Russellville board drafting new rental agreement

Thursday, February 19, 2009

RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Community Center board is drafting a rental agreement for anyone renting space there. It is something they haven't done before, but are doing so for liability reasons.

As of Jan. 1, rental fees are $75 for the gym; $35 for the kitchen; $30 per room; and $200 for a wedding reception. The higher fee for weddings includes two-and-one-half days to three days time.

The town council would like to see the community center's board govern the building, even though the town owns it. There are issues still being ironed out, but a special meeting will be set for board members and the town council to find mutual ground.

During the regular town council meeting Wednesday, it was unanimously decided Internet service would be purchased. After much research, council president Don Reddish found WildBlue to be the cheapest provider.

Sally Spencer McAffee, clerk-treasurer, said Internet service at the office would allow her to file paperwork with the state. She said in the near future, it will be required to upload information to DGLF, Indiana Department of Revenue and just about everyone.

In other news, a fireworks display is a go for the roundup in September. There will be a blue grass festival with food, a small petting zoo and craft vendors the same weekend.

The next town council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 18 at the town hall.

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  • I find the statement "the town council would like to see the community center's board govern the building" very interesting. I live in Russellville and think the community center board does a better job of governing the center than the town does governing the town. Who in the heck does the town board think does all the work keeping the center open???? It is all of the people who volunteer their time working there and the people who support their activities and fund raising events. The town should be thanking the community center board instead of thinking they need help running it!

    -- Posted by interested party on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 11:11 AM
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