The Miami Township Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to raise rates for the popular rental facilities by 20 percent.
This will affect the 2016 rates at the Mulberry Room at the township Civic Center, the Leming House, park pavilions and the Performance Pavilion, said Township Administrator Jeff Wright.
The recreation department did an analysis and saw that demand for the facilities has gone up every year for the past four years, which is why the trustees started using a commercial cleaning service. The trustees also wanted to account for the additional expenses of that cleaning service for the facilities and Wi-Fi for the Leming House, Wright said.
Many renters at the Leming House wanted it to have Wi-Fi, Wright said.
The Mulberry Room rates will increase on weekdays from $250 to $300 and on Saturday from $125 to $150.
The Leming House rates from Friday to Sunday and on holidays will increase from $250 to $300, Wright said.
The park pavilions rates will increase from $50 to $60 and the Performance Pavilion rate will increase from $25 to $30.
Wright does not believe this will impact the demand. The demand has increased since the last time the township raised rates.
In addition, the recreation department looked at similar rental facilities in the area and thinks the new rates are comparable to rates for other facilities, Wright said.
“I think that still keeps us competitive,” Wright said.