When a Board of Selectmen member asked Parks and Recreation Department Director Susan Swiatek who could use the Mather Senior Center when it opens next fall, the answer was easy: Individual Darien residents and for-profit organizations are not on the list.
"No, you can't rent the gym out for your 4-year-old's birthday party," Swiatek said.
Swiatek submitted a memo along with two draft policies (one for general use regulations and one for policy regulations) in hopes of getting a discussion moving about the more specific logistics of the Mather Senior Center and how it will work.
"There are a lot of things that need to be hashed out," Swiatek said.
Questions in the memo include whether town employees or a contracted service will clean the facility; setting up a fee schedule; and the responsibilities of outside users.
"We've made some assumptions (in the draft policies), but there's a little more leg work that needs to be done," Swiatek said.
Swiatek called for the board to discuss these details, reminding members that while it seems like they have a lot of time, next year is just around the corner.
The board said it was open to discussing the specifics of the Mather Center more fully and keeping Swiatek updated on its progress.
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