Owatonna Public Utilities
Meeting Room Guidelines
General Facility Use and Purpose:
The management and staff at Owatonna Public Utilities welcome you to the use of our facility. We are
happy to be able to offer an excellent meeting room while ensuring your safety and comfort. The
Morehouse Room at the Owatonna Public Utilities is available to government and non-profit
organizations only at no charge. Included with this document, you will find our contact information and
necessary paperwork in order to reserve the Morehouse Room. Use of the Morehouse Room will be
allowed during normal business hours only. No admittance before 8:00 a.m. and the room must be
vacated by 5:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday; 6:00 p.m. Thursday and 4:00
p.m. on Friday. NO
Reservations, Room Availability and Acceptability:
Any person, business, or organization requesting use of the Morehouse Room must fill out and sign the
appropriate request form, read the Waiver of Liability and General Use Guidelines, OPU Wireless
Internet Disclaimer, and Emergency Procedures.
Applicants are only approved after OPU staff has received the completed and signed paperwork and
verified room availability. Requests and paperwork must be received no later than 14 days in advance
of the event and no sooner than 90 days for scheduling purposes. The decision to accept an
application includes consideration of other utility events; security levels; first come, first serve;
compatibility with the facility and equipment; noise; and the number of occupants. Once approved,
OPU staff will notify the applicant of approval or non-approval. Groups composed of persons under the
age of 18 without adult supervision are ineligible for room usage.
Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability:
Use of the OPU Morehouse Room does not imply OPU endorsement or approval of the group, the
meeting, or the ideas presented at the meeting. No announcement, press release, flyer or other
promotion should state or imply the Owatonna Public Utilities’ endorsement or sponsorship of the event
or the organization. Such announcements, press releases, flyers or other promotions should clearly
state the sponsoring group’s name and refer to OPU only as the location of the meeting. Groups may
not use Owatonna Public Utilities’ name or address as their own address or headquarters, location, or
store their property at OPU between meetings. A copy of any publicity material shall be sent to OPU
prior to the event.
No OPU administrator, employee or agent, or its board, or a member, employee or agent thereof, shall
be held responsible for damage to property or other loss of material brought into the OPU building, nor
shall any of them be held responsible for injuries to anyone which may occur on OPU property as a
result of, or in any way connected with, the subject activity.
OPU is not responsible for injuries, accidents, lost or stolen items for individuals, groups and/or
organizations utilizing the Morehouse Room.
Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.