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Council votes for charities to pay to use Douglas city buildings

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Douglas city council members vote to make non-profit groups pay to use city facilities for events but some city leaders want clarification on what is considered a non-profit organization.

The council voted to administer new refundable deposits and set-up fees on for-profit and not-for-profit groups.

Traditionally, charities could ask the council to waive any fees for using city facilities.

“The city manager wants to be clear about whether any groups could be exempt from the fees,” said Terrell Jacobs, Douglas City Manager. 

We would prefer the mayor and commission make that determination on what constitutes a non-profit as the request for facility use.

City council members will discuss the issue at their next meeting on September 22nd.

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