The fate of the vacant Salvation Army building is still up in the air after the Recreation and Public Property Committee met Monday night.
The city is considering leasing the first floor of the property to Vanessa and Jeff Cook, who have proposed a business called Stir Crazy Family Play Park.
The committee discussed ways utilities would be paid if the Cooks leased the first floor of the building.
Law Director Brent Howard said the Cooks proposed the expense would be based on the square footage of the building, but Howard said that may not be the proper way of doing it.
Councilman Mark Hayes said the city should pay $400 a month, which is what the city pays for utilities of the vacant building, and the Cooks would have to pay for the remaining utility costs.
"I'm just afraid the utilities is going to eat them up," said Councilman Tyler Shuff.
The committee also discussed other issues with the building including its boiler and asbestos, which would have to be taken care of before the business could open.
Council President Paul Elchert said council members must decide what to do with the building.
"There was so much negativity about that building when we met, that everybody's just shaking their heads," Elchert said.
The committee also discussed tearing down the building to make a parking lot.
Shuff said tearing the building down would be "a terrible waste of money."