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General Manager plans public budget sessions      

General Manager plans public budget sessions      

Recreation Centers of Sun City West General Manager Mike Whiting has scheduled Budget Forums and invites the community to attend to learn about the proposed fiscal plan for 2017-18.

The sessions are:

9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Lecture Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.
1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Palm Ridge’s Summit Hall B, 13800 Deer Valley Drive, Sun City West
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the Lecture Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

Whiting will give a PowerPoint presentation about the proposed operations and capital budget, including owner member dues, Asset Preservation Fee, golf and bowling fees. The budget is not yet final, as the Governing Board will not approve it until May. There will be time for questions from members.

Community members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

  1. Doug Swanson says:

    Please provide an independent review of the cost and usage of the tennis courts to support the purposed $2M upgrade. Upon observation of the tennis courts, the usage does not seem to justify the upgrade. Being the best courts in the area is also not justification. Maybe the tennis group should pay for a portion of the upgrades like the pickle ball group.

  2. RCSCW PR says:

    Thank you for your comments, Mr. Swanson. Bringing in an outside auditor to do head counts at the tennis courts likely wouldn’t be worth the cost of the service. Our staff has done counts, and we get usage numbers through our reservation desk and through other methods, aside from the club reports. At this point, we have heard from many residents at the forum – and a huge thank you to those who attended and provided input – and are looking at options. Primarily, we heard that a majority of residents who attended seemed to feel that at least some (but perhaps not all) of the courts should be converted to post-tension concrete, and that the Tennis Club should pay for the social area. We are looking at those options. We also have a petition signed by more than 1,000 residents, which calls for an election to allow the community to vote on the project. The Governing Board will meet on Monday to discuss how to proceed with that election.

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