The Central Utah Health Department wants to get property west of Main Street in the northern sector of Richfield for a new building, but the city council has offered an attractive alternative - free land in the industrial park.

The council agreed to sell the health department city-owned property near the I-70 access route where an Emergency Medical Technician building is located. But members then countered with the free offer, providing certain conditions are met. One-acre lots in the industrial park have been valued at $11,167, but the price can be waived.The city's industrial park policy for free property specifies that a building with a value of at least $50,000 must be constructed within 12 months and there must be a minimum of four employees with a payroll in excess of $100,000 per year for five years.

The offer for free lots is also available to businesses which meet the requirements. If only part of the stipulations are adhered to, part of the price will be waived.