The Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Board will be taking a second look at the rate structure of the Natatorium.
Board Chairman Tim Gorbach said Cuyahoga Falls City Council decided to take no action and leave it up to Board for now.
"A few Council members met with the Superintendent of the Park and Recreation Department to get a firmer grasp on our current rate structure and if they indeed should form a committee to review it.," Gorbach said.
"The council members decided not to form a committee and asked the Board to take another look at this issue."
Gorbach made a motion to the Board last March to amend the fitness facility's rate structure, which failed 3-2. The issue stems from Shane and Coty May, a same-sex married couple who were denied a family rate at the gym in January.
He proposed a head of household rate structure during the March meeting.
"I was thinking the household rate would be based on the number of people who lived in the house regardless of relationship," Gorbach said.
"If one person lived in a house they would pay a certain amount and if two people lived in a house they would pay a different rate and so on."
The head of household structure would eliminate what some call a discriminatory rate plan. The "w/spouse" plan currently calls for heterosexual married couples to receive the $255 discount versus individual members who pay more.
The household rate could create revenue losses for the Nat in the neighborhood of $49,000.
Gorbach says some people are on both sides of the rate structure issue, but he's confident the Board can make a decision that everyone can agree on.
"It's a balancing act that we as a park board will need to look at and see what we feel is the best way to serve the community as a whole."
The Falls Parks and Rec Board will meet up to discuss the issue Thursday (today) at 5:30 at the Natatorium.