Some unexpected water damage (the circulating pump in the boiler room quit running which caused a radiator pipe to rupture) in the Keewatin Police Department, resulted in a temporary relocation for officers. While the department is being remodeled, the officers are making the council chambers their new home until work is completed. The most recent expenditure for the remodel was approved by the council, namely, heavy duty vinyl floor covering with the low bid of $3,750 from Ross Home Center.
The yet unknown total cost of the remodeling caused the Keewatin City Council to table the bids on the library doors upgrade to the next meeting.
In other action, the council:
• Asked Attorney John Dimich to prepare an electrical franchise ordinance.
• Approved an amendment to the Wellhead Protection Plan.
• Took action to close the bridge over Welcome Creek. The county has monitored Bridge 88167 for some time and the condition of the structure continues to deteriorate. The city does not use the bridge and a concern for safety was expressed by the council.
The next regular meeting of the council will take place on March 26, 5 p.m.