The city plans to rent the space of the wellness center to companies

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by Marianne Gasaway

Clear Lake City Council will consider leasing space in its new wellness center at its meeting on Monday, October 4.

Molencamp Physical Therapy, 800 N. 8th St., hopes to expand into a larger space within the wellness center under construction owned by the Clear Lake School District and operated by the City of Clear Lake.

City administrator Scott Flory said company owner Tim Molencamp had approached wellness center manager Adam Long about renting space at the facility.

“The concept of a city-owned building leased to a private entity is not new,” said Flory, adding that spaces that can be maximized for economic return are beneficial to the city’s goal of maintaining installation in the dark. “Physiotherapy offers another unique opportunity… It meets the needs of the client already present in the wellness center. “

Creighton Schmidt, the city’s chief financial officer, discussed a draft of a wellness center lease project with city council members at their September 20 meeting. Schmidt said a draft lease for 800 square feet of space in their center was being discussed between the parties. The proposed rent for the space would be $ 1,950 per month. The cost is based on square footage, estimated utilities, and equipment usage, he explained.

Council will review the lease at its October 4 meeting and has likely set October 18 as the public hearing date for the proposal.


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