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News - August 1, 2018

Cost of renting park Pavilion may skyrocket

The cost of renting the Jennings Pavilion in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park, which can host dinners for as many as 130 people and seat 150, may soon go up — way up.

At the suggestion of the caterer the town contracts with to manage rentals in the park, Catering by Dana, the town will consider raising the cost of renting the pavilion to "market rates."

A public hearing on the proposed increases will have to be held before the town can adopt the new rates.

The proposed increases (which do not include administrative fees of 15 percent for Atherton residents and 30 percent for non-Atherton residents) are:

•Mondays through Thursdays: half days would increase from $700 to $800 and full days and evenings from $900 to $1,200.

•Fridays until 4 p.m.: an increase from $900 to $1,500 and from 5 p.m. to midnight, from $1,200 to $4,000.

•Saturdays and Sundays: half days would go up from $1,500 to $2,250; full days from $2,500 to $4,000. The rental cost 5 p.m. to midnight would also increase from $2,500 to $4,000.

Barbara Wood

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