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Wakefield City Council addresses chamber lease status


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WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce may need to start paying nominal rent for their location at the Wakefield Visitors’ and Information Center.

That was the conclusion of a Monday evening discussion by the Wakefield City Council.

From about mid-May to October each year, the chamber uses the visitors’ center, which is next to Sunday Lake and the public deck that features the Chippewa Indian statue known as Nee-gaw-nee-gaw-bow.

“The property is the city’s,” said City Manager Robert Brown Jr. “The building is the city’s, so we’re respon...