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Emily Council Feb. 28 special meeting

The Emily City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to discuss an issue with achieving a quorum for Planning Commission meetings. Council unanimously amended two items (17-08 and (906-1st Series) in the city’s Land Use Ordinance to allow the mayor to designate more than one councilmember to act as a voting member of the Planning Commission if necessary to constitute a quorum. The mayor would only designate a councilmember if a quorum of Planning and Zoning commission members is not achieved.

Council also approved unanimously, resolutions (17-07, 221B-1st series) to exempt from the city personnel ordinance, employees that are employed pursuant to an employment agreement with the city.

Discussion included the police chief, who is currently employed under an employment agreement. The ordinance amendment exempts an employee employed pursuant to an employment agreement from the city's personnel ordinance. There was a concern that holidays were not included in the police chief’s employment agreement. The chief is a currently a salaried position, and the  department is non-union.

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Crosslake St. Patrick’s Raffle Party

Laura Stromberg, event chair, and Crosslake Chamber Director Cindy Myogeto presented the Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Platinum Sponsor traveling plaque to Passages of Time owners Doreen and Scott Gallaway at the annual Raffle Party held Saturday, March 25 at Manhattan’s

Vicki and Todd Hanson, and Sadie Hoag of Wes Hanson Builders were presented with the Best in Float traveling plaque for the 43rd Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration and Parade at the annual Raffle Party held March 25th.

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CLC’s Verse Like Water to host former Los Angeles poet laureate on March 29th

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host former Los Angeles Poet Laureate poet Luis J. Rodriguez on Wednesday, March 29.

The first reading will be held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School at 8:45 a.m. and the second reading will be at noon in CLC's Chalberg Theatre. Both events are free and open to the public.

Rodriguez is a writer, critic and activist. He served as poet laureate of Los Angeles from 2014-16.

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Heartland Symphony to feature guest artists, conductors in March 31 concert at Pequot Lakes

Heartland Symphony Orchestra presents “Destinations” as its March 31 concert for Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pequot Lakes High School theater.

HSO, in its 40th season, is a 50- piece volunteer, non-profit musical collection of professionals and amateurs from central Minnesota.

Special guest artists and conductors, local soloists and ensembles, area youth concerto winners, and charming repertoire commentary all help to make each concert unique and entertaining.

The orchestra is under the direction of Alexander Corbett, who is also music director of the Chamber Orchestra at the University of Minnesota and former conductor of the College of St. Benedict-St. John’s University Symphony Orchestra.

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