Rental Agreement, Rules & Regulations for Users
Fee and Deposit
You must be at least twenty-one years old to rent the Boone Home, and you must take responsibility for complying with all city, county, state and facility regulations, including state liquor laws. To reserve the Home, you will need to pay the rental fee: normally $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum. You will also need to leave a $200 key/damage/cleaning deposit. The fee and deposit will be paid to a representative of the Blind Boone Heritage Foundation, typically during a meeting at the home. (Cash is not accepted. Payment may be by check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.) The BBHF representative will provide you with a key and with instructions for arming and disarming the security system.
The deposit will be refunded within three weeks of the event if all rules were followed. Keys should be returned to a BBHF representative within three days of the event. A $50 fee will be charged for late return of a key, or $100 if the key is lost. Guidelines for cleaning and checkout are posted in the building. If the condition of the building shows that you failed to meet these guidelines, you will be charged a minimum of $50 for cleaning. Higher fees will be assessed for significant failure to meet the guidelines and/or damage done to the property, building, or contents of the building. If your group damages the facility, please inform a representative of BBHF at checkout so repairs can be made as quickly as possible. As lessor, you are responsible for all damages.
Limitations and Restrictions
- Neither you nor anyone in your group may enter the Home before your scheduled time or remain after it.
- Tables and chairs are provided. They may not be removed from the building. Table decorations are allowed, but nothing should be attached to the walls, floors, ceilings, or windows.
- The kitchen is available for warming, boiling, and baking. Frying is not allowed.
- Amplified music is permitted, but is should not be played at a level audible more than 100 feet from the building.
- Use by groups larger than 25 may present logistical problems and will require special approval by the BBHF Board.
- For youth events, chaperones over age 21 are required.
For groups involving youths under age 13, there must be one chaperone per 10 young people.
For groups including youths under 18, there must be one adult chaperone per 15 young people.
- Any sales require the approval of the BBHF Board. Sale of alcohol is never permitted.
- No weapons, even those held by conceal weapons permit, are allowed in the facility. No smoking or fireworks are allowed. Flame candles are prohibited. Cooking fuel (sternos) for chafing dishes are allowed in designated areas (the kitchen or the utility room) only.
- At the end your event, the Home should be restored to the state in which it stood prior to the event. Tables and chairs must be returned to their original location. All food, decorations, and supplies must be removed. The BBHF is not responsible for items left in the Home.