Kewanee City Council members conducted a short and workmanlike meeting at City Hall last night.
Council voted to approve the purchase of a ½ ton pickup truck from Gustafson Ford of Kewanee at a cost of $18,300. The vote was unanimous and City Manager Kip Spear noted that the Gustafson bid was the lowest from a total of five bidders.
Council also voted to direct the sale of excess property at 827 Wilson street. The City will accept bids on that property until August 12th with a minimum bid of $500. Details of the bid can be picked up at City Hall and by law, the details must also be published in the Star Courier for a minimum of three times over a three week period.
Council also approved on a 5-0 vote the resolution approving an agreement with Missman Inc. to provide surveying, design engineering and bidding services for the sewer project for the 100 block of West Church street. City Manager Spear indicated that line would run all the way to Mill street.
Council also voted to transfer a positive pressure fan from the Kewanee Fire Department to the Kewanee Community Fire Protection District. The City Fire Department has received a new fan from a grant and that made the old equipment excess which led to the transfer. A positive pressure fan is a firefighting tool that is placed in the doorway of a building that is on fire and draws air into the building as part of the firefighting effort.
And council last night also approved a request from Kewanee Hospital for their August 15th 5k road race.