Joseph needs to become more attentive to renting its community center. They have no schedule to speak of it seems, and the daily rental rate of $200 per event per day is unreasonable.
This is a community center for use by the entire community. It’s lack of use speaks volumes.
Many people simply don’t need to rent it for a day, maybe two or three hours. There are no separate rates that beg the use of the facility.
Nobody is going to pay $200 for a couple hours of use, so they go elsewhere. I know several people who would have used the center over a weekend for a large yard sale.
However, the city set a rental rate of $600 for the weekend as these folks had to pay for a day to set up as well. For a rental rate of that magnitude, they might as well give it all away.
But the city could have made $100 maybe $150 instead of nothing at all.
There are a few large events that use the center each year, and the rest of the year, the city pays expenses on the facility, and it goes unused for the most part.
There needs to be an hourly rate, a daily rate (far less than $200) and a weekend rate. There needs to be a separate rate for rental with the kitchen. There should also be a rate for use of the kitchen only.
There are many missed opportunities, and it all relates back to a “flat rate” of $200 per event per day. Much updating could be done considering the money lost, but apparently nobody sees that?