At the June 22 meeting of the Keewatin City Council, officials unanimously voted to buy a property located at 302 First St. North. The city will acquire the property at a cost of $20,000.
Although officials are unsure of its ultimate use, the purchase made sense because the city already owns an adjacent parcel and was able to obtain the property at a competitive price. City officials are confident the property can be put to productive use in the future.
In other business, the council:
• Raised vendor license fee from $25 to $75.
• Raised fire department pension from $1,600 to $2,000.
• Approved public utilities payroll.
• Approved getting a drill rock for the front entrance outside of the community center.