By Lynda Jensen
The Dassel City Council is looking at a draft that would govern use of the main floor community room at the Dassel Museum, with a great deal of interest being expressed so far, Administrator Myles McGrath said. To see a virtual tour, click here.
According to the draft, the room is available for public meetings such as city-related meetings and activities, as well as “other public and private meetings across the broad spectrum of civic-related activities, including, but not inclusive of service, social, fraternal or other nonprofit organizations whose membership provide service and support to the community at large. “
This includes private parties, weddings, reunions, chamber business meetings, and certain other nonprofit enterprises for the conduct of benefits, banquets, fundraisers sport shows, home shows, festivals and dances.
Events not allowed include flea markets, used goods or second-hand sales, and anything pertaining to sub-contracting of rented area in the building, or renting space for profit.
Hard liquor is not allowed. A caterer may provide 3.2 alcohol on the main floor community room if the caterer has the required insurance, etc.
The room is available seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., with cleanup allowed until 1 a.m. Permission may be granted to vary this ahead of time. Reservations may be made up to 18 months in advance.
Rental fees are the following (these figures also apply to the smaller room on the third floor of the museum):
• $100 per day for residents and DAHS members.
• $125 per day for non-residents.
There is a $200 damage deposit required, as well as $75 cleaning deposit, which will be returned if no extra cleaning is needed.