Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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February 25, 2014

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Several residents came to the meeting to find out if they could use park facilities and how much that would cost.

Interested in renting the Liberty Park Pavilion for a wedding reception, Matt Sharpless questioned the difference in fees in Ordinance 2014-1, recently enacted by the city council: $300 for a group, $400 with kitchen for a group, $700 with kitchen for a company picnic and $1,000 with kitchen plus a $400 refundable deposit for cleaning for a wedding reception. Members explained that typically, receptions last longer than other events, decorating and cleanup on weekends limit other usage and there could be greater liability if alcohol is served. The fee is higher because “I don’t think the park board wants wedding receptions going on every weekend.”

In the past, BPRB has waived rental fees for nonprofit groups. Due to its tight budget, the new city ordinance states, “Any entity with 501(c) status or other tax-exempt status may receive up to a 50 percent discount on any rental property.” So members voted that Community Mental Health Center will pay $200 to use the pavilion with kitchen instead of the full $400.

Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy member Leo Giesey, a Batesville High School senior, has not submitted a written request, but asked the board to waive the pavilion fee its first annual five-kilometer, untimed Color Run slated for April 4 at Liberty Park and the adjoining Liberty Trail. Two-thirds of the proceeds will go to the Kiwanis for Kids program, which allows BHS students to mentor Batesville Primary School kids. Because there will be no more free uses, Baumer pointed out a lot of 5K organizers use Shelter 1 near the traditional start/finish line. Nonprofits will pay $50 for that instead of the normal $100. Giesey said the group will consider the recommendation.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

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