New rental fees
Hortonville modifies Opera House rentals
By John Faucher
The village board unanimously approved a new fee structure for rentals of the Opera House and Community Center at its Dec. 5 meeting.
The Public Facilities Committee began working on simplifying a pricing system and resolution for the two buildings since early fall.
Resolution R-31-19 establishes three separate categories and fees for residents, non-residents and not-for-profit groups on daily and weekend rentals.
The resolution also more clearly defines what can be classified as a weekend rental.
“Essentially the new resolution calls for a minimum of $100 on a not-for-profit rental to the Opera House,” Village Administrator David DeTroye said.
“It allows us to collect from not-for-profits for major events, for instance when they have bands or anything like that in there. That way we’re at least not going to lose any money for power usage, cleaning and janitorial hours, toiletries and those types of things,” said DeTroye.
The resolution establishes the resident full day rental at $125 with a $200 deposit for the Opera House, and a not-for-profit fee of $100 per day with a $200 deposit.
The non-resident fee is $250 per day with a $200 deposit.
Weekend rental of the Opera House is now defined as a 48-hour period that runs from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Weekend rental will cost a resident $240 and require a $300 deposit. Non-residents will pay $400 and are required to put down a $300 deposit.
The Village Community Center located within the Municipal Services building will be rented to residents by the day at $150 with a deposit of $150, and non-residents for $250 per day with a $150 deposit.