For the first time since 2009, membership rates have been increased at the Ketcham Community Center.
The board of trustees of North Central Missouri College last night accepted a recommendation to set the new rates to begin July 1st.
Ketcham center officials cited rising costs, along with maintenance, upkeep, and repairs as primary reasons for the rate increase.
New rates have been set for the annual membership; as well as those of 90 consecutive days, 30 days, and the daily admission.
The amount of increase for the annual membership varies from 20 to 35 dollarswith categories for a single individual: ($220), a family: ($360 up to four persons and
$400 five or more); a single senior citizen: ($180) or senior couple: ($270) College employees receive free annual membership to the Ketcham center.
Family members of a college employee are to pay 120 dollars for an annual pass.
The daily admission was set at five dollars â€“ an increase of one dollar.
The 30-day pass will cost 40 dollars â€“ an increase of ten dollars.
A family of up to four persons pays 65 dollars for 30-day pass; an increase of 25 dollars. A family of five or more persons pays 80 dollars for a 30-day pass.
Rates also were set for the new category of a 90-day pass. It was noted another change is that quarterly billing will be replaced with the 90-day memberships.
For the annual membership, the year begins July 1st, and are payable in just one payment, not split up during the year, to the Ketcham community center.