The city will spend $80,000 for new land for Riverview Cemetery.
The city was approached by McCook citizen John Hubert to purchase 3.9 acres of land north of Riverview Cemetery, block 3 of the Bison Addition. The price is $15,000 less than appraised value.
After adjourning from closed executive session Monday night, the council re-convened as a open meeting and unanimously approved the purchase.
Memorial Cemetery on J Street is landlocked and this purchase will give the city more land. Calvary Cemetery, adjacent to Memorial Cemetery, is owned by St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Riverview Cemetery is at West 12 and B Streets.
In other business, the council heard from McCook Police Chief Ike Brown on the upgraded mapping system for E911 calls.
The enhanced system is a tremendous improvement, Brown said, as it allows a close-up view of where calls are coming from, especially useful in rural areas.
It also allows for a map of the area to be faxed to emergency responders by a push of a button, he added.
Funds for the mapping system came from the Public Service Commission with no local funds used.
The council was also introduced to Jody Crocker, the new library director at the McCook Public Library.
Crocker has been the children's librarian at the McCook Public Library for about three years.