YORKTON - More changes to the pass structure at the Access Communications Water Park in Yorkton are on the way.
At its regular meeting Monday Yorkton Council accepted unanimously an administration recommendation to implement a hybrid pass structure at the Water Park, where pay-per-use punch passes and monthly time-based passes are offered to all users.
In addition, a Senior rate on all City of Yorkton admissions and passes be reviewed as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan process currently underway.
“The benefit to the community for investing in seniors is that the more active they are, the more independent and healthy they can remain,” noted Taylor Morrison, Gallagher Centre General Manager in his presentation to Council.
The time-based passes will have some caveats attached, noted said Morrison.
For example, the passes rules will include;
* Monthly Passes would be per individual user, and is not transferable. It cannot be used by anyone other than the pass holder,
* The pass holder must provide relevant personal information to create an account in order to purchase and use the pass,
* Monthly passes will be activated for 30 days per activation,
* If someone wants to purchase more than one Monthly pass, multiple monthly passes can be purchased for those wanting more than one month, however since the Monthly pass is already provided at a discount, no further discount would be applied regardless of how many Monthly passes were purchased. This will ensure a minimum cost recovery in exchange for unlimited use.
There was a concern at the upfront cost of passes, in particular for seniors by Mayor Mitch Hippsley, who did note Morrison’s report did suggest the potential to “tweak” passes a bit more in the future.
Morrison did suggest consideration could be given for a 20 per cent down payment of the total pass price. He added if the customer uses their 100 passes prior to the six-month period, payment in full would be required before purchasing the next set of 100 punch passes.