These rules and regulations shall govern public access to
the firehouse and to all township buildings and grounds.
policy replaces any and all previous policies regarding public access to
township buildings and facilities.
use of the firehouse by the public shall in no way seriously infringe upon
the operation of the Newton Township Volunteer Fire Department.
and non-profit organizations and other interested parties may request the
use of portions of the firehouse and/or grounds by submitting a completed
application to the fire chief or assistant chief.
civic and non-profit organizations and parties using portions of the
firehouse shall be responsible for any damage over and above the ordinary
wear, and shall, if required, pay the actual expense for any security
measures deemed to be necessary by the fire chief and/or the Board of
Trustees. A refundable deposit
fee of $100 may be required.
group or individual using portions of the firehouse must provide adequate
adult supervision for any and all minor children who are part of the group.
otherwise authorized by the fire chief and the Board of Trustees, the areas
of the firehouse available for public use shall be limited to the meeting
rooms, the kitchen, cafeteria, and gym.
township employee may be required to be available on site when the firehouse
is being used under the provisions of this policy. (A volunteer fire fighter
is considered a township employee.) The organization, group, or party using
the facility may be required to pay the cost of having this employee
fire chief and the Board of Trustees shall establish rental fees for the use
of portions of the firehouse and other township facilities. Any required
fees and deposits are payable in advance. The cost of any security measures
deemed necessary is also payable in advance. Such fees and deposits are
required to confirm a reservation. Any rental fees or donations received
from civic groups or non-profit organizations using the firehouse will be
turned over to the Township Clerk for deposit in township accounts and shall
be applied to the cost of operating and maintaining the building.
rentals will be on a first come, first served basis.
beverages are not permitted in the firehouse or on the grounds or on any
is not permitted in township buildings.
policy will be reviewed on a regular basis by the fire chief and the Board
of Trustees and is subject to revision at any time.
here for the Newton Township Public Access Building Fee schedule
stop by the Fire Station, call a Township official, or ask a Fire Department
representative for an application.
Township has made every effort to ensure all the information listed on this
website is accurate and up to date. This information can and may change
without notice. We can not be responsible for any inaccurate or omitted