§ 94.08  PARK RESERVATION AND USE FEES.
   (A)   Establishment.  Groups or individuals reserving parks or park amenities on a single or multiple use bases shall be required to pay the established fee at least one week prior to the date reserved. A reservation shall be recorded upon payment of the fee and the security deposit. Payment of fees shall be made at the Chatham Village Hall. If a park or park amenity is damaged and requires more than normal maintenance and/or repair to be restored to its original condition, the group or individual shall be charged the amount necessary to cover the cost of the required maintenance and/or repair. Fees for use of the parks are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.
 
Facility
   Cost per Hour Rental
Residents
Non-residents
Covered Bridge Park
$50
$65
Jaycee Park (entire park)
N/a
N/a
Jaycee Park Baseball Field
$30
$40
Jaycee Park Pavilion
$20
$30
Jaycee Park Basketball Court North/South
N/a
N/a
South Park (entire park)
N/a
N/a
South Park Baseball Fields
$40
$50
Bob Erickson Field
$60
$75
South Park Terry Burke Amphitheater
$50
$75
South Park Football Field East/West
$60
$75
South Park Pavilion
$10
$15
South Park Soccer Field
$30
$40
South Park Soccer Field (All)
N/a
N/a
South Park Tennis Court
$20
$30
South Park Tennis Courts (All)
N/a
N/a
Pickleball Court
$20
$30
Pickleball Courts (All)
N/a
N/a
Village Square Entire Park
N/a
N/a
Village Square Gazebo
$10
$15
Village Square Pavilion
$10
$15
West Park All
N/a
N/a
West Park Baseball Field
$20
$25
West Park Pavilion
$10
$15
West Park Volleyball Pit
$10
$15
 
   (B)   Resident vs non-resident users.  To qualify for resident fees, a group shall consist of 80% or more residents of the village, village boundaries. The 80% residency requirement shall be calculated based on the total number of individuals using the park. Residency shall be determined based on the home address of the individuals as opposed to the business address or the address of other family members. The Park Administrator may waive the residency requirement if it is considered in the best interest of the village.
   (C)   Commercial users.  No individual or group may reserve a park or park amenity for commercial purposes. Company picnics, softball leagues, and the like, and other uses by for-profit entities, where no products or services are advertised or sold, are not deemed "commercial purposes" within the meaning of this paragraph.
   (D)   Waiver of fees.  The village may waive or reduce fees to schools, private groups or organization in exchange of services or pursuant to other agreed-on arrangements. A waiver or reduction of fees over $250 shall be approved by the Village Board.
   (E)   Refund of fees.  A refund of a reservation fee may be granted for the following reasons:
      (1)   If the Park Administrator determines that the determines that the park is in an unusable condition or subject to damage due to weather conditions.
      (2)   If the group or individual provides written notification of cancellation to the Park Administrator at least one week prior to the date reserved.
(Ord. 13-49, passed 12-10-13; Am. Ord. 19-24, passed 8-27-19)