​​​​​Dover Community Center

  • INCREASE RENTALS - The cost to maintain such a large building is substantial.  Contributions and Donations are not sufficient to maintain the building. Currently rental of the building is not to its potential in  capacity or frequency -Therefore increasing rentals of the building is a primary goal.

  • REPLACE THE ROOF - There is some leaks in the roof that have been repaired in the past, but the entire roof is in need of replacing.  This is primary goal, as a roof must be maintained to prevent deterioration and damage to the building.  In addition, There is a zero insulation value over the gym area, this results in much costlier utility bills.
    Recent estimates for a complete roof replacement are  $26,500.

  • MAINTAIN/IMPROVE THE FACILITY - Adequately Insure, Repairs/Upgrades to Outdoor Restrooms, Repair Windows with Hail Damage, New Event Tables (5' round and 8' rectangle) & Chairs, Stage Curtain Repairs, Media Television for Rental Use, Painting the Rooms and Repairing Ceilings, Kitchen updates/repairs, Adding Lighting and power to the Pavillian area, Lighting the Ball Field, Update the Concession Stand,  are some ideas that have been presented.  Do you have any ideas?  We welcome your ideas!


           "Ensure the former school property remains an asset to the Dover               Community and to provide charitable, educational and community               development resources and activities for the community"

December 2017 and January 2018 Meeting -

Planning for the upcoming Chili Fundraiser was a big topic.  We have one local musician, and have contacted a couple others with no luck.  Another has been contacted and should hear back from them soon.  Arrangements regarding food, supplies and other preparations were the majority of the discussion. 

Supplies for the fundraiser and general supplies were picked up and delivered.  Publishing of flyers, advertising of the fundraiser, and website updates were made.

Rental payments were received, and new maintenance donations were received.  These dedicated donors are greatly appreciated. Recognitions were made.

We continue to weigh out how best to spend money with some difficult choices- adequately insuring the building with full coverage and liability, vs. liability only (which will cost an additional $3700 to $4600 annually), replacing the urgently needed roof (at a cost of $26,500.), yet making repairs and upgrades to many areas to  increase rental income.  Currently we are saving the money and not making any major purchase decisions. 

Building and Grounds -

Outdoor Restrooms were successfully winterized  in early December, and the doors will be boarded up to help thwart vandalism. 

Multiple broken or cracked glass windows were repaired by a contractor while the weather was still mild in December.  These were damaged from a recent hail storm and other previous storms.  Getting these repaired should certainly help keep the heating bills low.

Re-organizing to store new tables and dispose of old tables that were scraping floors continues.  We disposed of two of these bad tables, and an old copier that was no longer working, to de-clutter the office. These are going to a recycling facility.

A door to the gym is sticking, we have tried to repair it ourselves, but so far with no luck.  Our plumber we contacted has still not make it to check/repair the urinal at the men's restroom.   We are checking in with him once again.

Discussion of painting the kitchen was make, as its already been scraped to prep where paint was peeling and would be a clean fresh look for the room. This had previously been voted and approved at a prior meeting, thus may proceed with painting soon.


Goals of the Board -


The Dover Community Center Board Meets the second Wednesday of every month. Positions are voluntary and range from 3 to 6 years in term.  We have a strong tie to the Dover Community Center having family or ourselves attended this school when in operation, thus take great pride in working hard to preserve this building and keeping it viable part of our community.

Current Board Members are Ross Sage (President), Roger Sage, Kim Johnston, Rich Bassett, Lavella Buchmeier, Pam Tennison-Rindt and Travis Kraus.  In addition to the Board Members, Penny Atchison, who handles rental of the facility, regularly attends the meetings.

The Board welcomes input from the Community. If you are interested in providing input, you may contact us personally or leave a voicemail at the Dover Community Center phone at 785-256-6700.  You can also email us at p_tennison@hotmail.com, and we will get back to you.   

Who We Are

1 (785) 256-6700

P.O. BOx 244, 5928 Douglas Road, Dover, KS, 66420