The city of Keewatin is on the road to construct a community center for the city. As with all projects of this magnitude, it is a long road but one the committee of residents is willing to navigate. The project is in its infancy with meetings consisting of primarily discussion and idea sharing. Mayor Bill King serves as the moderator for the discussions.
The most recent meeting was held on April 29 with twelve residents in attendance and was highlighted by a report from Amalia Spagnolo, who toured the Lone Pine Town Hall with Township Supervisor Jon Korpi. Spagnolo shared the information she gathered from the tour and gave her insights from the conversation she had with Korpi. Further such visits, at other community centers, may be an option for committee members.
Some discussion time was given to the nature of the project and whether it should be solely a city project or a joint venture with a partner, such as ISD 319. Several options were voiced, recognizing further information was needed.
In order to give more visible attention to the project, it was the consensus of the committee to sponsor several fundraising events. Funds raised would be used to hire an architect who could give the project a visual expression.
The next meeting of the committee will be on June 3, 7 p.m., in the Council Chambers.