Dedicated in 1996, The James D. Singer Center was named in honor of ZMHA’s former and long sitting board member James D. Singer.
James D. Singer Activity Center houses a gymnasium, recreational room (for youth and young adults), equipped with meeting areas, a kitchen and dining area (for seniors). This facility is perhaps Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (ZMHA) most used facility with recreational activities encompassing the entire community. The Activity Center is used for scheduled sports events and gatherings accessible to all residents.
For clarification in this document (1) the term Development refers to ZMHA housing locations and (2) the term Supervisor refers to the Supervisor or his/her designated representative.
Let it remain clear that all decisions regarding policy and regulation as well as any other issues regarding ZMHA Facilities and Property remain in the hands of ZMHA Executive Director and/or The Board of Commissioners.
Other facilities – to be determined upon request
The use of all facilities and/or space by all groups, internal and external, is governed by the principle of compatibility with the ZMHA mission. No activities or events may be of a character that explicitly or implicitly discriminates against, demeans or exploits any person or group, nor may they be of the nature that threatens the security, safety or health of the ZMHA Community in any way, or that poses a hazard to the environmental/ecological systems or sites.
A. It is the policy of ZMHA to make maximum use of its facilities and services for the benefit of the ZMHA Residents.
B. ZMHA will make its facilities available for use by non-authority organizations at times when these facilities are not in use by ZMHA activities, provided the proposed use and users are compatible with the overall purpose of the Authority. Preference will be given to organizations whose programs and missions relate directly to those of the Authority. Indefinite, on-going events will not be scheduled.
C. Use of these facilities by a given organization does not imply endorsement by ZMHA of the views, beliefs or purposes of the members of the organization, its mission or orientation.
D. Under no circumstances will an organization be permitted to use ZMHA facilities which practices discrimination as defined in Article VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
E. Serving of food and beverages will be permitted only in areas in accordance with ZMHA’s normal operating policies. Final determination will be made by the Supervisor in consultation with the Executive Director.
F. It will be understood that agencies, groups or persons who break, damage or deface property will be held liable and repair or compensation will be required. ZMHA will not be held responsible for any damage to requesting party’s personal or rented property. Additionally, ZMHA will not be held liable or responsible for accidents or personal injury.
G. ZMHA will not provide special lighting or sound effects for events.
H. For events where large crowds will be on site for a function, and the Supervisor determines that security is necessary for crowd and traffic control. A surcharge in addition to the established rental fee will be assessed.
I. Renters are prohibited from using any restricted areas and unauthorized equipment including the lift, thermostats, and moving the bleachers. Only tables and chairs (as assigned) are permitted to be used for events. Along with full access to the kitchen including stove, oven, refrigerator, and microwave.
J. The rental rate is $25 per hour. Renter receives one hour prior to rental time to set up and one hour after rental time to tear down and clean at no cost.
K. A $25 non-refundable booking fee is required to hold your reservation (This fee is not applied toward your rental balance). If you phone in a reservation, the booking fee is due within 3 days of the phoned in request to continue to hold your spot. If a renter fails to sign the rental agreements and pay the booking fee, the reservation is void
L. Renters must sign gym rental form, rental policy form, rental rules form, pay any balance owed, and pick up the key no later than the last business day prior to the day of the requested event. If all rental charges are not paid in full by the time stated above and or keys are not picked up the reservation is void and all monies paid are forfeited.
M. Please be aware the James D. Singer Activity Center is under video surveillance at all times.