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  • Dolgeville, Stoney Creek agree on lease

  • Stoney Creek Community Center and the village of Dolgeville have reached an agreement on the terms of a lease for the Ward Memorial Library.

    Stoney Creek will operate the village-owned building as a community center.


     

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  • Stoney Creek Community Center and the village of Dolgeville have reached an agreement on the terms of a lease for the Ward Memorial Library.
    Stoney Creek will operate the village-owned building as a community center.
    “The lease is the same agreement the village had with East Canada Valley Vision and the Riverside Community Center for use of the building,” village Attorney Norman Mastromoro said during Monday evening’s meeting of the village board of trustees.
    Reviewing the terms of the month-to-month lease Mastromoro said Stoney Creek would pay the village $100 a month for use of the building at 22 N. Main St. and would be responsible for all utilities and the removal of ice and snow during the winter.
    “Stoney Creek must also list the village as additional insured on its insurance for the community center,” he said. “This is customary and ensures the village is protected.”
    Mastromoro said the village and Stoney Creek Community Center would split routine maintenance fees less than $250 and asked the community center’s operators to send the village board copies of promotional materials they plan to distribute to the public.
    “This is to ensure the message of the community center does not conflict with the message of the village,” he said. “It also keeps the village board aware of what is going on in the building and gives them to opportunity to comment if they wish to do so.”
    The agreement includes a clause that allows both parties to end the lease with 30 days notice. It also states the lease fee may only be increased by mutual agreement.
    Stoney Creek Community Center made its first lease payment during Monday evening’s board meeting and plans to open at the former library on June 1, Mayor Bruce Lyon said.
    Bart Murnion, executive director, previously said the center plans on use the building for a “Golden Age Center” where senior citizens will be able to socialize, learn about available services and attend fitness classes, as well as a host space for cultural events such as art exhibitions, book signings, open microphone nights and poetry readings.
    “I wish them all the best,” Lyon said Monday evening.

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