Nila Killian’s family owned half-interest in a property that adjoins the city’s park on Main Street. She appeared at the council to donate her interest in that property to the city.
“We certainly appreciate it,” Mayor Petey Ellis said. “I’m not sure exactly what direction we’ll take with that, but it will be an asset to us.”
Members of the council recounted memories of the property when it was a functioning gas station and local children would slip off from school or practice to buy a coke or other treat at the “mall.”
Ellis said the property was one of the oldest surviving commercial properties in the city.
Another relative of the Killians still owns half ownership in the property.
In other business:
•The city will begin accepting bids on the newest portion on their sewer project this week.