Sections of City Hall may now be available for rent, but those rentals with come with restrictions.
City leaders approved a new policy for the use of city hall space for rent, during a recent council meeting. Those guidelines come after staff has received some requests to rental space in the new building.
The new policy covers the building's hours of operation, availability, the rental process and fees, the use of alcoholic beverages, drugs or gambling, nuisances, safety and security, lost and found items and also possible refunds. Deposits will be required as part of the rental process.
City Manager Robert Rice noted the rental policy is not established to make money, simply to make sure city costs are covered.
The new policy comes on the heels of recent talks by council members about potentially leasing up to 3,500 square foot of city hall. Rice has suggested the city could generate as much as $60,000 in city coffers with a five-year lease of existing vacant space within the structure.