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Expiration Of Agreement Brings Change In Recreation Fees

Released January 10, 2019 11:34 AM

The expiration of a 2012 agreement between the cities of Alpharetta and Milton that dissolved recreation and parks non-resident fees will result in increased costs for some residents.  The news came via a joint announcement issued by the North Fulton cities.


With the agreement having expired, residents of one city who participate in a recreation or parks program offered by the other city will have to pay a “non-resident fee” on top of the regular registration fee for the program.  That can add as much as 75 percent to the price.


Both cities have agreed that they will honor the now expired agreement for any program for which registration began prior to January 8, 2019.  Non-resident fees will be charged when applicable for all other programs.


“We very much understand how this situation can impact citizens, so the leadership of both cities are working on terms of a new agreement that will best serve the needs of our citizens,” said Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin.  “Our citizens are neighbors, friends, and our kids attend the same schools.  It makes sense that we find a way for those kids to be able to play in the same parks without some parents having to pay more than others for that to happen.”


“Milton is committed to ensuring a wide variety of programming options, while maximizing our residents’ tax dollars,” said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood.  “Milton and Alpharetta have a history of working together to benefit our neighboring communities, and we enjoy a very strong, close relationship that we believe will help us as we move forward with negotiating a new agreement that makes sense for both our cities.”