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Manor officials increase rental fees for Community Room |

Manor officials increase rental fees for Community Room

| Thursday, January 21, 2016 11:00 p.m

It will be more expensive to rent the Community Room in Manor.

Officials approved updates to the fee for renting the facility on Main Street at Wednesday’s council meeting. The cost will be $200 for residents and $250 for nonresidents for a minimum of four hours, with a maximum of 196 people allowed at events. Each hour after the minimum will cost $50.

The previous four-hour rates were $175 for parties of no more than 85 and $200 for parties of up to 196. Of the 41 paid rentals for the facility last year, 28 were by people outside the borough.

The cost for elected officials and funeral services for borough residents will increase from $50 to $75.

The security deposit required for the room will increase, from $100 to $200.

The facility is undergoing $14,700 worth of renovations to the floor, kitchen and bathrooms. Borough Manager Joe Lapia said with the work almost finished, updating the fee schedule should be considered.

Lapia said the security deposit likely would not be enough to cover any repairs.

“If somebody does damage, $100 isn’t very much to cover (it),” Lapia said.

Organizations that are approved to use the room for free will be charged a $75 cleaning fee. The borough approved 27 free uses of the facility last year. Lapia said a custodian spends between four and six hours cleaning the room before and after each use.

Councilmen Brian Woy and Mike Matrisch opposed the cleaning fee. Woy said there is a benefit to allowing groups to use the room for free.

“It’s a community room. Stuff like that helps the community by helping the organizations that are here,” Woy said.

Tom McGee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2867 or

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