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Rates for renting Depot to increase in October

The cost for the public to rent the Thomson Depot for events will double in October.

City Administrator Bob Flanders told City Council members this month the 2002 rates they are still using are not covering the actual expense to operate those facilities and are also well under market rates for other similar size facilities in the area.

With only one vote against the new fee schedule, council members adopted the following schedule: a regularly scheduled meeting will double to $100; other gatherings without use of the kitchen double to $200 or $300 with use of kitchen.

For the Annex, a regular meeting rental goes from $35 to $50; other gatherings double to $100 for five hours with each additional hour costing $20 instead of the previous $5 rate. The new fee schedule will also require a $200 security deposit, Mr. Flanders said.

Web posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2006

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