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. Moreover, 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 purposes of the organization, and whose programs are compatible with the overall purposes of the institutions. Preference will be given to organizations whose programs and missions relate directly to those of the Housing Authority. Indefinite on-going events will not be scheduled.
C. Under no circumstances will an organization be permitted to use ZMHA facilities which practice discrimination as defined in Article VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
D. Serving of food and beverages will be permitted only in areas permitted in accordance with each ZMHA normal operating policies. Final determination will be made by the Supervisor in consultation with ZMHA Executive Director.
E. It will be understood that agencies, groups or persons who break, damage or deface property will be held liable and repair or compensation is required. Likewise, the Authority will not be held responsible for any damage to requesting person’s personal or rented property. Additionally, ZMHA will not be held liable or responsible for accidents, or personal injury.
F. ZMHA will not provide special lighting or sound effects for events.
G. For events where large crowds will be on site for a function and in the judgement of the Supervisor, security must be provided for crowd and traffic control, a surcharge in addition to the established rental fee will be assessed.