Dear AMCS members & residents,
Effective May 1, 2018, the Directors are implementing a new Rental Policy related to the Summit Centre and some of our assets. In the past the Anarchist Mountain Community Society (AMCS) has leased the Summit Centre from Osoyoos Mountain Estates for $1 /year. However, due to rising electicity costs for our current lease, we now have agreed to pay for 50% of the Fortis bill at the Summit Centre. This will amount to $1,500 or more of additional costs to the Society that we need to budget for. Because of our need to increase revenue without raising membership we are implementing some user fees.
All bookings of the Summit Centre will continue to be coordinated through Suzy Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact Suzy if you wish to reserve the Summit Centre for a function.
We will now be charging a fee for the use of the Summit Centre, for ½ day and full day functions. Members will be charged $25 for ½ day, $50 for a full day. Non-members will be charged $50 for ½ day, $100 for a full day. We are also implementing a deposit system, to ensure that the facility is cleaned and left in the condition it was found. For renters this will be a security deposit of $100; which will be returned providing the facility is left neat and tidy. Members using the Summit Centre for less than 4 hrs will not be charged a fee, so that clubs and gatherings can continue to use the Centre as they do now. If an event is a “for-profit” revenue generating function the rental fee will be 10% of the profit. We are also happy to rent tables and chairs to residents as follows: members – no charge (donation appreciated); non-member $5/ day for tables; $1/day per chair.
One final comment – we have two large “party tents” that each cost over $3,000 each. These are high quality units, which you have probably seen at our BBQ / Silent auction and other events in the past. These tents will only be available to residents of the Mountain, and the charges will be $400 / week for one tent; $700 / week for both. These rates are still considerably less than the rental costs at commercial rental businesses. A damage deposit of $400 for each tent will also be required to use these units.
The full policy can be found HERE
Mark McKenney, AMCS President 250-495-4592