By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
It will soon cost less to use some of the facilities at the Seward County Fairgrounds.
Monday, commissioners adopted a revised schedule for pricing at the Activity Center and the fairgrounds.
County administrator Mary Bloomer explained some of the new charges for those wishing to use the buildings.
A booking fee of $250 will be charged for use of the Activity Center’s main hall for a private use, no-alcohol, no-dance, no-concert event for 100 people or less. Bloomer said the cleaning and damage deposit will likewise be $250.
“You took it up one level for groups of more than 100,” she said to the commission. “We reduced the booking fee in half as well as the cleaning and deposit. Those were for a non-alcohol, non-rowdy event.”
Bloomer said charges for the meeting rooms at the Activity Center are also changing.
“The next fee you looked at changing was an additional $10 to make it $30 for their coffee fee for 100 folks per room,” she said.
The Ag Building likewise has some modifications to its fees.
“We changed the cleaning and damage deposit to $100, half the fee for the event, for a no-alcohol event for the east end of the Ag Building,” Bloomer said. “The west end, we left that in tact as it was.”
For set up, the administrator said no charge will be made for tables, chairs and stages in the Ag Building, but the Activity Center would have a fee for the set up of stages, but not for chairs and tables. Bloomer said those fees would remain the same as in the past. According to the price list in the agenda packet for Monday’s meeting, that price would be $12 per section and a $50 charge if the stages were moved after the initial set up.
The commission voted unanimously to approve the new schedule for pricing of the facilities at the Activity Center and fairgrounds.