Marathon officials approve Civic Center fee changes and cost of repairs

The civic center at the corner of Peck and Brink Street in the village of Marathon. (Photo via the Village of Marathon).

The village of Marathon Board of Trustees approved Civic Center rental fee changes, along with repairs to the roof at its meeting on Wednesday.

The new rates for the village’s Civic Center are as follows:

  • $500 charge for residents who live within the Marathon Central School District
  • $600 charge for those who live outside the school district

The cleaning rate for the Civic Center has been raised from $100 to $200. If the Civic Center is cleaned up after an event, a $200 deposit will be returned to the rentee. 

The village is hiring Red Beard remodeling to replace 18 sheets of steel on the Civic Center, which includes fixing the “ripped off” part of the snowbar, said mayor Scott Chamberlin.

The cost of the repairs, which will be $3,200, will be covered from funds collected by the Civic Center committee, Chamberlin said.

Chamberlin mentioned at Wednesday’s meeting that estimates to replace the Civic Center’s siding ranged between $30,000 and $88,000.

Approving work for siding repairs will be on hold until the village has enough funds to cover it, Chamberlin said. Grant funding, he added, is an option but will take some time.

Village board member Rosemarie Fralick said the Civic Center committee’s next meeting is May 1. She noted at that meeting, the committee will have further discussions on siding repairs.