At the Feb. 24 meeting of the Keewatin City Council, officials awarded the community center bid to Max Gray Construction in the amount of $278,600. The project is to be completed in 120 days.
Engineering Consultant Ron Lafond of Stantec spoke to the council, providing an update regarding its wastewater treatment facilities talks with the city of Nashwauk and Lone Pine Township. The three government entities have entered a joint powers agreement with an eye toward the construction of a pond system. Lafond suggested that a preliminary engineering report completed by the Nashwauk city engineer would be in order. Following completion of the report, the document then could be used to secure funding. Lafond will have estimates on costs to the council by March 23.
In other business, the council:
• Tabled a decision on the PEOPLE’s contract until a later date.
• Authorized Deputy Clerk Susan Thronson and Police Chief Paul Fairbanks to attend a safety and loss control workshop in Biwabik on March 31. The cost is $20 per person.
• Authorized the Keewatin Library to send requests to the three gambling organizations within the city.
• Authorized seeking bonding funding for the city.
• Designated the community center located at 215 First Street North as the polling place for 2016.