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Emily City Council: June

Web posted July 29, 2014
By Kate Perkins, Northland Press Correspondent

According to meeting minutes, the Emily City Council heard an update on the manganese mine at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 10.

Char Kinzer of Crow Wing Power, which owns the land over the manganese deposit, told the council that Cooperative Mineral Resources has been meeting with an investor that wants to move forward. Fifteen more exploratory holes will be drilled, and manganese is expected to be found at 600 and 700 feet.

Most of the mineral rights for the land that will be tested are stateowned. Owner consent will be acquired as needed, and new mining techniques will be used.

Public Safety
The council heard that there were two fire calls and five first response calls. The police department reported 16 incidents.

In other business June 10, the council:
- Decided to update three office computers at a cost of $4,207.50.

- Approved a one-day on-sale temporary liquor license for the Fireman’s Relief Association

- Learned that Standard and Poor’s upgraded the city’s rating to AA-.

- Tabled a discussion on the Prinzing Cartway until the July meeting.

- Approved striping of the city hall parking lot, basketball court and downtown one hour parking spaces. The total cost is $591. The council also approved purchase of two new basketball nets and backboards.

- Heard an update from the city attorney on the Verizon contract. Rent for Verizon will be increased from $600 to $1,000 per month. The lease will be for five years with automatic renewal. Rent will increase 10 percent at lease renewal.

- Approved the 2014 road improvements plan, totalling around $550,000.

- Approved purchase of a UTV for $7,400.

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