City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 6-6-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
The following organizations, and social, civic, educational, recreational, benevolent, religious or charitable groups sponsored by them, are eligible to use the Community Center in accordance with these regulations and upon approval of the Parks and Recreation Department:
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
(1) 
Recreational groups or organizations under the sponsorship or direction of the Parks and Recreation Department.
(2) 
Any department, agency or political subdivision of the City government.
(3) 
Nonprofit organizations, associations or corporations serving the City of Franklin.
(4) 
Commercial, profit-making organizations (other than local organizations) will be allowed the use of the building only if sponsored by a local organization or unless the planned use can be deemed a direct service to the City of Franklin.
(5) 
Other responsible organizations, firms and individuals under the provisions outlined herein.
B. 
The priority with regard to the use of the building and resolution of scheduling conflicts shall be handled in the order in which written applications are received and only as such proposed uses do not interfere with the scheduled recreation program.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
Use of the Community Center itself and any equipment or special facility arrangements will be requested by the applicant in writing to the Parks and Recreation Director.
Every applicant who receives permission to use the building or its equipment shall, during the time of such use, be responsible for the preservation of order on the premises and shall similarly be responsible for any damage to the building or its contents.
No alcoholic beverages may be used in the Community Center by any individual or organization unless an appropriate permit is received from the City administration.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
Individuals or organizations using the building shall restore any areas used to orderly condition before leaving, including the safe disposal of ashtray contents, trash disposal, furniture returned to original setup or stored as specified by the Parks and Recreation Director, tableware and kitchen equipment thoroughly washed and put in designated containers, personal property removed or stored in assigned places and windows and doors closed and locked and the lights put out.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 309-6, Smoking in designated areas, was repealed 5-5-2014 by Ord. No. 06-14.
Decorations shall be allowed only under the following conditions:
A. 
All materials for decorations shall be flame-retardant material approved by the Fire Department.
B. 
No decoration shall infringe upon the visibility of any fire-protection equipment or fire exit.
C. 
No decoration shall in any way block an exit.
D. 
No nails, tacks, staples or tape shall be used upon the building's walls, ceiling or equipment without the consent of the Parks and Recreation Director.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
E. 
All decorations shall be removed within the time designated by the Parks and Recreation Director.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
The placing of any obstacle so that it may become an obstruction to an exit is forbidden.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
The use of candles or any open flame is not permissible without the approval of the Parks and Recreation Director and the Fire Department.
No animal will be permitted in the building unless it is being displayed as a show animal or has a particular part in a program.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
The installation or use of additional electric wiring or the use of electric appliances on any of the building's electrical circuits will be permitted only upon the approval of the Parks and Recreation Director.
The organization or individual using the building shall be responsible for obtaining the necessary required permits and required police and fire protection.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
Any individual or organization using the facilities will assure the City of Franklin, in writing, that he, she or it shall be responsible for any and all damage to the facility by any person or persons attending the event. Further, such individuals or organizations will assure the City, in writing, that they assume all liability for damages to any person or persons for injuries, loss of property or death. Organizations desiring to use the facility shall carry appropriate insurance in amounts equal to those carried by the City for the use of the building. Upon request, any individual or organization shall furnish the City a certificate of insurance proving coverage for any particular event or program. Responsibility for the loss, breakage and repair of any piece of furniture, equipment or portion of the facility rests solely with the individual or organization. All losses are to be reported to the Parks and Recreation Director.
The number of occupants in any area of the building shall not exceed the limits posted by the Franklin Fire Department for that area.
A. 
All recreation programs sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department shall have free use of the facilities.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
B. 
Any department or agency of the City government shall have free use of the facility.
C. 
All other individuals and organizations will be charged for a minimum of one hour each for two custodians whenever the gymnasium is used or a major event is being held. Otherwise no custodial charge will be made. Individuals or organizations who agree to be responsible for general cleanup will not be charged the above fee.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]