Reed City updates Depot rental fees

New schedule now available on city website

The Reed City city council has taken over management of rentals of the Depot and approved an updated fee schedule during its meeting last week. (Herald Review file photo)

The Reed City city council has taken over management of rentals of the Depot and approved an updated fee schedule during its meeting last week. (Herald Review file photo)

REED CITY — The Reed City city council approved an updated fee schedule during its recent meeting.

The updated fee schedule includes changes to fees related to rental of the Reed City Depot, which were approved by the city council.

“This is primarily an update to include those things over the year where action has been taken by the council,” city manager Rob Howell said. “With respect to the Depot rentals, when things switched over to the city, we didn’t really have those incorporated into the city’s fee schedule because the Chamber was handling it, so this will incorporate those.”

Council member Nate Bailey reminded the council that there had been discussions about changing the Depot rental rates and asked that the council take up the issue along with the updated fee schedule.

“If we can tackle that really quickly, then we can include that in the motion to adopt the fee schedule,” Bailey said.

“We talked about making separate fees, depending on the days, incentivizing use on days when it is not getting a lot of rentals,” he added. “We also talked about changing the pavilion rental to allow for hourly rates so that groups that need it for three or four hours don’t have to pay for the full day.”

The newly adopted rental rates are as follows:

• Monday through Wednesday - $20 per hour

• Thursday through Sunday - $25 per hour

• All day rental - $175

• Outdoor pavilion - $10 per hour/$50 for all day

Bailey added that for ease of accounting, the deposit requirement has been removed, since in order to be confirmed on the schedule the renter has to pay up front anyway.

Mayor Roger Meinert asked if they would continue to waive the fees for certain groups.

“It is difficult to say that one group is more deserving of waivers than another, so I would say, at this point, to maintain the fees as is and if they need help paying for those fees leave it up to local government and local businesses to help them out,” Bailey said.

The outdoor venue will remain free of charge for public community events.

Rental fees for Rambadt Park and Westerburg Park pavilions will remain the same: $50 per day for residents and $75 per day for nonresidents.

All updated fees can be viewed on the city’s website at reedcity.org.