City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 12-20-1960 by Ord. No. 3319 as Article 2 of Chapter 23 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Advisory Board of Recreation — See Ch. 85.
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 351.

§ 87-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
The Advisory Board of Recreation.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Recreation.
DIRECTOR
The Director of Recreation.

§ 87-2 Powers and duties of Director of Recreation.

The Director of Recreation, in addition to his other duties and powers, shall have the following duties and powers:
A. 
The Director shall be in charge of all recreational program activities in the City. He shall be responsible for the efficient upkeep and maintenance of all recreational playgrounds, resorts, fields and all recreational equipment.
B. 
The Director may assign any employee of the Department to any work or position therein. He shall report to the City Manager, at such times as he may require, any information concerning the Department and its work as the City Manager deems pertinent. The Director shall annually, on a date fixed by the City Manager, render to him a full report of the activities and operations of the Department for the preceding year. The Director, subject to the authority of the City Manager, may prescribe such rules and regulations as he deems necessary or expedient for the proper conduct of the Department, and for the operation and use of recreational playgrounds, resorts and fields, and all recreational equipment.
C. 
The Director shall be responsible to the City Manager and the Council for the proper custody and preservation of the books, papers, records and property under his control. He shall be answerable to the City Manager for the faithful performance of his duties.
D. 
The Director shall administer the work of the Department in accordance with the policies established or approved by the Council or the City Manager and shall create and supervise an efficient administrative organization for the Department.
E. 
The Director may conduct studies of local conditions and needs affecting recreation for the purpose of developing immediate and long-range plans to meet these needs. He shall also keep informed as to developments in the field of recreation.
F. 
He may promote the recreational program through the use of volunteers and staff workers and may establish and promote cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies.
G. 
He may incur the expenditure of departmental funds in accordance with budget appropriations and ordinances.
H. 
He may prepare budget estimates, in conjunction with the Board. He shall supervise the keeping of complete financial records for the Department.
I. 
The Director shall attend all regular meetings of the Board. He shall submit a monthly report to the Board advising it as to the conduct and progress of recreational activities and facilities in the City.
[Added 5-7-1991 by Ord. No. 5490-91]

§ 87-3 Legislative intent.

The Municipal Council of the City of Clifton hereby declares its intent that recreational facilities and programs offered by the City be as self-supporting as is reasonably practicable.

§ 87-4 Fees and charges.

A. 
The Department of Recreation is hereby authorized to charge and collect fees for the following:
(1) 
Admission to and/or use of facilities under the control of the Department.
(2) 
Registration in programs and activities sponsored by the Department.
(3) 
Food, beverages, merchandise, transportation and other services with the facilities and/or programs operated by the Department.
B. 
The Department of Recreation, in conjunction with the Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation, shall establish a list of fees and charges for specified programs and activities on an annual basis and at other times as may become necessary. The aforesaid list shall be presented to the Municipal Council for approval each year.
(1) 
Admission fees and charges and fees for use of facilities shall be determined on a basis reasonably related to maintenance and security cost which will be incurred by the use of the facility.
(2) 
Registration fees and charges for programs and activities shall be determined on a basis reasonably related to costs of operation of the program.
(3) 
Fees and charges for food, beverages, merchandise, transportation and other goods and services shall be determined on a basis which includes the actual cost of the merchandise in addition to reasonable costs for providing said services.
C. 
The procedure for determining said fees and charges shall be as follows:
(1) 
The Recreation Supervisor shall present a proposed fee and charge schedule and a basis for establishing said fees and charges to the Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation annually.
[Amended 6-6-2001 by Ord. No. 6199-01]
(2) 
The Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation shall review said fees and charges and make any adjustments as it sees fit.
(3) 
Upon approval by the Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation of said schedule of fees and charges, the Recreation Supervisor shall present the fees and charges schedule to the Municipal Council for final approval by February 1 of each year.
[Amended 6-6-2001 by Ord. No. 6199-01]
D. 
The following fee schedule is hereby established:
[Amended 1-19-1993 by Ord. No. 5620-93; 6-6-2001 by Ord. No. 6199-01; 1-2-2002 by Ord. No. 6251-02; 3-19-2002 by Ord. No. 6268-02; 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 6387-03; 3-7-2006 by Ord. No. 6561-06; 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6646-07; 1-2-2008 by Ord. No. 6711-08; 1-5-2009 by Ord. No. 6788-09; 1-5-2010 by Ord. No. 6857-09; 5-15-2012 by Ord. No. 7020-12; 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. 7084-13; 2-7-2017 by Ord. No. 7357-17]
Recreation Fee and Charge Schedule
 
Activity
Fee
Youth and adult classes
$15 to $300
Youth sports
$35
Adult sports individual registration fee
$5 to $25
Adult drop-in sports
$1 to $10
Adult sports, per team
$100 to $500
Summer program
$25 to $45
Future Leaders program
$75
Specialty camps
$40 to $225
Resale/uniform fee
$1 to $50
Shows, special events and workshops
$0 to $100
Adult sports referee/official fees, noncarded
$15 to $35
Adult sports referee/official fees, carded
$35 to $70
Sponsorships (See "Partnership Handbook")
Open
Nonresident fee in addition to resident fee
$10 to $50
Dishonored check fee, per transaction
$35
Natural turf field permit, youth, 2 hours per day
$15, resident
$30, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, youth, 2 hours per day
$50, resident
$100, nonresident
Natural turf field permit, adult, 2 hours per day
$25, resident
$50, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, adult, 2 hours per day
$100, resident
$200, nonresident
Natural turf field permit, youth, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$45, resident
$90, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, youth, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$150, resident
$300, nonresident
Natural turf field permit, adult, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$75, resident
$150, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, adult, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$300, resident
$600, nonresident
Natural turf field permit, youth, 2 hours per field/day per week/season
$50, resident
$100, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, youth, 2 hours per field/day per week/season
$200, resident
$400, nonresident
Natural turf field permit, adult, 2 hours per field/day per week/season
$100, resident
$200, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, adult, 2 hours per field/day per week/season
$400, resident
$800, nonresident
Artificial turf field permit, off peak hours (Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., excluding holidays and school vacation dates during March 1 through June 30 and September 1 through November 30) or off season (during December 1 through February 28 and July 1 through August 31)
reduce fee 50%
Sport lighting, per hour, in addition to field permit fees
$25 per hour
Park permit, nonfield, 2 hours per day
$5, resident
$10, nonresident
Park permit, nonfield, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$15, resident
$30, nonresident
Court fee, 2 hours per day (tennis, basketball, pickleball, bocce, shuffleboard, etc.)
$15, resident
$30, nonresident
Court fee, all day (maximum 8 hours per day) (tennis, basketball, pickleball, bocce, shuffleboard, etc.)
$60, resident
$120, nonresident
Pavilion-picnic area, 2 hours per day
$50, resident
$100, nonresident
Pavilion-picnic area, all day (maximum 8 hours per day)
$100, resident
$200, nonresident
Facility rental fee:
Hourly rate, includes set up and clean up time
$35
Nonrefundable deposit
$50
Refundable security deposit
$70
Showmobile rental, per day
$400, resident
$600, nonresident
Showmobile delivery & set up fee per hour, in addition to rental fee
$120, resident, minimum 2 hours
$120, nonresident, minimum 3 hours
Equipment rental (sports equipment, picnic basket, tables and chairs)
$10 to $500
Skatezone open skating
$0 to $25
Skatezone open hockey
$0 to $5
Skatezone birthday parties (per guest)
$6 to $12
Skatezone rink rental
$20 to $75
Skatezone equipment rental (per session)
$2 to $5
Skatezone group visit (per guest)
$3 to $12
Skatezone basic membership
$25 to $55
Skatezone gold membership
$110 to $175
Skatezone nonresident membership (in addition to resident fee)
$10 to $25

§ 87-5 Designation of free facilities and services.

The Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation may designate facilities, programs and services as being free to the public. The Board may, after consultation with the Director of Welfare, admit a person to a facility free of charge where the Board has determined that the individual would otherwise be prohibited from admission or participation due to the cost of such activity.

§ 87-6 Cancellation of programs.

The Clifton Advisory Board of Recreation may cancel a program, within its judgment, due to insufficient participant registration or other factors which may adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of program participants.