There are no crypts available in the mausoleum at Timmins Memorial Cemetery, so the city’s building a new one.

Council approved the project Tuesday night.

City clerk Steph Palmateer says only one bid was received for a 50-crypt mausoleum – half the size of the current one.  It was a few dollars under four-hundred-thousand.  But the bidder – the same company that built the first one in 2002 – said one the same size could be built for 640-thousand.

Based on interest and a waiting list of people willing to pay even before the new one’s built, councillors gave the go-ahead.