SPRINGVILLE — The City Council has approved an agreement that will allow the Springville Chamber of Commerce to operate out of City Hall.

The city will provide the chamber with space inside the front doors of City Hall, 50 S. Main. A city employee will work both for the city and for the chamber answering phones. This gives the chamber a person eight hours each day available to answer the phone, while giving a part-time city position enough work to justify a full-time slot.

Even though the city will pay the employee, the chamber will pay the city about $800 each month to cover the wages and rental on the space. The city also will no longer make a $2,500 annual contribution to the chamber.

The contract, approved Tuesday, is only for one year and can be canceled if either party feels its portion of the compensation is not comparable with its share of the employee's work load.