City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Section 127.010 General Terms and Conditions.

[R.O. 2014 §127.010; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
It is the renter's responsibility to be aware of and abide by all policies, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to use of a park.
B. 
Renters are responsible for damages to reserved facilities that occur in relationship to the event and pre- and post-cleanup times.
C. 
The park may be rented from March 15 through October 31 of each calendar year. Operations are under the direction of the Marshfield Board of Aldermen, City administrative staff, and any agents or representatives designated by the City.
D. 
All buildings, facilities and equipment are rented "as is." The City's administrative personnel should be contacted immediately if an unsafe situation is found.
E. 
Any representative of the City will at no time be refused or prohibited from moving in, out, on or about the entire facility while conducting his/her official duties.
F. 
The City of Marshfield may refuse event bookings when in its opinion the event may cause or have the potential to cause undue hardship on the facility, is incompatible with a previously booked event, is not of a nature that is consistent with the City's image, when the event poses a security hazard, or when overtime staff, excessive clean-up or the possibility of excessive damage or risk to public safety exists.
G. 
Unless the renter has secured the entire park for an event, there may be times when multiple events are scheduled. The City reserves the right to schedule multiple events without compensation to involved parties.
H. 
The City of Marshfield reserves to it agents and representatives the right to interpret rules and regulations and determine all matters pertaining thereto. Violations of this policy shall result in the forfeiture of all privileges, deposits, contracts and rights to further participation.
I. 
Per City ordinance, consumption of intoxicating liquor, beer or wine within City parks is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted.

Section 127.020 Reservations.

[R.O. 2014 §127.020; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
An event of two (2) or more consecutive years held on the same corresponding date(s) shall be classified as an "annual event." Annual event renters in good standing from the previous years, sponsoring events on a regular basis, shall have the first option for the use of facilities on corresponding date(s) in following calendar years. Anyone wishing to rent the facility for an annual event must submit, in writing, its desire to continue to hold its event by January 31 of the year the event will be held or the event will be canceled.

Section 127.030 First-Time Rentals.

[R.O. 2014 §127.030; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
First-time renters must provide a minimum of four (4) references. The City reserves the right to require a refundable damage deposit of five hundred dollars ($500.00) as well as prepayment of all estimated charges, including rent and licensing fees.

Section 127.040 Usage Fees.

[R.O. 2014 §127.040; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
The fee schedule for use of park facilities is as follows:
1. 
Auctions. Auctions are allowed with proper insurance, a merchant's license, and a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Garage sales are not allowed on park premises.
2. 
Camping sites. RVs and other camping units (excluding bicyclists) may camp during events only [allowed one (1) day prior to the event, during the event, and one (1) day post-event with a check-out time of 12:00 noon, unless prior arrangements are made with City staff during regular business hours]. No water or sewer hookups are available, although campers may utilize the gray water dump station if prior arrangements are made by the renter with the City. No open fires or fireworks are allowed, and all pets must be restrained at all times.
3. 
Individual pavilions. For non-public events, individual pavilions may be rented for ten dollars ($10.00) per hour or forty dollars ($40.00) for full day sessions lasting from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Facility rental arrangements must be made between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday at Marshfield City Hall in the Parks and Recreation Department.
[Ord. No. 1759 § 1, 4-27-2017]
4. 
All costs for items purchased by the City specifically in relation to an event (e.g., trash bags, light bulbs, lime for disinfection following agricultural events, etc.) will be billed to the party reserving the facility/park. Actual electric charges (at current Webster Electric Cooperative rates), in addition to a daily usage fee per meter (at current Webster Electric Cooperative rates) will be charged. The City shall read electric meters prior to move-in, and again immediately following move-out (during regular business hours). Please refer to Section 127.050, Licensing/Permitting, for permit fees.
5. 
A rental/licensing fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per day will be charged for all annual events.

Section 127.050 Licensing/Permitting.

[R.O. 2014 §127.050; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
All public events are required to be licensed and insured upon booking. Renters for annual events, in good standing, may submit permit fee with final payment.
B. 
City, County, State or other permits may be required. It is the responsibility of the renter to list all events associated with the rental time for a determination of what local permits are needed/required.

Section 127.060 Food Vendor License.

[R.O. 2014 §127.060; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
For more information, contact the Webster County Health Unit.

Section 127.070 Workers' Compensation Insurance.

[R.O. 2014 §127.070; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
Any commercial renter or subcontractor that has employees working on the grounds must obtain and provide proof of workers' compensation and employer's liability insurance. This documentation must be presented at least one (1) month prior to the event date.

Section 127.080 Parking and Street Closures.

[R.O. 2014 §127.080; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
Parking shall be allowed in the designated parking areas only. No vehicle or trailer may park on the side of any roadway on the grounds, except for loading and unloading (ten-minute limit). In the event of the loading or unloading of equipment or livestock, no roadway may be blocked. When loading/unloading, an attendant must be with the vehicle at all times. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.
B. 
Garst Drive shall remain open at all times for public use, unless other arrangements are made with City staff prior to the event. The closure of North Marshall Street directly in front of the park property for general public use is allowed by authorization of City staff. Permission to close this section of North Marshall Street must be obtained a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the first event day. Handicapped parking along this section of roadway must be kept open.

Section 127.090 Inspections.

[R.O. 2014 §127.090; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
All renters must set up a time to meet a City official(s) prior to the setup of any event, and again for a post-event grounds inspection. These meeting times shall be during normal business hours, with days and times determined by mutual consent; meetings shall take place at least one (1) week prior to the anticipated move-in date of the event and within three (3) business days following the event. Additional or follow-up meetings may be required by the City. Renters are encouraged to set up these meetings immediately upon scheduling the event.

Section 127.100 Sales Tax; Vendor Booth Layout.

[R.O. 2014 §127.100; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
All persons selling or displaying property for sale or operating a place of amusement or entertainment must be registered with the Missouri Department of Revenue. Renters, as the organizer of the event, are responsible for making sure that the Application for Temporary Sales Tax License forms are distributed to all vendors/traders/entertainers, even if they are not liable for sales tax in the State of Missouri. If you have vendors subject to this, you must contact the Missouri Department of Revenue.
B. 
A vendor booth layout must be provided to the City prior to the start of the event.

Section 127.110 Reservation of Kitchen at Fairgrounds; Fees.

[R.O. 2014 §127.110; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
The City of Marshfield will maintain the kitchen facility at the fairgrounds. This facility must be rented through City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, and may be reserved. If an event renting the fairgrounds does not need the kitchen building, it may be rented for a separate, concurrent event.
B. 
Pricing for the kitchen:
1. 
Annual events (e.g., fair, rodeo, truck and tractor pulls, etc.) are one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) per day.
2. 
Individuals (e.g., birthday parties, family reunions, etc.) are seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per day.
C. 
A damage deposit of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) shall be required for all large events, including, without limitation, fairs, rodeos, and truck and tractor pulls, which may be refunded, in whole or in part, following post-event inspection by City staff.
[Ord. No. 1759 § 2, 4-27-2017]

Section 127.120 Usage Times/Noise.

[R.O. 2014 §127.120; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
For events designated as "public," a reasonable attempt must be made to follow public event usage hours: 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday. The City reserves the right to enforce these times strictly if an agency/organization continually abuses this policy. In all other instances, unless a request is granted, the City's park closing (10:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.) must be observed.

Section 127.130 Final Payments After Annual Events.

[R.O. 2014 §127.130; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
Final billing for annual events will be sent to renters in the month of December. All outstanding balances must be paid by January 31 of the following year. Any late/non-payments are subject to a late fee of one and five-tenths percent (1.5%) of the balance due, per month and cancellation of the following year's scheduled event.

Section 127.140 Liability Insurance.

[R.O. 2014 §127.150; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014; Ord. No. 1661 §1, 5-28-2015]
A. 
No organization or group may use any portion of the premises for a public event without submitting to the City of Marshfield a lawfully transacted certificate of general liability insurance in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit each occurance. The policy should include a minimum fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for damages to premises rented to you, as well as one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) medical pay per person. Please include a ten (10) day written notice of non-payment of premium and a sixty (60) day written notice for any other reason. The dates of the events must be noted, as well as the event itself, on the certificate. The City must be named as a certificate holder/additional insured as follows: City of Marshfield, Attn: Parks Department, 798 S. Marshall St., Marshfield, MO 65706.
B. 
Renter, at its own expense, must procure the applicable insurance coverage, to be in full force and effect, covering any activities prior to the actual event date, the event proper, and any move-in, set up or after event activities conducted by the renter or event-affiliated persons. The insurance company must be deemed by the Department of Insurance to be an admitted carrier in Missouri, and phone numbers of the agent and underwriting company must be supplied to the City with the insurance certificate. The renter is responsible for accurately estimating the number of guests who will attend the event. The certificate of commercial general liability insurance coverage must be submitted to the City no less than thirty (30) days prior to the event.
C. 
Requests for waiver of insurance requirements to the Marshfield Board of Aldermen must be presented at least sixty (60) days prior to the event.

Section 127.150 Safety.

[R.O. 2014 §127.160; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
First aid supplies must be immediately available to all event participants and spectators during the entire rental period. Ambulance stand-by is required for all rodeos and bull rides; first responders must be arranged to be present during all demolition derbies and tough truck contests. Ambulance service or first responder stand-by may be required for other events, at the City's discretion. Fire extinguishers must be secured for all events involving motorized equipment or vehicles.
B. 
Flammable/combustible substances (including black powder), heating devices (such as propane tanks) and other high-pressure/volatile materials are not permitted unless approved by the Fire Marshal or his/her designated representative. Fuel stoves (wood, corn, etc.) may be used for display purposes only. Fireworks are prohibited unless licensed by the City of Marshfield.

Section 127.160 Non-City Property.

[R.O. 2014 §127.170; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
The City does not own electrical boxes to extend power across the park facility; please contact Parks and Recreation Department for contact information. The City also does not own livestock pens; please contact Parks and Recreation Department for contact information. For information on the announcer's stand at the fairgrounds arena please contact Parks and Recreation Department for information.

Section 127.170 Required Personnel.

[R.O. 2014 §127.180; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
Security. Security is the responsibility of the renter and may be required by the City in select instances. Only Missouri certified and licensed peace officers or Federal law enforcement agents may carry firearms on any park premises.
B. 
Event Attendants. The rental of this facility for large public events [more than five hundred (500) established attendance] requires the contracting of two (2) City employees to be present during all public performances. Event attendants are primarily on-site to provide event and facility oversight, damage inspection and reporting, restroom cleaning and stocking, general clean-up during the show, and other duties as assigned by the City. Event attendants shall be paid at a rate of eight dollars and fifty cents ($8.50) per hour. Written requests to use only one (1) attendant, or to waive the event attendant requirements, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Section 127.180 Cleanup.

[R.O. 2014 §127.190; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
Under normal circumstances, the City will neatly maintain the park. It is expected to be returned to the City under the same or better condition than received. Cleanup of bedding with events involving livestock will be completed by the City at no cost to the event sponsor; however, any supplies purchased for cleanup/disinfection will be billed to the sponsor (example: lime for disinfection of barns, etc.) Please refer to Section 127.040, Usage Fees.
1. 
The grounds are rented "as is."
2. 
All user groups are responsible for their own pre-event setup and breakdown.
3. 
The renter is responsible to maintain the cleanliness of the entire facility throughout the event and to remove any debris from the premises immediately after completion of an event. This includes parking areas, barns, arenas, fences and all other areas on the grounds. It is the responsibility of the user group to collect all trash, garbage, etc.
4. 
Dumpsters on the park grounds may be used to capacity. It is the responsibility of the renter to obtain any additional dumpsters that are determined to be needed. The renter will be charged for actual trash removal costs, and payment must be received from the renter for this service before the security deposit will be released.
5. 
Any unusual cleanup or damage or removal of debris or soil in connection with an event will result in additional charges to the renter. "Unusual cleanup" includes, but is not limited to, foreign debris in the arena, litter on the grounds or floors, improperly disposed of trash, fluids or other substances on concrete floors, signs or banners not removed from premises, etc.
6. 
The renter will be billed for any cleaning that the City participates in; the billing cost shall be the normal actual wages and standard equipment charges.
7. 
Absolutely no waste grease or other liquid waste is allowed to be dumped on grounds or in the gray water dumping station. Any non-hazardous liquid waste (corn dog batter, grease, etc.) must be placed in sealed plastic bags before being placed in dumpsters.

Section 127.190 Modification/ Improvements.

[R.O. 2014 §127.200; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
Absolutely no modifications to any part of the grounds, buildings or equipment may be made without prior approval of the City. If prior approval has been given for such modifications, any and all modifications will be returned to its original or better condition. No trenching is allowed, unless approval is received upon booking and special arrangements made for filling trenches.
B. 
Any improvements made permanent become the property of the City of Marshfield and shall be utilized or maintained at the discretion of the City.

Section 127.200 Keys.

[R.O. 2014 §127.210; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
Keys to facilities are not available to renters except at the discretion of the City of Marshfield personnel. Keys shall be picked up during regular business hours at Marshfield City Hall prior to the setup start date of the event. Any keys checked-out to renters that are not returned will be subject to a replacement fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per key.

Section 127.210 Advertising.

[R.O. 2014 §127.220; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
The City reserves the right to refuse any advertisement it deems inappropriate. Permission must be received from the City before signs/banners can be placed on any buildings, and sign permitting may be required. Signs should be removed immediately after events, unless permission is granted by the City for signs/banners to be left in place.
B. 
A copy of all fliers, program books, etc., must be given to the City, immediately upon distribution, for event record retention purposes.

Section 127.220 Animals and Livestock.

[R.O. 2014 §127.230; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
Any renter utilizing the premises for any activity or event in which live animals are used, exhibited and/or displayed shall comply fully with all applicable government agency statutes, laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and/or orders applicable to the humane care and treatment of animals. The renter assumes full responsibility to meet and satisfy all applicable governmental humane standards relative to the care and treatment of animals, and to be fully informed regarding any and all applicable statutes, laws, rules, regulations and/or ordinances as they relate to those animals under the renter's care and control.
B. 
All cattle, swine, sheep, goats, equine, poultry, ratites, dogs, cats or other animals on the grounds for any public event are subject to current exhibition regulations issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, as well as applicable City ordinances and policies, and other government agency statutes, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. For current Missouri regulations, the public may contact the Division of Animal Health.
C. 
An event representative must sign a certification of livestock inspection. As per State regulations, City policy, and other laws and regulations, current health papers are required and must be shown for all out-of-state livestock, or any event that co-mingles in-state and out-of-state livestock (as of 1996; subject to change).
D. 
Required Information For All Livestock/Animals.
1. 
A list shall be supplied to the City immediately following check-in by all renters that provides the following information for all livestock/animals involved in the event:
a. 
Name, address, phone of exhibitor/owner;
b. 
Livestock breed, age, and permanent identification number;
c. 
Initials of person(s) inspecting animal health papers and/or animals upon arrival.
2. 
A veterinarian health inspection form may substitute for the above list. If any livestock on grounds are present without a permanent identification number or ear tags, a veterinarian must inspect that animal at the site. The City reserves the right to have its agents ask the exhibitor to produce, upon request, health papers for any livestock/animals on the premises, if required by the State of Missouri.
E. 
Bedding that will be allowed shall be limited to sawdust, shavings and straw. Bedding must be a minimum of four (4) inches in thickness in all stalls.
F. 
All stalls and walkways must be kept clean and free from hazards.
G. 
Removal and disposal of dead animals, as well as disinfecting of area, is the responsibility of the renter, who may pass the cost on to the animal's owner. Notification and cause of death shall be supplied to the City as soon as possible. A licensed veterinarian must be obtained at the renter's expense to determine if death was infectious in nature and if notification to State authorities is required.
H. 
No unauthorized RVs, trailers, vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, etc., will be permitted at any time in the barns, any other building, or in the arena area.
I. 
Livestock/animals shall not be left unattended at any time.
J. 
Cleanout of vehicles/livestock trailers onto City property is prohibited.
K. 
Hypodermic needles, medical supplies and veterinarian/health supplies must be disposed of in a safe manner, per State/Federal regulations.
L. 
All animals must be leashed/penned/tied and under control of the owner at all times. Walkways must be kept open without obstruction at all times.
M. 
Non-exhibit trailers and vehicles must be parked a minimum of twenty (20) feet away from all buildings, and may not be parked on any roadway or street.

Section 127.230 Amusement Rides.

[R.O. 2014 §127.240; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
Any carnival or other body operating amusement rides, as defined by State Statute, must comply with the Missouri Amusement Ride Safety Act, and any subsequent amendments. A copy of the state operating permit, or a letter/fax from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety must be submitted to the City a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to carnival setup. The City reserves the right to inspect any ride at any time while on its premises, including inspection of the ride permit issued by State agencies.

Section 127.240 Variance.

[R.O. 2014 §127.250; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
Any variances not authorized to be granted by City staff must be presented by the renter to the Marshfield Board of Aldermen for approval a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the event date.

Section 127.250 Recreation Program Rates.

[R.O. 2014 §127.260; Ord. No. 1611 §1, 2-13-2014]
A. 
All recreation rates are as follows:
1. 
Adult ball:
[Ord. No. 1759 § 3, 4-27-2017]
a. 
Two hundred dollars ($200.00) per team;
b. 
Ten dollars ($10.00) per hour for stadium lights;
c. 
Ten dollars ($10.00) per hour for practices;
d. 
Five dollars ($5.00) if materials are needed, such as lime, equipment, or field stripers;
e. 
Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per day field charge for tournaments or fundraisers; and
f. 
A fifty dollar ($50.00) damage deposit shall be required for all tournaments and fundraisers, which may be refunded, in whole or in part, following post-event inspection by City staff.
2. 
Youth soccer (spring and fall): thirty-five dollars ($35.00) resident and forty dollars ($40.00) non-resident; league includes a tee-shirt per youth.
3. 
Youth ball (summer): thirty-seven dollars ($37.00) resident and forty-two dollars ($42.00) non-resident; league includes a tee-shirt and hat per youth.