The City Council held a special meeting on October 10 to approve the purchase of property located at 800 N. Kansas. The USD 400 Smoky Valley school board also approved the purchase on the same evening at their regularly scheduled meeting. The total cost of the property that is next to the Bethany College athletic fields was $225,000. The property includes a house and 20 acres of land. Each group agreed to pay $112,500. There were no plans for development released at the meeting.