Published: Sep 04, 2014 5:52 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The city of Fort Myers is looking at ways to save cash on a number of places that currently lose it.

The city council is considering bringing in private companies to oversee three attractions, the Yacht Basin, the Imaginarium and the Skatium.

The Imaginarium loses about $600,000 a year. The city wants to investigate other management options that might save money and improve service.

It wants private companies to send letters of interest in managing the businesses.

Currently city employees operate all three venues. Some are wondering what will happen to employees if any management changes were to occur. "That's 35 employees who are being told, just hold on. That's not really right. They don't know what's going on," said Yacht Basin employee Leif Lustig.

A city council member says private managers might have ideas to diversify the operations.

The city says it's premature for anyone to say the changes will happen for sure but the council is committed to exploring the options.