State expresses interest in renting two convention-center rooms
by Eric Snyder --
Apr 12, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Though the renovation of the Cadiz Convention Center (formerly the Mary White Building) has barely been completed, a would-be tenant has already expressed interest in leasing part of the building for $520 a month.

The Cadiz Planning Commission discussed the proposal from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts last week.

The AOC is interested in leasing two rooms, totaling 520-square-feet, while the new justice center is constructed. Chairman Manuel Brown estimated that would take at least three years.

Mayor Lyn Bailey said the arrangement would mean “good income from a good source.”

Though the commission agreed to draw-up a lease with the AOC, which they will then revisit for final approval, there was some disagreement amongst the council over who should provide janitorial services.

The AOC’s proposal reads that, “all utilities and janitorial service will be provided by the owner,” referring to the City of Cadiz.

“I don’t think we ought to clean their office,” Brown said. Commission member Susan Bryant agreed.

“I have to clean my own office and [classroom] at school,” she said, “why can’t they clean their own?”

Kerry Fowler, however — who, as Public Works Director, would oversee the upkeep of the AOC’s office — said he “didn’t think it’d be a big deal.”

Fowler also noted that the rooms in which the AOC has expressed interest run on a separate heating-and-cooling system, meaning the rooms won’t have to be kept comfortable when they aren’t being used.

The commission also met with Renaissance on Main Director Cindy Sholar to discuss a tentative event-planning guide for the convention center.

In talking with surrounding community centers about how they protect their buildings, Sholar said she was told to let clients know how proud the city is of their investment.

But as Brown put it, “the deposit is what’s going to keep it in good shape.”

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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