The Village of

RUTLANDOHIO

Tyler M. Eblin, Mayor

CIVIC CENTER-VILLAGE HALL

Welcome

The Rutland Civic Center-Village Hall, a historical facility located in the heart of Rutland, Ohio, is situated on beautiful grounds at 337 Main Street, serves as a dual purpose Village Hall and community center. The building has more than 13,000 square feet of space and houses a full, regulation size gymnasium with seating, a stage and concession area; two public restrooms; a main lobby and common area; six administrative offices and a service-maintenance garage. The Center is owned and operated by the Village of Rutland.

Contact

Rutland Civic Center-Village Hall337 Main StreetRutland, Ohio 45775

For Building Rentals:

Delaynie Potts, Clerk-Fiscal OfficerTelephone: (740) 742 2121 Ext. 1000πŸ“§ Send an e-Mail

For Maintenance and Operations:

William Grubaugh, Jr., Street CommissionerTelephone: (740) 742 2121 Ext. 1004πŸ“§ Send an e-Mail

About, History and Commemoration

Learn more about the history and commemoration of the Civic Center-Village Hall.

About the Center

The Rutland Civic Center, a historical facility located in the heart of Rutland, Ohio, is situated on beautiful grounds at 337 Main Street. The building has more than 13,000 square feet of space and houses a full-size gymnasium with seating, a stage and concession area; two public restrooms; a main lobby and common area; six administrative offices and a service-maintenance garage. The Center is owned and operated by the Village of Rutland.

History of the Center

Construction on the building now known as the Rutland Civic Center began in 1955 and was completed in 1957. The building opened as the Rutland Gymnasium and housed athletic facilities, dressing and locker rooms, a band classroom, a concession area and offices. Under the operation of the Northwestern Local School District, Rutland High School occupied the Rutland Gymnasium until the High School closed in 1968 during the Meigs Local consolidation. Thereafter, the Rutland Gymnasium was owned and operated by the newly formed Meigs Local School District.

From 1968 until 1982, the building was utilized by Meigs Local as a community facility, rented out by various groups and organizations. In 1974, the band classroom was converted into a garage space to house the ambulance of Rutland Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The adjacent locker and dressing room was converted into office space to house the Rutland EMS Department.Β 

In 1982, the building was transferred by the Meigs Local Board of Education to the Village of Rutland in the amount of $1.00 with a warranty deed requirement of keeping the building in perpetual use as a community center and in good repair. Following the Village's acquisition of the building, rooms underwent renovations converting locker and dressing rooms into office spaces to house the administrative departments of the Village of Rutland Government, and the building earned its name, "Rutland Civic Center". The Rutland EMS Department remained in the building, and the Rutland High School Alumni Association was authorized to occupy one room in the building for storage purposes.

Today, the building continues to serve the community as a dual civic facility that houses a gymnasium for community events and gatherings as well as office spaces for Village administration.

Commemoration to the Rutland Red Devils

During the mid-to-late 1940 era and through the 1960 era, the Village of Rutland boasted itself as the home of the Rutland Red Devils, which compiled one of the best football records in southeastern Ohio under the direction of Coach James Vennari, who served as Head Football Coach from 1946 to 1962 and School Principal from 1962 to 1967 at Rutland High School. The Rutland Red Devils boasted a record of 96 wins, 26 losses and 7 ties.

Today, the legacy of the Rutland Red Devils continues through the annual banquet held by the Rutland High School Alumni Association, memorabilia display in the main lobby of the Rutland Civic Center, a crimson red and black color scheme in the Center's gymnasium and a beautiful municipal park erected in the name of Coach Vennari through an endowment from his spouse, the late Martha Vennari.

Building ReservationsFind out how you can reserve the Civic Center-Village Hall for your event.

The Rutland Civic Center may be rented for adult and youth sports, group or individual workouts and team practices as well as birthday parties, reunions, and more! To learn more about the Center's ammenities and facilities, and to book your reservation, please utilize the information provided on this page.

Amenities and Facilities


βœ” Full, Regulation Size 90' x 80' Gymnasium w/ Seating

βœ” Gymnasium Stage with Platforms

βœ” Plentiful Tables and Chairs

βœ” Concession Area

βœ” Kitchen with New Appliances

βœ” Microwave

βœ” Popcorn Machine

βœ” Refrigerator

βœ” Stovetop Oven

βœ” Public Restrooms

βœ” Free Public Wi-Fi

Parking

Parking for vehicles is available in the front of the building along Civic Center Drive. A walkway leads from the parking area to the main entrance of the building. Handicap parking can be accessed along the east facade of the building where indicated by signage, from which a walkway leads to the main entrance of the building. A portable handicap ramp is also available for use if needed.

Rates

To qualifiy as a resident or business of the Village of Rutland, the physical address of your residence or business must be located within the corporation limits of the Village of Rutland. Residents of Rutland Township are do not qualifiy for Village resident discounts. To qualify as a youth sports team, your team must be part of an organized youth sports association or league, or a public or private school district or educational organization.

Booking your Reservation

To reserve the Rutland Civic Center for your activity, program or event, please visit or call:

Village of Rutland

Office of the Village Clerk-Fiscal Officer

Delaynie Potts, Clerk-Fiscal Officer

337 Main Street

Rutland, Ohio 45775

Telephone: (740) 742 2121, Option 1

πŸ“§ Send an e-Mail

Hours: Mon., Wed., and Fri. (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

Billing and Payment

Full payment of your rental fee is required at the time of reservation if renting the building for one occurrence. If you are renting the building for multiple occurrences, you may request a payment plan to satisfy payment of your rental fees. Adherence to the payment plan is required for continued use of the building. Payments of rental fees can be made via the following options:

Building Sponsors and VolunteersLearn more about those who have contributed to the success of the Civic Center-Village Hall.

The Village of Rutland extends its appreciation to the sponsors of the Rutland Civic Center for their monetary contribution to help finance building utilities and improvements. The following list includes those who dedicated financial resources to the success of the Rutland Civic Center:

Not only have our sponsors been important to the renovation of the Rutland Civic Center, but so have our volunteers. The following list includes those who dedicated their time and assistance in maintaining and revitalizing this great, historic building:

Classes and ProgramsFind out about classes and programs offered at the Civic Center-Village Hall.

Painting with Michele Musser

The Village of Rutland is partnering with Michele Musser to provide painting classes at the Rutland Civic Center, held the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The general public is invited to enjoy Painting with Michele Musser, a Rutland Civic Center Community Series. The program fee is $35 per person, per class, with $10 of each fee paid deposited into the Rutland Civic Center Fund for building improvements, and $25 paid to Ms. Musser as an instructor's fee. Those interested in the next scheduled class may pre-register below.

Endowment ProgramLearn more about how you can financially support the Civic Center-Village Hall.

The Friends of the Rutland Civic Center Endowment Program is one of two programs, the other being the Volunteer Program, aimed at renovating, restoring and revitalizing a nearly 70 year old historic building that has served both the Village of Rutland and neighboring communities in a variety of ways. Over the years, the condition of the building has rapidly declined, primarily due to inadequate funding necessary for routine maintenance and repairs.

Today, the building stands at a pivotal moment where community support is most needed. To keep the building aliveβ€”able to serve the community conveniently, safely and efficiently, improvements are necessary now more than ever. By joining the Endowment Program, sponsors will contribute direct funding that will finance the much necessitated maintenance and renovations at Rutland Civic Center.

To learn more about the endowment program and to participate, click the links below:

πŸ“„ Friends of the Rutland Civic Center Endowment Program Policy and Information

πŸ“„ Endowment Program Annual Sponsorship Form

Rutland Civic Center Renovation PlanLearn more about renovations completed to our historic community facility.

With the construction of the Rutland Civic Center building completed in 1957, a majority of the building's assets and facilities have exceeded their life expectancy. To rejuvenate and extend the life of the structure and its facilities for decades to come, Mayor Tyler M. Eblin launched the Rutland Civic Center Renovation Plan in 2020. As of March, 2024, the Rutland Civic Center has received more than $70,000.00 in improvements, highlighted below, financed through contributions and grant funding, with the Village earmarking a local share.


Phase 1-A and Phase 1-B Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project

Project Commencement Date: March 7, 2023

Project Completion Date: Pending Completion

Project Budget: $98,000.00

Funding Sources: American Rescue Plan Act Fund, Community Development Block Grant, Rutland Civic Center Fund

The Phase 1-A and Phase 1-B Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project focused on weatherization of the building and the renovation of common areas and the building's gymnasium. Renovation work initially began in the spring of 2023 with the replacement of 26 single pane window units with energy-efficient windows, with Quality Window Systems, Inc., selected as the general contractor. Windows in all rooms of the building, excluding the gymnasium and gymnasium storage room, were replaced.

In the fall of 2023, work began in the building's common areas. Corridors received a fresh coat of paint and stair railings were sanded and repainted. The installation of new ceilings and new floor tiles in the corridors was removed from the Phase I project and will be integrated with a separate project phase. The concession room received a fresh coat of paint; ceiling repairs; cabinetry renovation with new paint and hardware; new flooring; new kitchen appliances, including a stove and refrigerator; and electrical modifications to better serve kitchen facilities. Restrooms received a fresh coat of paint to walls, ceilings and toilet partitions.

In the spring of 2024, renovations to the building's gymnasium began, with current work nearing completion. Gymnasium renovations include the application of new paint to interior walls; replacement of 1,500 square of damaged, rotted flooring; the sanding, refinishing and game line marking of the entirety of the gymnasium floor, 7,200 square feet in size; the installation of new baseboards; the deconstruction and renovation of bleachers; the installation of new scoreboards and the installation of new entry and exit doors.


Phase 1-C Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project

Project Commencement Date: Pending Funding

Project Completion Date: Pending Commencement

Project Budget: To be Determined

The Phase 1-C Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project is a continuation of the Phase I project to include the following work initially removed due to inadequate funding:


Phase 2 Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project

Project Commencement Date: Pending Funding

Project Completion Date: Pending Commencement

Project Budget: To be Determined

Renovations planned during the Phase II Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project will primarily focus on the Village's administrative offices and will tentatively include:


Phase 3 Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project

Project Commencement Date: Pending Funding

Project Completion Date: Pending Commencement

Project Budget: $347,230.00 (To be Finalized)

Renovations planned during the Phase III Rutland Civic Center Renovation Project will be the most costly and will primarily focus on the building's roofing and HVAC systems, along with continued weatherization improvements, and will tentatively include: