Alpharetta and Milton residents can expect to pay up to 75 percent higher fees to enroll in each others’ parks programs, now that a 2012 agreement that waived non-resident fees has expired, according to a joint announcement by the two North Fulton cities.
Non-resident fees for recreational and park programs are charged in addition to regular registration fees. Both cities have agreed to honor the now-expired agreement for any program whose registration began before Tuesday, Jan. 8. Information: https://bit.ly/2TJrJFA
“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.
Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said, “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.”
According to a Milton Parks and Recreation web page, the city councils of Milton and Alpharetta in 2012 established a regionalized park system and dissolved all nonresident fees. Each year, the cities negotiated a variable maintenance fee allowing their residents to use each others’ parks programs without incurring nonresident fees.