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Manhattan Beach council sets final levy, makes yearly appointments

At its Dec. 3 meeting, minutes show the Manhattan Beach City Council set its 2014 levy at $70,000, the same as 2013.

The levy was reduced by $10,000 in 2013, as the 2012 levy was $80,000.

At the council’s Jan. 7 meeting, minutes show the council made its yearly appointments, including naming Bolton and Menk its city engineer, Mathias Justin its city accountant, Virginia Knudson its city attorney, Gerry Boe its city insurance agent, Frandsen Bank as the city’s bank and Crosslake Fire Department for city fire protection.

In other business at its January and December meetings, minutes show the council:

• Passed new planning and zoning ordinances, which can be viewed on the city’s website,

• Agreed to take Mr. Dobie to small claims court over a long-standing disagreement with the city.