City of McPherson to start charging deposit on bench and bleacher rentals

By Chris Swick
July 28, 2015

The City of McPherson will soon start charging a deposit if you wish to use park benches or bleachers during your events.

City commissioners approved a $150 refundable deposit during Monday's meeting.

“The reasoning behind this is we're finding it harder and harder...people are are borrowing benches for wedding and stuff in the park that they aren't bringing back and we have to go get it,” Commissioner Bob Moore said.

Anyone who rents out park benches, bleachers or picnic tables has three days from the end of the event to return them to the Park Department to receive their deposit back in full.

The new policy goes into effect Sept. 1.