Feb. 13 meeting are to review the cost recovery strategy and methodology, provide feedback on previously asked questions and obtain public input on the proposed direction forward.

“What’s vital is that we all have a say in our direction forward,” Cosby said. “While not everyone will get everything they want, our structure will be the best it can from the community’s dialogue and participation.”

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