Fees to rent Civic Center changed

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Mexia City Council changed the rental fees for the Civic Center when they met Nov. 19.

The city had been charging a higher rental rate for use of the Civic Center to those who live outside the city limits.

However, many people who want to use the facility, while living outside the city limits, own businesses within the city.

More frequently, some renters don’t live in the city limits but have a relative who does sign off on the contract, then that person doesn’t want to be responsible for the cost of lapses in cleanup or damage, City Manager Larry Brown told Council members.

“We’ve had two or three recently,” Brown said at the Nov. 19 regular monthly Council meeting. “One tore stuff up,” to the tune of $200 in damages, he added.

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