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City of Linton makes changes to park building rental fees

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The rates to rent a building in Linton's Humphreys Park are going up and in the future, all renters, including non-profit organizations, will be required to make a deposit.

The decision to raise the rates was made by the Linton City Council during its meeting Monday evening.

Mayor John Wilkes recommended the hike and all five council members voted in favor of an ordinance to reset the rates and establish a requirement that a damage deposit be paid by all renters.

In the past, non-profit organizations have not been charged a rental fee and they've not been required to put a deposit down. That's changing.

Wilkes noted problems with some users not cleaning the buildings after their event, so the deposit requirement will be required by all.

In addition, Wilkes asked that the deposit not be returned to the renter automatically until after personnel from the city have been able to inspect the building and verify it has been cleaned.

The rental fee for both the east and west shelterhouses has been $35 per day. It's going up to $50 per day. The damage and cleaning deposit is $25.

The rental fee for the community building has been $175 per day. It's going up to $200 per day. The deposit has been $50 -- it's going up to $75.

Non-profit organizations will now be asked to pay the deposit but they will not be charged the rental fee.

To soften the blow, Wilkes said the park board is planning to make some improvements to the buildings including new carpeting and other updates.

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I hope they follow through with the promise of improvements. Those buildings are not worth near that amount of money, they are disgusting.

-- Posted by Me2 on Wed, Dec 12, 2012, at 3:58 PM

Updates are badly needed.

-- Posted by per moenia urbis on Wed, Dec 12, 2012, at 4:25 PM

I agree!!! they are ALWAYS gross, floor to ceiling need badly to be updated. windows, bathrooms, walls, kitchens. all with the exception of the Community building. i have rented and been to them many times and they smell terrible because they are so old and nasty!!!

-- Posted by linton_resident on Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 9:23 AM

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