The Caliente City Council is agreeable to renting the old fire station to an education technology company that is looking to locate in the city.
The council discussed the item during its regular meeting on October 1. Tiffany Kelly, owner of Ed10x, wants to improve and rent the city-owned building to house her business and serve as a personal residence. Ed10x seeks to promote creativity, critical thinking collaboration and communication through the use of technology in school, according to the company’s website. The company currently works with the Lincoln County School District.
Kelly would like to have a learning center on the bottom floor of the fire station. The council discussed what the rent or lease should be and the cost and responsibility of repairs needed to bring the building up to code and adding such things as a shower as well as making the living quarters and kitchen usable.
The council is on board with it as long as there is an acceptable legal document to cover both Kelly and the city. The council agreed to move forward with negotiations and selected Cody Christensen and Ken Dixon to represent the council in the process.
Other items discussed at the meeting included flooding issues. The state is looking at a report on the problems and the city is waiting to hear from state officials.