Silver Bay engages WildernessThe Silver Bay City Council discussed a lease agreement with Wilderness Family Naturals Monday. The company remains on a month-to-month lease at the Mary MacDonald Center and has requested a decrease by two rooms for July 1.
The Silver Bay City Council discussed a lease agreement with Wilderness Family Naturals Monday. The company remains on a month-to-month lease at the Mary MacDonald Center and has requested a decrease by two rooms for July 1.
City Administrator Lana Fralich said the city responded but has not heard back on a lease for fewer rooms, which Wilderness added to the lease last year.
In January, Wilderness co-owner Annette Fischer said she is looking at options such as moving the facility to Minocqua, Wis., or having a production facility in Silver Bay and moving only the shipping and warehouse facility. Keeping the whole business in Silver Bay was also an option. She said a decision won’t be made until the summer.
Fischer said the Minocqua site has two-and-a-half times the square feet they have now and payments would be half the Silver Bay rent. It’s on a major highway and is air conditioned, she said.
Wilderness does about $3 million in sales annually. The business employs about 30 people.
Fischer did not return a phone call seeking comment.
Construction has continued for Spectrum Health’s assisted living facility in Silver Bay. It is expected to be completed around Nov. 1
If you want to live in the facility, call Spectrum Community Health at (888) 741-3013. Contact Erica Frey, personnel coordinator, at (320) 229-7559 or visit their website at www.spectrumhealthcos.com if you are interested in employment.
So much interest has been shown in the facility that Spectrum is looking at adding an additional six units. The building originally was going to have between 16 and 24 units. The facility could create at least seven full-time jobs.
The council decided to a have a proclamation ceremony for Ross Parker and Shane Billings of Silver Bay. They are going to be donned with the Eagle Scout designation. Parker worked with the U.S. Forest Service in rebuilding the surface of a high traffic hiking trail near Superior National Forest. Billings worked with Lake Superior School District and the school in Silver Bay in replacing the dilapidated bleachers for the community field.