1.    GENERAL ELIGIBILITY FOR USE                                     
The Borough of Macungie is pleased to offer meeting facilities to interested groups. 

The Macungie Institute is intended for use by the Users who have cultural, educational,

business-related or community spirited purposes.  Special consideration will be given to

citizens, non-profit organizations or groups residing in the Borough of Macungie.

The Trustees and Building Coordinator of the Macungie Institute reserve the right to limit or

reject any Users, which, in their sole discretion do not meet appropriate safety requirements

or do not promote the objectives of the Macungie Institute.

2.    FEES  (Effective January, 2017)
The Macungie Institute reserves the right to charge user fees and/or security deposits when appropriate,

in the sole judgment of the Trustees or Macungie Institute Building Coordinator. 

Fees are to be paid at least one week prior to usage date.


  • Business (any organization with paid staff) or For-Profit Individuals (i.e. Sales People):

              Conference Room or Classroom
              Full day rental             $100.00
              Half day rental            $75.00

              Auditorium *
              Full day rental             $250.00 
              Half day or evening     $175.00

              Video Projection/Sound System Usage Fee $55.00/event


              $75 fee to serve alcohol at your event (wine/champagne/craft beers/alcoholic punch)

              $45 extra fee if you want Macungie Institute staff to set up room


  • Non-Profit Organizations (i.e Girl Scout Troop) or

         Individuals holding private events (i.e. bridal shower):

               Conference Room       $50.00  (up to 12 people around oval table)
               Classroom                  $50.00  (up to 36 banquet style) - no kitchen facilities
               Auditorium*               $150.00 (up to 64 banquet style - includes kitchen & stage)

               Video Projection/Sound System Usage Fee $55.00/event


              $75 fee to serve alcohol at your event (wine/champagne/craft beers/alcoholic punch)

              $45 extra fee if you want Macungie Institute staff to set up room




* Auditorium use includes kitchen, stage, 15' screen, podium, whiteboard, markers

The building is usually available for rental anytime, seven days a week, subject to availability.
All rentals are handled by the Building Coordinator who may be contacted at (610) 966-7830.

3.   PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
The Borough of Macungie is pleased to offer meeting room facilities which are:

  • Smoke - free
  • Pet - free

and without unruly or loud behavior

All Building Users are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. 

Users who are unable to abide by these rules will be denied permission for future

use of facilities within the building.

4.   HOUSEKEEPING REQUIREMENTS
In general, Users shall leave the Macungie Institute in the same or better condition than in

which it was found.  Trash should be placed in designated trash containers and full bags

should be placed outside the Kitchen door for pick up by the Borough Crew.

5. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
Depending on User proposed activity(ies), the Trustees or Macungie Institute Building Coordinator may require proof of appropriate insurance coverage in the form of insurance certificates.  Should an insurance certificate be required, the certificate must name the Macungie Institute as a certificate holder and an additional insured.  Satisfactory evidence shall be provided by the User which indicates that insurance has been obtained and that such policies will be maintained in force throughout the period in which the use of the Macungie Institute is offered to User.

6.   INDEMNIFICATION
USER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE BOROUGH OF MACUNGIE AND THE TRUSTEES, ADMINISTRATORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, SUITS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND DEMANDS, INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL EXPENSES AND ATTORNEY'S FEES CONNECTED THEREWITH, ON ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENT(S) OR ACTIVITY(IES) CONDUCTED BY USER(S) AT THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE.

Macungie Institute General Terms and Conditions for Use & SHORT TERM USE APPLICATION FORM


THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE - General Terms and Conditions For Use:

             The Macungie Institute (“MI”) is a community center and meeting/conference facility located at 510 E. Main Street in Macungie, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The MI is owned and operated by the Borough of Macungie.

             1.         Definitions.  The MI shall mean and refer to the building, structures, grounds, equipment, and all other tangible items, which are located in, on or at the MI’s property at 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, Pennsylvania.  The term “User” or “Users” shall mean any individual, group, committee, organization or other similar assemblage of people permitted to utilize the MI.  The term “Activity” or “Activities” shall mean any cultural, educational or community spirited meeting, event, or gathering.

            2.         General Eligibility For Use.  The MI is available for rent, day and evening, every day of the week. The Coordinator’s office is typically open from 7:00 AM to 12 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or by appointment.  In addition to the programs and meetings held by the Borough of Macungie, the MI is available for Activities by Users. The MI Trustees reserve the right to preclude any Activity or limit or reject any User, which, in their sole discretion, do not meet appropriate safety requirements or do not promote the objectives of the MI.

            3.         Prohibited Activities.  The following activities shall not be conducted anywhere in, on or at the MI (except as otherwise noted):

                        a.         Smoking anywhere in the building;

                        b.         Drinking or possession of keg beer or straight hard liquor;

                        c.         Unruly, loud behavior or excessive music noise;

                        d.         Open fires;

                        e.         Riding skateboards, motor bikes, three wheelers, ATV’s or snowmobiles;

                        f.          Reckless driving of any vehicle or bicycle;

                        g.         Loitering;

                        h.         Permitting animals (except guide animals) to enter or remain in the building;

                        i.          Affixing anything to walls or outside doors with tape, glue, tacks, nails, etc. (balloons with weights work well for decorating) (please-no confetti OR glitter);

                        j.          Putting up outside signage on property grounds without prior approval from MI Building Coordinator;

                        k.         Illegal drug use or any other activities that violate Federal, State or local laws.

            All Users are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.  Users who fail to abide by the rules of the MI (i) will be asked to leave the premises and any illegal actions will be reported to the police and (ii) may be denied permission for future use of the MI.

             4.         Scheduling of Activities.  Potential Users of the MI shall contact the Coordinator at 610-966-7830 to determine feasibility for use and to schedule their proposed Activity. Potential Users may be granted permission only if User’s proposed Activities are deemed acceptable, and usage date(s) are not in conflict with other MI Policies or activities.  In consideration of usage of the MI, a duly authorized officer or representative of the User shall be given (i) a written copy of these “General Terms And Conditions For Use” (“Agreement”) to read and keep and (ii) an acknowledgement (“Acknowledgement”) for the User to indicate his/her/its/their understanding of and agreement with the terms, conditions and provisions of the Agreement.  The Acknowledgement must be signed and returned by the User prior to being permitted to engage in the Activity.  By executing the Acknowledgement, the User(s) agree to be bound by the conditions set forth therein.

            Scheduling of Activities for any User shall be done on an as needed, or first come, first served basis.  A single Activity may be scheduled as far as one year in advance.  All events at the MI will be monitored as to number of participants. The MI will not permit a group to host or sponsor a meeting without knowing how many participants will be attending.  At no time will a User be permitted to exceed the occupancy limits of the MI.  The User shall also ensure all parking for the User’s event is done in compliance with applicable regulations and in the designated areas of the MI parking lot. 
            5.         Safeguarding The Macungie Institute.  The use of the MI imposes a very real responsibility upon Users. Therefore, Users of the MI must exercise extreme care when utilizing the MI and shall be responsible for any damage, abuse, misuse, or negligence.  Each User agrees to pay for repairs or replacement costs for any damage to the MI attributable to the User’s event(s) and/or activity(ies), business or social invitees.  Before leaving the MI, Users shall:

                         a.         Turn off designated lights and electrical appliances;

                        b.         Turn the thermostat to the pre-designated temperature;

                        c.         Lock all doors;

                        d.         Return the building key to the Coordinator’s office (User will incur a fifty-dollar ($50) service charge for lost keys);

                        e.         Place all trash into designated garbage bags and place outside for pick up;

                        f.          Vacuum and mop utilized indoor areas if needed; and

                        g.         Return equipment, tables, chairs, and other furniture to their designated locations.

             In general, Users shall leave the MI in the same, or better condition in which it was found. Users may be charged a minimum clean-up fee of $50.00 or higher if the facilities are not adequately cleaned.  Housekeeping equipment (e.g., trash bags, general cleaning supplies, vacuum, etc.) is available for use.

            6.         Donations.  The MI gratefully accepts voluntary donations or monetary gifts in the form of tax-deductible donations to the MI’s “Tree of Life” Fund. Donation forms are available in the display rack next to the Tree of Life wall sculpture in the front lobby.  Contributions of $75 or more will be recognized with an engraved brass leaf on the Tree of Life.  Checks can be made payable to Macungie Borough-Tree of Life Fund, and can be mailed to 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, Pennsylvania 18062.  The donor will receive an acknowledgement of the gift.

            7.         Fees.  The MI Trustees reserve the right to charge user fees, as approved by the Borough of Macungie Council, as the Trustees deem appropriate for the use of the MI.

            8.         Insurance Requirements.  Depending on User’s proposed Activity, the MI Trustees may require appropriate insurance coverage and proof of same in the form of insurance certificates.  Should insurance be required, the User will provide an insurance certificate prior to the Activity taking place.  The insurance shall have minimum limits as follows:

                        a.         Commercial General Liability - $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate;

                        b.         Commercial Auto Liability - $1,000,000 combined single limit; and

                        c.         Workers Compensation - Statutory Limits

            The certificates of insurance must name (i) the MI and the Borough of Macungie as certificate holders and (ii) the MI, the Borough of Macungie and their trustees, officers, agents and employees as additional insureds.  The insurance shall be an “occurrence” policy and be in effect throughout the period in which the use of the MI is offered to User.

            9.         Indemnification.  USER AGREES TO AND SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE AND MACUNGIE BOROUGH, THEIR TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, SUITS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS AND DEMANDS, INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL EXPENSES AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES CONNECTED THEREWITH, ON ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, SUSTAINED BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENT(S) OR ACTIVITY(IES) OR INCIDENT(S) CONDUCTED BY AND/OR OTHERWISE INVOLVING USER(S) AND/OR ITS OR THEIR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL INVITEES AT THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE AND/OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE USER’S USE OF THE MI.

Events cancelled by renter AFTER payment is made will receive a “Credit Memo” in the amount paid which may be used for a future event at the MI with no expiration date.  Such future event shall still require review and approval as set forth herein and shall also require a new agreement in relation to the future event.

Addendum to the Macungie Institute General Terms and Conditions for Use - effective July 18, 2016
 

USE OF ALCOHOL AT THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE

 1.         The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the premises unless special permission is granted by the MI Coordinator and/or the Manager of the Borough of Macungie.    Special permission will be authorized on a case-by-case basis. 

 2.         The Macungie Institute/Borough of Macungie cannot and will not provide any alcohol, and the building user shall and will accept all responsibility if special permission is granted.

3.         The building user accepts full responsibility and liability for the use of the Macungie Institute and assumes all liability for any bodily injury or property damage that may occur either to the building user, his/her or its invitees, or to any member of his/her or its party, in, on, or about the premises of the Macungie Institute.  Furthermore, the building user agrees to indemnify and hold the Macungie Institute/Borough of Macungie, its agents,  officials, employees, successors, and assigns harmless against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, manages, costs, and expenses arising from the use of the premises by building user, his/her and its invitees and/or members.

4.         This Agreement is binding upon the successors, heirs and assigns of the parties, however, the building User may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Macungie Institute/Borough of Macungie representatives.

5.         No amendment, modification, or alteration of the terms of this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing, dated and executed by the parties.

 6.         If the building user is a corporation, association, or partnership, the person signing this Agreement on behalf of the building user herein warrants that he/she has the authority of the entity to act and sign on the behalf of the building user.                                                                                                                 

7.         If special permission is granted:


             a.  alcohol may only be served with food and done so in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations;

             b.  NO keg beer or straight hard liquor shall be permitted to be served at any event.(A list of the specific type of alcohol will be provided to the

                  MI Coordinator with the application before the event and subject to review and approval.);

             c.  any alcohol-related problems or disturbances that are not resolved to the satisfaction of the Borough of Macungie will cause the immediate

                  forfeiture of the entire security deposit;

             d. open alcoholic beverage containers are allowed in the rental room(s) only – alcohol shall not be consumed in restrooms, hallways or outside

                 of the building;

             e.   alcohol shall not be served to minors – any violation of alcohol use policies and/or the law will result in the closure of the event  and the

                   forfeiture of any and all rental fees paid and security deposits posted by the User, and shall subject the User to additional fees, fines and

                   penalties;

             f.  alcohol will not be permitted until we have received an acceptable Certificate of Insurance (COI/Insurance Binder) evidencing liability 

                 coverage for host liquor liability if you are providing alcohol.  The User’s policy shall be endorsed to include the MI, the Borough of

                 Macungie and their trustees, officers, agents and employees as additional insureds and this shall be evidenced on the COI in a manner and

                 form acceptable to the Borough of Macungie;

            g.  Please indicate on the Short Term Use Agreement application form that alcohol will be served and add $75 to your  total rental fee.

 8.         Alcohol may not and will not be sold on the premises.  Only BYOB or complimentary alcohol is permitted with the above-referenced permission from the MI Coordinator and/or the Borough Manager.  (The Borough of Macungie may consider granting an exception to this provision for specific events deemed acceptable to the Borough, subject to compliance with any and all laws and regulations governing the same and securing all required licenses and permits.)

9.         This Agreement does not permit the User(s) to violate any Federal, State or local law or regulation and User(s) shall at all times comply with and ensure User’s guests and/or invitees are complying with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the use and consumption of alcohol.

10.       If an authorized representative of the Borough of Macungie and/or the MI at any time determines the proposed event and/or an event already in progress is not in compliance with any applicable law or regulation, the Borough may terminate this agreement and require the User and User’s guests and invitees to leave the MI property immediately.

 

 

 

 

 
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MACUNGIE INSTITUTE – A COMMUNITY CENTER        SHORT TERM USE AGREEMENT

510 E. Main Street, Macungie, PA   18062   610-966-7830   mail@macungieinstitute.com

 
            THIS SHORT TERM USE AGREEMENT is made this ____ day of ____________ 20____ by and between THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE (herein after referred to as “MI”) and USER.

            NOW THEREFORE, intending to be legally bound hereby and in consideration of the Fee and the Security Deposit, the User and the MI agree that User may use the Premises during the Term for the Permitted Use.  The General Terms and Conditions for Use and Addendum thereto are incorporated herein and made a part of this Short Term Use Agreement.  Capitalized terms used herein shall be defined as follows:

 

USER NAME:  ___________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:      ____________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

EMAIL:  _________________________________________________________________________________

PHONE:  _________________________________________________________________________________

Fee:                              $______________________    Checks payable to “Borough of Macungie”

Security Deposit:          $______________________  IF REQUESTED:   (separate check) – to be returned if all is OK after event

DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE ALCOHOL AT YOUR EVENT    ___YES*        ___NO

*TYPE OF ALCOHOL:      ____WINE/CHAMPAGNE        ____ CRAFT BEER(S)       ____ PUNCH

*Extra Fee for Alcohol:   $75 – please add to rental fee listed above

Rooms to be used? ______________________________________________________________________

Date to be used?    ______________________________________________________________________

Time to be used?   __________  AM/PM        to       __________ AM/PM 

                        (Building may be used every day of the week  7 am – 11 pm)

Event Description?  _______________________________________________________________________

 

Set up Requirements:__(# of tables & chairs needed)_____________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________  (*NOTE:  if you want Macungie Institute staff to set up room with chairs/tables - please include extra fee of $45)

___   (if line is checked = be sure to pick up building key sometime the week before your event so you can

            enter building when staff is not on duty)

 

How did you hear about the MACUNGIE INSTITUTE?  ___________________________________________

 

*ACKNOWLEDGMENT

In consideration of usage of the MI, the undersigned, a duly authorized officer or representative of the User, acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF BUILDING & USE OF ALCOHOL POLICY, and hereby agrees that User shall be bound by the conditions set forth therein. USER AGREES TO PAY FOR COSTS OF ANY DAMAGES AND TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE AND MACUNGIE BOROUGH, ITS TRUSTEES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS AS PROVIDED WITHIN THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE.

 

_X________________________                  __X________________________________

User Signature  - FORM MUST BE SIGNED User Printed Name

 

__________________________________                                                                                       

User Title                                                                     User Telephone Number

__________________________________                [   ]   Check (√) here when attaching required Proof of insurance

User’s Insurance Company                                                                                coverage naming the Macungie Institute and

                                                                                                                                       Macungie Borough  a certificate holder and additional

                                                                                                                                       insured.



Mail or FAX the completed application and (if requested) insurance certificate to:
Building Coordinator
Macungie Institute
510 East Main Street
Macungie, PA 18062
FAX NUMBER (610) 966-0573

QUESTIONS:  Call the Macungie Institute Building Coordinator at (610) 966-7830.

8.   INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY - IF YOUR GROUP IS SCHEDULED TO HAVE AN EVENING MEETING AND YOU DECIDE TO CANCEL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, YOU MUST CALL THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE OFFICE (610) 966-7830 BY 2 P.M. - OTHERWISE REGULAR ROOM RENTAL FEES WILL APPLY EVEN IF YOU DO NOT USE THE ROOM THAT EVENING.

IF A SNOW EMERGENCY IS DECLARED IN THE BOROUGH OF MACUNGIE, THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE PARKING LOT IS DESIGNATED AN OPEN PARKING LOT FOR BOROUGH RESIDENTS TO GET THEIR CARS OFF SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES WITHIN THE BOROUGH.

IN EXTREME WEATHER EMERGENCIES, THE MACUNGIE INSTITUTE MAY BE DESIGNATED AN EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR BOROUGH RESIDENTS. JAN. 2005



Rental Information

Directions:

 

      The Macungie Institute is located one block east on Main Street (Route 100), Macungie from the intersection of Chestnut Street and Main Street (traffic light).

FROM THE SOUTH:

           At the intersection of Routes 100 and 29 in Upper Milford Township, travel north on Route 100,  approximately 1.73 miles The Macungie Institute will be on the left side of Main Street (Route 100), Macungie just passed Buttonwood Street.

FROM THE NORTH:

           At the intersection of Routes 100 and 222 in Trexlertown, travel south on Route 100, approximately 4.4 miles, The Macungie Institute will be on the right side of Main Street (Route 100), Macungie at Sycamore Street.   

     Parking is to the rear of the building accessible by turning onto S Sycamore Street and left onto Hickory Street.

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