COVENTRY TWP. The Coventry Senior Center has a new name: Coventry Community Center.
During a special trustee meeting Jan. 8, trustees approved the name change and are planning to make some upgrades to the building.
Trustees hope by renting the facility it will get more use rather than just a few activities used by senior citizens during the week. To rent the facility, there is a $200 deposit, which can be returned if no damage is done to the building. The fee for six hour is $250 for residents and $350 for non-residents.
The fees are in line with similar facilities across the state.
Alcohol will not be permitted in the community center, but the trustees plan to explore if allowing it under certain conditions would be acceptable. The idea of requiring those renting the building with alcohol to have a police officer on duty has been discussed, but nothing has been finalized.
The community center can seat 88 people.
Trustees also approved an updated fee list for cemetery plots. For residents, the plots are $400 and plots for non-residents are $800.
In other business Jan. 8, trustees:
- Approved for Richard Kutuchief to be the chairperson for the board and Tom Seese to be the vice chairperson for 2018.
- Appointed Kevin Kimmel to the Board of Zoning Appeals to fill the vacancy created by John Messmore’s resignation to a term expiring in 2022.
- Appointed Andrew Shriner to fill the vacancy of Zoning Commission regular member Kevin Kimmel to a term expiring in 2018.
- Appointed Terry Perona as the alternate member of the Zoning Commission to fill the vacancy created by Andrew Shriner.
- Appointed Dennis Ott to a five-year term on the Zoning Commission ending Dec. 31, 2022.
- Appointed Lynn Stamp to serve again as the representative for Coventry Township on the Portage Lakes Advisory Council.
- Approved the revised Coventry Township Non-Contracted Employee Work Agreement and the revised Coventry Township Road Department Agreement.