This week at the meeting of the Osage County Commissioners, a lengthy discussion brought about changes on how the County handles rental and usage of County property. The changes will come as a benefit to nonprofits and the County, specifically regarding renting the facilities and equipment at the Osage County Fairgrounds.
Several weeks ago the nonprofit organization Run for Special Needs approached the Commissioners for a donation, in the form of free use of the Clarence Brantley Arena at the fairgrounds. However, the commissioners are not legally allowed to donate the facilities for the purpose of fund raising. The Commissioners along with the nonprofit came to an agreement and the nonprofit will pay the rental fee for the arena but at a discounted rate.
The issue arose again Monday morning when Marlene Mosley from the Preservation of the Arts asked the commissioners if they could borrow or rent the tables and chairs from the fairgrounds. The County has never rented the tables and chairs to a nonprofit before and after a brief discussion the Commissioners agreed, but would need to draft a contract in order protect county assets. The Commissioners will meet again next Monday at 10am at the Osage County Courthouse in Pawhuska.