City Hall and Civic Center
Civic Center Rental
The city of Sunrise Beach is fortunate to have a Civic Center for use by citizens of Sunrise Beach; the City Council regulates the use of the Civic Center to make it available to individuals and groups in our City. Fees for use of the Civic Center help cover the cost of maintenance, and penalty fees apply to those who fail to properly clean the facility after use and/or cause damage to occur. These fees are established by City Ordinance 277 and are divided into the following categories:
Category # 1 Sunrise Beach Community Groups
Special use fees are reserved for Sunrise Beach community groups that are open to everyone in Sunrise Beach who wishes to participate, such Sandy Mountain Fellowship, Chair Yoga, Bunco, Skipbo, and the Beachers. The group is responsible for set-up and clean-up which must occur within the number of hours paid for, but not to exceed three hours. User group will leave facility as found, replacing chairs and tables, dust mop or sweep floor, and wipe up spills. All trash must be bagged and deposited in outside trash receptacle. Failure to follow the prescribed guidelines may result in disallowing the special use fees for the specific group or activity. No security deposit is required.
However, if damage occurs, the City will bill the group’s responsible party. Fee charged will be $5 per hour, with a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $15. Community Groups are expected to comprise a minimum of 75% Sunrise Beach residents.
Category # 2 Sunrise beach Property Owners for Personal Use Event, Partial Rate
This category is for Sunrise Beach property owners wishing to use the Civic Center for a personal use event, e.g. birthday party, anniversary party, fundraiser, or one time events. This rate does not apply for those wishing to rent the facility on behalf of clubs, organizations or other groups. Partial rates apply if the time period does not exceed four hours including time used for setup and cleanup.
Category # 3 Sunrise beach Property Owners for Personal Use Event, Full Rate
Same as Category # 2 except rental time exceeds 4 hours. Rental time shall not exceed a twelve- hour period, including time for setup, decorating, ad clean up.
Category # 4 All Other Events
This Category will be used for private parties for non-Sunrise Beach residents, and one- time events, fundraisers, special interest groups , and civic or community organization not covered by any other Category. Rental time shall not exceed a twelve-hour period, including time for setup, decorating, and clean up.
|Fee Schedule||Category 1||Category 2 (Partial)||Category 3 (Full)||Category 4|
|Civic Center Fee||see above||$25.00||$35.00||$200.00|
|Kitchen stove & water Heater||none||$15.00||$15.00||$40.00|
|Set-up Fee (optional)||not available||$65.00||$65.00||$65.00|
|Clean-up Fee* (optional)||not available||$100.00||$100.00||$100.00|
*An additional fee will be charged if excessive clean up is required
Certain organizations are permitted use of the Civic Center and are listed below without fee except as noted: with the exception of the City of Sunrise Beach, the organizations listed will be required to sign a rental agreement annually:
- City of Sunrise Beach
- Citizens for Community Action Association (CCAA) sponsored events.
- Pot Lucks
- Citizens Patrol
- Boat Patrol
- Distress Committee
- Litter Pickup
- Health Fairs
- 55 Alive Program
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Ice Cream Socials
- New Year’s Dance.
- Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department ($100.00/a year)
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND FEES
If renter wishes to set up and/ or decorate the day before the event and if the Center is available, the additional charge shall be $10 for each full or partial hour actually used.
If renter wishes to clean the Civic Center the day after the event and if Center is available the additional charge shall be $10 for each full or partial hour required.