Facility Rentals : Facility Rental Guidelines

Facility Rental Guidelines

Brushy Creek Community Center Guidelines and Fee Schedules 
for Meeting Room, Gym and Pavilion Rentals

Purpose

The Brushy Creek Community Center, a community resource dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the residents of Brushy Creek and surrounding communities, is a place for family and community events.

Reservation Priorities for Community Center Facilities

To best meet the needs of the community it serves, the following priorities have been assigned for the scheduling and use of the Community Center meeting rooms:

  1. Meetings related to the business of the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District take precedence over other meeting room use. A specific schedule of meeting dates and times will be reserved for this purpose. To maximize the availability of the meeting rooms, these meetings will be scheduled with as much advance notice as reasonably practicable.
  2. Meeting room reservations and use for all other purposes will be on a first-come, firstserve basis up to 12 months in advance.
  3. To ensure that the needs of the entire community are being served, the District reserves the right to limit the number of reservations by any user or group.

Reservation Procedures

  1. Reservations for meeting rooms, the gym, the pavilion and related areas shall be made by submitting an application, in the approved District format, and paying the applicable Deposits and User fees, as noted below.
  2. Meeting rooms, the gym, the pavilion and related areas are made available to rent during the Community Center’s normal operating hours. After-hour reservations are available, for an additional fee. See Additional Fees Rate Schedule.
  3. There is no additional charge for the use of tables and chairs (unless a specific set up is requested), over-head projector screens, Internet access, and general sports equipment. Items are subject to availability.
  4. Any event that involves the consumption of alcohol, MUST comply with the Community Center’s Official Alcohol Policy. No exceptions.
  5. All fees are established by the BCMUD Board of Directors and are subject to change only by the board. Calculated Pro-Rating of fees, for other than the prescribed hours listed in the fee schedule, are available.
  6. Community Based Groups are defined as legally organized groups which substantially benefit BCMUD community residents. A mission statement for these groups is to be provided upon the District’s request.
  7. Community Based Groups may receive discounted pricing for use of Pavilion and Craft Room, during non – peak hours for an agreed upon number of hours. These groups may also use the meeting rooms when available for a discounted pricing during non – peak hours. For peak hours, groups may receive resident rate for an agreed upon number of hours. The conference room is made available at no charge to these groups when not being used for District business. This policy applies only for single events. The Board of Directors must approve all requests for exceptions to this policy.
  8. The Board Room is made available at no charge by Community Based Groups when not being used for District business. The Board Room is to be used for meeting purposes only. No activities or crafts are allowed in the Board Room. Meeting size is limited to 20 people maximum. Use of the Board dais and the electronic equipment in the Board Room is not permitted.
  9. Non-profit 501(c)(3) entities may receive the resident rate during peak hours for an agreed upon number of hours. For non-peak hours and pricing, see chart. This policy applies only for single events. The Board of Directors must approve all requests for exceptions to this policy.
  10. Community based or non-profit groups who establish a long-term rental contract (three or more rentals within a 12 month period) during non-peak hours will receive a special rate, see chart.
  11. Additional services that are available: You may elect to have the Community Center provide the cleaning services after your event. Contract Security is available if needed or required, as per the Alcohol Policy. See the Additional Fees Rate Schedule for a list of services available.
  12. Events that require a set up or special equipment will require additional fees ($35-$90).
  13. The Resident completing the application and paying the use fee must live in the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District or be a current annual member of the Community Center and be present at the event.

Reservation Guidelines and Cancellation Procedures

Reservations

  1. A $50 deposit will hold room(s) up to 120 days prior to event. This $50 deposit will be applied towards the rental or retained if rental is cancelled.

Payment Schedule

  1. At 120 days prior to the event, one half of rental payment is due.
  2. At 60 days prior to the event, the remaining portion of the rental amount is due.
  3. At least 14 days prior to event, the cleaning and damage deposit is due. An additional required Alcohol Deposit is due if alcohol is to be served. If the reservation is not completely paid for at this point, any fees collected will be forfeited.
  4. Refunds for payments made other than by credit card may take up to 10 business days for processing.
  5. Up to 100% of the cleaning and damage deposits will be returned, depending on condition of rooms and on patrons following all rules as stated in the “Facility and Meeting Room Use Policies” (last page of this document.) The Recreation Department Manager must approve any exceptions to this policy in advance. 

Cancellations and Date Changes

  1. Once the event is less than 60 days away, and a cancellation is requested, this will result in the loss of the full Rental Fee; however, the cleaning and damage deposit and alcohol deposit will be refunded if it has been paid.
  2. In the event of acts of “mother nature” or some other unforeseen circumstance, every reasonable effort that can be made, will be made, to accommodate scheduled events. Use of the facilities can only be guaranteed to the extent that circumstances remain in the control of the staff. Reasonable efforts will be made to deal with any extreme circumstance by the District to the best interest of all parties.
  3. Event dates will be allowed to change one time providing the change is made 60 days prior to the originally schedule event date. Changing the event date will result in a fee of $50 per room, excluding the kitchen, or 25% of the entire rental fee, whichever is higher. Canceling the event after the event has been rescheduled will result in forfeiting 100% of the entire rental fee.

Refund based on Number of Days prior to event 

  • At least 120 prior to event date
    •  100% rental fee less $50 room reservation deposit can be refunded
  • 119 to 61 days prior to event date
    •  25% of total rental fee retained by BCMUD 
      EX: Paid $250 Total Rental $500 Refund $125 EX: Paid $500 Total Rental $500 Refund $375 
  • 60 to 0 days prior to event date
    • 0% rental fee will be refunded

*To qualify for the Resident rate, the person completing the application and paying the use fee must live in the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District or be a current annual member of the Community Center. We do not allow third party rentals.

Non -Peak Days & Hours

  • Non-peak hours for Meeting room, Kitchen, Pavilion, Craft Room
    • Monday – Friday 5:30am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Non-peak hours for Gymnasium
    • Monday – Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • No nonpeak hours for Meeting Rooms or Gymnasium during School Holidays/Early Release Days/ Vacation Days

Community based and Non-profit prices for non-peak and peak hours*

*Per pre -agreed upon number of hours/To Be Arranged

Room Descriptions and Capacity

Maple, Elm, Oak Meeting RoomsEach room consists of 960 square feet and will seat approximately 60 people, assembly style, with room for a presentation area at the front of each room. Each room will seat 60 people at rectangular tables and 54 at round tables. Access to Patio and the Garden Trails.

The Craft Room – Consists of 4 tables with 16 people seated. This room has two sinks.

The Kitchen is equipped with a sink, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, icemaker, refrigerator, coffee-maker and cleaning materials. The center doesn’t provide utensils, cups, plates, glasses or linens. Trash bags are available.

Garden PavilionMulti-use covered area with ceiling fans, electrical outlets and Garden Trails access. Small or large groups.

Arbor / Garden – Rustic outdoor setting. For groups up to 70.

Conference Room – One conference room table and ten chairs.

GymnasiumThe gym consists of 2 full courts that can be divided into individual courts by dropping a full-length separation curtain. Each court has its own bleacher section and scoreboard. Each court can be sub-divided into smaller courts to accommodate multiple games. Primary use is Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton. Basketball-1 full court or 2 (3/4 size) setups, Volleyball-1 full court or 2 full court setups, Badminton-3 full courts.

Facility and Meeting Room Use Policies*

  1. Smoking is not permitted inside the building. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas, not within 15 feet of any door to the Community Center.
  2. The exterior doors in meeting rooms Oak, Elm, Maple may not be propped open or blocked.
  3. Room use is limited to reserved space and restrooms. Charges will incur for use of non-rented space.
  4. Set up time and clean up time is part of the total rental time. Example: If an event is scheduled for 2 hours, from 2-4 PM, and it will take 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to clean up, then the total rental time needs to be 3 hours. This is due to the possibility of backto-back bookings for the same area. Any amount of time, beyond the scheduled time, will be subject to the Hourly Rate listed under the Additional Fees Section. The hourly rate will not be pro-rated or based on actual minutes of over use. The full hourly rate will be charged, if deemed to be appropriate by the Facility Staff. Common sense will prevail.
  5. No open flames allowed, except for supervised catering use. All candles must be enclosed in lantern type holders.
  6. Adult supervision of children is required at all times, including the kitchen, with a ratio of no more than 6 children under 11 to one adult over 18 years of age. No children should be running in the hallways, entering other rooms, playing in the parking lot or garden area.
  7. No weapons, firearms or explosives are permitted in or on District property, in accordance with state law.
  8. Any form of gambling or game of chance, unless expressly permitted by law and subject to approval, is prohibited.
  9. No animals, except assistant animals, are allowed in the building.
  10. All facilities must be left clean and ready for the next user. If staff time or other expenses are incurred to clean the facilities, the Center will deduct a corresponding amount from the Litter and Damage Deposit.
  11. All trash must be disposed of in the dumpster located in the west parking lot in the dumpster enclosure.
  12. No amplified sound (inside or outside the building) is allowed without prior approval. The volume within the rented space must be controlled so as not to disturb other users of the
    facility.
  13. Mounting putty is the only approved method to be used to affix decorations. Tacks, nails, staples, cellophane tape, duct tape or other fastening methods are NOT permitted.
  14. No rice or confetti is to be thrown inside or outside the building. Use of birdseed or such items, must be cleared with the Manager prior to use and may require an addition to the Cleaning and Damage Deposit.
  15. No individual or entity may publish the name or address of the Community Center as its mailing address for business or other professional purposes. Any promotional advertising, except that incidental to programming and District business, is subject to the review and approval by the Manager.
  16. Any exceptions to the above policies must be approved by the Manager and may require a higher Litter and Damage Deposit. Attendance in any meeting room may not exceed room capacity.
  17. Use of garden area: No one should be in the garden area except on the trails provided. There are pools of water, and no children are allowed on the trails alone. Should anyone be off the trails in the garden area, they will be asked to return and remain on the patio area outside the meeting rooms. Failure to comply may cause event to end.
  18. Garden area will be closed to public access for the duration of pavilion or arbor rental.
  19. Our normal policy is to end events and vacate the premises by midnight.

*Failure to follow any of the above policies may result in forfeiture of all or part of the cleaning and damage deposits, fees, and cancellation of the reservation. All current District policies apply to the use of Brushy Creek Community