Can anyone explain why the Fees to a "Community Center" that our tax dollars are paying for are so high? I'm especially talking about the membership fees. An annual family membership is $500. For something that's supposed to be "non for profit" that seems awfully steep to me especially considering we are paying taxes to fund it, correct? I sure don't remember anybody saying the fees were going to be this high when they wanted our votes so the thing could be built.
Here is the wording from a Benton Courier article (A 1/8-cent sales tax will finance the operation and maintenance of the complex and all city parks. It is projected that it will take nearly 17 years to pay off the bonds, but Lemons said that it appears it will be sooner, and once the bonds are paid, the tax will sunset."
It's funny how they never mention any additional costs like having to pay a membership fee. The powers that be never seem to give you the full story until after they have your money.
See the attached link for more details on the fees.