City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill 12-29-1981 by Doc. 230 (Ch. 130 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public — See Ch. 100, Art. I.
Auditorium — See Ch. 110.
Recreation areas — See Ch. 193.

§ 130-1 Schedule of fees.

[Amended 4-12-1983 by Doc. 73]
The following schedule of fees shall apply:
Type of Organization
Main Dining Room
Use of Kitchen
Meeting Room
Custodial (weekends and after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays)
*Civic (includes schools)
$0
$50
$0
$8 per hour** or actual overtime rate, whichever is greater
Charitable or nonprofit (non-fund-raising)
$75
$50
$10 per hour
$8 per hour** or actual overtime rate, whichever is greater
Charitable or nonprofit (fund-raising)
$150
$50
$10 per hour
$8 per hour or actual overtime rate, whichever is greater
Profitmaking group
$150
$75
$20 per hour
$8 per hour or actual overtime rate, whichever is greater
Private individual
[Amended 9-30-2003 by Doc. 151]
$75 ($150 for private individual fundraisers)
$50
$10 per hour
$8 per hour or actual overtime rate, whichever is greater
Out-of-town
Same as above, plus $100 nonresidential fee
NOTES:
*
"Civic" shall be defined as any organization established by, belonging to or for the benefit of the municipal government of the City of Haverhill.
**
No charge during regular hours of custodial duty. Evening meetings must be set to end by 10:30 p.m.

§ 130-2 Payment of fees.

[Added 4-12-1983 by Doc. 73]
Proceeds from rentals shall be retained by the Citizens' Center for maintenance purposes. Payment of fees shall be made by separate checks, for rental and custodial fees, payable to the Citizens' Center.

§ 130-3 Security provisions.

[Amended 4-12-1983 by Doc. 73; 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
Each group shall provide and pay for its own security. Security is required for a public program. In addition, a returnable security deposit equal to four hours of custodial overtime and the room rental fee, payable by separate check to the City of Haverhill, or a bond may be required to be posted prior to an event when, in the discretion of the Director of the Citizens' Center, this is considered appropriate.

§ 130-4 Advance notice for use required.

Request for use shall be made 30 days in advance.

§ 130-5 Posting of reservations schedule.

[Amended 4-12-1983 by Doc. 73]
A schedule of reservations shall be posted in the Citizens' Center.

§ 130-6 Smoking.

Smoking shall be prohibited in areas of the Citizens' Center so posted.

§ 130-7 Alcoholic beverages.

A. 
Consumption of alcoholic beverages shall only be allowed in accordance with Chapter 100 of the Code with the consent of the Director of the Citizens' Center.
B. 
The sale of alcoholic beverages shall only be allowed in accordance with MGL c. 138, § 14. It shall be the policy of the License Commission that only nonprofit organizations may be granted a special license to sell all alcoholic beverages, and a special license to sell beer and wine only may be granted to the responsible manager of any activity who shall be the authorized applicant for use of the Citizens' Center. Applications for one-day special licenses at the Citizens' Center must include prior written approval of the Chief of Police and of both the Mayor and the City Council for use of public property for the purpose of selling alcoholic beverages.